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Family Fun

It is hard to have family time with both working parents and extremely active family members but teens need and most want family time. The simplest way is to have dinners together without interruptions. Sharing conversation has other benefits, too. Teens who are at family dinners 5 or more times a week were 42% less likely to drink alcohol, 59% less likely to smoke, 66% less likely to try marijuana and 45% more likely to get A’s and B’s in school. Try to have a family dinner together before going off to the evening homework gauntlet. Here are some more links to help find things to do as a family.

Family Home Activities

Evening Activities
http://lds.about.com/library/bl/fhe/blfheactivities.htm

Events
http://www.cincinnatiusa.com/calendar/calendar.asp
http://www.cincinnatiusa.com/family/
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=ENT
http://www.fairfield-city.org/Activities/cac/index.cfm

Professional Sports

Reds
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=cin&partnerId=wCINhomeCUSA

Bengals
http://www.bengals.com/stadium/paulbrownstadium.asp

Hockey
http://www.cycloneshockey.com/

Tennis
http://www.cincytennis.com/

Racing
http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/

Quasi-Professional

Indoor Marshalls Football
http://www.kingssa.com/

Roller Girls
http://www.cincinnatirollergirls.com/

Marlins
http://syrano.acb.uc.edu/cmm/

Australian Football
http://www.cincinnatidockers.com/

Rowing
http://cincinnatirowing.com/

Rugby Football
http://www.wolfhoundsrfc.com/

Active Sport Fun

Putt-putt, Batting Cage & Driving Range
http://www.fairfieldgolfcenter.com/

Swimming
http://www.gmvymca.org/fairfield/
http://www.fairfield-city.org/Activities/swimming/Fairfield_Aquatic_Center_1633.cfm

Bowling
http://www.fairfieldlanes.com
http://www.gilmorelanes.com
http://www.northwestlanes.com

Geocaching
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?zip=45014&x=12&y=8

Entertainment

Showcase Theater
http://www.nationalamusements.com/showtimes/default.asp

Rave Theaters
http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?exid=rmp&house_id=8522

Newport On the Levee
http://www.newportonthelevee.com/

Shopping

Cincinnati Mills
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1234

Tri County Mall
http://www.tricountymall.com/Index.asp?x=010%7C000&~=

Northgate Mall
http://www.mynorthgatemall.com/

Kenwood Town Center
http://www.kenwoodtownecentre.com/html/index13.asp

Local Theater
http://www.fairfield-sct.org/
http://www.fairfield-footlighters.org/

Nature & Hikes
http://www.hamiltoncountyparks.org/parks/parkys.htm

Morgans Canoe
http://www.morganscanoe.com/

Nature Center
http://www.cincynature.org/index2.asp

Local Family Fun Escapes

The Beach
http://thebeachwaterpark.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/PWDA.woa/wa/loadPage?pageId=6023

Kings Island
http://www.visitkingsisland.com/

Coney Island
http://www.coneyislandpark.com/

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
http://www.pyramidhill.org/

CoCo Key Water Resort http://www.cincinnatiusa.com/Attractions/detail.asp?AttractionID=339

Great Wolf Lodge
http://www.greatwolflodge.com/Locations/Mason/

Perfect North Ski
http://www.perfectnorth.com/

Historical

Taft Museum
http://www.nps.gov/wiho/

Heritage Village
http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/

German Heritage Museum
http://www.gacl.org/museum.html

Historic Loveland Castle
http://www.lovelandcastle.com/

Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/sw18/index.shtml

Cincinnati Fire Museum
http://www.cincyfiremuseum.com/

Family Excursions

Butler County http://consumer.discoverohio.com/searchresults.aspx?type=&category=&county=64

Cincinnati
http://www.ilivedowntown.com/events.lasso

SW Ohio
http://consumer.discoverohio.com/searchresults.aspx?region=4

Union Terminal Museum Center
http://www.cincymuseum.org/

Freedom Center
http://www.freedomcenter.org/

Art Museum
http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

Creation Museum
http://www.creationmuseum.org/

Newport Aquarium
http://www.newportaquarium.com/

Cincinnati Zoo
http://www.cincyzoo.org/

Cincinnati Art Museum
http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

Verdin Bell Museum
http://www.verdin.com/info/museum.asp

Cincinnati Fire Museum
http://www.cincyfiremuseum.com/

Reds Hall of Fame http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ballpark/museum/index.jsp?partnerId=wCINmuseumCUSA

Findlay Market
http://www.findlaymarket.org/

Fountain Square
http://www.myfountainsquare.com/

Cincinnati Observatory
http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/

Krohn Conservatory
http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cityparks/pages/-3452-/

Letterboxing
http://www.letterboxing.org/

Volunteering

Family enjoyment and togetherness can come from the whole family getting involved in a worthwhile service project. Go to our Volunteering page for ideas and organizations needing help.