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July 22, 2024

Indoor Winter Fun Guide

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



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

Open to ages 2 – 12, the playground includes ladders, tunnels, a ball pit and interactive play areas.


Blue Cocoon’s Mommy + Me Play Café

9361 Montgomery Road, Suite G

513-791-1089 or

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.



EnterTRAINment Junction

7379 Squire Court, West Chester

513-898-8000 or

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!


Get Air Trampoline Park

7106 Office Park Dr., West Chester

513-717-1593 or

Trampolines, dodgeball, toddler time, and more good fun to be had!


Jump & Jack’s

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

513-779-5867 or

It’s open play all day, every day here! Kids can enjoy the playground, a toddler zone, and inflatables.


Jump!Zone Party and Play Center

5765 Constitution Dr., Florence

859-283-5867 or

Head to the web site for open play times and enjoy inflatables, games and more jump-y fun.


Lazer Kraze

1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger; 859-371-5729

7082 Columbia Road, Maineville; 513-339-1030

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

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

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.


Pogo Play Center

10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash

513-432-5593 or

Hit the sports court, engage in dramatic play, check out the toddler area, or go nuts on the giant playground!


Pump It Up

7724 Service Center Dr., West Chester

513-829-7867 or

Head to the web site for open jump times and special events where kids can enjoy some inflatable fun.


Recreations Outlet/Big Shots Sports Training

885 OH-28, Milford

513-831-7383 or or

Head to the indoor playland to burn off extra energy, and be sure to visit the web site for Charitable Play Hours. Recreations Outlet is also home to 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

Kids can climb, push, pull, ride and get creative in this indoor play space that’s designed for little ones to have big fun. 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

5897 Pfeiffer Road

513-701-7529 or

Play sets, trampolines, inflatables, hoops, and a toddler zone all add up to a fun day, regardless of the weather.


Scallywag Tag

5055 Glencrossing Way; 513-922-4999

491 Ohio Pike; 513-528-3696

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

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.


Splash Cincinnati Indoor Water Park

11320 Chester Road

513-841-1515 or

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.


Totter’s Otterville

4314 Boron Dr., Latonia

859-491-1441 or

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.


Tri-County Mall

11700 Princeton Pike

513-346-4482 or

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

Laser tag, mini-bowling, mini-golf, or go-karting, it’s all here for the adventurous kiddo.


YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Multiple locations

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

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.



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


Blue Cocoon Mommy+Me Play Café

9361 Montgomery Road

513-791-10989 or


blue manatee children’s bookstore

3054 Madison Road

513-731-2665 or


Boone County Public Library

Multiple locations


Campbell County Public Library

Multiple Locations



Cincinnati Sports Club

3950 Red Bank Road

513-527-4000 or


Goldfish Swim School – West Chester

7058 Ridgetop Dr.

513-857-1700 or


Hubbard Family Swim School

Inside Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road

513-530-0123 or


Kenton County Public Library

Multiple locations


Kids First Sports Center

7900 E. Kemper Road

513-489-7575 or



Multiple locations


The Little Gym of Mason

8201 Arbor Square Dr.

513-204-1400 or



Mayerson JCC

8485 Ridge Road

513-761-7500 or



Multiple locations


Premier Tumbling and Dance

679 Loveland Madeira Road

513-677-1240 or


Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Multiple locations


The Red Balloon Play Café

6200 Montgomery Road

513-620-8328 or


Reflexions Dance Arts

10832 Kenwood Road

513-954-8951 or


Songs for Seeds – Cincinnati

Inside Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road

513-510-0439 or


Tippi Toes

Locations vary

513-578-1280 or


West Chester Academy of Music & Dance

8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester

513-829-2345 or


Wyoming Fine Arts Center

322 Wyoming Ave.

513-948-1900 or


YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Multiple locations


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