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Top Local Adventures For Families in NKY & Greater Cincinnati

As the spring season arrives, the search for adventure begins! Although planning activities and trips can provide excitement and creativity to a child’s life, it can be a struggle to find variety. But don't worry, we’ve provided a list of exciting activities perfect for all occasions!

Makino Park- Mason, OH: Looking for a free spot in Mason for children of all ages? Seek out the butterfly structure at Makino park! Each “wing” of the butterfly has four separate playgrounds made for each age group. Included are climbing areas, various swings, kid-safe ziplines, and plenty of gross motor activities to keep your children busy! Still not convinced? Soccer fans can enjoy the mini FC Cincinnati replica field perfect for recreational play!

The inclusive park is open from dusk till dawn and was specifically designed by professionals and therapists aiming to create accessible areas for children of all needs!

Walton Park- Walton, KY: Need a space to play without feeling too crowded? Check out Walton Park! The 30 acre space includes playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, hiking trails, and a dog park! The family friendly area has plenty of space to explore and is a great opportunity to get the family dog active as well!

Wonderland Playground- Hamilton County, OH: Poor weather? No worries! Plan a visit to the Wonderland Playground perfect for ages 1-10. From soft play to ninja courses, the center is an explorative escape for children to run, jump, slide, and climb in a protected environment! With a scheduled reservation, children can enjoy a two hour play window for $16. Children under one are free when accompanied by a paid sibling!

We Rock The Spectrum- Erlanger, KY and Cincinnati, OH: With locations near both Florence and Mason, We Rock The Spectrum offers open gyms and activities geared towards providing sensory exploration! The inclusive gym is a great space for your high energy kiddos and children on the spectrum in need of a safe place to roam. Book a one time reservation for $14 or look into their packages and memberships designed to give families flexibility to return at an affordable rate!

The Children's Museum and the Cincinnati Zoo: One of the best aspects of living in the Greater-Cincinnati area is the renowned establishments of the Children’s Museum and the Cincinnati zoo! Both locations offer multiple, engaging learning programs and provide children with a variety of opportunities to find their interests! Tickets for one time admission range from $5.00 to $25.00, memberships and packages are available as well!

Museum Amenities: STEAM activities, Kids’ Town, Little Sprouts Farm, The Woods Playground, Cincinnati History Exhibit, OMNIMAX Theatre

Zoo Activities: 30 animal exhibits, kid-friendly exploration train, playgrounds, hourly in-person encounters and chats

Newport Aquarium- Newport, KY: Dive into the immersive world of the sea at the Newport Aquarium. Pet some animals at Shark Central, head through the enclosed water tunnel to be one with the sea or embark across the 75ft shark bridge! The 17 exhibits are available by reservation between $20-$40.

Need More Ideas?- Below are a few more options! Here’s to an endless adventure for you and your family!

Jump: Sky Zone- Florence, KY and Defy- Cincinnati, OH

Arcade, Bowling, Mini Golf: World of Golf- (Florence, KY) Main Event- (West Chester, OH) Dave and Busters (Florence, KY and Springdale, OH) Strike and Spare- (Erlanger, KY)

Miscellaneous: Entertrainment Junction- (West Chester, OH) Parky’s Farm (petting zoo) (Winton Woods- Cincinnati, OH) Kings Island (Mason, OH)

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