Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: June 6-10, 2022

Things to do this week in Minneapolis & St Paul with your kids!

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of June 6-10, 2022. If you are in search of things to do with your family this weekend, jump over to our WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE. Because the parents that make up the FFTC are always dreaming up ways to make life easier to manage with kids, we’ve organized our summer event information by region of the Twin Cities metro area – we’ve got you covered no matter your corner!

As always, you can check our JUNE FAMILY GUIDE, the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER 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, June 6, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON MONDAY:

Toddler at Cascade Bay's Little Mates Tot Swim
Cascade Bay, Eagan

More family fun ideas for Monday: Music in the parks

Music Monday at Como Zoo

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
Members of the very family-friendly Jack Brass Band  parade through the zoo grounds and families are invited to join in. Just one reason among a dozen to spend a day at the zoo – just remember to make an advance reservation. June 6, 2022, 10am-1pm. FREE.

Monday morning kids concert series

Moir Park, 10400 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Starts today featuring the popular tunes of Bob the Beachcomber. June 6, 2022. 10:30-11:30am. We’ve added Moir Park to our list of the 10 BEST PARKS IN BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, TO VISIT WITH KIDS!

Bloomington Parks to Visit This Summer - Explore Close to Home - Bloomington Minnesota

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Tuesday, June 7, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON TUESDAY:

Battle Creek Waterworks Play Strucutre
Battle Creek Waterworks – Image Courtesy of Ramsey County Parks

More family fun ideas for Tuesday:

FREE TUESDAY at WASHINGTON COUNTY PARKS 

Explore Washington County Parks free on the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday). No vehicle permit required. Find a listing of parks here. This would be the perfect day to visit LAKE ELMO PARK RESERVE SWIM POND for free! The chlorinated pond has a sand bottom and beach. June 7, 2022. 

water safety
Lake Elmo Park Reserve – Swim Beach

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON WedneSDAY:

Wednesday night music & movies in the park:

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

The Commons, 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The movie The Princess Bride will be screened. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, snacks and some bug spray. If you’re able consider taking the light rail into downtown; the park is about a block away from the station and my kids think the train ride is part of the fun. June 8, 2022, 8-10pm. FREE.

Children watching movie at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville Minnesota:

Groovin in the Garden at Como Zoo

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
FREE concerts and activities in front of the conservatory. Some food and beverages will be available to purchase. Concerts will take place in visitor center if it rains. June 8, 2022, 6pm-8pm. 

Bonus Fun: Como Zoo is open until 6pm. Make a reservation and have a day at the zoo before the concert. Or just pack a picnic and enjoy some fun playground time.

Playground at Como Regional Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Thursday, June 9, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON ThurSDAY:

St Louis Park Aquatic Park
St Louis Park Aquatic Park – Image courtesy of St. Louis Park

Thursday night movies in the park

WOODBURY: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Summer children’s series

Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
This is a free event featuring kids movies in the park; activities start at 7pm and movie is screened at dusk. Tonight’s outdoor movie in the park is Encanto. June 9, 2022.

Plan ahead for a screening with our mega-list of 2022 TWIN CITIES FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK. Pass the popcorn!

More family fun ideas for Thursday:

LIL’ EXPLORER THURSDAYS AT COMO ZOO

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
The beloved (at least by my family) preschool program is finally back offering weekly themed activities to the 4-and-under set. Think sand tables, sponge painting, worm digs and interactive storytimes. Remember, a reservation to visit the Zoo is free, but required. June 9, 2022, 10am-12pm.

fun things to do in the twin cities on friday, June 10, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON FriDAY:

Twisty Yellow Slide at Sandventure Aquatic Park, Shakopee Minnesota
Big kids will love the slide at SandVenture

Opening Day at Shady Oak Beach

5200 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55343
The sanded beach spans 76 feet across the shoreline of a clear spring-fed lake. The lake is deep enough to allow the beach a high dive. Visitors can also rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. June 10, 2022. Admission $6/pp.

Friday Night Movies in the Park

EDINA: Sunset Fridays at Centennial Lake Park

Centennial Lake Park, 7499 France Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435
Movies in the Park presents Sunset Fridays at Centennial Lake Park. There’s so much to enjoy and explore at this location. Tonight’s movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. June 10, 2022.

Roseville: Roll-in Movies at the OVAL

John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113
Family favorites screened on the giant Oval scoreboard. Tonight’s selection is Disney-Pixar’s Soul. Bring your own seating. June 10, 2022, 7:30pm.

More family fun ideas for friday: 

OLIVER KELLEY FARM Re-opens

15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330
Explore an original 1860s working farm, meet the animals close up and get hands-on in the barn and kitchen. Public hours begin June 10, 2022. $8-$12/pp.

Fun things to do this weekend in the twin cities, June 11-12, 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! Now that summer is close to upon us, you’ll want to keep these ideas close at hand at beat boredom and keep kids active:

BEST outDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES

Here at FFTC we’re up to our ears covering more than 800 TWIN CITIES PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS in our Parks Directory. Or, to get just a taste of the best, head over to our round up of the TOP PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES TO TRY THIS SUMMER.

10 Best Twin Cities Playgrounds

THE BEST TWIN CITIES OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS & SPLASH PADs

Click here for more water fun ideas.

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