9 Things to Do with Your Kids This Fall in Columbus

Spread the Love
  • 69
    Shares

Fall is such a fun time in Central Ohio! Here are 9 things you can only do during the Fall in Columbus and Central Ohio!

What Are Some of the Best Things to do with Kids During the Fall in Columbus?

Here are 9 things we enjoy doing as a family during the fall!

1. Attend a Skull Session at St. John Arena

My kids love instruments and any kind of band, so we were excited, though a little nervous, about taking them to a Skull Session at OSU! It’s a great way to get caught up in the football spirit, even if you don’t have tickets to the game!

A Skull Session is basically a pep rally where the marching band plays, the players come out and the coach gives a little speech . . . it’s very high energy and really a lot of fun!

img_6552

I’d recommend either parking on West Campus (parking is $20!) and taking a shuttle or parking in a neighborhood along the Olentangy bike path and walking up the path to St. John Arena.

The Skull session happens 2 hours and 20 minutes before each game and lasts an hour. When it’s over, you can mull around amongst the tailgaters, pick up some free samples (1/4 of a Sugardale hot dog, anyone?) and enjoy the energy of game day.

We were nervous because we weren’t sure what would happen to our strollers when we got there! We were able to take our strollers (yes, we had two) into the arena, but we left them outside the gymnasium, along the outer wall. It was a risk, but no one decided to walk off with a stroller on game day. Phew! I don’t know where else you could put your stroller, as the seating in the gymnasium is very tight. It worked out for us and we were really glad we did it!

You can see the schedule of OSU games here! Friends recommended arriving 20-25 minutes early to get good seats, and I will pass that advice on to you. We got there around 9:20 AM for the 9:40 AM Skull Session and were able to get good seats facing the band.

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

img_6782

There are so many pumpkin patch options, it’s kind of amazing! Every weekend in October is filled with Fall Festivals – honestly, I had no idea before I started this blog how many there are! Make sure to visit my post, Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals for a complete list!

img_6888

We recently visited Jaquemin Farms on a Monday! This one is great, in my opinion, because it is open during the week and for only $2 kids ages 3-10 can play in the corn box and run through the straw maze! Kids 2 and under are free! During the weekends, they have bouncy houses and the price is a bit higher. So if you have preschoolers at home during the week, this is a great way to spend an inexpensive morning at a pumpkin patch! Other weekday options include Circle S Farms, evenings at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm.

If you want the BIG pumpkin farm experience complete with kettle corn, a zip line, a huge pumpkin trampoline, mazes, corn bins, pedal carts and more, make sure to check out 15 Things to Do at Leeds Farm!

Another place we love to go is Smith’s Farm Market! The picture below is a few years old, but they always have a large selection of pumpkins and picturesque settings for fun pictures with pumpkins!

smith-farm-market

3. Go Apple Picking

I’ve shared about our visit to Orchard and Company, and Branstool Orchards, and here’s a list of more apple picking ideas from Columbus Moms Blog! It’s getting late in the season, but there are still apples to be picked at many farms and a lot of them have farm festival weekends as well! If you’re looking for some options during the week (as opposed to the weekend), a few farms are open on select Fridays: Lynd Fruit Farm, and Cherry Hawk Farm, to name a few.

img_4715

4. Attend Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo

boo-at-the-zoo

Boo at the Zoo happens for two weekends in October, the 19th – 21st, and the 26th – 28th, 2018. Dress your kids (or yourself!) in costume and visit a lot of vendors in different areas of the zoo who want to fill your kid’s basket with candy! It’s also totally acceptable to take your baby in a cute pumpkin costume in a stroller and accept candy on his or her behalf! 😉

5. Take a Road Trip

I shared 6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall here, one of them being the Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek. Even if you can’t make it for the festival, a drive to Amish Country will be beautiful when the leaves (finally!) start to change!

img_5573

More fun road trip ideas include:

Fall is my favorite time of year for a road trip!

img_3907

6. Visit a Metro Park

Once the leaves start to change, there are some great options for leaf viewing in our local Metro Parks! A great one is Battelle Darby! There are walking paths through the woods and also bison viewing! While you’re there, check out the living stream in the Nature Center!

img_6660

Inniswood Metro Park is also beautiful in the fall. Seriously, check out this picture I took during the fall (below)! It felt like a fairy tale! It was amazing!

7. Visit a City Park

Don’t underestimate your local city park for fall beauty. Here is a list of all the Columbus City ParksFranklin Park is particularly beautiful in the fall! Keep an eye out for the Harvest Parties at Columbus Rec Centers. You don’t have to go far to celebrate! 🙂

columbus parks

8. See Model Railroads at COSI

Mark your calendars for Model Railroad Days at COSI (2018 dates yet to be announced!) My kids LOVE this special couple of days when several model railroad clubs take over a few galleries at COSI. There are a lot of model trains to see and also trains to play with! It only comes once a year, but it’s one of those things my oldest son always asks about!

model railroad days at COSI

9. Visit the Huntington Holiday Train at Main Library

This is something I consider a Christmas tradition for our family, but it does arrive before Thanksgiving, so technically, it’s a fall activity, right? 😉  In mid November, the train will be installed at the New Main Library! It’s really beautiful, and if you have train lovers, like I do, it’s something you have to see!

Huntington Train

What else would you add to the list of “can’t miss” fall activities in Columbus?

IMG_8735

Use the share buttons to share this post with your friends!

ICYMI: Fun for the Whole Family at EnterTRAINment Junction

Save this post on Pinterest!

9 things to do with your kids this fall in Columbus, Ohio


Spread the Love
  • 69
    Shares

What Should We Do This Weekend? October 27-29, 2017

Spread the Love
  • 28
    Shares

Just like last week, I did not duplicate anything that is already on my Halloween Events Around Columbus post! So make sure to also check out that post if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween events happening this weekend (there are lots more)! 🙂 This is also the last weekend for many of the Fall Festival Weekends going on at local farms that are listed here!

1. Model Railroad Days at COSI

When: Wednesday-Sunday, October 25-29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

See several large model railroads on display, this weekend only, at COSI! While you’re there, make sure to see the Thomas and Friends exhibit for more train fun too!

2. 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 Gardens is free to walk through and kid-friendly! The maze is open during regular businesses hours and is appropriate for ages 7 and up!

3. Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli

When: Now through October 31, 2017 (closed Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833

Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

4. 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!

5. 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!

6. 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 pumpkins 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!

7. Family Friday Night at COSI

When: Friday, October 27, 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.)

8. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays-Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sundays: 12:00 PM – 6:00 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! This weekend includes a costume contest! This weekend is the Great Pumpkin Smash!

9. Midnight Madness

 in Uptown Westerville

When: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Location: throughout Uptown Westerville

Explore Uptown Westerville’s decorated shops and get treats, surprises and deals while you do! There will be kid-friendly activities and the merchants will be passing out treats to the kids! Costumes welcome!

10. Movies in the Park!  at Westgate Recreational Center

When: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204

The movie Zootopia will be shown at this free event!  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs! Movie will be inside if it rains.

11. Family Fun Night

 at Homestead Metro Park

When: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lakeside Pavilion, 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-971-5211

Families can enjoy crafts, activities and stargazing!

12. Horseradish and Apple Butter Day at Lawrence Orchard

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019

This is a free event that includes the opportunity to take a turn at stirring apple butter and experience horseradish grinding in an authentic setting! There will also be a corn maze and corn bin!

13. Fall Farm Fun 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 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!

14. Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse

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

Fall festivals are happening on the 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!

15. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturdays 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!

16. 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!

17. 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! Click here to get a coupon for one free adult with a paid child!

18. Trick or Tweet at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

When: Saturday, October 28, 2107
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-545-5475

This event is geared toward preschoolers and includes snacks, stories, costume parade, games, a scavenger hunt, goodie bags and a not-so-scary storytime!

19. Family Fun: Awesome Autumn

 at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

Families can enjoy games, crafts and fall activities! Recommended for ages 3-8.

20. Fall Festival Weekends 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!

21. Make A Difference Day with CKDG

 at Coffee Connections of Hilliard

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Make a difference with Columbus Kids Do Good as they make snack packs for families at Ronald McDonald House, put together hygiene kits for children, complete a project for Blessings in a Backpack and more! Spider-Man and Rapunzel will visit and there will be food vendors and raffle prizes! Families can come and go at their convenience between 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

22. Flashlight Cave Tour

 at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

This is the last weekend to tour the caverns with just a flashlight! Flashlights will be provided for these special tours and children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

23. Lewis Center Fall Fest

 at Little Bear Golf Club

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1940 Little Bear Loop. Lewis Center, OH 43035

This event includes bounce houses, balloon twisting, face painting, craft tables, a magician, free pictures with the Snow Queen, vendors, raffles, food trucks and more! Admission is one canned-food donation per person.

24. Picassos Halloween Party at Picassos

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location: 1974 N. Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Kids age 5 and up can enjoy a slime bar, skeleton hunt, trick or treat bag making, cookie decorating and more! Come in costume!

25. Fallapalooza at Everal Barn At Heritage Park

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 60 N Cleveland Ave., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Fallapalooza includes pumpkin painting, games, hay rides, live music, marshmallow roasting and more!

26. Peppa Pig Live!

 at Ohio Theatre

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: 39 E State St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-1045

Peppa Pig Live includes life-sized puppets, dancing, songs, games and all the members of Peppa’s family!


Thanks to Columbus Kids Do Good for sponsoring this post!

Columbus Kids Do Good strives to empower, inspire, and eduacate the youth in our community to promote kindness and compassion in their everyday lives. As a group we strive to make a difference through monthly service projects, small focus groups, and other activities while creating a family like atmosphere for all of our volunteers. All ages are welcome and encouraged to volunteer with us!! Follow them on Facebook and check out more info about The Make a Difference Day Celebration here!


Want to sponsor What Should We Do This Weekend? Click here!

IMG_8735

Make sure to follow What Should We Do Today? on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram and never miss a post!

ICYMI: The Complete List of Columbus Play Cafes

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


Spread the Love
  • 28
    Shares

What Should We Do This Weekend? October 20-22, 2017

Spread the Love
  • 38
    Shares

Before you start reading through this week’s list, you should know that in an effort to pare down the list of SO. MANY. EVENTS. happening this weekend, I did not duplicate anything that is already on my Halloween Events Around Columbus post! So make sure to also check out that post if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween events happening this weekend (there are many)! 🙂

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 Gardens 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. Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli

When: Now through October 31, 2017 (closed Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833

Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

3. 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!

4. 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!

5. The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

For a little bit of a road trip this weekend, check out the last Fall Festival weekend at The Farm at Walnut Creek. These special days include special activities like a corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more! See our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek here.

6. 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 pumpkins 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!

7. Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm

When: This Friday & 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 this 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 is the only Friday they are open during the season!

8. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124

This week’s story time theme is Peek-A-BOO and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

9. Junior Library Guild Warehouse Sale

When: Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017
Time: Fri: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7858 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 800-491-0174

This warehouse sale offers the opportunity to buy children’s and young adult literature for just $5. There will be food trucks onsite and free parking ! On Saturday, author, Nancy Roe Pimm will be onsite to sign copies of her book!

10. 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.

11. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays-Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sundays: 12:00 PM – 6:00 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! This weekend includes a costume contest!

12. 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!

13. 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!

14. 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! This weekend The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be visiting on Sunday from 3:00 PM -4:00 PM and the Buckeye Valley Alumni Band will perform at 4:00 PM. Click here to get a coupon for $1 off each admission! This week includes trick-or-treat!

15. Fall Fun Day at Dutch Mill Greenhouse

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 18443 State Route 4, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-0511 Ext 13

This family-friendly event includes free pumpkin decorating for kids, a tour of the Leo Berbee Bulb Warehouse, a food truck and more!

16. Puppy Adoption PARTY at Party Like it’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: ​614-468-1159

This party includes the opportunity to adopt a plush pup, paint it a house and make it a collar! While you’re there, cuddle with real adoptable puppies!

17. Fall Festival Weekends 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!

18. Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4740 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-1301

Enjoy a free Disney movie + popcorn! For ages 12 and under.

19. LEGO Club at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Kids can work individually or in teams to complete a LEGO challenge! All ages are welcome.

20. Flashlight Cave Tour at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Tour the caverns with just a flashlight! Flashlights will be provided for these special tours and children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

21. Fall Fun Day Tram Rides at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-508-8111

Bring the family for a tram ride to see the fall colors, jump in a leaf pile, roast marshmallows and make a craft!

22. Mother & Daughter Jewelry Stamping at Picassos

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1974 N. Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Local artist, Leah Doyle, will teach you how to make a cord necklace and charm with a stamped bar pendant. Moms and daughters can make these together at this event! All supplies included for $25. Add a sibling for $10. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

23. Harvest Festival: Family Day at the Orange Johnson House

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

This family-friendly day includes pressing your own cider, tours of the Orange Johnson House, a hands-on area for kids, pioneer games and more!

24. Halloween Events in Columbus

There are several Halloween related events going on this weekend that I’ve left off this list because they are also listed by day on my last post: Halloween Events Around Columbus! So make sure to check that out, too! If you still need more ideas, check out Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals and Columbus Tip Sheet: October.


Want to sponsor What Should We Do This Weekend? Click here!

IMG_8735

Make sure to follow What Should We Do Today? on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram and never miss a post!

ICYMI: 3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Malini Swank

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


Spread the Love
  • 38
    Shares