Whether it’s spring break, a long weekend, summer, or just an afternoon away from school, there are plenty of things for kids to see and do around West Chester, Ohio. Not only will the kids have a good time at some of these attractions, but parents can find entertainment and time to bond with the family as well. Here are just a few of the kid-friendly attractions the area has to offer.
The Studio is a place where creativity comes alive in a paint-your-own pottery shop. Choose your own pottery and enjoy using the paint supplies that are included with the purchase of the piece you want to paint. Parents enjoy using stencils and having different paints for effect while kids have fun creating something unique all on their own. There are enough pottery options that everyone can find something to fit the day’s budget for entertainment. The hardest part is leaving the creations behind so they can be fired and picked up at a later date when they are complete. The Studio is located at 118 Main Street in Hamilton, Ohio.
EnterTRAINment Junction is more than just a clever name. Located at 7378 Squire Ct. in West Chester, Ohio, this attraction is pure fun for kids and adults. There are 2 miles of model railroad that run model trains and can cause time to fly by faster than you’d think. The model trains also run through the history of trains in America. There’s even an indoor play area with a small train ride and a climbing space just for toddlers. The A-Maze-N Funhouse attraction is attached for two times the fun. For just the EnterTRAINment Junction, adults cost $14.95, children ages 3-12 are $11.95 and those 2 and under are free. There are also group rates and party options for those who want to take more than just the family along.
A-Maze-N Funhouse is a one-of-a-kind experience that is connected to the EnterTRAINment Junction. You can do one or the other, or both in one day. This attraction is designed to look like an old-time circus and is filled with adventures for everyone in the family. With the Mirror Maze, the Clown College pros, and the Outer Limits, it’s hard to figure out what to do first. Tickets are $9.95 for all ages.
The WEB Extreme Entertainment
The WEB Extreme Entertainment is located at 7172 Cincinnati Dayton Road in West Chester, Ohio, and is filled with indoor fun. Kids and adults alike can enjoy indoor go-cart races, laser tag, mini bowling, arcade games, glow putt, a climbing wall, and more. The full cafe makes sure no one gets hungry while they are there. Families can choose a combination of activities or get a complete Family Package that allows them to do all of the attractions in one day. Mondays are a good day to visit as you can buy entry to one attraction and get the second one half off.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, located at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road in Hamilton, Ohio, is the perfect location on a nice day with over 300 acres to explore. The park offers a collection of sculptures that used to be private, but now can be viewed as pieces of art by the public. Families can rent Art Carts by the hour to make scooting around the park all that much more fun. Count the sculptures and make sure you see all 60 of them. The Ancient Sculpture Museum is open every day from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children under the age of 5 are free while children 6-12 cost $3. Adults are $8.
Butler County Donut Trail
The Butler County Donut Trail is the perfect spot to hit between entertaining ventures. Butler County has the largest number of donut shops per capita in the Midwest and there are 12 different stops along this donut trail. You can get a passport and have it stamped at each shop, earning yourself a T-shirt. While you might not want to taste test a donut at every stop right away, there are good places to return in the future to try it all out.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
Jungle Jim’s International Market is entertaining whether you are a foodie or not. There are interesting displays at 5440 Dixie Hwy. in Fairfield, Ohio, that keep kids in awe while parents take a look at foods down every aisle from all over the world. This attraction is more than just a store. It can spark questions and discussions and even unusual family meals later in the day.
Learning Through Play Cafe
The Learning Through Play Cafe is the perfect place for kids and parents alike. Located at 6844 Tylersville Road in West Chester, Ohio, kids can enjoy the indoor play area and explore while the parents sip on their favorite beverages, chat, and catch up with one another. While a date to play is $10 per child and adults are free, there are membership options that are worth your while if you plan to visit often. Private parties are also available for those who enjoy the attraction the most.
Run Jump-n-Play is the perfect location for indoor play on a cold or rainy day. The indoor playground is also a perfect party place for a variety of ages. With thousands of square feet of space, kids get to be kids in one of the largest indoor playgrounds around. The venue is located at 5897 Pfeiffer Road, Suite B in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has season passes available. You can also go for the day at $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends.
For other ways to teach, stimulate, and entertain kids, contact the professionals at Crème de la Crème in West Chester Township, OH where educational success is highly important. Early childhood environments are highly important during school hours, on weekends, and every moment in between throughout those delicate early years of development and learning.