Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This May Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of May 14-15, 2022. To find our most recent guide, click here. For more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, check our MAY FAMILY EVENTS GUIDE , our ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SPRING IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.
Spring festivals this weekend in the twin cities
Fun, fresh family entertainment springing up in various corners of the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area! For our full list, jump over to our 2022 TWIN CITIES SPRING FESTIVAL CALENDAR.
Park Plaza, downtown Wayzata
Summer camp games with the YMCA, outdoor activities with Three Rivers Parks and Minnesota DNR, story and art activities and sailboat rides. May 14, 2022, 11am-1pm, FREE.
Holz Farm Park, Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Drive
Old-fashioned farm activities, including a hayride. 3 time options: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 12:45 -2:15 p.m., 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. May 15, 2022. $3/pp, advanced tickets required.
FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE PARKS THIS WEEKEND
Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in parks across the Minneapolis-St Paul metro.
SOME FUN FAMILY IDEAS FOR THIS WEEKEND
Try visiting a new park or nature center
Check out the links on our big list of Twin Cities nature & interpretive centers for details on which buildings are open; all of these locations have outdoor trails to hike. Did you know that several of these nature centers have natural playgrounds nestled within them? You can build with natural materials, climb, balance, even wade and garden at some of the more elaborate spaces. This weekend’s featured photo comes from the nature play area at SPRINGBROOK NATURE CENTER in Fridley. Find our list of the best Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.
Visit a Minnesota State Park
Eight Minnesota state parks are located within 60 miles of the heart of Minneapolis and St Paul; an hour’s drive or less. The current cost of a daily vehicle permit is $7. We share a few highlights of each HERE.
FEATURED TWIN CITIES PARK EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd 110 W, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Explore the barn, gardens, greenhouses and pastures and visit the new spring animals! Reservations recommended as they tend to fill fast. May 14, 2022, 9:30am-12pm. $5/pp.
Join naturalists for free, drop-in and kid-friendly programming at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK (Brooklyn Park) and RICHARDSON NATURE CENTER (Bloomington). Explore the indoor exhibits while you’re at it. No reservations needed. May 15, 2022. 1-3pm. FREE.
100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432
Welcome feathered friends back at a free and family friendly outdoor event at the nature center. Take a birding hike, do bird crafts and watch raptor shows. May 14, 10am-1pm. FREE.
Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th St., Edina, MN 55435
This one day event has 4 timeslots available: 10am, 10:30am, 11am or 11:30am. Register in advanced for a full-size petting zoo, pony rides and kid-friendly dance music. Saturday, May 14, 2022.
MORE IDEAS FOR THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES WITH KIDS
Play a round of miniature golf
Did you know that 11 of the outdoor mini golf courses on our round up of the best in the Twin Cities have opened for the season? Choose between classic courses and inventive courses, beautifully artistic courses and techno courses, challenging putting courses for dad and pirate’s lair for son. We also have listed deals and coupons where we can.
Visit a spring farmers market
Picture Books on Parade presents a self-guided Story Stroll as you enter the Midtown Farmers Market. Each week will feature a new picture book by a local artist. This weekend’s book is Gumbo Joy by Robert Dixon Jr. May 14, 8am-12pm.
Hit the amusement park
Como Town, 1301 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
Como Town is a seasonal, family-friendly amusement park located next to Como Zoo. It is home to more than 20 ride and attractions aimed at kids ages 2-12. Purchase rides by points or buy an unlimited ride wristband. May 14, 2022, 11am-6pm.