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The Ultimate Guide to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

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Wondering what to expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus? Our sneak peek will tell you all you need to know about the new LEGOLAND at Easton Town Center!

This post was written in partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus opened to annual pass holders and media on September 21, 2018! My family got a sneak peak at all there is to do at this incredible indoor LEGO® heaven! The Grand Opening Ceremony and first day open to the public is September 28, 2018.

LEGOLAND Columbus Front Entrance

If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram Stories for any amount of time, you already know that my boys LOVE LEGOS! I mean LOVE them. Like, eat, breathe and sleep with LEGOS. 😉 I was so excited to be able to take them to this special opening day that I picked my son up early from school to surprise him! And after spending several hours there, neither of my kids wanted to leave!

What is there to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus?

This space is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the LEGO lovers in the family! It doesn’t matter how old you are – even my husband didn’t want to leave! 😉 (Seriously, once a month they are even having an Adult Night – no kids allowed!)

LEGOLAND Columbus entrance

Here are 15 things you can do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus!

1. LEGO® Factory Tour

LEGOLAND Columbus Factory Tour

When you first enter, you’re taken behind the scenes into the LEGO Factory! There’s a little bit of info about how LEGO bricks are made and then the doors open into The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground!

2. Kingdom Quest

LEGOLAND Columbus Kingdom Quest Ride

The first attraction you come to is the Kingdom Quest ride. Take a ride in a chariot to help rescue the princess by zapping spiders, trolls and other obstacles in your way. You must be able to sit upright to ride this ride. Kids under 4’3” must be accompanied by someone over that height. Disclaimer, you’re not allowed to take pictures while on the ride but I didn’t see that sign until my second time riding it, so I got a picture of the “bad guy”! 😉

3. MINILAND®

LEGOLAND Columbus MINLAND

One of the highlights of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is MINILAND! It’s a LEGO-sized replica of many of your favorite Columbus spots including COSI, North Market, the State House, and more! Plus there are smaller areas featuring Cincinnati and Cleveland. The lights fade on and off so you can see the cities in the night and daytime. There are many moveable features that are fun to watch!

4. Creative Workshop

LEGOLAND Columbus Creative Workshop

Throughout the day special workshops are scheduled where kids can learn how to build anything! Check the sign for the times for each day.

5. LEGO® Friends

LEGOLAND Columbus Friend area

It was really hard to get my boys to leave the LEGO Friends area. If your kids are in MINILAND and wish they could play in the city, this is their chance! A lot of the buildings and fixtures are glued together here, but there are also bricks for building and mini figures for playing in the houses and buildings. My kids loved playing in the town – even though they really wanted to take the buildings apart! 😉

6. DUPLO® Farm and DUPLO® Village

LEGOLAND Columbus Duplo area

The DUPLO area is very bright and fun for the younger kids! There’s a farm, slide, large animals, plus extra big, soft DUPLO Blocks and regular size DUPLO Blocks for building.

7. LEGO® Racers: Build & Test

LEGOLAND Columbus Build and Test area

In this area, kids can build cars and race them down various roads and hills. Lots of fun for vehicle lovers in this area!

8. Earthquake Tables

LEGOLAND Columbus earthquake table
The Earthquake Table is right next to the LEGO Racers area. Kids can build a building as tall as they can and then see if it will withstand various degrees of earthquake tremors! The plates on the table literally shake as you turn up the intensity!

9. LEGO® 4D Cinema

LEGOLAND Columbus Discovery Center 4D Cinema

Three different LEGO Movies are being shown throughout the day in 4D – this means not only is the movie 3D but your seats will move and you may get wet!

10. LEGO® City Play Area

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus Indoor Play area

This area includes a climbing area, slides, a construction site and fire and police themed areas. It’s for running, climbing and jumping! Socks are required to play here.

My kids’ favorite LEGO sets are the LEGO City sets – especially fire and police! I thought they would eat this area up, but they didn’t stay long because they really wanted to play with actual LEGOS!

11. Merlin’s Apprentice Ride

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus Merlin Ride

This ride is something you would find at an amusement park! I couldn’t get my kids to ride it but I will be back! 😉 You must be 3 feet tall to ride this ride and if you are under 4 feet tall, you must be accompanied by someone over 4 feet tall.

12. Eat at the Coffee Shop

LEGOLAND Columbus Cafe

The cafe in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus offers coffee (Starbucks!), snacks and meals. The Kids Meal Deal is $8 and includes a sandwich, a snack, a drink and for $4 more you can add a LEGO Lunchbox. Adult Meals are $11 and include a sandwich or salad, snack and drink. Of course you can buy items individually as well. There is a decent sized seating area inside the restaurant.

13. Have a Birthday Party

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Kids can have a birthday party at LEGOLAND! There are 3 levels of birthday parties available and parties can be booked online!

14. Shop at the Store

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

The store attached to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is larger than the regular LEGO Store at Easton! I mean it is HUGE! Almost any current set you can imagine is there along with lots of other special things you don’t usually see at the LEGO Store like costumes, unique extra pieces and lots of fun gifts. I will never be able to walk my kids through Easton Station without stopping here!

15. Complete an Adventure Pack

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Last but not least, you should know that at the Entrance you will be offered the chance to buy an Activity Pack. This is a packet of several pages about each section of LEGOLAND Columbus. Using a stamp machine located in each area, you can mark in your Activity Pack when you have completed each area. There are also stickers and activities inside. I don’t think this is something you need to buy more than once but it’s kind of fun for the first time. Activity Packs are $5 each.

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That’s the round up! These are the main activity areas but there is so much more than what is pictured here! I hope you get a chance to take your kids – we’re so lucky to have this in Columbus! What do you think your kids will enjoy the most?

What To Expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus:

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is located in Easton Town Center at 165 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

  • Tickets range in price from $20 – $34 per person depending on your level of flexibility and whether or not you buy online or in person.
  • An annual pass can be purchased for $65 for an individual or $60/person for families of 3 or more and include express entry and discounts in the coffee shop and LEGO store.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Adults MUST be accompanied by a child to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.
  • LEGOLAND is open 365 days a year beginning at 10:00 AM and closing at 7:00 PM except on Saturday when it is open until 8:00 PM.
  • The last admission is two hours before closing.
  • There is a limited number of guests allowed inside at a time so there will be a “Timed Tickets” line you will enter. If you purchase on line, you may be able to choose your ideal time to enter.
  • There is no limit to how long you can stay.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio September 14-16, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Pixies & Pumpkins at Lynd Fruit Farm – pixie crunch apples and pumpkins are available for picking this weekend and Lynd Fruit Farm!

10:00 AM – Pickerington Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More – shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, maternity clothes, baby gear and more! Check the link for all the times and details!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

3:00 PM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

4:00 PM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

5:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

6:00 PM – Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!

6:30 PM – Mother/Son Superhero Party! at Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA – this fun party includes inflatables, a costume contest, games, snacks and more! Membership is not required to attend.

6:45 PM – Screen on the Green: The Princess Bride at Goodale Park – watch The Princess Bride at sunset in Goodale Park! There will be food trucks available!

7:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays in Franklinton Arts District – Franklinton Fridays support local artists with various activities and performances including including an Open House at Idea Foundry and Franklinton Fridays Music Series.

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema – Coco at Polaris Fashion Place – watch an outdoor movie at Polaris! This week’s film is COCO and the movie starts at 8:00 PM. There will be free activities beforehand, beginning at 7:30 PM.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – POP UP! Fall Clothing and Equipment Sale at Resolute Athletic Complex – shop this large consignment sale hosted by The Columbus Mothers of Twins Club! General admission starts at 8:00 AM but you can get in at 7:00 AM with a $2 donation to charity.

9:00 AM – Wings and Wheels Fly In at Marion Airport – this fly-in just one hour from Columbus, includes food trucks, biplane rides, pedal plane races, NASA astronauts (Saturday), flight simulators, helicopter rides and more!

9:00 AM – Westgate Farmers Market – enjoy vendors, live music, activities for kids and produce and a food truck!

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – enjoy a farmers market that includes vendors, food trucks, live music and more!

9:00 AM – The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours! It is recommended that parents escort younger or sensitive children.

9:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:30 AM – Youth Saturdays: Canvas Painting (Aged 5 & up) at Bryn Du Art Center – kids ages 5 and up can paint their own canvas! Different techniques will be integrated but it is a time for free painting! $25/artist. Register by 9/14.

9:30 AM – Arts in the Alley 2018 in Grove City – this annual event includes a parade, marching band performances, live music, arts and crafts, a fine arts show and more!

10:00 AM – Pioneer Day at City of Reynoldsburg Livingston House – Pioneer Day includes a step back in time to participate in and watch grain grinding, combing wool, tree tapping, making dough, games and puzzles, sack races, costumes and more!

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this is a free story time featuring Curious George and Pinkalicious! RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More – shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, maternity clothes, baby gear and more! Check the link for all the times and details!

10:00 AM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – this is a monthly model railroad open house where you can see model trains travel through miniature worlds an meet the railroaders who know everything there is to know about railroading in America! This is a free event.

10:00 AM – Jazz Academy Kids Club at Jazz Academy – the Jazz Academy Kids Club in an opportunity for kids to learn about jazz and American music! Kids can play along, jump, sing and dance to different styles of music while learning about jazz musicians and participating in other activities!

10:30 AM – September Grown-Up & Me Art: Hoot Hoot! at Art with Anna – kids ages 3 and up can join an adult to make a kid-friendly art project! $15/couple. $5 per additional artist.

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Pirates & Princesses at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – the play area at The Ronald McDonald House will be transformed into a fantasy land! Kids can dress up as a pirate or princess, enjoy food, a fairy tale make over, photo booth, games, activities, face painting, royalty training and more! Tickets are available online.

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

11:00 AM – Oldtime Farming Festival at Centerburg Community Park – this free festival about an hour from Columbus includes tractors, crafts, games, food and more!

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2018 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals being rehabilitated at Sunrise Sanctuary during this once a month open hours! Adult admission is $!0, kids are $5 and limited tickets are available.

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

2:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus  – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

3:00 PM – Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players at Maple Grove UMC – this fun, free concert take place outdoors (will be inside in case of rain) and also includes games and activities beginning at 3:00 PM.

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

6:00 PM – OSU Football at the Fountains at Hilliard’s Station Park – watch the OSU game on the big screen in Hilliard’s Station Park! Bring your own chair, enjoy food trucks and kids can splash in the fountains!

8:15 PM – Movie Series – Black Panther at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Black Panther in the park! Bring your own seating. Popcorn will be provided! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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SUNDAY

9:00 AM –  2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

9:00 AM – Wings and Wheels Fly In at Marion Airport – this fly-in just one hour from Columbus, includes food trucks, biplane rides, pedal plane races, NASA astronauts (Saturday), flight simulators, helicopter rides and more!

10:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

11:00 AM – Healthy Community Day at The Schottenstein Center – this event includes free health screenings and consultations, fun activities, food, fitness demonstrations, entertainment, giveaways, food trucks and more!

11:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

12:00 PM – Pizzuti Collection Family Day at Pizzuti Collection – this event includes free admission to the art museum, sketch books for kids, art scavenger hunts and more!

12:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

12:00 PM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – this is a monthly model railroad open house where you can see model trains travel through miniature worlds an meet the railroaders who know everything there is to know about railroading in America! This is a free event.

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

1:00 PM – Fall Festival at City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department – this free festival includes hay rides, live music, a petting zoo, the Turtle Lady, games, chalk art, inflatables, farm animals, food trucks and more!

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – Flippo  in Harrison Park – enjoy a free jazz concert in the gazebo. There’s room for blankets and seats plus a playground for kids. There will be a food truck on site as well.

2:00 PM – Bugs & Blooms at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – families can take a 2 mile walk to look for wildflowers and insects.

2:00 PM – Pumpkin Painting Craft-ernoon at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – paint a pumpkin and enjoy an ice cream treat! $10/person.

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


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*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!*

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Mark Your Calendar: Witches Night Out at Leeds Farm!

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I’m partnering with Leeds Farm to tell you about this fun event!

Leeds Farm to host Witches Night Out on October 4, 2018!

Looking for a new adventure for girls’ night out? Then gather up your bewitching friends, hop on your brooms, and fly out to Leeds Farm for a wicked fun evening while supporting a great cause!

Girlfriends-night-out fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls!

Leeds Farm is thrilled to announce the fifth annual Leeds Farm Witches Night Out! will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Leeds Farm is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander OH 43061, just 15 minutes north of the Columbus Zoo.

The event is girls-night-out at Leeds Farm with 100% of ticket sales benefiting Pink Ribbon Girls. Attendees are
encouraged to wear witch costumes, hats or other bewitching attire. The October 4 event will kick off at 6:00 pm and while the kids are away, the witches can play!

All of Leeds Farm’s fun activities including the Pumpkin Jumps, zip lines, pedal carts, rolling tubes, combine slide, mountain slides, hayrides, Paintball on the Porch, and much more are open to enjoy.

Related: 15 Things to do at Leeds Farm

Event partner A Catered Event will provide themed food and a special witch’s brew. Local DJ Ryan
Keller, owner of AUDIO-PRO Mobile DJ Entertainment, will provide music.

Other event sponsors include Richwood Bank, Memorial Health, Honda Marysville, Performance Delaware, Westport Homes, Black Wing Shooting Center, Alice’s Piece of Cake, Great Photo Booth, and Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.

Throughout the event, attendees collect raffle tokens at each farm activity they visit. Guests then choose to enter their tokens in the drawing for 30 gift baskets, each with a value of approximately $200. There is also one Grand Basket with a $500 value!

Wondering what to wear? Dress up in your favorite witch hat, fun accessory or full costume! This is an outdoor event at a working farm, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

This year, Leeds Farm is proud to welcome five central Ohio wineries to serve Witches Night Out guests.

Participating wineries serving locally produced wines include Bokes Creek Winery, Buckeye Winery, Camelot Cellars Winery, Soine Vineyards, and Blend of Seven Winery.

Admission tickets include one glass of wine. Additional glasses can be purchased at the event. Unopened bottles of wine can be purchased from the wineries to take home.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at http://www.leedsfarm.com/witchesnightout.php or Richwood Bank offices in Delaware, Marysville, Richwood and Plain City. In the case of inclement weather, the event rain date is Thursday, October 11.

Donations from the four previous Witches Night Out events totaled $58,724.

In 2018, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Pink Ribbon Girls, a non-profit organization that provides healthy meals for the entire family, housecleaning, and transportation to medical appointments for breast and reproductive cancer patients during treatment. For more info about Pink Ribbon Girls’ services, visit www.PinkRibbonGirls.org.

Christy Leeds, co-owner of Leeds Farm, says, “I’m personally thankful to be able to do my part to support breast cancer patients and their families during treatment. The entire Leeds Farm staff is looking forward to this special girls’ night out for a cause that’s important to everyone.”

Questions can be directed to event coordinator Sherry Fisher at (740) 225-3256 or sherryfisher99@gmail.com.


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