Your Guide to Family-Friendly Things to Do in the Hocking Hills

Are you planning a family vacation to the Hocking Hills? Finding activities that both children and adults will enjoy can be difficult. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to family-friendly things to do in the Hocking HillsOur area is filled with exciting activities for children (and adults!) of all ages. From a leisurely day of floating on the river to a thrill-packed afternoon at the local adventure park, you can create an itinerary the entire family will love!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. This planning tool is filled with recommendations on what to do in the Hocking Hills region, including more kid-friendly activities! 

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in the Hocking Hills 

1. Miniature Golf 

Miniature golf is a great activity for families traveling with small children. The newly designed mini-golf course at the Hocking Hills Market is the perfect place to go for put-put! Play a round of golf, then stroll around the market for some shopping and dining.  

2. Rock Climbing  

If you’re traveling with older children, consider a Hocking Hills rock climbing adventure. Steep cliffs, jagged rock formations, and giant boulders make this region ideal for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Hocking Hills Adventure Trek offers an Intro to Rock Climbing package which is ideal for children as young as five years old 

3. Ropes Course 

Did you know that the world’s largest family ropes course is right here in the Hocking Hills? Visit the ropes course at NevilleBillie Adventure Park for an adrenaline-filled afternoon! This adventure park also offers ATV rides, paintball, and more family fun! 

4. Canopy Tours  

Want to get a bird’s-eye-view of the beautiful Hocking Hills region as you fly from treetop to treetop? Hocking Hills Canopy Tours are fast, fun, and exhilarating for guests of all ages. This company even offers a Night Flight, which is available on full moon nights starting in late May. 

5. Tubing on the Hocking River 

Plan to spend a day river tubing during your family vacation. Hocking Hills Adventures offers excursions down the Hocking River, which offers a calm, smooth ride. Be sure to pick up a brown bag to-go lunch from our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits, to enjoy during your float trip! 

Stay in a Lodge at Cedar Falls 

Living room view of couch in a Hocking Hills lodge

Now that you know all about the best family-friendly things to do in the Hocking Hills, it’s time to find a place to stay. If you’re searching for lodging that can accommodate any size group and offers optimal privacy, look no further than the Lodges at Cedar Falls! Each lodge features custom-built furniture, indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, cozy bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and premier amenities for optimal comfort during your stay. Our property is also surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park, so it’s easy to explore the park’s hiking trails and other attractions during your stay. 

Check our availability to start planning your family vacation to the Hocking Hills!