It’s family time again. The opening weekend for Spring seems to be Easter, no matter what the calendar says. What better thing to do as a family but to visit farms and heritage museums…and hunt for eggs? 

We’ve put together a list of activities you might enjoy during the Easter weekend.

Diefenbunker Museum

3929 Carp Road, Ottawa (Carp)

Saturday, March 30

  • Every 15 minutes beginning at 10 am. The last entry time is 2 pm and the museum closes at 3 pm.
  • $12 per person; children 2 and under are free.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. 
  • Parking is free.

Explore the bunker as you search for signs of spring. Decorate a butterfly or an egg at the craft station. Plant some seeds to take home with you and participate in a scavenger hunt for camouflaged eggs and flowers. (Any actual treats provided will be in goodie bags given out at the end of your visit -- nut-free, and while supplies last.)

Easter at the Billings Estate

2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa

March 30-31

  • $19.28 + tax per group. Best suited for families with children ages 4 to 7. 
  • Advanced registration is required.

Activities include decorating eggs with natural dyes, going on a scavenger hunt, joining an egg and spoon race, and visiting the petting zoo.  

Click here for the Billings Estate website.

Easter at The Log Farm

670 Cedarview Road, Ottawa

March 29April 1

Reservations are required. 

Bring your own basket to collect colourful plastic eggs scattered along the forest walking trail, then exchange the eggs for an Easter treat. Take a wagon ride to the sugar bush and visit all the farm animals especially the bunnies. There are children’s play areas, too.



Easter Egg Hunt at Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm

2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards, Ont.

March 23– 24; March 30

Each half-hour from 10 am to 1 pm

(Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your reserved time. Note: it can take up to 10 minutes to reach the Egg Hunt Office from the parking lots )

  • CA$16.59; toddlers 2 and under, free

Easter egg hunt! Ride on a tractor-drawn wagon for a ride out to the sugarbush to hunt for eggs and add them to your basket. 

Buy tickets here.

Hop into Spring at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland, Ont.

March 30

10 am–4 pm

  • $22.68 + tax per group (maximum of 6 people per group; children 2 and under are not counted toward the group total). Best suited to families with children ages 10 and under. 
  • Advance registration is required. 

Celebrate Spring with hands-on, family-friendly activities. Say hello to some baby animals with the Heritage Livestock Club of Eastern Ontario and create a seasonal craft.

Click here for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt at Valleyview Little Animal Farm

4750 Fallowfield Road, Ottawa

March 29–April 1

9:30am – 4pm

  • $14.00 tax included, all ages
  • Reservations required.

Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing a wide variety of animals and birds up close, from alpacas to zebus, goats to geese. There are puppet shows and train rides, a playground, and an old farm museum. 

Click here for more information and tickets.