Cincinnati Indoor Play Places

The best indoor play centers, cafes, playgrounds and more around Cincinnati to enjoy in 2024

One of the best ways to survive a midwest winter and crazy spring weather with little kids is to spend time at one of the many Cincinnati indoor play places. From play pretend towns to indoor playgrounds, from inflatables and free play places, and from trampoline parks to play cafes designed for the littlest ones in mind, there’s an indoor play place that’s perfect for everyone. Check out our list of Cincinnati Indoor Play Places to check out in 2024 to find the perfect spot for you!

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Santa in Cincinnati 2023

Ready for your close up with jolly old St. Nick?

How lucky are we that Santa is making so many stops around the Queen City this year? There are many great places to visit Santa – and snap a photo or two. Check out our list of the best spots to see Santa in Cincinnati for Christmas 2023.

And remember – Santa’s visits usually vary from the days and hours of the holiday attraction he is visiting. Santa usually arrives the weekend after Thanksgiving and heads back up to the North Pole on December 23 or 24. Most holiday attractions run a week or two longer than Santa’s visit, so double check dates before heading out!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kindergarteners

Gift ideas for your favorite 5 and 6 year olds

As our son gets older, he is becoming much more particular in what he wants for the holidays. In this gift guide for kindergarteners, you’ll find some of our favorite toys for little ones ages 5 and 6 years old. These are toys and games our son loves and has on his wish list this year.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Preschoolers

Gift ideas for your favorite 4 and 5 year olds

As a preschooler, my son loves many of the same types of toys as he did as a toddler, including building toys, puzzles, and play pretend toys. But these toys are a bit more advanced and have more pieces – and are honestly a bit more fun to play with. The toys on this list are best for ages 4 to 5 years old. Everything on this gift guide for preschoolers are toys that we own or are similar to things we loved when our son was 4 and 5 years old.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers

Our favorite toys for 2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers are the perfect combination of fun and crazy. At this age, my son really loved puzzles, building toys, play pretend toys, and toys that helped him get out all that energy. In this holiday gift guide for toddlers, you’ll find our favorite toys for two and three year olds. And most of these toys are still played with today. I’m sure you’ll find something on this list that your toddler will love for many years to come.

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Cincinnati Holiday Trains 2023

ALL ABOARD for Cincinnati holiday train season!

Enjoying Cincinnati holiday trains has been a staple festive activity in our house since my son was a baby. In 2023, there are 16 holiday train displays and ride-on train attractions around Cincinnati. So hop on board, and enjoy Cincinnati holiday train season before it choo choos out of town.

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Holiday Gift Guide for 1 Year Olds

Gift ideas for your favorite 12 to 24 month olds

One year olds can be hard to shop for – especially if you’re a first time mom and you’re not sure what they would like or be appropriate for their age. In this gift guide for 1 year olds, you’ll find some of our favorite toys for little ones ages 12 to 24 months that our one year old daughter loves now and our son loved for many years. You’re sure to find something perfect for your little one this Christmas!

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Cincinnati Holiday Lights 2023

The best spots in Cincy to be dazzled by holiday lights in 2023

Nothing captures the magic of the holiday season quite like being surrounded by thousands of dazzling lights. I’ve pulled together a list of the best spots to see Cincinnati holiday lights in 2023. Here you’ll find both drive thru and walkable light displays.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Babies

Gift ideas for your favorite 0 to 12 month olds

Looking for the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah? In this holiday gift guide for babies, you’ll find some of our favorite gifts for littles under 12 months old. I’ve included both toys and practical gifts too. Many of these items are things we loved with both of our kids as infants.

You’re sure to find something perfect for your baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah!

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Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids

Gift ideas for stocking stuffers for little kids ages 0 to 6

Stocking stuffers for little kids don’t have to be extravagant or expensive. In my kids’ stockings, I like to include items like bath toys, travel toys, teething toys for babies, and every day items that are a little more special.

In this stocking stuffer gift guide, you’ll find stocking stuffer ideas that are perfect for little kids ages 0 to 6 that they’re sure to love.

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