Visit the Newest Playground in Akron at Stan Hywet Playgarden for Hours of Fun

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Last year, I was excited to tell you about the Stan Hywet Playgarden that opened this Summer. I had no idea just how marvelous it was going to be! We went to it earlier this month and my kids played for 2-1/2 hours straight!! There is so much to see and explore. Make plans to […]

Bouncy House Fun and Animal Encounters at The Jump Palace – Win Tickets

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Beat the heat at The Jump Palace in Streetsboro Ohio’s premier indoor inflatable party center! In addition to bouncy houses, your kids can meet Jungle Bob Tuma and all his animal friend son select Mondays this Summer too! Meet Jungle Bob Tuma and His Animal Friends at The Jump Palace! Jungle Bob Tuma every other […]

Invite Your Whole Family to Cedar Point for Family Fun!

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Cedar Point is delivering more family thrills than ever this Summer with two brand new family friendly rides and more! Plus, it is fun for ALL ages. We went to Cedar Point as a whole family affair and had a blast! My kids loved having their cousins, grandparents, aunt and uncle to ride rides with. […]

Bounce House Birthday Party in Streetsboro, Ohio at The Jump Palace

Bounce House Birthday Party in Streetsboro, Ohio

Kids of all ages love bounce house birthday parties. The Jump Palace is a new indoor bounce house in Streetsboro, Ohio that offers open play time daily as well as bounce house birthday parties that parents can afford. Their party packages start as low as $119, making it an affordable option for everyone! We just […]

Visit The Jump Palace for Indoor Inflatable Fun in Streetsboro, OH

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There is a new, exciting indoor inflatable party center in Streetsboro, Ohio that you have to check out. The Jump Palace is an exciting outing any time of year to keep your kids active and happy with affordable prices that make parents happy too. Make plans to stop by during Winter break to let your […]

Brother and Sister Coyotes Now on Exhibit at the Akron Zoo

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The Grizzly Ridge Exhibit at the Akron Zoo has been in place for most of 2013.  However there has been a missing component.  Finally, finally, the zoo has brought in two coyotes born in April in Utah to the Akron Zoo. Nestled next to the existing red wolf exhibit – the differences will be obvious […]

Akron Zoo Welcomes newborn (and rare!) Slow Loris

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The baby male Slow Loris was born on August 21st, and weighed just 21 grams at our very own Akron Zoo. Tiny! Part of the Pygmy Loris Species Survival Plan, the Akron Zoo is hard at work creating a captive population of Slow Loris.  This animal is so cute, but looks fragile- would just love […]

Peninsula Open for Business Regardless of Government Shutdown

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We drove through Peninsula today after going to the Hale Farm Fall Festival – which was AMAZING! We spent 5 hours there – I’ll have a post with plenty of photos tomorrow. It looks like Peninsula, OH is open for business regardless of the Government Shutdown of the CVNP.  I’ve never seen Szalay’s so hopping! […]

Government Shutdown Affects Some Local Parks but Not These…

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Aside from affecting many local families pocketbooks with job furloughs for many federal employees, the government shutdown in Washington, DC has also affected some of our local park systems. I’ve heard lots of confusion around town regarding which parks have stayed open, and which parks are closed. Only the federal parks are closed. For us […]

Dog Parks in Akron, Ohio Area – Treat Fido To Some Fun!

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Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors with your dog! I’ve assembled a list of dog parks in the Akron area. If I forgot a fave haunt of your hound, please leave me the details in the “Your Two Cents” section below. I’ll be sure to add it! Dog Parks in Akron, […]

Hudson Springs Park in Hudson, Ohio

Hudson Springs Park in Hudson, Ohio

Hudson Springs Park in Hudson, Ohio is one of my family’s favorite parks in Summit County. It is a huge 260 acre park with a 50 acre lake, 2 miles of fantastic trails, and a wonderful playground for kids of all ages. We usually spend a couple hours playing on the playground and hiking the […]

Discover Brecksville Community Park

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Just outside of Summit County in Brecksville, Ohio is a fantastic playground your kids are going to love. Brecksville Community Park is located next to the Brecksville Community Center.  It has quickly become one of our favorite parks to visit since we first discovered it this Summer. There is a lot of play equipment, swings, […]

Blue Hen Falls – Must See Ohio Waterfall and Family Hiking Trail

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Blue Hen Falls is a must-see Ohio waterpark in the hear of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is a family-friendly hike for kids ages 5 and up as it is only 1/2 mile long. It may not be suited for very young children because of the incline and it is not very stroller-friendly. Limited […]

The New Family Rides at Cedar Point in 2014!

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I’m always super excited to see what Cedar Point has in store for the coming year. I was watching their facebook page this week and saw 100s of people guessing about what is going to be installed, and where, and at this moment, how everyone was wrong! Two new family rides, some Camp Snoopy Changes, […]

Visit Valley Vista Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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One of our favorite parks to visit in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is Valley Vista Park.  It has something for everyone including a wading pool, multiple playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pavilion, picnic tables, and large grassy areas. When my kids were babies till about age 5, we visited the wading pool all the time. It […]