Monday, April 23, 2018

Outdoor Fun & Parks

Stephan Field

Stephan Field is a wonderful, shady, wooden play land with lots of swings, a variety of slides including the most fun tiny rolling pipe slide, tire swing, and hanging hand rings. I have seen kids of all ages here with big smiles and hours full of imagination. Read More »

Sellman Park

There are so few parks today surrounded by trees, but Sellman is not one of them. It is nestled within a wooded forest behind the Madeira Middle School, and it is an easy and shaded park to go to with the kids. Read More »

River Downs

River Downs

The excitement of live horse racing is fun for all ages, but River Downs makes it's track more than just betting counters, it is a place for family entertainment at the minimal price of your own wagers. The thrill of the over head announcer, your fingers clasped on the fence surrounding the track, the cheering crowds, the jockeys, and the horses racing past you literally arms length away make the magic of horse racing come alive at River Downs any day of the week. Read More »

Historical Loveland Castle

The Historical Loveland Castle's web site says, "Chateau Laroche was built as an expression and reminder of the simple strength and rugged grandeur of the mighty men who lived when Knighthood was in flower." Harry Andrews built this castle one brick at a time for his boy scout troop, the Knights of the Golden Trail or KOGT. When entering the castle, you feel as if you are stepping back in time, although Harry really finished his castle around 1980. Read More »

Shaw Farms

On their website, Shaw Farms says, "Providing the Milford-Cincinnati area with farm-fresh produce through the summer and family entertainment in the fall," and our experience was more than these words even begin to describe. It was a magical time of year, when the morning fall air was cool and foggy. We went on a school field trip, and it was one that I know both me and my son will never forget. Read More »

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

LM&M's website says "Experience a nostalgic train ride on the Lebanon Mason Monroe (LM&M) Railroad through Warren County in Southwestern, Ohio. The LM&M invites you to reminisce and capture moments with family." LM&M offers several themed train rides year round, but when we heard Thomas the Tank Engine was coming, we bought tickets online for our family of four, as well as Nana & Papa, and truly enjoyed the magic when beloved characters come to life. Read More »

Blue Ash Nature Park

Shady... with five parks in one... perfect for any summer day. There are swings and clean bathrooms, a huge covered picnic table area, and even trails. Another great park in Cincinnati that offers lots to do for the short attention span kids like mine. Read More »