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The Best Rainy Day Activities

There's no rainy day blues with these 12 family-friendly activities.

It can be hard to avoid rainy days, especially during the spring and summer season. What is there to do when you can't get outside? You may think your day is destined for boredom stuck indoors... but don't fret. Here are 12 rainy day activities that are enjoyable for the whole family, and they won't let any rain get in their way!


1. Visit the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum

This museum in Oxford is free for all and open Monday through Friday. Admire five different art galleries with a series of ever-changing exhibitions, including work from other museums and from MUAM's personal collection of over 17,000 different pieces. 

Miami University Art Museum


2. Adventure through the A-Maze-N Funhouse

EnterTRAINment Junction is home to the world's largest indoor train display and a variety of other attractions. Explore the A-Maze-N Funhouse, designed like an old-time circus midway with a mirror maze, clown college, and more! Tickets are $9.95 or get the Do-It-All ticket for access to everything at EnterTRAINment.  

EnterTRAINment Junction, A-Maze-N Funhouse


3. Next Level Fun at Urban Air Adventure Park

The ultimate indoor playground for all ages! Urban Air offers multiple adventures all under one roof. Tackle the climbing walls, warrior course, sky rider zip-line, trampolines and more. 

Urban Air, Hamilton OH


4. Turn Back Time at The Toy Department

Take a trip down memory lane at this nostalgic toy store with an enormous collection. Find modern toys, vintage collectibles, and toys dating back to the 1960s. The Toy Department is a great place for both kids and adults... it's easy to spend hours here checking out their collection

The Toy Department, Fairfield OH


5. Indoor Skydive at iFly

There's no feeling quite like soaring through a giant indoor wind tunnel. Flying at iFly is safe and fun for everyone, ages 3 to 103 (seriously!) and there is no experience needed. They also offer an All Abilities program so that everyone can learn to iFly. 

iFly, Liberty Center OH


6. Create a Masterpiece at Haute Fusion Glass Studio

Take a one-of-a-kind glass art workshop at Haute Fusion Glass Studio. Choose from projects like picture frames, jewelry, ornaments and more, all taught by expert John Ferrando. You can also browse the gallery of his incredible work, made from fused and mosaic glass.

Haute Fusion Glass Studio, Ohio


7. Visit the Salty Dog Museum

Travel back in time with these vehicles throughout history. Visitors get to see vehicles dating back to the early 1900s and are encouraged to hop in the driver's seat! The Salty Dog is home to a truly incredible collection of classic cars and even vintage fire trucks. 

Salty Dog Museum, Shandon OH


8. Pour Your Own Candle at Petals & Wicks

Experience the scent bar at Petals & Wicks, and create your very own custom scent blend. You can choose to pour your own candle, or create your own bath and body product from their options. It's a unique experience and memory for anyone in the family. 

Petals & Wicks, Hamilton OH


9. Burn Off Energy at The WEB

Race go-karts, play laser tag, go bowling, or visit their full arcade! The WEB Extreme Entertainment has an attraction for everyone to enjoy, making for a sweet day with friends or family. 

The Web

Photo Credit : The WEB Extreme Entertainment

10. Spend the Day at Jungle Jim's International Market

Not just your typical grocery store— Jungle Jim's in Fairfield is a complete foodie paradise. Discover over 180,000 items from 80+ countries, with theatrics around every corner. If you've never been before, make sure to check out the bathrooms... (trust us!)

Jungle Jim's International Market, Fairfield OH


11. Try to Hit the Bullseye at Class Axe Throwing

Compete with your friends or family and throw some real axes! Can you hit the target? The instructors at Class Axe Throwing are professionals and will show you the proper techniques so you can try to hit the bullseye. 

Class Axe Throwing, West Chester OH

Photo Credit : Class Axe Throwing Cincinnati

12. Explore the Studios at Pendleton Art Center 

Discover three floors of art exhibits and studios at The Pendleton Art Center in Middletown. Art of all mediums lines every wall, and it's all free to see. Some of the studios also offer unique gifts and artisan items available for purchase— be sure to visit JellyDoodles and The Wicked Wick! 

PAC Middletown OH


Sometimes a rainy day can be just what everyone needs!

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