Great Parks of Hamilton County

Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo

Get moving, explore and make a splash in the great outdoors! Join Great Parks for the largest free outdoor education event for children in the Midwest. This unique opportunity will encourage kids’ interest in the natural world and recreational activities. Come out and discover the many interactive activities, visit with exhibitors and enjoy the great outdoors.

Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo is made possible with significant support from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation; Morgan's Canoe & Outdoor Adventures; the Charles H. Dater Foundation; Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Interact for Health; the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and Metro. 

Great Parks is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will make adjustments as necessary, with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Hamilton County Public Health.

When

Friday, July 15
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Winton Woods Boathouse and Parky's Ark wet playground will be closed during the event.

Where

Winton Woods | Harbor
801 Lakeview Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45231

Cost

Free!

  • Info for Groups

    Bring your group and spend the day at Winton Woods Harbor discovering the outdoors with exhibitors and interactive activities in themed areas.

    Complete and return the Group Registration Form to reserve your spot and be kept up to date on event news, schedule of events, maps and more. Applications are due by Friday, June 3, 2022.

    Group Registration Form

  • Exhibitors

    Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo brings together area organizations for the largest outdoor youth environmental education program in the region. In 2019, nearly 4,000 people joined Great Parks for a full-day event of entertainment, exhibits and presenters.

    Exhibits are organized into three different outdoor adventure-inspired themes: Let’s Move, Let’s Explore and Let’s Splash.

    Want to join in on the fun? Complete and return an Exhibitor Registration Form. Exhibitor space includes a 10-foot-by-10-foot covered booth, a table and two chairs.

    Cost:
    Register by June 15: $35
    Register after June 15: $45

    Exhibitor Registration Form

  • View the Day’s Activities

    Discover the outdoors with exhibitors and interactive activities available in themed areas of the event:

    Let’s Move!
    Get up and get your body moving! Many activity areas will teach kids about exercise and health. Zip through the Great Parks inflatable maze, join in a game of gaga ball and take part in a kids’ yoga class.

    Let’s Explore!
    Get outside and discover! Get up close and personal with nature and wildlife. Take a journey and discover what you can find in your backyard and on a farm. Explore how to become a steward for the environment. Enjoy a walk on the Winton Woods Harbor Loop Trail.

    Let’s Splash!
    Fish, paddle and make waves on Winton Woods Lake! Paddle a raft or try your luck at hooking a fish. Be prepared to get wet!

    All scheduled activities are on a first-come, first-served basis and may have limited capacity. If you would like to participate in a specific program please arrive early. Most programs will repeat throughout the day.

    Participants should dress according to the weather and wear sneakers or footwear appropriate for a fair amount of walking and participating in exercise activities. Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo also includes some events on the water, so be prepared to get wet.

  • Sponsors

    A special thanks to all of those who helped make the 2022 Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo possible!

    Presenting Sponsor: 

    Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation

    Supporting Sponsors: 

    Morgan's Outdoor AdventuresCharles H. Dater Foundation

    Participating Sponsors: 

    Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Interact for Health

    Greater Cincinnati Foundation