There is endless fun to be had at Pogo Play! Your kids will love climbing, crawling and sliding in a massive 7600+ square foot play structure. That alone is enough to keep most kids happy, but they can also take advantage of inflatables and bounce houses, a sports court, Lego mania building area, interactive floor, Imagination Playground, and dramatic play space. There is even a special room for the littlest members of your family with engaging play equipment that is perfectly toddler sized. Then when you work up an appetite you can take advantage of the yummy cafe for lunch, snacks and more.
Check out their newly offered on-site music classes too!
**Mom Bonus** They have some awesome parent seating and free wi-fi which makes it a perfect place to catch up with friends or get some work done while the kiddos play.
Don’t forget to bring your socks!
Lazer Kraze has fun for ages 4 and up with state of the art multi-level laser tag with real-time feedback and scoring as well as a giant trampoline. At the Mason location, Basketball Slam will help everyone feel like a Pro slam dunker! Also in Mason, the new Hologate Virtual Reality system has games from battling simulated dragons and bots to tossing snowballs at penguins.
The arcade is designed so even the youngest will have a BLAST and the life-size “simon” game, Time Freak, will definitely keep them moving! Round out your day with fresh-made pizzas and slushies while your kiddos compare their gameplay and head home exhausted, full and happy!
**Mom Bonus** There are a lot of great weekly specials that you must check out. You can find them all HERE.
Even adults can get in on the fun!
Goldfish Swim School
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try the fun Family Swim. Family Swim is a great way for children and their families to spend an afternoon or evening together in a shiver-free 90-degree pool. Even better, children can put into practice everything they’ve learned from their swim lessons.
If you’re new to Goldfish, Family Swim is a great way to get a taste of the experience with the whole family!
**Mom Bonus** The amenities here are so amazing. Family friendly dressing rooms for changing, a blow dry bar and more make it so easy to dry off before you head home with your happy, tired kids.
90 degree family fun all year long!
This is a weather-proof way to let your kids burn some energy. Whether it’s too hot or too cold or too wet (or if you’re allergies are a wreck!) there are three ways to play!
- Play Pass: Unlimited access any time they are open!
- Pay-to-Play: Play for up to 2 hours any time they are open!
- Charitable Play: Stop by Tuesday-Thursday from 9-11am and your kids can play for a discounted $2 donation per child, 50% of which goes to the charity of the month. We love this option!
**Mom Tip** To read a full review, including tips on how to make the most of your day of play at Recreations Outlet, click HERE.
Learning Through Play Cafe
Local moms are simply loving the chance to sit down and have a conversation with friends, over a warm (yes, we said warm) cup of coffee while watching their little ones play. At Learning Through Play Cafe, you can sit and enjoy time for yourself while your children can have some independence to play where you can easily keep an eye on them. Each week offers a fun new craft for the kiddos to enjoy as well!
Admission for play is $5 per child (12 months and under are free) OR take advantage of FREE entry before 9am with the purchase of a latte or refresher. Play passes of 10 visits for $40 (savings of $10) are also available. Don’t forget to bring socks, but if you do forget you can snag a pair for $1 before you play.
**Mom Tip** The cafe offers lattes, espresso, teas, smoothies and more as well as a light breakfast and lunch/dinner options which is the icing on the cake making this play space relaxing for mom too.
Cincinnati Fire Museum
Take your family to see the most comprehensive firefighting history in the United States. The Cincinnati Fire Museum is fun for the whole family! Bring your kids so they can visit the Safe House and practice life-saving fire safety skills.
Imagine how excited your kids would be to slide down the real firehouse pole, see what real firefighters look like wearing their protective gear, run the lights and sirens in the E-One Pumper Cab, and witness some of the oldest examples of firefighting equipment in existence.
**Mom Tip** This is the perfect outing for all ages. Sirens, lights, bells, and a fire pole to slide down will delight the youngest in your group. The history, watching the children explore, (and the sirens and firepole) will make the adults in your group smile!