What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 12-14, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 75 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend including Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter activities!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Drama Kids KinderKids Playtime at Delaware County District Library – kids can enjoy a dramatic playtime with Drama Kids! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

10:00 AM – Just Between Friends 2019 Spring Summer Sale at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity items and more! Check the link for discount days/times this weekend.

10:00 AM – Bunny Photos at Easton Town Center – get your picture with the Easter Bunny – buy a 5X7 for $5 or take your own photo for free. Walk in or reserve your time online. Check the link for break times.

10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019.

10:30 AM – Alphabet Egg Match at Avery Park – join FIT4MOM Dublin for an kids’ activity with plastic eggs and letters.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10:30 AM – Hop with The Easter Bunny at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – this event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, arts, crafts, music and more! Included in admission to the play area.

10:30 AM – Our Village: Mama’s Coffee Break at Thompson Park – join FIT4MOM UA for a coffee break/play date at Thompson Park.

11:00 AM – Pics With The Bunny at Polaris Fashion Place – get your picture taken with the Bunny through April 20th. Photo packages begin at $24.99.

12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – studio fees are waived for kids on Friday between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM!

2:00 PM – Free Easter Event at Cabela’s – this event features photos and crafts and has hours throughout the week! Check the link for details on specific times!

5:30 PM – Krafting with Kreation’s by Kaitlyn (Parent&Child Class) at Dublin Toy Emporium – kids ages 4-7 can join with a parent to create a Fairy Pot! There will be a playtime while you wait for your pot to dry. All materials will be included in the cost. Call to register.

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School – check out all 3 Goldfish Swim School locations for a night of family fun including free swimming in the 90 degree pool!

7:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at Westgate Rec Center – watch the story of Aladdin performed by kids ages 6-17 at the Westgate Rec Center. Tickets are $5 at the door.

8:00 PM – Cinderella at Ohio Theatre – watch Cinderella performed by the dancers of BalletMet! This is a three act , family friendly performance. Check the link for 4 performance times this weekend!

8:00 PM – Frog Frenzy at Three Creeks Metro Park – wade through the pond to search and listen for frogs! Bring a flashlight and wading shoes.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Hilliard Pancake Day & Easter Egg Hunt at Hilliard United Methodist Church – enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausage, a plant sale, cookie sale and Easter Egg Hunt taking place at 10:30 AM. Click the link to see pricing.

8:00 AM – Record Store Day 2019 at Used Kids Records – celebrate Record Store Day with 10% off everything in store, swag bags, ticket giveaways and live entertainment!

8:00 AM – Record Store Day at Spoonful Records – celebrate Record Store Day with 25% off used records, swag bags, ticket giveaways and Tupelo donuts!

8:30 AM – Breakfast with the Bunny at Grove City YMCA – breakfast with the Bunny includes a hot breakfast, crafts, egg hunt and pictures! (Bring your own camera.) Must preregister – click the link for info.

9:00 AM – Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at Groveport Recreation Department – the Easter Bunny will help out with this Underwater Egg Hunt! The person who finds the golden egg will take home a prize! The time slots are divided by age. $3/child. Register online by April 10.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – this huge breakfast is $6/adults and $3/children. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Easter Extravaganza at Franklin Church – this event features over 40 indoor and outdoor vendors, an Easter egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and more!

9:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoons at the Columbus International Film Festival – watch Saturday Morning Cartoons as part of the Columbus International Film Festival at either Studio 35 or Grandview Theater from 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM. These will be kid-friendly!

9:00 AM – Breakfast with Bunny at Polaris Fashion Place – California Pizza Kitchen will be catering breakfast with the Bunny. There will also be a balloon artist and face painter. RSVP at the Mall Management Office by Friday. $8/person.

9:00 AM – Grove City High School Band Spring Bazaar at Grove City High School – this event benefits the Grove City High School Band and features over 175 vendors! Breakfast and lunch are available. 

9:00 AM – Just Between Friends 2019 Spring Summer Sale at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity items and more! Check the link for discount days/times this weekend.

9:00 AM – Cheryl’s 2019 Easter Egg-stravaganza at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – this is a free advent with an Easter Egg Hunt, visits with the Bunny, in store specials, raffles and games! The egg hunt will be divided by age. Bring your own basket.

9:00 AM – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! at Dave & Buster’s Polaris – this event features a breakfast buffet, arts and crafts, face painting, an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, plus a $15 power card for ticket games and unlimited video game play. Purchase your tickets online.

9:30 AM – Easter Candy Hunt And Bunny Trail in Upper Arlington – this event features a candy hunt at 10:00 AM, a Bunny Trail with interactive games and free coffee for adults! Open to children 9 and under.

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Colored Pencil Ostrich at Art with Anna – kids 4 and up can create an ostrich during this drop in studio time! $20/student.

10:00 AM – Easter Egg Hunt in Genoa Township – this celebration includes inflatables, games, photos with the Easter Bunny, refreshments and 15,000 Easter Eggs to be found! For ages 1-10. Bring a basket.

10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature based story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Olentangy Community Easter Egg Hunt at Olentangy Orange High School – this free community celebration features games, food, inflatables, the Eater Bunny and an Egg Hunt for 20,000 Easter Eggs!

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

10:00 AM – Egg-stravaganza! at Waltham Woods Park – this is a free event featuring an exploding Easter Egg!

10:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at The Learning Academy – this event features an Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts and crafts, prizes and more!

10:00 AM – Bunny Photos at Easton Town Center – get your picture with the Easter Bunny – buy a 5X7 for $5 or take your own photo for free. Walk in or reserve your time online. Check the link for break times.

10:00 AM – Come meet the Easter Bunny! at Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. – meet the Easter Bunny at Mrs. Goodman’s from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019.

10:00 AM – Easter Eggs and Activities at Living Word Lutheran Church – Galena, Ohio – this is a free event featuring a family Easter Egg hunt, crafts and learning about the story of Easter.

10:00 AM – Old Hilliard Bunny Hop in Old Hilliard – hop through the local businesses to collect candy, participate in activities and do a scavenger hunt for prizes!

10:15 AM – Oh là là, It’s French Storytime! at Upper Arlington Public Library – enjoy stories and songs in French! There are two times divided by age. Click the link for details.

11:00 AM – FREE Make And Take Class Just In Time For Easter at Golden Hobby Gift Shop – create a decorative Easter wreathe and little chick candy cup. Face painting will be available and you can visit with the Easter Bunny!

11:00 AM – Pics With The Bunny at Polaris Fashion Place – get your picture taken with the Bunny through April 20th. Photo packages begin at $24.99.

11:00 AM – Easter Egg Hunt at New Horizons Community Church – kids through 5th grade can hunt for eggs and get their picture with the Easter Bunny! There will be juggling, balloon art, face painting, games and free lunch. Register online.

11:00 AM – Free Easter Event at Cabela’s – this event features photos and crafts and has hours throughout the week! Check the link for details on specific times!

11:00 AM – Open House at Pickaway Place – celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Pickaway Place, a place for people of all ages and abilities that will offer classes, summer camp options and other community gatherings. The event will feature activities, prizes and food trucks! 

11:00 AM – Easter Eggstravaganza 2019! at Briggs Road Baptist Church – this annual event includes eggs hidden in a maze, photos with bunnies, crafts and games, food and beverages an more! Click the link for the age group divisions and schedule.

12:00 PM – Kids Kite Flying Workshop at Prairie Township Community Center – decorate and make your own 6ft kite and fly it outside. Snacks provided. Ages 5-12. Register online.

1:00 PM – Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at Worthington Pools – all ages are welcome at this underwater Easter egg hunt. that includes open swim and prizes. Register online. 

2:00 PM – Free Family Easter Event at Michaels Stores – take part in an Easter scavenger hunt with a prize at the end at Michaels Stores from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

2:00 PM – Ear-resistible Easter Slime – you buy the jar to decorate and Michaels will provide the pre-made slime

2:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at Westgate Rec Center – watch the story of Aladdin performed by kids ages 6-17 at the Westgate Rec Center. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2:00 PM – Cinderella at Ohio Theatre – watch Cinderella performed by the dancers of BalletMet! This is a three act , family friendly performance. Check the link for 4 performance times this weekend!

3:00 PM – Free Kids Financial Literacy Storytime & Lesson at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – this session includes a hands on lesson and story time about earning, saving and spending money. Geared toward ages 4-9. Sign up in the store or by calling. Check the link for ways to prepare for the class. 

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Grove City Library – kids will build a LEGO creation based on a theme. Work in teams or individually.

6:00 PM – Easter Egg Hunt at Olde Sawmill Park – this event features 15,000 Easter Eggs, character visits, face painting and giveaways!

6:00 PM – Creekside Art Walk in Gahanna – visit local businesses and artists throughout Creekside on Second Saturday to see various art exhibitions and meet local artists.

8:00 PM – Cinderella at Ohio Theatre – watch Cinderella performed by the dancers of BalletMet! This is a three act , family friendly performance. Check the link for 4 performance times this weekend!

8:00 PM – Frog Frenzy at Three Creeks Metro Park – wade through the pond to search and listen for frogs! Bring a flashlight and wading shoes.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Just Between Friends 2019 Spring Summer Sale at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity items and more! Check the link for discount days/times this weekend.

10:00 AM – Not Another Home Show 2019 at Vue Columbus – walk through demos and displays, take classes, enjoy free samples, enter a raffle, visit the vendor market and more! Pre-sale tickets are $7, $10 at the door. Kids under 13 get in free.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019.

11:00 AM – Easter Party at Kidz Corner – this event features crafts, egg coloring, face paint, free play and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Photos are $5, crafts and activities are $10.

11:00 AM – Bunny Photos at Easton Town Center – get your picture with the Easter Bunny – buy a 5X7 for $5 or take your own photo for free. Walk in or reserve your time online. Check the link for break times.

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – 2nd Sundays are your chance to meet the animals at Ohio Wildlife Center. There will be an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. Kids 5 and under are free. $5 /person for everyone else.

12:00 PM – Pics With The Bunny at Polaris Fashion Place – get your picture taken with the Bunny through April 20th. Photo packages begin at $24.99.

12:00 PM – Sensory Friendly Character Event with A Moment of Magic at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – meet your favorite characters in a sensory friendly environment with lower lights and softer music. Cost is $9 per child and includes free play in the gym.

12:00 PM – Free Easter Event at Cabela’s – this event features photos and crafts and has hours throughout the week! Check the link for details on specific times!

1:00 PM – Sheep on the Farm at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – watch sheep shearing at the farmhouse!

2:00 PM – Helicopter Marshmallow Drop at Cruiser Park – this is a free event that features a helicopter dropping thousands of marshmallows on the ground for kids to collect. Kids can turn in the marshmallows for candy. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance.

2:00 PM – Family Friendly Concert with ProMusica at Upper Arlington Main Library – ProMusica’s String Quartet will play a family-friendly concert with a theme and corresponding books and stories.

2:00 PM – Natural Play Area Adventures: Fairy, Elf and Bug Houses at Sharon Woods Metro Park – help clean up the Natural Play area and make a house for a fairy, elf or bug! 

2:00 PM – Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – meet animals and enjoy a presentation from the Columbus Zoo. Included with membership or admission.

2:00 PM – Eggstravaganza at Northwest United Methodist Church – this event includes an egg hunt for kids up through 5th grade, crafts, a cake walk, snacks, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! This is a free event but they are collection donations of cereal, pasta and peanut butter for Blessing Bags.

2:00 PM – Cinderella at Ohio Theatre – watch Cinderella performed by the dancers of BalletMet! This is a three act , family friendly performance. Check the link for 4 performance times this weekend!

4:00 PM – Easter Bunny, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – this event includes the Easter Bunny, pony rides and a free petting zoo. $8/rider for pony rides and meeting the Easter Bunny. Check the link for more details on pricing and a Family Deal.

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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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