Calling all Columbus families trying to keep the family (or at least the stir-crazy kids) active this winter! I have lined up some fun stuff for you, from camps where you can leave the kiddos for a while to get their blood pumping, to activities you can all do together.
Camps for Kids
Locker Soccer in Gahanna and Powell are offering several options to get your kiddos out of the house and playing indoor soccer in their facilities. There is a three-day holiday camp, December 27th, 28th, and 29th from 9 am to noon in Gahanna or Powell, or pick anywhere from an hour to half a day at either location the week before that to finish your holiday shopping. I love their indoor facility and child-friendly staff! We are signing up now for January. Take a look at their next session.
Classes are off until January 4th, BUT they just announced there will be a few opportunities to come play the week of 12/18, including a holiday-themed open gym (just long enough to go have a quiet dinner or go shopping). The owner tells me they have cute ideas up their sleeves, like jingle bells on the trampolines and “ice” skating on paper plates.
If you have a budding hockey player, check out the offering at Chiller. They have programming starting at age 4 all the way up through adulthood with a range of lengths.
Let the kiddos get a whole day of gymnastics in on Dec. 28th. Contact them for details.
Ages 6-14 can partake in climbing, crafts, camp songs, skits and more! Camp is offered the 21st-29th, 8:30-3:30.
On January 2nd – 4th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, kids ages 5-10 can learn yoga games, partner and group poses, a yoga craft, relaxation, and of course, tons of fun! Joanna Johns infuses beautiful lessons about nurturing the mind, body and heart into every session.
December 28th- 29th, 10am-3pm, kids ages 7-12 get to participate in world-class laser tag, jump sessions on the indoor trampoline, arcade games, pizza and pop lunch, and other camp activities designed to build leadership and teamwork skills.
January 2nd, 8am-5pm (flexible pick up and drop off) kids ages 6-12 are doing Engineering for Kids with teacher-led engineering in addition to their usual brand of fun.
Active Family Fun
Make it a family night roller skating! Skate Zone 71 has chances to meet Poppy and Branch, have a snowball fight with Minions, cheer on the Buckeyes, or skate with the Turtles.
We head up to Polaris for the best family bowling experience in town. On Wednesday kids eat free and they’re offering a promotional winter break package between 11-3 on weekdays. I shared about it on the blog: Active Recovery: Bowling at Star Lanes Polaris
Hit up a Trampoline Park
Get the whole family jumping at Lazer Kraze in Gahanna, Get Air in Hilliard, Sky Zone in Lewis Center, Bounce Club in Powell, or Big Bounce in Grove City. Just buy the whole family jump passes and have a good time!
Take a Hike
If there’s a day over break that isn’t too bitterly cold, take advantage of our metro parks. Here is a guide to them all along with trails. Metro Parks and Trails. Take a tip from me and my daughter and amp up with fun with a little activity. Refresh yourself on this one: Healthy Halloween: A Costumed Scavenger Hunt Through The Woods