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The winter season doesn’t need to mean boredom and cabin fever for you or the little ones in your life. Below are some kid-friendly winter activities in Grove City:

1. Explore the Grove City Library

Explore the beautiful Grove City library, which opened its doors this fall. The early literacy area, Harper’s Grove, is full of interactive activities and, of course, tons of children’s books. Older kids and teens can play video games in the youth services area, and the whole family can enjoy quiet reading time in the Women’s Civic Club Quiet Reading Room, complete with a cozy fireplace. The library hosts plenty of events, including a Winter Break Movie Series.

2. Go sledding

On those snowy winter days, you can’t go wrong with the family favorite activity–sledding! Some of the more popular sledding hills can be found at Fryer Park, Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, and Scioto Grove Metro Park. There are public restrooms nearby at all of the parks.

Practicing her wipeout technique because dad was in the way #snowday #happygirl

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3. Experience history at the Grove City Welcome Center & Museum

Museums are great for when the weather is particularly gloomy. The charming Grove City Welcome Center & Museum will delight you and the kids with historic artifacts, exhibits, and endless stories from the friendly staff.

4. Paint a piece of pottery at Coffee Break Pottery

If you have some time to spare, head over to Coffee Break Pottery to embrace your inner creativity and paint a ceramic piece. This is a really fun activity for elementary school aged kids and older.

Painting pottery and got to make some reindeer food as a bonus!! Gotta love Mary–she's awesome ❤️

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5. Jump for joy at Big Bounce

For those days when everyone has some extra energy to burn, head to Big Bounce, an indoor trampoline park. They have open jump times, including times set aside specifically for preschoolers and toddlers. There are also fitness classes for grown-ups and kids, so the whole family can get fit while having fun!

Rainy Day? Come play! #dodgeball #trampolinepark #grovecity #bounce #fitnessisfun

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6. Pick up a new book from Read It Again Books & Gifts

Curling up with a book is one of the best ways to spend a winter day. Pick up a few new reads at Read It Again Books & Gifts, which is filled with gently used books from all genres. Then, stop by Jolly Pirate Donuts for a delicious confection and hot cocoa.

Homeschoolers! Check out our homeschool closet! Tons of science and biography supplementals!

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What are your favorite kid-friendly winter activities in Grove City? Share in the comments below or on social media using #seethegrove!

 

HeadshotBlogger: Sarah Lilly is the marketing manager for Visit Grove City. She started her career in tourism by interning for the CVB from 2013-2015. She is a Gilmore Girls enthusiast, travel lover, and graduate of Miami University. Tweet: @GroveCitySarah #seethegrove

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