Four Fun Spots for Families in Dublin Ohio

Zoombezi Bay is just one attraction for the entire family near our apartments in Dublin.

When you’re looking for a place to live, a huge consideration is what’s best for the family. Rest assured that our pet-friendly apartments in Dublin, Ohio is a fantastic place for the whole family, with our resort-style swimming pool, our on-site bark park, and spacious floor plans.It’s also hard to exaggerate how wonderful our community is for young families. Not only are our Dublin, Ohio apartments close to amazing schools and parks, but we also have so many fun places to take the kids!

Here is a list of our favorite places to bring the family that are close to our apartments near OSU. Whether you’ve got teenagers or little kids, there’s something for everyone near our Dublin, Ohio apartments.

Lockology Escape Challenge

Lockology is all about the fun of escape rooms. What is an “escape room”, you ask? You’re in for a treat! Families can partake in this physical adventure game in which family members solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand. It’s a great bonding opportunity, and will have your family talking about it for weeks.

The Lockology Escape Rooms near our apartments in Dublin, Ohio offer multiple scenarios. According to their website, “depending on the room you pick, you get to be either a Crime Scene investigator, Ghost Hunter, or an Archaeologist exploring a newly discovered Mayan temple.”

These super fun escape rooms are great for family outings, a night out with friends, or team building with your coworkers. It’s like a board game, except it’s a chance to get out of your living room and experience real-life problem solving with the people you love most!

Find yourself in various scenarios in which you have to problem-solve your way out of. Find yourself as a team of archaeologists who have just discovered the lost Mayan Temple of Knowledge. Or find yourself trapped in a haunted prison, or as part of a specialized team of investigators who must solve a crime.

These escape rooms are surprisingly hard to crack. For most of the rooms, the success rate is only around 30 – 40 percent. But the challenge is half the fun! Your kids will put their critical thinking skills to the test, and you never know when they might surprise you!

One local says she took her entire family to the Lockology Escape Rooms, and they were surprised at how much fun they had. “My family and I were super excited to receive a gift card to Lockology as a Christmas present. We had never done an escape room, so naturally we decided to book the hardest room (The Mayan Temple of Knowledge) AND HOLY COW DID WE HAVE A GOOD TIME. From the moment we walked in the staff was extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. All of the rules were clearly explained, so there wasn’t a lot of confusion in that regard. The room itself was FANTASTIC – my family of seven had a fun time figuring out all the puzzles and clues. Everything was well thought-out. It was challenging enough to be interesting but not too hard that it was frustrating. We can’t wait to come back!”

Get Air Columbus

Is there anything that will strike excitement in the hearts of your children more than telling them that you’re taking them to a trampoline park? Just 15 minutes south of our apartments in Dublin, Ohio, Get Air Columbus is not to be missed.

Kids can spend the afternoon bouncing on the thousands of square feet of side-by-side trampolines. They’re sure to love the vertical trampolines, basketball courts, dodgeball area, and individual trampolines where they can bounce their wiggles out!

We bet you’ve never played dodge ball on a giant trampoline before! Here, your kids can have all the fun in the world with bouncy balls, while being bouncy themselves! And they can even review how cool they look when they’re in mid-air by reviewing their jumps on the giant flat-screen monitors!

Your kids (and you!) will love the Ninja course which will challenge the bodies and minds of all who dare to enter. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the giant foam pit! (Or do, because it tends to be a crowd favorite.)

Older kids love playing slam ball on trampolines – it’s like basketball, except with some serious air.

Get Air Columbus is a great place to host birthday parties for the little ones, or work parties for when you and your office mates need to jump around and blow off some steam.

Zoombezi Bay

This 22.7-acre water park owned by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is the perfect destination for a hot summer day. Put on your bathing suits, slather on some sunscreen, and bring some beach towels, because you’re about to get soaking wet!

Enjoy multiple attractions, including The Cyclone – a four-person raft that drops from a 55-foot start tub and reaches speeds of 24 mph. Hold on tight, and try not to scream!

The Wild Tides Wave Pool is where you can get the full beach experience, with waves that make you feel like you’re really swimming in the ocean. Or stroll along the sandy shores.  Waves can reach up to four feet high, so bring your floaties!

Roaring Rapids Action River is where you can rent a one- or two-person floatie and float down the river. According to their website, they have “careening waterfalls and its own wave generator”, so we hope you’re down for an adventure!

If you’re looking for a boozy and relaxing good time, check out Croctail Creek – a relaxing, slower-moving creek for those who want to enjoy a nice cocktail while floating down the river. This attraction is for those 21 and older.

There is so much more at Zoombezi Bay, so be sure to check it out for yourself! Your kids will have a watery blast! 

Zipzone

Have a day of exciting forest fun with the whole family by going ziplining in the woods! Challenge your mind and body with 5 trails and more than 60 different challenges on their high ropes Aerial Park. It’s the largest forest climbing park in Central Ohio, and you will not be disappointed!

Kids will love the Kids Park Course that’s close to the ground and designed for kids ages 4 to 7.

Zipzone has plenty of opportunities for every type of forest adventure. Enjoy their bread and butter “Zipline Canopy Tours”, which, according to their website, is their “premier zipline adventure”, with 2-full hours of zip-lining fun. This is perfect for all adventurers older than 7.

If you want to experience a unique adventure of a lifetime, be sure to sign up for their Moonlight tours, where you can zip through the treetops in the dark! Spooky yet exhilarating!

Dublin, Ohio: Where Family Adventures Abound

These are just a few of our favorite places to take the family, as we are so lucky to live in these apartments in Dublin, Ohio.  After all, Dublin is one of the most family-friendly suburbs of a family-friendly city.

And remember: Dublin Park Apartments are a fantastic family location in its own right. With our spacious floor plans and community-oriented neighborhood, you’re sure to feel right at home. Schedule your free tour today, and get a glimpse of what life is like at our luxury Dublin, Ohio apartments.

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