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12 May, 2016

A visit to Lansdowne Park

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

We’ve been trying to focus more on Doing Things As A Family, which was easier said than done over the winter. Well, the weather is better now (er, sort of) so it was time to get off the couch and press the pause button on Netflix. Literally.

Sidebar: the girls are older now, and much more independent. It’s easy to assume that they don’t want to hang out with us – they have so much on the go – but they do still enjoy a family outing. (!) I am pleased and surprised and I hope that it lasts.

Last week we decided to catch the Jungle Book at Lansdowne Park. We’ve been through the area a couple of times as a family, but dropping by in the middle of winter isn’t quite the same as seeing it when it’s alive with people. And it really was alive! We arrived early with plenty of time to wander. I was surprised to see patios were packed with people, the playground full of families young and old, and kids of all ages on the skateboard ramps or just hanging around.

Lansdowne park skateboard and scootering

Lansdowne Park

The sun was setting so we made our way back to the theatre, where we played a four-person game of Pac-Man (I lost)…

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… and the girls did a virtual high-speed tour of Spain on a motorcycle:

At the arcade

As for the movie? It was great. I definitely recommend Jungle Book and I am actually looking forward to seeing it again. And Lansdowne? I feel like this is a place I can get used to again.


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June 1st, 2016 at 5:54 am

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