Columbus Mom’s Guide to the Month of April 2021

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Spring is here!

April 1-7

Now showing: Dreamscape at Easton: Take a little escape from reality with Dreamscape at Easton Town Center! It’s like watching a virtual reality movie – but you’re one of the stars! The cost is 19.99 per person.

Weekends Only: South High Drive In Movie Theater | Come catch a movie on the big screen! 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

April 1: Blooms and Butterflies: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Patrons can visit at any time to see a diverse array of butterflies soaring overhead or basking on nearby plant life! Ongoing until the end of May.

April 1: Nature Storytime at Franklin Park Conservatory: Virtual | Nature Storytime is an opportunity for children and families to enjoy storybooks as they’re read by staff members from beautiful Conservatory scenes. New videos are added every Thursday so tune in each week for the next story.

April 1: Drive in Movie in Hilliard: 8:00 p.m. -10:15 p.m. | Celebrate Major League Baseball’s Opening Day and no school on Friday with a FREE Drive-in style movie at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park. Registration is required.

April 2: Toddler Turf Drop in at KSM Sports: Every Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Toys, inflatables, mats and more will be available for your child to play on. Limited spots available, please book your attendance in advance.

April 2-3: EGGS, PAWS AND CLAWS at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Take pictures with some “V.I.B.s (Very Important Bunnies), listen to bunny tales, see your favorite characters, and watch the animals search for eggs and much more!

April 2-4: Easter Bunny at Cabela’s: Customers will have their temperature scanned at check-in and must wear face coverings. Families will get a free photo with the bunny, and photo packages will be available for purchase.

April 2-4: Easter Bunny Express: Enjoy a train ride to go meet the Easter Bunny, then participate in an Easter egg hunt. This year’s egg hunt will be at the Lebanon Sports Complex. Don’t worry, the Easter Bunny and her helpers will make sure every child receives eggs.

April 3: Worthington Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Come out to the Worthington Mall and support local farmers!

April 3: Breakfast with the Bunny at Scene 75: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Register in advance for breakfast with the bunny!

April 3: Kiwanis Easter Candy Distribution: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Tuttle Park Recreation Center | Distribution of Easter candy bags at Tuttle Park Recreation Center!

April 3: Canal Winchester Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hanners Park at 10:00 a.m. – Children 10 years old and under are invited to participate. See website for more information.

April 3: Easter Egg Hunt at Hilliard Church of Christ: 10:30 a.m. | Join in for an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt with a little flare! They will have lots of eggs and chocolate on hand!

April 3: Easter Egg Hunt at Compassion: 11:00 a.m. | On Saturday, April 3 at 11 am, Compassion Christian Church is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 2-11! They’ll have hundreds of eggs, candy, and the Easter Bunny! This is a community event.

April 3: Easter Candy Giveaway at Briggs Road Baptist Church: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Join for an Easter Eve drive-thru candy giveaway! Candy will be available in sealed bags while supplies last, including a collectible plastic egg with the Easter story inside. Enjoy fun stations from the comfort of your car and learn about their ministries and upcoming events.

April 3: Easter Bunny, Pony Rides, and Petting Zoo: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Kuhlwein’s Market | Bring your camera’s and join us for pictures with the Easter bunny! Also enjoy our petting zoo, carriage rides and hand-led pony rides. ALL ages are welcome to ride including infants, teens, adults and even grandparents!

April 3: Easter Bunny Skate at Skate Zone: 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Come skate with the Easter Bunny! Also check times for Easter Sunday!

April 3: Egg-splosion: Canal Winchester: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Indian Trail Elementary. Tickets are free but are required for entry. Every kid will leave with a bag full of eggs, an opportunity to win prizes, and an opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny.

April 4: Easter Sunday Skate at Skate Zone 71 – $15.00 admission includes skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and drink. Meet and Greet your favorite characters!

April 7: Throwback Skate: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at United Skates of America | Best of the 90’s and 2000’s!

April 8-15

April 9: Der Detchman Food Truck:3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. at The Village of Minerva Park | Come by the neighborhood and grab something to eat!

April 10: Easter Adventure at The Farm at Walnut Creek| This is a working farm with over 500 animals. More details on the event coming soon!

April 10: Vintage Market at Branstool Orchard: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Join them for a retro weekend of vintage shopping at our market in Utica. Quality vintage dealers, artisans, and crafters will be selling unique items.

April 10: Read with HorsesMake reservations to read with the horses!

April 10: Chihuly Nights: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | All 19 installations will be professionally lit to create a breathtaking view within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory biomes.

April 11: Yoga and Mimosa: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Buckeye Lake Winery | Buckeye Lake Winery is committed to producing great wine by bringing the Napa Valley experience home and creating an atmosphere of relaxation.

April 11: Yoga at Sunrise Sanctuary: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Join for an all-levels slow flow yoga session at Sunrise Farm Sanctuary! Then after the 40 min yoga session you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the kind and loving animals. $25.

April 16-23

April 17: All Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Come see your favorite reptiles at The Franklin County Fairgrounds.

April 17: Pony and Carriage Rides at Kuhlwein’s: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with horse N Round | ALL ages are welcome to ride including infants, teens, adults and even grandparents! Infants just require a parent walking aside them while being led around.

April 17: Meet the Pollinators: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Stratford Ecological Farm | Come join in the fun for two hours of learning about pollinators and their habitats. There will be a leisurely stroll around the farm and then learning about native bees and butterflies.

April 17-25: Dear Edwina: This performance is the culmination of CATCO is Kids’ winter Saturday Morning Musicals’ class. CATCO’s Saturday Morning Musical students perform this virtual musical straight from their homes to yours!

virtual showApril 23: Reynoldsburg Kidsfest11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Stay in your car and drive through the event! You may choose to briefly get out of your car and check out the vendor booths, or you can stay in your car for the activities. Masks are required.

April 23-25: Vintage Market Days: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard | This is an upscale indoor/outdoor vintage market featuring antiques, art, clothing, jewelry, home decor, and more.

April 24-30

April 24: PBJ and J Jazz Concert11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | In this PBJ & Jazz Concert, Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends celebrate the role of the drummer in the jazz band! The drums take center stage in this show, leaving you feeling the groove and swinging all the way home.

April 24: Create a Paper Peony: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | Join artist Lea Gray of PaperBlooms Design in creating beautiful, realistic, paper peonies. Learn the easy and fun techniques of sculpting and coloring fine Italian crepe papers that will make the peonies look as real as the ones growing in nature.

April 24: Spring Blossom Trail Run at Branstool Orchard: 8:30 a.m. | They have created trails in the woods that combined with the orchard will make for a challenging course for the runner or walker. The cost for the event is $35 and includes race shirt and medal as well as some tasty treats at the finish line.

Ongoing

Highbanks StoryBook Trail: Start at the nature center parking lot. Follow the Dripping Rock trail (woodpecker symbol on trail) to the start of the storybook. Storybook Trail includes stairs and hills.  This storybook will run from March-May. Reminder dogs are not allowed on this trail.

Outside Activities

Get outside and explore our awesome park system! Central Ohio Metro Parks to visit.

Kids will have fun with these Natual Play Spaces for Your Backyard.

Activities for Older Kids

10 Big Kid Activities for Days at Home

This tech animation project will keep the kids occupied for a long time.

Have a family game night!

Date Night

It’s not as easy to find some alone time and actually get away from the kids, but here are some at-home ideas for connecting with your partner.

April Holidays

Need a theme or idea for every single day in April? These wacky, fun and unique holidays for the month of April will be fun to celebrate. The list even includes some activity suggestions for certain days. We can’t wait to see your creative ideas!

We update this list all month long, so check back often. If we missed something, please comment below. We hope April is full of sunshine for you and your family!