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...
Indoor Farmers Market in Appleton

Saturday Indoor Farmers Market in Downtown Appleton

Do you miss the outdoor Saturday morning farmers markets? Appleton offers an indoor farmers market every Saturday from November until May in the City Center that has some of the best parts of the outdoor market and a low-key vibe. It's a great way to pick up some fresh...

Toddler Open Gyms

Are your kids going stir crazy in these winter months? Jumping off the walls? We have rounded up the best toddler open gyms in Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, and in between. These FREE, cheap, inexpensive options are the perfect way to beat the cabin fever blues! Something every day of the...

FREE Kids Dream Movies – Winter 2018

American Family Kids Dream Winter 2018 Movie Series: American Family Kids Dream Film Series is a huge hit with our family. This year's Kids Dream Winter Family Film series features some sure to please movies to beat cabin fever for a morning. Theaters throughout our area will be participating. Personally, I...
Sledding in Green Bay

Where to Sled in Green Bay?

Sometimes, I forget just how regional things are. Bubblers versus water fountains. Soda versus pop. Hard rolls versus everything. Snow versus earthquakes versus hurricanes versus tsunamis versus volcanoes. These are just some of the things that are different from region-to-region. However, some of the most culturally significant differences are...

Northeast Wisconsin Tubing Tips & Guide

Tubing is a fun winter activity for kids of all ages! Tubing takes sledding to the next level. Check out our tips on how to have a great time with these 4 tubing hills in Northeast Wisconsin. Tips Go Early - popular tubing places tend to be busy on perfect...
Family Snowshoeing

75+ Things to Do During Winter

No more I'm bored or winter blues! Here are nearly 100 things to do during winter in Northeast Wisconsin including the Fox Cities, Oshkosh and Green Bay. These ideas will help you get out of the house and have fun! Explore Nature Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton www.bubolzpreserve.org/ Heckrodt Nature Preserve,...
ice skating

Ice Skating in Northeast Wisconsin

Gliding effortlessly across the glimmering frozen water. A cool breeze in your face on a crisp winter day. Feeling exhilarated as you gently spin or push forward in a burst of speed. For many people in the Fox Valley, ice skating is an enjoyable winter activity that provides hours...

Best Indoor Playgrounds

Gotta love the Wisconsin weather... if your kids are like mine, there is always plenty of extra energy to be burned off. Try some of these indoor options to beat the Indoor Blues! Don't forget your socks, they are required at all these locations. Admission costs and hours are subject...
skiing with kids

Head for the Hills: Skiing with Kids

If you love downhill skiing, it’s natural to want to share that joy with your kids. Skiing is a great way to keep family members connected and exploring nature together. Taking young kids skiing for the first time doesn’t need to feel overwhelming. Planning and realistic expectations are key....
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