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Things To Do With Kids in Florence

Florence is a Northern Kentucky town that offers families the convenience of urban living and the appeal of the rural lifestyle. Just 12 miles south of Cincinnati, parents and kids alike can take advantage of attractions in nearby towns, including prime shopping, dining, and entertainment options. And when you’re ready to show the kids the charm of the great outdoors, head out for a day exploring farmland and wide open spaces. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find in on this list of top things to do in town.

From in-town adventures to rural day trips, there are loads of ways to have fun in Florence. Take the kids out for a day at the park, a film premiere, or a ticket-winning extravaganza at some of the most popular places in town. The best things to do with kids include:

  • Playing a game of frisbee at Lincoln Woods Park
  • Shooting baskets at Sports of All Sorts
  • Choosing to play with your feet or a club at World of Golf
  • Seeing the latest blockbusters at Danbarry Dollar Saver Cinemas
  • Winning prizes at Gameworks in Newport

If you’re on the hunt for a good time for both kids and adults, look no further than Florence. Head out to watch a sporting event, grab a late night treat, or visit some of the natural attractions near town. Here are some of the top family-friendly things to do:

  • Root for the home team at the Florence Freedom Stadium
  • Practice your swing at The Batting Cage
  • Find out about the effects of invasive species at the Boone County Arboretum
  • Enjoy a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese at Grammas Pizza
  • Pile on the toppings at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Visiting Florence doesn’t have to break the bank. There are loads of fun and affordable activities for the kids in town, including a number of parks, memorials, and interesting sights to see. Check out these top activities:

  • Scale the climbing wall on the playground at Stringtown Park
  • Take a profile picture next to the “Florence, Y’all” water tower
  • Find a unique gift at the Florence Antique Mall
  • Pay respects to members of the military at the Boone County Veterans Memorial
  • Stay in an artic or treehouse themed hotel room at the Wildwood Inn
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Kids always have a good time when they’re in Florence. From enjoying public parks to knocking down pins at a bowling alley, they’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of the most popular things to do with kids:

  • Be the last one standing at Lazer Kraze Laser Tag
  • Flip into a giant foam pit at Jump!Zone Florence
  • Pick out your next favorite book series at the Boone County Public LIbrary
  • Meet exotic animals from all over the world at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Try not to knock your ball into the water at the Putt-Putt Fun Center
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Florence is perfect for hanging with the whole gang. Take the kids and all their friends for a day out on the town solving puzzles, playing outdoors, or having a friendly competition. Some of the best group activities include:

  • Having a cookout near the pier at Camp Ernst Lake Park
  • Getting three strikes in a row at Florence Bowl
  • Tasting the spicy Tex-Mex food at Chuy's
  • Racing to the finish line at Full Throttle Indoor Karting
  • Solving the mystery at the immersive Sherlock’s Escape Room

There are tons of learning opportunities around Florence. Take the kids to understand life on a farm before heading north to see the large art museums in Cincinnati. Make sure not to skip these other exciting and educational things to do:

  • Browse the Cincinnati Museum Center Exhibits at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport
  • Learn about riding and caring for horses at Briarwood Farm
  • See the model town at the Behringer-Crawford Museum
  • View the different train cars at the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati
  • Step back in time on a tour of the Abner Gaines House

For the more expressive kids, there are tons of great classes that help kids shape their potential. Willis Music teaches children to both play music and record sound in their state-of-the-art recording studio. Sign the kids up to these top classes:

  • Prepare for your vacation dive with The Scuba Shack Diving Lessons
  • Paint a piece of ceramic pottery at Color Me Mine
  • Karate chop through a wooden plank with Triple Crown MMA
  • Sign up for intramural sports with the City of Florence Parks and Rec
  • Get ready for the limelight with Kids on Stage

Rainy days can’t stop the fun in Florence. For an exciting day inside in Florence, consider an active day in an indoor sports complex or a relaxing day browsing in a shopping center. Here are some top indoor activities:

  • Take swimming lessons at Silverlake The Family Place
  • Ride down the ramp at Ollie’s Skatepark
  • Pick out a brand new outfit at the Florence Mall
  • Skate under the disco ball at the Florence Fundome
  • Laugh out loud to the latest comedy film at Cinemark Florence 14