Posts in category "Weekend events and activities"

5 Reasons to "Do the Dells" this Labor Day Weekend

5 Reasons to "Do the Dells" this Labor Day Weekend
Didn't make it up to the Wisconsin Dells this summer like you'd planned? There is still time for one last family hurrah before you settle back into the old school routine. Why not plan a quick getaway up to the Wisconsin Dells to officially say so long to summer? Here are five reasons to make this trip. Now. While you are thinking of it. Before summer really is over (boo hoo)...

Apple Picking Possibilities

Apple Picking Possibilities
Almost that time of year. I’m starting to think apple pie, apple sauce, and apple cider. Yummy! Heading out to pick all those apples yourself is a great family activity (kids really love be to hands-on like this). Our area has a few different good pick-your-own apple options. Here are some good bets for your... Read more »

Fall Attractions in the Wisconsin Dells

Fall Attractions in the Wisconsin Dells
So maybe your Wisconsin Dells summer getaway just isn’t going to happen. No big deal — there are plenty of upcoming events that will make a fall trip to the Dells worthwhile. Here are some fall highlights to mark on your calendar. Wo-Zha-Wa Days. From September 13-15, Downtown Wisconsin Dells marks the end of summer... Read more »
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5 Reasons to go to the Wisconsin Dells before summer is over

5 Reasons to go to the Wisconsin Dells before summer is over
Is it just me or has this summer been lightening fast? Maybe it has literally been the crazy amount of extreme heat that we’ve seen in the Midwest lately, but June and July have really flown by. August is around the corner. It is now or never of summer fun, friends. As we start to... Read more »

WTTW Hosts 10th Annual WTTW Kids Fun and Run

WTTW Hosts 10th Annual WTTW Kids Fun and Run
Walk or run, but come to the 10th annual WTTW Kids Fun and Run! Registration for this annual family event is now open!  This spectacular event for parents and children supports WTTW’s award-winning and educational children’s programming and will take place in Chicago’s Lincoln Park on Sunday, August 25 from 9:00 am until noon.  This year’s celebration will feature live music from Ralph's World performing their critically-acclaimed, totally enjoyable music for adults and kids alike. Favorite WTTW walk-around characters will be on hand for hugs and photographs, including Sesame Street’s Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster; Arthur, D.W. and Buster from Arthur; WordGirl; Ruff Ruffman from Fetch; Peep from Peep and the Big Wide World; Martha from Martha Says; Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat; and longtime children’s favorite, Curious George. Other attractions include complimentary food and beverage, strolling entertainment, children’s performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music, giant inflatables for climbing and sliding, activities and crafts, and live performances from Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS. This event will sell out. Advance registration is required and early registration is strongly recommended. The general entry fee is $30 per person for adults and $15 for children age 13 and under; for WTTW11 members, the entry fee is $20 per person for adults and $10 for children age 13 and under. All registered participants will receive an official WTTW Kids Fun and Run t-shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Children 24 months old and younger on the day of the event are admitted free, but will not receive a T-shirt, runner/walker number or goodie bag unless registered as paid participants...

Weekend Family Event Picks for May 17-19

Weekend Family Event Picks for May 17-19
        We are in the countdown to the weekend! Can’t wait for some down time. Every Thursday, I am going to share my three top picks for the best family-friendly activities around town. Wishing you and your little people a lovely and relaxing weekend together! Best of Bump Club and Beyond This... Read more »
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Noah's Ark: Possibly the coolest waterpark in all of America

Noah's Ark: Possibly the coolest waterpark in all of America
Sure, you’ve probably been to a couple of waterparks in your lifetime. But until you’ve stepped foot into Noah’a Ark, you haven’t really seen anything. Noah’s Ark is the country’s largest waterpark. This place features 49 water slides (what!), 2 wave pools, 2 endless rivers, and 4 separate kiddie play areas. Thrill seekers flock to the... Read more »

Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway

Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway
Thinking about heading up to the Wisconsin Dells for a little family getaway sometime this summer? Not sure where to start your planning? Wondering which hotels and waterparks are the best fit for your family (because there are definitely different parks for different families)? As any experienced parent knows, family vacation tend to go a lot smoother when you have a plan -- it is not easy to "wing it' with little people in your life. So if you are thinking about a trip to the Dells sometime this summer (like we are!), I definitely suggest that you do your homework before hand...

Trick-or-Treating in the Wisconsin Dells

Trick-or-Treating in the Wisconsin Dells
Can you believe that we are only one week away from the big day? At this time next Monday, your kiddos will be collecting more loot than they possibly could (or should) eat. But they will also be having the time of their lives so you will be more than willing to let them sneak... Read more »
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Autumn Harvest Festival in the Wisconsin Dells

Autumn Harvest Festival in the Wisconsin Dells
Autumn Harvest Festival is a true Wisconsin-style celebration of the beautiful fall season. Highlights include live entertainment, a craft fair, farmers market, clowns, straw dig, scarecrow stuffing (fun!), pumpkin decorating, Kid’s Cookie Corner, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, caricatures and face painting. What kid wouldn’t love all that? Plus, there is live entertainment and a... Read more »