I’m thinking the same thing you are. How will we survive the winter without the Children’s Museum?! Well, I’m here to say it’s going to be OK. Here is a list of Winter Activities to let the little ones run wild and help you keep your sanity! #winteriscoming

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UnMuseum at Contemporary Art Center

the UnMuseum hosts the area’s BIGGEST and BEST art-making space!
With materials and supplies, washing stations and counter space at varied heights–the UnMuseum’s Art Lab is the perfect place to have art fun and leave the mess behind. Best of all, it’s open and available during normal CAC hours. No schedules to remember, no extra fees, just visit the CAC and drop in!

King Arthur’s Court

Let the kids test out the toys and run around! They can try out the toys, the play tables and throw balls around for a little. Maybe take home something for them to play with and keep them busy during the rest of the afternoon. Great local option!

Holiday Toy Trains at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Behringer-Crawford Museum becomes Holiday Central with the 26th anniversary of its beloved Holiday Toy Trains, which have delighted Northern Kentucky families for generations. The exhibit includes over 250 feet of model train tracks, vintage Lionel and Plasticville trains, Thomas the Tank Engine and more than 30 guest-activated displays, plus a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more!

Krohn Conservatory

Make sure you catch the Cincinnati Choo Choo at Krohn along with their other seasonal events and activities. The dates for the Choo Choo are on the Calendar and check it for other special events!

Play Library

The Play Library is just like a regular library, but it’s totally different! Instead of books, they lend games and toys – what a cool idea! Pricing is based on the number of items borrowed, per family, per borrowing period. Bring back and exchange items as many times as you want within borrowing period. They also have a bunch of events for kids and adults alike. Check it out!

Totter’s Otterville

Otterville is an educational entertainment center geared towards children through age 10.
Otterville is a secure environment with fascinating play to learn activities that will provide hours of fun for the entire family! Otterville also has its own cafe serving food, snacks and drinks during your stay. They also have daily craft and art events on their calendar. You do have to have a membership or pass to play, but could be totally worth it if you go enough!

Oakley Chick-fil-a Playground

Ok, I know this one sounds a little different, but what a great way to expend some energy and feed them at the same time! I’ve checked it out and they keep the area very clean. They also provide free wifi there, so if you’re needing to get some work done (looking at you work-at-home Moms) and want to get out of the house, this can definitely become an option for you! Um, and can we talk about their milkshakes, please?!

barre3 Mariemont

Two Words: child care. Take a class and an hour of me-time at barre3 while the kids play in their awesome play lounge. The workout is for all levels, leaves you feeling energized and the Mariemont studio is beautiful for Mom and babies. Want to try it for free? Email me!

Free Story Times in the Area

Did you know that the HP Moms Calendar has all of the free story times listed? Check it out each day to figure out where to go and what to do!

Whole Foods Uncorked! Event on Fridays

Join Whole Foods Market every Friday night for our Uncorked event! Five delicious dishes paired with five amazing wines, all for $7. No need for a babysitter – let the kids run around the store or push them around in the shopping cart to grab some groceries while you sip on wine. I think it’s brilliant. Stay tuned for more events with Whole Foods and Hyde Park Moms…

Turner Farm Market

Looking to teach your kids where their food comes from? Turner Farm is helping you do that! Their Farm Market is stocked with all the certified organic herbs and vegetables grown on Turner Farm. They are open every day during daylight hours except for Sundays. It is a self-serve farm market that invite you to pop open the fridges to see what’s fresh and seasonal. Eggs go out faster than they come in and prices are written on their chalkboard – love this place! (shout out to my friend Hillary for introducing me to this place!)

Kids Camps at Cincinnati Sports Club

Available to kids ages 3 to 12, Kidsports Camp provides a full schedule of exercise and fun with games, sports, swimming, and other activities. This helps kids learn about interesting topics too, with educational programs like arts and crafts, “mad science,” guest speakers, and more. Great option for parents who can’t have the kids home during Fall and Winter breaks. Totally reasonable prices even for non-members. You can also enroll your kids in other classes even if you’re not a member! Check out their site for more info.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Get outside! If you’re brave enough when the cold really comes, hit up the trails at the Cincinnati Nature Center or visit the Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape, recommended for children 12 and under with an adult. All programs are weather-dependent, but still have activities happening for the family throughout the year! It’s never too cold to get the kids running around outside – just make sure you have a hot (very hot) coffee for the ride!

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