Discovery World Milwaukee

Discovery World – Science + Technology Center

Discovery World in Milwaukee is a fun day trip destination for families in Northeast Wisconsin with older kids. The museum has interesting and interactive exhibits that engaged our kids from age 5 and older for long periods of time. In fact, our kids were so engaged in the exhibits in...
Bumper Cars at Funset Boulevard

Bumper Cars and Bumper Boats

There is something really great about watching your kid’s face light up the first time they crash into another bumper car. My oldest son spent an entire summer when he was around 5 or 6 desperately wanting to be tall enough for the bumper cars at Bay Beach. Each...
movie theaters

Movie Theaters

Movies with kids can be fun. Here are a couple tips... Did you know many movie theaters have booster seats for kids? Ask at the front desk! If they aren't available you can try propping up seats with jackets or even bring along a blanket. This one seems obvious,...
Appleton Public Library

Appleton Public Library

The Appleton Public Library is located downtown Appleton and a couple blocks from College Avenue. The most well know family-friendly features of this library are the reading train and the beautiful green space but here are some other fun things you may not have known. There are also other...
fishing

Kids Fishing Guide – Northeast Wisconsin

Fishing ... This popular summer thing to do may conjure up a romantic snapshot of a sweet family, sitting in matching lawn chairs lakeside. A boy in a baseball cap or a girl in a tutu with scuffed knees, all smiles and holding a fishing pole, their eyes dancing...
Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children’s Museum

The Madison Children's Museum is nestled right in the heart of our capital, across the street from the Wisconsin State Capital building. We loved this museum because it's packed with STEM features. Don't forget to visit the rooftop space! Open year round this space is fun and has a...
Summer Fun Runs

2018 Summer Fun Runs

Ever since my eldest daughter participated in her first Neenah Summer Fun Run years ago, we have been on the run. We have made it a point to include a couple 5Ks per summer as a fun family activity. Did I say fun? I am not a runner, by any...
YMCA Appleton Splash Pad

Indoor Swimming Pool Roundup

Looking for somewhere to swim indoors? We’ve used reader feedback and research to find the best indoor swimming pool in the Fox Valley. Please see individual websites for hours, additional information or if you have questions. YMCA of the Fox Cities www.ymcafoxcities.org Appleton Downtown YMCA  218 E Lawrence St, Appleton (920) 739-6135 Splash pad and...
Walking Trails Fox Valley Technical College

10 Family Friendly Trails

Whether you are training with your kids for a Fun Run or just burning off some energy we have you covered! Here is a list of our favorites and reader suggestions for family friendly trails that are both toddler and stroller approved.   1. Fox Valley Technical College / Highway 41...
Erb Park Appleton

10 Parks Perfect for Spring

If your family is like ours, we love to get outside any day we can after being in the house all winter! Some parks can get quite muddy on these Spring days. Head out and check out these 5 parks that have the soft rubber ground and are less...
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