Busy schedules, after school clubs and a myriad of chores can overwhelm any family. Take a break, make memories, and have some fun that doesn’t break the schedule or the bank. Follow our trip guide for family fun in Southwest Ohio for a weekend you’re kids will be bragging about at recess!
Gorman Heritage Farm.
Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, inviting visitors to explore and learn the history, methods, and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.
The views here are incredible! You truly feel like you stepped foot off of the city sidewalk right into a beautiful painting. Not only can you learn about the animals and play with them, but you can also peruse the breathtaking meadows, gardens, and spectacular walking trails.
Smale Riverfront Park.
Smale Riverfront Park is located on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati! Fountains, walkways, gardens, event lawns, playgrounds, and restaurants: Smale Riverfront Park has a little bit of everything for everyone!
Being an interactive playground, Smale Park is perfect for your kids or even a group friends after a late dinner or drinks. Find a piano you can walk on and make your own melody. Get in the swing of things on their playful swinging art installations! Get your ‘gram on and pose in front of world-famous Roebling Bridge, the inspiration for the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second-oldest zoo in the United States, opening in 1875. Over one million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the “Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”
Let’s face it though, Fiona has won the hearts of locals and fans around the world – being a prematurely born hippo, Fiona was the smallest of her species to survive infancy. Her remarkable story has led her to become an international phenomenon.
Southwest Ohio is a perfect weekend getaway for families or even just a day trip. With so many things to do that are free and affordable, this is one trip you don’t have to plan very much for – just hop in the car and get out there!