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11 Central Ohio Metro Park Playgrounds

We love exploring the playgrounds in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks System! Combining a nature experience, be it a hike or looking for creatures in the woods, with time on a playground makes a perfect outing for my kids! The Metro Parks offer so many free opportunities to learn about and explore nature …

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Sawmill Wetlands Educational Area is an Oasis off Sawmill Road

The Sawmill Wetlands Educational Area is a small nature oasis in the middle of the busy Sawmill Road shopping area! I have a running list of things to see and places to go, but sometimes I just zoom in and out on Google Maps and look for something interesting – green spaces, parks, hidden gems, etc.! …

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10 Family Friendly Things to do at Olentangy Caverns

Olentangy Caverns provides a fun day out for families! With cave tours, mini golf, a petting zoo, gem mining, a large maze and more, kids will have fun and learn something, too! Thanks to Olentangy Caverns for hosting us! You might only think of caverns and caves when planning a visit to Olentangy Caverns in …

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4 Nature-Themed Story Times Around Columbus

These four nature-themed story times around Columbus combine stories with great educational, hands on experiences! I’ve mentioned probably more than a few times that my kids are really into bugs right now. So, when I saw that Ohio Wildlife Center had a story time about insects, we were there! It prompted the idea to put …

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2 MORE Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Park Nature Centers offer great spaces for kids to learn and play! The Metro Parks in Central Ohio are amazing! And they have opportunities for families year round! One of the things we love to do is visit the Nature Centers. Earlier I shared about Two Great Metro Park Nature …

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What Should We Do This Weekend? March 10-12, 2017

1. St. Patrick’s Day Craft at Tree of Life Play Cafe When: Friday, March 10, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: 3708 Fishinger Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026 Phone: 614-363-4041 Come in for a St. Patrick’s Day themed craft and snack! 2. Fun Friday at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch When: Friday March 10, 2017 Time: 3:30 PM – …

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What Should We Do This Weekend? March 3-5, 2017

1. Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory When: Through Sunday, March 5, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Daily Location: 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203 Phone: 614-715-8000 This is the last weekend for Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory! Thousands of orchids and tropical plants are on display with an Art Deco theme! On Saturday, you can …

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