Outdoor Activities

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Thursday, July 2

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Kings Island, Kings Mills

Spend a fun filled day at Kings Island with the whole family; kids will love the award-winning Planet Snoopy while thrill seekers are sure to have a screaming good time on rides like Banshee and Beast. Be sure to top off the perfect theme park adventure with a ride on the brand new Mega Coaster,… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Drop by the Nature Playscape to get to know the creatures that call the great outdoors home; feel the wiggling of worms or even see small salamander toes while making crafts, exploring and playing together. 

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

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Hollywood Drive-In Theatre , Cincinnati

College Hill CURC will be continuing their popular Hollywood Drive-In Theatre for the remainder of summer. Parking begins at 8:15 p.m. and films start at dark, around 9:15 p.m.    July 2, Shrek July 3, Ma July 4, Independence Day July 5, The Day After Tomorrow July 6, The Devil Wears Prada   July 9,… Read more »

$$ Categories: Films, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, July 4

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Lake Isabella Boathouse , Loveland

Spend Independence Day together while fishing! Each child who catches a fish receives a trophy; prizes will be awarded to children 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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Marmalade Lily, Loveland

Wednesdays and Saturdays, bring a vase from home and get ready to create beautiful floral arrangements; Marmalade Lily will have clippers and baskets on hand as well as gorgeous u-pick flowers like zinnias (.50  each) and huge hydrangeas ($4 each).  *Senior and immunocompromised guests may visit half an hour early (6 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m…. Read more »

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Monday, July 6

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Hit the trails at night; enjoy the full moon in all of it’s glory, natural history lessons and special readings. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Tuesday, July 7

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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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Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods location, Milford

Join the Nature Center for a unique, outdoor storytime in the Nature PlayScape. There will be super fun finger plays, songs and nature – themed books. 

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

Wednesday, July 8

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Pyramid Hill, Hamilton

Sign up kiddos ages 5 – 12 for some super fun summer programming at Pyramid Hill! Each program has a different theme ranging from arts and crafts, nature, animals and more. Workshops have a cap of 30 children, so be sure to call and register ASAP. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Art, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Fort Thomas Farmers' Market, Fort Thomas

Gather the family and pick up fresh fruits,  veggies and unique wares from friendly local farmers. Family shopping welcome. One entry, one exit market. Please use hand sanitizer upon entry and use social distancing while shopping.

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

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Burnet Woods Bandstand, Cincinnati

Join the Clifton Cultural Arts Center as they welcome the popular Wednesdays in the Woods concert series back to Burnet Woods Bandstand! Each concert features a different local performer and sweet and savory food truck vendors, so round up the family for a fun free concert every Wednesday in July. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, July 11

Cincinnati Parks, Cincinnati

Decorate a lantern before launching it into the water; this event is a great way to spread positivity and create lasting memories, together. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Stonelick State Park , Pleasant Plain

If the skies are clear, venture just far enough away from the city lights to see beautiful starlit skies, planets, galaxies and more at Ohio’s Stonelick State Park.  At the Friends of the Observatory’s Dark Sky Viewing Site, amateurs are welcome to ask questions, learn more about the fascinating world of astronomy and to bring… Read more »

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

Sunday, July 12

Kings Island , Kings Mills

Head to Kings Island website, fast, to register for General Public daily tickets! Enjoy Planet Snoopy, ride beloved classics like the Beast and don’t miss out on brand new Mega Coaster, Orion! Many safety protocols are in place to insure guest safety at this time including: online reservation system, touchless temperature check upon arrival, increased… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, July 14

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Children can spend the morning getting inspired by nature and creating a beautiful craft to take home. 

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

Thursday, July 16

Grove Event Center Park, Cincinnati

Bring a blanket and snacks for this fun, family movie night; tonight’s featured film follows Larry Daley as he embarks on a new job as a night security guard at a museum… where everything comes to life! Families can reserve their 8’ x 8’ circle to enjoy the film while also social distancing. Seating begins… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Films, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, July 18

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Choose a pre – harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a customized hiking stick. Then use hand tools to cut, smooth and work the stick. Finally, add embellishments like brass tacks, and add a leather lanyard. 

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

Sunday, July 19

Miami Whitewater, Harrison

Catch the mystery fish! Prizes will be awarded in three age groups to each child who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery weight. Every child who catches a fish will receives a trophy. Any species can be weighed; live bait is permitted. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, July 23

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Fort Liberty Playland

Drop in for some fun family art making with Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

Categories: Art, Crafts, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Heritage Village Museum, Sharonville

Families can view beautiful quilts from the collection as they are on display throughout the village; there will also be quilting and textile demonstrations. 

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

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