February Fun in Waukesha County and Lake Country Family Fun

20 Things to do in February for Family Fun

I have lived in Wisconsin my whole life. As a child February was all about Valentines and sledding. What do you think of when you think of February? Valentine’s Day and candy hearts and chocolate? Snow and cold? Getting out of dodge and hopping on an airplane? At Lake Country Family Fun, we love living in Wisconsin, and we believe in family fun year-round!

Now as an adult and parent, when I think of February, I think of all of those things cold weather: snow, sledding, ice skating, skiing, and Valentines Day, too. Which can be so much fun; it’s all about your mindset.

In Wisconsin, there is lots of family friendly fun to be found, because winter is 8 months long. 🤪 Ha! It sure feels like it some days. Luckily, Lake Country Family Fun has looked for you, sifted through the information, and organized 20 fun things to do with your family in February!!

Check out these fun events below that take place in and around town this month to fight the winter blues.  For even more fun don’t forget to check out Lake Country Family Fun’s huge event calendar and indoor play guide!

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1 – Take a day trip (or virtual trip) to Milwaukee and save $$ with these FREE events this February! 

2 – Visit your local library and let it transform you! February is National Library Lovers month!

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Lake Country Family Fun is about getting out and being active in the community through connection. Let's face it, most people HIBERNATE IN WINTER, but that can lead to feelings of isolation. If you are looking for mom friends to meet up with or little ones for your children to play with, check out our MOMS GROUP AND PLAY GUIDE, featuring over 30 different groups. Our guide is divided up between community groups, church affiliated groups, and library play groups. There is a group for everyone. And if you are feeling isolated, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Lake Country Family Fun!

4 – Check out a Winter Farmers Market.

  • Milwaukee – Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Waukesha – Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

5 – Share a virtual Valentine’s Day message featuring your favorite animals from the Milwaukee County Zoo.

  • When you book your Valentine, you’ll complete a form with specific details and the message you want to send.
  • The Milwaukee County Zoo will make a 45 to 60-second video with animal care staff relaying your message with the
    featured animal you choose.
      • Elephant – Wish the special person in your life an “ele-phantastic” day!
      • Giraffe – Let our herd tell your loved one they are head and shoulders above the rest.
      • Opossum – Have Pendleton tell your special person how much you like hanging out with them.
      • Penguin – Tell your loved one how much you adore chillin’ with them from our feathered friends.
      • Red Panda – Let them know you will be theirs “fur-ever” from Dash or Dr. Erin.
      • Sloth – Have our two-toed sloths tell your special someone you love them “slow” much.
      • Camel – Tell your loved one that you will never “desert” them.
      • Hyena – Tell your Valentine how much you love the way they make you laugh!
      • Lion – Let your special someone know they’re your “mane” attraction!
      • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine – Let your sweetie know that you’re stuck on them!
      • Red-tailed Boa Constrictor – Let your loved one know that they are your main squeeze.
      • Tawny Frogmouth – Let your Valentine know that they make your heart flutter!
  • On or before February 12, the zoo will send you a link to download your video. You can then send it on to the recipient. You will have 14 days to download the video from the link sent.
  • Early Bird pricing (until January 31): $25 per Virtual Valentine.
  • Standard pricing (February 1 to February 7): $30 per Virtual Valentine
  • If you would like the video link to be sent anonymously on Valentine’s Day, there is an additional $5 charge added at the time you request your video. The link will be sent to you and the recipient
    separately on February 14.
  • The last day to order a Virtual Valentine will be February 7 (at 11:59 p.m.) to ensure time to film.
Sweet Valentines Fun

6 - Enter the LCFF Valentine's Giveaway

Win an awesome Valentine themed Prize Package this year for you and your sweetie!
Prizes include:
💛 Valentine's Box from Sweet P's Pantry Artisan Toffee and Chocolates
💛 Overnight in premier room + 4 waterpark passes from The Ingleside Hotel
💛 A pair of Sock Bottoms from Sock Bottoms
💛 A cookout combo (one of each of our sauces) from Off Kilter BBQ

7 – See a movie for CHEAP!!

8 – Support HAWS 

  • The Friends of HAWS annual Have-A-Heart Bake Sale on February 10 from 10am to 3pm features sweet treats for people and pet!
  • Come to their main shelter in Waukesha to purchase yummy baked good like cookies, pies, breads, biscuits and more – all to support the animals at HAWS. Stop in for lunch at the Have-A-Heart Café!
  • Details HERE.

9 – Enjoy a parents night out!

  • Lake Country Family Fun released our 8 Romantic Winter Date Ideas Guide just in time for February and Valentine’s Day! Find 8 ideas, plus Valentine’s Day specific events, some are awesome and out-of-the box!
  • Need a sitter? Check here.

10 – Tour (and fall in love with) a preschool

11 – Attend a Winter Themed Candlelight Hike in the Park. 

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Check out Lake Country Family Fun's Wintertime Fun Guide to have some sledding, ice skating, skiing, and tubing fun! *Sponsored by Lake Country Lutheran High School

13 – Have a Winter Family Fun Day – Toboggan Style!

  • Try out the toboggan at Lowell Park in Waukesha. 
  • The Toboggan Run will be open on select days/times (Saturdays in 2024). 
  • Closing date is TBD in 2024.

14 – Take your family to a Winter festival!

15 – Be one with nature.

16 – Take a road Trip.

Mama D's Wales Mini Markets Waukesa Genesee Coffee Shop

17 - Grab a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop and warm up with a friend or your favorite book. 

Find all the wonderful independently owned coffee shops in the greater Waukesha County area. This guide is sponsored by Mama D's Coffee with locations in Wales and downtown Waukesha.

18 –  Get a Valentine Strawberry or Cocoa Cream Puff from State Fair!

  • TBD on 2024 details and dates.
  • 2023 Details here

19 – Find 2 places you can take a Sleigh Ride!

  • Take a sleigh ride at Apple Holler in Sturtevant.
    • Call 262-884-7100 to make your reservation or order your horse-drawn sleigh ride gift certificates today.
    • Reservations Required.
    • $135 (plus tax) for the first 4 people
    • $30 (plus tax) for each additional person
  • Take a sleigh ride at Hoofs Beat Express in Oconomowoc
    • Come for the 40 minute ride and stay for the hot chocolate and cookies while enjoying the small carriage collection in our warmed barn.
    • Sleigh rides on our 115 acre farm.
    • The largest sleigh carries 12 passengers with a minimum booking of 6 riders.
    • Call (262) 853-9801

20 – Try out a new to your family indoor play place.

  • Lake Country Family Fun’s indoor play guide, features SO MANY local fun places to play inside. Try a new venue out this month! 
  • Many thanks to Lake Breeze Realty for sponsoring this guide!

We hope we inspired you to have some
February Fun with your family!

What are you most looking forward
to this February?

Bonus February Idea: Give back to others in our community!

Join Stan’s in taking care of our community’s “soles” in Greater Milwaukee, through Stan’s annual Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive.  Stan’s invites you to donate new or gently used shoes, sneakers, boots, and new socks for men, women and kids.  The shoe need is great in our backyard, join together in making a difference.  

Drop off donations at any Stan’s location from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 29. your new or gently used shoes, sneakers, and boots for men, women, and kids as well as new socks at Stan’s Fit For Your Feet annual Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 29. 

Footwear and socks can be dropped off at Stan’s locations:

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Share-A-Pair collection bins are at:

Stan’s in Brookfield at The Plaza at 17155 W. Bluemound Road

Stan’s in Glendale across from Bayshore Mall at 505 W. Silver Spring Drive

Stan’s in Greenfield in the Layton Plaza at 7405 W. Layton Avenue

This year, donated shoes, sneakers, boots, and new socks for men, women, and kids will be distributed locally to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission/Joy House, Hope House, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Repairers of the Breach homeless day shelter in Milwaukee, and Father Gene’s HELP Center in West Allis. The remainder of the shoes will be given to Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit organization that distributes shoes to impoverished people in over 125 countries around the world.

According to Megan Sajdak, Marketing Director for Stan’s, “Those donating and shopping at our stores will also be able to help these deserving Milwaukee nonprofits we are partnering with by rounding up their in-store or online purchase. Also, as our way of thanking those who donate to Stan’s Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive, everyone donating will receive $10 off their next regular-price shoe or handbag purchase through March 6th, 2024, at any Stan’s location.”

Sajdak adds that “Stan’s Facebook and Instagram will also be showcasing these local nonprofits throughout the month of February for people to get to know the great work that they do in our community. We have outstanding organizations in Milwaukee that do amazing work. This is a great time to give back and learn about the resources available here in the Milwaukee area.”

Since its inception 18 years ago, Stan’s annual Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive has collected more than 350,000 new and gently-used pairs of shoes from Greater Milwaukee residents. For more information on the Share-A-Pair Shoe Drive, visit www.stansfootwear.com/shareapair.

Stan’s is more than just a shoe store; it’s a place where every step matters and where your footwear journey begins.  Stan’s curated collection of shoes offers high-quality styles from the most respected brands from around the world.  Stan’s helps make your mark on the world.  Stan’s promise is simple: you’ll find shoes you love and some you didn’t know you were looking for.  

Since its inception in 1950, Stan’s Bootery Inc. has reliably sourced stylish and comfortable footwear for the greater Milwaukee area. Today, under the stewardship of its third-generation family owners, Stan’s Bootery Inc. is recognized as one of the nation’s top independent shoe retailers.  With 7 Midwest brick-and-mortar locations under 4 distinct retail brands – Stan’s, Goodmiles Running Company, The Vionic Store Milwaukee, and Waxberg’s Walk Shoppe in Niles, IL, and a thriving, national e-commerce business, Stan’s Bootery Inc. proudly serves a diverse clientele from all walks of life.  

For more information, please visit www.Stansfootwear.com or email info@stansfootwear.com 

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