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:
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 BloomsAndBerries.com. 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
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 400 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. No matter where you go, or where you look… art will be front and center for an up close and personal experience.
Phone: (937) 224-1518
Address: Downtown Dayton, August 6th, FREE!
Whether you’re attending a nature education program, hiking on our award-winning trails, or having fun in the Nature PlayScape, summer is a great time to visit Cincinnati Nature Center! And from 5-9 pm Friday, June 10, 17, and 24, admission to Rowe Woods is FREE! Plan your trip today at www.CincyNature.org!
Phone: (513) 831-1711
Address: 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150
Swim in North America’s largest recirculating pool, play in our massive splashground with tons of interactive water features and the world’s largest erupting hydrostorm tower, race down more than 1/4 mile of water slides, create giant splashes in Cannonball Cove, and challenge each other on our massive floating obstacle course.
Phone: (513) 232-8230
Address: 6201 Kellogg Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230
Join the Y community and you’ll find connections that surprise you, friendships that sustain you, and a sense of belonging that can help you achieve more than you thought possible. Membership includes free childcare while you work out, online and on-demand fitness classes, and big savings on the best youth programs in the area. Belong to something bigger. Find your Y at MyY.org.
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
Make this summer a BLAST with the Y! Look forward to our programs like: FREE 7th & 8th Grade Memberships from June 1st-August 15th. / Safety Around Water Week (Free water safety classes) June 6th-10th / Y on the Fly (Activities and healthy snacks) at 6 locations in the Dayton area from June 6th-27th / The Strong Kids Triathlon at the YMCA at the Heights on Saturday, August 6th / Learn more at DaytonYMCA.org
Phone: (937) 223-5201
Address: Multiple Locations
Step back in time with Heritage Village Museum and explore our thirteen historic buildings from the 1800’s! Take a tour or enjoy one of our summer events such as Marching Through Time, Quilted Treasures, Free Days, Escape the Village, Period Dinner, Vintage Base Ball, and more!
Phone: (513) 563-9484
Address: 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241
Dig ‘N Play is a chic and modern indoor playland with 10,000 square feet of visually open play space! Parents can finally relax and still ensure the safety of their children! From a HUGE custom sand table, to dramatic play, to inflatables, and even a 3 story play structure, we have an option for each one of your kids!!
Phone: (513) 847-1055
Address: 9405 Cincinnati Columbus Road, West Chester, OH 45069
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
Levitt Pavilion Dayton brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience free high-caliber concerts and celebrate a shared sense of community all summer long. You can hear all types of genres of music at the Levitt Pavilion without having to invest in an expensive ticket.
Phone: (937) 281-2144
Address: 134 S. Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
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 metroparks.org/outdoor-play.
Phone: (937) 275-7275
Address: Multiple Locations
Great Parks of Hamilton County is your family’s destination for fun! Special events and educational programs are happening all summer long, including day camps, concerts, movies, and more. From trails to wet playgrounds and farm animals to a children’s garden, enjoy discovering something new in the great outdoors.
Phone: (513) 521-7275
Address: Multiple Locations
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: 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Bring your family to Greene County Parks this summer for great concerts, Movies under the Stars, hunting for prize coins, cycling on paved trails – there’s always something fun going on in Greene County! 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
Enjoy an endless Summer of Camps & Classes with complete offering of dance styles, beginner through advanced levels! Special camps for 3-6 year-olds on Wednesday evenings all Summer long. Come for one, pick your favorite 4 themes or join us for all 8 at a discounted rate. Dance with us!
Phone: (513) 232-9710
Address: 7892 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45255
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. Classes offered for children under 8 (and the grownups who love them!)
Phone: (614) 499-4133
Address: Locations in Beavercreek, Centerville and Oakwood, OH
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
We understand that your child’s early development is an important time in their lives, which is why we’ve worked hard to create an environment that can foster both educational and social success. At Crème de la Crème, we provide state-of-the-art facilities, measures to ensure safety and security, dedicated and highly trained teachers, and diverse curriculum opportunities for each and every one of our students.
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