Use this handy flow chart to find an activity that will make everybody happy.
A 20-minute jaunt west to Greenfield Park in West Allis will have the whole family believing they’ve road-tripped to Wisconsin Dells for a day. A zero-depth pool, tube and body waterslides, interactive water toys and sand volleyball are just a few of the amenities to be discovered at this close-to-home water park.
Book a pingpong table by the half-hour and teach your kids the secret behind your storied backhand. A basket of balls at every table is magically replenished between volleys, so the games can continue nonstop.
Kohl’s Art Generation offers an array of activities: Drop in on Open Studio, attend Family Sundays for hands-on activities and tours and catch Story Time in the Galleries. On display all summer is “Paper Play,” a paper craft exhibit inspired by Friedrich Froebel, the inventor of kindergarten.
It’s more than just beer: the Sprecher tour also includes samples of ten draft sodas for the under-21 crowd. And they take their soda seriously. Like their beer taps, Sprecher’s soda dispensers rotate a colorful cast of craft sodas, seasonal concoctions and even limited releases. Just be careful of sugar overload. The all-you-can-drink root beer, grape soda and cherry colas are addictive (and their Orange Dream is, well, a dream).
This Brady Street staple (at the corner of Humboldt) is a treasure trove for jugglers. But it is also the place to procure gag gifts (whoopie cushions to fake vomit), novelties (bacon-flavored gum) and magic tricks. Kids love the racks of Frisbees and bins of finger puppets and stick-on mustaches. Window shopping has never been so fun!
Get a break from kids for a few hours – send them to one of the themed day camps where they’ll connect with nature around town, and beyond. By the time you pick them up, they’ll be transformed into scientists, land stewards, gardeners and nature buffs.