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02/16/2011

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Sonia

Jim-tried your link and was redirected too. Is there still plans to open?

Meredith H

@ Jim Mull - tried the link but redirected me to a domain website. Are there still plans for The Play Junction?? Thanks!

Jessica

YOu might also want to try out God's Creative Kids PlaySpace at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road, Grove City. They have a huge indoor play space and climbing structure along with a baby and toddler area, special event rooms and a full cafe just outside the door that you can order pizzas, sandwiches, sodas and coffees. The best is that is totally FREE

Gregg

Lattes & Lollipops is an indoor play cafe located in Powell. They have a coffee bar and serve good food there. I go there regularly to perform magic for the little ones, and it's a terrific place. Their play area is very clean and well-supervised. Also, Little Green House Play Cafe just opened up in Grandview. I haven't personally been to that one, but I'm sure it would be worth checking out.
Hope that helps!

Lin

Great post. Very useful. I'm going to try firefly cafe this weekend. I am going to try all the others in the near future as well. FYI, the link to central park playland has changed http://www.westerville-christian.org/#/for-kids/central-park-playland

Thanks again for posting this.

Jim Mull

We are in the process of opening http://www.ThePlayJunction.com in Dublin, Ohio. It will be a 6000 sqft modern indoor play space and cafe that caters to parents and their children 8mos to 8 years. There will be nothing like it int he area. Please check out our website for more info.

Jenifer patrick

I am a new mom to the area with 2 very active(4 & 6) boys. I am desperate for some indoor space that is age appropriate for them. Any suggestions?

WestervilleMOM

Mom & Tots Playgroup at the Vineyard Community Center (6000 Cooper Road in Westerville)

Wednesdays, 10am-noon, through May 25
Ages: Moms & Dads with kids ages 2-5

Safe and fun equipment is provided for large motor activities designed for 2-5 year olds. No registration is required for this free open gym. NOTE: This group does not meet in the summer. Last day is May 25.

Lara Kretler

Thanks, WestervilleMOM and Jenny - great additions!

Jenny

Great post, Lara! This complete list is a necessity for any parent with a toddler in central Ohio. I'd also just add our wonderful libraries to this list. I know the Old Worthington library is a place we frequent to escape our house. And don't forget our amazing zoo -- even in the winter. The aquariums and reptile buildings are open.

WestervilleMOM

Vineyard Community Center (6000 Cooper Road in Westerville) has HUGE indoor playground with special area for toddlers. Check www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org and scroll to bottom of page for specific times it is open. Even during those hours, you might have to find an employee to unlock the door to the playground for you as I have found it is still sometimes locked.

Lara Kretler

Thanks, Rebecca. I also just Tweeted about this post and got another great suggestion - Recreation Outlet in Powell (here's a link: http://www.columbusparent.com/live/content/issue/stories/2010/12/fun-playground-patrol-recreation-outlets.html?sid=107 )

Rebecca Jacobs

My friend and I checked out Westerville Christian Church's Central Park Playland and were very pleased. While it is geared more to the 2 - 5 age range with a very large indoor climbing and slide structure, there is plenty of space for toddlers to roam. Plus, the back of the Playland area contains a couple of smaller toddler-appropriate play structures. There is a bathroom and changing table inside the play area, tables and chairs, and plenty of seating for moms. One of the best aspects of the Playland was how clean it was. I noticed no food crumbs ground into the carpet, and there was no litter on the floor to attract crawlers and toddlers.

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