What Should We Do This Weekend? February 9-11, 2018

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20 things to do with kids this weekend in Columbus, Ohio! Happy Weekend!

1. Sweet as Candy-Valentine’s Day Card Party at peapod play cafe

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 4874 Thompson Rd., Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: 614-855-2517

The Penmanship Lab will be hosting an opportunity to make handmade cards for local seniors at peapod play cafe. Free with paid admission! Read more about peapod play cafe and The Penmanship Lab.

2. Columbus Fishing Expo at  Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

When: Friday-Sunday, February 9-11, 2018
Time: Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bricker Building, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 614-361-5548

Kids get in free to the expo (get up to 2 free kids tickets with each paid adult ticket) and there is an Ulitmate Kid’s Zone with live trout fishing, contests, prizes and interactive exhibits for kids! Animal Encounters from Columbus Zoo will also be on site!

3. Sweetheart Parties at Gymboree Play and Music of Gahanna

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM
Location: 1364 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-414-7265

There are two times available for a party with your little sweetheart: 4:30-5:30 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. There will be activities, a craft and treats! Call for reservations!

4. Valentine Box Create Night at Picassos

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 1974 N Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Drop the kids off for a parent’s night out! Kids will decorate a Valentine Box and make cards too! Pizza, cupcakes and supplies provided! For ages 5 and up.

5. Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Gymnastics vs. Penn State Gymnastics at St. John Arena

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 410 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone:  1-800-GO-BUCKS

See the OSU Women’s Gymnastic team perform! Children under 6 are free! Tickets are available online.

6. Saturday Studio Art: Valentines All My Love at Art With Anna

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Drop off kids ages 4 and up to make a Valentine project! Register online. Can’t do Saturday? Check out Family Paint Class on Sunday!

7. Peter Rabbit Party at Marcus Theatres

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Two Central Ohio locations 

Celebrate the release of the Beatrix Potter classic! There will be crafts, coloring, concession samples and more! The party is free, movie admission is sold separately!

8. Card Making 101 at Third Way Cafe

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3058 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-747-3475

Learn how to make cards! $5 covers supplies and bottomless coffee or tea!

9. Valentine Cookie Decorating at Picassos

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1974 N. Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Purple Sage Bakery will be onsite to teach cookie decorating tips! This class is for an adult and child and includes 8 cookies plus supplies!

10. Valentines Day Family Party at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 555 YMCA Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-416-9622

This Valentine’s Day party includes a photo booth, cookie decorating, goodie bags, bounce houses, bingo, make your own cards and more! $25/family.

11. 2nd Saturday Family Night at Paper Moon Art Studio LLC

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4145 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-332-9149

Second Saturday Family Night is an open house format and this week it will include Valentine’s crafts and snacks! $25/family.

12. Night at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-835-6073

This inclusive event is free and open to all! Explore the Nature Center after hours, enjoy a campfire, crafts, live animals, hot chocolate and more! Register online. Read more about Battelle Darby Nature Center!

13. KidX Club: Hearts & Crafts at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

KidX Club is celebrating Valentine’s Day by making a Valentine craft!

14. Summer Camp & Enrichment Fair at The Shops at Worthington Place

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Check out Summer camp and activity options in the area of art, drama, sports and more!

15. Cupcakes and Crafts at AR Workshop Worthington

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 695 High St.., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-721-5057

This event includes cupcakes and the chance to make a block sign! This is a family friendly event with options for kids! Registration required.

16. Natural Play Area Exploring and Campfire at Three Creeks Metro Park

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Confluence Trails Bulletin Board, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport, OH 43125/
Phone: 614-508-8111

During this free event you can explore the natural play area and than toast treats over the campfire! All ages are welcome!

17. Super Cello Sunday: Cellos in the Atrium at Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

All ages are welcome to this chamber music performance by CELLOhio and Columbus Cello School. Concert is free and takes place in the Atrium! Read 10 Things to Look Forward to at Main Library!

18. Valentine’s Day Family Party at Loose Rail Brewing

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 37 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-321-6634

This family celebration of Valentine’s Day includes Cookie Cottage kits to build, cookies to decorate and cards to make! $8/child.

19. Hubbard Lantern Festival at Hubbard Mastery School

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 104 W. Hubbard Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the annual Lantern Festival! The event includes singing, stories, art, balloon art, a traditional Lion Dance and more!

20. Sweetheart Dance for Special Families at Westerville Community Center

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082

This sweetheart dance is for children with special needs and the people that love them in a sensitive setting! Tickets must be purchased in advance!


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