With the ever-so-popular bridge construction happening right now, perhaps you’ve taken a different route in and out of Kentucky along 471. If you have, then maybe you’ve noticed that the neighborhood of Fort Thomas is just south of downtown, beautifully situated on top of a hill. The next time you’re looking for a new part of town to explore, I highly recommend you get off that exit and check out charming Fort Thomas. And now is the perfect time to do it with your kids, as Blue Marble Books, a popular children’s bookstore in town, is hosting a Where’s Waldo contest throughout the city. Can you find Waldo in Fort Thomas?
Blue Marble Books, along with 25 other local businesses in Fort Thomas are playing host to Waldo, as he hides inside these locations throughout the city. You can stop in the bookstore and pick up a Passport and then head out and about throughout the city and see how many of the Waldos you can find. Once you find him, someone from the location will sign or stamp your passport. When you receive 10 stamps, head back to Blue Marble for an “I Found Waldo” button and a $1 off coupon (limited to first 100 Waldo spotters). When you find at least 20 Waldos, you will be entered into a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes!
This summertime activity comes at a great time in Fort Thomas, as they celebrate their 150th birthday. Fort Thomas is filled with history, lovely homes, tree lined streets and a number of small shops and local eateries and businesses. We started our day in Fort Thomas at Top This Donut Bar and it was so much fun (and very delicious!). You could easily walk to a few of the other Waldo locations from there. We also made sure to spend time inside Blue Marble, playing with the train table, picking out a few new books and of course, finding Waldo.
The Where’s Waldo activity in Fort Thomas runs now through Saturday July 29th, when Blue Marble will host a grand celebration from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Even if you don’t live in Fort Thomas, it’s a great excuse to check out a new part of town and support local businesses that are passionate about our community and our kids. For more information on Blue Marble and their activities, check out their website here.
A native Cincinnatian, Andrea has experienced life in all four corners of this city. After growing up on the west side, she headed north to attend Miami University, then moved east to Hyde Park and now lives in Northern Kentucky with her family.
When she’s not playing trains and doing the “hot dog dance” as a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Andrea is busy writing for Cincinnati publications and brainstorming ideas for her next children’s book! With a newfound passion for fitness and overall health, she spends a lot of time at her family gym and loves to play outside.
Andrea worked in education for several years and has a special love for children’s literature. She loves showing her children all our city has to offer and enjoys sharing her finds with other parents. Her favorite spots include the Cincinnati Zoo (although she steers clear of the bird house), her local library and any playground.