Outdoor

  • Battelle Darby Creek.  Click HERE to see my blog post.
  • Fall activities such as apple picking, pumpkin picking and Fall Festivals.  Click HERE for a large list.
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Parks (check out a list of recommended parks here)
  • Splash Pads (Ballantrae Bunny Park, Powell Splash Pad, Easton fountains, Polaris Mall, downtown Scioto Mile)
  • Scioto Mile (carsouel rides in the summer)
    • Fountain opens Monday, April 27th
    • Fountainside opens June 3rd.
      • Select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 am-1:30 pm are FREE children’s activities.
  • Sporting Event: Columbus Clippers, Crew, Buckeyes
  • Grange Audubon Center (indoor and outdoor)- fishing outside
    • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • The Topiary Park
  • Santa Maria
  • Indian Run Falls (Dublin)
  • Olentangy Indian Caverns (Delaware, Ohio)
  • Ohio Village
  • Alum Creek  (Delaware, Oh- a few miles from Polaris Mall)- Closest “beach” to Columbus- beach area, swing sets, boat rentals, fishing, hiking and more
  • Gallant Farm (Delaware, Ohio)
  • Riverboxes in Dublin.  Read more about it HERE.
  • Geocaching- if you haven’t heard of this interesting activity read about it HERE.

Seasonal: apple/pumpkin picking, sled riding

Columbus Surroundings:

  • Slate Run Historical Farm
  • Hocking Hills
  • The Wilds
  • Young Jersey’s Dairy
  • Roscoe Village
  • Marmon Valley Farms- Horse backing riding (Zanesville)