If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for family friendly springtime fun in Northeast Ohio, this list is for you!
Birds chirping, sun shining and flowers blooming…the spring season is such a great time of year! There are many fun activities taking place outdoors so you can enjoy the mild spring weather. And because we know that spring can also bring rain, there are many fun indoor options as well. Enjoy!
100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Spring
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Attend a parade or other family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Take the kids to one (or more) of the many Easter Egg Hunts or Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Events. Have fun at home too and decorate Rice Krispy Easter Eggs.
Attend one of the festivals or community events to celebrate Earth Day.
Browse through the listing of Things to Do Over Spring Break and places where kids can attend a Spring Break Camp.
More Details for these upcoming Holiday Coming Soon (links will be updated as soon as information is available):
- Make mom feel special by taking her to one of these Mother’s Day Events across Northeast Ohio Note: This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in mid-April
- Say good bring to spring and hello to summer at one of the fireworks shows being held to celebrate Memorial Day
Head out to a Maple Syrup Festivals and learn how to tap a tree and sample some delicious maple syrup.
Let your kids burn off some energy at one of the many featured Parks & Playgrounds.
Learn how to fish, enjoy a friendly competition and compete for prizes in one of the local Youth Fishing Derbies (Coming Soon). Note: These annual events start in mid April and continue through the summer and fall months. Details are updated each year with current information available in late March.
Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse (Season Starts in April)
Pack a frisbee and play a game of Frisbee / Disc Golf. There are lots of local courses to choose from.
Sign up for the Cleveland Metroparks Kids Club
Go down the HUGE slide at Secrest Arboretum or visit one of the many other Outdoor Gardens & Arboretums across Northeast Ohio
During the spring the local waterfalls are often running nicely. Hike the trails to see area waterfalls like Brandywine Falls and Mill Creek Falls in Cleveland at The Gorge in Akron and Lanterman’s Falls at Lanterman’s Mill in Youngstown.
Make a day trip or plan an overnight stay at a nearby Indoor Water Parks. Ohio has many different options to choose from and you can be sure there is one that is perfect for your family!
If you don’t want to go to a large indoor water park, call your local YMCA or community center to find out when their open swim times are.
Take a tour of Harry London’s Chocolate Factory, learn how chocolate is made and get some free samples too
Sign your Kids up for a drop in Art Class or Paint Your Own Pottery
Take Music Lessons and learn to play an instrument or sing
Take your children to a musical or theater production geared toward children or acting classes and watch their imaginations soar.
Does your child have a birthday party during the summer months? Use the Birthday Party Planning Guide to help make planning a breeze.
Enjoy a free kid’s meal at one of the restaurants that offer Kid’s Eat Free
Head to the Cleveland Museum of Art (it’s always FREE Admission) for their FREE Family Days on the second Sunday of each month.
Learn to build at a Home Depot Kids Workshop
Get some great deals on gently used children’s clothing at an area Kid’s Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
See historical airplanes and more at MAPS Air Museum
Think Laser Tag, Inflatables, Trampoline Parks, Roller Skating and more at one of the local Indoor Play Centers.
Strap on your skates and head to a local roller rink. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun!
Head to Avon Lake Public Library’s DiscoveryWorks a fun an unique indoor play area with one area designed for infants through age 7, and another Tweens area for age 8 and older.
And you can also head to the FREE Indoor Playland at First Christian Church, in North Canton. It’s open the public during select days/hours during the week.
Head to the Great Lakes Science Center for some hands on Science Fun
Then try some simple science experiments at home
Watch a FREE Planetarium Show at the Ward Beecher Planetarium in Youngstown
Head to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park, it’s open on select days from March 24 and April 17, 2017.
Family Fun Across the US – Did you know there are websites similar to Northeast Ohio Family Fun for various cities all across the country? Whether your family is traveling across the country or just across the state, I hope this list of family friend websites helps your plan the best family road trip ever!
Interested in a road trip, but want to stay in the state of Ohio? Consider heading to Columbus, Warren County (Cincinnati Area) or Lake Erie Shores & Islands. We had a great time visited each of the locations.
So how about you? Are there any locations on the list that you’ve been to before? Attractions you’re hearing about for the first time? I’d love for you to leave a comment about the places on the list you’d recommend or if there are any places you know of that didn’t make the list.
You may also be interested in:
- Weekend Fun – Weekly picks for the upcoming weekend
- Ultimate List of Things to Do with Kids in Northeast Ohio
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