Things to do in Lakeland with kids

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Stillwater
Offers a large, imaginative adventure playground with equipment designed for under 7s, and further open playspace around for older kids to play.
Afton Alps
(7 Miles)
Hastings
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 20% green runs and 60% blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and terrain park.
Woodbury
In a secure, stimulating environment, custom built to a child's scale, "Lookout Ridge" is a state-of-the-art indoor playground located on the lower level of Central Park. The playground complements the high quality and unique design of the Central Pa...
Oakdale
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Hastings
At Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, we believe in fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world through quality environmental education, conservation practices, and outdoor experiences for all visitors. The beautiful...
Monkey House
(14 Miles)
White Bear Lake
5000 square ft indoor play and party center. Bounce houses, obstacle course, slide, rings, swings, foam pit and more! Open play times and private parties.
St Paul
Over 18,200 square feet of climbing surfaces, making Vertical Endeavors one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world! And its fun!
Saint Paul
Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings. One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for thing...
St. Paul
A fascinating and interactive look into the history of transportation, where kids can enjoy a train or caboose ride!
St Paul
The MMAA was founded as an art school in 1927, when it formally incorporated as The Saint Paul School of Art. Collecting works of art, for instructional purposes, began in the late 1930's. Over time, the acquisition of additional paintings, works on ...
St Paul
Minnesota Children's Museum is at the heart of where fun meets learning. It's where kids can touch, climb, splash, crawl, push, pull, and press it all. Children ages 6 months through 10 years and their adult guests can explore seven galleries packed ...
Saint Paul
The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Minnesota
St Paul
Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception -- the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. Step right up !!
West Saint Paul
With farm animals, birds of prey and a mass of natural local wildlife, they have been teaching and enthralling kids for over forty years. Plus orchard, bee apiary and special events.
White Bear Township
A nature filled play area in the stunning Ramsey County.
New Richmond
Racing for watching rather than doing, but thrilling for kids if they can take the volume!
Saint Paul
The attractions located here include the zoo, the conservatory, an amusement park, a carousel, Lake Como, a golf course, a pool and more. The park receives more than 2.5 million visitors annually. Como Park is a free park and while no admission fee i...
St Paul
Operated by volunteers in St. Paul's Como Park, this 68-horse carousel was built in 1914 and rescued from auction in 1988.
Eagan
Vast range of indoor fun from classic playground and bouncy house to sports, construction play, moving playground, reading and art zone and a terrific hologram game.
Cascade Bay
(22 Miles)
Eagan
Cascade Bay,the largest outdoor Municipal waterpark in the Midwest offers 5 waterslides, zero-depth entry pool, lazy river, full concession stand and a 9-hole miniature golf course! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things...
Eagles Nest
(22 Miles)
New Brighton
Imaginations will run wild as children leap into the ball pit, scale the 8 ft. climbing wall, zoom down the triple slide, and find their way through the wiggle waggles and the foam forest!
Minneapolis
The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark destination. It is a familiar point-of-entry to th...
Minneapolis
An art filled day for those creative and museum loving families.
Bloomington
Over 10,000 sea creatures to observe in the recently revamped centre, previously the Underwater Adventures Aquarium.
Minneapolis
Step into the heart of Swedish America. The American Swedish Institute is a historic house, museum, and cultural center located near downtown Minneapolis. Swedish immigrant newspaperman Swan J. Turnblad founded the Institute in 1929. The Turnblad ...
Bloomington
Located inside the Radisson Hotel Bloomington, near Mall of America and soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline, Water Park of America entertains both the young and young at heart. Surf on Minnesota's only Flow Rider Surf Simulator.
Minnesota Zoo
(1)
(25 Miles)
Apple Valley
Our mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world., which means we're dedicated to inspiring people to act on behalf of the environment. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational and conservation programs, l...
Minneapolis
Vertical Endeavors is one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world. With over 28,000 square feet of climbing surface, up to 60 foot tall climbing walls, Vertical Endeavors-Minneapolis is the place to climb!
Minneapolis
One of a kind budding artists attraction! Easily accessible professional artists studio with affordable fun designs on canvas and accessories. Professional paint, brushes and instruction. Ideal for the whole family for creating works of art and fami...
The Works
(2)
(27 Miles)
Bloomington
Ideal for kids aged 5 - 12, this very fun and hands-on museum features 40 interactive, kid-powered exhibits that highlight mechanisms and simple machines, where they can try, build and play as they learn!
Minneapolis
The Bakken is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Minnea...
Bloomington
One of the country's leading family theme parks, offering 27 rides and attractions covering all ages over 36", with Family, Junior and Thrill rides categories plus adventure golf and the highest Sky Trails rope course in the world!
Welch
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 15 green runs, plus 3 terrain training parks.
Edina
An indoor park! 1 acre of parkland indoors with features including swimming, sports and a nearly 40 ft high climbing tree themed adventure play frame with unusual features and a large toddler area.
Shafer
Offers a variety of campsites, with enough activities within minutes to provide days of fun! Fun on site includes swimming pool, enjoy mini golf, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes.
Burnsville
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, with terrain split between green and blue runs, plus covered lift serviced tubing hill and several terrain training features.
Minneapolis
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering around 40% green runs, plus snow tubing hill and 2 terrain training parks.
Bunker Beach
(31 Miles)
Coon Rapids
Cool your family off with Bunker Beach's fun waterslides, lazy river, a host of pools, and a play structure!
Bloomington
The play structure includes platforms, hexagonal climbers and slides up to 50 feet long. There is also a section designed just for children under five or those with disabilities.
Taylors Falls
Daily Scenic Boat Tours available 7 days a week from May - to Mid October. Dinner Cruises available on Fri & Sat evenings. Picnic Cruises available on Wed evenings. A great family owned and run business on the beautiful and scenic St Croix River i...
Taylors Falls
Encounter all sorts of wet wildlife as you meander along the St. Croix River with trips totally tailorable for between 2 and 7 hours. Also on site during summer: Wild Mountain Waterpark, Alpine Slides and Go-Karts!
Saint Croix
(32 Miles)
Saint Croix Falls
St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This ...
Plymouth
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Maple Maze
(35 Miles)
Maple Grove
The main climbing structure is a literal maze of tunnels, climbs and activities with 4 new slides and numerous interactive features, plus a separate toddler zone with animal friends and their own features.
North Maple Grove
WhirlyBall: a team game with a unique blend of basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and bumper cars! They also have a 4000 square foot arena to play lazer tag, the bruise-less, mess-less combat game played with infra red equipment.
Valleyfair
(35 Miles)
Shakopee
The park boasts more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres and is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest.
Pump It Up
(36 Miles)
Plymouth
A series of varying high standard inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, climbing maze and bounce houses. Plus regular special sessions including glow in the dark!
Minnetonka
We are a family entertainment center featuring family-friendly games and attractions including bowling, laser tag, 3-story kids fun factory, black light ropes course, bump n' spin cars and much more!
Taylors Falls
Voted Best Family fun in the Metro Area! Several Water Rides, Alpine Slides, including a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain & Go-Karts. Green grass, picnic areas & Free Parking make this a great facitlity for everyone! No need to purchase a ti...
Taylors Falls
Wild Mountain Winter Recreation Area

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Lakeland with kids

1

Bell Museum of Natural History

(23 Miles) Museums in Minneapolis

2

Cafesjian Carousel

(19 Miles) Kids Fun in St Paul

3

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area

(30 Miles) Skiing in Minneapolis

4

Nickelodeon Universe

(27 Miles) Theme Parks in Bloomington

5

Cascade Bay

(22 Miles) Waterparks in Eagan

6

The Mississippi

(16 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Saint Paul

7

Vertical Endeavors St Paul

(15 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in St Paul

8

Welch Village Ski Resort

(27 Miles) Skiing in Welch

9

Wild Mountain Ski Resort

(37 Miles) Skiing in Taylors Falls

10

Pump It Up

(36 Miles) Indoor Play in Plymouth

Fun places to visit in Lakeland with kids

Minnesota is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Minnesota's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Minnesota with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Minnesota - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in MN