Last updated on March 15th, 2018
Spring has officially begun. And if your kids are anything like mine, they are probably itching to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Here are my Top 5 things you should check out. If you’re still looking for more, check out my list of Spring activities for the whole family called 8 Things to do this Spring.
Twins Home Opener
April 11th marks the beginning of Twins Baseball for the 2016 season! Depending on the year, this may be the first time you get to see green grass outside. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see a game there yet, defiantly take a trip. Outdoor baseball is a lot of fun. If you are planning on taking the kids, get them to a Sunday game. Stay to the end because you get the opportunity to run the bases after the game. It is always a highlight for any fan. To find ticket or check the schedule, check out http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/
Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo
It’s always an exciting time of year at the zoo because you get to see the newest members. If your timing is right, you may even get to touch a new duckling that just hatched or even pet a pig. The farm also has a petting area for the goats. If you can’t get there in the spring, the animals are still pretty cute by the time summer rolls around too. The Farm opens on March 25th. Click for more info.
Vehicle Day in Edina
If your kids ever wanted to check out what it was like to sit in a fire truck, swat vehicle or get behind the wheel of a garbage truck. On May 14th from 10-12 in the Southdale Mall Parking lot, they can do it all. Three Cities, Bloomington, Richfield and Edina all get-together and put on display all of these vehicles. The operators are standing by to answer any of their questions. It’s defiantly a lot of fun for both the kids and parents.
Take a stroll around Lake Harriet this spring. Keep an eye out for the little elf door in the tree on the south side of the lake. The elf tree can be found on the bike and walking trails, just past South Oliver Avenue. If you leave a note and provide a return envelope, you may even get a response back. For more info, take a look at the ‘Mr Little Guy’s’ website: http://www.mrlittleguy.com.
May Day Festival and Parade (Bloomington)
This one of a kind festival is put on by The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. The parade starts at noon on 25th St. E between Bloomington Ave S to 24th St. E and ends in Powderhorn Park. At around 3pm the Festival and Tree of Life Ceremony starts in the Park. It looks to be a great time. Click for parade route details.