As summer moves out and school kicks off, it’s time for the fall sports to begin. Help the kiddos expend that lingering summer vacation excitement and energy, and keep them entertained all year with the best fall sports leagues in Minnesota. Get everyone readjusted to the routines with fun, exciting leagues perfect for any family.
It won’t be long before kids across the state head back to school. All week, WCCO This Morning is working to help make sure you and your family are ready.
It’s about time to start wrapping up summer vacation and preparing for the new school year. However, there is still just enough time to squeeze in something fun. Check your last minute to-do list and cross off a few of the most important: five fun things to do before school starts in Minnesota.
In addition to offering our remembrance on national holidays like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, many local businesses and events also offer military discounts as tangible evidence of their appreciation.
With the right plan of attack, this year’s back to school adventure will be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Don’t leave that furry fella at home when you head out for your next adventure. From arboretum exploration to dinning out at a little yappy hour, Minnesota promises no shortage of opportunities for your pup to get out and play with you. The best places to take a doggy day trip offer playtime galore for both you and your pup.
When school is out, playdates and the need for finding educational and entertaining activities to keep little hands and minds busy become even more necessary. These awesome area playdates are inexpensive, allow plenty of space for running and playing, and offer little educational snippets kids can enjoy all summer long.
Batting cages for adults are one thing, but finding the right fit for little league ballplayers requires a little extra footwork. Location and cost should be kept in mind, but of utmost importance is the fun factor and making sure there is enough time to bat the ball over and over again. The best batting cages for kids in Minnesota, however, will have both parents and kids coming back to train for those Twins tryouts.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates its 73rd year this year with a celebration packed full of fireworks and fun events for the entire family. The Best Days of Summer celebration, which has taken place since 1940, showcases tons of music, film, tennis and volleyball and other outdoor events. Special events such as the Lipton Ice Tea & Honey Aquatennial Plaza Tennis Classic and the Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show round out this amazing annual celebration.
Minneapolis-area restaurants not only accommodate pets, they go out of their way to assure that you and your four-legged friend receive the best service possible. Enjoy everything from a solid slice of pizza to coffee and people watching, all with that fur baby by your side.
Minnesota’s best toy stores offer all fun new and old with a side of child-oriented ambiance that’ll have the kiddies begging for more.
Every town and city across the country boasts its own Independence Day fireworks. If you’re looking for a show that is a little more elaborate, or includes a little more a tiny, hometown option, grab that blanket and the bugspray and head to the best places to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Minnesota.
Contrary to the beliefs of the rest of the country, Minnesota usually gets hot enough at least four months out of the year to require cooling down by way of large bodies of water, waterparks and pools. For a little something different from the typical lakeside visit, the area’s waterparks and pools promise tons of fun for the whole family. These, the state’s best, boast all of that family fun and so much more.
Various studies have deemed Minnesota students among the most successful in the nation. Combine that with evidence of positive long term effects that preschool and early childhood education programs have on children and their future educational paths, and Minnesota’s myriad preschools begins to make sense. In choosing the best and most inexpensive preschools in the area, consider cost as well as reviews and programs provided by the prospective preschools. While you’re shopping around, check out this handful of the best and most affordable in the Twin Cities area.
Today’s go-kart drivers are tomorrow’s NASCAR champions. Maybe not exactly, but for kids and parents interested in outdoor activities that teach kids important skills in steering and avoiding collisions, go kart parks make for a fun and somewhat educational family outing. Most of the area’s best go kart parks provide a multiple courses, including options for adults and younger children, and fun alternatives for the rest of the family.
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