Appleton Children’s Week 2018!

Appleton Children's Week

Appleton Children’s Week starts Sunday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, July 28, 2018. 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! For more information visit apppletonchlildrensweek.com or facebook.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

  • Children’s Week Kick-Off Event at Appleton Memorial Park
    Join us for our kick-off party taking place during our Kids Fun Runs. Anyone ages 2-12 is invited to come out and participate in the runs (which are broken down by age group). Festivities start at 6:00 p.m. with music and prizes. Visit www.appletonparkandrec.org to pre-register for the event.
  • FREE admission at Erb and Mead Pools
    On Sunday Erb and Mead Pools will be open and free of charge for kids 16 and under. The all new Erb pool features diving boards, in-water basketball hoops, two giant run-out water slides, and leisure pool with water features, and 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!
    FREE Kids Hours:
    Erb Pool: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Mead Pool: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • FREE “Dive-In” movie at Erb Pool
    Join us for our “Dive-in” movie. The movie shown will be “Finding Dory” and will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.). Those attending are encouraged to bring a raft to float on. The diving area of the pool will not be open during this time.

Monday, July 23, 2018

  • FREE day at the YMCA (good at all five 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 their website at www.ymcafoxcities.org for open gym and swim hours.
  • FREE small bucket of range balls for kids at Reid Golf Course
    From course open until 3:00 p.m. kids (ages 18 and under) can come and enjoy free range balls. Call Reid at (920)832-5926 with questions.
  • Kids Rummage Sale
    Join us at Pierce Park from 9:00 a.m. – noon for the 6th 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. To register go to www.appletonparkandrec.org.
  • FREE Skateboard Lessons provided by NEST (Northeast Wisconsin Skateboarding Trust)
    Free lessons will be offered at the Telulah Park Skate Park for ages 10 – 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. No pre-registration needed. Lessons will be taught by individuals from Surfin Bird Skate Shop.
  • 10th Frame
    2 FREE kids under 17 bowling admissions and shoe rental with adult supervision. On Mondays, the 10th Frame opens at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    Have you ever thought about signing your child up for Karate? Come and try the FREE class at 9:00 a.m. at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive.
  • FREE Skateboard Lessons provided by NEST (Northeast Wisconsin Skateboarding Trust)
    Free lessons will be offered at the Telulah Park Skate Park for ages 5 – 9 from 10:00 a.m. – noon. No pre-registration needed. Lessons will be taught by individuals from Surfin Bird Skate Shop.
  • 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.
  • 10th Frame
    2 FREE kids under 17 bowling admissions and shoe rental with adult supervision. Bowling hours are 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Barlow Planetarium
    FREE child with paid adult for the weekday matinee family show at either 2:30 p.m. or 3:45 p.m. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child.
  • FREE Dance-O-Rama (with Unity Dance Academy staff)
    2nd floor City Center in dance studios 1, 2 and 3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.). Ages 4 – 18 are welcome to come and experience a new genre of dance during this fun event. Call Chelsey at 832-3927 with questions.

    • STUDIO I
      1:00 – 1:10 pm
      Stretch/warm up 
      1:10 – 1:40 pm 
      Hip Hop
      1:45 – 2:15 pm
      Stomp It Out
      2:20 – 2:50 pm 
      Theater
      2:50 – 3:00 pm 
      Cool Down / Stretch
    • STUDIO II
      1:00 – 1:10 pm 
      Stretch/warm up 
      1:10 – 1:40 pm 
      Lyrical
      1:45 – 2:15 pm
      Jazz
      2:20 – 2:50 pm
      Ballet
      2:50 – 3:00 pm
      Cool Down / Stretch
    • STUDIO III
      1:00 – 1:10 pm Stretch/warm up
      1:10 – 2:50 pm Open acrobatics with Ms. Katie
      2:50 – 3:00 pm Cool Down / Stretch

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    Have you ever thought about signing your child up for Karate?
    Come and try the FREE class at 9:00 a.m. at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive.
  • XTREME AIR
    Jump 2 hours for the price of 1 hour for ages 3 and up. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Waivers are required as well as Xtreme Air socks.
  • FREE 10th Annual Children’s Parade
    Registration is required and can be done at www.buildingforkids.org. The parade starts at Houdini Plaza at 6:00 p.m. and ends in City Park with a Family Reception that goes until 8:00 p.m.
  • Funset Boulevard
    FREE Unlimited Attractions all day today! Children will have FREE unlimited access to the Train Ride, Bumper Cars, Carrousel, Giant Kid’s Playground, Toddler Zone. Lazer Tag admission is NOT included but will be offered at half price admission.
  • 10th Frame
    2 FREE kids under 17 bowling admissions and shoe rental with adult supervision. Bowling hours are 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • FREE Discover Scuba Trial
    At Erb Pool from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. All equipment and instruction provided by Mountain Bay Scuba. Participants will need to complete a waiver prior to participation.
  • FREE ice skating (ages 18 & under)
    Appleton Family Ice Center – 1717 E. Witzke Blvd., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., $3.00 skate rentals.
  • FREE Skateboard Lessons provided by NEST (Northeast Wisconsin Skateboarding Trust)
    Free lessons will be offered at the Telulah Park Skate Park for ages 10 – 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. No pre-registration needed. Lessons will be taught by individuals from Surfin Bird Skate Shop.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • Barlow Planetarium
    FREE child with paid adult for the weekday matinee family show at either 2:30 p.m. or 3:45 p.m. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child. Matinee feature show: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.
  • 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, 9 am – 8 pm. For more information, contact Play It Again Sports at (920)735-0432.
  • 10th Frame
    2 FREE kids under 17 bowling admissions and shoe rental with adult supervision. Bowling hours are 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Annual Parks & Recreation Department’s Playground Fair
    This is the BIGGEST Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year!! Our energetic Playground Leaders and local businesses/organizations sponsor 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.

    • LOCATION: Pierce Park
    • DATES: Thursday & Friday, July 26th and 27th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      **Friday only from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. we will open the Fair for families with children with special needs**
    • FEE: $5.00 = 1 wristband* & 1 punchcard**, $2.00 = 1 punchcard**
      *The wristband allows for unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use**One (1) punchcard allows the holder the ability to play up to 10 carnival games; punchcard may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
  • THE ACADEMY Martial Arts Leadership FREE 30 min karate class for kidsThis special class will cover Life Skills such as Respect, Stranger Danger, Anti-Bullying situations, and the importance of a positive attitude. Location: 220 W. Northland Ave. Appleton, WI 54911
    • Class Times:5:15 – 5:45 p.m. for 4 – 6 year olds
      5:45 – 6:15 p.m. for 7 – 12 year olds
    • *Please check-in 10 minutes before your child’s class begins. Call or text (920)830-2233 or reserve your child’s spot for this positive and fun class during Children’s Week.

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Annual Parks & Recreation Department’s Playground Fair
    This is the BIGGEST Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year!! Our energetic Playground Leaders and local businesses/organizations sponsor 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.

    • LOCATION: Pierce Park
    • DATES: Thursday & Friday, July 26th and 27th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      **Friday only from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. we will open the Fair for families with children with special needs**
    • FEE: $5.00 = 1 wristband* & 1 punchcard**, $2.00 = 1 punchcard**
      *The wristband allows for unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use**One (1) punchcard allows the holder the ability to play up to 10 carnival games; punchcard may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
  • 10th Frame
    2 FREE kids under 17 bowling admissions and shoe rental with adult supervision. Bowling hours are 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • FREE art project with the Fox Cities Building for the Arts/The Trout Museum of Art
    Visit and make one make-and-take as well as a chance to participate in our community art project during the Farm Market. Both will be based around our current exhibition, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The Art of Classic American Animation.
  • Super Bowl
    2 free games of bowling for anyone ages 15 and under between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Shoe rental NOT included.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS DURING CHILDREN’S WEEK

Appleton Public Library – Classes & Events

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

  • Wonderful Infants and Ones (Pre-Walkers to 23 Months): 10:00 – 10:45 am
    Storytime for pre-walkers and toddlers with social playtime after.
    Participation in the storytime is necessary to take part in
    playtime. Siblings welcome.
  • Time for Twos (24-35 months): 11:00 – 11:45 am
    Storytime for 2-year-olds with social playtime after. Participation in the storytime is necessary to take part in playtime. Siblings welcome.
  • LEGO Lab (All Ages): 6:15 – 7:00 pm
    Stop by and create a masterpiece out of Legos. Siblings are welcome.

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018

  • Puppet Palooza (All Ages): 9:30 – 10:15 am & 10:30 – 11:15 am
    Enjoy stories, puppet shows and a craft or activity!
  • Tinker Tuesday (Grades K-6): 1:00 – 1:45pm
    Are you ready for some tinkering? Bib, bob and whirr with gadgets and gizmos a plenty! Siblings welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018

  • Stories & Stuff (All Ages): 9:20 – 9:50 am & 10:05 – 10:35 am
    Join us for stories, music, movement, media, puppets, and more! No registration necessary.
  • Tween Scene (Grades 3-Grades 6): 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Build, explore and create! Tween Scenes are designed for 3rd through 6th graders. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018

  • Zoozort Live Animals (All Ages): 10:00 – 10:45 am & 1:30 – 2:15 pm
    A wildly unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing animals; learn about them in a fun and exciting way!

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

  • Play & Learn (Ages birth to 5 years): 10:00 – 11:00 am
    Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.
  • Play & Learn-Spanish Edition (Ages birth to 5 years): 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Ayude a su hijo/a a desarrollar destrezas de pre-lectura, sociales y a sentirse orgulloso de sí mismo/a través del aprendizaje interactivo centralizado en juego con otros niños.
  • Designed for families whose primary language is Spanish. The program will help children, ages birth to 5 years, develop pre-reading skills, social skills, and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. We will explore sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcomed.
  • Play & Learn-Hmong Edition (Ages birth to 5 years): 2:30 – 3:30 pm
    For Hmong families and their children birth to 5. Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills, and confidence through interactive play-centered learning.
  • 2018 Creative Kids series – Chalk Around the World (At Houdini Plaza): 3:30 – 6:00 pm
    Find Appleton Public Library Children’s Services staff in Houdini Plaza (100 W. Lawrence St.) for chalk inspired activities for families, sponsored by Appleton Downtown Inc and The Building for Kids. If you are playing our Online Kid’s Summer Library Program, the code words for this event are Create Your Future.

Timber Rattlers Promotions

(check out the Timber Rattler Facebook Page for full details)

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

  • Brewers Sunday – Play catch on the field pre-game. Player autographs after the game. Brewers themed jerseys worn on field. Brewers Fan Makeover.
  • Superhero Weekend w/ Black Panther – Black Panther is making his very first appearance at Neuroscience Group Field! Come say hi and take pictures with him before and during the game.
  • GIVEAWAY – Superhero Fang Bobblehead – Not only will a special guest Superhero be at the ballpark, but the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Superhero Fang Bobblehead!

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

  • FREE child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.
  • Qdoba Q’Monday – Purchase any Qdoba entree on any Monday game at any Appleton, Neenah, or Oshkosh location and receive a free Monday game ticket.
  • Building Imagination Day w/ Clifford the Dog Appearance – Stay tuned for a character appearance from PBS Kids!

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018

  • North Shore Bank Family Night – Kids 14 and under can run the bases after the game. Enjoy a post-game fireworks display.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day – The Timber Rattlers and several local business are teaming up to perform various random acts of kindness throughout the ballpark. From free items to good deeds, we’re encouraging fans to come out to the ballpark and take part with us!
  • GIVEAWAY – T-shirt – Get here early to do acts of kindness and receive a free T-shirt! First 1,000 fans through the gates.
  • Nature Cat Appearance – Nature Cat from PBS Kids will be here to take pictures and say hi to all our fans!

Fleet Feet Sports

All week long stop into Fleet Feet Sports 3404 West College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914 to get a free scan of your child’s feet with their new Fit id technology and receive a FREE pair of kid’s socks, while supplies last.

 

Here are some pictures from Go Valley Kids writer and contributor, Jen Van Rooy, from a previous 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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