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Winchester
A living history museum set in the 1880s, where you will find costumed characters going about their daily lives for the time, from fruit canning in the kitchens to ploughing the fields with horses. Plenty of animals to see plus adventure playground e...
Logan
Wild and picturesque it's a grand locale for a family ramble, with plenty of wildlife to spot from deer and owls to the odd bobcat as you explore the waterfalls and gorges on foot or by bike.
Columbus
Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.
Columbus
Fort Rapids is wet, wild, indoor waterpark fun for all! Zip, slide, and splash in our 60,000 sq. ft. waterpark filled with thrilling rides and attractions, all situated in a fun western-themed resort setting.
Newark
One of the premier public gardens in North America, The Dawes Arboretum has over 1,700 acres of plant collections, gardens and natural areas. Founded in 1929, Dawes is a travel destination for Licking County, central Ohio and beyond!
Nelsonville
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment for the education and entertainment of the general public.
Newark
Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have ...
Columbus
THE WORLD WAS FOREVER CHANGED when, in 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria, a 98-foot wooden "nao", or typical cargo ship.
Columbus
Workshops, lectures, camps, and overnight experiences featuring groundbreaking exhibits and live shows, fun hands-on activities and award-winning interactive videoconferences!
Nelsonville
The Forest features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season.
Chillicothe
Arcade racing, skee ball and inflatable bounce house and assault course fun, plus Triple Crown Sports soccer skills training, family restaurant and more besides!
Gloucester
Over 25 miles of scenic hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, a 500ft. sandy beach, fishing areas and a public shelter plus campground.
Nashport
Features here include a 1,360-foot swimming beach and separate wading pool, plus disc golf and archery range.
Powell
The Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species from around the globe. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Powell for kids
Zoombezi Bay
(42 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 river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole ...
Delaware
Offers an exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages to explore. Follow up with a challenging 18 hole course themed on the caverns.
Delaware
Cross Creek Camping Resort is the premier camping destination in Ohio! We are a family oriented camping resort offering beautiful surroundings, activities, and themed weekends! Our goal is to provide families with a fun filled camping experience.
The Wilds
(47 Miles)
Cumberland
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, a...
Jackson
Visit the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum located in Casey Jones Village and relive the life, and legend. Climb aboard the 130 ton replica of engine #382 and ring the bell just like Casey did. Take a tour of the original 1890's home of Casey Jon...
Longs Retreat
(56 Miles)
Latham
Cool off at the lifeguarded sandy beach swimming area with diving boards, giant water slides, canoes and paddleboats, a tube slide, the splash pad and the wonderful Water Wars! Dry land activities too including mini golf, trampolines and karting!
Franklin
The reservoir has many miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The area offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.
Parkersburg
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. While visiting our park you should allow at least thr...
Parkersburg
Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and gas spring. This exciting history is portrayed at ...
Parkersburg
We offer the cheapest, cleanest inflatables for all of your event needs! We do all day rentals, and this includes setup and delivery.
Urbana
offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.
Yellow Springs
Young's Jersey Dairy is a working dairy farm which makes homemade ice cream, and operates two restaurants plus a bakery. Also, the farm offers loads of family entertainment, including: Miniature golf, watching the cow milking, petting goats and othe...
Bowling Green
Mobile Outdoor Laser Tag
Mansfield
Children who visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary will see many of Ohio's native birds. Non-releasable hawks, owls, falcons, songbirds and game-birds are house on site. In the aviary, children and adults alike can hand-feed friendly songbirds with food purc...
Mansfield
A series of delightful role play scenarios including Bank, Vet, Market and Laboratory! Dress up, musical instruments and creative play round off this open ended learning environment.
Ripley
Starlight Family Fun Center is an indoor rink and open year round. Open for skating sessions and available for birthday parties.
Dayton
They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The NAHF honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees are stories of America...of challenge and failure, of...
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 exhibit space.
Tuscora Park
(83 Miles)
New Philadelphia (NW)
Whether you take part in activities like swimming and tennis or miniature golf, have kids that love amusement rides, or want to enjoy an old-fashioned evening band concert, Tuscora Park has a state-wide reputation as an affordable place to come for f...
Laser Web
(83 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
Ashland
History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and m...
Scene 75
(84 Miles)
Dayton
features a really large variety of family oriented attractions, rides and amusements aimed at around 4 upwards with kids over 10 able to participate in everything.
Dayton
Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.
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 fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...
Dayton
Along the banks of the Great Miami River, an extraordinary place hides within a seemingly ordinary setting�SunWatch, the original site of an 800-year-old American Indian village.
Lebanon
We have a mega, 3 level playground, 3 inflatables, cannonball air blaster guns, toddler area with trains, and a virtual reality game system. We also have a snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza. We host birthday parties & have open play durin...
Huntington
Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.
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 garden and all the huge exciting machinery.
Hungtington
A huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for perusal. Fascinating but unbroken: serious enthusiasts only!
Camden Park
(89 Miles)
Huntington
Camden Park's Kiddie Land is home to 9 rides for our guests 48" and under, including our historic Carousel, Kiddie Boats and Handcars. Also has larger rides for older kids. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
Navarre
The swimming lake has paddelboats, a 90' tube slide, 3 kiddie slides, small and large log rolls, buckets of fun, water fountains, and diving boards, plus a 18 hole miniature golf course, 2 sand volleyball courts, basketball court, horseshoes, playgr...
Kings Island
(92 Miles)
Kings Mills
If you want to experience thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable day with your family, Kings Island has over 80 rides, shows and attractions with something for every member of your family, young or old!
Waves Of Fun
(92 Miles)
Hurricane
Waves of Fun is West Virginia's choice water park attraction where people of all ages can enjoy spending the day...not a fortune! For fun-lovers and sun-seekers alike. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
Hurricane
For an exhilarating thrill with top-to-bottom, non-stop excitement, plunge down the Aqua Tube, spiraling at breathtaking speed...a sensation that'll keep you coming back for more!
Middletown
Paint your own pottery - Mosaics - canvas painting - birthday parties - rock painting and more
Troy
Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Lancaster with kids

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CoCo Key Water Resort Columbus

(42 Miles) Waterparks in Newark

2

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

(36 Miles) Waterparks in Columbus

3

Cardos Family Fun Center

(49 Miles) Indoor Play in Chillicothe

4

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

(41 Miles) Tours in Nelsonville

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The Santa Maria

(45 Miles) Tours in Columbus

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Center of Science and Industry

(45 Miles) Museums in Columbus

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Slate Run Living Historical Farm

(22 Miles) Historical Attractions in Winchester

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The Dawes Arboretum

(36 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Newark

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Hocking Hills State Park

(29 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Logan

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Wayne National Forest

(49 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Nelsonville

Fun places to visit in Lancaster with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Ohio - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in OH