Top 5 events for kids this weekend: November 3-5, 2017


"Cheers to the freakin' weekend."

-The inimitable Rihanna Here are our top five picks for kids and families happening around Milwaukee this weekend. You can find this on the Weekend Guide page, too. (It's updated every Wednesday.)

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#1. Family Free Day at the Zoo

Saturday, November 4th

Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226)

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Everyone can visit the Zoo for free on Family Free Day. If you want to stay warm, head to the indoor animal exhibits. Regular parking, rental, and concession rates apply.

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#2. Free Ice Skating Day at the Pettit National Ice Center

Saturday, November 4th

Pettit National Ice Center (500 S 84th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

It's Aurora Free Skate Day at the Pettit National Ice Center from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Limited to the first 400 people!

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#3. Free Family Yoga at the Library

Yoga @ the Library

Saturday, November 4th

Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch ( 2320 N Cramer St, Milwaukee, WI 53211) 10:00 a.m.

A FREE yoga class for families! Start your Saturday off right with morning stretches at the library. Presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, Yoga @ the Library's Yoga for Families integrates literacy skills, like a love of reading, with other life skills, such as mindfulness and self-regulation. The focus for this class is Kindness. This Saturday, class is held by Amy Domagalski of Healium Hot Yoga! No equipment necessary. All ages welcome with an accompanying adult.

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#4. Family Nature Hike High Tech Treasure Hunt - Free!

Saturday, November 4th

Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, WI 53209, USA

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Explore, solve riddles, find treasures! Learn the basics of how to use a GPS unit to find hidden caches at Havenwoods. We will have GPS units to borrow. Dress for an outdoor adventure!

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#5. Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market (Free admission and parking)

Saturday, November 4th

Greenhouse Annex at the Domes

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

It's opening weekend of the Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market (formerly known as the Milwaukee County Winter Farmer's Market). Free admission and parking. Peruse 50 weekly vendors offering high quality fruit, veggies, meat, eggs, poultry, and dairy products, as well as fresh bakery, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, sauces and soups, and global cuisine.

Check their schedule for special kids' activities like story time!

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Kids Eat Free (or really cheap)

North Star American Bistro

4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211

W Capitol Dr #100, Brookfield, WI 53045

Kids Eat Free Sundays (10 and under-Kids' Menu Only)

Regular price charged on all additions. Offer not valid on any holiday. One free kids meal for every regular priced adult entree.​

Family Night at Maxie's Southern Comfort

6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213

$2.00 kids meals every Sunday night!

Live theater performances

"Peppa Pig Live!"

Sunday, November 5th

Riverside Theater

Doors open at 4:00 p.m., Show starts at 5:00 p.m.

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back at The Riverside with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (ages 6 - 16+)

Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

October 6th - November 5th

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Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Cheer on the devoted father and eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, and his children, Jemima and Jeremy, as they plot to rescue Grandpa Potts and the children of Vulgaria from the dastardly Baron Bomburst. Based on the beloved 1968 film based on Ian Fleming's children's book and featuring an unforgettable score, this is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

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