Family Fun Directory: Things To Do with Kids

Family Fun Directory of Things To Do with KidsIn 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.

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Bunker Hills Regional Park, Andover

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304, United States
(763) 757-3920
Admission: $0.00
Parking Permit: $7/Daily; $30/year - Includes all Anoka County Parks plus Washington & Dakota Counties.
Concessions Available
Park Hours: 6:00 am - 1/2 hour after sunset
Details:

Bunker Hills Regional Park has a good size playground with a (very) small splash pad, a tot lot, and mostly standard equipment, except one loopy, climby structure. There are paths for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. There are five picnic pavilions and plenty of green space for ground picnics spread throughout the park. Bunker Hills is an affordable and nearby option for camping

Image courtesy of County of Anoka

Bunker Hills Beach and Water Park

This park is home to Minnesota's largest outdoor water park, including a wave pool, lazy loop, twisted towers and adventure pool. The  beach season runs from early June - Labor Day. Beach hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily. This water park is not one of the cheaper parks with admission running from $9.00 to $15.00 per person plus the park's vehicle fee and extras for use of lockers or float tubes. Concessions are available at the water park.

Bunker Hills Water Park Coupons and Discounts

While the water park's prices may be a bit high for bigger families, there are some ways to find discounts, including promotional days, group rates and season passes. Watch for the lowest prices on season passes in January and February.

  • Printable $3.00 Off Tickets are available through ValPak through the 2019 season.

Tot Time at the Water Park

Parents can bring their pre-k's on Wednesday's before the park opens for the day (9am-10am) for a reduced rate of $3.00 for parent/child pair. This time is set aside as an exclusive opportunity for guardians and tots to avoid the crowd. Find more preschool swim times: Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers.

Bunker Hills Stable

Bunker Park has riding stables with educational and recreational activities. Appointments are required. A few years ago, Gianna reviewed several Twin Cities stables. Bunker Stables was one of them. You can read the review at Twin Cities Stables: Bunker Park Stable.

Having fun at Bunker Hills Stables

Disc Golf 

The 9-hole disc golf course is free (other than parking of course). It is located near the picnic and playground area. For more disc golf courses: Disc Golf in the Twin Cities.

Family Archery

Bunker Park's outdoor archery range includes several different types of ranges. The cost is $3 per person. For more archery ideas, we have a roundup of local archery ranges.

Birthday Parties

Bunker Hills Birthday PartiesBunker Hills has a couple options for birthday parties. One is the water park. Discounts are offered for groups, but a $100 deposit is required for group reservations. Groups can purchase box lunches Box at $5.00 per lunch with options that include a hot dog, corn dog, hamburger or vegetarian entree along with chips, small pop and treat. 

The Campground Visitor’s Center has seating for up to 40 with a Northwood’s cabin feel and a fireplace. The visitor's center costs for $40/hour, and requires a $200 deposit.  The Activity Center also has four rentable rooms ranging in hourly fees from $45 to $65 and requiring the $200 deposit. Picnic Pavilions are also available, starting at $45/hour.

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