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? 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, snowmobiling, and Valentines Day, too. Which can be so much fun; it’s all about your mindset. You can find my family loving snow, especially sledding and snowmobiling. It’s great February fun, especially when the kiddos are old enough to dress themselves 😁
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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20 Family Fun Things to Do In February!
1 – Take a day trip to Milwaukee and save $$$ with these FREE events this February!
- Get outside and visit the Milwaukee County Zoo for FREE!!
- Breathe in the crisp air and see the animals in the winter, while saving some $.
- Plus, it’s Groundhogs Day! Festivities are at 10:30 am.
- FREE Admission to Milwaukee Public Museum
- It’s a great place to explore and stay warm. We love the butterfly room! (Plus, the tropical air feels especially wonderful in February 🙂 )
- FREE Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum
- Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) on the first Thursday of each month, thanks to Meijer. Who doesn’t like FREE Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum?
- My kids love finding their favorite art work and describing it to each other.
- Check out the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab to make your own art 🙂
- Skate with the Milwaukee Admirals!
- 2020 TBD
- Play at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
- Play during Neghborhood Night to enjoy free admission! (2/20)
- Visit the Domes! *Featured Listing (Not free, but still super fun!!)
2 – Visit your local library and let it transform you!
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 sponsored by CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH IN OCONOMOWOC, featuring 35 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 – 1:00 pm
- Oconomowoc – Sundays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Sussex – February 9 and 23 at 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
- Mukwonago – February 8 and 22 at 9:00 am to Noon
5 – Attend the Wildlife Meet and Greet at the Wildlife in Need Center
- Join the Wildlife in Need Center for their February wildlife meet & greet event!
7 – See a movie for CHEAP!!
- The Disney Enchanted Tales Film Series is back this winter at participating Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern Brookfield!
- Catch a Tuesday $5 movie at Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern Brookfield!
8 – See a play!
- Mars Lost shows at Lake Country Playhouse on February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16!
- The Trial of Goldilocks shows at Lake Country Playhouse on February 27, 28, and 29th.
- See other ideas for plays on our PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR.
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 a preschool
- There are quite a few preschool open houses this month if you are undecided where your little one will go next year.
- Read about 35+ preschools in 12 communities plus a virtual option in LCFF’s Local Preschool Guide.
- “300 tables of geeky goodness, and don’t forget admission for kids is still free, and everyone still gets a free comic at the door!” – FEBRUARY 8
13 – Have a Winter Family Fun Day!
- Come to camp to enjoy the splendor of winter at YMCA Camp MacLean on February 23, 2020!
- Tobogganing will be from Noon to 4:00 pm.
14 – Take your family to a carnival or festival!
- Bright Rising presents their first annual Shakespeare Festival – February 1
- Lisbon Winter Festival – February 1
- Elm Grove Winter Festival – February 1
- Attend Winterfest 2020 at Zachariah’s Acres – Feburary 8 – *Exclusively for children & young adults with special needs, and their families.
- Zion Lutheran’s Family Fun Fair – February 15
- Panga Bar and Grill WINTER CARNIVAL – February 15
- Cedarburg Winter Festival – February 15 & 16
15 – Be one with nature.
16 – Take a road Trip.
- Do your kiddos have off of school this month? Take a long weekend and tour WI. Pick a direction with our WI Road Trip Guide.
- Read up on some of our travel tips:
- PS> Did you know that our main site sponsor is Lovejoy Travel Agency? Did you also know that there are no extra fees to use a travel agent? Plan your road trip today! (Or jump on a plane – I have personally taken 3+ trips planned by Lovejoy Travel Agency.)
Find all the wonderful independently owned coffee shops in the greater Waukesha County area. Find 6 coffee shops that you must visit with kids, plus 30 more to go with adults. *Sponsored by Mama D's Coffee with locations in Wales, downtown Waukesha, and Genesee Depot.
18 – Relax listening to live music at Mama D’s in Wales
- Mama D’s has live music on certain Saturdays and Sundays in February.
19 – Attend a Wee Walkers Hike in Hartland
- Join this new monthly adventure meant for little ones to enjoy nature!
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!
We hope we inspired you to have some
February Fun with your family!
What are you most looking forward
to this February?