Things to do with kids in Dayton Ohio

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Upcoming Family-friendly events around Dayton

Beers with Dad - Arthop and Outdoor Market

Beers with Dad - Arthop and Outdoor Market

Treat Dad to a cold craft brew from Fifth Street Brewpub, peruse the outdoor market, indoor studios, galleries and workshops!

First Friday Art Hop at Front Street

First Friday Art Hop at Front Street

Explore art studios, galleries, shops and boutiques! Live music, food trucks, & shopping!

The Montgomery County Fair

The Montgomery County Fair

The Montgomery County Fair in Dayton, Ohio is July 7-13, 2024 - The Montgomery County Fair is an annual event to support and promote agricultural lifestyle in the Miami Valley.

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.

Friends Craft Night Out

Friends Craft Night Out

Enjoy a night of Crafting with your friends! Receive 10% off your project!

Creedence Revived - tribute to the music of CCR - Centerville Party at the Park

Creedence Revived - tribute to the music of CCR - Centerville Party at the Park

One of the most highly sought after tribute bands in the world, Creedence Revived will play July 7—Part of the 2024 Centerville Summer Concert Series and Party at the Park presented by Cincinnati Children's and St. Leonard.

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

Springfield - Clark County Fireworks - Buck Creek Boom

Springfield - Clark County Fireworks - Buck Creek Boom

Ferncliff at the Banks of Buck Creek - Fireworks begin at dark, approx. 10:00 pm.

Free Concert at North Park: Kim Kelly Orchestra

Free Concert at North Park: Kim Kelly Orchestra

Not just the same old song and dance, the Kim Kelly Orchestra has a musical style all their own. Dedicated to providing polished material in a variety of styles, from the songs of the “Big Band Era” to contemporary pop.

World Refugee Day Celebration

World Refugee Day Celebration

Join us in celebration of World Refugee Day for presentations, a panel discussion, performances, music and refreshments! The event is free and open to the public.

Dads Eat FREE on Father’s Day at Spaghetti Warehouse

Dads Eat FREE on Father’s Day at Spaghetti Warehouse

Dads will enjoy FREE Original Recipe Spaghetti with their choice of our freshly made sauces! Includes choice of soup or salad and sourdough bread. Let the Warehouse do the work, and come relax to celebrate Father's Day!

Moraine Star Spangled Boom

Moraine Star Spangled Boom

Annual Star Spangled Boom in Moraine at Wax Park on July 4th!

Things to do with kids around Dayton

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.

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.

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.

Scene75 Entertainment Center

Scene75 Entertainment Center

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

RollHouse Dayton

RollHouse Dayton

Bowling alley in Huber Heights (former Marian Lanes location)

Poelking Bowling

Poelking Bowling

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

Capri Lanes

Capri Lanes

Bowling Center in Kettering offering Open & Cosmic Bowl, Leagues & Group Events; Sports Bar with multiple TV's, great food and craft beers.

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.

Soak City

Soak City

More than 50 water activities at the Kings Island waterpark, including 30 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, and surfable waves including a 650,000-gallon wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay.

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!

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.

EnterTRAINment Junction!

EnterTRAINment Junction!

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

Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre is dedicated to inspiring personal growth in young people and creating shared performing arts experiences for families.

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.

Mad River Mountain

Mad River Mountain

Resort offers seventeen ski slopes and trails serviced by seven lifts. Snow report, resort news and events, and driving directions.

Poelking Bowling

Poelking Bowling

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

Your Adventure Golf

Your Adventure Golf

Since opening our doors to the public in 1987, Your Adventure Golf has become a must-see destination for people all over the Dayton area.

Jump And Jack's

Jump And Jack's

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

Splash Zone

Splash Zone

Family Aquatic Center & Waterpark in Springfield Ohio with over 400 feet of Water Slides, 280 foot Lazy River, Water Vortex, Sprayground, Diving Boards and more.

The Magic Castle

The Magic Castle

Family Fun in Kettering Ohio - The Magic Castle is the place for Dayton's BEST Birthday Parties - Soft Play, action-filled Arcade Games for all ages - 18-hole Magical Miniature Golf Course - and much more - come check us out!

Get Air Trampoline Park

Get Air Trampoline Park

Wish you could flip & fly, bounce off the walls, defeat your friends at dodgeball and become the next ninja warrior? You can at Get Air Trampoline Park! Fun for all ages!

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) offers historic train rides for all ages in Warren County Ohio departing from downtown Lebanon.

Get Air Trampoline Park

Get Air Trampoline Park

Wish you could flip & fly, bounce off the walls, defeat your friends at dodgeball and become the next ninja warrior? You can at Get Air Trampoline Park! Fun for all ages!

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.

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