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.
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.
Once school is out and children are free of their educational duties for the summer, it’s “I’m bored” time. Even though summertime should be relaxing, kids need playtime, which offers parents the opportunity to keep educating them all summer long. These summertime theater camps, the best in Minnesota, may be the remedy that every family needs for a boredom-free summer break that will nurture young performers.
Five of the best miniature golf courses across Minnesota for inexpensive family fun.
When you’re tired of the bitter cold and the monochromatic white color scheme that reaches as far as the eye can see and you find yourself in need of break, but can’t spare the time and/or money to get away from MN, you can opt for a “staycation.”
Now that we’ve passed the summer break mid-way mark — the 4th of July holiday — you may be looking for things to keep your kids occupied until school starts.
St. Paul announced a new program on Thursday to give kids more opportunities for learning and fun outside of school.