Archive - October 3, 2014

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Early Halloween Haunts Around the Cities
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Fall Family Fun List: Weekend of October 4-5
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Free Family Events List: Weekend of October 4-5 – Archived

Early Halloween Haunts Around the Cities

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

Fall Family Fun List: Weekend of October 4-5

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.


Free Family Events List: Weekend of October 4-5 – Archived

We all knew the fantastic warm weather couldn’t last. No coincidence that most of this weekend’s free events list takes place (sigh) indoors. Be sure to check out our accompanying weekend Family Fun List (not free, but most activities are reasonably priced) for more outdoor options. Fall is officially here!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Free Family Flicks Labyrinth
Where: Theatres at Mall of America
When: 10am
Cost: FREE!
Ages: You know your kids best – some of the scenes might scare younger ones.
Details: Who among us can’t count this as one of their favorite movies of the ’80s? Show up a little early to get a good seat and bring some extra money for that bucket of popcorn.

Walker First Free Saturday: Trial and Error
Where: Walker Art Center
When: 10am – 3pm
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Activities this weekend are specially designed for kids ages 6 – 12, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Details: Tinker with everyday objects in the Art Lab, design electric circuits using play-doh, watch short films and explore the galleries with kid-friendly guides.

Saturday Live!: Loki Puppet Players present The Three Little Pigs
Where: George Latimer Central Library, 90 W 4th St., St. Paul
When: 11:15am
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Appropriate for all ages.
Details: A new twist on the classic tale. Part of the ongoing Saturday Live! series at George Latimer Central Library. Click here for a list of upcoming Saturday Live! events.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Free Family Fun Day: Life of a Log
Where:
Carl Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court
Minneapolis, MN 55430
When: 1 – 3pm
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Appropriate for all ages, probably best suited for preschool-aged kids and up
Details: Drop in and enjoy the activities at your own pace.


As always, be sure to check our Family Fun Calendar for loads more free events for this weekend and beyond!

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