Orchard season is starting soon, so get ready to go peach picking and apple picking in Columbus! Peach season is in July and August, and apple season typically runs from July to early November, wrapping up with my favorite variety, Goldrush! I've gathered a list of the 12 best places for apple … [Read more...] about U-pick: Peach and Apple picking in Columbus
Looking for more animal experiences in Ohio? You'll want to put The Farm at Walnut Creek on your to-do list for this Spring, Summer, or Fall. I know we plan to go back this year! The Farm at Walnut Creek is located in Amish Country, in Sugarcreek, Ohio. You'll find over 500 animals, … [Read more...] about Fall Festival weekends at the Farm at Walnut Creek
Gateway Film Center and Columbus Metropolitan Library offers FREE movies with the beloved series, From Book to Film. Head to Gateway Film Center for FREE family-friendly movies every weekend through September. As part of the film center’s ongoing efforts to improve the central Ohio … [Read more...] about Free Movie Admission: From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center
Enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family around Columbus throughout the summer and fall. Many community-sponsored movies are returning for 2023. There are also plenty of drive-in style movies that give you the outdoor movie experience in your car. Please check individual … [Read more...] about Catch favorite flicks under the stars with Outdoor movies around Columbus
If your kids love trucks, safety vehicles, and heavy equipment, don't miss the New Albany Touch a Truck! Head to the New Albany Public Service Department on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10 am - 12:30 pm, where kids can explore their favorite vehicles including fire engines, police cars, snow … [Read more...] about Explore city vehicles and more at New Albany Touch a Truck
Plan a trip to the beautiful Topiary Park this summer for Topiary Park Summer Movie Nights Under the Stars for an evening with family and friends. Bring a blanket and your family or a date and enjoy the movie, live music, food trucks, and activities. Pack a picnic and enjoy the … [Read more...] about Topiary Park Summer Movie Nights
Sometimes it's just too hot to be outside without being in a pool. If you don't have a friend or family member to visit with a pool, head to one of these public pools in Columbus to cool off. Check out the full list of public pools that are open around Central Ohio, and offer day … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools in Columbus and Central Ohio
Get out of the house and spend a couple of hours at Olentangy Caverns just north of Columbus. If it's your first time there, you'll wonder why you've never gone before! They open for the season on March 25, 2023! There's so much to do...from caverns, petting zoo, playground, putt-putt, gem … [Read more...] about Caverns, animals, and adventure at Olentangy Caverns
Head to a Columbus Metro Parks this summer and fall for movies under the stars! These free movies are open to all ages! 2023 Outdoor Movies at Columbus Metro Parks Movies start at dark! Refreshments are provided. Friday, July 28 (9 pm) Movie in the Park: Lightyear at Blacklick … [Read more...] about Free outdoor movies at Columbus Metro Parks
We're getting to the hot part of the summer where you can't go outside for more than 10 minutes some days without being a sticky mess. If you're looking for somewhere to escape the heat, check out these free and cheap family activities around Columbus. Water fun Community Rec Center … [Read more...] about Free and cheap family activities to beat the heat
Did you know that there are Story Trails and Story Walks all over Columbus? These special trails are located in parks, and feature nature-inspired stories for you to enjoy along your walk. Storybook Trails combine the love for reading, nature, and outdoor activity, and are a great way to spend … [Read more...] about Visit these Story Trails in Columbus for reading + nature fun!
Bring the family to Powell for some summertime fun with the Lolli-Pops! Children's concert series. The energetic kids' concerts will take place on select Mondays at the Village Green Amphitheater in Powell at 10:30 a.m. Bring your blankets, some snacks, and get ready to dance the … [Read more...] about Lolli-Pops! Summer Children’s Concert Series
Stay up-to-date with which splash pads are open in Columbus! There are 15 splash pads and water play areas in the city where you can cool off during hot weather! Splash pads are the perfect place to visit during the hottest part of the day when you don't want to commit to the hassle (and expense) … [Read more...] about Over 20 Free Splash Pads in Columbus
Zoombezi Bay Waterpark is one of the top fun spots during summertime in Central Ohio! Featuring thrilling water slides, roaring rapids, lazy river, wave pool, and so much more. You'll never run out of things to do at Zoombezi Bay, and your admission include Zoo admission for the … [Read more...] about Visit Zoombezi Bay Waterpark; discounts, special days, and more!
Columbus Commons celebrates kids on Friday mornings from June 9-August 11, 2023 with Commons for Kids. We are so excited for these fun events to return this Summer! All activities and games are offered free of charge from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fun at Commons for Kids Kids can enjoy the … [Read more...] about Free Commons for Kids on Fridays at Columbus Commons