Summer in the City - With Kids!

Summer in the City - With Kids!

Tuesday July 4th, 2017

Summer's here once again and cheers of "School's out" have tunred to jeers of "what are we going to do today?"  Never fear Wellington West parents - we've got some great suggestions of things to do. So, while you ponder how to amuse your children this summer - be sure to take a look at all that Wellington West, has to offer!

Do your kids love to run circles around you?  Why not harness that energy for a community based fun-run! The annual Cyclelogik Hintonburg 5k and 1k is still open for registration, with the races to be run this Sunday, July 9. And did we mention that there will be cake?  Sign up the whole family today!


Kids from age five to 11 can enjoy one of the many camps offered by Beehive Studios, Ottawa's premier location for creative kids,  including: Mixed Media Art, Food Trucks and Foody Art, Art Buffet and Photography Stories!  Clear the fridge door – there’s going to be  a lot of great works of art coming home soon! For more details click here:

The City of Ottawa has a number of great camps offered in the area at facilities such as the Hintonburg Community Centre, Fisher Park Community Centre and the Tom Brown Arena.  For the science lovers, Fisher Park has the Animal Plant camp - Learn about animals and bugs with special guests, excursions along with games and activities. There's also basketball and fencing if you want to get more energized! Over at the Tom Brown Arena, improve your hockey skills with week-long day camps! At the Hintonburg Community Centre there are week-long day camps to fit your child's style - Fun Friends and Adventure, Camp Ottawa Energy!

The Urban Element offers two great culinary camps for budding chefs, be sure to reserve your spot early – they tend to fill up fast! Culinary camps cater to those as young as 8 and as old as 15.  Some feature straight cooking, while others include a gardening element.  Check them out here!


Hintonburg Pottery offers kids courses and camps all summer long!  Classes are pro-rated if your child joins late.  No experience is necessary and camps are for a range of ages from 6 and up! Participants learn about handbuilding, sculpting and move up to the wheel. Learn more by visiting:


Have a high energy kid who needs to be creative too?  Then you should take a look at the Flava Factory – with classes for every style you’re sure to find something for you! Then special for summer the Flava Facotry is offering street dancing intensive Plus the two week camp culminates in a performance at the Houe of PainT hip hop festival - so be sure to let your friends know it's happening!

Between the splash pads, wading pools, parks, sports fields, community centres and cycling trails - there's always something to do in Wellington West. So grab your family and get out and enjoy the summer!