Kids Activities in Waukesha

50% Off Private Music Lessons

West Allis

$100 $50

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Each week, expert instructors meet with adults and kids during lessons focused on voice, guitar, drums, or other instruments

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Trinity

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Milwaukee as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

Up to 44% Off Tours of Pabst Mansion

Avenues West

$18 $11

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Flemish Revival mansion showcases historic past of Pabst Brewing Company, rare 19th-century art, and original furnished halls

50% Off Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride

Milwaukee

$300 $149

Horse-drawn wagons ferry up to 12 passengers past downtown Milwaukee sites on a tour to the lakefront

Up to 54% Off Petting-Farm Visit in Waterford

Waterford

$27 $13

Fuzzy fleeces, soft feathers, and bristly hides rub against hands at a petting zoo where kids can also ride a pony and milk a cow

Up to 73% Off Bowling

West Bend

$55 $15

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

66% Off Cosmic Bowling and Beer/Soda for Four 

Belgium

$72.49 $24.99

Colorful lights, energetic music, and glow-in-the-dark lanes enliven games as players sip soda and munch on fries

52% Off Family-Fun Outing

Bristol

$83.75 $40

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Families of four compete in laser-tag arena, slam multicolored bumper cars, play 150+ arcade games, and navigate a laser-maze

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Kenosha

$88 $39

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

Up to 51% Off at Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$22 $11

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Bowlers compete across three games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

52% Off Ice-Skating Classes

Gurnee

$125 $60

Kids, teens, and adults learn to ice-skate in age-appropriate classes held in seven- or eight-week sessions

Select Local Merchants

The Waukesha County Museum, which started in a basement room of the old courthouse in 1914, houses a more-than-2,000-square-foot repository for American history. The Memories of World War II touring exhibit pays homage to veterans, photographers, and reporters with more than 100 photos from Associated Press archives in addition to testimonies and hundreds of artifacts donated by local residents. Duck into the Greatest Generation Theater for a 20-minute film that illuminates the sagas of four local surviving WWII veterans.

101 W Main St
Waukesha,
WI
US

Price Performance Horses trains and shows purebred and half Arabian horses in divisions that range from English pleasure and western to show hack and costume. The full-service facility is set on 30 verdant acres of Wisconsin farmland and features amenities such a 90'x200' outdoor arena, a climate-controlled indoor arena, and valet parking for sporty stagecoaches. Riders of all experience levels are invited for private training with Price's talented and highly trained instructors. Each 60-minute lesson affords students valuable information on grooming, horsemanship, and why riding a zebra just isn’t the same.

19805 W. Lawnsdale Rd.
New Berlin,
Wisconsin
US

Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home––a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won’t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews––all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

6823 W North Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Throughout the week, Country Lanes offers open bowling hours and league opportunities for bowlers of all skill levels. In addition to indoor lanes, the alley welcomes outdoor revelers with courts for sand volleyball and horseshoes. The outdoor tiki bar keeps carousers stocked with cocktails and draft brews, and an indoor grill fires sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers such as wonton wraps. A banquet hall is available for parties, and a teen glow-bowl league takes place on Fridays through the summer, allowing bioluminescent youngsters to bowl in their natural environment.

11231 W Forest Home Ave
Franklin,
WI
US

Eight enormous inflatables tower above the sock-clad youngsters visiting Jump Zone's indoor park. Decorated with kid-friendly themes such as Batman, fire trucks, and the rainforest, inflatables accommodate kids ages 2–12 as they hop in bounce houses, slip down slides, navigate obstacle courses, and hatch plans to open up 401(k) accounts. Meanwhile, a toddler play area entices children ages 2 and younger with a pirate-themed inflatable. Along with its inflatable fun, Jump Zone enthralls guests with an arcade and offers to host parties complete with an inflatable throne for guests of honor. Parents enjoy free admission when they enter with a child, at which point they can watch their youngsters play, surf the facility's free WiFi, or join their kids for a bite in the café.

6544 S Lovers Lane Rd
Franklin,
WI
US

German expressionism. American decorative arts. Among the nation's best American art post 1960. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a leading American institution for the work of self-taught artists and holds one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe and other artistic luminaries in four floors of the 341,000-square-foot museum. Encompassing more than 25,000 pieces, the museum's collection ranges from 90 works of Haitian art and 450-plus German expressionist prints to an expansive contemporary art selection that includes pieces by Andy Warhol. Among the more singular holdings in the more than 40 galleries are the earliest surviving American-made chair.

Temporary and traveling exhibitions pass through each year, spotlighting everything from Rembrandt to color photography. Upcoming highlights include tattoo art, nineteenth-century portraiture, and, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. Delve deeper into works on display during lectures and talks, part of a packed events calendar that includes concerts and film screenings. Visitors can also flex their own artistic muscles during programs such as kids' and adult art classes.

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US