Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, Feb 24-25, 2024

Things to do in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro this weekend – with kids & family!

the Twin Cities at different seasons

This Weekend Family Guide includes events and activities near the Twin Cities, Minnesota, communities of Albertville, Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Elk River, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Otsego, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rogers & St Michael.

This guide covers the weekend of February 24-25, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

What month is this, anyway?

Have you already completely written off having a typical Minnesota winter season and are ready to call it official and jump headlong into spring? We still have regret not being able to broadcast all of our freezy fun-filled guides this month, but we also are still putting the finishing touches on our giant egg hunt guide and maple syrup round up. Until then, we’re still here reporting on the best family fun in our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Check both for more family fun this weekend in the Twin Cities!

Fun outdoor activities in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro parks this weekend 

The following is just a sampling of all we’re keeping track of 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 the parks.

Free Play Snow Day with Three Rivers Parks

Here’s a preview of the free winter fun across participating Three Rivers Parks District locations in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro:

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend, learn all about animal skulls at the visitor center. Learn more about MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKFebruary 25, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

Champlin Expedition Yeti

Week #4 – Brittany Park, 11005 Brittany Dr N, Champlin, MN 55316
Each Thursday in February (except the 29th), visit a different Champlin park to hunt down hidden yeti, collect clues and solve riddles to be entered in a prize drawing. The weekly hunts run Thursday through 4:30pm the following Tuesday. See the city’s website for official rules. Snow or no snow, get out and explore the parks before spring!

Central Park Ice Loop Skating

12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 55369
Sadly, this has not been Minnesota’s year for outdoor ice time. If you’re determined to lace up your skates, Central Park in Maple Grove is one of the very few spots to do so thanks to its refrigerated ice skating loop. BYO skates and the the outing is completely free – or you can rent a pair for $7.50. Open all weekend, 10am-9pm.

Skaters warming by the firepit at the Central Park Ice Loop in Maple Grove, Minnesota

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids – Northwest Metro

Try Hockey for Free Day in Minnesota

Brooklyn Park Ice Arena, 5600 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55443 
New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428 
Not quite ready to go all in and make the investment to put your kid in hockey? We understand because we’ve been there! And we recommend you try before you buy – FREE! – first. This event gives kids (ages 4-9)  a feel for the basics of hockey without the often pricey commitment. Coaches will be on hand to offer tips and provide free equipment. Just make sure to register in advance. February 24, 2024. Brooklyn Park: 3:15-4:15pm – register and New Hope: 11am-12pm – register.

Avant Garden Bookstore: Children’s Storytime

215 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303
Kids will enjoy a storytime just for them, their grown-ups might appreciate that that the bookstore is also a coffee shop. Ongoing Saturdays. February 24, 2024, 10am. FREE.

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