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Summer Family Bucket List


Anyone else feel like they look forward to all the adventure summer brings, then every year you’re suddenly one week away from the end and looking back wondering why you didn’t do all those fun things you wanted? Not this year! We have about 6 weeks left of Summer 2023 and it’s time to start making the most of it.


We’ve compiled a Summer Family Bucket List to help your family make some memories. Save the image below, print it off, hang it on your fridge and start checking off fun!


  1. Go to a splash park - Smale Riverfront Park and Washington Park are just a couple local parks where your family can splash around and cool off for free this summer.

  2. Make S’mores - Kids always love this sweet, summer treat!

  3. Take a ride on a bike trail - Grab your bikes, skates, or scooters and head to a local trail to get active outdoors.

  4. Visit the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo - Cincinnati truly has one of the best zoos in the nation and if you haven’t visited Fiona yet, she’s sure to steal your heart and make you smile! Refer a friend to Skidaddles this summer and you can win a Cincinnati Zoo Admission Package (1 adult, 1 child) with our Summer Referral Program.

  5. Catch a movie at a Drive-in Theatre - Pack up the car and cozy up! Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Amelia, Ohio or Holiday Auto Drive In Theatre in Hamilton, Ohio are great spots to catch a new flick!

  6. Play at Coney Island / Sunlite Pool - Take a swim or enjoy some rides and full day of family fun.

  7. Catch a local game - It’s a great time to be a Cincinnati sports fan! Head to a Cincinnati Reds game or FC Cincinnati match to cheer on our local teams.

  8. Pick your own berries at a local farm - It’s hard to beat fresh, seasonal produce – especially when you get to pick it yourself. Check out Blooms and Berries in Loveland, OH or Red Barn Farm in Dry Ridge, KY as some great options for berry picking.

  9. Check out a new (to you) park or playground - Use the warm weather as an excuse to find a new park or playground for the kids to explore. If you haven’t already, try out Eden Park, Summit Park, Sawyer Point, Common Ground Park, or West Fork Playland.

  10. Take a weekend trip to camp and hike - If that’s your thing… There’s a few beautiful parks within a couple hours of a drive that are a great way to get outdoors this summer - Red River Gorge and Hocking Hills.

  11. Make homemade popsicles - Find a recipe everyone in the family will enjoy - you can even use some of the berries you picked at one of the local farms!

  12. Have a water balloon fight - Cool off with some this classic summer activity that always brings smiles and laughs. (Have you seen the reusable ones? They seem pretty neat - check them out!)

  13. Go on a scavenger hunt - Make it a nature scavenger hunt while you’re outside or plan one at home that leads to special prizes for the little ones!

  14. Go to a local county fair - Support local, check out animals, go for some rides, play carnival games.

  15. Make a tie-dye t-shirt - Get crafty!



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