Family Fun near Downtown Ottawa

Ottawa Family FunHull Wakefield Steam Train
If you want to give your kids an experience they will not forget, have them take a ride on the Hull Wakefield Steam Train. The five-hour trip includes a two-hour stop in the historic village of Wakefield and is a lot of fun for the entire family. You will feel like you have gone back in time when you ride on this steam train.

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
Both kids and adults will have a great time at Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. This zoo houses more than 250 animals and allows you to get really close to the animals. There are hands-on presentations and feeding demonstrations that your kids will enjoy. When you are at this zoo, you will get to see all kinds of reptiles including alligators, snakes and lizards.

Midway Family Fun Park
Midway Family Fun Park is considered the most popular amusement park in Ottawa and features fun activities for the entire family. Some of the most popular activities featured at this park include mini golf, bumper cars, go-kart tracks, climbing walls and giant slides. Midway Family Fun Park is so fun that your kids will never want to leave.

Papanack Park Zoo
Papanack Park Zoo is a place you have to visit while you are in Ottawa. The zoo features every animal you can think of including lions, monkeys, hippos, seals, bears, cougars and tigers. There is even a children’s area located inside the zoo where your kids can pet and feed farm animals. Before you leave, make sure to stop at the gift shop and pick up a souvenir or two.

Dows Lake Pavilion
Dows Lake Pavilion is one of the best places in Ottawa to take your family. If you go in the summer, you can ride your bike along the trails, go canoeing or kayaking, throw a Frisbee in the grass and just admire the beauty of the lake. There are also two restaurants located inside the park that overlook the lake.

Mont Cascades Resort Water park
If you visit Ottawa in the summer, you have to go to the Mont Cascades Resort Water park. There are all sorts of fun water rides featured at this water park including Black Magic, Mammoth River, Kamikaze, Proracer, Turbo Twister and Vortex. There are also plenty of water areas for your kids to play in at this water park.