Family Fun in the Cincy Region

Find family-friendly attractions and things to do with kids.

Whether you’re going wild in the great outdoors or making memories inside, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are bursting with family fun.

For outdoor enthusiasts the Cincy Region has over 100 parks with thousands of acres devoted to playgrounds, fishing, hiking & biking, camping - RV, tent, or yurt, kayaks & boats, sports like tennis, basketball, pickleball, sand volleyball, and golf - both regular and disc. Come visit Fiona the hippo and all her friends at our world-class Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - home to over 400 species of animals and 3000+ plant species. Or you can touch a shark and explore deep sea hydrothermal vents at Newport Aquarium

4 Elephants walking during the day toward the camera.

Newport on the Levee, the home of the Newport Aquarium, offers plenty of other options for families including the first LEGO-themed cafe in the United States - The Brickery, as well as immersive, 3-D game adventures at Immersive Gamebox, arcade fun at Velocity Esports, and a free indoor play area. 

Bridgeview Box Park (photo: Newport on the Levee)

If indoor options are your thing, you can't go wrong with any of our amazing cultural opportunities including the Behringer-Crawford Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, or Contemporary Art Center. Cincinnati is also home to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, the oldest professional theater for younger audiences. Look for their sensory-friendly production days!

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

If more action is more your speed look for Full Throttle Adrenaline Park with indoor go-karts, paintball, and VR adventures located in Cincinnati, OH and Florence, KY. Scene75 in Milford, or Dave and Busters in Florence and Cincinnati provide hours of climate controlled fun with their large arcades. 

People enjoying indoor karting at Full Throttle.

For sports fans you can plan to see a major league game by the Cincinnati Reds baseball, FC Cincinnati soccer, or Cincinnati Bengals football. The Cincy Region is also home to other exciting sports teams like Cincinnati Cyclones hockey, the Florence Y'alls baseball, Black-n-Bluegrass RollerGirls, or NCAA Division I teams Northern Kentucky University Norse and University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

Florence Y'alls

Want even more great things to do? Look for theme parks, aquatic centers, escape rooms, bowling, riverboat excursions and so much more! Looking for things to do this weekend with the kids? Check out our events calendar for upcoming events.