Kids Activities in Ashland

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Edison Birthplace Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Edison Birthplace Museum

Milan

$14 $8

Opened as a museum by his wife and daughter, Edison's birthplace has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847

$14 for an Orchard Day for Four at Hillcrest Orchard ($28 Value)

Hillcrest Orchards

Amherst

$28 $14

Jonagold, Honeycrisp, and Stayman Winesap apples in a 90-acre orchard with a straw tunnel, hayride, apple-crate maze, and corn maze

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar or Ukulele Lessons at Songdog Music (Up to 51% Off)

Songdog Music

Berea

$50 $25

Experienced instructors teach techniques and skills based around the kinds of music students want to play and enjoy listening to

Bowling Outing for Two or Up to Six with Shoe Rental at Buckeye Lanes (Up to 62% Off)

Buckeye Lanes

North Olmsted

$29.40 $15

Bumpers & lightweight balls equip pintsize bowlers at alley with late-night Rockin’ Bowl & eight billiard tables

One-Day Play Pass, Teen Dance Night Entry, Summer Pass, or VIP Party at The Jump Yard (Up to 50% Off)

The Jump Yard

North Royalton

$14 $7

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Toddlers through teens let loose at this play area with bounce houses, games, and teen dances as well as wi-fi and TVs for parents

$35 for Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Stonehedge Family Fun Center (Up to $76 Value)

Stonehedge Family Fun Center

North Hill

$76 $35

Share games of bowling among friends fueled by a large one-topping pizza

$25 for Two Hours of Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Eastgate Lanes (Up to $75.25 Value)

Eastgate Lanes

Ellet

$75.25 $25

Groups bowl for two hours and share pizza at storied alley with full bar and dance floor

African Safari Wildlife Park Visit for One or Four (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

$84.95 $50

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Visitors in cars can offer food to freely roaming African species such as bison, elk, zebra, giraffes, and camels

Outing for One, Two, or Four at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark (Up to 63% Off)

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Perkins

$39.95 $19

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Indoor, tropical-island themed waterpark with lazy rivers, vortex pools, a lagoon, a treehouse, and signature slides

Three Games of Bowling for Two or Six with Shoe Rentals and Option for Soda at Yorktown Lanes (Up to 75% Off)

Yorktown Lanes

Parma Heights

$31.50 $12

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Expansive facility with 40 lanes, automated scoring, and a full-service bar

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

$80 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Ice Skating with Rentals and Hot Chocolate for Two or Four at The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink (Half Off)

The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink

Auburn

$24 $12

Steaming cups of hot chocolate provide warm refreshment after guests glide across smooth ice during public-skating sessions

One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

Imperial Auto Castle

Cuyahoga Falls

$359 $150

The climate-controlled garage houses vehicles; techs detail cars, wash them monthly, and ply them with discounted maintenance and repairs

Canton Classic Car Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 60% Off)

Canton Classic Car Museum

Canton

$15 $6

Inside decade-themed rooms, vintage treasures from Canton’s yesteryear complement old-school BMWs, Studebakers, and Cadillacs

Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at Mahall's 20 Lanes (Up to 46% Off)

Mahall's 20 Lanes

Lakewood

$28 $16

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Restored bowling alley maintains vintage touches, such as manual scoring, alongside live music and two bars

Paint-Your-Own Pottery for One, Two, or Four at Over the Moon Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Over the Moon Studio

Lakewood

$15 $7.50

Guests customize pieces such as jewelry boxes, decorative figures, or dishes

Bowling for Two or Six at Cloverleaf Lanes (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Cloverleaf Lanes

Independence

$27 $10

Pairs enjoy three games of bowling, while groups of six bowl for two hours with the option for food

"Masters of Illusion" at The Agora Theater on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Masters of Illusion"

The Agora Theater

$23.43 $12

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Performers from CW's Masters of Illusion share mind-boggling sets of magic

Two Open Jump Passes or a 5 or 10 Visit Open Jump Punchcard at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up

Middleburg Heights

$80 $40

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, and obstacle courses; open jump sessions held throughout the week

One Hour of Bowling on One Lane or Three or Six Private Lanes at Whirlyball (Up to 52% Off)

Whirlyball

Bedford Heights

$50 $25

Groups compete on lanes outfitted with optional bumpers, cosmic bowling, and automatic scoring; 3- and 6-lane options are private

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

$32 for One Month of Parent-Child Classes at Gymboree Play & Music ($95 Value)

Gymboree Play & Music

Multiple Locations

$95 $32

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

Five Visits for One or Two Kids Under or Over 36" at The Jump Palace (Up to 56% Off)

The Jump Palace

Streetsboro

$30 $15

Inflatable bounce houses, chalkboard rooms, and arcade games comprise The Jump Palace's indoor playground for kids

Four Hours of Open-Play Rope Courses for One, Two, or Four at Summit Vision (Up to 57% Off)

Summit Vision

Blendon

$40 $19

Highly trained instructors supervise guests as they clamber across a rope course during an open-play session

$13 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf and Six Batting-Cage Tokens at Westerville Mini Golf ($29 Value)

Westerville Mini Golf

Westerville

$29 $13

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Guests steer orbs across two 18-hole mini-golf courses lined by waterfalls & flowers before smashing pitches in one of eight batting cages

$53 for $88 Worth of Music Lessons — Great Lakes School of Music

Great Lakes School Of Music

Mayfield Heights

$88 $53

Instructors with university degrees teach beginner or advanced students the art of singing and playing an instrument.

Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four, or Eight Weeks of Lessons at C.E. Orr Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

C.E. Orr Ice Arena

Euclid

$15 $7.50

High school regulation-sized rink hosts open skating sessions throughout the week as well as lessons for inexperienced skaters

Four or Eight Weekly 30-Minute Guitar, Electric Bass, or Beginner Piano Lessons at Stylie Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Stylie Studio

Old Worthington

$72 $35

Seasoned performer and composer Matt Steidle teaches students the ins and outs of guitar, electric bass, or piano at weekly lessons

One or Three 60-Minute Harp Workshops at The Schwartz School of Music (48% Off)

The Schwartz School of Music

Worthington

$25 $13

A talented harpist teaches students the basics of coaxing music from taut strings

$16 for Two Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at Ables Golf on Avery ($32 Value)

Ables Golf On Avery

South Dublin

$32 $16

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Play two rounds with up to four friends or family members on a colorful, family-friendly mini golf course dotted with trees and shrubs

Bowling Outing for Two or Six at Wickliffe Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Wickliffe Lanes

Wickliffe

$24 $12

Award-winning alley entertains sphere-hurlers with 40 lanes, billiards, two bars & HDTV

$20 for Two Season Passes to The Maize at Little Darby Creek ($40 Value)

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

$40 $20

Seven weekends of unlimited access to a 9-acre corn maze, dodgeball, miniature train, outdoor laser tag, and other family activities

36 Holes of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Cincinnati Golf Center (Up to 55% Off)

Cincinnati Golf Center

Deerfield

$20 $10

Waterfalls, running streams, rocky outcroppings, and tricky hole layouts all add to the fun of playing two 18-hole mini-golf courses

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For three decades, the Ohio Light Opera (OLO) has produced premier opera culled from around the world. The OLO attracts 22,000 aria-aficionados annually, to the chagrin of staffers saddled with sweeping up shattered monocles. In recent years, the company has expanded its repertoire to include Broadway staples such as Camelot, Loewe and Lerner’s rumination on the more musical moments of King Arthur’s reign paired with the more dramatic patches of his relationship with the Lancelot-lusting Guinevere. Alternately, Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance illuminates the classic tale of a pirate-turned-police-officer’s quest to vanquish vandals of the high seas while winning the unbridled affection of the major-general’s daughter.

1189 Beall Ave
Wooster,
OH
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Amid rolling hills and green pastures, Marc and Lisa Sleeckx oversee All Hoofed Up Ranch, where crops, animals, and pastoral scenery flourish. The duo leads trail rides on their faithful fleet of Tennessee walking horses, exploring sites such as Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm State Park. Marc and Lisa saddle up the horses for carriage rides in the summer and sleigh rides through the winter snow, letting them hibernate in peace in the spring and fall.

Also a trained chef, Marc leads a cooking school at the ranch, inviting guests to benefit from his kitchen wisdom. After graduating from culinary school in Belgium, Marc immersed himself in the culinary scene, opening a restaurant for the European Parliament and training under the chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant. During classes, Marc teaches his students how to craft succulent dishes such as seared ahi tuna, coq au vin, and filet mignon—some of which he may prepared while cooking for the former president of Germany, multiple ambassadors, and baseball pro Chipper Jones. Marc also possesses a deep knowledge of wines, which he shares with students during wine-education classes and tastings.

6833 German Road
Crestline,
OH
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa tilts characteristically as a nearby sphinx rests beside a bush. What sounds like an atlas come to life is really the theme of one of the two 18-hole mini-golf courses at Rinky Dink Family Fun Center. After a round, customers can hug the turns on a go-kart track, soak and ram fellow seadogs on squirt-gun-equipped bumper boats, or test home-run skills at three baseball and three softball batting cages that hurl balls at up to 80 mph, which is the speed of light. Once indoors, guests can fire foam balls at targets from air cannons in the black-lit Pirates vs. Aliens game or navigate their way through an inflatable bouncer maze. The indoor playground features three levels of climbing structures and slides. An arcade hosts more than 35 video and redemption games such as Ms. Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, and the new motion-sensitive Nap Nap Revolution, while tinier tykes stack giant waffle blocks or navigate a ball pit in the toddler area.

2390 Medina Rd.
Medina,
OH
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Winner of ParentsConnect's award for Cleveland's Best Indoor Playspace in 2009, Amazone Family Entertainment Center sets the stage for jungle-themed parties and open play sessions. Its three-story playground surrounds kids and parents in slides, bridges, and plastic trees, all accented by faux foliage that simulates the gorilla-run play centers of the Amazon. Elsewhere, the glowing eyes of temple creatures peer down at players within a black-lit laser-tag arena. An orchestra of laughter and electronic beeps emerge from within the arcade, which hosts 50 games, including air hockey, skee ball, and racing. To fuel playtime, Amazone's team slings pizza at a snack bar and hosts celebrations within five themed birthday-party rooms. The facility also caters to parents with comfy couches and free WiFi that lets them stream their favorite cartoons.

2789 Medina Rd
Medina,
OH
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Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

201 Harding St.
Medina,
OH
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A prodigy in his own right, Thomas Alva Edison's inventions changed the trajectory of technology before electronics were even a thing. The Edison Birthplace Museum celebrates Edison's life and his contributions to modern society with a collection of memorabilia. Opened by his wife and daughter, the home has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847, the year Thomas Edison was born.

  • The Building: Samuel O. Edison built the three-story brick house for his wife and family in 1842.

  • Eye Catcher: The room Edison was born in features intricate wallpaper, a white washbasin, and a period-accurate rope bed and handmade coverlet dating to the 1840s.

  • Don't Miss: The master bedroom's pine furniture set, one of the few original pieces, belonged to Edison's sister. The bedroom's closets hold clothing that used to grace the shoulders of Edison and his wife.

  • Hidden Gem: Behind the parlor, a trove of "Edisonia" includes family photos and a collection of his many inventions, such as a phonograph, a stock ticker, and a talking doll.

  • Bring Something Home: The gift shop stocks books about the inventor and his life, for both kids and grownups, as well as CDs of music recorded using Edison's electrical technique.

9 N Edison Dr
Milan,
OH
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