Like most parents, I sit down at the beginning of every month and fill in the calendar. Sports activities, parent meetings, work commitments, get togethers and dates saved for family adventures; the calendar fills very quickly. I thought it might be fun to start a monthly reoccurring blog with our top 5 activities for kids & parents each month. These will always be activities that we’re saving the date for and looking forward to.

Top 5 Activities for Kids & Parents

Here’s our September top five…

Tosa Fest | Website
When: Friday, September 7th (6-11:30PM) and Saturday, September 8th (11AM-11:30PM)
Where: Hart Park
What: TosaFest is a community event with live entertainment, events, local restaurants and lots of kids activities. Some of the free kids activities this year include face painting, lawn game areas, coloring contests, Lego play area, craft area and more!
Admission/Tickets: $2.00 suggested donation or 2 non-perishable food items for Tosa Cares

Ride on the Wild Side @ Milwaukee Co. Zoo | Website
When: Sunday, September 9th at 7AM
Where: Milwaukee Co. Zoo
What: The¬†Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s annual bike ride fundraiser. Kids of all ages can cruise in the Critter Caravan, a special 2.5-mile kids’ route through the Zoo. They also offer three options for distance routes (10, 17 & 27-mile rides) that start at the Zoo and continue north along the Menomonee River Parkway and the Oak Leaf Trail. We always do the 10-mile ride. It’s the perfect distance for a nice morning family bike ride.¬†After the ride, they have post-ride snacks, crafts and activity tents.
Admission/Tickets: Varies on if you’re a Zoo Pass member and size of your family.

Apple Picking @ Elegant Farmer | Website
When: Saturdays & Sundays, September 8th through Oct 21st
Where: Elegant Farmer (Miltown Moms also has an awesome Apple Picking Guide with other locations)
What: Autumn Harvest Fest is one of my favorite fall traditions! Elegant Farmer offers a traditional apple-picking experience where you take a hay ride out to the orchard and fill bushels of apples. You can taste lots of yummy varieties throughout the orchard! They also have little step stools all over the orchard so the little kids can get up higher into the trees to pick. You can also ride out to the pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins! When you’re done in the orchard and pumpkin patch, they also have pony rides and a corn maze.
Admission/Tickets: Hayride is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (under 2 is free); pumpkins range from $10-30 depending how many you pick

MKE Mom’s Blog 3rd Birthday Bash Mom’s Night Out | Website
When: Thursday, September 20th at 7PM
Where: Milwaukee Public Market
What: The MKE Moms Blog team is hosting an epic Moms Night Out event to celebrate their 3rd birthday. This is the perfect mom’s night out event with drinks, treats, desserts, giveaways, local swag and more!
Admission/Tickets: $45.00

Green Meadows Petting Farm | Website
When: Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
Where: 33603 High Dr., East Troy, WI 53120
What: The fall is the perfect time to visit a farm. And it’s an even better time to visit a petting farm! Green Meadows is a petting farm where you can milk a cow, play with the farm animals (sheep, pigs, goats, chickens), take a hayride, play in the haymow, ride a pony and so much more! I’ll definitely be blogging after we visit this fall.
Admission/Tickets: $11.75 (under 1 is free)