Thank you to Gorman Heritage Farm for sponsoring our 2016 Summer Bucket List and for providing Cincinnati families with an amazing place to visit, learn, play and enjoy time as a family. Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, which invites its visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. We are located on Reading Road in Evendale, Ohio. The Farm is one-half mile south of Glendale-Milford Road.
This year’s bucket list offers 60 ideas to keep you busy this summer. There is something for every budget, interest and age. We know you are going to want to dive right in to all of these fun ideas, but before you get started, we want to issue a challenge.
This year we are extending an official CMB Summer Bucket List Challenge. It’s simple to play.
- Click on the link below for your printable challenge.
- Complete the 6 activities on the challenge and document the fact that you did with a photograph.
- Post all 6 pictures to Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtags #CMBbucketlist AND #gormanfarm (tag us too if you want!)
- After all 6 pictures are posted, email us at [email protected] so we can verify your completed challenge.
This contest will run from now through August 20th.
One winner will receive an annual family membership
to Gorman Heritage Farm.
- Go to The Root Beer Stand.
- Eat outside at Eli”s BBQ.
- Spend a day at King’s Island.
- Go to a Reds game.
- Check out a new (to you) local destination.
- Be a good Cincinnatian and check out a local festival.
- Pick fruit at Blooms and Berries Farm.
- Go on a Chuck Wagon Dinner Rides at Bonnybrook Farms.
- Ride the Ducks in Newport, KY.
- Watch a tennis match at the Western and Southern Open.
Family Focused Fun
- Go tech free for a day
- Watch some fireworks
- Play putt-putt
- Check out a new playground
- Take a day trip outside of the city
- Have a family water balloon or squirt gun fight.
- Spend a day volunteering.
- Walk/Run a 5K together.
- Introduce the kids to a movie from your childhood.
- Go swimming or visit a local splash playground.
Make Time for an Outdoor Adventure
- Take a walk or bike ride on Little Miami Trail.
- Dig in the dirt. Find doodlebugs and worms.
- See a drive-in movie.
- Play in the fountains at Washington Park or Smale Riverfront Park.
- Go hiking at the Cincinnati Nature Center
- Put your toes in the sand (even if it’s just Caesar’s Creek State Park.)
- Spend a night star gazing.
- Go on a quest to find a covered bridge or a waterfall.
- Complete a week long stay-cation for the outdoorsy family.
- Go geocaching.
- Visit a local farmer’s market.
- Get ice cream at your favorite seasonal ice cream shop.
- Explore the Donut Trail.
- Make a 4th of July dessert.
- Check out Taste of Cincinnati.
- Eat at a German Beer Garden
- Eat on a boat at either The Pirate’s Cove, The Cabana, or The Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club.
- Try a new restaurant.
- Go to a Friday night grill out at Lake Isabella.
- Complete a week long stay-cation for the foodie family.
Immerse Yourself in the Arts
- Take a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
- Take a day trip to check out Art in the Garden in Augusta, KY
- Check out a local concert.
- Paint with watercolors.
- Visit the Contemporary Arts Center
- Check out Summerfair at Coney Island
- Complete a week long staycation for the nerdy family.
- Visit your local library.
- Create a craft pantry.
- Attend the 2016 (final?) Lumenocity.
Hang Around Home
- Host a cookout with friends.
- Build a garden bed and grow a vegetable garden.
- Tie-dye something.
- Roast marshmallows for s’mores.
- Camp out in your backyard.
- Host an outdoor movie party.
- Have a lemonade stand.
- Color with sidewalk chalk.
- Have a backyard picnic.
- Spend the evening catching fireflies.