The weather outside is frightful and cold, and many schools are cancelled. If you have to go out, bundle up and be careful! If you or the kids are suffering from cabin fever, check out these resources. Also, if you haven’t done this yet, subscribe to receive Columbus on the Cheap’s emails. You’ll get just one email a day with deals, local events, and other great resources.
If any level of snow emergency is in effect, please check with the businesses to ensure they are opening before getting on the road.
Story Time around Columbus: Please verify the story times for your local library using the links provided, as the schedule often changes during the holidays.
Star Lanes Polaris Snow Day Relief: Star Lanes Polaris offers a great Snow Day Relief deal. Bring the kids in on Snow Days from 11 am – 3 pm and they’ll get a free $10 game card with the purchase of lunch, and an XD Dark Ride Ticket for just $5. Each table gets a plate of The Point Bar & Grill’s warm, fresh-baked cookies. Note: they close during Level 3 Snow Emergencies.
50+ Indoor Play Places in Columbus: We’ve gathered over 50 places with indoor play in Columbus, including plenty of free and cheap options, including swimming, bowling, play areas, crafts, kids’ museums, and so much more.
Grab your sled: Sledding hills in Columbus. If there’s enough snow and you want to brave the cold, head to one of these hills.
Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating in Columbus. Head to a skating pond, or pick a temperature-controlled indoor skating rink and get some exercise while having fun!
40 things to do with your kids to avoid cabin fever, by Laura Grace Weldon on GeekMom. She includes helpful links in case you don’t know how to play the spoons or make a catapult out of craft sticks.
Living on the Cheap’s 10 DIY kids’ activities. It includes some pretty cool craft ideas that you might not have tried before and that are easy to do.
No sled? No problem. 17 DIY ideas. While we aren’t in the South, if you find yourself without a sled, here are some options.
If we get enough snow, here’s a guide from Popular Mechanics on building the Ultimate Snow Fort