Summer Fun in Southwest Ohio

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Summer Fun around Southwest Ohio:

Blooms & Berries Farm Market

Feed the animals in the area’s nicest 40 animal petting farm, Pick Blackberries or Blueberries, Eat Ice Cream, Play and Picnic! Current petting farm hours and berry picking availability details at Farm Games, Barnyard 500 Trike Track, Bee Train, and Bakery Treats available for purchase. Saturdays–Sundays also feature our Beer Garden, Food Trucks and Live Music. Tickets online only. Only 3 miles from the Bike Trail in Loveland, OH!

Phone: (513) 697-9173
Address: 9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland, OH 45140


Cincinnati Tiki Boat & Cycleboat

Let Cincinnati Tiki Boat & Cycleboat help you and your friends throw the party of the summer on the most unique boats in town! Our Tiki Boat accommodates groups of up to 16 and the Cycleboat up to 14. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks onboard.

Phone: (513) 430-1304
Address: 4601 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Cincinnati Nature Center

There’s fun for the whole family at Cincinnati Nature Center! Spend the day hiking our award-winning trails or enjoy time in the Nature PlayScape, where natural features are designed for open-ended, hands-on creative play. Summer is a great time to visit, so plan your trip today at!

Phone: (513) 831-1711
Address: 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

Charm at the Farm

This open-air vintage market is located on a 56-acre farm in quaint, Lebanon, OH. The best local artisans and shops from across the region come together exclusively at Charm at the Farm to create an exciting, outdoor shopping experience like no other only 3 weekends per year each June, August and October. Charm features rustic gifts, furniture, home décor and more, and is the perfect girls’ day out! Learn more at Follow Charm on Facebook and Instagram @charmatthefarm.

Address: 4953 Bunnell Hill Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036

Ritter’s Frozen Custard in Beavercreek

NOT ALL ICE CREAM IS CREATED EQUAL. One bite and you’ll agree—Ritter’s frozen custard is simply the creamiest, best-tasting ice cream ever to cross your palate. Ritter’s is made fresh all day, every day, using the highest-quality dairy ingredients. Also available – dairy-free superb Italian Ice!

Phone: (937) 320-0772
Address: 2531 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45434


Heritage Village Museum & Educational Center

Heritage Village Museum brings history alive! Take a tour and explore our thirteen historic buildings from the 1800’s. Meet reenactors in historical clothing during our immersive summer events such as Marching Through Time, History Alive Days, or Free Days. Enjoy fun, interactive experiences including Escape the Village Escape Rooms, Spirits by Starlight Ghost Tours, Period Dinners, Summer Camps, and Vintage Base Ball. Travel back in time this summer with a visit to Heritage Village Museum!

Phone: (513) 563-9484
Address: 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

Brady Block Parties

Gather family and friends for an evening of food, activities, art and the sounds of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in a neighborhood near you! Join us at our Brady Block Parties, free outdoor concerts taking place across Greater Cincinnati including the West End, Downtown, Price Hill, Evanston and Bond Hill.

Phone: (513) 381-3300
Address: Various Locations

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Aullwood Audubon is a 200-acre nature sanctuary and educational farm in Dayton, Ohio. Part of the National Audubon Society, it is nationally recognized for environmental programming that focuses on connecting children of all ages with the wonders of birds, nature, wildlife and bird-friendly farming. Have an adventure at Aullwood today!

Phone: (937) 890-7360
Address: 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414-1120

Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks manages 18 clean, safe parks and the 2nd Street Market, which are free to use and open year-round, in the Dayton area. MetroParks provides programs for families such as Conservation Kids, an many MetroParks include family-friendly amenities, such as nature play areas. Visit

Phone: (937) 275-7275
Address: Multiple Locations

Red, White and BOOM! with the Cincinnati Pops

The Cincinnati Pops presents Red, White & BOOM! at Riverbend Music Center on Monday, July 4th. Gather the family and celebrate Independence Day with a showcase of patriotic favorites inspired by the beauty of this land and its peoples, plus post-concert fireworks! Free lawn tickets for kids 17 and under.

Phone: (513) 381-3300
Adress: 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Greene County Parks & Trails

Bring your family to Greene County Parks & Trails for all kinds of summer fun! Concerts, car shows, crafts, and more – we have a little bit of something for people of all ages and interests in the family to enjoy! Thousands of acres. Miles of trails. It all belongs to you, right here in your own backyard!

Phone: (937) 562-6440
Address: 635 Dayton Xenia Rd., Xenia, OH 45385

EnterTRAINment Junction

Don’t miss the fun at EnterTRAINment Junction this summer! Buy both our world class attractions for one low price ! Our Do-It-All ticket includes The World’s Largest Indoor Train Display, our 5000 sq. ft. Kid’s Play Area, The American Railroading Museum, The World’s Most Complete Collection of Marbles, and Rock Star Neil Young’s touring train display. Plus, the A-Maze-N FunHouse with the region’s largest mirror maze, spinning vortex tunnel, the hilarious tilt room, the astonishing Ames Room, a claustrophobia hallway and more!! Check out our website for special promotions & other deals! And you can save $2.00 per person when you buy our Do-It-All online!

Phone: (513) 898-8000
Address: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Music Together of South Dayton

Sing, dance, play and JAM with us this summer! From babies to “big kids,” find the perfect indoor or outdoor class for your family to enjoy a safe, fun music-making experience. Enrolled families also receive a songbook and code to download our award-winning music through the Hello Everybody app. Join us for our week-long Rhythm Kids Summer Camp for our “big kids” (ages 4-8) the week of June 19-23, or one of several weekly class options offered throughout July for children 0-8 years old (and the grownups who love them!)

Phone: (614) 499-4133
Address: Locations in Beavercreek, Centerville and Oakwood, OH

Cincinnati Museum Center

Start your summer of adventure at Cincinnati Museum Center, a multi-museum complex housed in National Historic Landmark Union Terminal. Home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, the Children’s Museum and an OMNIMAX Theater, you can explore a world of dinosaurs, walk the cobblestone streets of 1850s Cincinnati and climb through the treetops or splash in Waterworks all in one trip.

Phone: (513) 287-7000
Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

The Artful Gathering

The Artful Gathering is an art studio and event space specializing in hands-on art experiences for the whole family. We host art camps and classes for kids, gift shop featuring local artists, art kits of all kinds, artisan fairs and special events.

Phone: (513) 532-1762
Address: 411 Walnut St., New Ricmond, OH 45157


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Explore over 300 acres dotted with 70 monumental outdoor sculptures, and join us for multigenerational Park programming, like our annual Fishing Derby happening June 17th. Day visits or memberships are available for a whole year of benefits including free Park admission and discounts on Art Cart rentals (yes, we have golf carts!), and much more.

Phone: (513) 868-1234
Address: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013

Snapology of West Chester

At Snapology, we understand that children are meant to learn through play. When children are actively engaged in hands-on, interactive learning activities, their creativity flourishes and they show a greater interest in school. Snapology helps your child develop a thirst for knowledge by engaging children ages 3-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. While the kids are having fun, we sneak in the educational concepts. In most cases, kids don’t realize how much they are learning!
Phone: (513) 988-7363
Various Locations: West Chester Twp, OH 45069

Wonderland Playground

Beat the summer heat at Wonderland Playground! Wonderland Playground was designed for ages 1-8 with several different play areas! A dedicated baby area, a ninja course, slides, tunnels and more! In addition to play areas, Wonderland has a nursing room, a cafe with snacks and beverages and free wi-fi.
Phone:(513) 440-6770
Address: 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255

Nakama Studio

Nakama Studio is located in the heart of Batavia, Ohio, and is a space for all ages to learn and grow. A wide variety of unique classes and camps are offered including Art, Pottery, Fiber Arts, Baking, Apothecary, Gardening, Beekeeping, Legos, Yoga with Animals, Holistic Wellness Events, Parties and so much more!
Phone:(513) 827-1299
Address: 600 Kilgore Ave., Batavia, OH 45103

Code Ninjas Green Township

Code Ninjas camps inspire kids in the exciting world of technology. Our camp curriculum helps kids build coding skills and create amazing projects. This location is locally owned/operated by two moms who are passionate about teaching kids how to create with the technology they love!
Phone:(513) 878-1338
Address: 6507 Harrison Ave., Ste. V, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Cincinnati School of Music

Cincinnati School of Music works with students of all ages and abilities. Beginners are welcome! We offer lessons on piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, violin, drums, woodwinds & more, fostering confidence and creativity in our students. Located in Olde Montgomery, Mason, & Anderson, CSM provides lessons 7 days a week!
Phone: (513) 560-9175
Address: Multiple Locations

Whitewater Valley Rail Road

With regular and special trains running April-December, you’re sure to find the perfect opportunity to visit our railroad with family and friends. Summer excursions include the Valley Flyer, Whitewater Limited, Wild West Special, Civil War Special and the Labor Day Valley Flyer.


Phone: (765) 825-2054
Address: 455 Market St. Connersville, IN 47331

Art in the City- Saturday, August 5

Art in the City is the cultural family event of the summer – and you’re invited! A celebration of the best artistic talent in Dayton, Art in the City will showcase more than 300 amateur and professional local artists. Backed by all of Dayton’s finest community arts organizations, this free event will bring art out of its stereotypical locations and make it fun and accessible to all. You’ll find demonstrations on sidewalks, live performances in public parks, and art of all kinds in non-traditional locations across downtown Dayton. Interactive stations and participatory art making is at the heart of the event, making it perfect for art lovers of all ages.

Phone: (937) 224-1518
Address: Downtown Dayton

LM&M Railroad

The LM&M Railroad offers historic train rides in Warren County Ohio departing from Historic downtown Lebanon. Passengers ride in vintage passenger cars behind a historic diesel locomotive. The LM&M Railroad offers the only family friendly train ride experience in Southwest Ohio.

Phone: (513) 933-8022
Address: 16 E South St., Lebanon, OH 45036


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