The forecast for this week is GORGEOUS! Spend some time with the family enjoying spring by exploring our top things to do with kids this week!
Wednesday, May 24th
FREE OPERA RAP: THE KNOCK (register) Cincinnati Opera presents the world stage premiere of The Knock. This tale explores the dramatic stories of military families awaiting news of their spouses during conflict abroad. Arrive early for food trucks and craft beer vendors at the Fort Thomas Farmers Market (3 p.m.). Fort Thomas Armory Mess Hall, 801 Cochran Avenue, Fort Thomas; 7 p.m.; 513-241-2742.
Thursday, May 25th
DISCOVERY ON THE FARM: STRAWBERRY SURPRISE (register) People love to eat strawberries, but what about the animals on the farm? Explore the world of strawberry surprises through games and even take a strawberry plant home, too! Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 10 – 11 a.m.; $5 household with up to 2 children, +$1 per additional child; 513-867-5835.
Friday, May 26th
NATURE’S FIREWORKS (register) Take a leisurely two-mile hike to learn all about fireflies; discover what makes fireflies light and why they do it during this interesting insect program. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-771-8733.
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Saturday, May 27th
AQUA ADVENTURES OPENING WEEKEND Land of Illusion’s Aqua Adventures is now open for the season so it’s one of our top things to do with kids this week! Featuring the Wibit Adventure Zone, Sandy Cove, Paddle Bay and a huge water slide, this attraction is full of summer fun. Land of Illusion Aqua Adventures, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri – Sun admission: $29.99 adult (ages 8+), $25.99 senior (62+), military and junior (ages 3 – 7); Mon – Thu admission: $24.99 (ages 8+), $20.99 senior (62+), military and junior (ages 3 – 7); 513-423-9960.
CONEY ISLAND OPENING WEEKEND Come out and play! Families can start summer off right with a visit to Coney Island during their opening weekend. Take a dip in Sunlite Pool, zip down the Silver Bullet, yell “CANNONBALL” at Canonnball Cove and challenge friends on The Challenge Zone. Whether looking to chill or for thrills, Coney has it. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; See website or call for pricing details. Daily passes and season passes available; 513-232-8230.
SHARK SUMMER Summer is for the sharks at Newport Aquarium. Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, see shark eggs in the Shark Nursery, inspect Megalodon teeth, bravely conquer Shark Bridge and say hello to the new Sand Tiger Sharks during their first ever Shark Summer! Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 1-800-406-3474.
Sunday, May 28th
FREE SKATE DOWNTOWN CINCY Skate the outdoor rink at Sawyer Point every Sunday, weather permitting, for free! Riverfront Outdoor Rink, 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
U-PICK STRAWBERRY FUN! Gather the family and head to a local farm to do some strawberry picking. We have rounded up some of the top local locations for families to enjoy u-pick strawberries – click here to learn more.
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