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October and halloween are coming!!!!

girl stirring cauldron
girl stirring cauldron
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October and Halloween are coming. There’s no stopping it. Pumpkins and Halloween fun have been around for years so this year, grab your grandkids and start planning the activities.

In and around Columbus there are places that offer a day of activity for young and old alike from a day in a pumpkin patch to scary haunted houses depending on which your grandchildren prefer.

Circle S Farms located just outside Columbus in Grove City, Ohio offers Fall Fun Days, which runs from September 29 to October 31. The Fun Days include hayrides, fun barn, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes and bale cave. Admission is $8.00 per person (under 2 free) and special group rates. Visit their sight for more Circle S Farms information. As always, call ahead to make sure of information and hours of operation.

If a scare is what your teen grandchildren prefer, check out the haunted houses around Columbus. One such house is the Scare-A-Torium located at 1501 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Visit the Scare-A-Torium website for more information and hours of operation.

There are also plenty of activities that you can enjoy without having to leave the house that kids and teens alike will enjoy. One idea might be Pumpkin Bowling. This is a fairly simple game to provide. Materials needed include:

  • 3 small pumpkins
  • 30 (2 liter) soda bottles or water bottles w/lids
  • 1 can of white spray paint
  • Permanent Marker
  • Gravel, sand or small pebbles

Game: Spray the bottles white, and when dry draw eyes and mouths on them to resemble ghosts.

Add pebbles or sand to keep bottles upright

Use the 3 small pumpkins as bowling balls.

Let each child take turns and if they bowl a strike, they can win a prize or sticker or just bowl for the fun of it.

Another game might be to guess how many pumpkin seeds are in a jar.

An old favorite, of course is bobbing for apples.

Whatever the game or activity, just enjoy a fun and safe Halloween season.


  • Jen D. 4 years ago

    Sounds like fun! There are so many things to love about October. Maybe I can borrow some kids...

  • Patricia (Columbus Grandparenting Examiner) 4 years ago

    Thanks Jen for visiting and commenting. The Pumpkin Patch was great fun last year for the little one...if I were closer, I could let you borrow him. LOL Enjoy your Fall/October festivities. (peabea)

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