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June 2021: Top Things To Do With Kids

School is out and summer is in! It’s the season of berry picking, outdoor movies, splash pads, and more. Here are our top picks for families this month:


FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES

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Bayshore invites families for free family movies this summer.

Bayshore is welcoming kids of all ages (and adults too!) to enjoy the FREE Family Flicks movie series playing from the Bayshore Marquee facing The Yard. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join on Wednesday evenings for fun family entertainment. Movies start at 5pm!

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Konkel Park in Greenfield is also hosting free outdoor movies for families.

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SPLASH PADS

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Photo: Facebook, @HickoryParkSplashPad

With the recent heat wave and area schools wrapping up the academic year, it’s clear that summer is upon us! There’s no better time to hit the nearest watering hole and cool off.

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STRAWBERRY PICKING

Strawberries are expected to be ripe for picking in mid-late June. Keep an eye on this page for all the details. We’ll be updating it when they’re ready!


STATE PARKS WITHIN ONE HOUR

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View from Powder Hill at Pike Lake.

The observation towers in Wisconsin State Parks are now officially open! There’s a great tower in Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield, and at Pike Lake’s Powder Hill. We rounded up 13 State Park Within One Hour of Milwaukee to make it easy for you.


FARMER’S MARKETS

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Photo: Brookfield Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Markets are in full swing! They offer a great outdoor option for families to get their shopping done, connect with local business, and in some cases, hear live music and participate in crafts and activites. Click here for a complete listing of 40+ Farmer’s Markets in Milwaukee.


BEER GARDENS


Estabrook Beer Garden. Photo: Instagram, @leahelizabethogden

By definition, a biergarten is simply an open-air space where beer and food are served. But in reality, they are so much more than that. Popular in Bavaria and Germany, beer gardens are a festive place for people to get together and delight in good food, beer, and the outdoors.

Many have popped up over the years around Milwaukee, and they are definitely family-friendly. They are set in parks, often near playgrounds, and many serve non-alcoholic options.

We do not condone alcohol abuse. Drink responsibly!

Check out all 8 Kid Friendly Beer Gardens Around Milwaukee.


101 DAY TRIP IDEAS

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Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay.

Plan some epic day trips for Summer 2021! From petting zoos to amusement parks, we’ve got 101 ideas for you, organized by region for maximum convenience.


LIGHTHOUSES:

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Kids 5 and up can climb the tower at North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park.

Whether just down the road or a short day trip away from MKE, each of the following lighthouses has something to offer everyone in the family. Older kids will especially love climbing to the top of a tower to take in some spectacular views. Check out 6 Lighthouses To Visit Around Greater Milwaukee.


MUST-VISIT PLAYGROUNDS

The playgrounds are calling! Check out “15 Must- Visit Playgrounds Around Milwaukee.


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