Looking for some festive fun with your littles this fall? Check out these upcoming events to get in the spirit!
Weekends through October
This annual event at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden takes place every weekend in October. You and your kids will enjoy trick-or-treat stations, special animal encounters, a Harry-Potter inspired sorting ceremony, and a magic show! A full schedule of Halloween-themed animal encounters can be found on the Zoo’s website.
Bonus tip: You can save on tickets by purchasing at Kroger or online at cincinnatizoo.org!
Magic Forest Halloween Hike
October 18th and 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Visit Caldwell Nature Center for a pumpkin-lit walk through the park. Along the trail, you’ll meet costumed characters from nature and history. This activity is recommended for kids ages 3-10, and hikes will last about an hour. Visit the Cincinnati Parks website to register.
Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park
October 26th and 27th, 12:00-6:00 pm
Live music and local vendors are on the agenda for Washington Park’s Fall Fest Weekend! With vendors as diverse as 80 Acres Farms, Buddy Roger’s Music, and Just Q’in BBQ, you’ll have plenty of options to keep the whole family entertained. More details available from the Washington Park website.
With crisp weather and leaves turning, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors by camping in a local park. There are campgrounds available all over the Cincinnati area, from Lake Isabella to Miami Whitewater to Winton Woods.
Bonus tip: If you don’t have your own camping gear, you can rent it! Locally, REI offers camping rentals – call 513-924-1938 for more details.
Visit Your Local Library
Almost every local library will have fall festivities for families. Here are just a few of the activities happening in October:
- Pumpkin Décor at Green Township Library – Wednesday, October 16th
- DIY Halloween Horns at Avondale Library – Thursday, October 17th
- Boo Bash at Greenhills Library – Saturday, October 19th
- HallowREAD Party at Main Library – Saturday, October 19th
Check out your local branch’s website to find out more!
Cincinnati’s neighborhoods are full of fun at every time of year. Check out our Better Know a Neighborhood series for more tips on all that Cincinnati has to offer!