Funhaven is an entertainment centre for all ages. We want younger children to enjoy playing just as much as older ones, so we recently added something special just for them. Comfyland is a unique, education-oriented toddlers' play area specifically for children aged 1 to 5.
Designed by a leading architect of children’s play structures, its maze-like shape has three areas to keep little minds and hands busy while mom relaxes. The Senses Corner, the Music Corner and the Cognitive Corner expose your little ones to age-appropriate activities in a dynamic and safe environment.
You can sit back and watch from the comfort of one of the nearby leather armchairs, or join in the fun as your toddler tries their hand at the percussion board, checks out the surprise cupboard, matches shapes on the picture board or watches short educational programs on the video pod.
Come in soon and see it for yourself!
From Dave's desk
It’s been more than a year, in fact, since we started our newsletter signups, right about the time we first opened our doors. That opening was the result of more than five years of researching, planning, building and bringing together the right team to create a world-class entertainment attraction, right here in Ottawa.
Since opening, we've been running at full tilt – honing our guest experience, improving our services, broadening our offerings, and contributing to the communities we serve. And while we always try to plan for every contingency, something new always comes up as we challenge ourselves to deliver on our mission of bringing more joy into the world. So we hope you'll understand that the newsletter took a back seat while we were getting our ducks in a row.
It's been a fantastic first year and we have our amazing guests and staff to thank for that. Now that we’ve finally had a chance to collect our breath (and our thoughts), we are going to commit to sending out newsletters on a regular basis.
It’s a modest proposal to start: four issues in the first year. We’ve got a bunch of topics we’re going to cover, some every issue, and others as the need arises. We want to keep you informed about all the programs and attractions we have coming up, as well as what we're doing in the community. And as a guest-centric organization, we also want to hear from you and understand what you'd like to see in future issues. I encourage you to take the survey survey and tell us a little bit more about yourself and what you’d be interested in reading about in the newsletters to come.
Enjoy the first newsletter, and thanks for putting the ‘Fun’ in Funhaven!
Funhaven Prime Entertainment Inc.
At Funhaven, we are in the business of making memories. And few memories are more important than ones made on your birthday. After all, you only turn 7 (or 57) once!
We know how important it is to get that special day just right – for everyone involved. So in this first newsletter we wanted to let you peek behind the curtains to see the lengths our Party Experts go to make everything perfect.
We start by making sure the guest of honour is at the centre of every decision made, both before and during the party. When parents call to find out information or book a date, we take some time to learn more about the birthday child's likes and dislikes so we can tailor the experience to them. We get back in touch a week before the party to confirm everything so our Party Experts can be certain everything is perfect.
On the big day, we ask the birthday boy or girl to come in 15 minutes before their guests. This gives them time to get comfortable and bond with their Funhaven host. We also take this opportunity to re-confirm the party details and make any last-minute adjustments – maybe two more kids are coming and Mom didn’t have time to make loot bags - whatever the requirements, our Party Experts can help!
During the party itself, the guest of honour always gets to go first at any activity, gets to choose what to do next, and can decide who gets to be the special helper if one is required.
And while the person with the birthday is king or queen for the day, their parents have the luxury of watching it all unfold. The Party Experts are there to make it a special day for the parents too, who are not expected to lift a finger.
Contact us today to find out how our Party Experts can add some magic to your next birthday celebration.
Coming Soon to Funhaven
Summer 2013, Funhaven
Your kids already love being at Funhaven throughout the year – our camps will give your family even more reasons to enjoy visiting us in the summer.
We know finding a way to keep your children active and stimulated all summer long can be tough, so we’ve developed a great line-up of week-long camps designed to keep them engaged and entertained.
Rest assured this doesn’t mean setting the campers loose to play with the simulators or laser tag all day. We wanted, as much as possible, to replicate the experience of an overnight camp and the life-long friendships and memories they create. This starts with our counsellors, who are all highly motivated – and trained – to make sure their campers have the time of their lives.
Next, we make sure the campers bond with both the counsellors and one-another with a variety of small and large group activities that promote inclusion and friendship.
Our camp lineup includes Funatics camp, for the campers that just like to have fun. Funatics has a little something for everyone and runs all summer. While our specialty camps run for specific weeks. There’s the Off Leash Camp (partnering with the Ottawa Humane Society) for the animal lovers, the Get Cooking camps (collaborating with the PC Cooking School) for the chefs-to-be, our Fearlessly Go camp for the adventurous and Presto Chango for the magicians in training. Every camper also gets to enjoy the Funhaven attractions too!
New camps are starting every week, with programs available for kids aged 4 to 12. Early drop off and late pick up times as well as lunches are available. Learn more about how Funhaven can enrich your camper’s summer by calling 613-828-4386 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Did you know we won 2012 " Best New Company of the Year" from Ottawa Tourism?
- We hosted the CHEO Healthy Kids Awards on March 21st? Take a look at our photo gallery
- We were nominated for “Best New Family Entertainment Centre - North America”
- Our Chills for CHEO’s Crypt of Torment raised $80,000 in 2012
- We hosted a private Candlelighters party – learn more about this worthy cause.
- Enrollment in the amazing Funhaven VIP membership is still open. See the benefits of joining the Funhaven VIP Club.