Day Out with Dad is happy to offer these 2012 Father’s Day ideas.

Akron Fossils & Science Center
Date:  June 16, 2012
Time:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321
330.665.-DINO (3466)
FREE Admission to the Center for all Father’s.
For additional information

Akron Zoo

Dad’s Day at the Akron Zoo
Date: June 16, 2012
Time: 10am to 4pm
All dad’s get 50% off admission
Dad will love spending a special day at the zoo enjoying live entertainment and activities.
500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, Ohio, 330-375-2550
For additional information

Avon Duct Tape Festival
This three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world—Avon, Ohio—the home of Duck brand duct tape.
3701 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Avon, OH 44011
For additional information see our Ohio Festival page.

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Date: June 17, 2012
Join The Children’s Museum for “Sundaes and Sports with Dad!” “Daddy and Me” stations are scheduled to include: sundae making and tie decorating at Noon; and a mock shaving station and sports training at 3:00 pm! (Activities included free with paid admission or Museum membership.)
10730 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(In University Circle)

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Father’s Day at the Zoo
Date:  June 17, 2012
Time: 10 am to 7pm
Let Dad know you love him with a trip to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. All dads receive half-price admission to the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Father’s Day.
For additional info: website

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Fish for Father’s – Father’s Day at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Mad River Outfitters is offering a seminar on beginning fly fishing here at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. An hour-long seminar will be held inside the Riverview Room from 11am-12pm and will be followed by an hour-long hands-on session (12-1pm) outside where participants will get the opportunity to practice casting (rods will be provided).All family members are welcome to attend. There will be free children’s activities held from 10am-2pm in the classroom inside the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and in the Riverview Room.
For additional information website

Lake County Captains
Father’s Day VIP Experience
Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 1:00 pm
• Early entry to watch batting practice @ 11:45 (subject to team training schedule)
• Pre-game catch on the field @ 12:00 -12:30
• VIP autograph session in the Right Field Terrace @ 12:30—12:45

In the Right Field Terrace following autographs will be a picnic including a hot dog or hamburger, chips and a soft drink.

For more info website

Lakeview Cemetery
Father’s Day Walking Tour – views the gravesites of celebrated sports figures buried here.
12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4393
Telephone: 216-421-2665

McKinley Museum
Date: June 16, 2012
Time:  9:00 am to 4:00pm
Dads will receive free admission to the Museum>
For additional information click here.

Mohican Adventures
River Trip! Go-Karts! Adventure Golf!
only $32 per person
Package Includes: A 7-mile, 2 hour river trip, 2 family track go-kart rides & 18 holes of Adventure Golf, on your choice of the Level Skills, Adventure, or Grist Mill Courses!! The package can be used on Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, or Tubing and can be upgraded to the 15 mile river trip for just $8.00!!
3045 State Route 3 South
Loudonville, OH 44842

Put-in-Bay – Founder’s Day
Date: June 17, 2012
Take a beautiful boat ride with Dad on the Miller Ferry.
The annual Founders Day at Put-in-Bay will be held in the center of the village DeRivera Park on Sunday, June 17 from 11 am-5 pm.  This free, family-focused island event, hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the founding of Put-in-Bay by Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera.  The celebration will begin with a warm up on Saturday evening with fireworks at dusk. On Sunday, Founders Day will feature entertainment by the Rent Party Band playing popular tunes in a fair-type atmosphere.  At 1pm and 3pm, the Faire Wynds circus will perform slight of hand and other curiosities for young and old to enjoy.  At 2:30 pm the Island Antique Car Parade will entertain young and old with antique cars and candy.
For complete information: website

Pro Football Hall of Fame
In celebration of Father’s Day, join Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure for a Day Out With Dad special event on Saturday, June 9, 2012 inside Fawcett Stadium.

The event kicks off on Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at 9:00 a.m. with dads and kids participating in an “End Zone Dance Competition”.  Then the families will break into groups and rotate to seven football stations such as relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate football, fumble run and more

Before and after the program, kids will have the opportunity to play on three interactive football inflatables along the sideline and get their photo taken dressed up as a Hall of Fame football player.  Lunch for all participants is provided by Chick-fil-A following the stadium portion of the event.  Following lunch, families may tour the Hall of Fame between 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at no additional charge. Each child will also receive a bag of football prizes at the conclusion of the event. 

The cost for Day Out With Dad is $25 per dad and includes up to four children.  Additional adults may participate in the program for $21 per adult. The price includes participation on the field, lunch, and admission to tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Registration for Day Out With Dad can be completed online at  Pre-registration is encouraged. However, walk ups will be permitted on the day of the event.  The event will be held rain or shine. Please note that in the case of thunderstorms or extreme inclement weather, the outside portion of the event will be cancelled. 

For additional information website

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Father’s Day Car Show
Date: June 17, 2012
Celebrate Father’s Day at one of the oldest car shows in America, the 55th annual Classic, Antique, & Collector Car Show at Stan Hywet. It’s an Akron tradition!
General admission to Car Show is $12 adults or $9  for Stan Hywet members. Children ages 6-17 are$5, $4 for Stan Hywet members. Children 5 & under with an adult are free.  website

 Sunday Brunch

Blue Canyon
8960 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg, OH

Quail Hollow Resort
Date: June 17, 2012
Time:  11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Treat Dad to a Delicious Lunch or Dinner at CK’s Steakhouse & Lounge for Father’s Day. 1/2 Off Lunch or Dinner and Drink Specials Featuring 25 Cent Miller Lite Drafts!

Ravens Glenn Winery

Sunday Champagne Brunch  $18.95
(includes a non-alcoholic beverage)
Children 10 and under $10.95
Sunday brunch hours . . . . . . . . . 11:30am – 2:30pm
(last seating)
Call for reservations 740 545-1000
56183 CR 143
West Lafayette, OH 43845



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