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26 Mar, 2014

An after-dinner peek inside Ottawa’s Funhaven

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Fishbowl patrons

As some of you already know, we are big fans of Funhaven here at Casa Fishbowl. Not just because they’re a Fishbowl patron, but it truly is a fun day out with your kids… or night, as we discovered.

We decided to add a little friend to our party and drop by after dinner on Monday night. It was a good call. This time of day was clearly the domain of slightly older kids, couples on dates (yes, really!) and us. The best thing? We had the whole laser tag arena to ourselves. We played a high stakes game of Boy Vs. Girls. It was decreed that the winning team would win a frozen yogurt from the self-serve yogurt bar.

Here are the players, suited up, armed, and ready to go:


To summarize: Mark lost. :)

After the frozen yogurt we wandered around and checked out a few of our favourite things:

Funhaven air hockey

Basketball at Funhaven

Dance dance, at Funhaven

Biker chic, at Funhaven. Daddy looks worried.

Ski ball, is one of my faves.

High tech skipping. No rope!

This is why it takes forever to get home... ticket redemption!!

For awhile, the girls roamed around while Mark and I sat in the eating area with a pile of kettle chips (this was my treat instead of the FroYo)…

Kettle chips. They were too good. ack.

.. and while we munched we talked about how much we loved every stage of their growing up, and that this one has been particularly awesome and memorable. I guess it’s all what we make of it, right?

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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