Kids Activities in Trotwood

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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One or Three Months of Private Music Lessons at Dayton and Northmont Music Lessons (Up to 66% Off)

Dayton and Northmont Music Lessons

Dayton

Students and instructors meet once a week for 30 minutes to learn instruments ranging from the piano and voice to the flute or single reeds

$100 $36

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$35 for Membership Plus Simulator and Theatre Tickets to the Air Force Museum Foundation ($62 Value)

Air Force Museum Foundation

Dayton

Visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are enhanced by Foundation-operated flight simulators, 3D movies, and more

$62 $35

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

Recreations Outlet

Recreations Outlet

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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Two Go-Kart Races or Go-Kart Driving School with Rental Gear at Whiteland Raceway Park (Up to 50% Off)

Whiteland Raceway Park

Whiteland

Birel N 35-X karts whip riders around the track; the driving school offers basic training and track time

$24 $13

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Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Family or Patron Membership at Taft Museum of Art (Up to 55% Off)

Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

$20 $10

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Public Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Northland Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Northland Ice Center

Evendale

During public-skate hours, skaters of all ages slice across the same NHL-size rink where ECHL hockey team Cincinnati Cyclones practice

$16 $8

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Fairfield Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

$25 $12

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Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 53% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

West End

Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$16 $8

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American Sign Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

American Sign Museum

Camp Washington

Nearly 4,000 signs, photos, and books celebrate roadside Americana and neon art

$30 $15

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Day Passes, Annual Pass, or Birthday Party Package at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 58% Off)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Cincinnati

Indoor water park maintained at 84 degrees with four 40-foot slides, an adventure river, water basketball and an arcade

$22.99 $15

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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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Shrine Circus at The Bank of Kentucky Center on January 9, 10, or 11 (Up to 45% Off)

Shrine Circue

The Bank of Kentucky Center

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Family-friendly show sends animals leaping, aerialists soaring, and clowns cavorting

$27.10 $15

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Bowling Package for Two or Four at Southern Lanes Sports Center (Up to 55% Off)

Southern Lanes Sports Center

Alexandria

Several games of bowling with shoe rental at an all-encompassing facility with sand volleyball courts, an arcade, and a covered outdoor bar

$55 $25

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$22 for Six Children's Activity-Center Visits to Totter's Otterville ($45 Value)

Totters Otterville

Covington

Kids’ activity village hosts educational entertainment with puppet shows, train rooms, and face painting as adults chaperone free of charge

$45 $22

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Guided Zipline Tour for Two People on the Ultimate or Premier Course at Dagaz Acres (Up to 46% Off)

Dagaz Acres

Rising Sun

1-hour Premier and 2-hour Ultimate courses offer more than 23-acre-long ziplines over ravines, tree canopies, & bridges; speeds up to 30 mph

$90 $49

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Individual or Family Membership to Boone County Arboretum (Up to 53% Off)

Boone County Arboretum

Florence

Guests can visit 121 acres of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals at this living museum while traversing one of Kentucky’s best trails

$15 $7

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

$75 $25

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One Family Visit or a Six-Visit Pass for One to KidZoo (49% Off)

KidZoo

Hebron

Modeled after classic outdoor playgrounds, the indoor play area entertains kids with swings, slides, and games led by the staff

$23.50 $12

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Tree-Climbing Adventure for Two or Four from EarthJoy Tree Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

EarthJoy Tree Adventures

AJ Jolly Park

Master the skills of climbing, swinging, and rappelling as you navigate three different routes up a mighty old tree

$320 $159

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Admission for Two, Four, or a Family of Four to Armstrong Air & Space Museum (Up to 58% Off)

Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Wapakoneta

Learn more about the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, along with the stories of other famed Ohio space explorers

$16 $8

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$16 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 $16

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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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NYE Party for Two or Four w/ Optional Dinner at Fort Rapids Hotel & Conference Center (Up to 40% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Eastland

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Families play games, make crafts, and dance the night away inside the hotel’s grand ballroom; optional seafood dinner at Koo Buffet

$120 $79

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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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Bowling Night for Two or Four with Pizza at HP Bowling Center (Up to 58% Off)

HPL Bowling Center

North Linden

Folks bowl two games while enjoying pizza and soda

$39.25 $17

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Four Fitness Classes for One or Two Kids at The Little Gym of Polaris (Up to 50% Off)

The Little Gym of Polaris

Polaris

Instructors lead children aged 4 months to 12 years in gymnastics, dance, and sports development

$69 $35

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Four or Eight Weekly 30-Minute Guitar, Electric Bass, or Beginner Piano Lessons at Stylie Studio (Up to 62% 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 $29

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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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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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Two-Night Stay for Family of Five with Fun Park Pass, Breakfast, and Shaved Ice at S&H Campground (Up to 52% Off)

S&H Campground

Buck Creek

Stay in a camper or tent with water and electric hookup by a creek and fish-stocked lake; optional breakfast buffet and Family Fun Park

$70 $35

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Two 2-Hour Passes to Attractions at That Fun Place (Up to 42% Off)

That Fun Place

Multiple Locations

Carnival games and a nine-hole mini-golf course with aquatic and jungle themes lit by black lights

$25.90 $15

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Newport

Full day of unlimited access to more than 150 interactive games

$45 $20

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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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Tree Top Zipline Tour for Two or Four at Valley Zipline Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Zipline Tours

Berne

A course speeds danglers through the air for more than 1 mi. along a series of ziplines, three of which stretch nearly 1,000 ft.

$160 $85

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On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
OH
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Dixie Twin Drive-In transports moviegoers back to the 1950s with a constantly changing selection of first-run films on two outdoor screens, one 120’ x 52’ and the other 100’ x 65’. Cars pull into the drive-in’s tree-enclosed grounds and tune into a private FM radio station, which provides the audio accompaniment to movies’ car chases, star-crossed love affairs, and alien invasions wedged awkwardly in the middle of historical biopics. The theater starts the season with weekend screenings, then kicks into full swing with daily screenings during the warmest weeks of summer.

6201 N Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
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Capri Lanes boasts shiny new synthetic Brunswick lanes, Ebonite Vantech Matrix scoring systems, and a bright and cheerful atmosphere with comfortable seating and large flat-screens. The newly renovated bowling alley also features bumpers for youngsters and cosmic bowling for night owls, as well as food and drinks from the onsite restaurant.

2727 S Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
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Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.

7737 Waynetowne Blvd
Huber Heights,
OH
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A crowd of 12,000 gathered across Wright Field on September 3, 1971. The reason: President Nixon had arrived to dedicate the new National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. It was a crowning achievement for the Air Force Museum Foundation, which continues to support the museum in its mission to inform the public on the Air Force's history and heritage. The museum's collection charts military aviation history?from the Wright Brothers to World War II to present day.

Museum admission and parking are always free. Current exhibits include more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and cover a time span from the beginnings of military fight to today's war on terrorism.

  • Size: more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space houses more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, along with thousands of historical items
  • Eye Catcher: the 3-D aviation films shown on the 80'x60' theater screen
  • Permanent Mainstay: the museum?s space shuttle exhibit, which allows visitors to experience a full-size replica of a shuttle payload bay and look into the flight deck and mid-deck levels of the crew compartment trainer.
  • Don't Miss: aviation-related gifts at the museum's store, which also boasts one of the largest aviation bookstores in the country
  • Historical Turning Point: Bockscar, the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945
  • Hands-On Flying: An interactive simulator lets visitors fly nine different planes, including an F-15 Eagle
  • Pro Tip: Download one of the museum's podcasts to listen to while exploring the galleries
1100 Spaatz St
Dayton,
OH
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As autumn winds sweep over the pools of the Splash Moraine water park, the summer crowds flee from the coming of Slash Moraine—a terrifying yearly event that transforms the park's beaches into haunted swamps. Live actors garbed in gruesome attire prowl the abandoned grounds searching for groups to scare under the flashing strobe lights as macabre scenes of ghouls, ghosts, and foul play further play to humans' natural fear of pageantry.

3800 North Main Street
Dayton,
OH
US