Appleton Children's Week 2016 – FREE & Inexpensive Activities

Appleton Children’s Week


Appleton Children's Week Parade
Appleton Children’s Week starts Sunday, July 24 and runs through Saturday, July 30. The city of Appleton Park and Recreation has a great lineup with a week of fun, low-cost or FREE events for children. Check out all the awesome opportunities below!

Appleton Children's Week

Sunday, July 24

  • FREE Admission at Erb & Mead Pools
    Erb and Mead Pools will be open and free of charge for kids 16 and under. Erb pool features diving boards and a drop slide, and Mead pool features zero-depth entry and a water slide. Pack your beach towel and sunscreen and take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy the pools for free! Kids-Free Hours: Erb Pool: 1 – 4:30 pm, and 6 – 8 pm. Mead Pool: 12 – 8 pm.
  • FREE “Dive-In” Movie at Erb Pool
    Join us for “Zoopotia” beginning at dusk (around 8:30 pm). You are encouraged to bring a raft to float on. The diving area of the pool will not be open during this time.
  • 2 Free Games of Open Bowling at Super Bowl
    Anyone 17 and under between the hours of 3 – 9 pm.

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

  • FREE Day at the YMCA (Good at all 5 Fox Cities Locations)
    Entrance to all Fox Cities YMCA locations will be free for all children ages 16 and under and their families. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please visit www.ymcafoxcities.org for open gym and swim hours.
  • FREE Medium Bucket of Range Balls for Kids at Reid Golf Course
    All day kids (ages 18 and under) can come and enjoy free range balls. Call Reid at (920) 832-5926 with questions.
  • Kids Rummage Sale
    Visit Pierce Park from 9 am – noon for the 4th annual event. Youth will be on hand selling gently used toys, games, clothing and accessories. You must be registered to sell items but not to shop. Register at www.appletonparkandrec.org.
  • Timber Rattlers vs. Lake County Captains at 12:05 pm
    Purchase discounted $8 Reserve Bleacher seats using the promo code “children” at timberrattlers.com! Special Appearances by characters from the PBS Kids show “Super WHY!” and player poster giveaway to the first 1000 fans in the door.
  • FREE Wonderful Ones at the Appleton Public Library
    9:30 am – 10:15 am – An early literacy experience for new walkers to children age 23 months. The program will provide your active toddler with lapsit time and opportunities to work on cognitive development and motor skills. Join us after for 15 minutes of play time.
  • FREE Time for Twos at the Appleton Public Library
    10:30 am – 11:15am – Join us for an early literacy experience with books, songs, finger plays and musical movement. This story time is designed for children ages 24 to 35 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
  • FREE Play & Learn at the Appleton Public Library
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun!
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    9 am at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive
  • FREE Ice Skating
    (ages 18 & under) at the Appleton Family Ice Center – 1717 E. Witzke Blvd., 11 am – 1 pm, $3.00 skate rentals.
  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at Barlow Planetarium
    Weekday matinée family show at 2:30 pm or 3:45 pm ONLY. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child. Matinée feature show: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.
  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at The Paper Discovery Center
  • FREE Batting Cages at Badger Sports Park All Day
    All ages are welcome to come and enjoy the batting cages at no charge! Call (920) 830-6900 with questions.
  • FREE Stories & Crafts at the Appleton Public Library
    9:30 am – 10:15 am & 10:30 am – 11:15 am – Enjoy stories, activities and crafts.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • FREE Dance-O-Rama (with Unity Dance Academy staff)
    2nd floor City Center in dance studios 1 & 2 from 1 – 3 pm. Ages 4 – 18 are welcome to come and experience a new genre of dance during this fun event. Call Miss Lisa at (920) 832-3944 with questions.

    • Studio I
      1 – 1:10 pm : Group Stretch
      1:10 – 1:30 pm: Ballet
      1:35 – 1:55 pm: Jazz
      2:00 – 2:20 pm: Tap
      2:25 – 2:45 pm: Hip Hop
      2:50 – 3:00 pm: Group Cool Down & Pictures
    • Studio II
      1:10 – 2:45 pm: Tumbling

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

  • FREE Children’s Parade presented by ThedaCare
    Kids 12 and under are invited to march down College Avenue in this non-motorized parade. Parade line up begins at 5:15, Parade starts at 6 pm. Registration is free (but required) at buildingforkids.org. Join us to watch Finding Nemo in Houdini Plaza at dusk.
  • Free Unlimited Attractions at Funset Boulevard 
    Children will have free unlimited access to the Train Ride, Bumper Cars, Carousel, Giant Kids’ Playground, New Toddler Zone and Laserforce Laser Tag for the entire day.
  • FREE Beginner Karate Class
    9 am at Karate America East – W3173 Springfield Drive
  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at History Museum at the Castle
    mention “Children’s Week” upon paying. 11 am – 4 pm.
  • Buy 1 Hour, Get 1 FREE at Xtreme Air
    Ages 3-17. Offer cannot to be split between two jumpers.  Waivers are required as well as Xtreme Air socks. Valid 10 am – 8 pm.
  • FREE Storyvine at the Appleton Public Library
    9:20 am – 9:50 am & 10 am – 10:30 am – This family program features stories, music, movement, media, puppets and more!
  • FREE Tween Scene Design It! at the Appleton Public Library
    1 pm – 1:45 pm – Use your creativity to design your own sports jersey. Tween Scenes are for students in grades 3 – 6. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register today at www.apl.org/cal or (920) 832-6187.
  • FREE Discover Scuba Trial at Erb Pool
    2 -3:30 pm – All equipment and instruction provided by Mountain Bay Scuba.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • FREE Ballet Class
    2:30 – 3:30 pmCome to Makaroff School of Ballet, 156 N. Walnut Street, to meet members of the Makaroff Youth Ballet, and discover the joy of ballet while trying a free class. Boys and Girls will be split into 2 groups, ages 5-7 and 8-12. Find us below the green awning on Walnut Street, across from the PAC.

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult at Barlow Planetarium
    Weekday matinée family show at 2:30 pm or 3:45 pm ONLY. Special pricing for adults bringing more than one child. Matinée feature show: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • FREE An Outrageously Good Time at the Appleton Public Library
    1:30 pm – 2:15 pm – Bob Kann presents an entertainment extravaganza guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. Bob uses storytelling, juggling, magic and everything but the kitchen sink to “make’em laugh”. Recommended for school age children.
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • Playground Fair at Pierce Park
    This is the biggest Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year with two fun-filled days of carnival games, the trackless train, new and exciting inflatables, great food and entertainment. Visit the prize redemption center and cash in your tickets for fun prizes to take home with you.

    • 2 – 8 pm
    • $5 = 1 wristband + 1 Punch Card
      The wristband allows unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use. One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
    • $2 = 1 Punch Card
      One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions

 

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair Benefiting Reach Out & Read Clinics
    9 am – 10 pm – Stop by and join special story times and crafts with the Fox Cities Public Libraries throughout the day. All in store purchases benefit local Reach Out and Read Clinics.
  • FREE Play & Learn Spanish at the Appleton Public Library
    1 pm – 2 pm – Designed for families whose primary language is Spanish, this program will help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. We will explore sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Ayude a su hijo a desarrollar destrezas de pre-lectura y socializar mientras se divierte con otros familias.
  • FREE Play & Learn Hmong at the Appleton Public Library
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Designed for families whose primary language is Hmong, this program will help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. We will explore sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games
  • FREE Kids Bowling Admission & Shoe Rental with Paid Adult Admission at The 10th Frame
  • Playground Fair at Pierce Park
    This is the biggest Parks and Recreation Department special event of the year with two fun-filled days of carnival games, the trackless train, new and exciting inflatables, great food and entertainment. Visit the prize redemption center and cash in your tickets for fun prizes to take home with you.

    • 2 – 8 pm (Friday from 12:30 pm – 2 pm, ONLY for families with children with special needs)and fun!
    • $5 = 1 wristband + 1 Punch Card
      The wristband allows unlimited use of all inflatable rides and attractions during the two-day fair; must have for inflatable use. One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions
    • $2 = 1 Punch Card
      One (1) punch-card allows the holder to play up to 10 carnival games; punch-card may not be used for inflatable rides/attractions

 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  • FREE Kids Safety & Bully Proof Clinic
    10 -11 am – Karate America & Gracie Jiu Jitsu – 228 W. Northland Avenue. Call (920) 830-2233 or email info@kaappleton.com to register and reserve your spot. Limited space!

 

Here are some pictures from Go Valley Kids writer and contributor, Jen Van Rooy, from last year’s Children’s Parade!

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For more information or questions about Appleton Children’s Week contact the Appleton Park and Recreation or visit www.appletonparkandrec.org

 

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