Ready for summer adventures?!
As the weather heats up our thoughts turn to summer and what summer will be like for us this year. We try to be prepared for quick changes in plans or opportunities for unscheduled fun or adventure. The real trick is to remember to replenish and replace as you use items! With many pools closed this summer including Polock, Mead, and Erb Pool or are open but operating at reduced capacity and with residency restrictions such as Kaukauna and Little Chute, so we are getting creative on finding other local treasures. Find what local pools are open here.
An amazing thing about living in this area is the variety of destinations for families and incredible natural areas that are largely free or very low cost to enjoy. Heading to the park is a great time to unplug and enjoy nature.
Many of our large favorite zoos have everything free Appleton or modifications this summer.
Summer provides kids with some extra time to think about others that might not be present during the busy school year. There are many organizations within our community that can use help even from small hands! Spending lots of time outdoors in the summer often includes meal times! Pack a picnic and head to a beautiful spot or check out somewhere new that has outdoor service. Northeast Wisconsin is usually full of local parks and businesses offering free and very low-cost summertime entertainment like outdoor movies. These things are normally family favorite things to do during the summer but because of the current situation many have many modifications and some people may choose not to do.
We would love to hear what you are up to! Touch a truck in Oshkosh is actually august 8th. July 19th was the date. Love your list!
You do not need a fishingtrout stamp or limit of fish you can catch. Kids 5k trail run in the morning and lots kids activities all day.
Best part, everything but 5k is free! Bay beach is a hit for us. Trying to enjoy summer with our 9 year old after a very expensive ivf cycle…. Last summer as a family of 3 trying to make it a fun one! We are enjoying our summer with camp outings, swims at the Meade pool and playing at parks! We especially enjoy Memorial Park in Appleton! We have had a great summer!
Ultimate summer bucket list – + things to do this summer
Cookout at Plamann Park on the 4th of July! Went to The Millwakee Zoo with the Family! Breakfast on the Farm!
Went to the Splash Pad in Sherwood for the first time! The kids had a blast! Went to Art At The Park! Elks club drug free life! Free swimming at Kaukauna Pool! Home Depot free kids workshops!
Went to Cheese Fest! We are enjoying summer by exploring the valley. We are looking forward to trying many other ideas on the list. Our family has had an amazing summer!! Most of our summer has been spent at the beach in Freemont — an amazing place to swim and hang out for the day at! We would love to finish it up by visit a few local places! Lots everything free Appleton swimming, playing tennis, backyard kickball, nightly walks, etc… Still plan on bay beach, and bookworm gardens!
Oh and farmers market. Outdoor movies, bay beach, NEW zoo. Would love to do a few more things with the kids before school starts! The bucket list is almost complete were planning on going to the Milwaukee zoo yet and one more trip to bay beach,thank you for such great ideas summer of was a blast thanks to go valley. We have been to Bay Beach, camping, and lots of other things.
Still want to go to the beach in 2 Rivers yet. We try to do day activities. Hard to plan things sometimes when your husband is a police officer. Great list above, Go Valley Kids!
Stop in for a free sample!
Going to the parks, and buboltz nature place, bay beach, splash pad. We went to Mulberry Farm for the first time and loved it! Timber Rattler game and Bay Beach were other highlights. We still have lots to do in our last few weeks. We went to Deyoung zoo, new zoo, pools, beach, outagamie county fair, splash pad, EAA, library events, strawberry picking.
Brewer game, timber tattler game, a trip to the mall of America, and kayaking when the weather permits. We took the kids to the national parks in Utah. It would be nice to do some things in the local area. Thank you sooooo much for doing this!
First time for my little man. Summer is winding down, and we are just starting on our bucket list! Finally went camping, went to a trats game, and bay beach.
We loved it! The zoo, bookworm gardens and building for kids is left. Our family has enjoyed swimming at many different pools in the area, hiking at Island, Bay Beach, Chickenfest, camping in Canada and Door county, farmers markets, library reading program, strawberry picking, and several trips to Mulberry Lane. So far we have enjoyed our summer by vacationing in Door County, swimming at Sunset and Pollock Pools, hunting for Pokemon at many different parks, and Mike of Music.
We would love to try to squeeze in a few more adventures before summer is over! Your website is such a great resource for families! Lots of fun days trips throughout the summer. Great America was a blast too!
A week of fun with 40+ activities for appleton’s children’s week: july 25 – 31, !
Finishing my summer with a Brewer game and golfing…It goes by way too fast!!! My kids get to go up North and enjoy nature with the grandparents. This summer we have gone hiking at many parks, enjoyed fresh produce at the Farmers Market, gone swimming at Sunset beach and in Two Harbors, planted a garden, and spent some Fridays at the Timber Rattled games!!! We love Appleton!!!!
We have been enjoying all the things our great city of Neenah has to offer. We LOVE the out to lunch concert series, the great concerts at Riverside Park, and especially all the awesome activities our Neenah library has to offer!! My daughters and I have picked strawberries out at Cuff farms, so yummy, wandered around the Farmers market, tasted our way through the Food Truck Rally, cooled off at the splash pad in South Park, took advantage of kids bowl free and even relaxed in the new dreamlounger seats at the movie theater one hot summer evening!
We spend a lot of time outside playing in the water, going to a few baseball games, traveling to the Shedd aquarium and Milwaukee zoo.