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Both indoors and outdoors there are plenty of family friendly fun things to do around Dayton! We live a short distance away from Dayton but frequent the Big City often whether is be for Eldest’s Type 1 Diabetes check-up at the Endocrinologists or for a field trip with some homeschool friends.
Some activities are for fun but also have healthy benefits like roller skating, hiking or jumping. Some activities provide a rich amount of History or Art. If you are like our family and need to find things that are both fun and inexpensive then you have come to the right place for ideas and suggestions.
Danbarry Dollar Saver offers movies that have left the big screen at a more affordable price for large families or those on a budget. Despite what the big studios would have you believe, a blockbuster doesn’t become any less thrilling, dramatic, or delightfully terrifying as its release date passes. That’s the philosophy behind Danbarry Dollar Saver Cinemas, which rewards moviegoers willing to wait a few weeks with cheaper ticket prices and plenty of elbow room.
Scene 75- is the nation’s largest indoor arcade which includes a go-cart track, bounce house area, and two 9 hole miniature golf courses.
Skateworld offers two location in the Dayton area one is located in Kettering while the other one is north in Vandalia. 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.
Skyzone is a great place for kids to burn off energy or for adults and teens to join in a league. Inside each Sky Zone location, a wall-to-wall half-pipe made entirely of trampolines gives children and adults a venue where they can hop, bounce, and somersault to their hearts’ content. The vast, taut, springy flooring doesn’t end at the walls, but instead the trampolines continue upward to form angles perfect for springing off. If your children can’t get enough maybe you will need to buy your own trampoline and bounce house!
Cox Arboretum offers wonderful gardens, ponds, and a very tall tower which you can climb and see for miles. Most paths are stroller and wheel chair accessible which makes it nice for families. Large wooden swings and benches are great to sit and watch the fish or ducks.
Kroger Aquatic Center at the Heights– Looking for high-speed thrills? Get in line for the water slides. Prefer a lazy escape? Plop down in an inner tube in the slow-flowing river. Like diving into the water? There’s plenty of room in the pool.
Ohio Renaissance Festival– Spread across 30 acres, the Ohio Renaissance Festival re-creates the sights, sounds, and excitement of a 16th century English village, inviting attendees to pack 400 years of revelry into a single day. The Ohio Renaissance Festival takes place on Labor Day Monday plus every Saturday and Sunday, September 3–October 23.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park -In addition to delighting visitors with massive objects d’art, the 335-acre outdoor museum exhibits the naturally occurring beauty of wooded thickets, and seven lakes. After wandering along the hiking trails, driving along paved roads, and peering into the remains of a stone house built by pioneers, guests can visit the 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum.
Waco Air Museum-Stretched across 77 acres, the Waco airfield launched in 1997 on the wings of the Waco Historical Society, a nonprofit organization on a mission to tote the Golden Age of Flight safely into the future.
Wegerzyn Children’s Garden is a must visit especially in the hot Summer months as they have an outdoor natural water-park. The cool waterfall and the water flowing over the big rocks of the “creek” make it a top things for kids. The pond with fish, nature trails, and elaborate English garden for adults await just outside the children’ area!
Either way if you enjoy outdoor activities or indoor activities you may be able to find a discount on Groupon Things to Do!