As the line between late spring and early summer starts to melt away in the rising temps, it’s time to update our master list of Twin Cities beaches, outdoor swimming pools, water parks and splash pads. Several are anticipating an opening Memorial Day Weekend with dozens more following suit in early June. Find your new splash happy spot from our following suggestions:
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The Grand Re-Opening of The Minnesota Children’s Museum.
It’s been quite a ride, but the Minnesota Children’s Museum has done a complete overhaul while still preserving the integrity of its mission.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. The Museum helps to instill a lifelong love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.
With brand new exhibits and updated classics, I guarantee that your kids AND you will have a blast! Read More
Everything you need to know about family fun this summer is in the Ultimate Summer Guide to the Twin Cities.
This guide is brought to you by Wheel Fun Rentals.
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We all know the realities of raising kids in the Minnesota extremities: there’s got to be a place to go were we can escape the elements while still allowing those kids a place to burn off that extra energy. Enter our Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds and Play Areas list. We hope you can use it to find a new space to wear those littles out — and perhaps catch yourself a break.
Minnesota, we’ve got your Pak!
EatPakd prepares and delivers wholesome ready-to-pack lunches right to your front door. Our mission is to fill kids’ bellies with the best food to fuel their day at school, for a snack or on the go! We source organic, GMO-free, and hormone-free ingredients, and handcraft all of our kid-friendly recipes without the use of added sugar, fillers, or preservatives. Choose from one of our favorite Paks, or mix and match to create your own! Learn more at www.EatPakd.com.
For more options on keeping the little ones moving throughout the chilly months, check out our Open Play, Gym & Swim Spots for Tots in the Twin Cities!
Family wellness is more than just another New Year’s Resolution. While the new year spurs thoughts of big changes in our fitness habits or our nutrition, we want to encourage you to think beyond losing that extra 15 pounds. We want you to consider your health in all areas of your life including mental health, physical health, and relation health.
Blooma has partnered with us to bring you this Twin Cities Family Wellness Guide. Together we want to help your family strive for wellness. And Family Wellness can be fun like yoga classes for kids and mama support groups and shopping together at the Farmer’s Market.
Let’s work toward Family Wellness together. Read More
Get the children moving with this list of physical activities for kids! They are categorized into age appropriate groups, but as always, these physical activities for kids can be enjoyed by those who are ready and willing to have fun and get some exercise. How did you like to stay active as a kid? What physical activities do you do with your your kids? Let us know!
Physical activities for kids ages 2-4
Physical activities for kids ages 5-8
Physical activities for kids ages 9-12
Physical activities for kids ages 13-17
Physical activities for kids of all ages! Read More
We were super excited when Blooma invited Family Fun Twin Cities to try a yoga class, specifically a prenatal yoga class. Don’t get any ideas. Nobody on the FFTC team is pregnant, but yoga is fun. You don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy it. So I found a time on my calendar and made my way over to the new Plymouth location they share with yogamn.
There’s a new play space in town! Located off of Highway 5 in Chanhassen, Pinwheel Play is an incredibly fun modern destination.
Pinwheel Play let us check out their space for free. All opinions are mine.
Lisa Perkins Smith, with her husband Bryon, opened Pinwheel Play because they couldn’t find a play space that fit their needs. They wanted a place that was clean, welcoming and catered to many types of open-ended play for the younger set.
It was hard to whittle this list down to 10 things; I was very impressed with this well-planned space.
So you’ve got a little one who’d prefer to become accustomed to the pool without those periodic (and unintentional) slaps of water in the face from sharing space with the big kids? The following Twin Cities pools are offering special tot times this summer solely for the purpose of helping youngsters get comfortable in the water: Read More
There is so much fun to be had out in our local communities. There is something to do every day of the week during the summer. The libraries have programming all summer. You can find out more information about all the different summer reading programs we found for Twin Cities families. Don’t forget to explore your own community for fun in your local parks where you can find music or maybe even the puppet wagon.