Family Living

Top Columbus Fall Activities for Families

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With a variety of fall activities, changing leaves, and beautiful temperatures, fall in Central Ohio is a fantastic time of year. For families in the area looking to make some fall memories with your children, here is our list of top Columbus-area fall activities you won’t want to miss!

Fall at Jacquemin Farms

Open during the week in October, kids can play in the corn box and run through the straw maze at Jacquemin Farms. Admission is free for kids ages two and under, and they have bounce houses on the weekends. 

Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

A family owned and operated farm, Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm is comprised of approximately 1,100 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans, in addition to pumpkins and gourds. Open through October on weekends and during the week, they have over 30 family-oriented fall activities to enjoy, including a corn maze, a play barn, barnyard golf, barrel train rides, and so much more.

Boo at the Zoo

Happening the last two weekends in October, dress up the kids (and yourself) in your favorite costumes and enjoy Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo! Coined as “merry not scary,” this event features hayrides, character meet-and-greets, storytelling, music, and much more. Admission is free for children under age three.

Kids Dream Not-So-Scary Halloween Series at Marcus Theatres

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10 a.m. in October, bring the whole family to Marcus Theatres for the Kids Dream Not-So-Scary Halloween Series, presented by American Family Insurance. Admission is only $3, and kids can trick-or-treat in the theatre on October 21st at 9:00 am.