Expo Details

Ottawa’s Largest Parent and Child Expo returns

to Ottawa’s Nepean Sportsplex!

Food, drinks and coffee are available onsite at the Nepean Sportsplex canteen or bring your own.
Sign up to the Parenting Times newsletter @ www.OttawaParentingTimes.ca to receive expo updates.

Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Free all day parking 

Free parent show bag for families (one per family), while quantities last

Meet & Greet FREE tickets for Bluey™ & Bingo. Obtain your meet & greet ticket free upon paid entry to the expo, first-come, first-served, while quantities last.

Powerful Princess Parties Princess Meet & Greets free with admission, takes place at their booth

Bounce Slide free with admission

Meet the Keepers Animal Rescue Centre Animal presentation onstage Saturday and Sundayfree with admission

• All play, learn, and discvovery zones and try-it zonesfree with admission

Games4u Gaming Booth – free with admission

Usborne Books Reading Zone free with admission


Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine is thrilled to present the Ottawa Parent & Child Expo for Ottawa area families. On October 14 & 15, 2023, gather the kids and head to the family-friendly Nepean Sportsplex (use Entrance 4 at rear parking lot) for a weekend of family fun and information. Parents will find their favourite Ottawa-area exhibitors offering important parenting information, products and services. Kids will find presentations and demonstrations, “meet & greets” with Bluey™ & Bingo, Princesses from BirthdayPartyMagic.ca, Storyteller Laurie storytime. Bounce slide fun, friendly-mascots to hug, Meet the Keepers Animal Rescue Centre mainstage presentations, and a variety of other activities that focus on fun, learning, being healthy & active. Check the – soon to be announced – full timetable on the Expo website for all other times and details. The fun includes: demonstrations and try-it zones, play, learn, discovery, and “meet & greet” zones, face-painting, arts & crafts activities, an Usborne Books reading corner, demos and more. It’s an exciting family event where your children can play, learn, and explore – and it’s affordable!

Food, drinks and coffee are available onsite at the Nepean Sportsplex canteen or bring your own.
Sign up to the Parenting Times newsletter @ www.OttawaParentingTimes.ca to receive expo updates.

For the Parents:
• Ottawa exhibitors, including:
• New products, shopping and gifts
• Parent and child fitness
• Local education options including; school boards, private schools, French immersion, and tutoring options for your child
• Talk with Ottawa teachers and administrators from Ottawa’s school boards and independent schools
• Family health & wellness, and lots of fun!
• Summer camp registration options, child care choices, sport & music registration options for your child
• Questions? Talk with local parenting experts

Nursing station and baby change room onsite


More information about tickets or to exhibit email Peter Ausland @ peter@OttawaParentingTimes.ca or call 613-656-3430. Thank you.

Entrance 4 – Rear Parking Lot. Free parking all day.


1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 1W2

(Corner of West Hunt Club and Woodroffe Avenue)

 FREE PARKING at front and rear of building

Directions to the Nepean Sportsplex:

Nepean Sportsplex – Location map

From Highway 417:
Take the Woodroffe exit and turn south. Proceed south about 3 km. The Sportsplex is just past West Hunt Club Rd. intersection on the left (east side).

From Highway 416:
From Highway 416 (heading north from Hwy 401) Exit at West Hunt Club Rd. At the stop sign turn right onto Cedarview Rd. (south). Take the first left turn (east) onto West Hunt Club. Proceed east to Woodroffe Ave., turn right (south), the Sportsplex is immediately on the left (east side).

OC Transpo:
Bus #95 Fallowfield or #95 Nepean South

Visit OC Transpo for schedule information.

Whether you’re a parent or child there’s something for everyone!

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