Four fun family things to do this summer

What’s not to love about a summer family getaway to Middleton? You name it, we’ve got it—great parks, fantastic options for outdoor recreation, fun attractions and lively events.

So, pack up the minivan and explore these four family-friendly ways to enjoy a summer vacation in Middleton.

  1. Find a park

Middleton is filled with fun and scenic parks perfect for family fun. Bring your bikes to Pheasant Branch Conservancy for an afternoon ride. Explore the large, ADA-accessible Playworld System at Harvey John & Lucille Taylor Memorial Park. Or, let your kids skate or rollerblade at the 10,000-square-foot Quarry Skate Park.

Find more Middleton parks here.

  1. Play inside

Want to get the family around the same table? Head to I’m Board Games & Family Fun on University Avenue and start up a little friendly competition at their free game center, which is open during regular store hours.

Bounce, slide and swing at the indoor playroom at PlayN Wisconsin on Parmenter Street. The facility offers open play all week long (10am-7pm Monday and Thursday, 10am-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and noon-4pm Sunday), where kids can explore swing sets, trampolines, basketball hoops and more.

  1. Get on (or in) the water

If your kids need to cool down on a hot summer day, there are plenty of places to do so in Middleton. Kids can run through the fountains at the Splash Pad at Lakeview Park or zoom down one of the waterslides at the Walter R. Bauman Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Marshall Board & Boat Rentals offers canoes, stand-up paddleboards, paddleboats and more ways to explore the waters of Lake Mendota.

  1. Be a good neighbor

Middleton’s annual Good Neighbor Festival, returns to Firemen’s Park on Aug. 23-25. This fun community celebration features family-friendly events all weekend long, including a Kidde Parade on Friday, a 5K run/walk, carnival rides, kids’ events, live music and much more.

See more summer events here.

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