Family Activities in Green Bay, WI
Take the family on an old-fashioned horse drawn hayride at Rock K Ranch in Greenleaf. For more than 40 years a local family has opened up their farm to give city folks a country experience. This outing is meant for groups of 10 or more – it's the perfect opportunity to get the extended family together.
An hour-long horse drawn ride through the woods includes time at a bonfire; fires are held close to the barn on buggy evenings.
Remember your camera! Rock K Ranch has plenty of photo opts as kids find animals to love. They’ll be delighted to hold kittens and awe at the huge horses.
The National Railroad Museum showcases train artifacts as a visual reminder of the role rail played on the nation.
Take care to time visits to the museum’s rare collection of railroad exhibits with a special event. Visit at Christmastime and ride on the Polar Express or pop in at Halloween to romp through a haunted house. Thomas the Tank Engine comes to the museum each summer, entertaining kids with storytelling, live music, block building and more. Or, if your kids prefer to explore without the crowds, stop in on a non-event day. Regular visits give young train fanatics more time to climb around the world’s largest steam locomotive.
For under $5 per person, young and old alike can escape the summer sun with a mini-water park that won’t break the bank. The two 30-foot waterslides keep older kids occupied, while younger ones wade in the zero-depth swimming area. Tiny tots tired of the water can get dirty in the sand pile.
A highlight of the Resch Pool is the concession stand located right inside the pool area. Wait your turn for nachos, candy or tasty ice cream treats. Chairs scattered around the grass area are perfect for snacking and offer a spot to keep towels dry.
With sixteen rides charging only one or two tickets that sell for a quarter apiece, Bay Beach has inexpensive thrills for all ages. Little ones adore the round and round lady bugs and tiny cars while older kids cheer after a ride on the Scrambler or Tilt-a-Whirl. The entire family will enjoy racing down the 100-foot slide on a burlap sack.
Get your heart racing with Bay Beach’s first and only roller coaster. At $1 a ride the Zippin Pippin climbs and falls so quickly riders can’t help but scream with delight.
Make the park a full-day outing by taking advantage of the on-site concession stands, picnic shelters, playground and wading pool.
Like an arboretum and a zoo rolled into one, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary has 700 acres where you can trek the woodlands and grasslands to observe regional creatures in their natural habitat. An afternoon exploring the Wildlife Sanctuary provides an educational opportunity for families.
A few dollars will buy priceless memories. Buy bags of corn and watch as the kids feed eager ducks and geese. These friendly fowl get close so remember your camera.
The park is open year round. Exploring nature at the Wildlife Sanctuary is especially affordable. Admission to the park is always free, although special nature programs charge a small fee.