Kids Activities in Central

Up to 49% Off Cavaliers Basketball Camp

The National Basketball Academy

Multiple Locations

$150 $79

Kids get motivational, expert basketball instruction, learning drills and honing skills, and a ticket to a Cavs' home game at camp's end

Up to 63% Off Bowling at Cloverleaf Lanes

Cloverleaf Lanes

Independence

$27 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

Over the Moon Studio

Lakewood

$15 $7.50

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

Up to 56% Off Swimming Passes at Peak Performance Center

Peak Performance Center

Broadview Heights

$25 $15

Keep cool this summer splashing around in the facility's five-lane pool

Up to 58% Off Children's Art Classes or Camp

Imagination Studio

Warrensville Heights

$40 $17

Children learn to express themselves through movement and art during weekly 45-minute classes or five days of creative camp

Up to 52% Off Bowling

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

Up to 50% Off Youth Activities at The Jump Yard

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

40% Off Music Lessons

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.

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Ukulele Lessons

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

Up to 55% Off Bowling in Wickliffe

Wickliffe Lanes

Wickliffe

$24 $12

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

Up to 62% Off Bowling

Buckeye Lanes

North Olmsted

$29.40 $15

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

Up to 50% Off Carriage Ride for Two or Four

Ladybug Ranch LLC

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Pristine white carriage is pulled by Ribbon, an ivory-colored steed with a silver mane

Up to Half Off Family-Fun-Center Outings in Medina

Rinky Dink

Medina

$24.95 $12.50

Guests ride bumper boats, sink holes in one on two mini-golf courses & race down go-kart track in driver's or passenger's seat

50% Off Fun-Center Visit

Amazone Family Entertainment Center

Medina

$15 $7.50

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Trees, leaves, and slides fill jungle-themed playground, and black lights illuminate players within laser-tag arena

Half Off Ice Skating

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

Up to 56% Off at The Jump Palace

The Jump Palace

Streetsboro

$30 $15

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

44% Off Music Lessons

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

58% Off Auto Storage at Imperial Auto Castle

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

Up to 54% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza

Stonehedge Family Fun Center

North Hill

$76 $35

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

Up to 57% Off at The Soccer Institute

The Soccer Institute

Chardon Township Park

$100 $55

Work with coach Mark Mallon–a former Yale and U. of California-Berkeley soccer coach–during a private skills session or 1-week soccer camp

Up to 78% Off Two Hours of Bowling

The Fast Lane Bowling and Party Center

Magic City Plaza

$57 $15

Groups of up to 10 can play as many games as they desire with two hours of bowling with included shoe rental

Up to 67% Off Bowling and Pizza at Eastgate Lanes

Eastgate Lanes

Ellet

$75.25 $25

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

50% Off Play Sessions at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Hartville

$24 $12

Kids careen down a giant 20-foot slide, soar inside bounce houses, and tumble around obstacle courses during open-play sessions

Military Aviation Preservation Society Air Museum – 50% Off

Military Aviation Preservation Society Air Museum

Green

$16 $8

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Nonprofit museum educates visitors with aviation artifacts, World War II memorabilia, and collection of military aircraft

Up to 50% Off Farms and Winery Tour

Erie Shores Farm Tour

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Network of four farms entertains visitors with hayrides, corn mazes, facilities tours, complimentary food, and a raffle drawing for an iPad

Canton Classic Car Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit

Canton Classic Car Museum

Canton

$15 $7.50

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

50% Off Family Fun-Park Visit

Adventure Zone

Geneva-on-the-Lake

$78 $39

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Friends and family enjoy attractions from bumper boats to go-karts and even a rock wall during a day of wholesome fun

National Packard Museum––Up to 54% Off Admission

National Packard Museum

Warren

$32 $15

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The Packard Company's classic vehicles, catalogues, and photographs let visitors relive the company's heydey

Up to 63% Off Water-Park Visits

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Perkins

$39.95 $19

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Three waterslides twist and turn in indoor water park, ferrying guests at up to 45 m.p.h.; lazy river drifts along for a relaxing ride

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 50% Off at Arms Family Museum of Local History

Arms Family Museum of Local History

the Arms Family Museum of Local History

$12 $6

This historical home-turned-museum documents the history of the Mahoning Valley through various galleries and exhibits

61% Off One-Night Cabin Stay

Camp Sandusky

Sandusky

$75 $29

Campers savor the great outdoors and an included pancake breakfast from an Amish-built cabin for four

Ohio Dreams – 40% Off Action Sports Summer Camp

Ohio Dreams

Butler

$950 $569

Kids 7–17 learn tricks and techniques from expert instructors during one-week, overnight scooter, skateboard, or BMX camps

Up to 49% Off Go-Karts, Arcade, and Bowling

Adventure Bay

Put In Bay

$54 $30

Head to the arcade to play video and computer games, test your hand at skee ball, and enjoy competitive fun at the go-kart track

Up to 64% Off Safari-Park Visit for One or Four

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

$21.95 $8

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

Up to 54% Off at Sim's Bowling Lanes

Sim's Bowling Lanes

Beaver Falls

$23.50 $12

This all-ages bowling alley boasts 40 lanes, a full bar, and frequent visits from live bands and local Djs

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Dalton Lee – Up to 50% Off Children's Magic

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

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A Cleveland institution since 1968, the Museum of Contemporary Art is a major producer of original exhibitions of national and international artists, as well as a supporter of nascent area artists through its PULSE and Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series. Current exhibitions include Seth Rosenberg: The Cleveland Years, a collection of abstract paintings that incorporates old scientific illustrations and references to Social Realism in the 1930s, much like early drafts of the script for According to Jim: The Movie.

8501 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

Since opening with a Frank Sinatra performance in 1990, the stadium now known as Times Union Center has seen more than 15 million guests pass through its turnstiles. That’s only slightly smaller than the population of the Netherlands and roughly equal to the number of people worldwide who enjoy candy corn. Besides attracting such entertainment titans as the Rolling Stones, U2, Disney’s “On Ice” series, and the Harlem Globetrotters, the multifunction arena is also home to the AHL’s Albany Devils and college basketball’s Siena Saints.

1 Center Court
Cleveland,
OH
US

Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.

1 Center Court
Cleveland,
OH
US

• For $11, you get one general-admission ticket (a $17.50 value before fees, or up to a $22.75 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $54, you get one VIP admission, including early entrance, preshow-party access, and a souvenir T-shirt (a $100 value before fees, or up to a $107.30 value online, including all ticketing fees).

308 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

For more than 25 years, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum has tickled intellects with exhibits dedicated to the women who defied societal conventions to explore the sky and outersky. Current exhibits showcase the life and times of the infamous Amelia Earhart, the paper-helicopter-building abilities of Katharine Wright (sister to the Wright brothers), and the tremendous courage shown by the 39 female Air Force service pilots that gave their lives in WWII. Hurry in to catch the IWASM’s exhibit 100 Ohio Women in Air & Space, on display until January 2.

1501 N Marginal Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Since 1983, families have spent their holidays around the television, watching A Christmas Story and joining in the triumphs and failures of 9-year-old Ralphie as he struggles to secure a Red Ryder BB gun from Santa's bag. Although the cult-classic film showed Ralphie living in Indiana, the house in which the movie took place rests in Cleveland—and is now a museum. When MSNBC interviewed lifelong fan and A Christmas Story House & Museum owner Brian Jones, they profiled the story of how he found the house on eBay and jumped at the chance to own it. Today, he’s turned it into a year-round place of pilgrimage for fans and the site of an occasionally-held convention for Ralphies.

Jones’s restoration has returned rooms to exactly how they were in the film, letting guests gaze at the tinsel-strewn tree with its star falling off and explore the bathroom where Ralphie’s mouth was washed out with soap—a time-tested method for cavity prevention. Visitors can even attempt to hide like little Randy in the cabinet under the sink. After seeing the backyard that still houses the original shed, where Ralphie defended his family against Black Bart, fans head across the street to the A Christmas Story House & Museum. Here, original props such as the toys from the Higbee’s department-store window, Randy’s snowsuit, and Miss Shields’s classroom chalkboard join other memorabilia and hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos. Before leaving, guests drop into the gift shop to pick up a leg lamp just like the one Ralphie's old man cherished so dearly.

3159 W 11th St
Cleveland,
OH
US