Looking for a fun indoor activity for the family? This round-up is for you! Northeast Ohio has many fun indoor spots and attractions that are prefect for families.
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Voted #1 Best Kids Play Area in the 2017 Parents Choice Awards, Cafe O’Play is Northeast Ohio’s premier indoor play cafe created to offer families healthy food options and physically-active play in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment.
Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School provides year-round swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes and shiver-free 90-degree pools. Goldfish Swim School also offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) as well as party packages.
Renaissance Performing Arts Theatre
Celebrating 90 years, Mansfield's Renaissance Theatre is your source for LIVE and ENGAGING arts, entertainment, and education in a beautiful historic venue! Upcoming performances include Disney's The Little Mermaid the Musical, MY Theatre's Lion King, Jr., and family-friendly Mansfield Symphony Concerts. Family Four Pack tickets (four tickets + 2 popcorns) available for only $50!
Indoor Play Centers in Northeast Ohio – Indoor playgrounds are a great option anytime of the year. During the winter, kids can burn off extra energy when it’s too cold to play outside. And during the summer, you can beat the heat by running and playing in the comfort of an air conditioned room.
Take the family Bowling. Be sure to call your local alley to confirm open bowling time and to check if they have bumpers lanes if you need them.
In the summer months you can 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
Lace up some skates and head to the roller rink. It is a great way for the kids to burn off some of that extra energy too.
You can register for the Kids Skate FREE (available during summer months) program offered at two roller rinks (Warren, Austintown). Note: Skate Rental Fees may apply
Play put-put indoors at one of the Glow in the Dark Indoor Miniature Golf
Lace up some skates and go to one of the Indoor Ice Skating Arenas
Museums & Science Centers in Northeast Ohio – There are many many unique, educational and fun museums and science centers located in Northeast Ohio. Plan a trip with your children to make education fun!
Head to the Akron Art Museum (free Admission on Thursdays) or the Cleveland Art Museum (free admission every day)
You can also learn about money at the interactive and free Cleveland Money Museum.
Older children will love a friendly game of Laser Tag!
Best Indoor Water Parks in Ohio – Whether you are looking for a fun weekend getaway or just want to spend the day, indoor waterparks are always great for the whole family to enjoy. Ohio has many different options to choose from and you can be sure there is one that is perfect for your family!
Spend the afternoon swimming at an area pool. Be sure to call to confirm the open swim times.
Arts & Crafts – Let your kids express their creativity by painting, creating pottery, glass blowing, making handmade jewelry, building wooden projects and more. Various locations across the region offer a variety of children & family classes, private instructions, demonstrations and more.
Once a month the Akron Civic Theatre offers free public tours. The tours are approximately 15 minutes and you’ll learn about the history of the theatre.
Music Classes for Kids – There are many great locations across Northeast Ohio that offer Music Lessons for Kids of all ages. From private to group lessons, learning to sing to playing an instrument, there are plenty of options.
Head to the movies. Check your local theater to see what is plays. During the summer many local theaters offer discounted summer family-friendly movies. Some are less than a dollar per person.
Indoor Fun at Home
Dust off the board games and have a tournament.
Get your Sharpies, some Rubbing Alcohol and an old t-shirt and Tie Dye with Sharpies