Things to do in MADISON with kids

Did you know that Madison has over 260 parks? Did you know that Madison have five amazing lakes? Did you also know that Madison - this vibrant and very awesome capitol city of Wisconsin - has a TON of family fun!

Lucky we’re here to tell you all about it! There are plenty of things to do with kids in this amazing city, and it’s perfect in all 4 seasons!

It’s great when kids can play AND learn, which is why the Madison Children’s Museum is a great option for your family day out!

It’s also great when kids can really experience animals close up, which is why Henry Vilas Zoo is so great!  It’s also great when a city gives family’s FREE attractions - which is why the UW Geology Museum is so great!

Madison also has great activities to do with active kids, like Vitense Golfland and Fast Forward Skate Center, perfect for kids of all ages!

Did we say that Madison is great for kids? Well…we can’t say it enough!

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  • UW Geology Museum

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    Madison

    Take a journey into the deep history of Wisconsin at this fascinating Geology Museum, with hands-on learning for kids!

  • Madison Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for ...

  • Henry Vilas Zoo

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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    (4 miles) Madison

    16 acres of outdoor natural beauty and gardens for the family to explore, with exotic plants, birds, and even a waterfall - all for FREE!

  • Fast Forward Skate Center

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    (4 miles) Madison

    Family friendly roller rink with a variety of session types.

  • Vitense Mini Golf

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    (4 miles) Madison

    Epic mini golf across 3 courses indoor and out, plus the unique Foot Golf, Water Wars game, remote control boats, batting cages, redemption arcade, climbing wall and Jump Shot trampoline basketball ...

  • Studio You Paint It Pottery

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    (5 miles) Madison

    Kids can get artistic and creative at this paint your own pottery experience in Madison! Great for birthday parties too!

  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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    (13 miles) Cross Plains

    An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!

  • Little Amerricka

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    (18 miles) Marshall

    Little Amerricka is an old fashioned, family owned Amusement Park, where young and old alike can enjoy an entire afternoon of affordable classic family fun! All of us here at Little Amerricka ...

  • Smokey Hollow Campground

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    (21 miles) Lodi

    A family owned and family friendly campground in the beautiful hollows of Wisconsin. Seasonal sites with an incredible list of activities!

  • Cave Of The Mounds

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    (21 miles) Blue Mounds

    An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!

  • Creek Bed Country Farmacy

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    (21 miles) Poynette

    Farm fun in Wisconsin, with the state's LARGEST corn maze, playground, hayrides, pumpkin patch, and more more!

  • Hickory Hills Campground

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    (22 miles) Edgerton

    Great family camping fun in beautiful woodlands in Wisconsin, with swimming pool, beach, and fun activities for active kids!

  • MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

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    (22 miles) Poynette

    Feaures include hands on in and outdoor live wildlife exhibits, self guided nature trails, museums, a fire tower and large picnic area.

  • Busy Barns Adventure Farm

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    (26 miles) Fort Atkinson

    A fun place for kids to play with super cute animals, as well as enjoy this educational and playful farm.

  • Circus World Museum

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    (32 miles) Baraboo

    A fun and interesting collection of fascinating circus artifacts - it might even be the largest in the world! Historic circus fun for the whole family in Wisconsin!

  • Spinning Wheels

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    (33 miles) Portage

    Roller Skating at it's finest can be found at Spinning Wheels Skate Center in Portage, Wisconsin.

  • Skate Express

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    (35 miles) Watertown

    is a classic family friendly roller skating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages.

  • Gymtastics

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    (35 miles) Watertown

    Open Gym session lets kids try out the purpose built kids' equipment without pre arrangement, plus the trampolines from which one can jump into a large foam pit.

  • Mid Continent Railway Museum

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    (36 miles) North Freedom

    Experience this outdoor, living museum recreating the "Golden Age of Railroading" back in the 19th century! Locomotive fun for kids in Wisconsin!

  • House on the Rock

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    (37 miles) Spring Green

    The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to ...

  • Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

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    (38 miles) Rock Springs

    Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (39 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Indoor AND outdoor fun with these water parks at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin, with and indoor theme park too!

  • Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Inspire your imagination and unlock the secrets to a universe of fun! With over 150 hands-on activities, this interactive science center will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of ...

  • Ghost Out-Post Haunted House

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Are you afraid of the Dark?? Have you ever been hunted by a man-eating rat? Do you know how it feels to be trapped in a maze with twisted torture victims? In the Ghost Out-Post Haunted House you ...

  • Monster Truck World

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Monster Truck World is designed to offer calm seats toward the front and mid to extreme THRILL seats behind axel in rear and outer thrill seats for the visually brave and persons with no vertigo ...

  • Noah's Ark Waterpark

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Make a splash at America's LARGEST water park, with waterslides, wave pools, tube rides, mini golfs, arcades, and much more!

  • Rain Tree Resort

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With our indoor and outdoor waterparks, huge arcade, lounge and cafe. The RainTree Resort is the perfect Wisconsin Dells getaway for parents and children.

  • Timbavati Wildlife

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this ...

  • Wisconsin Dells Army Ducks

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Dells Army Duck Tours pilot and guide you on an expedition through our wilderness in WWII amphibious vehicles, called ducks. It's fun, entertaining and a must tour when visiting Wisconsin Dells!

  • Mt. Olympus and The Bay

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With an indoor AND outdoor theme park, outdoor water park, AND indoor water park all waiting to be enjoyed - Mt Olympus is certainly an exciting place to visit for all ages!

  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Indoor Fun

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Entertaining indoor fun with an XD theatre ride, rope course and 24 lane bowling facility.

  • Wizard Quest

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Wizard Quest is the leader in computer interactive games played in a live setting. The setting is a 13000 square foot fantasy, themed labrynth (called the quadrasphere).

  • Timber Falls Adventure Park

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    How can you go wrong at an amusement park that measures fun in screams per second! Rides for all ages in this exciting Wisconsin attraction.

  • Polynesian Water Park Resort

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    OVER 200,000 Sq. Ft. and nearly 500,000 Gallons of Indoor & Outdoor Water Park FUN! YEAR ROUND enjoy our 38,000 sq .ft. Indoor Waterpark Areas.