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.
Swimming at these Twin Cities indoor waterparks and pools can be a wonderful way to squeeze in a workout during the frigid winter months in Minnesota, not to mention it’s guaranteed to wear out your most stir-crazy child!We’ve rounded up a list of indoor facilities around the Twin Cities where you can splash, slide and swim away the cold weather blues. Most of them offer swimming lessons as well:
Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.
Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.
Theatres at Mall of America, South Avenue, Bloomington, MN, United States, North AmericaFriday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2; 1:35 pm & 6:35 pm.Purchase ticket. ($6-$10/pp)
I haven’t even seen or heard Frozen yet, but “Sing-Along” was enough to get me. So, if you and your family are already fans and know the songs, this seems like the best way to experience a Disney film. I’ve added the trailer below in case you were as clueless as me that there was a new Disney film. It made me laugh out loud a couple times.
My Life As A Fairytale
American Swedish Institute, Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United StatesSaturday, February 1, 2014; 11:00 a.m.Tickets: $10 (ages 2 and under free). Tickets: call ASI at 612-871-4907. Advanced registration is recommended and seating is limited. Includes admission to the museum.
If you like to balance the Disney Fairytale experience with the classics, then the American Swedish Institute has an option for you. Learn a little more about Hans Christian Andersen in this 30-minute show that includes puppetry, dance and music. For instance, did you know he enjoyed the art of papercutting? This is a nice tie-in to the Papercut exhibition. When the little ones need a break from all the grown-uppery, stop by the interactive family gallery.
Water Park of America, 1700 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425 Sunday, February 2, 2014; 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wristbands: $17
We’re playing a little bit of the tourist this weekend with a trip to the MOA and then one to the Water Park of America. After the last couple weeks of winter, we could use a summery break . This weekend, you can enjoy a day of fun in the water while supporting tpt kids’ programming.
If you really love tpt and want to do more to support it, you can join a special “Meet & Greet” with Clifford and Curious George from 3-4pm, before the event opens to everyone. This is $75 for 2 people and than $25 for each additional person. Meet your favorite characters, eat a snack and have some exclusive fun before the crowds show up.