What Should We Do This Weekend? September 29-October 1, 2017

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1. Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

When: Now through October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

The haunted maze at Hoover Gardnes is free to walk through and kid-friendly! The maze is open during regular businesses hours and is appropriate for ages 7 and up!

2. Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost

When: Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925

Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

3. Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms

When: Thursday, September 28-October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980

Fall Fun Days start on September 28 and run through October 31, 2017. This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

4. Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2017
Time: Fri and Sat: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 9851 Morse Rd. SW., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559

At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more! Pick your own pumpkins starts Sept. 29.

5. Family Friday Night at COSI

When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

On the last Friday of each month, COSI offers extended hours (open until 9PM!) and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $11 after 5pm and includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions plus a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater! (Free for members.)

6. Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse

When: Weekends beginning September 30 through October 31, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700

Fall festivals are happening Friday nights and weekends, September 30 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities! Friday dates are October 7th, 14th and 21st (weather permitting) from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

7. Sunset Cinema at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Each Friday night in September, Polaris Fashion Place will be showing a family friendly film with free activities beforehand! This week is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the outdoor area. Activities begin at 7:00 PM and the movie starts at 7:45 PM. California Pizza Kitchen will be there this week to show your kids show to toss pizza dough!

8. Expo and Family Fun Day at Grove City YMCA

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: 3600 Discovery Dr., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-871-9622

This expo includes a lot of local agencies and small business owners and the family fun day features touch-a-truck, bounce house and giant slide, animals from Columbus Zoo, crafts, activities and food trucks! Cost is $5/person and $15/family.

9. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here!

10. Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371

Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

11. Applefest at Lawrence Orchards

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019

Applefest features horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, a petting farm, corn bin play area, train rides, hay maze, music and lots more! Admission is $5/person.

12. Fall Harvest Weekends at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595-3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends now through October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! Activities include a corn maze, play barn, barrel rides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Visit the website for pricing and more info!

13. Horse Drawn Hay Rides at Leeds Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 29 plus Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! This weekend only they will offer horse drawn hayrides from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. On Sunday  you can observe the Gus ‘Squashcarver’ Smithhisler Giant Pumpkin Carving!

14. Fall Festival at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082
Phone:800-443-8124

This free event includes a free gift for the first 50 customers, a special visit from Columbus Zoo (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM), a hay maze, pumpkin bowling, corn hole balloon animals, Westerville Police and Fire depts., special deals and more! The festival supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

15. Pumpkinpalooza at Emswiler Farms

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 13329 Morse Rd., SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 614-355-5432

Pumpkinpalooza includes hayrides, live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, a pumpkin patch, music, crafts, food and more!  All proceeds benefit the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

16. HOOT 79: Pirates at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Pirates! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter! Recommended for ages 1-8.

17. Chalk the Block 6 at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, OH 43219

40 artists will draw large scale chalk drawings on the pavement at Easton Town Center this weekend! There will also be food, music, a kids’ drawing area and an art exhibition! Watch the artists in action on Saturday and/or come back on Sunday to view the creations!

18. KidX Club Carnival at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

This KidX Club Carnival includes fun, games, prizes in a carnival atmosphere! Bring a book to donate to the Columbus Metropolitan Library to receive a prize!

19. Fall Festival Weekend at Orchard and Company

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510

Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

20. Fall Harvest Jamboree at Smith Farm

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 3491 Watkins Rd., Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-645-3300

Hosted by Columbus Recreation and Parks’,  this event will feature farm-themed games, free pumpkins, arts and crafts, horseback rides, a climbing wall and more! There is a $5 charge for parking.

21. Harvest Fair at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Celebrate fall with pedicab “hay rides” games, a pumpkin patch, entertainment, crafts and other activities like face painting, putt-putt, carousel rides, square dancing, pumpkin carving and more! Many of the activities are free and you can purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited inflatable jumping!

22. Floating Pumpkin Patch at Worthington Pools

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 400 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1619

Pick your pumpkin in the pool! This is a family-friendly event and lifejackets will be available! $5/person. Register online.

23. Columbus Baby Expo at The Westin Columbus

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 310 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

This expo is for all things baby! You can find out about the latest baby products and attend seminars. Competitions, refreshments and a play area for children are included! General admission is $10 and kids are free. Gently used donations are also be accepted.

24. CBJ Day at the The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available! Sunday is CBJ Day with a Blue Jackets locker room display, slap shot game, video games, prizes and balloon sculptures by Erica Carlson!

25. Old-Time Harvest Day in Fryer Park

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4185 Orders Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

Head to Century Village in Fryer Park for a celebration of fall and agriculture! There will be storytelling, demonstrations, hands on activities like leather tooling, rope weaving, churning butter and pumping water. Visit the historical buildings in the village, take a wagon ride and watch traditional cooking demonstrations! This event is free but donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Grove City Food Pantry.


Thanks to Dill’s Greenhouse for sponsoring this post!

Dill’s Greenhouse is hosting our annual Fall Fun Festival. It is a favorite with both kids and adults alike. Admission is $8 per person and includes 5 acre corn maze, indoor straw maze, corn box, fire pit, scenic tractor pulled hayride, pumpkin ($1 value) and many games and activities. We are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from September 30th- October 29th from 10-7 pm. We are also open Fridays October 7th, 14th and 21st (weather permitting) from 5pm- 9pm. Weekday or evening groups can schedule by calling 614-836-3700 or emailing csapp@dillsgreenhouse.net.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? September 22-24, 2017

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1. Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost

When: Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925

Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

2. Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2017
Time: Fri and Sat: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 9851 Morse Rd. SW., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559

At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more! Pick your own pumpkins starts Sept. 29.

3. Very Important Playdate

 at The Little Gym of Polaris

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: 8645 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-430-3355

Bring your little one, ages 4-10 months to preview the Bugs Boost program at The Little Gym of Polaris! Light refreshments will be provided!

4. Columbus Oktoberfest at Ohio Expo Center

When: Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Time: Fri: 5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Sat: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Columbus Oktoberfest includes live entertainment, a merchant market, craft beer and gardens, a race, plus a kids area that offers arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, a children’s parade, face painting and more! Entrance to the festival is free but there is a $10 charge for parking.

5. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fri: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Sat: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM (closing early this Sat. only), Sun: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

This year’s huge corn maze has a Columbus Blue Jackets theme! Admission to the maze also includes cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

6. 4th Friday Fall Fest in Uptown Westerville

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Uptown Westerville, on State St.
Phone: 614-794-0401

This annual event includes 100-plus street vendors, food trucks, entertainment and more! Visit different locations for various activities like the Westerville Book Bonanza, arts and crafts, mini pumpkins for sale and a party on the lawn! Lots of special events happening during this evening – check the link for more!

7. Jack Hannah’s Fall Fest at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3400

Jack Hanna will be in person to share stories of his travels at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM each day! There will be craftsmen, a live bluegrass band, character ambassadors, animal encounters and more! It is advised that you arrive at the Animals on Safari Stage early to hear Jack Hanna!

8. AIMExpo at Greater Columbus Convention Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you have a kid who loves vehicles, this American International Motorcycle Expo might be right up their alley! Kids 10 and under are free to enter and the Expo features a mobile Legends and Heroes of Supercross moto museum, a bike show featuring custom bikes, a vintage motorcycle show featuring bikes built before 1990 plus many exhibitors and giveaways!

9. Fallapalooza  at Hoover Gardens

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

This annual event includes a silent auction, fortune teller, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, haunted maze, food truck, cotton candy and more!

10. Opening Day at Leeds Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

This is opening weekend at Leeds Farm! They will be open six weekends only: Sept. 23 – Oct. 29 plus Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! This Saturday is the Annual Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and Sunday there is a discount for military families!

11. Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-2548

This celebration of Stratford includes face painting, feeding chickens, horse drawn wagon rides, climbing on tractors, hiking and more! $5 per person/ $15 per family. Read about our trip to Stratford Ecological Center here.

12. Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371

Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

13. Fall Festival at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595-3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends now through October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! Activities include a corn maze, play barn, barrel rides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Visit the website for pricing and more info!

14. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

It’s opening weekend at Freeman’s Farm and there will be hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here!

15. Fall Festival Weekend at Orchard and Company

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510

Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

16. B-Fest at Barnes and Noble Sawmill

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 3685 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-798-0077

This teen book festival includes writing workshops, trivia, contests, games, prizes and sneak peeks of upcoming teen books! Author Jasmine Warga will be signing her book My Heart and Other Black Holes from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. See all the details including the schedule for the day at the link.

17. LEGO Club

 at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Kids can work on their own or with a team to perform a LEGO challenge! All ages are welcome!

18. Family Fall Festival in Downtown Lancaster

When: Saturday, September 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Lancaster (N. Broad and N. Columbus Streets)

This fall festival is free and offers arts and crafts vendors, live music, activities for kids like hay rides, crafts and games and a Strut Your Mutt parade!

19. New Albany Classic at the Wexner Residence

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Watch Olympic riders compete in the Grand Prix, enjoy rides, concessions, a farm tour, tons of kids’ activities and a concert by Nick Jonas! No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure to buy them soon! See lots more details about all the fun to be had here.

20. Baby + Art: Little Footballs at Art with Anna

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Recommended for ages 9 months to 2 1/2 years old, this is your chance to bring your baby for a messy and casual morning of art! Washable and edible paint is used and cost is $10/family. Bring a change of clothes for baby just in case and register online!

21. Welcome to Fall Festival at Glacier Ridge Metro Park

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9801 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-971-5211

Welcome Fall with hayrides, live animals, crafts and other activities! This is a free event!


Thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

Leeds Farm has enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day! Barnyard activities include hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, and thousands of pumpkins and gourds grown right on the farm. Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more.

Open six weekends only Sept. 23 – Oct. 29 plus Friday, Oct. 13. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and special event info. Follow Leeds Farm on Facebook to stay up to date! Leeds Farm is located at 8738 State Route 36 in Ostrander.


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3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Emily Ferjencik

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Each month I will be featuring a local parent who will tell us about three places they love to take their kids in Columbus! Thanks to Emily for sharing 3 of her favorites with us this month!

1. Inniswood Metro Gardens

There is no better park to let your little one explore the outdoors than at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville. Hard to find another place with paved trails, rocky paths, stepping stones, a water table for splashing, a tree house, a bouncy bridge, a “secret garden”, waterfalls, an herb garden, a large grassy area with a hill to roll down, and even an outdoor model train! It’s a hot spot with photographers (and mom photographers who want cute pictures of their little ones). With so many programs, concerts, events…Inniswood a must visit many times over.

2. Slate Run Farm

So this is just a little outside Columbus in Canal Winchester, but well worth the drive! It’s an interactive farm experience where you can help with household and farm chores (such as feeding the pigs and milking the cows). Even if you don’t go there for a special event the staff are always willing to tell you about life on the farm. Just a note: this isn’t really a stroller-friendly destination. When you’re done with the farm there are still trails to hike and a playground just a bit further into Slate Run park.

3. Alum Creek Park North

This playground is known to many locals as the “train park” because of the toddler friendly train to climb on. I love this playground because it is one of the few that offers shade! My kids love the large sandbox. Be sure to bring some shovels and buckets. Westerville has so many great playgrounds, but this one has a good mix of big kid and little kid activities.



I’m a pediatric speech language pathologist and a mother of two with a passion for play as the best way to get communication skills off to a great start! I teach play and language learning classes “Let’s Play” in Westerville and offer parent workshops “Sounds to Sentences” in various locations. Find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lets-Play-the-speech-and-language-way-833895180065423/  For play ideas to encourage language skills at home go to www.letsplaythespeechandlanguageway.com


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