Beat the Heat: Our Top 5 Indoor Activity Spots for the Kids

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This summer has certainly been one of the steamiest, so we don’t blame you for wanting to spend some time indoors. The tricky thing is finding some good spots where the kids can still get some of their never-ending pent up energy out, so we did the hard part for you. Here are five of our favorite local activity spots for those hot, sticky or even rainy days!

1. Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Ranked in the nation’s Top 10 Children’s Museums, Duke Energy is split into eight different themed and educational play areas for kids to climb, play and learn. The museum is open for kids of all ages, but it is also equipped with two play areas designed especially for those in pre-k and younger.
https://www.cincymuseum.org/childrensmuseum
Admission: $10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 – 12, $5.50 ages 1-2; free ages 2 and younger.
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214
513-287-7000

2. EnterTRAINment Junction
Equipped with the world’s largest indoor train display, a railroading museum, and an extensive children’s play area and funhouse, EnterTRAINment was voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center!
https://entertrainmentjunction.com/
Admission: $13.95 adults; $11.95 seniors; $9.95 ages 3-12; free ages 2 and younger. Admission to the Funhouse is sold separately at $9.95 each.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun Noon – 6 p.m.
7379 Squire Ct, West Chester, OH 45069
513-898-8000

3. Rockin’ Jump The Ultimate Trampoline Park – Cincinnati
Known as one of America’s most popular recreation and fitness destinations, Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, The Ultimate Trampoline Park is an indoor trampoline park where kids can jump into pools of foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, and perform their best flips and turns. This venue also hosts activities for groups and birthday parties.
https://rockinjump.com/cincinnati/
Admission: Done in terms of Jump Time – 60 minutes for $16.00; 90 minutes for $19.00; 120 minutes for $22.00. Parent & Me Jump Time $12 for one parent and one child.
Hours:
Rockin’ Tots Time: Mon – Sat  8 – 10 a.m.
Open Jump for Everyone: Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun Noon – 8 p.m.
Rockin’ Fridays and Saturdays 8 – 10 p.m.
8350 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239
513-373-4260

4. Totter’s Otterville
This venue is a little more low-key and geared toward children ages 10 and under. Otterville is full of different play areas that provide you and your child the opportunity for interactive learning. The venue is open to a variety of groups such as camps, church groups and classes and birthday parties!
https://www.tottersotterville.com/
Admission: $8.95 ages 1 and older, free for adults
Hours: Mon – Wed 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri and Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4314 Boron Drive, Covington, KY 41015
859-491-1441

5. Pump It Up!
Pump It Up! is one of the most popular indoor inflatable play parks for kids. They are known for their fantastic birthday parties and group events. Their venue is super family-friendly and great for younger kids. They even have inflatables for the little tots in your life!
Admission: $8.00, $2.00 ages 2 and younger, free for parents
Open Jump Hours vary, so check the event calendar on their website for the most accurate times.
https://www.pumpitupparty.com/
7724 Service Center Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
513-829-7867

Kaitlyn Hildenbrand is a 22 year old senior at Queens College in Flushing, New York. She will be graduating in the Fall of 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and a minor in Comparative Literature. Kaitlyn was born and raised on Long Island, but loves traveling and is looking forward to exploring that passion further once she graduates. Her dream is to eventually publish her own series of novels based on her traveling experiences.

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