Family Activities in Cleveland, OH

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Summer is coming and if you’re frantically looking for boredom busters that’ll keep the kids entertained without driving you insane, we’ve got good news! There are dozens of fun things to do in Cleveland — guaranteed to make even your grouchy teens glad they came along for the ride.

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland

Your kids will have a ball pretending to shop, building tall buildings, fixing cars, and climbing in the two-story city-themed playground that’ll take them up, up, and away. The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is perfect for climbers with too much energy and curious minds who demand to know how things work. Best suited for kids eight and under.

Location: 3813 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

Great Lakes Science Center

Is there an older scientist in your family whose curiosity knows no bounds? Drop by the Great Lakes Science Center and let them experiment to their heart’s content. You can learn all about advances in medical technology in the Biomedtech Gallery, explore the Universe in the NASA Glenn Visitor’s Center, stargaze in the planetarium, and so much more.

Location: 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH


Do the kids have energy to burn? Check out Cleveland’s premier family entertainment center, Swings-N-Things. Kids of all ages can enjoy go-cart racing, arcade games, miniature golf, miniature bowling, paintball, laser tag, bumper boats, and much more. There’s even a taproom and wine bar, just in case you need a break.

Location: 8501 Stearns Road, Olmsted Township, OH

Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland is proud to be graced with 23,000 acres of stunning parkland, perfect for the budget-conscious family wanting to get out of the house without spending a dime. Enjoy miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, as well as fishing, swimming, and paddle boarding — an excellent escape from the heat of the summer sun.

Location: Various

Cleveland Botanical Garden

For a quieter, more relaxing way to spend your time together, consider the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The kids will love the Rainforest Glass House with its swarms of butterflies, the Japanese Garden Overlook, and the acres of trails to explore in one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the region.

Location: 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH

Explore Cleveland with Your Family

At Mercedes-Benz of Bedford, we believe spending time with your family is the most important thing you can do. To learn more about family activities in Cleveland, OH or our favorite local restaurants, stop by and see us or contact us online.

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