Family Friendly Weekend Events {April 25 – 27, 2014)

Family Friendly Weekend Events in Northeast Ohio

There are so many fun events to choose from this weekend.  And the weather is supposed to be nice too!

FREE Admission to Cleveland Zoo

The Cleveland Foundation’s centennial gift for the month of April is a free admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, including The RainForest.  {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014; 10am-5pm
Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Cost: FREE

Cleveland Parenting Expo

At this two-day family-friendly event, you’ll hear from amazing speakers, learn a lot, have an opportunity to enter many great giveaways and come home with coupons and goody bags.  Plus there are many Family Activities so the kids will have a blast too! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014; 10am-5pm & Sunday, April 27, 2014; 11am-4pm
Where: I-X Center – 1 I-X Center Dr, Cleveland Ohio 44135
Cost:  Purchase tickers online in advance for $10, At the Door: $12, Children under 14 are FREE

FREE Birthday Party open house at Nickajack Farms

Tour and play in the Discovery Barn, Barnyard Animals and Rascals Round Up.  Petting Zoo, Crafts, Hay Rides and more! Be sure to Register Here for a chance to win a special gift. And let them know you heard about it on NortheastOhioFamilyFun.com.  Thanks! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014; 11am-2pm
Where: 2955 Manchester Ave. NW North Lawrence Ohio 44666
Cost: FREE

Earth Day Fairs, Festivals & Community Celebrations

Painsville – FREE City of Painesville Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014; 1pm-4pm

Medina – FREE 18th Annual Medina County Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014; 10am-4pm

Akron – Party for the Planet at The Akron Zoo
Saturday, April 26, 2014; 11am-4pm

North Canton – Earth Day Celebration at Kent State Stark Campus
Sunday, April 27, 2014; 1pm-4pm

Kirtland - FREE Earth Day 2014 at Penitentiary Glen Reservation
Saturday, April 27, 2014; noon – 4pm

FREE Healthy Kids Day at the Akron Area YMCA

Healthy Kids Day activities include crafts, healthy snacks and tours of the new facility. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (times vary by location)
Where: Akron Area YMCA
Cost: FREE

FREE Healthy Kids Day at the Stark County YMCA

Healthy Kids Day activities include crafts, healthy snacks and more. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (times vary by location)
Where: Stark County YMCA
Cost: FREE

Fishing Derbies this Weekend

The events give children the opportunity to learn how to fish and join in a friendly competition for a chance to win prizes.  Note that pre-registration may be required.

FREE Youth Fishing Derby at Buffalo Creek Retreat (Medina County)
Saturday April 26, 2014; 11am-3pm

FREE Jack Cullen Memorial Trout Derby (Stark County)
Saturday April 26, 2014; 8am-11am

You may also be interested in: Upcoming Youth Fishing Derbies

Ringling Brothers Circus Coming to the Covelli Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends! coming to Youngstown this weekend! {Find Out More}
When: April 25-28, 2014
Where: 229 E Front St, Youngstown, OH 44503

Easter Adventure at The Farm at Walnut Creek

Helicopter Egg Drop, Corn box, Scavenger hunt and more {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681

FREE Admission to The Holden Arboretum

Celebrate Arbor Day at Holden with a weekend filled with activities {Find Out More}
When: April 25, 26 & 27, 2014
Where: 9500 Sperry Road Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Cost: FREE

Fun Weekend Festivals

Here are some fun festival picks curiosity of Kristian from OhioFestivals.net

Geauga County Maple Festival – April 24-27
Ramp Up Peninsula – April 26

FREE PBS Family Expo at Summit Mall

Fun-filled day of great family entertainment, information and resource displays – plus activities and prizes galore! Families can watch local entertainer Christopher Milo perform on the event stage at Noon and 3 p.m.  {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014; 10am-5pm
Where: 3265 W Market St, Akron Ohio 44333
Cost: FREE

FREE Train Rides! Lake Shore Live Steamers

Miniature train engines pull passengers through the woodlands of Penitentiary Glen Reservation past the rim of the gorge! Trains run weather permitting. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014; 1pm-3pm
Where: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd Kirtland, OH 44094
Cost: FREE

Resale Events this weekend

Some great sales taking place this weekend.  Can’t make one of these sales?  Find out more about all the Upcoming Spring Resale Events

Lakewood Early Childhood PTA Baby Bargain Bonanza Sale
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014; 9am-1pm
When: Garfield Middle School – 13114 Detroit Ave, Lakewood Ohio 44107
Cost: ?

Avon Early Childhood PTA Spring Kids Kloset Sale
When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014; 7am-noon
Where: Avon High School – 37545 Detroit Road, Avon Ohio 44011
Cost: Early Bird (7am-9am) $5; General Admission (9am-noon) $2

Other Fun Options

Glow in the Dark Indoor Mini Golf – Here’s your opportunity to go putt-putt golfing year round! These fun and unique glow in the dark indoor miniature golf courses are fun for the entire family.

Museums & Science Centers – Details on the many unique, educational and fun museums and science centers in Northeast Ohio.

Get Outside and visit a local Playground - Read the reviews and see pictures of the playgrounds we’ve visited.

Have a great weekend!