Family Fun

Carolina Beach: Let’s Go Camping!

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W hen we told the kids we were going camping, they jumped up and down with excitement. When we mentioned it would be on the beach, they started squealing. Camping and going to the beach are two of their most favorite things to do. That’s why we anticipated a great family vacation in Wilmington, N.C.,… Read more »

Why Day Camp?

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Why Day Camp? By Marla Coleman  Children learn life skills that become habits of the heart. Another mother wrote that the family was on a ski trip. The son got to the top of a steep hill and started to panic. The mom said, “What would you do if you were at camp?” and he… Read more »

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Season Lineup is Here!

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati recently announced their 2017 – 2018 season line-up, and it’s loaded with fantastic productions!  From a boy that won’t grow up to a magical nanny, the Taft Theatre will be home to Peter Pan JR. in October, Cinderella in December, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure in February 2018, and Mary Poppins… Read more »

Sweet Traditions: Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Kids

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Here are some great ideas from our editors and writers to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little ones! In spite of the fact that we’re both adults, my mom and I still put together Valentine’s Day bags for each other that are loaded with goodies. While my bag is probably easy to compile, because I… Read more »

A Valentine’s Escape Plan for Parents

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We had less than ten minutes left to solve the crime. We dashed around the room, raising lanterns to see the suspects. “Who did it?” “Where’s the guy with the mustache?” “No, not that one. It’s not him.”   We made our desperate search at the Cincinnati Escape Room during our “221B Baker Street” adventure…. Read more »

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… Read more »

Summer Camps for the Preschool Set

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Summer camps for preschoolers are catching on — check it out! Or, if you’re looking for something really different, join forces with friends to create a summer co-op camp for your kids — it’s fun and trés affordable!   Big Shots TrainingCenter bigshotstraining.com Preschoolers can enjoy 90 minutes of basketball, soccer and free play as… Read more »

What’s Hot at Local Camps!

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There’s a ton to explore when it comes to summer camps, and we’ve got the skinny on local top-notch programs that will satisfy kids of all personalities. Read on to find out what’s new this year, and make plans to visit our free SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Blue Ash… Read more »

2017 Winter Fun Guide

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DOWNHILL SKIING, BOARDING AND TUBING The Beach Mountain 2590 Waterpark Dr., Mason 513-398-7946 or thebeachmountain.com Snow tubing is the perfect winter activity for kids of all ages. Whether you want to slide down the 400-foot runs, or let the tots sled and play in the kids’ area, the Beach Mountain has something for everyone, including… Read more »

KALIGHTOSCOPE & MORE IN LOUISVILLE

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Over the river and down the Interstate lies a Christmas attraction the Travel Channel calls “over the top.”  New this year, Louisville’s Galt House unveils Kalightoscope: 12 Days of Christmas (christmasatthegalthouse.com).  Children and adults enter the world of the classic song, brought to life by more than 200 luminaries formed through the ancient Chinese art… Read more »

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