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Outdoor Activities

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Monday, May 27

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EnterTrainment Junction

Chugga chugga, choo choo! Chug on over to EnterTRAINment Junction to enjoy two popular outdoor train rides opening for the summer, the hand-cranked locomotives and the family train ride (weather permitting). Plus, visitors purchasing a special Do-It-All ticket through June 23 will get a free admission ticket to Coney Island’s classic rides. 

$$ Categories: Exhibits, Living History, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Lake Isabella Boathouse , Loveland

Can your kiddo catch the fish that weighs in closest to the mystery weight? Every kid who catches a fish receives a trophy, and prizes will be rewarded to the kids who come closest to the mystery weight in each age group. For children 15 and under, accompanied by an adult. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

Bring the family to meet the Zoo’s newest family members, the zoo babies. Six-foot-tall stork statues will lead visitors to adorable baby animals throughout the zoo. Zoo members and adventure ticket holders can enter the grounds one hour early, at 9 a.m.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, May 31

Cotswold Visitor Center, Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

Take a two-mile hike along the Wetland Loop Trail to learn about nature’s fireworks- fireflies. 

Categories: Fitness, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, June 1

, Bethel

Beast of the East Fork is an amazing way to kick off another beautiful Cincinnati summer.  This 3.2 mile obstacle course twists through the woods and along the water of East Fork State Park; it is designed to give everyone an unforgettable experience.  Whether you love mud runs or are just looking for a fun… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Fitness, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Middleton-Mills Park

The whole family is going to fall in love with fishing- hook, line and sinker! Head to the park to start a family tradition with “Fish Free in Kentucky” weekend; KCP & R will have everything needed for a fun day of fishing including the rods, reels, hooks, bobbers and baits. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

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Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

With flitting fairies and dazzling dragons, the garden is full of magic and allure! Discover a world of enchantment where nature tells the stories and children’s imaginations soar. Daily programs vary; programs offered all June long Tue – Sat at 10:45 a.m. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Splish splash in the creek and discover fossils, critters and more. A limited number of nets will be available; be sure to wear closed-toed shoes for the best creekin’ time. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

See the Zoo in a new light… at dark; enjoy a night hike through the zoo with the family. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Miami Whitewater Forest , Harrison

Bring the family to kick back and relax or get up and dance! Wild Rice Musical Revue will be taking the stage at the Harbor to perform eclectic rock, pop, dance, R & B, funk soul, oldies and country music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair; refreshments available for purchase. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Harbin Park Shelter A , Fairfield

Can you see in the dark? Probably better than you think! Explore Harbin Park with MetroParks at night time by doing fun activities and discovering nocturnal critters. Please bring a flashlight with a narrow beam (rather than a wide beam) as this will help when looking for nocturnal critters.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, June 2

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Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati

Browse local food, flowers and more while enjoying live music with the family; this weekly event runs on Sundays through October 27. 

Categories: Exhibits, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Camp Livingston, Bennington

Sponsored by the Mayerson JCC, PJ Library, Camp at the J, the Jewish Federation and Camp Livingston! Families are invited to Camp Livingston for a day of fun featuring ropes courses, swimming and pool games, gaga and more! Don’t miss the chance to meet new friends, reunite with old ones and join families from across… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods location, Milford

Learn the tricks and trades of how to lure earthworms out of hiding; everyone who finds a worm will win a prize to take home. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, All ages

Winton Woods Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Experiment with the wind during this wonderful day- can wind make a kite fly? or make a boat sail? can it make a pinwheel spin? Learn lots of facts about how people use wind every day and make some cool crafts along the way. 

$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: All ages

Monday, June 3

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Celebrate summer June 3 – 6 with fun on the lawn. There will be sunny weather games, crafts, chalk and sprinklers (weather permitting). 

Categories: Dance, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Tuesday, June 4

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods location, Milford

Join the Nature Center for a unique, outdoor storytime in the Nature PlayScape. The will be super fun finger plays, songs and nature – themed books. Each week is a new nature topic.

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

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Doe Run Lake , Covington

Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) and Thaxton’s Canoe and NKY Bass Busters Club are once again offering a four-night series of Tuesday night bass fishing events at Doe Run Lake to let you feel like a pro! You can enter one or all four of the events and it may pay off for you… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Wednesday, June 5

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Winton Woods Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Make a pony pretty and learn how to care for them, too. Participants will be able to brush and decorate a real pony’s mane with bows, braids and beads. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Middleton - Mills Park

Kids will love this MOOsical production presented by Mr. Cowpie the sing – a – long cow and friends. Come early for a pre – show program by the Kenton County Public Library, then stick around after the show ends for Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy’s post – show program.  Lunch will be provided by the Kenton… Read more »

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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