The Twin Cities goes nuts around Halloween, and it’s very exciting! At the same time, Halloween can be kind of scary especially for little ones. And truth be told, we at Family Fun Twin Cities have just recently started to take advantage of the Halloween Celebrations ourselves. We’ve rounded up some of the best activities for our families for your benefit and just ours!
One word of caution: don’t drive downtown Minneapolis during the Zombie Pub Crawl–happening Saturday, October 11. Just Saying!
Here are some ideas for Halloween Fun for the early in the month. You might as well get as much use out of those Halloween Costumes as you possibly can, I always say!Read More
If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.
Bundle up and head outside for these classic fall family events, heavy on the apples and autumn colors. All of these activities come with a fee attached, but we tried to pick ones that we thought were reasonable for families. For our list of FREE weekend events, check over here and for our complete Family Fun Calendar for this weekend and beyond, head over here. Thanks for stopping by!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
Fall on the Farm Where: Eidem Homestead, 4345 101st Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN , 55444 When: 12 – 3pm Cost: $6/adults, $4/kids 4-12 Ages: Appropriate for all ages Details: It’s harvest time on the historic Eidem Homestead! Join in for harvesting activities, cider pressing and pumpkin carving.
Apples Galore Where:Dodge Nature Center, Farm Entrance at 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN When: 1 – 2:30pm Cost: $7/pp or $20/family (non-member), $5/pp or $15/family (member) Ages: Designed for all ages Details: Hike to the apple orchard for tastings and press them for fresh juice. Educational for all ages. Pre-registration is required.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 – 5
Apfelfest! Where: The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 Highway 101 East Shakopee, MN 55379 When: October 4 – 5 • 10am – 5pm Cost: $5/adults, $3/ages 2 – 17, 65+ Ages: Appropriate for all ages Details: Learn how German immigrants harvested and processed apples, play games and ride a horse-drawn trolley.
Weekend Family Fun: Fantastic Foliage Where:Minnesota Landscape Arboretum‘s Learning Center When: October 4 – 5 • 12 – 4pm Cost: $13/ages 13+ Ages: Appropriate for all ages Details: Learn about leaves and why they turn those gorgeous colors in fall, participate in leafy crafts and complete a scavenger hunt. Take time to explore the Arboretum grounds and, kids, spend some time in the Green Play Yard.
Fall Color Tram Tour Where:Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve, 12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369 When: October 4 – 5 • Tours run on the hour from 1 – 5pm. Cost: $5/pp, 20% discount for groups of 4+ Ages: Best for kids who can tolerate a decent ride. Details: Registration required (763.559.6700 only). Enjoy the fall foliage from the comfort of a tram. Take in an apple cidering demonstration Sunday only from 1 – 4pm.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
Wood Lake Sunday Special: Apple Cidering Where:Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lakeshore Dr, Richfield, MN When: 1 – 4pm Cost: $3/pp Ages: Appropriate for all ages Details: Mill and press apples into cider.