Places Open Prior to 10am For Kids Around Columbus! | Columbus Moms Network

Many parents know the struggle of finding something to do with the kids early in the day! It seems there aren’t many options for places open before 10am (or even later!) and mornings can drag on. Thankfully there are some places to go with the kids before 10am and I have listed the ones I have found here, and the hours that they open, when it’s before 10am.

Tap on each location for links to websites for more information and to double check hours as occasionally hours may change throughout the year. I recommend double checking opening times with the location prior to heading out!

Know of another place that is open early? Send me an email at [email protected] to get it added.

Play Areas, and Trampoline Parks

Rockin Jump Dublin

JUNIOR JUMPERS – (Ages 5 & Under)
9:00am – 12:00pm: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Rockin Jump Westerville

JUNIOR JUMPERS – (Ages 5 & Under)
9:00am – 12:00pm: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Better Together Playnasium

Open Play Hours on select days starts at 9:30am. See calendar for updated hours and events.

Little Diggers Play Space

Open at 9am, Tuesday-Sunday

Momi Land

All 3 locations Open at 9am, daily.

Recreations Outlet

Pay to Play Hours: Open at 9am, Monday-Friday

Get Air

Opens at 9am on Sundays for Toddler Time

Sweet Pea Gymnastics

Open Play at 9am on Mondays

Coffee Shops with Kids Areas

Coffee Connections

Open at 7am: Tuesday – Sunday. Downtown Hilliard location has a free play area for the kids upstairs!

Family Room Coffee

Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 9pm
Sat: 7am – 9pm
Sun: 8am – 9pm

With a expansive selection of children’s books and a yummy kids menu, Family Room welcomes our youngest guests.

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Spots

First Watch – Multiple Locations

Open Daily at 7am

Sunny Street Cafe – Multiple Spots

Locations Open Daily at 6:30am or 7am – check your location for hours

Book Stores

Cover to Cover Children’s Books

Open at 9am on Saturdays

Gramercy Books

Open Monday – Saturday at 9am

Metro Parks and Nature Centers

Metro Parks open as early as 6:30am in the warmer months if you’re looking for something to do outside. The following Nature Centers are open year round at 9am for indoor options:

Blendon Woods Metro Park

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Highbanks Metro Park

Battelle Darby Metro Park

Outdoor Fun

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Open at 9am, April to October

Stratford Ecological Center

Current Self-Guided Visiting Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starts at 9am

Olentangy Caverns

March 23 – October 31, 2024: 9:30am – 5:00pm


Columbus Metropolitan Library

There are 22 branches of the Columbus Library, and most of them open at 9am, Monday – Saturday. Be sure to check the events page for events as there are some Storytimes and other children’s events that start as early as 9:30am!

Westerville Public Library

Westerville Library opens at 9am, Monday-Saturday, and storytimes and other events start as early as 9:30 – check the events page for details.

Grandview Heights Public Library

Opens at 9am, Monday-Thursday, some baby storytimes and programs begin as early as 9am. Check the events page here.

Marysville Library: Opens at 9am, Monday-Saturday. Check their events page for storytimes and other events that start as early as 9:30am.

Worthington Libraries: Open at 9am, Monday-Saturday.


Save this post and check back often as I will be updating this list as I find more places to take the kids before 10am!

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