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The new children’s garden at Boerner Botanical Gardens is now open to the public. ‘Margie’s Garden’ is now open at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, and it’s unlike anything else in the Milwaukee area. The new children’s garden is an enchanted village for kids, featuring an Alphabet Garden, a Numbers Garden, sound makers, playhouses,...
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Step back in time in Eagle, WI! Recently our Calendar Editor Bridget McMahon visited Old World Wisconsin with her family. Here are her notes, tips, and tricks: “Old World Wisconsin takes the whole family back in time with restored historic structures throughout its 600 acres in Eagle, WI (about a 50-minute drive from Milwaukee). When...
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Fourth of July events are going on all weekend long! Let us be your guide as you make your Independence Day plans. Here are our top picks: 1. Milwaukee Lakefront Fireworks Sunday, July 3, 2022, 9:30 p.m.Admission: FREE (Parking is $25 per car) Head to the lakefront for the area’s biggest fireworks show – a...
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Members of Discovery World can watch the lakefront fireworks from the docks. The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there are plenty of options for families to celebrate together this weekend, all over southeastern Wisconsin: 1. Greendale Lions Family Fourth Fest Join the Greendale Lions Family 4th Fest, running June 30 – July 4....
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Step back in time one hour north of Milwaukee! Recently our Calendar Editor Bridget McMahon visited the Wade House near Sheboygan with her family. Here are her notes, tips, and tricks: “This historic 1850s stagecoach hotel, located 20 miles west of Sheboygan, takes the whole family back in time. You enter into a beautiful new...
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Milwaukee Recreation recently celebrated the grand reopening of Burnham Playfield. (Photo from Instagram, @milwaukeerecreation) Throughout the year, Milwaukee Recreation provides the community with safe, fun, and affordable recreation and enrichment activities. Many programs are free or low-cost, and youth scholarships are available. Additional programs are offered during the summer months, giving children and families even more opportunities to stay...
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There are so many water parks and outdoor pools to enjoy with your kids this summer! Here they are, organized by county. (Because we LOVE a good organized list!)   Note: Many of the pools on this list are closed due to lifeguard shortages. Always check with your local pool before you go! MILWAUKEE COUNTY...
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With the upcoming heat wave looming, it’s clear that the summer season is upon us. There’s no better time to hit the nearest watering hole and cool off. Splash pads and wading pools offer families with young children the perfect antidote to the summer heat. Splash pad season typically runs from Memorial Day through Labor...
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After two summers of canceled festivals and postponed fireworks, the summer of 2022 is shaping up to look pretty darn back-to-normal. Here are 50 new things to do with your kids this summer, and a few old favorites that are back again this year! 1. Visit the Giannis Mural. Photo Credit: Abby Hoerchner/Milwaukee Bucks There’s...
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kids at Washington County Fair Wisconsin
Photo Credit: wcfairpark.com Once again, Milwaukee is coming alive with festivals all over the city this summer, and lots of them are kid-friendly! After the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled many festivals in 2020 and 2021, most are making a comeback this year. Here is a list of Milwaukee Summer Festivals happening in 2022, in chronological order...
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