There are lots of activities you can do in Ottawa for the Easter long weekend. Need activity ideas for your family this upcoming long weekend? Read on for a few of my family’s favourite ways to spend time together over the Easter holiday weekend.

Easter and Spring themed arts and crafts

With the weather not looking very Spring-like quite yet, arts and crafts are an ideal way to enjoy time while waiting for warmer and drier days. Every year I plan about three different Spring themed crafts for my kids to make and buy any supplies I need ahead of time. This way I am able to pull out the craft supplies whenever the weather is particularly messy or if the kids are getting bored.

Spring and Easter brings with it lots of fun themed crafts that include bunnies, flowers, chicks and more! I’ve gathered some of my favourites and new crafts I’d like to try this year on my Pinterest page. Check out my board here. If you try out any of the ideas with your children, I’d love to see a photo of their creations!

Family fun in Ottawa on the April long weekend

Many of Ottawa’s museums, farms, and other locations are offering special activities over the Easter long weekend. To keep ourselves busy we usually pick at least one outdoor event and one indoor event. Over the years we’ve hunted for eggs, petted baby chicks, and snuggled lots of baby bunnies.

Check out this blog post here that has some great local ideas for family fun over the long weekend. I know there are a couple of ‘must dos’ on my family’s list, will your family be checking out any of them?

Capturing the memories of your long weekend together

Celebrating Easter with your family brings lots of opportunities for capturing memories together and for adorable photos of your children. The long weekend is one of my family’s favourite times of year and many pages of our photo books are devoted to Easter activities.

I’ve learned a lot about photographing my own children during holidays over the last 17 years of parenthood. For ideas and tips to photograph your children over the Easter long weekend, check out my blog post here.