The cooler fall air is rolling in but there are still lots of great things to do with the kids safely here in Barrhaven. When you head out, remember to follow all guidelines set out by Ottawa Public Health and Ontario Health: wear a mask, distance from those who are not from your household or circle, and wash or sanitize your hands frequently. If we all take these 3 simple precautions, we can all safely enjoy our community and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Meet Hunter! You may recognize him as our Kid Insider from earlier this year. Things have changed a little since then so we thought we would check in with him again. We spent some time with Hunter as he visited some of our great Barrhaven businesses. Here’s where we went:
Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop – 41 Marketplace Avenue
Hunter loves to get his hair cut at Tommy Gun’s here in Barrhaven! He is picky about his curls but they always do an amazing job and it’s a lot of fun!
Tommy Gun’s offers a range of services and products for one-of-a-kind guys of all ages. All precautions are being taken to keep everyone safe. This business is appointment based and only every second chair is being used to ensure distancing. To help pass the time while you get your hair cut, there are tv screens in the mirrors to catch up on the latest sports highlights or cartoons. Tommy Gun’s is an experience from start to finish so stop by and see them soon!
Boomerang Kids – 3777 Strandherd Drive
Hunter loves Boomerang Kids for the toys but his parents also love the large variety of quality gently used clothes and shoes. Hunter says that you can always find fun things and the staff are always so nice.
Boomerang Kids puts money back into families’ pockets for gently used items and provides great options for families looking for the best brands and quality clothes, shoes, books, toys, and equipment. It’s where “smart families shop”! Distancing, plexi-glass barriers, and masks make this a great place to shop!
Code Ninjas – 34 Highbury Park Drive
Like most kids his age, Hunter loves video games and Code Ninjas has given him the opportunity to start learning how to make his own.
Code Ninjas is a brand new Barrhaven business bringing coding to young children. Small class sizes, masks, extra cleaning precautions, and distancing make this a very comfortable environment as the kids use their imagination to create using Scratch, Java, Python, Minecraft and Roblox! With coding added to the new Ontario math curriculum, this is a great way to help your kids get ahead.
The Log Farm – 670 Cedarview Road
If you’re looking for a great outdoor activity this fall, Hunter highly recommends stopping by the Log Farm. He had a great time checking out and feeding the animals as well as playing throughout the farm.
The Log Farm features a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and opportunities to visit the farm Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Make sure to book a time before arriving for farm visits; this is new due to COVID to ensure smaller groups. Masks are not required outdoors, if distancing is maintained, but make sure to bring them along so that you can check out the gift shop!