I’m starting a new blogging series I’m really excited about! I’m going to be sharing some of our favorite places around Columbus and some helpful tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way! Columbus is truly an incredible city with so much to do, especially for families. I hope you find a new spot to check out and create some special memories with the ones you love.

In the nearly 5 years we’ve lived in Columbus, I was kind of shocked we still hadn’t been to the Franklin Park Conservatory. I get really stir crazy if we don’t get out much, and after this long winter we had, I was really itching to go someplace fun and declared a family day.

We went on the first Sunday of the month which is actually free admission at the conservatory for Franklin county residents! I expected it to be super crowded for that reason, but it wasn’t at all. Regular admission for adults is $19 and $12 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free and they also offer memberships.

The most impressive part about our visit was the newer outdoor children’s garden! I had heard of it before, but didn’t realize how massive it is. There’s a play area, build your own fairy garden, water areas, a reading area, and more! It was the perfect day to be outside and there was so much for Dominick to see and do, he loved it. I think his favorite things were rolling hula hoops down the hill with Alex and watering the plants in the planter station.

We all had a fun time. I loved that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Even Isaac seemed so entertained just riding in his stroller looking around at everything. If you’re coming with little ones that are stroller bound, I would suggest maybe considering bringing a carrier and wearing your baby because some of the spaces were a little tight to walk through with a stroller (a single stroller should be fine, we had our double and it was a little tricky and there’s also a decent amount of stairs).

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s website is super helpful with more information and tips for planning a visit. If you go, let me know and tell me what you loved most about it!