Kids Activities in Findlay

Up to50% Family Museum Visit in Archbold

Sauder Village

Archbold

$32 $16

Costumed reenactors, hands-on exhibits, & master craftspeople guide guests of all ages through travails & daily life of 19th-century Ohio

55% Off Batting Cages

Strike Zone Sports Training, Llc

Northwood

$475 $214

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

52% Off Bowling Package for Up to Five

Penny Jo's Eastern Lanes

Northwood

$39.95 $19

Up to five bowlers occupy a lane for two hours while noshing on pizza and sipping a pitcher of soda

Up to 51% Off Interactive Theater Experience at Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

Toledo

$50 $25

Interactive theater experiences lock 12 participants in a room to solve thrilling challenges such as disarming a bomb

Up to 50% Off Bowling at Bowlero Lanes

Bowlero Lanes

Toledo

$20.58 $11

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In addition to 32 bowling lanes, the alley has an arcade, pool tables, and a full-service lounge that recently received new flatscreen TVs

Up to 50% Off Laser Tag at Warzone Paintgames

Warzone Paintgames

Sylvania

$28 $16

Players trade laser beams in a 12,000 sq. ft. laser-tag arena filled with colorful obstacles

Half Off Cavaliers Kids' Basketball Camp

The National Basketball Academy

Multiple Locations

$245 $125

Kids develop their skills through fun drills, contests, and games; includes a T-shirt, basketball, and ticket to a Cavaliers home game

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

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

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 63% Off at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

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

Up to 51% Off Bowling at Delaware Lanes

Delaware Lanes

Chillicothe

$36 $18

Automated scoring tracks players' performance as they topple pins

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 50% Off Kids' Play Passes

Recreations Outlet

Multiple Locations

$48 $24

Playground equipment showroom allows children to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

51% Off Bowling or Private Bowling Party

Villa Lanes

Decatur

$45 $22

Groups of six send thunder down the lanes with shoes included, and up to 30 people party in private four-lane bowling suite

Up to 57% Off Open-Play Rope Courses

Summit Vision

Blendon

$40 $19

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

Up to 56% Off Music Lessons or Guitar Restringing

Sound City Music

Troy

$176 $79

Students improve their musical skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors; guitar restringing gets instruments back in top shape

Waco Air Museum – Half Off Visit

Waco Air Museum

WACO Air Museum

$12 $6

Air museum honors iconic Troy-based aircraft company with continually upgraded collection & displays inside several historic buildings

Up to 48% Off at National Military History Center

National Military History Center

Auburn

$20 $11

Learn about American military history with artifacts, 60-plus military vehicles, stories, and exhibits about Pearl Harbor, WWII, and more

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend" – Up to 49% Off

Sesame Street Live!: "Make A New Friend"

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

$21.60 $11

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

Up to 52% Off a Bounce-House Package

Jungle George's

Fort Wayne

$32.50 $17

Kids jump and tumble in a facility full of bounce houses, play arcade games, and snack on pizza, ice cream, and sandwiches

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf or Batting Cages

The Plex

The Plex South

$45 $22

Indoor 18-hole mini golf course and batting cages are open year round

Up to 52% Off Ice Skating at Canlan Ice Sports

Canlan Ice Sports

Fort Wayne

$60 $29

NHL-sized ice rinks host open-skate sessions, skating lessons, and hockey leagues

Up to Half Off Laser Tag for Two or Four

Ultrazone Family Entertainment

Fort Wayne

$28 $14

Combatants wage war in neon-lit arena and dart behind shot-obscuring obstacles during two 25-minute laser-tag bouts

Up to 57% Off at The Fun Center at Paige's Crossing

The Fun Center at Paige's Crossing

Columbia City

$34.50 $16

Ride a mini-roller coaster and other outdoor carnival-like rides; indoor arcade has redemption games

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

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

Up to 53% Off Bowling and American Grill Food

10 Pins of Trenton

Trenton

$64 $30

Groups can supplement two hours of bowling with pizza and soda; Classics Tavern features American fare and drinks

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Bar Louie

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 44% Off at Grand Prix Karting

Grand Prix Karting

Columbus

$47 $29

Zoom up to 30 mph on one of two tracks inside a 120,000-sq.-ft. center

Up to 65% Off at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Eastland

$79.90 $35

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A 40-ft. tower with four dizzying slides, a 40-foot play structure with a water cannon, and an adult-only hot tub inside an 84-degree park.

Up to 58% Off Bowling Bundles

HPL Bowling Center

North Linden

$39.25 $17

Folks bowl two games while enjoying pizza and soda

Up to 67% Off Bowling for Two or Six

Game of Western Columbus

Hilltop

$36.70 $12

Families and friends can hurl hefty spheroids down shellacked alleys

Up to 48% Off All-Day Passes to Romulus Athletic Center

Romulus Athletic Center

Romulus

$24 $13

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Sprawling athletic center with five-pool waterpark area, basketball courts, and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of fitness and cardio equipment

Up to 50% Off Laser Tag or Mini Golf for Two

Zap Zone

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

After choosing a glowing accessory, two people can enjoy a match of laser tag or a game of indoor mini golf

Up to 53% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental and Sodas

Taylor Lanes

Taylor

$22.58 $12

More than 48 synthetic lanes outfitted with wooden approaches and automatic scoring; cosmic bowling on Saturday afternoons

52% Off Art Museum Membership

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Ann Arbor

$75 $36

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Membership to the university art museum—which showcases 19,000+ artworks—includes invites to special events and exhibition openings

Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Up to 55% Off at Xtreme Bounce Zone

Xtreme Bounce Zone

Haisley

$42 $19

Kids jump around 6 inflatable playsets that include 9 slides, obstacle course & toddler zone, which host pizza parties for up to 30 kids

Up to 59% Off Children's Indoor Recreation

My Urban Toddler

Pittsfield

$60 $29

City-themed play center attached to a boutique-style children’s and maternity retail shop

Half Off Family Zoo Outing in Ann Arbor

World of Discovery Reptile Zoo

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

Up to 63% Off Bowling at Chelsea Lanes

Chelsea Lanes

Chelsea

$25.50 $12

Groups of two or four players enjoy soda as they take aim at pins during two games of bowling

Up to 57% Off Private Drum Lessons 

Tom Twiss Drum Studio

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

Up to 57% Off Bounce-House Admissions

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$21 $10.50

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in play and open jump time

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at Arctic Edge of Canton

Arctic Edge of Canton

Canton

$16 $8

Skaters glide and twirl on one of two NHL-size rinks during open-skate sessions

Up to 50% Off Fun Package

Play Atlantis

Melvindale

$54 $29

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Visitors at the family fun center enjoy a multilevel laser tag arena, indoor and outdoor mini golf, bounce area, and an arcade

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Maestro Music Academy

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

Up to 53% Off Summer Camp

Creative Hands Early Learning

Westland

$200 $99

Kids participate in creative and educational activities mixed with daily and weekly field trips at summer camp that provides meals

Up to Half Off Bowling and Drinks for Two

Cherry Hill Lanes

Dearborn Heights

$26 $12.99

A shareable pitcher of soda or beer paired with two games of bowling

50% Off Laser Tag

Galaxy Zone

Dearborn

$34 $17

Laser-tag bouts unfold in a glowing, space-themed arena with multiple levels to play on—all overseen by staffers who ensure safety

The Henry Ford – Up to 50% Detroit Maker Faire Visit

The Henry Ford

Detroit Maker Faire

$56 $28

More than 400 inventors & DIY makers show off the science behind their robotics, electronics, & rockets plus food & music at The Henry Ford

53% Off Summer Camp at Cirque Amongus

Cirque Amongus

Livonia

$210 $99

Instructors teach youngsters 10 circus skills, including magic tricks and walking on stilts, at a camp that culminates in a performance

Up to 50% Off at Tiny Town Play Lounge

Tiny Town Play Lounge

Tiny Town Play Lounge

$129 $64

Indoor toddler play center features make-believe shops, puppet theater, climbing structures, and parents' lounge.

49% Off at Bounce It Up

Bounce It Up

Livonia

$15 $7.67

Kids 13 years old or younger coast down inflatable slides, climb up walls, and play free arcade games; toddlers frolic in their own zone

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

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

Up to 64% Off Ice Skating

Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex

Windsor

C$14 C$5

Duos or quartets hit the ice before warming up with a cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn

50% Off Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals in Angola

SUP 101 Lakes

Angola

$50 $25

Rental of stand-up paddleboard includes lesson and two hours of paddling across Crooked Lake

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

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

50% Off Interactive Arts & Scraps Exhibit

Arts & Scraps

East English Village

$10 $5

Non-profit organization teaches kids how to create art from recycled materials with exhibits such as the Junk Xylophone

Detroit Historical Museum Membership – 51% Off

Detroit Historical Museum

Midtown

$65 $32

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History-museum membership includes access to online artifact database, discounted gift-shop purchases, and free museum parking

Up to 58% Off Bowling at Interstate Lanes

Interstate Lanes

Rossford/Perrysburg

$32 $15

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This 40-lane bowling alley welcomes groups with automatic scoring, a video arcade, and an onsite eatery

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

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Since its founding in 1998, the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. has been dedicated to preserving, and educating others about, the rich history of the railroad in Northwest Ohio. The center's sprawling gift shop and museum, which features two model-train layouts, explore the role of trains in American life in the past and the present. Outside, quarter-scale deisel and steam trains chug across a field crossed with railroad tracks with dozens of gleeful passengers in tow. As part of its celebration of all things railroad, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. also curates seasonal events, such as train rides brimming with holiday festivities.

11600 County Road 99
Findlay,
OH
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At Hansen Performance Horses, riders of all ages and experience levels saddle up under the direction of Teresa Hansen, who has owned and shown horses for more than 25 years and has coached amateurs to top finishes at prestigious competitions. Hooves gallop across the Hansen family's training facility, which consists of a heated indoor arena, an outdoor arena, and a climate-controlled viewing room for onlookers and curious TVs considering new career paths. Aside from private, one-on-one lessons, aspiring gauchos can earn their spurs during an assortment of different lessons, including therapeutic sessions for autistic children, as well as instruction in Western pleasure, hunter under-saddle, and reining divisions.

19755 Otsego Pike
Bowling Green,
OH
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Formerly the expansive estate of the philanthropic Joseph and Marie Schedel, the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens boasts four bountiful flower gardens on more than 17 picturesque acres nestled next to the Portage River. A self-guided tour brochure outlines a leisurely stroll through the gardens, highlighting beautiful, unusual, and rare plants.

19255 W Portage Riv
Elmore,
OH
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After 20 years of successfully frightening fear fans, The Haunted Hydro is back for another season of shudders with more than 50 actors, multiple attractions, and an “Evil Inferno” theme. With a Monster Bash ticket, guests begin their journey by entering the 20-foot Tunnel of Terror leading to Hydro’s cursed chambers. Inside, realistically made-up monsters and mutants make screams scream in horror and force flesh to sprout goose feathers. Visitors can also venture into the brand-new Lair of Scare, a dark cavern of undeath where each turn is as futile as the one before it. A free paintball ticket gives brave citizens the chance to hunt the zombies that lurk in Paintball Alley, and a free soft drink soothes sore throats resulting from too much shrieking, screeching, and light- bulb eating.

1333 Tiffin St
Fremont,
OH
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Interstate Lanes complements its 40 bowling lanes with several classic avenues of entertainment, from the video arcade's flashing lights to the lounge equipped with billiard tables. As bowlers attempt to topple sets of pins, automatic scoring systems keep track of their feats, and bumpers prevent balls from triggering gutters' traumatic memories of serving in a giant mousetrap. Beyond open-bowling hours, the alley hosts competitive leagues for men, women, and children, and an onsite kitchen fires up bites such as chicken wings, specialty burgers, and freshly baked pizzas.

819 Lime City Rd
Rossford,
OH
US

Established: 2000
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Go-karts
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

At Putt-Putt Fun Center, there's no shortage of fun activities—all of which are family-friendly. Mini golf gives groups the chance to hone their whacks on an 18-hole course, and the go-kart track offers cars designed for kids, grown-ups, or both parent and child. The batting cages are another way to take on some friendly competition, as participants practice their swings in hopes of sending a ball soaring across the cage or back into the tube it came out of to teach it a lesson. Those activities can also be rolled into a birthday party package, which may include access to a private party room and pizza.

8830 N State Route 66
Defiance,
OH
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