Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 12. Honor the grandparents — or grandparent figures — in your children’s lives by making plans to spend time together this weekend.
Here are a few events happening in the greater Cleveland/Akron area:
Steam with Grandparents. Come ride the rails while being pulled by the Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive #765. Sit back, unwind and enjoy a muffin and non-alcoholic beverage with your family while making your way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St., cvsr.org
Grandparents Day. Bring your grandchild to the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when all grandparents receive free admission courtesy of MetroHealth. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo
Grandparents Festival in a Bag 2021. Families with children in Pre-K to Grade 5 take home activities to celebrate grandparents and grand-friends. Connect, have fun and learn. Enter a prize basket drawing. Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, 440-885-5362, cuyahogalibrary.org
Make their Day Special
If you are visiting grandparents this weekend, visit here for a socially-distanced, hand-in-hand craft to do with Grandma and Grandpa or visit here for 25 ways kids — and their parents — can make a day with grandparents extra special. Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond, a sister publication of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, provides a few books you might want to pass along, visit here