Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: April 25-29, 2022

THiNGS TO DO THIS WEEK IN MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL WITH KIDS!

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of April 25-29, 2022. If you are in search of things to do with your family this weekend, jump over to our WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE. We’ve got you covered no matter your corner of the Minneapolis-St Paul Metro Area!

As always, you can check our APRIL FAMILY GUIDE, the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SPRING FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for more fun ideas on what to do this week in the Twin Cities with your kids – satisfaction guaranteed (or close to it!)

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Monday, April 25, 2022

Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities Minnesota this week

Tot Time Open Gyms on Monday:

More family fun ideas for Monday: Try a new indoor playground

K.U.B.E Indoor Playground – Plymouth Community Center

14800 34th Ave. N, Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
One of the newest, shiniest indoor playgrounds in the Twin Cities, K.U.B.E (Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience) tries to create an outdoors feeling inside the Plymouth Community Center. Fun features include a 28-foot climbing tower with a spiral slide, spinners and swings, and
special tot area for kids ages 2 to 5. Come check it while the weather’s still iffy. $5-$6/per kid. 

Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (KUBE) in Plymouth, Minnesota
Image courtesy of City of Plymouth
What else can I do nearby in Plymouth?
  • If the weather works out, climb the nets outdoors at FRENCH REGIONAL PARK‘s huge play area. 12605 Rockford Road, Plymouth MN.
  • Teens might enjoy testing their physical limits at the NORTHWEST GREENWAY CHALLENGE COURSE. Located on the east side of Peony Lane, south of 54th Ave. N, Plymouth.
  • MONDAY NIGHT DINNER IDEA! Broadway Pizza in Plymouth features a Family Monday Night Dinner Buffet from 5-7:30pm: One free child’s buffet with each adult buffet purchased, includes pizza, pasta, hoagies, salad and dessert. 13705 27th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55441; Please call (763) 551-0155 to verify this deal!

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities Minnesota this week

Tot Time Open Gyms on Tuesday:

The Blast Indoor Playground at Eagan Central Park, Eagan Minnesota
The Blast Indoor Playground

More family fun ideas for Tuesday:

Independent Bookstore Day Passport Week 

Love books, reading, and shopping local? The Twin Cities is excited to promote Independent Bookstore Day on April 30th in 2022. During the week leading up, many local bookstores participate in a fun passport program. Families can pick up a passport at participating stores and then get it stamped at as many stores as they can visit to qualify for prizes. Families can pick up their passport beginning April 23rd and can visit the bookstores any time during that 7-day period to get stamped. Jump over to find our list of participating independent booksellers. Featured in this photo is one of our favorite independent sellers, RED BALLOON BOOKSHOP.

My Preschooler & Me: Spring Flowers

The Landing, 2187 County Rd 101, Shakopee, MN 55379
You and your kiddo will learn through themed stories, activities and crafts. THE LANDING is a public park in Shakopee that is home to a re-created historical village. It’s fun to explore, even when not participating in a program. We include this on our list of the 10 BEST PARKS IN SHAKOPEE – browse it for more park ideas nearby. April 26, 2022. Registration required, $5/pp.

Mall of America Toddler Tuesdays 

This week, The Ordway presents a sneak peek performance from the upcoming Flint Hills Family Festival. April 26, 11am-12pm. FREE!

HOT TIP! WHEN YOU VISIT, TAKE ALONG OUR MALL OF AMERICA GUIDE: FLOOR BY FLOOR.
Family fun Twin Cities' Guide to the Mall of America - floor by floor - Title backdrop Pineapple Poppers ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota
Family fun Twin Cities’ Guide to the Mall of America

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities Minnesota this week

Tot Time Open Gyms on Wednesday:

GLEASON’S GYMNASTICS OPEN GYMS

2015 Silver Bell Rd #180, Eagan, MN 55122
So flipping fun! This used to be a family go-to when the cold set in and my kids needed to get their wiggles out. Yours will love the opportunity to bounce on trampolines, scoot through obstacle courses, and play on the gym equipment. Register in advance for a discount. And hey, teens and tweens! There’s an open gym for you, too. April 27, 2022. Preschool open gym: Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-register: $8/child; $10/family ($10/$15 at the door).Collage of Preschool Open Gym at Gleason's Gymnastics School in Minnesota

How about yoga with your kids?

Blooma Outdoor Little Kids Yoga 

Nokomis Naturescape Garden, 5000 E Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417
A special yoga class for kids ages 9 mons-4 yrs w/ their caregivers. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs, all outdoors and a short walk from the LAKE NOKOMIS PLAYGROUND. April 27, 2022, 9:30-10:15am. $12/class, must register in advance.

More family fun ideas for Wednesday:

DISCOUNT OPEN SWIM AT GREAT RIVER INDOOR WATERPARK

Oxford Community Center, 270 N. Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Until the outdoor pools are open, try splishing and splashing in the zero-depth entry play structure, diving pool and waterslides. Check our big list of indoor pools and waterparks for more indoor swimming opportunities. Savings tip: Swim between 9-11am on Wednesdays and pay just $4/pp!

fun things to do in the twin cities on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities Minnesota this week

Tot Time Open Gyms on Thursday:

Turf Tots at Hopkins Pavilion

More family fun ideas for Thursday:

Farmington ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING

Prairie Pine Park, 3235 223rd Street West, Farmington, MN 55024
Celebrate Eagan’s “Tree City” status with family-friendly activities and a formal ceremony. April 28, 2022; 10am-10:30am.

Budget Bowling at the U of M Student Center

Gopher Spot, 2017 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
We pick Thursday late morning to go with kids because it’s quiet and games are just a buck a person (plus $2 shoe rental). There are bumpers, ramps and a fun themed scoring system. Plus, the Student Center sells homemade, inexpensive ice cream cones and other snacks. Open 8am-8pm.

Find more places to go bowling with kids in the Twin Cities!
Memory Lanes and other bowling alleys
Find Andy’s Favorite Bowling Alley’s in Strike of Fun.

fun things to do in the twin cities on friday, April 29, 2022

Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities Minnesota this week

Tot Time Open Gyms on Friday:

ROCKIN JUMP JUNIOR JUMPERS

Rockin Jump Trampoline Park, 2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 195, Eagan, MN 55122
Kids up to 6 years get a special jump time separate from the big kids. Yours will love the trampolines, foam pit and soft play area as much as mine do! April 29, 2022, 2-hr sessions starting at 9 & 10am. $12/child plus $3 re-useable jump socks.

More family fun ideas for Friday: It’s Arbor Day!

Arbor Day at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Take a self-guided trek to play Tree Bingo and learn more about trees on the arboretum
grounds – then pick up your own free sapling to take home. Plus a tree-themed storytime for kids. The Arboretum is a wonderful, colorful place to explore with kids. April 29, 2022. Timed reservations required. $15 for adults 16+; FREE children 15 and under. 

MINNEAPOLIS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

North Loop Neighborhood, North 3rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Minneapolis, MN 55401
In 2022, the Minneapolis Arbor Day celebration will be held in downtown. Enjoy a street festival, help plant trees, participate in a variety of tree-themed art, games and activities. Live music and food trucks, too. FREE. April 29, 2022; 4pm-8pm.

Last chance! Como Zoo & Conservatory Spring Flower Show

The bright blooms of spring close after May 1, then take a short break to prepare for summer. A trip to the indoor conservatory is warm, relaxing and educational. You can always add on a visit to the animals! Remember, reservations are currently required but admission is always FREE. 

FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES – APRIL 30-May 1, 2022

Too many fun things to list here, I’ll tell you that. So we publish a separate guide each weekend with up-to-the-last-minute ideas for spending family time together. children in a family bike ride

FAMILY FUN ALL WEEK IN THE TWIN CITIES

Ideas to pull out of your “back pocket” nearly any day of the week!

Best Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities

Kids bursting with extra energy (and their caregivers who often can’t keep up) will appreciate all the free and low-cost TOT TIME OPEN GYMS across the Twin Cities. Especially so when the weather is cold and we can’t just head down the street to the park. Most often, these unstructured programs offer balls, other gross motor play equipment, and room to run. Find our list of the communities that offer special open gym time this spring:

Oplen Play, Gym & Swim Spots for Tots in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Family Fun Twin Cities

Twin Cities-Area Library Storytimes

Your local library is a wonderful place for kids to curl up for a storytime, browse books, play with educational toys and games and slow their pace. We cover more than 100 Metro area library branches in our GUIDE TO TWIN CITIES LIBRARIES: MAPPED. Or, pick from this quick list to find library storytimes and events:

101 Twin Cities Libraries - Mapped

BEST INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS & PLAY AREAS IN THE TWIN CITIES

We cover the top places for the indoor fun your kids are craving: climbing, sliding, jumping, crawling and just plain blowing off some steam.

Indoor Playgrounds in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Child Playing in a Ball Pit

TWIN CITIES NATURE CENTERS AND NATURE PLAY

Early spring is an exciting time to visit a Twin Cities area nature center, fresh with the promise of a new season and programming. But, as we know, April weather can be as temperamental as a toddler. Good thing these interpretive venues can be nearly as fun indoors as out.

TOP TWIN CITIES KID-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS

BROWSE OUR BIG LIST OF TWIN CITIES MUSEUMS TO VISIT WITH KIDS!

 

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