Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Family-Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:
Take off your skates and “sock skate” on a synthetic ice rink at the Main Library! While you’re there, check out historic skating memorabilia in preparation for the U.S. Figure Skating Championship coming to Columbus this month! This activity is available every day during regular business hours at the library.
This temporary ice rink is right near the Dublin Link pedestrian bridge and will be open for skating on Friday nights and on Saturday and Sunday! This rink will be up through mid-March.
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Learn about foxes and wildlife with stories, a craft and activities. The program will end with a winter walk. Event begins on Friday at 10:00 AM at Blendon Woods.
Walk through a larger-than-life dinosaur display, excavate fossils, train a raptor and more at Jurassic Quest this weekend. Dates are Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21. Tickets are available online.
On Friday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Quarry Trails, enjoy watching the sunset while eating a s’more! There will be a campfire and all s’more-making equipment will be provided!
Enjoy a family-friendly program at the Worthington Community Center on Friday night from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM that includes crafts, open gym and more! This week’s theme is National Popcorn Day. This is a free program but families are encouraged to pre-register.
Hike any trail at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park and enjoy refreshments between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday. Get your Winter Hike card stamped and hike 7 parks this winter to earn a patch.
Listen to shark stories, make puppets and dance along to Baby Shark on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM.
Open Studio is open every Saturday from 10:30 AM–3:30 PM at Columbus Museum of Art and is included with admission or membership. January’s theme is Transformations. Visitors think like artists and experiment with different materials and art supplies. All ages welcome.
Visit the Orchids exhibition and at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Saturday watch the Manivic’s Dance Company perform a traditional Hawaiian hula dance. Kids can learn the dance and make a tropical flower craft. Included in admission or membership.
Enjoy a Frozen Celebration at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, which will be turned into the town of Arendelle! Build a snowman craft, do a scavenger hunt and more on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Nature Center.
This class on Saturday at 1:00 PM is for all ages and will include slime making and acrylic paint pouring. Be prepared to get messy! Reserve your spot online!
Enjoy a fun and muddy adventure off-trail at Sharon Woods Metro Park on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Kids can create forts with natural items. Meet at the Natural Play Area.
Enjoy a performance by the Nacho Saxadillas at the Gahanna Branch of CML. They will play a variety of genres featuring 4 types of saxophones on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Enjoy a women’s barbershop quartet called Four Harmony’s Sake on Sunday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Hilliard Branch of CML.
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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*