Outdoor Activities

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Sunday, September 20

Virtua, Cincinnati

Take a bike ride around Cincinnati for a good cause! 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile virtual rides are non-competitive and fun. 100% of rider-raised dollars go directly to cancer research and care in Cincinnati. 

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

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Blooms & Berries , Loveland

There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through corn and straw mazes, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, meet petting zoo friends, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!     

RSVP $ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

To honor those who protect and serve the community, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be offering FREE admission to all active fire and police personnel as well as active and retired members of the military. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Ohio Renaissance Festival , Harveysburg

Explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme: Sep 5 – 7, Opening Weekend Sep 12 – 13, Fantasy Weekend Sep 19 – 20, Pirates Weekend Sep 26 – 27, Highland Weekend  Oct 3 – 4, Time… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Country Pumpkins Farm, Dry Ridge

Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, a pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!  

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Monday, September 21

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Nisbet Park , Loveland

Children ages 1 -4 will love being able to sing, dance and enjoy music outside during this fun library class. 

Categories: Classes, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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Corryville Branch , Cincinnati

Little ones will love time spent outside in Corryville Library’s great outdoor green space; there will be stories read and songs sang- lots of fun for the littles. 

Categories: Classes, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

Thursday, January 1

California Woods Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Spend Fridays in October exploring California Woods; each week will be a new adventure on the trails and in the creeks while hearing stories and even meeting a few animal friends. 

RSVP Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Playgroups Ages: All ages

Monday, September 21

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Greenhills Branch Library , Cincinnati

Get some fresh air and hear a new story! Kiddos will enjoy stories, songs and other activities while building early literacy skills. Masks required, distancing will be observed. Program takes place in the gazebo across the street from the library.  

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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Symmes Township Branch , Loveland

Venture to the library’s patio to build early childhood literacy (safely!) through books, songs and activities.

RSVP Categories: Classes, Library Events, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Kids got a case of cabin fever? This class is the cure. Children will receive a “Hike for your Health” passport and tackle a 1.5 hour hike during each session; by the end of the series, kids will have triumphantly completed 10 trails and hiked over 15 miles of terrain! 

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Tuesday, September 22

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Boone County Arboretum , Union

Volunteers looking to get their hands dirty can join Arboretum Staff every Tuesday (April through October) to help “dig in the dirt” and maintain the plant collection.

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: All ages

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LaBoiteaux Woods, Cincinnati

Catch a breath of fresh air! This 6 week nature based class will had toddlers playing games, hearing stories and even meeting animal ambassadors. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages:

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Sharonville Branch , Cincinnati

Gather safely outside with library friends to hear stories, sings songs and do activities. Caregivers are required to wear masks, social distancing will be observed; storytime is weather permitting. 

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Delhi Township Branch , Cincinnati

Join Miss Katy and Miss Rose on the front lawn for stories, music and more! Weather permitting; chairs and blankets encouraged. 

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Kids in grades 1 – 6 can join together in small groups to embark on after-school nature adventures. Guided by passionate hike leaders, children will experience the joys of nature which support their minds, body and mental wellness. Choose from Tuesday OR Thursday sessions. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Wednesday, September 23

Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Come adventure with the Cincy Nature Center as we explore many of the habitats in Rowe Woods and search for creatures along the way! See who’s hiding under the pond’s surface, take a closer look at life in the field, or roll logs in the forest to see what lies beneath. Fresh air, hiking, games,… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Nisbet Park , Loveland

This storytime, recommended for children ages 3 – 6 years old, will build early children’s literacy through stories, music and activities. 

$$$ Categories: Classes, Library Events, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

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Sharonville Branch , Cincinnati

Get moving and shaking! These outdoor storytimes will have kiddos 1 – 4 enjoying music, movement and fun. 

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Music, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Madisonville Branch , Cincinnati

Join the library for an outside, physically distanced storytime. Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy and social emotional skills. Recommended for ages 0 – 6, masks required for adults. 

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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