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5 Family Friendly Activities in the Twin Cities Your Kids Will Love

November 1, 2018

Family is very important to World Around Us Child Care. Whether its our Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers or Kindergarten Readiness Kids, we love to make sure they feel home away from home.

We, as teachers, love getting to know each and everyone and always try to include our parents and their whole family in our numerous parent/ child events. 

Since I also have children and know that they also want to be entertained on the weekends I wanted to share some fun activities in the Twin Cities Area with you that my family always loves to do.

I have done some research and found a few family activities that are fun for all ages.

If you want to connect with other families of our centers to go as a group, let us know and we will make sure to connect you!

 

Como Zoo Park & Conservatory

Where: 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul 

When: Open 365 days 

Admission: Free, (but donations are appreciated)

 

Como Zoo is free to get into and is fun for the whole family and even larger groups with kids year around.

They have tons of animals ranging from monkeys, lions, polar bears and many more.

Besides their regular animal experiences, the also offer a variety of other activities such as Animal Encounters for children, Garden Safari Gift Shop, Cafe, Tropical Encounters & the beautiful Como-Town Amusement Park with plenty of rides and food vendors!

They also have various guest speakers throughout the year educating you about all species on this planet for free!

Make sure to bring your whole family, because you'll definitely learn something. 

Como Zoo also offers Weddings. Make sure to follow their blog for up-to-date infos and their most recent event schedule.

 

Big Thrill Factory

Where: 7053 10th Street North, Oakdale (they also have two other locations in the Metro Area)

When: Open 365 days 

Admission: Free, but they charge for rides, games, etc.

 

We usually go to Big Thrill Factory in Oakdale but they also have locations in Minnetonka & Shakopee.

As in most cases, the price depends on what games and attractions you want to play. However, they don't charge any general admission.

Besides numbers arcade machines they also offer go-karting, laser tag, rope courses, drop tower, time challenge & mini bowling. Family Fun in the Twin Cities for all ages guaranteed.

Every one will find the right activity here. Even if you want to split up, you will always find each other again that place.

In the Spring, Summer and through the end of Fall Big Thrill Factory also offers outdoor attractions, but always check with them before you plan your trip if they are open that day.

The family park also provides a variety of food & drinks for the whole family. 

Fun fact: Groupon usually has some good offers on their app for discounted family/ group passes. Make sure to check before you arrive.

 

Tamarack Nature Center

Where: 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township

When: Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm, Sat 9am -4:30pm, Sun 12pm - 4:30pm

Admission: Free, (but donations are appreciated)

 

Tamarack Nature Center is located in White Bear Lake, MN only about a mile away from our World Around Us Child Care Location. This facility is open all year long. 

Their Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area is amazing for building gross motor skills. 

They also have walking trails open daily 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. 

Tamarack is a fun family place to explore the outdoors and teach your kids great skills!

 

Kids Dance Party @ Can Can Wonderland

Where: 7053 10th Street North, Oakdale (they also have two other locations in the Metro Area)

When: Thur 4pm - 11pm, Fri 11am - 1am, Sat 10am - 1am, Sun 10am - 8pm

Admission: Varies, but the event is free

 

Can Can Wonderland is a beautiful place for kids and adults of all ages. They have plenty of vintage and newer arcade machines, a mini golf course and a lot more!

Prices vary depending on the activity you and your family want to do. 

On Sunday, November 4th, 2018 they are hosting an event in St. Paul for kids of all ages.

Can Can Wonderland will provide kids favorite dance songs with National DJ Airmah Heat. 

They will also have free balloons, treats, trinkets and workstations. Make sure to plan for a longer visit, as your children won't want to leave too soon!

This event is free for kids and $2 for any adult. Come join this fun event!

 

Story Time & Art Class for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Where: 7650 Equitable Dr, Eden Prairie

When: November 10th, 2018 10am-11:30am

Admission: $6 per child ages 2-6

 

This family event takes place Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 10-11:30am at Eden Prairie Art Center. This is a drop-in class to meet new friends, learn & to use your art skills to make something special. Even if you don't have any art skills you will have fun as they will teach you a lot.

This is a great opportunity to interact with your child as a family & help them with their sensory skills. The cost is only $6 per session, ages 2-6 with an adult.

 

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