Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mega Giveaway: Family Adventure Getaway

This giveaway is generously sponsored by ExperienceColumbus.com!
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Columbus, Ohio is just a 3 hour drive from Pittsburgh and they want to show you that they are a great getaway destination for your family!
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ROAR + EXPLORE: Family Adventure Getaway
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One family will win this fantastic prize package for a mega fun-filled trip!! 
  • 2-night stay at Drury inn & Suites
  • 4 tickets for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • 4 tickets to Zoombezi Bay Water Park
  • 4 tickets to COSI (Center of Science & Industry)
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3 locations to choose from in the Columbus Area! Awesome amenities include: free hot breakfast, free hot food & cold beverages for guests from 5:30-7:00pm (rotating menu includes including chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, baked potatoes, broccoli cheddar soup and more!) free wi-fi, free drinks + popcorn in the lobby, swimming pool + fitness center. 
Free breakfast & dinner would save traveling families a lot of $$!  
Voucher is redeemable for 2 free nights at any Columbus Drury Brand Hotel, expires 12/20/15. 
Bring your family to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium for an untamed adventure! Stretching for 90 acres, the Zoo is home to more than 700 wildlife species including big cats, elephants, gorillas, manatees, bonobos + more. Learn about the different regions as you travel through the zoo or have an animal encounter as you take in a zoo show. You might even spot Jack Hanna at one of his many appearances! Zoo rides available for additional cost. Be sure to check out the attached waterpark - Zoombezi Bay (admission price is separate.) 
Giveaway includes 4 free admission tickets that expire 1/04/15.
Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park, owned and operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 
that features 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and more. Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Brand new this year is Baboon Lagoon! With over 115 interactive aquatic controls, 10 exciting waterslides, heated water and the iconic 1,000 gallon bucket dump, this attraction will add to an already exciting family experience. 
Giveaway includes 4 free admission tickets that expire 9/01/14.
COSI - Center of Science & Industry
COSI is one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. In 2008, COSI was named America's #1 science center for families by Parent Magazine. Groundbreaking exhibits and live shows help make it easier for you to wrap your brain around the most challenging science concepts! They offer fun hands-on workshops that are guided by experienced and enthusiastic Team Members with a passion for science. Young children can safely climb, slide, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI's little kidspace. Designed and staffed by early education experts for children from birth - kindergarten, little kidspace promotes learning in a colorful and engaging atmosphere for little hands and growing minds.  COSI is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!
Giveaway includes 4 free admission tickets that expire 12/30/15.

So now, who is excited to win this trip?!
And hey, even if you don't win, you may want to put Columbus on your list for short getaways!
You can BUY this great getaway package for only $411 by visiting ColumbusFamilyFun.com!
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Please remember.....first/last name / email / phone / address must all be complete or your entry is disqualified. A blog post comment is required as well - see question to answer on Rafflecopter form.  
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117 comments:

Tam said...

We're from Columbus and are always looking for a weekend to get away and stock up on Buckeyes gear! Our kids would LOVE COSI!

JILL SCAVINCKY said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I have never been to Columbus and I know my kids would love this water park!

Mel said...

I would love to win this getaway for my family since we haven't had a vacation for 9 years! My 4 year old and baby have never been on a vacation!

Ronie Montgomery said...

I would love to win this to get away to get to relax from games and schedules. Could really use this.

Katie Kolavo said...

We would love to go on this trip, get away for a couple days!

Aimee said...

We are looking to do some easy local weekend trips this summer!

Kelly C. said...

We have never been to Columbus and our adventuresome kids would go nuts over this!

Lindsay H said...

New blogger and love your posts!!

Angela Bine said...

We are looking for weekend getaways this summer and this would be amazing!! We LOVE Columbus Zoo but have never been to the other 2 places. My kids would be so excited!

jlsst190 said...

We are planning a trip this summer and this would be so amazing to win and help us out!!

We can't wait to see this Columbus Zoo!

graygoose said...

We would love to give the kiddos a fun vacation!

A Kottler said...

This would be a great getaway for my kids. They would love all of the attractions! Thanks!

Sheri said...

I'v never been to Columbus. I'd love this chance to explore it with my family.

Liz said...

My son would love cosi. He is such a science lover. This would be a great trip for my family. What an exciting apportunity!

Heather L said...

My kids would love this! So would my husband and I!

Lisa Hammond said...

My family and I have never been to Columbus, and have been looking for things to do this summer... Even if we don't win, thank you for all of the information about these fun places to visit!

Leah said...

I used to live near Columbus - it is a great city. And it is on the way to my inlaws - would be a great stop on the trip!!

Heather Ross said...

I've seen this promo in the past and it looks like fun! I'd love to try it.

Jess Lange said...

My son loves our zoo, we visit at least once a month. It would be wonderful to go and see the Columbus Zoo, I've heard amazing things. It would be a wonderful little getaway!

Shana said...

I didn't know Columbus had these places. I'm excited to check them out!

trista said...

We have been to the Columbus zoo but not COSI. Both of my daughters would Enjoy this trip.

Jamie H. said...

My girls would love this mini vacation! We will keep our fingers crossed. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh how wonderful this would be to win. Your site is always full of fun things to do with my daughters. Thanks for the chance to win

Tiffany D. said...

We love the Columbus Zoo!! We have gone a few times and we walk away with tons of memories and pictures!! Always a great time and we love that we can enjoy it all as a family!!

Candice said...

This would be an absolutely great family trip for us! What a fun way to explore a new city!! We've always wanted a reason to see Columbus and this would be a great way to do that!

Paula Warywoda said...

My children just completed their swimming lessons! This would be a great reward for them.

Please Pick Us!

Emmelyn's Mommy said...

Free trips with my girls are always great!

Amanda M. said...

There's no better way to take a break from the daily grind than a nice weekend getaway!

Michelle L. Lauffer said...

Sounds like a great weekend away! Thanks for the chance to win

Ash Gaines said...

Ahhhh. This is the perfect opportunity for a babymoon. With number 3 on the way, my 7 year old has been awful bored. He and my 1 year old can't get enough of the water so they would have a blast.
Thanks for the opportunity. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

This would be great to win. My daughter and niece would have a blast!

Jennifer Wilson said...

We have custody of our 6 year old grandson and he had a very rough start and never got to go anywhere outside of the city. We don't have the means to take him anywhere fun and I think if we won this, this would be a memory for him that would last a lifetime and just to see the joy and happiness on his face would be priceless to us.

Autumn Weleski said...

This would be an amazing getaway!

Nikki gephart Leonard said...

Our family has been through so much this past year it would be amazing to get away from it all!

Breanna Mack said...

We have been wanting to plan a trip to Columbus to take my daughter to the American Girl store, so this would be perfect!

Experience Columbus said...

If you don't win, you can still come! The Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway is available at http://columbusfamilyfun.com starting at $411 for a family of 4!

christina howell said...

That sounds like a fun weekend! I spent some time in Columbus in college and found it to be such a nice place.

Kat M said...

Looks fun! We would love to visit Colombus!

Dani C mom of 3 boys said...

We were only in Columbus once very briefly. My 3 boys are always asking to go back and would absolutely adore all the fantastic things the area has to offer!!

Natalie Kovacic said...

Love Columbus! Haven't been in years.

Amy C. said...

My kids have not been on a vacation in 2 years. They are in desperate need of a quick getaway (as am I!!!!).... Thank you, Amy

Christine Nguyen said...

We've never been there and we are finally all at ages that we can do trips!

Zane A said...

I've never been to Columbus! My family would love to check it out!

Jill said...

Great promo ... we would love to explore Columbus. Not too far of a drive and we have heard great things about the city! Thanks!

MAGEZ said...

We'd love to take this trip. We've never been to the Columbus area

sms135 said...

I've never taken my 2 kids on a vacation - I know they'd live everything included in this package

Erica L said...

Love Columbus! What a great city with an amazing zoo and college--go buckeyes!

Erika S. said...

As a mom of three kids under four, and my husband is the only one working so I can stay home with our kids, vacations are hard to pull off very often financially! We would love the opportunity to experience this adventure!

Deb Whitewood said...

Loved the Columbus Zoo on Mothers Day and would like to take the entire family there, plus would love to check out the awesome water park. It looked really fun!

Lindsey H said...

I've always wanted to visit the Columbus Zoo...this would be the perfect opportunity :)

Stacey Yeager said...

We have never been to Columbus and would love to see the city and, especially, visit the zoo.

Laurie C said...

Could use a break from endless things happening. Would love to break our string of bad luck medical issues and things breaking in general! A getaway to have some family fun!!

kde423 said...

What a great giveaway! We could all use a liitle road trip!

Unknown said...

This sounds like an awesome trip with something for all age children (and their mommies and daddies).

Nicole O said...

We LOVE to visit Columbus. The Drury hotel chain is by far are favorite, so I'd love to check out the one there. COSI is amazing. We go at least once a year. We haven't been able to visit the Zoo in a while, so it would be nice to go back. We have all never been to the water park and would LOVE to try it out!

Ashley G said...

We love Drury, and Columbus is an easy drive. What a great giveaway!

Allison said...

Thank you for the hope, oppourtunity, & smile this gave me. My father in law died last month, & our family vacation was scheduled during that time, so we needed to canel that. God Bless you!

Erin said...

We would love to be able to take a family vacation!

xqueenofcupcakesx said...

Would love to win to take my family! We've been working so much and just recently had our cat pass away. Would be great to have a fun getaway!

Brandy Stringhill said...

My family had never been to Ohio, it would be fun to get away for a couple days and go somewhere different withy husband and girls

Laura said...

I would love to win this! We need a family getaway to unwind.

Megan Wallace said...

We love Columbus and it is home to some wonderful friends of ours. We would love a vacation that is just for our family. Thanks for the opportunity!

Alia said...

This looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Two Penny Chic said...

I'd love to visit Columbus again, the area is so beautiful and there are so many things to do there!

Kristen said...


This would be a great, fun filled family trip to do when we move back to the area this summer!! Even if I don't win this give-a-way, I'm anxious to meet up & participate in all the events you post! Thanks!

Heather E said...

So many cool activities to do! Thanks for sharing!!!

shannonann said...

Awesome giveaway!! Im crossing my fingers

Allie_k1717 said...

We love going to Columbus! We would love a chance!

Dea Keener said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. Our family has considered a Columbus trip, and this would make it happen!

molly pitcher said...

What a great giveaway. I have never been to Columbus and would love to check it out.

Shannon said...

This is a great giveaway! I've never been to Columbus and my five year old would love this!

valerie said...

Such a great givaway! This sounds like a great place to go for a short fun filled trip!

Nicole McKinley said...

Never been to Columbus... sounds like the perfect reason to go & explore as a family!

Elizabeth C said...

Columbus is halfway to the grandparents' house - great to know more about what the city has to offer; it would be fun to meet up with them there sometime!

Amy VanBibber said...

I would love to win this adventure to Ohio. I used to attend a camp for Girl Scouts that was at COSI and I would love to show my children around the science center, I've also always wanted to visit the Columbus Zoo.

Danielle Marie said...

Just bought a house and money is tight. We would love time away as a family !

jimbucks227 said...

My kids would LOVE this! They love animals, playing in the water, and museums! What a great trip idea!

val said...

This would be such a great way to spend time as a family! We always have wanted to see the Columbus Zoo! not to mention, my kids are science fanatics! They would go crazy!

Anonymous said...

We've never been there! It looks like a fun trip.

kristin said...

We'd love to check out a city we haven't visited before!

Michelle Gogolin said...

My daughter and I are always on the go. And we are constantly looking for great new things to do together!

The Kay Family said...

Our family hasn't left Pittsburgh in 8 months and would love the chance to visit Columbus!

noisy penguin said...

We briefly went to Columbus to visit some friends but didn't get to see much - we'd love to go back!

FireRunner2379 said...

We are a short distance from Columbus and would love to take the kids on a little getaway. Zoobezi Bay sounds like a blast!

Sadie said...

I would like to win and take the kids to Zoobezi Bay.

Laura Hatajik said...

My kiddos would love time away with mommy & daddy - especially to the zoo! <3 With Dad out of work currently, this would be perfect!

Christy C said...

We plan to go to Columbus one day as a family weekend getaway! I remember going when I was a kid! Love to make memories!

Anonymous said...

We love to travel and expose the kids to everything around them. Even if it's not an exotic place- it's realizing the fun/ neat places that can be right in our own neighborhood :) we just have to seek them out!

Carla said...

What a great package! I'd love to explore Colombus w my kids. I've heard from friends the zoo is fantastic.

Lindsey said...

We'd love to check out the zoo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun getaway!
Amy C

Brooke H said...

This would be an awesome getaway!

Teresa said...

We are from Pittsburgh, but have a lot of family in Columbus. This would be a great opportunity to take a mini-vacation and also visit everyone. Thanks for the chance to win!

lisa mcdonald said...

This looks like it would be a lot of fun for kids and adults alike!

Kim D. said...

Would love a family getaway!!

Lisa.D said...

We weren't going on vacation this year because of a home project that needs to be done,so this would be wonderful to win. It's difficult to get our teenage son to do things with us these days but when we go on vacation together we get to spend that quality time together even if it's just for a few days. And my five year old would love all the awesome activities in this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun!!

Anonymous said...

this looks like it would be one fun weekend!

Gertie said...

What a fun package!

Sylvia said...

My family would love this vacation because we have never gone on a family vacation! My husband and I have a 6 yr old 3 yr old and a 9 month old. Also my kids absolutely love the zoo!!!
Thank you for the chance!

Sylv_r89@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We recently had the loss of our children's Grandfather....would be a great stress relief/get away.

James said...

What an awesome adventure!

RyanAngela521 said...

I would love to win this!!! My kids (as well as my husband and I) have never been to any of these places! It would be such an exciting getaway!

Tracy Benney said...

Would love to win this package, we have family in dublin, oh, would give us a chance to see them

Rachel DeHart said...

I've never been to a zoo and I really would love to take my kids.

Chris DeHart said...

the water park sounds so much fun and my family has went on vacation together yet.

Lauren H said...

I'm from ohio and never got to go to these places.

Rachel D Morgan said...

Love the Columbus zoo. Daddy just finished law school. Would love for him to get to spend quality time with us all as a family!!! Good luck everbody!

Sandy Stover said...

Would love the chance to explore a new city!

Heather S. said...

I have never been to the Columbus Zoo and would love to take my son to see all of the animals.

Eileen said...

Exploring a new city? Yes please! :-)

Rebekka Martin said...

It would be great to win this trip for my family esp since we aren't currently planning anything

Anonymous said...

This trip sounds great - we love Columbus and would love to get back there this summer!

Kara's Kitchen said...

I love checking out new places with our family. This would be a great getaway.

mommy2luke2008 said...

I would love to win this so that my son could experience COSI and the zoo! This would make for an amazing family vacation for us!

Sarah Cobbs said...

The kids would love a weekend getaway and Columbus is a close enough drive that I can handle it with 4 :-)

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