In Minnesota, family fun outdoors means embracing all four seasons. If you are on this page because you are looking for a new Twin Cities-area park, playground or nature center to explore, hundreds of entries can be found through our Parks & Playgrounds Search feature. Or, continue searching hundreds more ideas of things to do with kids in the Twin Cities through our Family Directory, including family outings, services, classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Family Fun Directory of Things To Do with Kids:
One of the longest running indoor skate parks in the nation, 3rd Lair SkatePark offers skate sessions, training, and events for skateboarders and other wheeled devices! They also maintain a skate shop onsite.
3rd Lair Waiver
The park requires a signed waiver for all participants., but parents can fill it out online at the link
3rd Lair Hours - Winter 2019/2020
The skate park vary with school schedules. We recommend checking ahead, but the basic winter schedule is below:
- Mondays: Skateboards and Roller Skates Only / Girls Ride for $5 all Day (free if a member
- Tuesday: Members Ride Free all Day / No Bikes Allowed
- Wednesdays: No Open Riding from 4pm - 8pm (Clinics Only) / Bike Night 8pm - 10pm (Bikes Only)
- Thursdays: Skateboards Only All Day / Riders age 30+ ride for $5 all day
- Fridays: Late Session is Back! Park open until Midnight
- Saturdays/Sundays: Bikes allowed 6pm - 9pm only
Saturday mornings from 9am to noon are reserved for beginners and those who like to go slow and stay low. Complimentary instruction is offered during this time as well.
The skate park is available for birthday parties either through packages or rent the park during off hours. Rental rates start at $95/hour and $5/pp. Packages start at $225 and include skate time and other addons, depending on package. More Birthday Party Ideas.
3rd Lair at the State Fair
Check out 3rd Lair at the State Fair. In 2019 they were in Adventure Park. Families can watch daredevil skateboard and BMX bike demonstrations included with State Fair Admission.
What is the Family Fun Twin Directory?
This is the most extensive collection of companies, organizations, activities and places to find things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. Find things to do this weekend, things to do today, things to do with toddlers, things to do with teens. We have it all. Sort by indoor things to do with kids or outdoor things to do with kids. Find theater, music, water parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, seasonal fun.
Find the Answers to Your Questions. How much does it cost? What are the hours? Where can I find discount tickets? Where did my favorite store go?
We share Family Friendly Businesses. We work hard to keep it the most current and accurate parenting resource in the Twin Cities. Not just a blog for moms, we are a informational resource for families. This parent to parent list is perfect for dads, moms and grandparents to find fun things to do with kids year round.
This directory was made for families who live in the Twin Cities metro to connect with local businesses. However, visitors to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area will find our directory useful to learn more about venues with insider tips and details. Use this directory to find the best things to do with families in Minnesota's largest metropolitan area.
Connect With Us: