Fun things to do close to home
Here are a few of our favorite adventures to do close to home and that don't cost an arm and leg.
1. Berry Picking
We have a few favorites in the area. This year the May frost destroyed any chance at cherry picking but we have been able to get in Strawberries and Blueberries!
We love Little Hill Berry Farm for our blueberries
2. Find an ice cream shop you haven't been to and dig in
We like to find local ice cream shops since they seem to have all kinds of fun flavors. We enjoyed a delicious kid's cone at Cow Interrupted in Farmington.
3. Set up a Tent in the Backyard
We haven't done full on camping yet, but the boys will find tons of entertainment when we set up the tent outside. Daddy and Jackson even spent a night out there together and it went great! Next up...the open woods:)
4. Set up a Slip and Slide and join in
Need I say more? Bring on the giggles! Even better when the PARENTS join in!
5. Fill up a Kiddie Pool
The fun can last for hours. Bring out some squirt guns and it gets better.
6. Go Fishing
There are TONS of lakes around Minnesota. Test your kid's patience but see the pure joy when something bites their line!
7. Find a new trail to take the bike on, catch bugs and critters along the way and have a picnic
We love taking the bike out and discovering new trails in Minnesota! The boys LOVE when we pack a lunch too and set up a picnic in front a park so we can play and then refuel.
8. Discover a new park
We love checking out a new park every Friday and discussing what we liked about that particular park after. Leads to fun adventures and great conversation!
9. Explore a new Splash Pad
There are a TON of fun Splash Pads in Minnesota. One or our favorites is at the Minnesota Zoo!
10. Go Kayaking or Canoeing
We heard that we could rent a canoe for $8 at Lebanon Hills and decided to give it a try. It was AWESOME and so much fun! We'll definitely be doing this again.
What are some of YOUR favorite adventures to do with your kids that is close to home?
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