Appleton Children’s Week

Appleton Childrens Week
Appleton Children’s Week starts Sunday, July 23 and runs through Saturday, July 29, 2017. The city of Appleton Park and Recreation has a great lineup with a week of fun, low-cost or FREE events for children. Check out all the awesome opportunities below!

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

  • FREE Admission at Erb & Mead Pools
    Erb and Mead Pools will be open and free of charge for kids 16 and under. The NEW Erb pool features diving boards, leisure pool with water features, and two giant water slides!Mead pool features zero-depth entry and a water slide. Pack your beach towel and sunscreen and take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy the pools for free! Kids-Free Hours: Erb Pool: 1 – 8:00 pm. Mead Pool: 12 – 8 pm.
  • FREE “Dive-In” Movie at Erb Pool
    Join us for “Trolls” beginning at dusk (around 8:30 pm). You are encouraged to bring a raft to float on. The diving area of the pool will not be open during this time.
  • 2 FREE Games of Open Bowling at Super Bowl
    Anyone 17 and under between the hours of 3 – 9 pm.

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • FREE Day at the YMCA (Good at all 5 Fox Cities Locations)
    Entrance to all Fox Cities YMCA locations will be free for all children ages 16 and under and their families. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please visit www.ymcafoxcities.org for open gym and swim hours.
  • FREE Medium Bucket of Range Balls for Kids at Reid Golf Course
    All day kids (ages 18 and under) can come and enjoy free range balls. Call Reid at (920) 832-5926 with questions.
  • Kids Rummage Sale
    Visit Pierce Park from 9 am – noon for the 5th annual event. Youth will be on hand selling gently used toys, games, clothing and accessories. You must be registered to sell items but not to shop. Register at www.appletonparkandrec.org.
  • Makaroff School of Ballet
    156 N. Walnut Street from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Come to Makaroff School of Ballet, 156 N. Walnut Street, to see a ballet demonstration by members of the Makaroff Youth Ballet, and discover the joy of ballet while trying a free class. Boys and girls will be split into 2 groups ages 4-7 and 8-13. Find us below the green awning on Walnut Street across from the Fox Cities PAC.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame starting at 3pm.

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    9 am at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive
  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at Barlow Planetarium
    Weekday matinée family show at 2:30 pm or 3:45 pm ONLY. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child.
  • FREE Batting Cages at Badger Sports Park All Day
    All ages are welcome to come and enjoy the batting cages at no charge!
    Call (920) 830-6900 with questions.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • FREE Dance-O-Rama (with Unity Dance Academy staff)
    2nd floor City Center in dance studios 1 & 2 from 1 – 3 pm. Ages 4 – 18 are welcome to come and experience a new genre of dance during this fun event. Call Miss Lisa at (920) 832-3944 with questions.

    • Studio I
      1:00 – 1:30 pm: Hip Hop
      1:35 – 1:55 pm: Ballet
      2:00 – 2:20 pm: Lyrical
      2:35 – 3:00 pm: Ballet
    • Studio II
      1:00 – 1:30 pm: Lyrical
      1:35 – 1:55 pm: Jazz
      2:00 – 2:20 pm: Musical Theater
      2:35 – 3:00 pm: Hip Hop
    • Studio III
      1:00 – 1:30 pm: Acro
      1:35 – 1:55 pm: Acro
      2:00 – 2:20 pm: Acro
      2:35 – 3:00 pm: Acro

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • FREE Children’s Parade presented by ThedaCare
    Kids 12 and under are invited to march down College Avenue in this non-motorized parade. Parade line up begins at 5:15, Parade starts at 6 pm. Registration is free (but required) at buildingforkids.org.
  • Free Unlimited Attractions at Funset Boulevard 
    Children will have free unlimited access to the Train Ride, Bumper Cars, Carousel, Giant Kids’ Playground, and Toddler Zone. Laser Tag not included but available at half price.
  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    9 am at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive
  • FREE Discover Scuba Trial at Erb Pool
    2 -3:30 pm – All equipment and instruction provided by Mountain Bay Scuba.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • FREE ice skating (ages 18 & under) at the Appleton Family Ice Center
    1717 E. Witzke Blvd., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., $3.00 skate rentals.
  • History Museum at the Castle
    Children free admission to the History Museum at the Castle with a paid adult when they mention “Children’s Week” upon paying. Join us from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at Barlow Planetarium
    Weekday matinée family show at 2:30 pm or 3:45 pm ONLY. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child. Matinée feature show: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • FREE Indoor Batting Cages at Play It Again Sports Appleton
    ALL DAY! Kids 14 and under are invited to come enjoy free indoor batting cages during business hours, 9am-8pm. For more information, contact Play It Again Sports at 920-735-0432.
  • Playground Fair at Pierce Park
    This is the biggest Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year with two fun-filled days of carnival games, the trackless train, new and exciting inflatables, great food and entertainment. Visit the prize redemption center and cash in your tickets for fun prizes to take home with you.

    • 2 – 8 pm, Friday from 12:30 – 2pm open for families with children with special needs
    • $5 = 1 wristband + 1 Punch Card
      The wristband allows unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use. One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
    • $2 = 1 Punch Card
      One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions

 

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • Karate America – Appleton (220 W. Northland Ave.) – FREE Kids Safety and Life Skills Clinic
    Topics will cover stranger awareness, anti-bullying, healthy habits, and the importance of a positive attitude in life. Time 6:00-7:00 p.m. Open for children between 5 and 12 years old. . Pre-registration is required for this event and space is limited! Call 920.830.2233 or email at Info@KAappleton.com to reserve your spot.
  • Playground Fair at Pierce Park
    This is the biggest Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year with two fun-filled days of carnival games, the trackless train, new and exciting inflatables, great food and entertainment. Visit the prize redemption center and cash in your tickets for fun prizes to take home with you.

    • 2 – 8 pm (Friday from 12:30 pm – 2 pm, ONLY for families with children with special needs)and fun!
    • $5 = 1 wristband + 1 Punch Card
      The wristband allows unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use. One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
    • $2 = 1 Punch Card
      One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • FREE art project with the Fox Cities Building for the Arts/The Trout Museum of Art
    Be a part of our community art project by visiting us at the Farmer’s Market from 9:00 a.m. – noon and create your own origami birds – one to take home and one to add to the project.

 

Appleton Childrens Week

 

Here are some pictures from Go Valley Kids writer and contributor, Jen Van Rooy, from 2015’s Children’s Parade!

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For more information or questions about Appleton Children’s Week contact the Appleton Park and Recreation or visit www.appletonchildrensweek.com

 

 

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