Indoor Winter Fun Guide

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Stay warm with the kids at a place where adventure runs wild!  Check out these cool activities around town.  

 

FROM THE HEART

Enjoy some special Valentine’s Day themed activities with your little one!

 

On Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m., head to the Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. Sixth St.) to celebrate the day of love with a crafts and cookies. Free for members, $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 513-345-8405 or visit contemporaryartscenter.org.

 

On Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., kids can enjoy Valentine’s Day themed stories at Barnes & Noble West Chester (9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 513-755-2258).

 

On Feb. 11 and 12 from 1 – 3 p.m., the Krohn Conservatory (1501 Eden Park Dr.) will explore chocolate with displays, demos and samples. Admission is $4 adults, $2 ages 5 – 17, and free for ages 4 and younger. Call 513-421-5707 or visit cincinnatiparks.com.

 

On Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., kids can head to Sharon Woods (11450 Lebanon Road) to make a plantable valentine that will bring color to the yard when the weather warms up. Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.

 

On Feb. 12 at 1 p.m., ages 3 – 12 are invited to make some special crafts to celebrate the big day at Woodland Mound (8250 Old Kellogg Road). Cost is $1 per craft; call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.

 

On Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., ages 5 and older are invited to the Wolff Planetarium in Burnet Woods (3400 Brooklin Dr.) for a special show all about the greatest love stories ever told in the stars. Cost is $5 and RSVP is required at 513-751-3679 or cincinnatiparks.com.

 

On Feb. 14 and 15 at 9:30 a.m., ages 2 – 5 and their parents can visit Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods (10073 Daly Road) to spend Valentine’s Day with the farm animals. Cost is $10 per child plus one free adult, and $5 for each additional adult. RSVP is required at 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

 

On Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Winton Woods (10245 Winton Road), kids can discover why we adore chocolate on this special holiday. Cost is $6 per child; RSVP to 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

 

INDOOR PLAY SPOTS

Let loose and shake off your cabin fever with these indoor play spots that let kids run free and give moms and dads a chance to chill.

 

Adventure Station at Sharon Woods

11450 Lebanon Road

513-521-7275 or greatparks.org

Open to ages 2 – 12, the playground includes ladders, tunnels, a ball pit and interactive play areas. In January, open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tue – Sat; and 12 – 4 p.m. Sun. $3 admission.

 

Bee Active Adventure Zone

1050 Cincinnati Mills Road (inside Cincinnati Mills)

513-563-2600 or beeactive.biz

Inflatable and gymnastic fun! Admission is $5 for 30 minutes, $10 unlimited play, Mon – Thu; $5 per hour per child on Fri; $5 for 30 minutes and $10 for an hour on Sat and Sun. Hours are 12 – 8 p.m. Mon; 4 – 8 p.m. Tue – Wed; 12 – 8 p.m. Thu; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri; 12 – 9 p.m. Sat; and 12 – 6 p.m. Sun.

 

Blue Cocoon’s Mommy + Me Play Café

9361 Montgomery Road, Suite G

513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com

Bring your babies and tots for a custom-designed play area where they can explore their imaginations, all while moms can enjoy some coffee or join the fun. Admission is $6 all day play for ages 12 months – 5 years; free for ages 12 months and younger and adults. Open 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon – Fri; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat; 12 – 4 p.m. Sun.

 

Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center

4244 Hamilton Ave.

513-591-2322 or theplaceforfamilies.com

Visit the play café, play porches or fenced-in yard for only $5, and be sure to learn about the many class offerings while you’re there. Family membership passes are also available. Hours are 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mon – Fri; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat.

 

Duke Energy Children’s Museum in Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave.

513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org

Go on an adventure as kids climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them, whether they check out The Woods, Kids Town, the Energy Zone, or one of the planned programs. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Sat; and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. Admission is $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 – 12, $5.50 ages 1 – 2, free ages younger than 1.

 

EnterTRAINment Junction

7379 Squire Court, West Chester

513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com

Bring your kids to Imagination Junction, a railroad-themed play area where kids can climb, slide, crawl, push buttons to “run” the trains, and even shovel coal! Train Journey tickets are $13.95 adults, $11.95 seniors, $9.95 ages 3 – 12, and free ages 2 and younger. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon – Sat; and 12 – 6 p.m. Sun.

 

Get Air Trampoline Park

7106 Office Park Dr., West Chester

513-717-1593 or getairwestchester.com

Trampolines, dodgeball, toddler time, and more good fun to be had! Prices range from $10 – $22; jump socks ($3 plus tax) are required. Hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon – Thu; 10 a.m. – midnight Fri – Sat; and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun; toddle time is 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon – Thu ($8 per child per hour).

 

Jump & Jack’s

7102 Office Park Dr., West Chester (in Liberty Towne Centre)

513-779-5867 or jumpandjacks.com

It’s open play all day, every day here! Kids can enjoy the playground, a toddler zone, and inflatables (open Friday nights and other specified times like Monday holidays). Admission is $4 crawlers through age 2, and $8 weekdays and $10 Friday nights and weekends for ages 3 and older. Free for adults! Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon – Thu; 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat; 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun; 5 – 9 p.m. Friday Fun Nights.

 

Jump!Zone Party and Play Center

5765 Constitution Dr., Florence

859-283-5867 or jumpzoneparty.com

Head to the web site for open play times and enjoy inflatables, games and more jump-y fun. Ages 23 months and younger are free with a $5 paid admission; free for adults.

 

Lazer Kraze

1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger; 859-371-5729

7082 Columbia Road, Maineville; 513-339-1030

lazerkraze.com

Laser tag, an indoor trampoline park, and an arcade … what more could a kid ask for? Head to the web site for hours of operation and mission pricing, along with special events and party info.

 

Mayerson JCC

8485 Ridge Road

513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org

With special camps, after school programs, classes and an indoor water park, the “J” is a happening spot for families with kids of all ages. Visit the web site for special events and programs.

 

Playtime USA

8120 Hamilton Ave.

513-521-3111 or itsplaytimeusa.com

Open to ages 1 – 13, this indoor spot offers fun and games, even video games for older kids, along with day care days for working parents. Open playtime is 12 – 7 p.m. Mon – Thu, 12 – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat, and 12 – 8 p.m. Sun.

 

Pogo Play Center

10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash

513-432-5593 or gopogoplay.com

Hit the sports court, engage in dramatic play, check out the toddler area, or go nuts on the giant playground! Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Wed; 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thu – Fri; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. Open jump hours are 5:30 – 8 p.m. Fri. Admission is $4 for ages 2 and younger and $10 for ages 3 and older. Play passes available.

 

Pump It Up

7724 Service Center Dr., West Chester

513-829-7867 or pumpitupparty.com/west-chester-oh/

Head to the web site for open jump times and special events where kids can enjoy some inflatable fun. Open jump admission is $8 per child, $2 for walking toddlers ages 2 and younger.

 

Recreations Outlet/Big Shots Sports Training

885 OH-28, Milford

513-831-7383 or recreationsoutlet.com or bigshotstraining.com

Head to the indoor playland to burn off extra energy, and be sure to visit the web site for Charitable Play Hours (admission is only $2 per family, up to three children, and $1 for each additional child). Recreations Outlet is also home to the NEW Big Shots Sports Training center, which offers training for the serious young athlete, as well as fun classes for tots as little as 3 years old.

 

The Red Balloon Café and Play

6200 Montgomery Road

513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com

Kids can climb, push, pull, ride and get creative in this indoor play space that’s designed for little ones to have big fun. Free for adults and ages younger than 1, $8 first child, $6 each additional child, $10 for eat + play combo, and play passes are also available. Visit the web site for hours and events, and be sure to check out the café’s and store’s offerings.

 

Run, Jump, and Play

8481 Duke Blvd., Mason

513-701-7529 or runjumpnplay.com

Play sets, trampolines, inflatables, hoops, and a toddler zone all add up to a fun day, regardless of the weather. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Thu; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Check the calendar for inflatable open play. Indoor playground admission is $7 Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and $10 Sat and Sun.

 

Scallywag Tag

5055 Glencrossing Way; 513-922-4999

491 Ohio Pike; 513-528-3696

scallywagtag.com

Go for a round of laser tag, or check out the arcade or blacklight mini-golf for an afternoon of fun. Visit the web site for hours and pricing, including daily specials.

 

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

11745 Commons Dr., Springdale

513-671-1333 or skyzone.com/springdale

Jump your way to fun (and get in a good workout too)! Jump times start every 30 minutes, and jumpers are placed near others of a similar age or size for safety. Open 4 – 8 p.m. Tue – Thu; 12 – 9 p.m. Fri; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat; and 12 – 8 p.m. Sun. Prices range from $11 – $23 per person, depending on length of jump time.

 

Splash Cincinnati Indoor Water Park

11320 Chester Road

513-841-1515 or splashcincinnati.com

Get a taste of summer with some water fun, including a special kids’ area, the raging water cavern, white water falls, adventure grove, and more. $12 for a half-day pass, or $20 for a full-day pass.

 

Totter’s Otterville

4314 Boron Dr., Latonia

859-491-1441 or tottersotterville.com

It’s a place of discovery and fun for wee ones, where kids up to age 10 can explore the ball pit and slides, or engage their creative side in the art studio. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Thu; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri – Sat; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Admission is $8.95 per child and free for adults.

 

Tri-County Mall

11700 Princeton Pike

513-346-4482 or tricountymall.com

The new children’s play area features a school bus, gas station and car wash, and a multi-level structure that features the Springdale Police Department on one side, and the Springdale Fire Department on the other.

 

The Web Extreme Entertainment

7172 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester

513-860-2882 or funattheweb.com

Laser tag, mini-bowling, mini-golf, or go-karting, it’s all here for the adventurous kiddo. Hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun – Thu; 11 a.m. – midnight, Fri – Sat. Prices range from $4 – $8, depending on activity.

 

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Multiple locations

Cincinnatiymca.org

Swimming, recreational sports, and plenty of family fun opportunities abound. Call your local branch to find out what offerings they have for your gang.

 

Zip City

10765 Reading Road (inside Sports Plus Ohio)

513-632-5261 or zipcityusa.com

Enjoy some jump time on the trampolines, go ziplining on the only indoor zipline park, or test your skills on the rock climbing wall in this huge facility that’s full of fun. Unlimited package is $21.99, visit the web site for additional package options.

 

MOMMY & ME CLASSES

New moms might be feeling a little cooped up this time of year, but don’t let the weather keep you from getting out with your little one. Check out these spots for classes just for you and Baby!

 

Bear Paddle Swim School

3099 Disney St.; 513-285-8855

9376 Mason Montgomery Road; 513-285-8855

bearpaddle.com

 

Blue Cocoon Mommy+Me Play Café

9361 Montgomery Road

513-791-10989 or bluecocoonbaby.com

 

blue manatee children’s bookstore

3054 Madison Road

513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com

 

Boone County Public Library

Multiple locations

Bcpl.org

 

Campbell County Public Library

Multiple Locations

cc-pl.org

 

Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center

4244 Hamilton Ave.

513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com

 

Cincinnati Sports Club

3950 Red Bank Road

513-527-4000 or cincinnatisportsclub.com

 

Goldfish Swim School – West Chester

7058 Ridgetop Dr.

513-857-1700 or goldfishswimschool.com

 

Hubbard Family Swim School

Inside Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road

513-530-0123 or hubbardswim.com

 

Kenton County Public Library

Multiple locations

Kentonlibrary.org

 

Kids First Sports Center

7900 E. Kemper Road

513-489-7575 or kidsfirstsports.com

 

Kindermusik

Multiple locations

Kindermusik.com

 

The Little Gym of Mason

8201 Arbor Square Dr.

513-204-1400 or thelittlegym.com/masonoh/

 

Little Songbird Music Studio

240 Main St., Florence

859-547-8765 or littlesongbirdmusic.com

 

Mayerson JCC

8485 Ridge Road

513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.com

 

Musikgarten

Multiple locations

Musikgarten.org

 

Premier Tumbling and Dance

679 Loveland Madeira Road

513-677-1240 or premiertumblinganddance.com

 

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Multiple locations

Cincinnatilibrary.org

 

The Red Balloon Play Café

6200 Montgomery Road

513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com

 

Reflexions Dance Arts

10832 Kenwood Road

513-954-8951 or reflexionsdancearts.com

 

Songs for Seeds – Cincinnati

Inside Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road

513-510-0439 or songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati

 

Tippi Toes

Locations vary

513-578-1280 or tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati

 

West Chester Academy of Music & Dance

8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester

513-829-2345 or westchesteracademy.com

 

Wyoming Fine Arts Center

322 Wyoming Ave.

513-948-1900 or musicartdance.org

 

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Multiple locations

Cincinnatiymca.org

 

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