Three D Centers

I was super pumped to discover Three D Centers in Hilliard, Ohio. It’s a brand new business offering a wide variety of classes for kids and adults. The opportunities for creativity, learning a new skill and group support are endless.

ThreeDCenters

You’ll love the concept of Three D Centers: a weekly schedule of classes allowing you to pick sessions that fit your schedule and interest, pay as you go, no enrollment fees, and affordable pricing. Sounds pretty amazing- right?!!! To top it all off Three D Centers is offering first time visitors the opportunity to try out two FREE classes per family member. Click HERE to download your free class passes.

Some of the Fun Classes Offered

  • Dance, Workout, Drama, Art, Languages, Support Groups, Martial Arts, Business and Finance
  • Click HERE to view the complete class schedule, times and pricing.
  • Everyone is bound to find an exciting class!

I know all my mom friends are sick of being stuck inside with their kiddos during all of these rainy summer days in Columbus. It looks like venturing to Three D Centers could help you escape from home and save your sanity!

ThreeDCenterart

More Information on Three D Centers

  • Classes are offered throughout the day and evening Monday-Saturday.
  • Class prices range from $4-$15 per class depending on length and supplies. Remember your first 2 classes are free!
  • Call before you visit to verify availability.
  • Family owned business with friendly employees.
  • Children ages 6 and under need to have an adult stay with them. Take a look at the comfortable and inviting parent area to hang out in while you wait.DSC_2391

My Experiences

I had a blast using my two left feet to try my best at Zumba with Nisha. I’d say it was Zumba with a Hip Hop flare in a no pressure atmosphere. Nisha’s enthusiasm and passion was so invigorating it helped make me feel comfortable and left me smiling the whole class. You can’t beat moving and grooving to upbeat tunes, burning calories and having fun all in one night. Can’t wait for my next class!

ThreeDCenterZumba

My 4-year-old daughter enjoyed her time with Ali in the Creative Art class.   Ali had intentions of making monsters but my little one wanted to construct cats and dogs with construction paper instead. Ali went with her ideas and even let my little one hang her masterpiece on the wall.ThreeDCentersLexi

Dream, Dare, Do is the philosophy of the Three D Centers, so do just that and support a local business!

Sesame Place

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Place…? Sure, Sesame Place is in Langhorne, Pennsylvania about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia.Sesamecharacters

This themed amusement park appeals to kids and adults of all ages. Who doesn’t love taking photos with cuddly monsters, riding fun rides, seeing characters perform in the parade and watching interactive shows? This park is small enough to get around easily, yet large enough to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

I was really impressed with the overall layout and design of the park. Each of the rides were creatively named and related to the Sesame Street theme. My favorites were Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets and Honker Dinger Derby.

Sesame Rides

If you visit during the summer season the water rides will be in operation. You’ll find The Count’s Splash Castle, which has many levels of fun including water slides, an enormous tipping bucket, bridges, water wheels and other features.  There are a wide variety of water slides, a rambling lazy river, a tidal pool and other wet fun.  Our favorite was Sky Splash where up to 6 riders can travel together in a tube down a twisting and turning slide.

Sesame wet

Character Viewing: You’ll be able to snap your own photos of beloved characters such as Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, The Count, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Oscar the Grouch and more. There were a lot of characters stationed throughout the park at different spots and times.  Typically there were only a few people in line so the wait was rather short.

You can also view the characters in the parade, shows or character dining experiences.

Sesame photos

Parade: Watching the parade is a great way to view the characters in one spot. During the Birthday Celebration Parade all of the beloved Sesame Street characters rode on interesting and colorful floats as they traveled down the street moving and grooving to upbeat music.

Parade viewing- I recommend standing on the street in the middle or closest to the entrance.  For the first song the parade performers stopped right about at the boat and anyone that was sitting further down on the street didn’t have anything in front of them to watch until the song finished and the performers continued down the street. People at this park reserved their parade viewing spot well in advance. Towels and strollers were lined up along the parade route an hour or two ahead of the scheduled parade time.

Ses parade

Dining: There are character dining experiences where you can pay extra to eat a buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner while Elmo and his friends dance around and are available for photographs. There is also a meal plan option that can be purchased.  You can bring a small cooler inside the park with you.  Near the parking lot there are several tables with a large umbrella for shade.  Many people were sitting there eating food they brought with them.  Also I saw people kept coolers in the car.  Very close by is Taco Bell and Chick Fil-A if you are interested in leaving the park to grab food.  Don’t forget your hand stamp to get back in.

Special Events: The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular (September 26, 2015- November 1, 2015) and a Very Furry Christmas (November 21, 2015-December 31, 2015 on select days).  Click HERE for more information and to see the full even schedule.

Deals: We bought our tickets online to save $10 and get a FREE second day. Visits did not have to be consecutive days. So for $55 a person we got 2 days of fun. That’s a really good deal. I’m sure the promotions and coupons change throughout the year so be sure to check the Sesame Place website by clicking HERE for the current deals.

Other Info:

2015 is the year that Sesame Places celebrates its 35th year so the park was decorated with a birthday theme.

Sesamebday

Remember to pack your bathing suit and towel if you plan on experiencing the wet attractions.

Only negative I can think of is that we waited for 20 minutes past the scheduled reading time for the story.  The people in Hopper’s Store said that typically they are running late.

Staying true to what Sesame Street is known for was the educational fun found throughout the park. The parades and shows incorporated learning concepts such as letters, numbers and shapes.

Cookie’s Monster Land opened in 2014 and has rides, large climbing net and soft play area for the little ones.

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 12.02.35 PM

Although toddlers and preschoolers are the typical audience range of the Sesame Street show this park is not just for youngsters.  Kids and adults of all ages will be entertained.  Sesame Place is bound to put a smile on everyone’s face and the memories should last well beyond the time spent at the park. I hope you have a delightful time at Sesame Place!

A Colorful Time at Crayola Experience

As a child my favorite episode on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood was when they visited the crayon factory. I loved watching the behind the scenes tour as the machines quickly produced one of my favorite items. Can you believe they’ve been around for over 100 years? I bet it would be awfully hard to find anyone who hasn’t used Crayola products!

Crayola

We recently visited Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania (about 90 minutes from Philadelphia). There were 25 hands on exhibits to let your creativity shine. My favorite station was Be a Star where you selected a background,  inserted a photo of yourself into the background and then printed out your masterpiece. Here’s my rock star creation:

Rock Star

My children enjoyed the stations that involved melting crayons. One station allowed you to melt two crayons together to make a cool drip art collage. At the Melt & Mold station you were given a crayon to insert into a machine that would turn your crayon into a molded keepsake. My daughter loved making rings!

Crayola Experience

Today, July 1, 2015 marks opening day for Crayola Experience in Orlando. This will be another fun activity in the Orlando area and great for any rainy or cold days.

Discover the magic by clicking on the Crayola Experience website HERE!