Join us at Ottawa’s largest Parent & Child Expo in April!

April 16 & 17, 2016 at Nepean Sportsplex

Dora&Diego_01Meet & Greet Dora the Explorer and Diego on stage!

Meet, hug and say “Hola” to Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego on the Expo stage. There will be multiple Dora & Diego appearances, with morning and afternoon times on Saturday and Sunday (check closer to the Expo dates for the full schedule and updates). A limited number of tickets to go on stage with Dora or Diego will be distributed daily, free with price of admission to the Expo, on a first come, first served basis!

Note: Dora and Diego is a meet-and-greet, not a musical stage show.
Dora the Explorer and Diego ©Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

triple-troubleTriple Trouble live on stage

Ottawa’s Triple Trouble are the Mullan sisters: Michaela, 18, Molly, 15, and Marley, 14, and music is their passion!

They are accomplished musicians, featuring fiddle, piano, cello and step dancing in their energetic shows. The sisters use their talents to support children’s charities, including the Children’s Wish Foundation and CHEO. The girls love to fiddle, and have played at Almonte Celtfest, Ottawa Folk Festival, local fairs, Ottawa City Hall and the House of Commons, as well as private and corporate functions. You’ll often see them dancing in shows with Ottawa Valley favourite Gail Gavan. The girls have been successful in many competitions across Canada and the United States.

jojoMusique et spectacles d’animation en chansons pour enfants de JoJo

Jojo, lauréate de la catégorie meilleure album jeune public au Gala des prix Trille Or, vous invite dans son joyeux monde de chansons. Jojo vous propose des chansons originales sur une musique rythmée, des textes captivants teintés de fantaisie et d’humour imprégnés de messages positifs. Gratuit avec l’admission à l’Ottawa Parent & Child Expo.

starrStarr Gymnastics & Fitness ‘Try-It’ Zone

The Starr Gymnastics & Fitness “Try It Zone” will have top Starr coaches ready to assist kids with various gymnastics challenges, including balancing, tumbling, jumping and fitness.

And for parents, Starr personnel will be available to answer your questions about Starr Gymnastics programs from new babies to teens.

Kids, come join us for some gymnastics fun, and parents, we invite you to check out why we are Ottawa’s best choice for family fitness.

And if you ask them nicely, the Starr coaches may just walk on their hands for you, or show off a flip or two!

mini-pop-kidsMini Pop Kids

Mini Pop Kids is the multi-million-selling, children’s chart-topping album series from K-tel.

Since relaunching in 2004, Mini Pop Kids continues a successful tradition of entertaining and celebrating kids
being kids with its “family friendly Mini Pop style.” Packed with high positive energy, the Mini Pop Kids brand is about encouraging and empowering kids to be confident and shoot for their dreams, with clean versions of current pop songs the entire family can enjoy. It’s music for kids to sing and dance to, and enjoy with friends and family.

Enjoy watching Mini Pop Kids live on stage, free with admission to the Ottawa Parent & Child Expo.

ian-quickDiscover the Magic of Ian Quick, Ottawa’s premiere birthday service, is proud to present “Ian Quick.” Come take part in our fun-filled magic show where a few lucky audience members get to come up on stage and play the magician’s assistant with resident magician, Ian Quick. It’s loaded with thrills, laughs unbelievable surprises.

It’s a blast for the whole family! Ian Quick has been delighting audiences as a magician and balloon twister since 1992. Calling on his decades of experience, he founded, offering the best in specialty birthday entertainment, including Magic shows, Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, Super Hero parties,
Bouncy rentals and so much more. …where the FUN begins! Free with admission to the Expo. Ne manquez pas cette expérience magique, humouristique et idéale pour toute la famille. La magie vous attend!

princess-partyGlass Slipper Princess Parties Magical Tea Parties!

Glass Slipper Princess Parties is proudly hosting magical Tea Parties at the Ottawa Parent & Child Expo! Enjoy High Tea in with beautiful Princesses creating memories to last forever. Through story, song and many special moments, we will make your little princess’ dreams come true! Free with the price of admission.

vex-iqDrive a VEX IQ Robot from ProBots Ottawa!

Parents and their children will be able to experience the thrill of driving a VEX IQ robot around the VEX playing field.

The robot is one that the students participating in ProBots Camps will construct, program and use to solve various tasks. Free with admission to the Expo.