Summer movies are a classic choice to enjoy together — especially outside in the parks where they are free! And for an indoor option to beat the summer heat, movie theaters with free or bargained price summer programs are also scattered around the Twin Cities. Read More
Looking for birthday party ideas for your child in the Twin Cities? We get it — the annual bash is a big deal, and as parents, we want to make our kids’ birthday parties the best EVER. Lucky for us, the Twin Cities metro area offers a plethora of birthday party venues from which to choose. We’ve rounded up over 100 of these Twin Cites party places to give you some inspiration for your next birthday celebration! Read More
Easter is my absolute favorite holiday! Part of the reason is because we don’t have high expectations for it, so whatever we do is usually a big hit.
Currently, I don’t have any decorations. We have baskets that we use every year and a plethora of plastic eggs, but as for decorations? I don’t really have any.
However, since it is my favorite holiday, I wanted to make it a point to be festive this year. So I scoured the interwebs for simple, fun, and easy ideas that I can do together with my family.
Here are some of the ideas I found. Read More
Springtime means Minnesota Zoo Farm Babies time whether Minnesota is ready to give them a warm welcome or not!
I’m guessing most of the newly-born lambs, calves, piglets and the rest have been spending their time huddled around heat lamps in the barn instead of basking in the sun at the Wells Fargo Family Farm. However, as we move into April we’ll see sunnier days ahead.
The animals will be greeting guests from March 24 to April 30, 2017. In addition to getting hands-on with the babies, there are tons of other activities to enjoy out at the Wells Fargo Family Farm area of the zoo. Tram rides from the grain elevator (which, by the way, is a fun attraction in itself!) will run from 11:30am-1:30pm. The other offerings are as follows:
- Hay maze in the Machine Shed 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Animal Enrichment – Weekends April 8-23
- Special Activities – April 14 & 15 – Including crafts and face-painting
- A visit from Peter Rabbit on Easter, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Daily Cow Milkings: 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00
If you are a train lover or have train lovers in your family, then the Twin Cities is a fantastic place for you.
James J. Hill–a native of Ontario, Canada–was a pioneer in Minnesota developing the Great Northern Railway and pioneering the Pacific Northwest Railway. Because of his legacy, the Twin Cities has a rich railroad history making it a great location for any train lovers.
These destinations are just the beginning of what you can find here:
Try Hockey For Free Day
Various arenas around the country
Saturday, February 25, 2017; FREE!
On the fence about making the investment to put your kid in hockey? I understand. I’ve been there myself. And I highly recommend you give the sport a try for free on Saturday, February 25th.The event gives kids a shot at experiencing the basics of hockey without financial commitment. It’s strictly for fun! Plus, coaches will be on hand to offer tips and provide equipment. Learn more and find a location near you at the Try Hockey for Free website.
Who knows? This might be the beginning of a lifelong love of hockey. It certainly helps us get through our long Minnesota winters!
Arenas Participating in Try Hockey For Free Day
Participating Hockey Arenas include:
- Northeast Ice Arena • Minneapolis • 12:00 PM
- Roseville Skating Center • Roseville • 5:40 PM
- West St Paul Ice Arena • West St. Paul • 2:30 PM
- Eagan Civic Arena • Eagan • 3:45 PM
- Maple Grove Community Center • Maple Grove • 1:15 PM
- Apple Valley High Sports Arena • Apple Valley • 3:30 PM
- Bielenberg Sports Center • Woodbury • 4:30 PM
- Shakopee Ice Arena • Shakopee • 6:00 PM
- Andover Community Center • Andover • 11:40 AM
- Schmitz-Maki Arena • Farmington • 4:30 PM
- Delano Area Sports Arena • Delano • 10:00 AM
- Chisago Lakes Ice Arena • Lindstrom • 2:00 PM
Julian McFaul has been at it for a decade and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
And even if he did, the Art Sled Rally has taken on a life of its own and could continue without him.
Couldn’t we all use a little help getting through the long Minnesota winter? Family Fun Twin Cities Winter Break Survival Guide has something for everyone.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at SteppingStone Theatre is one of those Christmas items that is on my checklist every year. Unfortunately, it tends to get pushed aside for other things because I know I can always catch it next year. Not this year!
SteppingStone has announced that after this year, this beloved classic is getting sent to the vault. We don’t know when we’ll see it again. If, like me, it’s been on your checklist, this is the year to act. If you don’t know about, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, let me give you a quick history.