31 Things To Do In May

31 Things to do in May

One reason to be excited for May is the average temperature in 67°F, here are 31 other reasons to welcome the month with open arms! Who else is also excited about being one month closer to summer?!?

We’ve rounded up some fun things to do this month in Northeast Wisconsin for your family!

Things to Do in May for Kids & Families

  1. Most bathrooms open May 1 at our local parks. No more little potty emergencies! Here are some of our favorites.
  2. Take the Fox Cities Bike Challenge! This challenge starts May 1 and runs through the end of September. Find more information and where to sign up here.
  3. Freshen up your feet for sandals season and bring along your favorite kid to one of these Kid Friendly Nail Salons!
  4. Mulberry Lane Farm opens May 2! Check out pictures from our visit last Spring.
  5. May 12 is National Public Gardens Day. Enjoy FREE admission at Green Bay Botanical Garden on May 12. More information here.
  6. Menominee Park in Oshkosh opens on May 5! 
  7. Hit your favorite parks and discover some new ones with our Parks Guide as the weather warms up and the ground dries!
  8. Bay Beach opens May 5 for the season. Here are 10 reasons we LOVE Bay Beach!
  9. May 13 is Mother’s Day. Moms are FREE at Mulberry Lane Farms, Green Bay Botanical Gardens and the NEW Zoo.
  10. Find your May issue of Sprout Fox Cities Magazine!
  11. Plamann Park’s FREE Children’s Farm opens Memorial Day Weekend. Learn more about the farm here.
  12. Touch a Truck is a FREE event at Memorial Park in Neenah on May 10th!
  13. Watch the Memorial Day Parade.
  14. Skip making dinner and find a Kids Eat FREE option here.
  15. Sign your kids up for Summer Camp.
  16. Go Geocaching! Here are tips to get started and also different types to look for.
  17. Take me out to the ball game!
  18. Find a babysitter and schedule a date night!
  19. Walk or bike at one of these trails.
  20. Ride the go-karts or mini golf at Badger Sports Park.
  21. These parks have the nice rubber ground!
  22. Feed the ducks at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  23. Get out of town! Take off on a day trip!
  24. Run off some energy during the rainy days at one of these indoor playgrounds.
  25. Go rummaging at one of these neighborhood or city-wide garage sales.
  26. Get a summer hair cut!
  27. Get ready for summer! We have natural suggestions for both – bug spray & sunscreen.
  28. Start your quest to find the best ice cream in town!
  29. Sign up for a CSA! Here is some help.
  30. Work on your backstroke for summer. Go swimming!
  31. Make sure to check out our calendar.
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Amanda Chavez
As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!

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