Local Fun

In addition to the fun options included with our Big Benefits program, here are some other free or low cost places you could check out with your Little.

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FOND DU LAC COUNTY

CRISTO REY RANCH – MOUNT CALVARY

Petting zoo to over 300 animals.

DOWNTOWN FOND DU LAC FARMER’S MARKET

Over 80 vendors selling baked goods and other treats, crafts, arts, pottery, etc.

Saturdays, 8am-noon, May 14-October 29, 2022

BORROW FESTIVE CAKE PANS (FREE) – FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

A large variety of fun shapes and sizes.

BORROW LARGE OUTDOOR GAMES (FREE) – FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Giant Chess, Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Pickle Ball and more…

BORROW STEM KITS (FREE)  – FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Makey Makey Kit, Squishy Circuit, Sphero, LittleBits, Kano Computer Kit…

THE IDEA STUDIO (FREE) – FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • 3-D printers
  • Button maker (no training req.)
  • Carvey CNC router
  • Embroidery machine
  • Laser cutter/engraver
  • Printmaking press
  • Recording studio
  • Serger
  • Sewing machine
  • Silhouette Cameo paper/vinyl cutter
  • Sublimation printer and heat press
  • VHS tape conversion station (no training req.)
    (currently being repaired)
  • X-Carve

FONDY SPORTS PARK

Go-carts, mini-golf, bumper-boats, arcade, batting cages, outdoor trampolines, rock climbing, aquapark.

HORICON MARSH

Bird watching, hiking, wildflowers, paddling, and a neat nature center.

KELLEY’S CREAMERY

Old fashioned, hand crafted ice cream. Sunflowers Taking Flight in August.

KIEKHAEFER PARK

Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoe, disc golf.

LECLARE FAMILY CREAMERY

A shop and cafe that serves ice cream and specialty foods.  They make over 10 different types of cheeses, and you can view the milking process of over 400 goats.

LAKESIDE PARK

Large playground open year round. Splash pad, petting zoo and amusement rides open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

STORYWALKS – HAMILTON & LAKESIDE PARK

Stroll through the park and read a picture book displayed page by page.

THE LITTLE FARMER

Caramel apples and other baked goods, a huge fun outdoor farm themed playground, corn maze, wagon rides…

WILD GOOSE TRAIL

This 34-mile rail trail skirts the western edge of the vast Horicon Marsh, a National Wildlife Refuge and world-famous home to over 250 migrant bird species. Great for hiking and biking.

CALUMET COUNTY

HIGH CLIFF STATE PARK

Great hiking in a 1,147-acre park.

LEDGEVIEW NATURE CENTER

The park is best known for its caves, but also contains woodland, dolomite ledges, open prairie and an inactive quarry. Hikers can enjoy 3 miles of trails, a 60-foot observation tower, an arboretum, and gardens with native wildflowers. Visitors can also view displays and interactive exhibits inside the nature center building.

OSHKOSH

GLOW IN THE PARK

Indoor glow mini-golf.

SANCTUARY AQUATICS PET STORE

Cool aquariams!  Free to look!

MENOMINEE PARK ZOO & HUGE PLAYGROUND

Zoo open May 7 – Sep 26

FOX VALLEY

Fox Cities Kid Friendly Fun

https://www.foxcities.org/things-to-do/family-fun/ Over 50 kid-friendly places in the Fox Valley.

The Greater Fox Valley Guide – Youth Activities

Outings and activities that change by season.