From events to day camps to outdoor winter fun and much, much more. sKIDaddlers will help keep your kids happily occupied over the 2018 winter break.
Many places host special day camps over the winter break for your children to enjoy.
The Works Museum -Bloomington, MN
12/26 – 1/4 Science & Engineering Camps
Let The Works Museum help with our hands-on Winter Break Camp. We’ll keep your school-age kids busy and encourage science and engineering fun. Ideal for kids ages 5-12, our indoor winter camps for kids let them explore, discover, and create with real tools, materials, and projects.
Obstacle Academy, Edina MN
12/26 – 01/04 Kids Ninja Warrior Camp 2.5 hours of fun for kids to learn techniques and safe use of the obstacles.
Kids Create Studio
Enjoy fun-filled holiday-themed classes. Eden Prairie Classes include peppermint scented slime 12/21 & 12/24, Santa is Coming to Town 12/24, New Year’s Ever Craft Party 12/31, and Donut Shop 1/4. Woodbury Ooey Gooey Clay Day 12/26, Candy Shop Mini-Camp 12/27 & 12/28, New Year’s Eve Craft Party 12/31. Savage Ooey Gooey Clay Day 12/26, Candy Shop Mini-Camp 12/27 & 12/28, 3D Pop-Out 12/27 & 12/28, New Year’s Eve Craft Party 12/29, Ode to Van Gogh 1/2.
Stepping Stone Theatre – St. Paul, MN
12/28-30 Winter Act! Sing! Dance! Fun Days
Act! Sing! Dance! Perform with a group of your peers and learn new skills in acting, singing and dancing.
Elite Gymnastics – Burnsville MN
12/26 – 12/28 Winter Day Camps
Arrive in gym clothes; bring a healthy bag lunch; and enjoy Open Gym time, a fun craft, active games, trampoline time, and gymnastics instruction!
Minnesota Zoo – Apple Valley, MN
12/26 – 12/28 Zoo Winter Camps
When school is out, the Zoo is IN! The Minnesota Zoo’s camps are entertaining, educational, and unforgettable. Children enjoy and engage in activities, learning and experiences about the diversity of life in their specific theme-based camp.
Thompson County Park – W St Paul, MN
12/26 – 12/29 Day Camp: Nature Detectives
Use clues to find out who’s been here and what they did to solve the mystery of what happens at the park at night. Ages 8-12.
Active Kids – Minneapolis, MN
1/2/19 & 1/4/19 Bite Sized Bakers
Preschool kids will have hands on fun while they make real treats and introduce math and counting into baking. Kids will enjoy baking crafts and silly surprises.
1/2/19 – 1/4/19 Frozen Planet
Children 6-13 will have the opportunity to learn about astronomical phenomena, complete missions with your crew and conduct experiments for extreme environments.
Snapology – Minneapolis,MN
12/22 – 12/28
Sign up for one of these fun LEGO themed classes: How the Grinch Stole Legos, LEGO Mini Figure Olympics, Super Hero Stem Workshop, Adventures with Star Wars
Minneapolis Bouldering Project
12/26 – 12/28 Climbing Camp for Kids includes climbing activities and games that and help children develop balance, strength and problem solving skills.
Way Cool Cooking School Eden Prairie, MN
12/26 – 12/28 Offering special winter break classes including: Rainbow Challenge, Nailed It Challenge, Emoji Day, Kids Baking Championship Donut Challenge, Wok n Roll, and Master Chef Appetizer Challenge.
KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS OVER WINTER BREAK
12/26-31 The Works Museum, Bloomington MN
Special Winter Break Hours for museum!
12/28 New Year’s Snow Shoe Hike, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Start the New Year with a Snow Shoe Hike through the park that includes equipment and refreshments.
12/26-12/31 Winter Break History Hound Hijinx, St. Paul History Center. Celebrate winter in the North Woods with your family with art activities, performances, ad a selection of winter items on view from the MNHS collections. Plus, enjoy special appearances by Paul Bunyan.
12/19 & 12/21 Drop it Paint Simply Jane & ArtAble – Minneapolis, MN. Drop-in the studio to paint Choose from a variety of canvas sizes or pre-drawn designs.
12/19 & 12/20 Preschool Solstice Festival Heartfelt Craft Store Minneapolis, MN Lantern making festive snacks. You can also come any time for drop-in handmade holiday crafts for all ages.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Farmers Markets aren’t just for the summer. Check out a winter farmers market this season.
12/31 Eagan Winter Market, Eagan MN
Farmer’s Markets aren’t just for summers. Bring your shopping bag and connect to local farmer’s market vendors at Eagan’s Indoor Winter Market. All products are local sold by the vendor that makes the product. This is a great opportunity to meet area residents and talk with local vendors to learn about their products and farms. Every other Saturday 11/5-2/25
12/31 St. Paul Farmer’s Market, St Paul MN
Open 9am – 1pm. There is a great selection of fresh, local products available for you to enjoy. Watch for the signs and take in all we have to offer including salsa, jams and jellies, pierogi’s, pasta, strudel, barbeque sauces, bakery goods and more.
Find schedule and location information for all Minneapolis winter farmers markets open during the colder season.
Fresh snow on the ground, bright blue skies above, and that crisp, cool air in the lungs. It’s time to pull out the boots, mittens, and sunglasses… and enjoy one of Minnesota’s many wonderful outdoor winter activities such as snow tubing (with tow ropes), ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, ice fishing, dog sledding and more. Visit our Outdoor Winter Fun page for loads of ideas.
We have hundreds of kid-friendly indoor energy burning spaces. Here are few ideas to get your adventure juices started.
Good Times Park, Eagan MN
Spacious zones with a turf field, playground, 38ft inflatable jumper, Imagine & Build area and more
Air Assault Paintball, St Paul MN
Braemer Golf Dome, Edina MN
Work on your golf game indoors. Open Daily 8a-8p
Plymouth Field House, Plymouth MN
The domed fieldhouse offers a state-of-the-art artificial grass field. Open play times
Roller Garden, St. Louis Park MN
Roller skating fun for the whole family
REI Pinnacle Climbing Wall, Bloomington MN
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere
Turn your winter break adventure into an overnight experience. Try one of these unique spots.
Naniboujou Lodge, Grand Marais MN
Still reflecting the aura of the 20’s, Naniboujou is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nordic Inn Medieval Bed and Breakfast, Crosby MN
Central Minnesota’s Viking Inn and Bed and Breakfast. We are a Viking interactive dinner theater and bed and breakfast, making this Inn one of the most unique night’s stay you’ll ever have.
Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Indoor Waterpark, Thief River Falls MN
The Seven Clans boasts a 40,000 square foot water park with four large water slides, three mini-slides, two hot tubs, a lazy river, shallow wading pool, swimming pool, and balcony seating.
Wintergreen Dog Sled Lodge, Ely MN
Wintergreen is the most experienced dogsled outfitter in the business and the only lodge operation devoted exclusively to dog sledding.
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