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

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


• Family of two (2): $20 

• Family of three (3) $30

• Family of four (4) $40

Children 2 & Under free

• Single Adult Admission is $12.00

• Single Child Admission is $10.00

We don’t charge for parking. All day parking free

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

• “Meet & Greet” FREE tickets for PJ Masks (obtain meet & greet ticket free upon paid entry to the expo)

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

Other character Meet & Greetsfree with admission at their respective booths 

Bounce Slide free with admission

Meet the Keepers Animal Zone – Animal presentation and meet & greet with the animals – free with admission

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

Games on Truckfree 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 April 4 & 5, 2020, 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 over 125 of their favourite Ottawa-area exhibitors offering important parenting information, products and services, and kids will find presentations and demonstrations, “meet & greets” with PJ Masks, Dora the Explorer Storytime on Stage, Special Guests “meet & greets,” with their favourite princess characters, and others. Bounce slide fun, friendly-mascots to hug, Meet the Keepers Animal Discovery Zone, and main stage 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, Usborne Books reading corner, demos and much more. It’s an exciting family event where you and your children can play, learn, and explore – and it’s affordable!

MEET AND GREET SPECIAL GUESTS PJ MASKS. Note: A limited number of “Meet & Greet Tickets” are given out each day, on a first-come, first-served basis. See multiple times on the Expo website (to be announce soon). All “meet & greets,” and main stage entertainment FREE WITH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION TO THE EXPO!*

For the Parents:
• Over 125 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

  • And much more…
More information about tickets or to exhibit e-mail Peter Ausland @ peter@OttawaParentingTimes.ca or call 613-656-3430. Thank you.

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.

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