Summer Fun in Southwest Ohio

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out these ideas for Summer Fun in Southwest Ohio from our advertising partners!

Summer Fun around Southwest Ohio:

Blooms & Berries Farm Market

Feed the animals in the area’s nicest 40 animal petting farm, Pick Seasonal Strawberries, 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

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

Aglamesis Brothers

Aglamesis Brothers is an iconic Cincinnati maker of small-batch gourmet chocolates and premium ice creams founded in 1908 and overseen by master confectioners. Its nostalgic ice cream parlor, candy kitchen and ice cream plant are family-owned and operated, situated in Oakley Square with a second location in Montgomery, Ohio.

Address: 3046 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209
9899 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

Historic Southwest Ohio – Heritage Village Museum & Educational Center

Heritage Village Museum brings history to life! Tour thirteen historic buildings and meet interpreters in period clothing at events like On Freedom’s Doorstep and Pioneer Days. Enjoy interactive fun with Escape Rooms, Summer Camps, and Vintage Base Ball Matches. Travel back in time this summer at Heritage Village Museum!

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

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

EnterTRAINment Junction

Experience EnterTRAINment Junction ! With the world’s largest indoor train display, the area’s only old time funhouse, it’s fun for all ages, a must-see destination. Explore history, marvel at intricate layouts, and enjoy interactive exhibits. Don’t miss this unique adventure that promises memories for a lifetime!

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

Dayton Art Institute

Connect childhood wonder and curiosity at the Dayton Art Institute! We offer a variety of classes, workshops and programs for families, children and youth. Join in on studio classes, family programs and Art Camps! Now open: Criss-Cross: Creative Connections at The Lange Family Experiencenter, where you can enjoy an interactive art gallery for all ages! Exhibitions are designed to inspire exploration, collaboration, enhance family learning and provide a social experience in a relaxed museum setting. Open Wednesdays-Sundays.

Phone: (937) 223-4ART (4278)
Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405

Magic Land

Explore our vibrant indoor play space for kids 0-7! Featuring our human claw machine; interactive play structures and more!

Phone: (513) 900-0689
Address: 10501 New Haven Rd, Suite E and F., Harrison, OH 45030


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 15th. 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) 868-8336
Address: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013

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, North Avondale and Woodlawn/Lincoln Heights.

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

Red, White & BOOM! with the Cincinnati Pops

The Cincinnati Pops presents Red, White & BOOM! at Riverbend Music Center on Thursday, 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
Address: 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Cincinnati Youth Choir’s SINGABRATION Choral Camp

All singers in grades 3-9 (Fall 2024 grade) are invited to Cincinnati Youth Choir’s SINGABRATION Choral Camp. Your child will experience fun, interactive sessions with highly qualified instructors to develop skills in vocal artistry, choral movement, and musicianship.

Address: 290 CCM Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market

Charm at the Farm is an open-air shopping event in Lebanon, held one weekend only each June, August and October. Find boho chic home décor and unique giftable goods from Charm’s eclectic mix of more than 100 small business vendors. Enjoy a whimsical outdoor atmosphere, food, and drinks while shopping Charm’s exclusive selection of vintage and handmade items, repurposed furniture, jewelry, clothing and more. It’s the perfect ladies’ day out!

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

Downtown Dayton’s Art in the City

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

Olentangy Caverns & Olentangy Rock & Gem Shop

Explore a kid-friendly cave. Mine for gems. Crack your own geode at our Rock & Gem Shop. Hunt for treasure in the maze. Play on our REAL fire truck. Enjoy a round of mini-golf. And visit Columbus’s largest petting zoo. Located 10 minutes from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Phone: (740) 548-7917
Address: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015

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

MetroParks of Butler County

MetroParks is Butler County’s largest greenspace provider, with nearly 5,000 acres and 15 parks and regional trails to explore! Get outside and enjoy our playgrounds, creeks and trails or join us for family fun at the Big Backyard Nature Bash, Nature Explorers, Fun on the Farm and much more.

Phone: (513) 867-5835
Address: Multiple locations

Gotta Dance Studios

Enjoy an endless Summer of Camps & Classes with complete offering of dance styles, beginner through advanced levels! Special camps for 3-8 year-olds on Wednesday evenings all Summer long. Come for one, pick your favorite 3 themes or join us for all 6 at a discount. Come dance with us!

Phone: (513) 232-9710
Address: 7892 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255

Star Glazers

Paint pottery at YOUR location! We turn any space into a paint-your-own-pottery studio. We bring all of the supplies needed, then we take the pieces to our facility to glaze/fire and return them to you upon completion! Great for summer fun, birthdays, camps and more. Call to reserve your date!

Phone: (513) 474-6364

Music Together of South Dayton

Sing, dance, and JAM as a musical family this summer! Join us this July for an indoor or outdoor class for children 0-8 years old and their grownups. Enroll in a full semester, or mix-and-match individual drop-in classes! Families also receive a songbook, CD, and access to resources on the Music Together App.

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

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

Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Summer Reading: June 1 – July 31. Kids and teens can earn prizes for reading! Stop by a CHPL library location to get started with a: Summer challenge sheet, Book to keep and Cincinnati Reds game voucher (while supplies last).

Phone: (513) 369-6900
Address: All 41 Library Locations!


Cincy STEM Lab

Looking for an engaging and educational way to keep your kids busy this summer? Look no further! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Summer STEM classes along with our traditional summer camps designed for young, curious minds. These programs offer hands-on experiences in science, tech, engineering, art, and math. From cooking classes to drones, there’s something for everyone. Locally family owned and operated we’ve made it our mission to develop the next generation of Scientists and Engineers! Come join our STEM Fam.

Phone: (513) 857-3366
Address: 11223 Cornell Park Dr., Blue Ash, OH 45242

Cincinnati School of Music

Cincinnati School of Music provides comprehensive music education for ages 3 and up. With lessons offered 7 days a week in piano, voice, guitar, drums, and more, students develop confidence and creative self-expression from an outstanding faculty. Located in Olde Montgomery, Mason, and Anderson with off-street parking available.

Phone: (513) 560-9175
Address: Locations in Montgomery, Mason and Anderson

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, and many MetroParks include family-friendly amenities, such as nature play areas. Visit

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

Aullwood Audubon

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

Kids First Sports Center

Experience a thrilling summer at Camp-A-Palooza at Kids First Sports Center. Kids First is the country’s largest children’s activity center, offering exceptional instruction in gymnastics, swimming, ninja, and more! Explore over an acre of outdoor fun with a rock climbing wall, giant Slip-n-Slide, horticultural station, and more! Weekly field trips round out the camper experience!

Phone: (513) 489-7575
Address: 7900 E Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45259

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