Summer is here! Are you ready to break out the pool and sprinkler, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fun that the sunshine and warm weather brings? If you're looking for family friendly places to go and things to do in Northeast Ohio this is the list for you!
100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Summer
Majestic Meadows Alpacas & Boutique
Fun for all ages! Come pet, feed and interact with all the animals on the farm!
Majestic Meadows Alpacas is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
The 20-acre property includes open pastures for you to roam in which gives you a truly unique interactive experience that gets you up close and personal with all the animals on the farm as you walk through the fields.
The farm is home to over 70 alpacas, llamas, miniature cows, horses & donkeys, sheep, goats, two red kangaroos, miniature potbellied pigs, a dromedary camel and a tortoise.
Open daily. Make reservations to experience the farm today!
FREE TIME AND FUN TIMES...
Funtimes Fun Park is a growing, outdoor family entertainment center located in Alliance, Ohio on the corner of State Route 62 and State Street.
Featuring miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, rides and more it is the place to be for local, summer fun with FREE parking and FREE gate (pay as you play).
NEW 2022! Rampage…A duel-lane, racing mega slide & Toot-N-Hoot kiddie, train ride…All Aboard!
COMING 2022! A-Ball-Mination…a game of fusion between laser tag and paintball!
Host your Birthday Party or Group Event at Funtimes Fun Park…you enjoy the fun while they entertain your guests with their party packages or group rates.
Check out funtimespark.com for NEW pass options including Unlimited Attractions with a Fun Day Pass, Sunset Pass or Season Pass. Discount days for grandparents, military and college students also available or visit us on select Thursday nights for the Fun Bunch Carload Special…it's a bunch of fun!
Special Discount -> Like Funtimes Fun Park on Facebook and Save $5 on a Fun Day Pass when you show this ad from your mobile device to an Admissions Attendant at the Clubhouse
Plus, visit this Fall for some frightful fun beginning weekends September 23rd thru October 31st for their Halloween event featuring the Fortress of Fear Haunted Attraction.
ASCEND Climbing Summer Camp!
ASCEND's camps are designed to grow strong minds and bodies in our region's youth.
Caring, experienced ASCEND counselors will guide children through fun and developmentally appropriate activities, such as climbing, yoga, slacklining, and more!
Find Your Summit In The City.
Special Discount: Use code CLIMBYOUNGSTOWN to save $20 per child.
New Adventure Maze 'Mission Botanica' at Holden Arboretum This Summer
From June 11th through September 5th, 2022, climb, leap, hang, and fly through the vibrant and mysterious world of a Mission Botanica!
You’re invited to explore the vast biodiversity in a bilingual, family-friendly adventure maze, that will feature highlighted plants and trees from the arboretum’s collection.
Embark on your journey by completing question-and-answer challenges that let you choose your own path through the winding maze course. Along the way, explore the unbelievable traits of plants and the animal friends that support them.
While you're here, ascend our soaring Emergent Tower and traverse the Canopy Walk. Discover acres of gardens and woodlands, including our Adventure Woods play area and towering Stickwork structure made of willow branches.
New Interactive Playspace at Cleveland Botanical Garden is Fun for All Ages
The Ron and Lydia Harrington Perennial Playspace is the newest edition to the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
This permanent experiential exhibit overlooks the tropical glasshouse and is hands-on, open-ended, multisensory, and multi-modal.
While the target audience is families and groups with children, the whimsical yet organic aesthetics are inviting and sophisticated so that even adults can enjoy and appreciate the space.
Some attractions in the play space include:
- Sensory Studio
- Magnification Station
- Light and Rubbing Tables
- Collaboration Tree
- Sensory Play/Observation Station
- Beehive Climber
- Botanical Build
- Organic Orchestra
- Sketching Frames
- Botanical Mural
- Featured artist displays
- Rooftop Planter
Your Adventure Starts with Us!
Mohican Adventures Campground & Cabins has 40+ acres of electric, primitive, and wooded tent camping, as well as 180+ full hookup RV sites. Enjoy modern shower houses and several on-site activities! Our full-service cabin rentals vary from rustic log cabins to deluxe vacation homes.
Across the street at Mohican Adventures River Trips & Fun Center, journey down the Mohican River with us in a canoe, kayak, raft, or tube! Challenge your friends to a round of miniature golf, or take a spin on our go-kart tracks. Our Aerial Adventure Park takes your adventure to a whole new level!
Located in Loudonville, OH, just a mile north of Mohican State Park.
Splash pads offer a fun interactive way for children to beat the heat during the summer. And what makes them even better is that they are often FREE or low cost.
Calling all City of Cleveland residents! Enjoy these FREE Swimming Pools in Cleveland. Be prepared to show your ID upon arrival.
Pack a picnic lunch, grab your towel and sunscreen and enjoy these fun Outdoor Water Parks.
Stay safe while at the pool this summer. Sign your kids up for swimming lessons and follow water safety tips.
Plan a day trip to visit one of the many beaches in Ohio
Beat the heat, by enjoying a movie in the comfort of an air conditioned theater. Many local theaters offer Special Dollar Movies during the summer months.
Of course you can also enjoy a movie under the stars at one of the FREE Outdoor Movies. Remember your lawn chairs and blankets!
Take the family to enjoy a Drive In Movie.
Stroll through a blooming lavender field and pick lavender bundles to take home to enjoy.
Go see a live theatrical or musical performance at a local theater.
Let your kids burn off some energy at one of these amazing local playgrounds.
Whether you have a little engineer or you’re the train junkie, you'll want to check out the best train rides in Ohio.
Take your dog to one of the area Dog Parks
Get out your bikes and take a Family Bike Ride On the Towpath Trail. Don't have a bike or a way to get your bikes to the trail? Consider renting bicycles instead.
Grab your smart phone, download the free geocaching app and head out on a Geocaching scavenger hunt
Go for an adventure to the Canopy Walk and Tower at the Holden Arboretum
Sign your kids up for one of the area outdoor adventure or sports themed clubs for kids.
Did you know there are Castles in Ohio? Plan a trip to check out one of more this summer!
Relax at the park on a warm summer evening and enjoy the music at one of the free summer outdoor concerts
Watch the Goodyear Blimp take off from the hanger across the lake at Wingfoot Lake Park
Support local farmers and get some delicious food at a local Farmers Market
Head out to go strawberry picking
Take a trip to a petting zoo and get up close with farm animals, meet the farmers and learn about what it takes to be a farmer.
Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse
Or go on a horseback riding adventure with trails rides or lessons. There are many places to go horseback riding.
Find a treasure at one of the top Flea Markets in Ohio
Eat a funnel cake at one of the Summer Festivals or county fairs in Ohio
Make a stop at one (or two, or three) of the area Homemade Ice Cream Shops.
Ride coasters, bumper cars, go karts or vintage kiddie rides at one of the amusement parks in Ohio.
Think laser tag, inflatables, trampoline parks and more at one of the local Indoor Play Centers. Bonus: You can play in the comfort of air conditioning!
Take the kids skating at these local Roller Rinks.
Sign the kids up for the Kids Bowl FREE Program and let them bowl free all summer long and many local bowling alleys. Note: Shoe Rental Fees may apply
Or you can register for the Kids Skate FREE program offered at local roller rinks. Note: Skate Rental Fees may apply
Pack a frisbee and play a game of Frisbee / Disc Golf. There are lots of local courses to choose from.
Lace up some skates and go Ice Skating….it's not just for the winter months!
Rent a Canoe or Kayak and enjoy a ride down the river.
Sign the kids up to attend an area Summer Camp (day camps and overnight camp options included)
Do Science Experiments at Home
Encourage your kids to read by singing them up for one of the FREE Summer Reading Programs
Sign your Kids up for Art Classes let them express their creativity this summer
Take Music Lessons and learn to play an instrument or sing
Star gaze and learn about Astronomy
Sit in the driver seat of trucks and tractors at a local Touch a Truck Events Bonus: Most are FREE
Find an area Playgroup to Join
Get some great deals on gently used children's clothing at an area Kid's Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
Treat dad to a special Father's Day Activity
Plan a staycation and take a day (or more) to explore the fun cities in Northeast Ohio. We've got you covered with the top things to do in Cleveland, things to do in Canton, things to do in Akron and things to do in Youngstown
Or maybe you are looking for a road trip to explore other Ohio destinations. Head to the Warren County “Ohio's Largest Playground”, check out the best things to do in Columbus or head a little further south for fun things to do in Cincinnati or things to do in Dayton.
You could go a little further and check out the fun things to do in Lousiville, KY head to the Smoky Mountains and experience the amazing things to do in Gatlinburg, TN or take family trip and enjoy the things to do in Indianapolis
Of course, Paradise Ohio is also just outside your front door!
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
Get a sitter for the kids and enjoy time away at one of these amazing romantic getaways in Ohio
Only interested in the free events? Check out the list of FREE Things to do in Northeast Ohio for ideas and inspiration
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