When moving to a new town, one of the most important first steps is to find all those great kid friendly places so you can keep yours busy. Well, we did the legwork for you!

To help you settle in, Day Air Credit Union moms and dads have put together a list of the places they like to take their kids for fun, education and entertainment!

 

National Museum of the U.S. Air Forcehttp://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil
Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, this is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The museum’s many attractions feature flight simulators and a digital 3D theater that shows a wide range of 3D flight and aviation-related films on a massive 80-foot by 60-foot screen.

Kettering Recreation Complexhttp://www.ketteringoh.org/departments/parks-recreation-cultural-arts-prca/
This spectacular 152,000-square-foot facility brings under one roof, the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center, the Kettering Ice Arena, a lap pool and spa, a multipurpose gymnasium, a walk/run track, a nursery, aerobics and fitness rooms, and The Adventure Reef Water Park—a big hit with kids.

Carrillon Parkhttp://www.daytonhistory.org/destinations/carillon-historical-park/
Experience Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity and invention! From the Wright brothers’ first flight to the self-starting automobile, to the cash register, Dayton’s rich history is on daily display here.

Scene75http://www.scene75.com
Fun doesn’t get any bigger. Scene75 Entertainment Center is the largest indoor entertainment center in the country and offers a 5,500-square-foot, full-service restaurant, two indoor bars, the larger of only two indoor electric go-kart tracks in Ohio, the largest multi-level laser tag arena in the tri-state, two 4D theaters with blizzard and wind effects, four mini-bowling lanes, and more.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery:  http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children’s museum, science/technology center, and accredited zoo and also houses a Planetarium and an observatory. Make learning fun! Visitors can explore, play, and be inspired by permanent exhibits, which include the Bernouilli Blower, Explorers Crossing, the Water Table, a pioneer cabin, and a zoo with over 60 animals native to Ohio.

Young’s Dairy Farm: http://youngsdairy.com
Enjoy a day of family fun and top it off Young’s homemade ice cream! Explore this working dairy farm and see staff milk cows. Plus, with two miniature golf courses, hardball and softball batting cages, food, a petting corral, and plenty more rides, Young’s is #1 for family fun.

Dayton Dragonshttp://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t459
Batter up! Take yourself out to the ballgame and cheer on our very own Dayton Dragons (a Class A minor league team). Bring the family out for ball games, Kids Day, or one of the many other events taking place on Fifth Third field—their home stadium.

Five Rivers MetroParkshttp://www.metroparks.org
There are endless ways to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Five Rivers MetroParks comprises 15,000 acres of protected forests, grasslands, farmlands and wetlands and feature miles and miles of biking, hiking and water trails, plus unique attractions like the Children’s Discovery Gardens and Butterfly House.

Dayton Bike Trailshttp://www.ohiobikeways.net/dayton.htm
Can you say Bikeway Nirvana? Dayton, Ohio, bike trail development began with the River Corridor Bikeway, now known as the Great Miami River Trail. Today, Dayton’s bikeway trails network is made up of a combination of five bikeways the majority of them paved for a smooth ride—and a trail.

Kings Island – https://www.visitkingsisland.com
Kings Island, the largest amusement park and water park in the Midwest, offers more than 40 thrill rides, including 14 roller coasters, a 15-acre water park, fun-filled entertainment, and an assortment of shopping and dining options. The park is located 24 miles north of downtown Cincinnati and 36 miles south of downtown Dayton.