Winter Activities in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Feb 11, 2014 06:34PM
● By Julie Henning
Winter weather in Wisconsin can permeate the thickest snowsuit. To combat cabin fever, consider these two ideas for burning calories and playing together in a space other than your living room.
A 30,000 square foot sports arena committed to providing families and youth with a wide-range of activities at a reasonable price, Do-It-All Sports was the highlight of our afternoon. Darting between roller hockey, basketball, boxing, hi ball (our new favorite trampoline game), the climbing cave, and jungle gym with foam pit, we barely noticed the video arcade.Coupon Page of the Fond du Lac Convention and Visitors Bureau website and pay $7 for the same amount of time.
Children’s Museum of Fond du LacIn it's new-and-improved location, the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac holds its own. Clean, colorful, and organized in a floor plan conducive to keeping tabs on multiple kids, the museum is currently located on the north side of town. Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is participates in the free-admission network of the Association of Children’s Museums. Non-members (anyone over the age of one) can enjoy hours of fun for $6/person (or check for a printable 2 for 1 admission coupon on the Coupon Page of the Fond du Lac Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
Located just outside the city limits, the Horicon Marsh International Education Center welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests. In the main building, a giant atrium overlooks one corner of the 33,000 acre refuge of marsh and upland that offers protection for migratory birds.
Staying in line with our mission to frequent locally recommended, unique, family-friendly dining venues whenever possible, Trepanier’s Backyard Grill & Bar was our itinerary for Saturday. With cars waiting in the parking lot for the 11AM lunch rush, we secured a corner booth in a backyard-themed dining room (lamp shades are bushel baskets flipped upside down and picket fences create a miniature neighborhood).Confections for Any Occasion. Before you go, read about our experience in this story.
Where to Stay
In a one-bedroom suite at the Fond du Lac Country Inn & Suites, our family of five fit comfortably in our one night home-away-from-home. Catering to families, the Country Inn & Suites takes great pride in the little details. From warm cookies in the lobby to the Read It & Return library and the refrigerator and microwave in the room, we made sure to snap a photo of the swimming pool (kids will be kids, after all).
If you visit Fond du Lac after Lake Winnebago thaws and the flowers are in bloom, make sure and visit Lakeside Park. Over 400 acres of open space, the park features a miniature train, antique carousel, whitetail deer exhibit, and playgrounds galore. The park is free year round (special exhibits, including the popular lighthouse observation tower open April 15). A plethora of other summertime ideas are listed here.
This story was originally written (by me) and published on RoadTripsForFamilies.com.