Welcome to our collection of resources


Kids Eat Free
Don’t want to pay for another dinner your kids won’t end of up eating anyways?

Free Birthday Treats
Don’t miss out on a free treat to celebrate the big day.

Special Free Admission Days around the Twin Cities
Many Twin Cities businesses offer FREE admission on specific days of the week or the month.

Twin Cities Free Entertainment & Performing Arts
There are plenty of fun places in the Twin Cities to bring the kids for a little culture and entertainment.

Free Indoor Nature Centers
Nature centers are great places to explore. They have loads of nooks & crannies, indoor/outdoor space, they aren’t too crowded, and best of all they’re free! Hours vary.

Movie Theater Discounts & Promotions
While the price for movie theater tickets these days may cost you a pretty penny, these theaters offer value prices you can get excited about.

Twin Cities Free Indoor Places for a Playdate
Looking for a place to go on a playdate that won’t break the bank? We have ideas that are free and indoors.

Experience Gift Guide: Kid Friendly and Pennywise
Skip the expensive toys, and give a child the gift of a special day with you.

Free Indoors’ Category
We have over 100 places in our full free indoor category.


Cupcake Shops in the Twin Cities
Cupcake Boutiques have been trending up since the early 2000’s but have really seen an uptick in Minnesota in the last year. You can find these sweet shops in all ends of the the Twin Cities.

Indoor Spaces for Early Risers
Rise and Shine! Do you feel like your children are rarin’ to go before most businesses are even open? You’re not alone. We have a list of indoor places that open before 10am. Now grab that cup of coffee and get moving!

Birthday Party Venues & In-Home Entertainment
Looking for something special to do for your child’s birthday party? Look no further! Our collection includes a wide variety of places to have a birthday party, as well as people to invite into your home to make it more special.

Create a Bucket List
Stop writing down all those places you’ve been meaning to check out and use our site to create a paperless bucket list. It’ll always be there for you online, and you’ll never need to struggle to find something to do in a pinch.

Fun with Themed Staycations
Sure getting out of town makes for a great adventure, but sometimes all you need is a little creativity and you can make your own special weekend staying right here in the Twin Cities.

Road Trip Activity Ideas
Going on a roadtrip? With a little upfront planning you can have your children entertained for hours without ever turning on any digital device

Amazing Places Animal Lovers Should Know About
If you live in the Twin Cities and have kids, you have probably been to the Como Zoo and the Minnesota Zoo more times than you can count. If you have an animal lover in your family, expand your animal experiences beyond the zoo!


Duluth MN Getaway
Oh Duluth, such a special place for so many Minnesotans. People that know Duluth seem to have their favorite places, Learn about our favorite warm weather spots.

New Ulm MN
New Ulm has a wonderful German small town feel, but is big enough that it has enough attractions to make a day trip out of a visit to just the beautiful city of New Ulm.

Woodbury MN
Woodbury is a wonderful place to hang out. Read about our trip to Madison’s Place, the East Metro’s first fully accessible playground, Kiln Kreations, Wooddale Family Fun Zone and more!

Maple Grove MN
Maple Grove has a lot to offer for a suburb, like the indoor waterpark, rainbow park, music park, and killer cupcakes!

Rosemount MN
Downtown Rosemount is a wonderful place to take the family for a fun and easy day trip outing. You’ll find a park, splashpad, restaurants, and shops all within walking distance of each other.

Stillwater- Taylors Falls MN-WI
Outdoor beauty, charming street, and of course the Teddy Bear Park

Owatonna MN
Roughly one hour south of the Twin Cities and full of fun. Check out the Nature Center, Zoo, candy store and more

Brainerd MN
Get that Up North feeling just a couple hours north of the Cities. Waterpark hotels, turtle races,  and the spirit of Paul Bunyan

Byron-Oronoco-Zumbrota (Southern MN)
Zoos, orchards, and parks, oh my!

Osceola, WI
Train rides, waterfalls, and good eats


Classes for Kids
Learning doesn’t have to happen inside the classroom. There are hundreds of amazing classes throughout Minnesota that are fun and educational for your kids; some well known, and some a bit more off the beaten path.

Volunteer Opportunties with Your Kids and From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Have fun with your children at home while making a difference in your community.

Volunteer with Your Kids Outside of Your Home
We have a huge collection of kid friendly volunteer projects around the Cities and available year round.


Eat Local
Why outsource your food when we have amazing options right here. Get onboard the farm-to-table movement as a family.

Pick Your Own Berries
Our ‘Seasonal Finds’ section provides lists of farms open for picking in the summer and fall seasons, including raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and apples

How to Make Hiking with Kids a Blast
We’ve collected our best hiking tips to make sure hiking is something your kids will want to come back to again and again.

Summertime Fun
Schools out for summer – What do we do now? This collection is organized to make it super easy to find something fun to do outdoors.

Community Gardening
A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people, and is a wonderful outdoor activity to do you with your children. Find the nearest one to you.

State Park Winter Guide
Minnesota State Parks and Trails have adventures to keep you and your family enjoying the season all winter long! Many parks have rental gear available, and there are lots of kid-friendly activities, from sledding to winter geocaching.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids List
Heading to the park? Make it a special detective adventure

Free (or Mostly Free) Indoor Summer Movie Series
Are the free outdoor summer movie series either too late or too buggy for your kiddos? How about a nice, air-conditioned, morning movie?

Kids Bowl Free All Summer
Many bowling alleys offer free kids bowling all summer long. Strike!

State Park Free Fishing Map
Learn about where and when you can fish for free in Minnesota state parks. Don’t forget your vehicle permit to enter a park – you will still need one.

Outdoor Movies  in the Cities
Thanks to The Current, you can find a movie in the park almost every day of the summer.

Summer & Day Camps
Need help finding a camp for your kids? Ovr Break to the rescue!

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  1. Judith Ramsey

    I love your focus on kid friendly activities. As webmaster of the Visit Minnesota website (a personal site about our family adventures in Minnesota) I love your focus on things to do with children. We have 5 grown children and 11 grandchildren so find many wonderful ideas on your site.

    1. s·KID·addlers Listing Owner

      Thanks so much for letting us know, Judith! We’re so happy you’re finding our site useful. 🙂