Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
This weekend visit The Ohio Expo Center to see the circus! There will be aerialists, animal performances, clowns, carnival rides and more! Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.
March 25th-27th visit Studio One, Riffe Center for a fun presentation of Head Over Heels. Music being featured from The Go-Go’s, a royal family is on an outrageous journey to save their kingdom, while finding that “The Beat” lies within them. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link. This event is recommended for ages 13 and up.
It is Spring Break season which, for some, means traveling and exciting plans for staycations. But there are also families experiencing “tight times” financially and don’t have the means to give their kids a fun time off from school. That’s where you come in! Through April 10, Seeds of Caring is collecting Spring Break Kits filled with outdoor activity items for families served by Columbus Early Learning Center. Sign up today!
Friday March 25th at 10am tune into a live storytime on Facebook with Columbus Metropolitan Library. There will be stories, songs and rhymes! This event is recommended for ages 3-6.
Starting at 5pm on Friday March 25th visit Kidsfest in Upper Arlington/Grandview for a fun filled evening of games, prizes, live entertainment and more! There will also be a visit from the Easter bunny! Tickets and pricing available in the link.
March 26th and 27th see Trolls Live! At The Schottenstein Center. This will be a hair-raising adventure with all of your favorite characters! See them live on stage. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.
Saturday March 26th from 11am-2pm visit Franklin Park Conservatory and create a butterfly inspired spin art masterpiece! No registration required, however there is a fee of $2.00 to create your art.
Stop by IKEA on Saturday March 26th starting at 11am to receive a free kids activity booklet! Show your IKEA family member card to receive this fun at home activity. This is intended for kids 12 and under.
Author Mindy McGinnis will be visiting the Tremont Library on Saturday March 26th at 11am. This teen author will be sharing her latest book The Last Laugh. This young adult thriller is adapted from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Registration is required prior to the event.
Saturday March 26th from 1-3pm visit Infirmary Mound Park for a fun scavenger hunt. Stop by shelter house 5 to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet and take off for some searching and fun for the whole family. A naturalist will be available for any questions and will have some hands on pelts and artifacts. No registration required.
Saturday March 26th stop by the natural play area between 2-4pm at Sharon Woods for some fun and muddy fort building using natural building items.
Saturday March 26th at 2pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and meet several different species of salamander and learn how the park is working to protect these creatures.
Take your pup for a 1.5 mile hike along the river at Highbanks Metro Park! Saturday March 26th at 2pm head over to the Big Meadows Picnic Area where you will start your hike. This is a relatively flat trail and there will be plenty of breaks for your pup to get a drink! All four legged friends get a treat at the end.
Saturday March 26th at 8pm take a nighttime hike at Blacklick Woods. Feel free to bring your own headlamp, flashlight or lantern to take on this 2-mile hike around the golf course. Meet at the Pro Shop building.
Visit Polaris Fashion Place on Sunday March 27th 9-11am for a visit with the Easter bunny. Sensitive Bunny is an event for children and their families with all spectrums of needs. This event provides a more welcoming and controlled environment to visit with the bunny. Visit the link for required registration.
Sunday March 27th from noon-2pm visit Highbanks to enjoy a spring filled scavenger hunt! Stop by the nature center to get your scavenger hunt sheet and bring it back for a prize when you are finished!
Sunday March 27th at 2pm take a hike out to see how the bison are adapting to the spring forecast. Here you will learn about how they adapt to the warmer weather and the longer days of spring.
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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!*