Kids Activities in Lima

Zipline Adventure with Photos at Markin Farms Zipline Adventures (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Markin Farms Zipline Adventures

Liberty

Fast-paced zips weave through forests, over ponds, and past rivers, with a double-zip setup at the finish. Perfect gift for adrenaline fans!

$106 $55

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Entertainment Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Noble

One round of mini golf, go-kart ride, and batting-cage rounds; birthday party packages for up to 10, including mini golf for each kid

$20 $12

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Four or Eight 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons, or Guitar Restringing at Sound City Music (Up to 56% Off)

Sound City Music

Troy

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

$176 $79

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Three or Six Flute or Piano Lessons at Price Music Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Price Music Studio

Vandalia

Students learn to play the flute or piano during private lessons

$70 $32

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$22 for Four to Visit Science Central (Up to $32 Value)

Science Central

Near Downtown

Kids learn about oceanic creatures, mammoth mastodons, meteorology, and other scientific subjects through 130+ hands-on exhibits

$32 $22

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Bounce-House Admission for Up to Two or Five Kids with Tokens and Snacks at Jungle George's (Up to 52% Off)

Jungle George's

Fort Wayne

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

$32.50 $17

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Batting-Cage Tokens or Mini Golf for Four at The Plex (Up to 45% Off)

The Plex

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $25

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6 or 12 Tickets for Putt Putt, Go-Karts, or Arcade Games at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to 51% Off)

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Fort Wayne

Center boasts family-friendly go-karts, arcade & putt-putt courses including one with fire-breathing volcano

$39 $19

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Ride Tickets and Arcade Tokens at The Fun Center at Paige's Crossing (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

The Fun Center at Paige's Crossing

Columbia City

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

$34.50 $16

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Two Games of Bowling for Two or Four at Super Bowl Family Fun Centers (Up to 47% Off)

Super Bowl Family Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

As each member of your party rolls their ball, the automatic scoring system keeps track of points

$21.50 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of Music Lessons — Fusion Violin Studio

Fusion Violin Studio

Perrysburg

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

$20 $10

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Waco Air Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six Adults in Troy (Half Off)

Waco Air Museum

WACO Air Museum

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

$12 $6

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Admission for Two Adults or Family Up to Six at National Military History Center (Up to 48% Off)

National Military History Center

Auburn

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

$20 $11

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Six Playground Visits at Recreations Outlet (Up to $48 Off)

Recreations Outlet

Powell

Playground-equipment show room allows little ones to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

$48 $24.99

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A Private Music Lesson from Powell Academy of Music (44% Off)

Powell Academy Of Music

Powell

From the merchant: 30-minute music lesson with our highly qualified staff

$27 $15

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Ice-Skating Package for Two, Four, or Six at MetroParks Ice Rink. (50% Off). Three Options Available.

MetroParks Ice Rink

Five Rivers MetroParks

70’ x 150’ outdoor ice rink under covered pavilion located along scenic Great Miami River in Downtown Dayton; food concession on-site

$14 $7

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Roller-Skating Outing for Two or Four at Skateworld of Kettering (Up to 66% Off)

Skateworld of Kettering

Kettering

Families glide across the rink to Radio Disney, Top 40 hits, or disco during themed skating sessions

$74 $25

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$14 for Two Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at Ables Golf on Avery ($32 Value)

Ables Golf On Avery

South Dublin

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

$32 $14

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Interactive Theater Experience for Two, Four, or Eight at Trapped Toledo (Up to 56% Off)

Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

Interactive theater experiences lock 10 participants in a room to solve challenges such as finding a missing spy to foil a terrorist plot

$50 $25

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$214 for $475 Groupon — Strike Zone Sports Training

Strike Zone Sports Training, Llc

Northwood

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

$475 $214

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

Stylie Studio

Old Worthington

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

$72 $35

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

The Schwartz School of Music

Worthington

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

$25 $13

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Bowling Package for Two or Four With Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Sodas at Bluffton Bowling Center (Up to 50% Off)

Bluffton Bowling Center

Bluffton

Bowling, pizza, and drinks make for a fun evening at this classic alley that welcomes bowlers of all ages

$30 $17

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

Westerville Mini Golf

Westerville

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

$29 $13

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wayne County Historical Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Wayne County Historical Museum

Richmond

Artifacts and memorabilia paint a vivid picture of Wayne County from the pioneer era through contemporary times

$14 $7

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All-Day Water-Park Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 50% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Columbus, OH

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.

$79.90 $45

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Kelton House Museum & Garden (Up to 50% Off)

The Kelton House Museum & Garden

Downtown Columbus

Beautifully restored house and garden present a glimpse of Victorian life through the lens of a family that lived it

$12 $7

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$15 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Stone Mountain Family Fun Center in Tecumseh (Up to $30 Value)

Stone Mountain Family Fun Center

Tecumseh

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

$30 $15

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Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for Two or Up to Six at J.D. Legends (Up to 60% Off)

J.D. Legends

Franklin

Friends and families topple pins at 24 lanes with electronic scoring surrounded by art-deco carpeting and citrus-hued decorations

$47 $19

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Self-Guided Museum Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 63% Off)

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

Mansfield

Explore the 19th-century building where “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed at your own pace

$18 $10

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

Edison Birthplace Museum

Milan

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 $8

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

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

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

$84.95 $50

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

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Sandusky, OH

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

$39.95 $19

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Two, Four, or Six General-Admission Passes to Splash Universe Indoor Water Park (Up to 61% Off)

Splash Universe Indoor Water Park

Dundee

Guests zip down twisting water slides, float along a lazy river, or step carefully across logjams inside a temperature-controlled water park

$64 $32

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$4 for $7 Worth of Batting Practice — Batter's Advantage

Batter's Advantage

Lebanon

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

$7 $4

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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

$20 $10

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Three-Hour Zipline Tour for Two or Four People at White River Zip Lines (Up to 55% Off)

White River Zip Lines

Anderson

Brand new zipline park lets visitors soar through the trees, including down a 1,000 ft. mega line, during an up to three-hour excursion

$218 $98

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows and alongside lakes

$16 $8

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Three Games of Bowling for Two or Two-Hour Lane Rental Package for Up to Six at Game of Garfield (Up to 76% Off)

Game of Fairfield

Fairfield

Multi-faceted facility hosts bowling parties with packages that include shoe rentals

$31 $12

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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
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
US

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
US

Every time the Darke County Historical Society unearths a new finding, there’s a good chance that the public’s first look at it will come in the exhibition halls of Greenville’s Garst Museum. More than 300,000 American artifacts fill the museum's six wings, many of which were discovered—or rediscovered, as the case may be—over the course of the society's archeological digs, genealogical research, and historic preservation activities.

Among the century-spanning exhibits, the softer side of sharpshooter Annie Oakley unfolds in the Coppock Wing, and antique cannonballs and Humvees speak of the wartime exploits of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Down on the first floor, a painting of Chief Tarhe, Grand Sachem of the Wyandots, presides over a collection that focuses on America during the 1700s but leaves room for anachronistic elements such as mastodon bones. The newest exhibit, "Diversity in Darke County: The Story of Longtown," celebrates local history with its visual chronicle of a tri-racial settlement in Greenville.

Aside from the main two-story brick Colonial home—which was built as an inn in 1852, according to Touring Ohio—the society and the museum maintain several properties of historic note. A free, self-guided tour of Bear's Mill and its 800-foot water channel can be capped with a cup of gourmet coffee, and the Lowell Thomas house provides insights into the childhood of the broadcaster and adventurer who once famously dined with the Prince of Wales inside an actual whale.

205 North Broadway Street
Greenville,
OH
US

It’s no surprise that as a mother of five, a Cub Scouts den leader, and a tutor to autistic children, Tender Touch Farm instructor Lisa Gilliam has a way with children. She’s been sharing her passion for riding with youngsters for more than a decade, encouraging them to grow and learn through equestrian experiences such as camps and lessons. Within one-hour lessons, she teaches kids how to maintain their balance and communicate with the horse without the use of words or Morse code messages nudged into their sides. After lessons, kids also get exposure to the nonriding components of horse care, such as grooming and anatomy.

12701 US Hwy. 36
Marysville,
OH
US

Since 1949, the clatter of balls and pins has rung in the ears of bowlers at Shamrock Lanes. Today, 44 Brunswick synthetic lanes usher balls toward their targets in a sand-colored room punctuated by orange wall panels. Between frames, the full-service bar and grill refuels bowlers with burgers and pizza, or players can hone their hand-eye coordination in the arcade. Winning skee-ball earns ball hurlers prizes, and playing shooting games helps them improve their aim so they can go home and water the garden next door through the white picket fence.

1051 E Main St
Springfield,
OH
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