Childrens Entertainment in DAYTON with kids

When you’re in a city like Dayton, there are plenty of places that are perfect to entertain those curious and adventurous kids! This amazing city in The Buckeye State is filled with fun and adventure. 

You might find shows, theatre performances, musicals, magic, and fun that you never thought possible!

The great thing about Dayton, Ohio is that kids have the option to be entertained by such a diverse range of activities and events, that you will certainly find something for everyone, no matter what the age!

Why not…entertain…the idea of having a great time in this wonderful city. You might just surprise yourselves! 

Enjoy kids!

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  • Kings Island

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    (29 miles) Kings Mills

    Thrills and spills at the largest amusement and water park in the entire Midwest! With over 80 rides, attractions and shows, it's great fun for the whole family in Ohio.

  • Strickers Grove

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    (41 miles) Hamilton

    A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

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    (36 miles) Cincinnati

    Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!

  • Zoombezi Bay

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    (63 miles) Powell

    Introducing a brand new 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 15 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy ...

  • Paradise Breeze

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    (79 miles) Maysville

    Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!

  • Splash House

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    (94 miles) Marion

    Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas

  • Laser Web

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    (9 miles) Dayton

    Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family

  • Jump Stop Safari

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    (23 miles) Lebanon

    Indoor fun for kids in Ohio with this multi-level mega-playground slides, inflatables, cannonball air blasters, and more - including a virtual reality game system!

  • Jump and Jacks

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    (29 miles) West Chester

    Visit the LARGEST multi-level play structure in Ohio, with play areas, a toddler room and interactive play floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.

  • Pogo Play

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    (36 miles) Cincinnati

    Inspiring and creative indoor play in Ohio, with imagination play, toddler areas, sports and great fun for those developing minds and bodies!

  • The Kangaroo Cave

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    (72 miles) Delphos

    Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides; 9 hole safari themed glow in the dark mini golf; plus skill games. Please note limited public opening hours.

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (46 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • Newport Aquarium

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    (49 miles) Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    (53 miles) Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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    (63 miles) Powell

    A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    (67 miles) Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • The Santa Maria

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    (64 miles) Columbus

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria - and kids can visit this incredible replica!

  • The Dayton Art Institute

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    (1 miles) Dayton

    Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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    (2 miles) Dayton

    Explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region's only public Planetarium and observatory, interactive science and technology exhibits, and more under one roof! One of the many ...

  • National Museum of the US Air Force

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    (5 miles) Dayton

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest military aviation museum. This FREE attraction features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles in more than 17 acres of indoor ...

  • The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum

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    (33 miles) Urbana

    offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum

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    (47 miles) Cincinnati

    The Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and ...

  • The Bicycle Museum of America

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    (48 miles) New Bremen

    A beautiful museum with one of the largest collection of bicycles in the world.

  • Cincinnati Fire Museum

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    (48 miles) Cincinnati

    The Cincinnati Fire Museum, the only museum that saves lives!Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati's firefighting artifacts while ...

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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    (48 miles) Cincinnati

    An incredible complex of museums, including history, natural history, children's museum and IMAX!

  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (49 miles) Cincinnati

    Fun for all ages, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, educational journey through over 140 years of Cincinnati Reds history. Movies, artifacts, and hands on activities, bring the game ...

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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    (49 miles) Cincinnati

    A fascinating museum in Cincinnati that tells stories of freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to present day.

  • The Creation Museum

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    (56 miles) Petersberg

    The state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot museum in Kentucky that bring the Bible to life, with exhibits, planetarium, dinosaurs and a petting zoo!

  • Center of Science and Industry

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    (64 miles) Columbus

    Groundbreaking exhibits and hands-on experiences for kids to understand the connection between science and life. Amazing Columbus fun and discovery!

  • National Model Aviation Museum

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    (67 miles) Muncie

    Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and ...

  • Allen County Museum

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    (68 miles) Lima

    The Allen County Museum has something for everyone. Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children

  • Muncie Children's Museum

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    (70 miles) Muncie

    A fun children's museum in Indiana where kids can learn and play in a safe and creative environment!

  • The Last Supper Museum

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    (75 miles) Greensburg

    The Last Supper Museum, LLC displays over 2,000 inspirational art pieces of Christ’s Last Supper as described in the Bible.

  • Aullwood Audobon Center

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    (9 miles) Dayton

    An inspirational showcase of determined and infectious environmentalism, as well as containing plenty that smaller children love about farms: plenty of animals, Bee and Butterfly yards, children's ...

  • Brukner Nature Center

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    (19 miles) Troy

    Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.