Northeast Ohio Activities

Waldorf educators believe children need lots of free time, outdoors and indoors alike, and boredom is a good thing – the precursor to creativity. That said, there are those days during summer break, perhaps after three solid days of rain, when everyone could use a little enrichment. Below is a list of resources of things to do in Northeast Ohio, pulled from the website, Find Time for Fun.

Here is a Northeast Ohio Family Friendly Calendar:


Here is a complete list of Festivals in Ohio:


Here are some Northeast Ohio indoor fun for those rainy days:

American Bouncers (CuyahogaCounty – Cleveland)

The Jump Yard (CuyahogaCounty – North Royalton)

DiscoveryWorks at Avon Lake Public Library (Lorain County – Avon) *Free

Playground World (Lorain County – Avon) *Free During Select Weekly Days/Times*

Romp & Stomp Center (MedinaCounty – Medina)

Rockin’ Robin’s Amazone (MedinaCounty – Medina)

Indoor Playland at First Christian Church (Stark – North Canton) *Free

Adventure Landings (StarkCounty – Canton)

Pump it Up Hartville (StarkCounty – Hartville)

Pump it Up Stow (SummitCounty – Stow)

Planetarium Shows (Northeast Ohio)

Ashtabula Maritime Museum (AshtabulaCounty – Ashtabula)

Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum (AshtabulaCounty – Conneaut)

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CuyahogaCounty – University Circle)

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cuyahoga County – University Circle) *Free

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CuyahogaCounty – University Circle)

Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum (CuyahogaCounty – Cleveland)

A Christmas Story House and Museum (CuyahogaCounty – Tremont)

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (CuyahogaCounty – Bay Village)

Kidzibits Family Education Center (CuyahogaCounty – University Circle)

Crawford Aviation/Automotive Museum (Cuyahoga County – Cleveland) 

Great Lakes Science Center (CuyahogaCounty – Cleveland)

Museum of Contemporary Art (CuyahogaCounty – University Circle)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (CuyahogaCounty – Cleveland)

Butler Institute of American Art (MahoningCounty – Youngstown)

McDonough Museum of Art (MahoningCounty – Youngstown)

OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science & Technology (MahoningCounty –Youngstown)

The Arms Family Museum (MahoningCounty – Youngstown)

Medina Toy and Train Museum (MedinaCounty, Medina)

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum (RichlandCounty – Mansfield)

Biblewalk Wax Museum (RichlandCounty – Mansfield)

Mansfield Fire Museum and Education Center (RichlandCounty – Mansfield)

MAPS Air Museum (StarkCounty – North Canton)

Massillon Museum (StarkCounty – Massillon)

McKinley Museum & Discovery World (StarkCounty – Canton)

Pro Football Hall of Fame (StarkCounty – Canton)

Canton Classic Car Museum (StarkCounty – Canton)

Canton Museum of Art (StarkCounty – Canton)

Akron Art Museum (SummitCounty – Akron)

Akron Fossils & Science Center (Truassic Park) (SummitCounty – Akron)

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (TuscarawasCounty – Dennison)

Bowling (Northeast Ohio)

Glow in the Dark Indoor Miniature Golf (Northeast Ohio)

Laser Tag (Northeast Ohio)

Roller Skating Rinks (Northeast Ohio)

P. Graham Dunn Factory Tour (WayneCounty – Dalton)

Train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Akron, Canton, Cleveland stations)

AC&J Scenic Train Rides (AshtabulaCounty – Jefferson)

Tour an Amish Home and take a ride on a Horse & Buddy (HolmesCounty –Millersburg)

Explore Squires Castle (Cuyahoga County – North Chagrin Nature Center) *Free

Tour Glamorgan Castle (StarkCounty – Alliance)

Harry London Chocolates Factory Tour (StarkCounty – North Canton)

Friday Lunch Trolley Rides in Akron (Summit County – Akron) *Free


Here is a list of FREE activities:     

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach (Lake County – Fairport Harbor)

DayBreak Lavender Farm (PortageCounty – Streetsboro)

Home Depot Kids Workshops (Northeast Ohio)

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics (Northeast Ohio)

Micheal’s Make it Take it Crafts (Northeast Ohio) 

Lakeshore Learning Crafts for Kids (CuyahogaCounty – Beachwood)

Canal Fulton Glassworks (StarkCounty – Canal Fulton) *Free Glass Blowing Demonstrations*

Akron Glassworks (SummitCounty – Akron) *Free Glass Blowing Demonstrations*

Playground World (GeaugaCounty – Chesterland) *Free During Select Weekly Days/Times*

DiscoveryWorks at AvonLake Public Library (LorainCounty – Avon)

Playground World (Lorain County – Avon) *Free During Select Weekly Days/Times*                    

Indoor Playland at First Christian Church (Stark – North Canton) 

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cuyahoga County – University Circle) 

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary (Richland County – Mansfield) 

Gospel Hill Lighthouse Tour (Coshocton County – Coshocton) 

Explore Squires Castle (Cuyahoga County – North Chagrin Nature Center) 

Friday Lunch Trolley Rides in Akron (Summit County – Akron) 

Hike the trails at a Metropark (Northeast Ohio)

Bike the Towpath Trail (Northeast Ohio)

Nature Centers (Northeast Ohio)

Check out a new Playground.  Read our Playground Reviews. (Northeast Ohio)

Preston’s H.O.P.E Playground – Largest Fully Accessible Playground in Northeast Ohio (CuyhoagaCounty – Beechwood)

“Squaw Rock” in South Chagrin Reservation (Cuyahoga County – Bentleyville) 

Memorial Park J.U.M.P playground (MedinaCounty – Medina)

Wingfoot Lake Park (PortageCounty – Suffield)

Price Park – Remember to bring bread to feed the ducks (StarkCounty – North Canton)

Sippo Lake Park & Exploration Gateway (StarkCounty – Canton)

Memorial Park (SummitCounty – Tallmadge)

Safety Village (SummitCounty – Stow)

Summit Metroparks Fall Hiking Spree *Free for SummitCounty Residents

Edgewood Park (Summit County – Barberton) 

Boettler Park (Summit County – Green) 

Fort Island / Griffith’s Park (Summit County – Fairlawn) 

Waterfall at The Gorge Metropark (Summit County – Cuyahoga Falls) 

SOAR Fully Accessible Playground (SummitCounty – Stow)

KidStation Fire station themed Playground (SummitCounty – Stow)

Knights Field Playground & Kiddy City – Mini Town for Kids to Ride their Bikes in (Wayne County – Wooster) 

Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park Greenhouse (CuyahogaCounty – Cleveland)

Clary Gardens (CoshoctonCounty – Coshocton)

Fellows Riverside Gardens (MahoningCounty – Youngstown)

Children’s Garden at the Canton Garden Center (StarkCounty – Canton)

Secrest Arboretum & Gardens (Wayne County – Wooster) 

Akron Youth Symphony Conterts (SummitCounty – Akron)

Northeast Ohio Spraygrounds, Spray Parks & Wading Pools (Over 45 locations)

FREE Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools in Cleveland 

Summer Reading Programs for Kids


Have fun out there!


One thought on “Northeast Ohio Activities

  1. I completely agree with you. It’s good to let kids get bored. I know it brings out tremendous creativity in my kids.

    I also love that there are so many fun, educational and sometimes FREE things to do in Northeast Ohio. Glad you liked our list of things to do and appreciate you sharing links to our website & kids calendar.


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