Join the fun at KIDSFEST Ottawa (#giveaway)


This in-between seasons time can be tough for parents and kids alike – we all need to get out of the house and find something fun to do, but the weather is not cooperating for that here in Ottawa and at the end of the winter, it can feel like you’ve already exhausted all of your old stand-bys. Lucky for us, next weekend (April 2 & 3) is KIDSFEST Ottawa!

This is the 16th year of KIDSFEST Ottawa, which is running on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both days, at the Ernst & Young Centre (located at 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, near the airport). Somehow we’ve never been before, but my whole family is looking forward to spending a day there next weekend! There are so many things to see and do:

  • Performances from Mini TFO, Eccentric Adam and his amazing Dino Project, Fred Penner and Junkyard Symphony
  • Interactive and educational exhibits by Ottawa’s famous Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • U of O Engineering and Maker Faire Ottawa hands-on learning
  • Awesome Star Wars characters courtesy 501st Legion Capital City Garrison – you KNOW this is going to be a highlight for my family!
  • Favourite super heroes courtesy League of Super Heroes
  • Games To Go mobile video game theatre
  • Live demos on the Inspiration Stage and Demonstration Stage
  • Giant inflatables and fun games
  • More than 70 exhibitors in education, retail, health and fun
  • Charity raffle in support of Roger’s House (Ottawa Senators Foundation)

Ticket prices are as follows and are valid for one day:

  • Adults: $14 – save $3 off the cost of a KIDSFEST Adult Ticket by using the code BABYBRAIN when you order online!
  • Children aged 4-17: $8
  • Children aged three and under: Free
  • Seniors: $11
  • Family pass (2 adults and 2 children): $38

You can buy tickets in advance online or at the door. Parking is $8 and you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drinks (such a welcome change from many events where they only want you to purchase food from their vendors!) but there will also be food available to purchase inside. There is also plenty of space for strollers. With so many things to see and do, prepare to spend most of your day having fun at KIDSFEST Ottawa!


One lucky reader will win a KIDSFEST Ottawa Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children)!


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16 Comments on Join the fun at KIDSFEST Ottawa (#giveaway)

  1. Cara
    March 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM (1 year ago)

    Looking forward to Kidfest. Woo hoo Fred Penner!

  2. Michelle
    March 25, 2016 at 1:51 PM (1 year ago)

    This sounds like fun!

  3. Laurie
    March 25, 2016 at 2:38 PM (1 year ago)

    We’d love to see Fred Penner at Kidfest!! We’ve never been but it sounds awesome!

  4. Candace
    March 25, 2016 at 3:54 PM (1 year ago)

    We have never been either. Looks like fun!

  5. lynne m
    March 25, 2016 at 3:59 PM (1 year ago)

    we have never been, so we look forward to all of it :)

  6. Melissa Finn
    March 25, 2016 at 6:09 PM (1 year ago)

    We are looking forward to Fred Penner & the Super Heroes! Looks like such a fun time! Thanks so much for the chance.

  7. Jaclyn Mercer
    March 26, 2016 at 9:26 AM (1 year ago)

    I think my kids will most enjoy the mini TFO performances!

  8. Stephanie
    March 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM (1 year ago)

    Would love to see Fred Penner

  9. Nicky
    March 26, 2016 at 1:23 PM (1 year ago)

    reptile zoo!

  10. Kristal
    March 26, 2016 at 8:54 PM (1 year ago)

    Never Been, looking forward to all the performances!

  11. lynn clayton
    March 26, 2016 at 9:36 PM (1 year ago)


  12. Lisa bolduc
    March 26, 2016 at 10:01 PM (1 year ago)

    Seriously I feel like saying who cares that’s it’s called kids fest..this mama wants to see raffi…. Fred Penner. Brings back all my old childhood memories

  13. Renee
    March 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM (1 year ago)

    My kids loved mini tfo last year and love watching then on tv.

  14. melissa
    March 28, 2016 at 7:55 PM (1 year ago)

    Looking forward to mini tfo – my kids love them!

  15. Nicole B
    March 29, 2016 at 9:20 AM (1 year ago)

    The star wars characters. My 5 year old has discovered star wars and would love them!

  16. Ligia
    March 30, 2016 at 6:14 PM (1 year ago)

    Can’t wait! My kids are so excited, they love the TFO team! :)


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