Outdoor Activities for Kids in Wisconsin

It’s T-minus 5 days and counting until the holidays are here. The kids will soon be off of school and you need some ideas on how to keep ‘em busy. Four words: We got you covered.

Pack in the car and head to the Country Christmas light show. Enjoy 250 displays and more than a million lights all from the comfort of your heated car. This scenic drive along 40 acres of wooded Waukesha countryside boasts animated figures and classic holiday scenes sure to please kids of all ages.

A group of kids enjoying the tubing trails at Cascade Mountain.

Sample a “Slice of Ice” at Red Arrow Park’s free outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Milwaukee. With room for 100 skaters, this refrigerated rink is bordered by a 3 foot railing to give even the littlest of skaters something to hold on to. If you need a break from the cold, head into the warming house for restrooms, lockers, warm drinks and yummy treats. It’s got floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop overlook so you don’t miss any of action on the ice. Once you’re done there, walk up the street to Cathedral Square Park to enjoy the maypole and other light displays as part of the Milwaukee Holidays Lights Festival!

Last but not least, hit the slopes for some sledding or tubing fun! Cascade Mountain in Portage has great tubing runs suitable for younger children. Even better, their “magic carpet” takes tubers back to the top of the hill…no climbing involved. (AKA mom and dad don’t have to give piggy back rides!)

For even more events and activities to keep you and your young ones busy, visit TravelWisconsin.com. Enjoy!

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