Kids Activities in Trotwood

$16 for Two Laser-Tag Games and One Laser-Maze Round for Two at Laser Web Dayton ($34 Value)

Laser Web Dayton

Centerville

$34 $16

Laser beams target opponents in the laser tag arena, and darting players in the laser maze

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

Skateworld of Kettering

Kettering

$74 $25

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

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$5 for a One-Month Online Guitar-Lesson Membership from JamPlay, LLC ($19.95 Value)

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

$19.95 $5

Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

Three or Six Flute or Piano Lessons at Price Music Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Price Music Studio

Vandalia

$70 $35

Students learn to play the flute or piano during private lessons

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at La Ru Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

La Ru Lanes

Highland Heights

$20 $11

Bowlers slip into rental shoes before taking to the lanes for two full games, where automatic scorers make for fun, smooth games

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

$47 $19

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

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

$176 $79

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

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

Batter's Advantage

Lebanon

$7 $4

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

Admission for Two or Four to the Maze of Insanity at Horror Acres Haunted House (45% Off)

Horror Acres Haunted House

Green

$20 $11

Brave souls wind their way through stalks of corn, encountering unspeakable horrors as they frantically search for the exit

Two Groupons, Each Good for One Inflatable Open-Play Pass for One or Two Kids at Run Jump-n-Play (Up to 53% Off)

Run Jump-n-Play

Deerfield

$10 $5.50

Kids can climb and bounce on extraterrestrial obstacle courses, kraken-wrapped pirate ships, and ball-equipped stadiums

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

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

$16 $8

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

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

Wayne County Historical Museum

Richmond

$14 $7

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

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

$31 $12

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

Two or Four All-Day Passes for Corn Maze and Hay Rides at Blooms and Berries Farm Market (Up to 48% Off)

Blooms and Berries Farm Market

Loveland

$20 $11

Guests meander through seven-acre corn maze, take 30-minute hayride, and pet the goats at this family-friendly farm

Full-Day Visit for One, Two, or Four at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 59% Off) 

CoCo Key Water Resort

Sharonville

$30 $15

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

BYOB Jewelry Class for Two or Four Adults, Kids' Birthday Party, or Craft Class at Craftologies (Up to 56% Off)

Craftologies

Cincinnati

$90 $45

Adults create jewelry and go home with four personalized pieces; party for up to 18 kids with games and two crafts of your choice

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

$20 $10

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

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

Northland Ice Center

Evendale

$16 $8

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

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

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

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

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

$16 $8

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

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

Southern Lanes Sports Center

Alexandria

$55 $25

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

$14 for Four Children's Activity-Center Visits to Totter's Otterville (Up to $31.80 Value)

Totter's Otterville

Covington

$31.80 $14

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

5 or 10 All-Day Visits or a Mega Bounce Party for Up to 24 at Big Bounce Family Fun Center (Up to 59% Off)

Big Bounce Family Fun Center

New Castle

$35 $17

A 7,500-square-foot indoor playground with inflatables and an arcade hosts parties with pizza, ice cream, and soda

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Jane’s Saddlebag (Up to 50% Off)

Jane's Saddlebag

Walton

$16 $8

Restored saddlebag home offers insight into settler life with tours of a historic smokehouse, flatboat, and petting zoo of farm animals

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

Dagaz Acres

Rising Sun

$90 $49

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One-hour Premier and two-hour Ultimate courses offer more than 23-acre-long ziplines over multiple ravines and bridges; speeds up to 30 mph

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

Boone County Arboretum

Florence

$15 $7

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

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

The Hillforest

Aurora

$75 $25

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

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

KidZoo

Hebron

$23.50 $12

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

$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

$15 for Four Corn Maze Entries, Three Train Rides, and $6 Towards Squash at Country Pumpkins ($32 Value)

Country Pumpkins

Crittenden

$32 $15

Explore a corn maze, ride the barrel train, and pick out your favorite Cushaw squash at the family farm equipped with permanent bathrooms

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

EarthJoy Tree Adventures

AJ Jolly Park

$320 $159

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

One Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four with Batting Cage Tokens at Putt N Play Family Fun Center (Up to 48% Off)

Putt N Play Family Fun Center

Grove City

$14.50 $8

The 18-hole miniature-golf course challenges players to navigate shrunken boulders and take aim at the bottom of the cup.

$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

Two Adult Races for One with Head Sock and Optional Individual Membership at Grand Prix Karting (Up to 44% Off)

Grand Prix Karting

Columbus

$47 $29

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

All-Day Water-Park Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 65% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Columbus, OH

$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.

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

The Kelton House Museum & Garden

Downtown Columbus

$12 $7

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

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

HPL Bowling Center

North Linden

$39.25 $17

Folks bowl two games while enjoying pizza and soda

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

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

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

$70 $35

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

Bowling for Six with or Without Pizza and Soda at Rule 3 (55% Off)

Rule 3

Pickerington

$66 $30

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Fourteen bowling lanes sit at the center of an entertainment complex with arcade games, a full kitchen, and outdoor activities

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

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

$20 $10

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

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

Valley Zipline Tours

Berne

$160 $85

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.

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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
US

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
US

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
US

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

At Skateworld of Kettering, families strap on their gliding shoes to coast across the rink to the sounds of kid-appropriate tunes. During themed skating sessions, guests can glide to Radio Disney tracks, Top 40 hits, and disco ballads before feeding one of many arcade games with their hard-earned tokens. Tired tots can refuel by sinking their teeth into pizza or working on the blueprints for their perpetual-motion clone at the concessions stand.

1601 E David Rd.
Dayton,
OH
US