I’ve lived in Columbus for about 6 years now. In the last few months I have had a chance to do a few fun Columbus activities.
First up, the Circleville Pumpkin Show with two of my girlfriends. It was a fun filled day of pumpkins, gourds and lots of food. So many pumpkins of every shape, size and color. How they even get all those pumpkins in one place is beyond me.
The pumpkin doughnuts were delicious, the vendors were great and although parking was a pain in the ass, we went on a great day.
A lot to see, eat and look at. Consider visiting – this happens every year and while it has a fair feel, this is put on by a community who takes great pride in their pumpkin community and heritage.
Next up this year was a trip to Columbus Axe Throwing with the girls. This was a super cool experience. I was amazed I wasn’t afraid of throwing an axe and even hit the wall a few times. The girls and I loved it and spent a lot of time laughing and trying to compete in mini games.
We were paired up with another group and competed for trophies. The instructor was great and showed us how to throw properly, where to throw and gave us tips each time on doing better.
I heard that they have leagues and other fun activities. It is definitely looking like another trip back is in our future.
As I go about my days I hope to continue to find new and awesome things to do in my new city. My friends are awesome and I am super excited to keep finding new hidden gems across Columbus to do.
When you are an aunt to a very active 3-year old boy, when he comes to visit you find all kinds of things to do to keep that little boy busy.
We visited Buckeye Children’s Museum a week or so ago and this week we settled on AHA! A Hands On Adventure!
When you visit their website you see that they have all kinds of fun stations for kids to visit and keep them busy and allow their imagination to run wild.
When you arrive you are warmly welcomed by staff, and your kids are off and running. My nephew was stoked to find all kinds of fun things to do.
He was immediately drawn to the balls and watching what happens when you put the ball into a pipe:
He took a peek at the fishing area for a bit and then a jaunt to the water area.
My nephew had a blast playing in all the different areas and interacting with other children. There were Birthday parties going on, so we were not able to utilize the lunch area, but never fear, we just are in the arts and crafts area.
The place was colorful, engaging and kept him going for around 2 1/2 hours. There were kids there of all ages, but mainly under the age of 6/7. They have all kinds of activities and themes to keep the little ones engaged. I like that they want the parents to stay with their children, but found I was able to hang back and watch from a distance while he explored on his own.
We purchased our tickets on Groupon, however $6 per person is well worth the price paid.
If you are in Central Ohio and looking for something to do this is a great place to take little ones to let them run off energy. It’s about 50 minutes from Columbus and the fact I could pack our lunches made it well worth the visit.
Check out AHA! and let me know what you think! My nephew loved it and I have to say that the trains were his favorite!