8 Twin Cities Spots to Bring Your Kids

Indoors or outdoors, here are some of the best playgrounds and activities for a morning or afternoon of play
Bunker Beach Water Park in Coon Rapids

Bunker Beach

Chutes and Ladders: While this isn’t the official name, looking at the gigantic, multi-level play area with climbers and 50-foot long slides in Hyland Lake Park Preserve, it makes sense.

Eagles Nest: Let your kids burn off energy indoors in New Brighton. The Eagles Nest features a 23-foot high Web Tour Challenge, 36-foot wave slide, ball pit and more, plus a toddler area.

Edinborough Playground: Rain or shine, Minnesota’s largest indoor park is the place to be. Play all day at the playground, also known as Adventure Peak, or cool off in the Edina facility’s indoor pool.

Madison’s Place Playground: This Woodbury spot is all about universal design and inclusion with sensory play equipment and wheelchair accessible areas so there are no obstacles to play.

Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater

Teddy Bear Park

Teddy Bear Park: Bring your children to climb all over the giant teddy bear sculptures throughout this quaint park in Stillwater, one of the best spots to daytrip from the Twin Cities.

Round Lake Park: Eden Prairie packs a lot in this space with playing fields, a volleyball court, skate park, hiking, bike trails and, perfect for summer, a splash pad.

Treasure Island Park: Let your imagination run rampant and battle against dragons at this wooden castle playground in St. Paul. >> 540 Warwick St., St. Paul

Waterparks: Splash around indoors and out at places like Cascade Bay Waterpark in Eagan, Bunker Beach in Coon Rapids, the Tropics at Shoreview and Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington.