Are you planning a family getaway 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 Hills! Our 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!
Family-Friendly Things to Do
1. Miniature Golf
Miniature golf is an excellent 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. 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, suitable 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, 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 provides 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 at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Planning a Hocking Hills family vacation is inherently more challenging than a solo trip. You want to find a lodging option that accommodates your group’s size and features the comforts of home you need, like a well-equipped kitchen. Look no further than the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls’ Hocking Hills family cabins! We offer a selection of custom-built log cabins in the forest that are perfect for your family getaway for four or fewer.
Relax together on the porch swing, enjoy the warmth of the gas log stove, or take pleasure in the soothing effects of the two-person whirlpool hot tubs offered in some of our Hocking Hills cabins. Snuggle by the gas log fire and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV in your cabin. Bring your favorite DVD movie or borrow one of ours! Additional amenities include quality coffee, plush robes, towel warmers, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, fine soap, lotions, and lip balm.
Check our availability to start planning your family trip to the Hocking Hills!
Our lodges are the perfect option for big family vacations in Ohio. Our lodges sleep anywhere from two to 15+ guests, so there’s an option for a family getaway of any size. Pick a lodge where the kids can have their own bedrooms or opt to put them all together in one with a bunk room like Liberty Lodge. They’ll stay up all night whispering, but that’s what memories are made of!
When you stay in our lodges, you can explore the Hocking Hills while enjoying the comforts of home. Not only do our lodges come with fully equipped kitchens, and you’ll also have plenty of living space, a grill, and a hot tub. Many of the guests say the star of the show is the game room. The adults can challenge each other to a game of pool while the kids battle over foosball.