Things to do around town with kids in GREEN for WINTER !
Columbus Commons-Holiday Lights and more! http://www.columbuscommons.org/
The Nutcracker-come see this classic performed by the Ballet Met!
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival – check out the cool light displays! http://www.ohiolanternfestival.com/
Ohio Theatre – A Christmas Carol, Phantom of the Opera and more! http://www.capa.com/venues/ohio-theatre
Younger kids age 2-5:
Dublin Recreations Center-Click on link below for open playtimes and classes.
Firefly Play Cafe-modern indoor play area with coffee, juices and sandwiches!
http://www.fireflyplaycafe. The com/
Grove City Parks and Recreation-modern indoor play area with coffee, juices and sandwiches!
Graeter’s Ice Cream-There is a play area for kids to play…and of course a store where they can eat ice cream!
Powell Parks and Recreations Center-see brochure for classes.
Hilliard Parks and Recreation Department-swim lessons, parks info. and events.
The Little Gym-Gymnastics for little kids! Click below for more details!
Westerville Recreation Center-There are drop in classes on Mondays. It is called Pee Wee Play Gym and it costs $3.00 (3 and under). It is located in a the a big gym and it includes toys and small cars for kids to ride around. It is a great way to meet other moms and chat while your kids are having fun playing! There are also great toddler classes and swim classes offered as well.
Westerville Christian Church-Here you can watch your kids play on a huge giant play structure. It is a clean and safe environment. (Older kids can come and play as well) Check out the link for open playtimes.
Worthington Community Center-Pool, fitness center and more!
Older kids age 6-10:
Bricks4Kidz Creativity Center-A place where kids learn to build with Legos! They offer Summer camps, birthday parties and after school classes. Click below for more information!
Columbus Blue Jackets-Go and watch a pro hockey game!
Columbus Clippers-Go and watch a baseball game!
Columbus Crew-Go and watch a pro soccer game!
Dave and Busters-good food, games, and prizes! They also have birthday party packages!
Glow Putt-A glow in the dark mini-indoor golf!
Hocking Hills-explore trail and rock formations!
Lazer Kraze-a laser tag place that includes inflatables and an arcade. Click below for hours and pricing.
The Chiller-learn to ice skate!
Skate Zone 71-A great way for older kids to learn a new sport!
Sunbury Skate Club-An older skating rink and a great place for a kids to skate without too many people!
Sky Zone-A walled trampoline park. Click on link below for open jump times.
Young Chefs Academy-Kids can take weekly classes, camps and have birthday parties! Click below for more details:
American Girl Store -classes and events!
Anthony Thomas Chocolate Tour– Tour the chocolate factory, shop and get FREE chocolate samples!
AMC Movie theater (Lennox Town Center)-This theater offers “Sensory Friendly Films” in which the lights are turned up and kids can sing, dance and walk around. Click on link below for more information.
Buckeye Bounce Club-An Ohio State themed walled trampoline park!
Buckeye Gymnastics-This place offers gymnastics for older and younger kids. Click on link to see dates and times offered.
CAPA-live shows and more!
Columbus Children’s Theater-shows performed by kids!
Columbus Museum of Art -FREE on Sundays!
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay –Wildlights at the Zoo
Ohio History Center and Ohio Village -step back in time, Friday Film series, Storybook Village!
Coco Key Water Resort– 50,000 sq. foot waterpark!
COSI (Center of Science and Industry)-rated #1 Science Center by Parents Magazine and hands-on exhibits.
Easton Town Center- Tree lighting, carriage rides and more!
Franklin Park Conservatory-Merry and Bright Displays!
Gym Xtreme– Lewis Center and Canal Winchester -Gymnastics, cheerleading, open gym, etc.
Inventure! Kids Science Lab– classes and camps!
Kelton House-have your kids experience 19th century life in this historic home!
Magic Mountain-This place has various activities for kids from go-karts to arcade games. There is even a climbing gym for little ones. Check out link below for coupons/hours.
North Market–Explore a variety of foods and shop local!
Ohio Caverns-explore caverns, mine for gold and more!
Pump it Up-This place offers pop in play times for your kids to bounce on inflatable’s! A great way for little ones to burn off some energy! Click on link below for open play times.
Recreations Outlet-This place has Rainbow Play yard swing sets inside their showroom. They allow kids to come during play time in which they can play for free or “pay to play” during certain hours. (Older kids can play as well) Click on the link below for days/times for open play in Powell.
Rockin’ Jump-Climbing wall, open jump, dodgeball and more!
Stratford Ecological Center-This place helps children/adults understand relationships between living things and their environment.
Star Lane Polaris– bowling, arcade and tasty food!
Velvet Factory Ice Cream Tour-Includes a playground, restaurant, and ice cream!