Things to do with kids in Dayton Ohio

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Upcoming Family-friendly events around Dayton

Family Fun Festival & 5K

Family Fun Festival & 5K

Join us for the Montessori School of Dayton's first Family Fun Festival and 5K Run. 8:30am-9:00am Fun Run 9:00am-10:00am 5K 10:00am-12:30pm Family Fun Festival

Half Price Tuesday at Cinepolis Dayton

Half Price Tuesday at Cinepolis Dayton

Every Tuesday, get 50% OFF your movie tickets at Cinepolis Dayton! Located at Austin Landing.

Small Scale Train Rides at Carillon Park Railroad

Small Scale Train Rides at Carillon Park Railroad

Take a ride on the mini-railroad at Carillon Park with the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society.

Preble Co. Pride Festival 2024

Preble Co. Pride Festival 2024

Join us for a day of celebration, inclusivity, and visibility for the Q+ community who live in and around Preble County, OH.

Folk Dancing

Folk Dancing

Join the Miami Valley Folk Dancers every Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 for an hour of beginning folk dance instruction. We are located at the Michael Solomon Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio

Zoom Around the Room

Zoom Around the Room

Ages: 1 - 5 years. A variety of play equipment will be set up in the gymnasium for children and their guardian to run, climb, jump and recreate.

Genealogy Interest Group

Genealogy Interest Group

An informal meet-up to engage in genealogy research at the Wright Memorial Public Library in Oakwood.

Soar into Spring

Soar into Spring

Join us for our annual summertime FREE preview party at Dominick Lofino Park.

Saturday Night Fox Hollow Rodeo

Saturday Night Fox Hollow Rodeo

Rodeo held every Saturday night year round with Indoor/Outdoor Arena - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

2024 Uptown Music Series

2024 Uptown Music Series

The Uptown Music Series in Centerville will continue this year on the patio space on the northeast corner of Franklin and Main streets near Graeter’s and City Barbeque.

MetroParks' Adopt-a-Park 2024

MetroParks' Adopt-a-Park 2024

Protect and clean green spaces in honor of Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks' annual Adopt-a-Park.

Splatter Room - Messy Fun for Everyone

Splatter Room - Messy Fun for Everyone

At Pinspiration you'll get an hour of messy fun for kids and adults, including Private Splatter Roomâ„¢ and protective gear. Dress Up, Fling Paint at a canvas and take home your mast

Things to do with kids around Dayton

Idle-Hour Ranch

Idle-Hour Ranch

An animal sanctuary dedicated to providing family-friendly fun, education, and hands-on interaction; to promote loving care for animals of all species and to encourage conservation on a global scale.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The world's largest and oldest military aviation museum, located in Dayton Ohio.

Safari Junction

Safari Junction

Safari Junction is organized specifically to provide a learning environment for area youth to be properly educated about animals, their care, and their habitats.

Vandalia Recreation Center

Vandalia Recreation Center

58,000 square foot facility including a fitness center, indoor waterpark and more, serving the community's recreation and leisure needs.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults.

EnterTRAINment Junction!

EnterTRAINment Junction!

Experience the world's largest indoor train display and the greatest funhouse on earth!

Scene75 Entertainment Center

Scene75 Entertainment Center

Scene75 Entertainment Center is the largest indoor entertainment center in the country and offers affordable FUN for everyone!

Adventure Reef Water Park

Adventure Reef Water Park

Kettering Outdoor Water Park - this 3-acre outdoor aquatic facility features a leisure pool with large water playground, two water slides, an interactive splash pad and a baby/toddler pool.

Young's Jersey Dairy

Young's Jersey Dairy

Working dairy farm with restaurant, bakery, miniature golf, driving range, and batting cage and gift shop. Located in Yellow Springs, OH Bring the kids along for a great family day out at Youngs Dairy! Check our website for current festivals and activities.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Located at The Mall at Fairfield Commons - Where Kids create their own stuffed animals - our pawsonal party planners can help customize a birthday party just for you!

Poelking Bowling

Poelking Bowling

We feature (4) modern bowling centers complete with state-of-the-art scoring and bumpers on every lane.

Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Hosting a birthday party at Pump It Up is great for parents and kids alike. We offer everything you need for a fun time

Poelking Bowling

Poelking Bowling

We feature (4) modern bowling centers complete with state-of-the-art scoring and bumpers on every lane.

Camps Rock, Inc.

Camps Rock, Inc.

Camps Rock is Dayton's only fully searchable online directory of summer camps. We have a comprehensive listing, and parents can search by age/grade, topic, location, and date to find the perfect camp.

Troy Aquatic Park

Troy Aquatic Park

Cool off this summer and enjoy our modern waterpark - includes two giant water slides, drop slide, diving board, heated baby pool, interactive water play equipment in zero depth area, zero depth entrance, and giant shade structures.

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

America's Largest Family of Indoor Waterparks - a great family getaway for all ages, located in Mason Ohio close to Kings Island.

Beaver-vu Bowling

Beaver-vu Bowling

Beaver-vu bowl in Beavercreek - Your neighborhood family fun center dedicated to making fun bowling memories for the whole family!

Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center

Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center

The Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center features a spray ground area, two water slides, diving boards, and three pools to accommodate all ages.

Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights

Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights

Family Fun in Huber Heights - Outdoor Waterpark in Huber Heights featuring a giant leisure pool, water slides, sprayground and the lazy river.

Marian Lanes

Marian Lanes

Marian Lanes is a modern bowling center including a full service restaurant. Other entertainment options include mini golf and "insiders" our private party event venue.

YMCA of Greater Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

Health and wellness, exercise and wellness programs as well as child care, day camp and family programs.

THE WEB extreme entertainment

THE WEB extreme entertainment

West Chester Location - Laser Web - Inside Track - Jurassic Par Mini-Golf - Hang Ten bowling alley - great for birthday parties and group events!!

Jump And Jack's

Jump And Jack's

Jump and Jack's, the Ultimate Indoor Party and Play center in West Chester.

Englewood Fun Center

Englewood Fun Center

Outdoor Miniature Golf, Indoor Batting Cages, Inflatable Bouncing Houses, Arcade, more...

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