5 Kid-Approved Spots For Summer Fun

June 21, 2021

Looking for ways to keep the little ones occupied this summer? We’ve got some good news — there’s no need to leave the zip code!

Columbia has more than its share of kid-friendly fun, so banish the sentence “I’m bored” in your home and start making memories with our top picks below.

Columbia SportsPark

With an 18-hole mini golf course, 10 batting cages, arcade games, clubhouse and a playground, Columbia SportsPark is the perfect place for kids of all ages to get some fresh air and burn off energy. Learn more here.

Located at: 5453 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Note: Located behind the Safeway and McDonald’s.


Zombies and unicorns? Check. Rocket ships, a mountain of teddy bears and a giant bed for the kids to jump on? You got it. This new interactive art museum offers a fantasy world like no other. As a pretend department store that serves mythical creatures from fairy tales, ghost tales and other worlds, the kids will have a blast getting lost in make-believe realms such as the Stargate, the Fairy Village, the Hobbit House and the Space Station. Learn more here.

Located at: 8775 Cloudleap Court. Columbia, MD 21045.

Martin Road Park

Martin Road Park has six acres for families to enjoy, including a playground, picnic tables, and basketball courts. There’s also a paved pathway, so roller skates and bikes are welcome. Learn more here.

Located at: 6701 Martin Road. Columbia, MD 21044.


Clark’s Elioak Farm

This beloved family-friendly farm is so much more than a petting zoo. Little ones can take a pony ride, a cow train ride or an Enchanted Express train ride. They can even explore a one-of-a-kind fairy tale forest. Feeding the adorable baby goats is also a must! Learn more here.

Located at: 10500 Clarksville Pike. Ellicott City, MD 21042.


Columbia SkatePark

A trip to the Columbia SkatePark is the perfect way to get your kids, tweens and teens off their screens. This 15,000-square-foot facility is designed for all ages and skill levels, with ramps and a combination of elements found in both street and vert courses. Learn more here.

Located at: 5453 Harpers Farm Road. Columbia, MD 21044.

Want more summer inspiration?

CA’s new web page is devoted to helping you have your best season yet — check it out here. Plus, you won’t want to miss the following blogs:

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