How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaways in Ohio with Kids

Nothing creates unforgettable memories quite like a family vacation. Whether it’s a seven-day trip or weekend getaway, Hocking Hills, Ohio, is an ideal destination. This peaceful, scenic region offers endless opportunities for both relaxation and adventure. If you’ve been looking for a new place to bring the kids, search no longer! Here are some of our favorite family-friendly activities in Hocking Hills.

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Hocking Hills is Ideal for Weekend Getaways in Ohio with Kids

Go Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Plan a day trip to Spotted Horse Ranch where you can take a one-hour guided trail ride with a gentle Appaloosa horse. The minimum age requirement is 8 years old. For children under 8, the ranch offers a hand-led pony ride in a round pen.

Before each ride leaves, families will participate in a brief riding demonstration and lesson. Your wrangler will also provide additional tips and instructions as you move along the trail. Spotted Horse Ranch does a great job of keeping children safe and ensures a memorable adventure in Hocking Hills.

Take a Canopy Tour

There’s no shortage of zipline courses in Hocking Hills, but Hocking Hills Canopy Tours has the only one designed specifically for children. Their DragonFly Zipline Adventure features eight kid-friendly ziplines, three bridges, and a sky tunnel. Parents will be happy to know that DragonFly boasts a “continuous-belay” safety system that allows children to stay connected to the cable from start to finish. Follow the young zippers from the ground level, or relax and watch from a park bench. The price is just $29 per child and includes two rounds of zipping fun.

Play Mini Golf

Looking for a fun and inexpensive daytime activity? Take a quick 20-minute drive to Adventure Golf at Rempel’s Grove. Located on a wooded hillside with a cave, waterfall, and streams, this course is simple enough for kids to complete and challenging enough to keep parents entertained. Mini golf season runs May through October, weather permitting.

See a Movie

If the weather outside is frightful, bring the kids to the Movies 10 and Fun Barn where you can watch your favorite new releases for just $4. After the show, head to the Fun Barn for arcade games, a Max Flight Roller Coaster Simulator, AMF Mini-Bowling, and bumper cars. The theater is located on US Route 33, about 40 minutes from our inn.

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

When it’s time to find lodging in Hocking Hills, look no further than the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our beautiful cottages and cabins are perfect for families and offer many of the conveniences of home. Enjoy comfortable bedrooms, spacious living areas, full kitchens, and more. We even have a few dog-friendly properties! Check our accommodations page to see what’s available and give us a call to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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