Field trip & after school activities guide

Toledo Volleyball Club

2901 Key St., Maumee

The Toledo Volleyball Club isn't just a competitive volleyball team — there are multiple teams as well as opportunities for lessons and training. Whether they want to play, learn to improve their game or be trained in fitness and injury prevention, the Toledo Volleyball Club has yearly try outs and multiple options for athletes who want to keep themselves in the game.  Information about lessons, training or tryouts are available on their webpage. 


Mercy Autism Services

3521 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee

For children who may need a little push or extra help starting out in school, Mercy Autism Services offers a wide variety of services that help parents help their children succeed. From occupational therapy to groups to jump start groups and summer camps, there are programs to help children to find their fit and to be more comfortable in social situations at home or in school. 


Starbound Entertainment Group

5700 Monroe St., Suite 14, Sylvania

Whether a child is an actor, vocal performer, model or dancer, the professional acting and modeling workshops at SB-EG will help young performers hone their craft, teach them how to audition and give them the necessary training to be successful in the industry. As an independent studio, they are able to control workshop sizes and give each participant the individual attention they deserve. 





Sensei Tom Nehring's Kempo Martial Arts

6801 W. Central Ave. suite E

Training in the martial art of Kempo can help any child build strength, discipline and confidence that will last a lifetime. Learning Kempo is not only great exercise, it's also a great way for kids to learn about respecting others, self-defense, and stranger danger. Effectively reducing bullying to a non-issue for most kids. Plus taking some time for physical activity after school is the best way to keep kids focused! 


Sensational Kids Daycare and Learning Center

6060 Merger Dr., Holland

Sensational Kids is a place where children thrive. There is one teacher or aid for every five children in every classroom, and physical, occupational and speech therapists work with students on site to meet their social and educational goals. At Sensational Kids, each child and parent is part of an extended family that's focused on learning — and fun!




Toledo Botanical Garden

5403 Elmer Dr.

Take in the (manicured) outdoors with your family at Toledo Botanical Gardens. The beautiful greenery has an Alice In Wonderland feel — it's a magical place to observe nature for a few hours. But there are also more structured activities, too, like unique events for kids (such as the history-oriented Peter Navarre Day) and creative field trip opportunities for schools, summer camps and daycares. During Pioneer Life, for example, children experience social studies firsthand as they reenact life in the 1800s — one of many unique chances for learning. TBG is open seven days per week, year-round, with no admission or parking fee. 







Company C Dance Club

6540 W Central Ave.

Company C Dance Club is an innovative and creative dance studio committed to providing excellent, professional dance training for children in a fun atmosphere. Instructors are passionate for the art of dance and pass their love of dance to future generations with focus and professionalism. 


Build it!

Levis Commons, Perrysburg
5180 Chappel Dr.

Whether it’s during open play or one of the many classes, Build It! encourages hands-on learning using Legos, Duplo and K’nex. Using creativity in a social environment, kids won’t even realize how much they’re learning while exploring STEM learning concepts through different building challenges. Visiting Build It! for only $5 per hour for Open Play  is an investment in their brains, so ditch the TV time and head over to Levis Commons for some Lego love and building fun. 


Hunter's Run

9241 Secor Rd., Temperance

Horse lovers will delight in the options available at Hunter's Run — 61 acres to master equestrian skills under the guidance of expert trainers. It's a safe and fun athletic activity, with the security of knowing parents and their children are in good hands at this family-owned business with more than 25 years of experience. Lessons are available for all ages, with three outdoor rings, an open field and trails for your young equestrian's enjoyment! 


Mini Motions Dance Center

2249 Tremainsville Rd.

Always wanted to dance? Mini Motions is a family-focused dance center with 22 years of teaching experience in Toledo. The center offers an array of affordable classes for students age 2 to adults. Choose from ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, breakdance, tumbling, lyrical, cheer and modern. Come join our variety of classes and experience the fun. A class schedule is available online.  



Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way (at Summit St.)

Science is cool at Imagination Station, a museum with more that 300 hands-on exhibits for families to explore. Lucas County residents 12 and under are admitted free on Saturdays when accompanied by a parent. Take a weekend challenge of defying gravity on the high wire cycle, a bicycle ride 20 feet above the ground!







YMCA of Greater Toledo

1500 N Superior St.

The YMCA has always been a great place for a family to get active together, but that fun doesn't have to stop once school starts! The YMCA child care program offers the perfect balance of learning and fun. Kids can get help with their homework and participate in activities that reinforce what they learn at school, and then they can run, jump, play and be social with other children their age. The programs are split into two groups — 6 weeks to 5 years old and ages 5-12— to make sure that your child is getting the care and attention they need. Visit their website to request more information about financial aid. 


Darlyl Jervis Dance Studio

7575 Sylvan Towne Dr., Sylvania

Explore the beauty of movement with an award winning Toledo institution. For 78 years, Daryl Jervis Dance Studio has given the gift of dance to learners of all ages. Throughout their journey, they've kept pace with an ever-changing art, teaching jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and tap. It's the perfect way to boost self-confidence and fitness and give children a lifelong connection to a beautiful means of expression. 


Rosenbloom’s Farm

2738 Shetland Rd.

Rosenbloom’s Farm, located in Sylvania Township, is a fun, wholesome place to interact with horses, llamas, donkeys, chickens, bunnies and much more. Each hands-on experience is individualized to meet every group’s needs. They welcome scouting troops, preschools, play groups, special needs groups and groups of all sizes and ages. Jeff and Linda Rosenbloom are pleased to have recently acquired non-profit status, and they also welcome parents to call them for their party destination. 


Peace Love & Pottery 

6750 Sylvania Ave.

Newly opened Peace Love & Pottery, a paint-your-own-pottery ceramics studio, offers walk-ins and clay classes. Peace Love & Pottery also hosts birthday parties that will provide your child and guests a memorable hands-on experience. Creative family fun and quality time together!