Things to do in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro this weekend – with kids & family!
This Weekend Family Guide includes events and activities near the Twin Cities, Minnesota, communities of Afton, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, West St Paul & Woodbury.
This guide covers the weekend of January 13-14, 2024 — the weekend before MLK Jr Day. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:
Winter finally decided to come out of hibernation this weekend in the Twin Cities. Best way to greet it? Join in, we say! Keep in mind that this is a long weekend for many kids, some with a couple extra days off school to observe Martin Luther King Day. For more activity ideas indoors and out, consult our JANUARY FAMILY EVENTS GUIDE, our ULTIMATE WINTER FUN GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs – whether you’re keeping close to home — or want a break from it.
Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro
Rounded up in our Twin Cities Winter Festival Family Calendar are the best picks of the Twin Cities’ seasonal celebrations this weekend and beyond. In the Southeast Metro keep an eye on this FRIDAY night festival:
Trapp Farm Park, 841 Wilderness Run Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Sled to the DJ’d music, build a snowman, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and get some great winter photos. As always, activities are subject to weather conditions so keep an eye on the official website if you’re interested in attending. 5:30-7:30pm, Tickets $5 and can be purchased here.
Fun outdoor activities in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro parks this weekend
We’re bringing you the scoop on dozens of outdoor activities this weekend in Twin Cities parks carefully curated on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Here’s a sampling of our top picks in your area of the metro:
Some fun family ideas for this weekend:
1553 Stagecoach Trail South, Afton, MN 55001
Take a guided winter hike at the magical twilight hour through the preserve. A campfire with hot beverages is included. This could be a good outing for your tweens and teens. January 13, 2024, 4:30-6:30pm. $10/family.
Snow tubing update in the Southeast Metro
The two major snow tubing venues in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro are still busily trying to manufacture the stuff Mother Nature hasn’t yet blessed us with much of.
- BUCK HILL, Burnsville: The tubing lanes are currently open and were discounted to $18/2 hrs when we last checked. There is an onsite restaurant for your warm-up and snack-craving needs.
- TRAPP FARM PARK, Eagan: As of this publish date, the tubing hill appears to have tickets available starting January 18. Just $5/pp, must purchase online.
More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids – Southeast Metro
Need indoor activity ideas? Try a new indoor play space
7750 Harkness Ave. S., Suite 101, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Minnesota parents unite and agree – it’s essential to know where to escape the elements and still keep their kiddos active and creative. During the months of November through March we feature the best indoor play spaces in the Minneapolis-St Paul area on our site, hoping to help you discover something new. This weekend we highlight The Little Village in Cottage Grove. There are elements for gross motor play, a Creative Lab with daily art project included in admission and carefully designed (optional) workshops for kids. Drop-in play admission is $15/child; $12/sibling; $5 babies 0-9months (or free with sibling).
SPECIAL EVENT THIS WEEKEND: Royal Tea Party with a princess, with tickets $5/pp. Open Play not included. Tickets may go quickly so you will want to check the website to book. January 14, 2024, 10am-12pm.
MORE INDOOR PLAY SPACES IN THE TWIN CITIES SOUTHEAST METRO:
- APPLE VALLEY: Millz House
- BURNSVILLE: Grand Slam Sports
- EAGAN: The Blast Indoor Playground
- WOODBURY: Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground
875 General Sieben Dr, Hastings MN
17070 Kenrick Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044
Kids and families can get crafty together assembling a birdhouse to house feathered friends during the winter. All supplies provided. January 13, 2024, 9am-1pm. FREE.