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Free Things to Do with Kids in Cleveland
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are filled with free activities for kids and adults to enjoy together. There's no excuse not to get out and explore Cleveland museums, parks and other wonders.
Diaper Eze - Ohio's Only Cloth Diapering Service
Diaper Eze, the only cloth diaper service in Ohio, was started in 1991 and is now serving seven counties in Northeast Ohio including Summit, Medina, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, Tuscawaras, and Wayne.
Rock-n-Tot, the brainchild of two Cleveland mothers, is a series of family-friendly events that include kid-friendly music, dancing, crafts, and healthy food. It's fun for the whole family.
Cleveland Museum of Art Classes for Kids
The Cleveland Museum of Art offers a variety of classes for children and adults. Here we review the parent-child class for three-year-olds--a special favorite of this writer.
Preston's H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Play and Enjoy), located in Beachwood, is a playground designed to allow children with a variety of disabilities to play with their families and other children, the first such playground in Northeast Ohio.
Kids Eat Free in Cleveland
Keep your dining-out costs to a minimum by taking advantage of area restaurants that offer "kids eat free" or at least under $1 offers. See our list for a location near you.
Places to Host a Child's Birthday Party in Cleveland
If you are looking for a fun birthday party option for your child in Cleveland Ohio, look no further. The city has a multitude of options for children of all ages and interests. Your child will love these action packed parties and parents can enjoy the party as well as there is not set-up or clean-up involved.
Amazone Family Entertainment Center - Medina Ohio
Rockin' Robin's Amazone Family Entertainment Center, located in Medina Ohio, is loaded with fun recreation options for the whole family.
Cleveland Kids Activities
From the Cleveland zoo to the Cleveland Children's Museum to attending a Cleveland Indians game, Northeast Ohio has a wealth of fun things to do for kids -- and their parents. Learn more about what to do with kids in Cleveland.
The USS Cod is a retired World War II SS-224 submarine, moored at Cleveland's North Coast Harbor, near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The USS Cod, a National Historic Site, is the only such vessel to be kept intact and visitors climb the vertical ladders through its hatches, just as the sailors did during active duty.
Nautica Queen Cruises
The best view of downtown Cleveland is from just offshore in Lake Erie. There's no better way to enjoy that view than from the Nautica Queen, a romantic and charming ship that host luncheon and dinner cruises as well as Sunday brunch. It's also an ideal venue for a corporate party, a birthday party, or a wedding reception.
Lake Farm Park
Lake Farm Park is a delightful working farm and learning center, just 25 miles east of downtown Cleveland. See 50 different breeds of livestock, marvel at honey and maple syrup being made, and enjoy one of the many special events, such as the annual Vintage Ohio wine festival held at the park. It's fun for the whole family.
Splash Lagoon Delights in Erie
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, about 90 minutes from Cleveland, in Erie PA, is a delightful South Pacific-themed water amusement park that's sure to please the whole family.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The Cleveland Zoo is great fun for kids of all ages. See the animals in the savannah, natural habitat as well as the 'Australian Adventure" and the fascinating Rain Forest.
Remember, admission to the zoo is free on Mondays to Cuyahoga County residents (doesn't include the Rain Forest). It makes a great outing for the grandkids.
Winterhurst Ice Rink
Winterhurst Ice Rink is NE Ohio's premier skating facility. It trains Olympians as well as people like you and me.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Located just over an hour's drive from downtown Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie, Cedar Point Amusement Park offers more roller coasters than any other park in the world as well as live stage shows, dozens of rides, a white sand beach, and lots of fun for all ages.
Children's Museum of Cleveland
The Children's Museum of Cleveland, located in the University Circle neighborhood, is a fun and interactive place for children and their caregivers to spend an afternoon. The museum, open since 1981, is designed specifically for childrens ages 12 months - 8 years and features lots of hands-on exhibits.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, located in Cleveland's University Circle area, is a treasure trove of over 4 million specimans.