Indoor Play Guide 2020

Just because the weather isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Here’s a list of some awesome kid-friendly indoor destinations to visit in NW/NE Ohio and SE Michigan that will allow the adventures to continue no matter the weather!


Dave & Busters (Local)

Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games.



Address: 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sundays 10AM–12AM Fridays & Saturdays 10AM-2AM

Phone: (419) 481-9800


Admission: Varies

Funagin’s (Local)

Boys and girls, men and women, colleagues, families, bridal parties, and networking groups have all escaped to Funagin’s for exciting, belly-laughing fun with options for all ages!

Get dirty in an adrenaline pumping game of paintball. Or outwit your opponents with your unbeatable laser tag strategies. Climb, slide, and run around like a kid (even if you aren’t one) on our new giant indoor playground straight from memories of King Jason’s childhood. And nothing beats the fun of skating around on our new Roller Rink with your whole family!


Address: 5340 Centennial Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone:(419) 517-1750


Cost: Varies, click on website for info


Imagination Station (Local)

Phone: (419) 244-2674

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604


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Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible. There are hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits that are fun and educational for the entire family. Whether you only have an hour or you have all day, there is plenty to see and do at Imagination Station. Come join us and explore everything that Imagination Station has to offer!

Operating Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Monday: CLOSED

Admission Prices:

Big Kids (13 – 64): $13

Kids (3 – 12): $12

Seniors (65+): $11

Children 2 & under: Free

NickelWorld (Local)

NickelWorld is a unique concept in Family Entertainment. They have Over 100 Games!! All Games Operate with NICKELS!! While some Games Take Two or Three Nickels, MOST Games are one Nickel each to play!! PLUS, they have 13 FREE GAMES!! Most Games also WIN TICKETS to trade in for all sorts of PRIZES!!


Address: 2545 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43614

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 11AM–10PM

Phone: (419) 385-3297


Admission: $2.50 to enter and then however many nickels you would like…$5 is usually more than enough


Q-Zar (Local)

This entertainment center known for its large laser tag arena also has arcade games & hosts parties.


Address: 5836 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Hours: Thursday 5-9pm, & Friday 5–11PM Closed Monday-Wednesday, and on Saturdays 12pm-11pm & Sundays 12pm-6pm

Phone: (419) 885-3460


Admission: Laser Tag Prices -$9 One game of laser tag, $16.00 Two game pack, & $12.00 Three game pack


Sky Zone (Local)

Phone: (419) 491-1194

Address: 1600 Albon Rd. Holland, OH 43528


Ninja Warrior

Warrior Course-Enter a jumper. Exit a warrior. For athletes looking to push themselves, the Warrior Course will put your abilities to the test. Take on a variety of obstacles in a test of speed, strength, and agility. Go for a personal record or dominate your friends.

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Parkour Blox-Ready to level up? Test your parkour skills to the next level on the Freestyle court using the foam vault blocks. Train your speed, power, and strength by practicing on hurdles placed in your path.

SkyLadder– Another balance challenge, SkyLadder challenges you in a different way: off your feet. Climb this fidgeting ladder to the top and plant your flag. Or fall into the padding below, get up, and try again.


Ultimate Dodge Ball– Remember that ever popular rite of passage game from childhood that would have you ducking and dodging the ball? Guess what happens when you add Sky Zone’s patented wall-to-wall trampolines to the ever popular game of dodge ball? Ultimate Dodge ball!!

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Foam Zone– Run and jump, flip, and fly into a huge pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Defy gravity; work on your fancy air poses, or just wing it, no matter how you fly fun will always be your copilot!

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Sky Slam– Wish you could slam dunk like an NBA player? Guess what? Sky Zone is making your dream come true! Pair Sky Zone’s basketball hoops, (each set at various heights to accommodate even the littlest slam dunkers) with a trampoline and you will be dunking like a pro in no time!

Freestyle Jump– The main court offers you the freedom to take flight in your own defined space; you don’t have to worry about anyone else jumping in your square.

Comfort Zone– Sky Zone hasn’t forgotten about parents, grandparents, and chaperons. This is where you can sit, watch television, relax, have a snack, and still chaperon your children.

There is no age limit on jumpers; if you can walk you can jump. Destress and have a blast jumping and possibly even flipping in/on Sky Zone’s awesome trampoline courts. Simply sign the waiver, get your jump time, put on your Sky Zone Socks and reach for the sky! Enjoy full access to the park, including, the Main Court, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, the Foam Zone, etc. Sky Zone also offers food and beverages so you can recharge after all that jumping. If you wish to expedite your experience you can sign the waiver and get jump time in advance, so you can get kiddos on the courts ASAP!

Hours: Vary, click on link, 

PRICING: 60 MINUTE JUMP PASS – $15.99, 90 MINUTE JUMP PASS – $19.99, 120 MINUTE JUMP PASS – $22.99

Sylvania Playland (Local)

Phone: (419) 517-9094

Address: 3620 Centennial Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560



Sylvania Playland is the one and only indoor bounce house and playground in Sylvania! Come in and play on their five inflatables, four swing sets and toddler area. Our glow-in-the-dark mini golf is now OPEN! 18 holes, 4 themes (underwater, pirates, dinosaurs, knights and dragons). Win prizes in their arcade and have a taste of Toft’s ice cream!


Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM

Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM

Cost: Ages 1-3 1 hour bounce is $7 (unlimited $10)

Ages 4-12 1 hour bounce is $10 (unlimited $14)

18 hole Mini Indoor Golf $7 (unlimited $10)

1 Hour of Bounce and 1 Round of Golf……………$15.00

Unlimited Bounce and Unlimited Golf………………$20.00


Toledo Playzone (local)

Playzone Toledo is a family owned and operated family fun center with one goal in mind – to make sure you and your family have as much fun as possible!

We have a wide variety of entertainment to offer, with our state of the art Laser Tag arena, brand-new bumper cars, and hundreds of arcade games to choose from, even the youngest of kids can enjoy their time here with our arcade games. Our options are as endless as the smiles you’ll have. If you get worn out from all the activities, we have a fully stocked Café and plenty of seating for you to grab a snack – or a meal – and recharge.

From our Family to yours, we hope to see you soon!


Address:  130 New Towne Square Dr, Toledo, OH 43612

Phone:  (419) 540-0000


Cost: It’s complicated click on the website

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 9PM, Friday: 12PM – 10PM, Saturday: 10AM – 10PM, Sunday 11AM – 9PM


Jungle Junction (Bellevue, OH)

Phone: 419.484.5532

Address: 110 Cherry Blvd. Bellevue, Ohio 44811



The largest indoor play structure in Ohio! Jungle Junction is an AMAZING fun time for children ages 12 and under. Six levels of adventure with over 60 play features including slides, air cannons, obstacle courses, and interactive game panels keep kids entertained and challenged for hours.  A dedicated toddler tumble zone with molded jungle friends for climbing, crawling and sliding the day away.  Their controlled environment will keep you cool in the summer and warm when the weather turns cold and wet.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Sensory Day- The first and third Wed. of each month. 10a-2p, no air cannons)

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday   Noon – 7:00 pm

DAILY ADMISSION: $6   (ages 2-12)

Parents and Caregivers are FREE!

Children 1 and under are FREE!

Don’t forget your socks!



“Coolest place EVER!”! “I want to have my B-day party here”!  ”Finally a place for older kids to play”! Those are quotes from my kiddos, age 8-13 yrs old on their experience at Play: CLE.  And I couldn’t agree more, finally a place where older kiddos can let loose and have fun without the fear of trampling a toddler or running down a preschooler. This momma highly recommends Play:CLE for a fun filled afternoon/evening for the entire family (kiddos 7+).

Play:CLE (Cleveland, OH)

Address: 38525 Chester Rd, Avon, OH 44011


Phone: (440) 695-3565

Hours: Monday: Closed for Private Events

•Tuesday: 3-9pm; *Ninja Night 7-9pm

•Wednesday: 3-9pm

•Thursday: 3-9pm

•Friday: 3-11pm; College Discount All Day

•Saturday: 10-11pm

•Sunday: 10-8pm

Cost: Pricing for 2-hours is structured as follows:

•Under 18 – $20

•Adult – $25

•65+ – $20

•Family (2 adults, 2 kids) – $80







Have older kiddos, but not old enough to stay home alone? Play: CLE has you covered, kiddos can play while mom & dad enjoy an impromptu date night complete with a glass of wine/beer and delicious food.


Or, mom and dad can get their climb on too then everyone can eat together as a family.


If you’re looking for the place to mix fun and fitness, you’ve come to the right spot. Play: CLE has created a unique mix of attractions that will have kids and adults’ alike running, jumping, climbing and challenging themselves!

  • Zip line
  • Ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Ninja warrior course
  • Parkour course
  • Bouldering wall
  • Dining area (The Biner)
  • Kids’ area









Michigan Science Center (Detroit, MI)

Phone: 313.577.8400

Address: 5020 John R Street Detroit, MI 48202



Explore hands-on exhibits, gaze at the stars, discover new worlds in our IMAX® theatre, and take part in live stage shows. As Michigan’s STEM Hub, we inspire curious minds of all ages.

General admission: $14/adult, $11/child 12 and under or senior citizen (60+).

Children under age two are free.

Check out the additional options/packages on their website. (General admission doesn’t include IMAX theatre)


Regular Hours:

Monday – Tuesday Closed

Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday  12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


The Mazza Museum (Findlay, OH)

Phone: 419-434-5521

Address: Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion University of Findlay 1000 North Main St.

Findlay, OH 45840



The Mazza Museum is the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books.


Many children’s books have been made into films. Come see your favorite characters from movies in their original picture book form…or better yet take note of the books and read them before your see them on film.

“Patricia Polacco Exhibit”-The Keeping Quilt is one of our favorites….Come see why!

Admission: FREE

Museum Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Friday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.


University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (Ann Arbor, MI)

Phone: (734) 764-0478

Address: 1105 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 (Look for the “Golden Dome”…that’s the planetarium in the building)

Parking: Free Parking on Sundays! Most non-marked spots in any Campus Faculty/Staff Parking (including Palmer) is free on Sundays. (Do NOT park in Gold, Business Vehicle, or other marked spots.)


With the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan, the University Of Michigan Museum Of Natural History offers an array of educational programs and exhibits for families, students and adults. Exhibits include the Hall of Evolution, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and several changing exhibits.

Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Admission: FREE to individuals and groups of 10 or fewer. (Suggested donation is $6 per person)

IMAX (Ypsilanti, MI)

Phone: (734) 973-8424

Address: 4100 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197



Don’t just see a movie, experience it!! An immense explosion….A whisper heard over your shoulder. The rumbling bass you feel instead of hear. The combination of their perfectly tuned integrated sound system and precise speaker orientation ensures you can hear a pin drop and be able to tell exactly where it landed. Every note of the soundtrack and every scuff of a shoe are clearer in IMAX, with a complete overhaul of each movie’s audio overseen by the film’s director. All of this pristine sound is then pumped into a theatre that has been customized for an optimal experience. Clarity, detail and size make IMAX more than a movie. Two projectors run simultaneously to provide the perfect image with a balance of warmth and sharpness. IMAX draws you into something as close to reality as you have ever experienced!

For list of shows and times click on the website above….I do know, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starts showing this week!

Wednesdays are the discount days…$10 for IMAX all day! (FYI: Kids concessions combo-drink, popcorn, fruit is $5.65)

Snook’s Dream Cars (Bowling Green, OH)

Phone: 419-353-8338

Address: 13920 County Home Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402-8670



Snook’s Dream Cars displays the extensive collection of “long time car guy” Bill Snook (deceased) and operated by his son Jeff Snook. It features a recreated 1940s era Texaco gas station, a showroom of extensive automobile memorabilia and a car collection presented within period scenes ranging from a 1930s general store to a racetrack from the 1960s.The car collection, which features models from the 1930s to the 1960s, includes coupes, convertibles, sedans, roadsters and racecars, made by Cadillac, Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Packard, Kaiser, Willys, Jaguar, Triumph, MG and Lotus. The facility also houses a complete four-bay shop for maintaining collector cars.


Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. & Sun: By appointment


Adults $8

Seniors $6

Children $5


This isn’t Just for the Kids! Fort Clarkston is a relaxing adult environment that just so happens to provide unique & fun activities for kids too!



Finally a place that understands what moms’ really!! This is the #1 hot spot for children entertainment & adult relaxation combined!! Parents can enjoy free wi-fi, sipping on coffee or tea from the café, or just cozying up with a magazine or book with a tasty treat. You may not even notice your kids as they will be completely mesmerized by the astounding 2,400 square foot playstructure standing 3 levels tall and the 2 level bitty playstructure for the tots. Twisty, bullet and wavy slides will take the children from peaks to valleys, meanwhile the maze, bumper balls and rope climbs engage children of all ages. They also offer redemption games and arcades! Be sure to redeem your tickets at their ticket redemption desk for valuable prizes.


Fort Clarkston offers a bar where moms can grab a glass of wine or beer and visit with other moms (or enjoy a little solitude), as well as feed the kiddo’s dinner/lunch at the café; it really is a mini vacation for moms!!


Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-9pm, & Sunday 9am-6pm

Address: 7127 Dixie Highway, Clarkston, MI

Phone: (248) 297-5453


Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-9pm, & Sunday 9am-6pm

Cost: Mon-Thurs. $10 for the entire day!!   Fri-Sun. $12 for the entire day!!   Parents are $5

While you’re in the area you might want to check out:


Spangler Candy Factory Tours (Bryan, OH)

Phone: 419.633.6439

Address: 400 N. Portland St., Bryan, OH 43506



Public tours of the factory are available on their Dum Dums Trolley Wednesday through Friday 10 am to 3:00 pm ET. There are no reservations. Tours are on a first come, first served basis. You may wish to call ahead for information. Store & Museum admission is free – tour prices are shown below.

Due to safety and FDA regulations, the trolley tour will not go through the main kitchen areas, but will go through the warehouse areas and their most recent addition, the Portland Street expansion. It is the 87th production expansion in company history and nearly 20,000 square feet in size. Visitors are able to see their palletization area and automatic case packers. Candy cooking and forming in the kitchen areas will be shown via a DVD player while on the trolley tour.


Hours: Fall/Winter/Spring: Wednesday thru Friday 10am – 3pm

Factory tour prices are: Adults $5, Children 6-18 years $3, Children 5 & Under Free with paid Adult, Seniors $4. Tours will not be offered on any day that is a holiday for the factory.



Outdoor Adventure Center (Detroit)

Phone: 844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367)

Address: 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207-4020



Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators — walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.




Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday-Friday   10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 5 p.m


Adults (age 13-61) $5

Seniors (age 62 and older) $3

Children (ages 2-12) $3

Children under age 2 Free

National Museum of the Great Lakes (Local)

Address: 1701 Front Street Toledo, Ohio 43605

Hours: Tuesdays– Saturdays: 10a.m. – 5p.m., Sundays: Noon – 5p.m., Closed Mondays


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The National Museum of the Great Lakes is a fun and unique experience for all. Learn about the rich history our Great Lakes have afforded us, making up 84% of all the fresh water in North America it is no surprise they are treasured waters. Explore the history and enjoy some hands-on displays as you learn about one of the world’s greatest natural resources.  Kids will be intrigued by all the means of transit along the Lakes, including the huge ship, the Schoonmaker just outside the museum in the Maumee River, (tours of the ship are offered May-Oct).  Be sure to stop in the museum store so the kiddos can pick out some souvenirs to commemorate their visit.


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Museum Only: Adult – $11

Museum Only: Senior, AAA, or Military – $10

Museum Only: Kids (6-17) – $8

Museum Only: Toddlers (0-5) – Free


Historical Museum of Fulton County

Phone: 419-337-7922

Address: 8848 State Highway 108 Wauseon, OH 43567



Calling all history buffs and those simply intrigued by the vast history located in NW Ohio tour this an amazing 1868 Romanesque Revival two-story brick building that originally housed Wauseon’s first high school, and later, the county’s first hospital. Experience thirteen rooms that showcase permanent historic exhibits of hidden historical gems. Listen to locally written abolition hymns of the Underground Railroad movement in the county; see the crackling campfire of local Civil War soldiers and the museum’s extensive collection of Civil War era artifacts which are the impressive centerpiece of this exhibit.

Call ahead and make an appointment to see the Depot! Two blocks south of the museum, visit the Wauseon Depot. A collection of items from Fulton County’s railroad past, which included 6 steam lines and two electric inner urban lines, is on display inside the depot. Watch and listen to an O-scale working model railroad display that highlights Fulton County’s railroad 1920s hay-day.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm

Sunday: noon-4:00pm

Rates: Adults – 18 and over: $8.00

Seniors – 55 and over: $7.00

Children – 6-15: $3.00

Children 6 & under are FREE

When you’re finished with your awesome tour stop by Red Rambler for a hot cocoa for the kiddos and a Flight of their brewed beers for mom and dad!



Toledo Museum of Art (Local)

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Address: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620


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Since the founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of its collection, innovative and extensive education programs, and architecturally significant campus. The main Museum building interior contains four and a half acres of floor space on two levels. It has 45 galleries, 15 classroom studios, the 1,750-seat Peristyle concert hall, the 176-seat Little Theater lecture hall, the Resource Center for Educators, the Family Center, the Visual Resources Collection, the Museum Café, and the Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner. The Glass Pavilion has five galleries, a glass study room, classrooms, two hotshops, a multipurpose GlasSalon, public and private courtyard space, and a coffee bar.

Family Center: Free, fun, and open to everyone! The TMA Family Center, located in the education wing near the Plough entrance, is the perfect place for our youngest Museum visitors to make and take memories with their parents and caregivers. Drop in for themed activities that enliven the world of art for kids ages 1-10 (and even grown-ups!). Check the calendar on this page for upcoming projects. Calendars can be customized and printed by clicking on the Google Calendar icon at the bottom of the calendar listing.

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Family Center Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Friday: 3:30–8 p.m.

Sunday: noon–5:00 p.m

Admission: The Museum and the Family Center are FREE

Planet Rock (Ann Arbor)

Phone: 734-827-2680

Address: 82 Aprill Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48103



Since 1994, Planet Rock has been providing world class indoor rock climbing. With creative wall design and innovative route setting, Planet Rock enables climbers of all ages and experience levels to love a sport that is like no other. Over 25,000 square feet of climbing surface with walls up to heights of 50′ and routes up to 70′ long, their gyms cater to competitive and recreational climbers alike. The gym also features unique climbing features such as the full-training areas and giant bouldering mushroom. Both beginner and experienced lead climbers will find routes that are both technical and fun. Their dedicated lead climbing walls have extensive lines and challenging features, while their bouldering areas offer interesting topography and an innovative mat system for softer landings.

Hours: Monday- Friday | 3:00PM – 10:00PM

Saturday | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sunday | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Admission: Starter Packages (first time) Price

Adult 14 or older $44.00

Adult and child (5-8) $50.00

additional children (each) $25.00

Adult and child (9-13) $60.00

Additional children (each) $32.00

Daily Passes

Price Adult Daily Pass $17.00

Student / Military Daily Pass $16.00

Kids (5-13) $13.00

Belay only $10.00

Belay check $3.00

Merry-Go-Round Museum (Sandusky)


Enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere while you tour the Merry-Go-Round Museum and learn about the history and art of the carousel. The “oom pa pa” of the band organ, and the “painted ponies” on display will thrill and enchant you.


Have your smiles ready as you relive your childhood excitement when you climb aboard the working “fully restored” Allan Herschell Carousel with the band organ playing. Watch carvers bring neglected carousel pieces back to their full beauty.

Address: 301 Jackson St Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone: (419) 626-6111


Hours: Wed-Sat: 11am-4pm & Sundays 12pm-4pm

Cost: Adults: $6.00, Senior Citizens: $5.00, Children (4-14): $4.00, (under 4): FREE (The cost Includes 1 Ride Token)

While you’re in the area you might want to check out:

African Wildlife Safari

The Maritime Museum

8 Romantic Restaurants in Toledo

Every time she’d find a minute that’s the time that they begin it mom, mom, mommy!! Night and day it’s mommy, mommy make the dinner, fix the breakfast, wash the dishes, and do the shopping, and the sweeping and the carpooling. They always keep her hopping….she goes around in circle till she’s very, very dizzy still they holler keep a-busy Cinderelly mommy!  Even Cinderella managed to get a night off! Sure it involved a few mice friends and a Fairy Godmother….you’ve got Mom on the go in Holy Toledo & a few sitters on standby, together we can make this happen!   First things first, let’s choose a romantic restaurant and make reservations.

©️ Brim House


Brim House

Brim House introduces relaxed, yet refined dining to the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Toledo.

We offer a seasonal menu of classic American cuisine with inventive twists. We partner up with local farmers and producers to bring the freshest and best of Toledo to this dining experience. Our culinary team balances flavors and textures, creating artistic presentations and incorporating international influences makes Brim House a destination for travelers as well as locals. (Source: )

 Address: 444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 243-7664

Hours: Dinner- Monday-Sunday 5–10PM


Valet: Yes

©️Ciao Ristorante

Ciao! Ristorante

Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania is a Mainstreet Ventures distinctive eatery.

Founded in 1992, Ciao! is a local favorite in the greater Toledo area, known for classic country Italian cuisine. Ciao! is a fragrant, informal & full of character Italian restaurant, featuring intriguing cuisine from every part of Italy, from the spicy red sauces of the south to the aromatic grilled dishes of Tuscany. They even use herbs from their very own herb garden! During the early part of spring through the end of summer, enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio.

Each week, they offer a creative weekly menu with a focus on seasonal, locally grown herbs and vegetables. Ciao! is an all scratch kitchen where everything is made from scratch, prepared fresh, daily. (source: )

Address: 6064 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 882-2334

Hours: Monday –Thursday 5-10PM, Friday 5-11PM, Saturday 4-11PM, Sunday 4-9PM


©️ Element 112

Element 112

Element 112 is about creating a moment to remember – from the food, to the atmosphere, to the experience shared by you and your guests. They offer a small à la carte menu focusing on the highest quality ingredients. Dishes are inspired by international cuisines, Chef Nixon’s creative culinary whims, and seasonal produce.

Ingredients…..Humanely raised meats and fish without any GMO. Properly raised vegetables, fruits, and grains, of the highest quality. We hope that by supporting these people we can be a positive impact on the food system and the environment. Source:

Address: 5735 N, Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 517-1104

Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-9PM, Closed Sunday


©️ Georgio’s


Georgio’s Café International

Enjoy the very best, freshest seafood, succulent steaks, chops and delicious pasta dishes enhanced by the perfect bottle of wine. The intimate atmosphere conveys relaxed elegance, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure your complete satisfaction.    

Their philosophy is simple: every great meal requires the absolute best, freshest ingredients. There is no substitute for quality. From the very beginning in 1986, they’ve served only the finest local and organically grown produce, grass-fed prime beef, free range chicken and the freshest seafood delivered daily. Taste the difference. (Source: )

Address: 426 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 242-2424

Hours: Dinner- Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30PM, Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30PM, Closed Sunday


Valet: Yes

©️ Mancy’s Steakhouse

Mancy’s Steakhouse

Their steaks are aged and hand-cut on premise, seared at 1500 degrees and expertly prepared. They pair beautifully with our famous one-pound baked potatoes, French onion soup, chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail, or fresh asparagus with house-made hollandaise. Add your choice of more than 300 wines or 20 craft beers for a meal truly worth slowing down for.

Step into Mancy’s Steakhouse and the world slows down to meet you. Some say it’s the carved wood, brass, and stained glass—reclaimed from a time when craftsmanship was king. But most say it’s the steaks and chops—aged for 28 days using the same time-honored techniques our grandfather taught us. Source:

Address: 953 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612

Phone: (419) 476-4154

Hours: Dinner- Monday-Thursday 5-9:30PM, Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 4:30-10PM, Closed Sundays


©️ Registry Bistro

Registry Bistro

Registry is unique to the Toledo area. They serve the cuisine of our time that highlights our region’s bounty. They focus on small plates at reasonable prices which are comfortable for the entire table to share and entrees which maintain a midrange price point. Although traditional fine dining has fallen out of favor over the last decade, diners want a thoughtfully prepared, high quality dining experience minus the formality of an earlier era.

Registry exceeds those expectations. Source:

Address: 144 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 725-0444

Hours: Tuesday –Friday 4-9:30PM, Saturday 4-10PM, Closed Sunday & Monday


Valet: Friday & Saturdays

©️ Rockwell’s Steakhouse

Rockwell’s Steakhouse

Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge is our upscale steak house featuring the finest cuts of prime aged USDA meats, fresh seafood, and more. The Rockwell’s experience focuses on providing superior service and cuisine in a truly impressive setting. At Rockwell’s Lounge, relax with your favorite drink and enjoy the view and full menu option from Rockwell’s in casual style. (Source: )

Address: 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 243-1302

Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-10PM, Closed Sunday


©️ Rosie’s Italian Grille

Rosie’s Italian Grille

Traditional Italian Since 1982

Rosie’s Italian Grille offers an array of traditional Italian dishes, fresh catch seafood from the Florida Keys, Chicago Stockyard steaks, lamb chops, and more! (Source: )

Address: 606 N McCord Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

Phone: (419) 866-5007

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM, Closed Sunday


Now all that’s left to do is call that sitter, take that little black dress out of moth balls, get dolled up girl, & ya might wanna let Prince Charming in on the plans…better yet, share this with him now.

Enjoy your romantic evening out, loves!!


Did your favorite romantic hot spot not make the list? Please share in the comments.

Planning a Party, Toledo? Start HERE!

This girl is on fire! Gabrielle Wilson, wife, mother, owner & event coordinator of Social Events Co. did it again! She blew us all always with her Pop-Up Party this past Sunday at Handmade Toledo, Bestie Bash!!! I had the pleasure of attending this epic event with my youngest and two of her besties.

As we walked into Handmade Toledo we were greeted by the thumping of the base from the DJ jamming in the back, instantly the kiddos let out a screech & ran.  Picture it, a sea of yellow, pink, gold, confetti sprawled on the floor and lots of cozy spaces for conversation, the venue was clearly spot-on for this event.


First stop, cupcake bar, duh! Lol! There was legit every kind of cupcake flavor you could imagine, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc. Tons of sprinkles…heart shaped, regular, etc.

Then we hit-up the bar, the lemonade bar 😉

Last stop, the massive Snack Station….no one left hungry!

After all that good grub the kiddos managed to work up enough courage to get up on stage & sing some karaoke…..

Last, but certainly not least, Photo-Booths! I like the fact that there were plenty of backdrops for photo ops! I know my kiddos tend to linger a bit longer in this area.

We’re totally spoiled, this was the second Pop-Up Party we attended by Social Events Co. Click here to see pics & deets for Pancakes with Santa 

Gabrielle knows good parties…she knows what to look for in the venue, the type of food to serve, activities that are appropriate for those attending the party, décor, etc. That’s why if you are planning a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation party, bachelorette party, etc. in Toledo or the surrounding area a phone call to her needs to be your first step. She will make the process a smooth one. She can provide everything you need & tailor your event, party, etc. specifically to your needs.

Social Events Co.

Phone: 419-392-3569


Menu of Services that Social Events Co offers:

-Mobile Bartending Services

-Event Planning- no party is too big or too small

-Linen and Backdrop Rental

-Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Dessert Bars-Customize the perfect bar for your next event. Perfect for Wedding favors, Office parties, Holiday parties, Graduations, or any event!

-Balloon Garland-Choose the color and size and we will create a balloon arch that will make your event POP!

-Pop Up Parties- Be on the lookout for our Pop Up parties!


DON”T MISS OUT!!! Go to Social Event Co. Facebook page now & give it a like so you don’t miss out on her next awesome Pop-Up party!! Facebook:


DRUM TAO Win Family Four-Pack Tickets

This looks amazing! My kiddos are super excited for this one!

TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production for the entire family!


Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614


March 7th @ 8pm


For information and to purchase tickets:


Enter to win DRUM TAO Family 4-pack tickets for March 7th @ 8pm


1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Comment with the answer to the following question: Would you, or have you ever, let your children have a drum set in your house?

Winner will be randomly selected February 27th

Share, tag friends, & best of luck, loves!


Sledding Hills Guide for Toledo & Surrounding Area

Flat! That’s the one word that best describes the terrain in NW Ohio & Southeast Michigan, which is totally fine unless it snows & kiddos want to go sledding. In which case kids have two options, one, gather all the neighborhood kids and have a BYOS (Bring Your Own Snow) party in the front yard, where kids literally gather as much snow from all the yards to make a snow hill, or, hit up a snow hill. But let’s be honest, if you’re not a local these hills are tough to find. So here’s a list of some popular snow hills the locals in NW Ohio & SE Michigan frequent with their kiddos…

Blue Creek Metropark

Address: 7215 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH 43571

Phone: (419) 877-5383


Conneaut Park Bowling Green, Ohio

Address: Conneaut & Haskins Road

Site of the old water wells and reservoir system that supplied drinking water for the City, the sledding hill offers a great place to spend those snowy winter days.

Phone: 419-354-6223


Gerber Park Blissfield, MI

Address: 14360 Carroll Rd, Blissfield, MI 49228


Homecoming Park Wauseon

Located on the northwest corner of Wauseon, the Homecoming Park sits between West Leggett Street and Lawrence Avenue. Access to the park and parking is available from both streets. The park offers a sledding hill, walking path, restrooms, playground, gazebo and 2 open air pavilions.

Address: 715 Lawrence Ave, Wauseon, OH 43567


Maumee Bay state Park

Address: 1400 State Park Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Phone: (419) 836-7758



Northview High School Hill

Address: 5403 Silica Dr, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 824-8570



Ottawa Park

Address: Ottawa Pkwy, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 245-2875


Pine Glen Park

Address: 3145-3195 Wynnewood Dr, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (419) 936-2875


Pearson Park

Lights also allow for nighttime sledding on the sledding hill. The hill is next to Parking Lot 1, just across from the lake, where you can skate under lights when the ice is safe.

Address: 761 S Lallendorf Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Phone: (419) 360-9178


Side Cut Metropark

The Wagener Sledding Hill is located at the Silver Lake area at Side Cut in Maumee. The addition of lights allows the fun to continue after dark.

Address: 1025 W River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537

Phone: (419) 360-9187


Sylvania Prairie Park (Brint between Centennial and Mitchaw )

Sylvan Prairie Park offers a new and improved sledding hill with three different slopes. The sledding hill is available during open hours and when weather conditions permit.

Address: 8601 Brint Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 882-8313


Woodville by the Library

(If you now the address for this one or nearest crossroads please comment below)

Water Treatment, Hill behind it in Blissfield

(If you now the address for this one or nearest crossroads please comment below)

Did your favorite make the list? If not please share in the comments below!

Monster Jam is coming to Toledo! Win Family 4-pack Tickets

Featuring skilled Monster Jam® athletes, Toledo fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor tearing up the dirt gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Racing competitions.

Plus, fans in every city can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.

At the Monster Jam Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It is an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born.



Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

*Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

**Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.


Huntington Center – 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604


Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $15 each*


Discount Opening Night tickets for select seating available for only $15

Pit Party Passes available to purchase for $15 each

Tickets & Pit Party Passes will be available for purchase online at, or in-person at the venue Box Office.  **ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply. **



To be entered complete the following steps:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2-Comment with your answer to this question….if you built your own Monster Jam Truck what would you call it?

Winner will be randomly selected on February 24th. Winner’s name will be announced the on this blog post thread and on Mom on the go in Holy Toledo’s Facebook page. Good luck, loves!

Designer Purse Bingo! Discount Code Included

Picture it, glass of wine in hand, chattin it up with your BFF, & admiring all the eye-candy…Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, & etc.!  And to think, you might be taking one of those beauties home, swoon!

Share and tag your girlfriends NOW, don’t miss out on this epic night. It could even be “the night”…the night you finally get your claws on that Coach.

But wait it gets better! Mom on the go in Holy Toledo Followers get 10% off their $45 ticket. Code below 😉

iLead is hosting its first annual Designer Purse Bingo to support enrichment opportunities for our learners.

Here’s the lineup for the evening……

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grazing stations/cash bar

Sell additional bingo tickets

Chance Auction tickets

7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. First Session – 5 purses

7:50 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10-minute break

8:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. Second Session – 5 purses

8:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 10-minute break

9:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. Third session – 5 purses

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Door Prize drawing & DANCE PARTY!

Schedule subject to change


Click here to get tickets NOW

Discount Code:

The code is purse10 and it is good for 10% off the price of $45…..In the notes section, please put “Mom on The Go” or something similar so we know you were refereed by Mom on the go in Holy Toledo.

I’ll see you there! BINGO! 😉