Family on trend

Read & Play

Have little ones in your life? Join the magic of live story time. Surrounded by books and entertained by Vicki (who you may know as Mrs. Claus from Santa’s downtown rescue), enjoy free snacks and crafts with the story at Chatfield Public Library on Tuesday mornings. Or check out Quarry Hill’s Nature Library (indoor treehouse!) for story time with exploration.


Mochinet Japanese donutsIndulge & Share

Whether celebrating a team win or sharing family time on a random weeknight, why not try something new? Mochinut makes Japanese donuts of varying flavors that range from expected (chocolate) to daring (black sesame, anyone?). Prefer ice cream, frozen yogurt or popsicles? Visit La Michoacana Purepecha to try authentic Mexican natural frozen treats. They boast over 100 kinds of frozen treats.



skate parkSmash & Skate

The Mess Hall lets visitors (age 10+) rent a room and smash and destroy items. More than just a rage room, also try trading the sledgehammer for a paint brush. In a splatter room (age 3+), everything is a colorful mess. After splattering, keep a canvas to show off. Looking for other ways to expel energy? Visit the Garden indoor skateboard park. With open skate, private lessons, bike night, kid parkour and more, there’s something happening every day of the week.


pottery offered at Crossings art center in ZumbrotaCreate & Carve

Crossings Art Center in Zumbrota is under new ownership. Offering classes and workshops like pottery, woodcarving and glass art, the center also features open mic night. For those seeking a new hobby in Rochester, learn about the Whittling Shack—where beginner or advanced whittlers can join in classes or shows and even purchase tools.



Art on the go traveling art centerParty & Game

Unique party ideas could be at your house. Check out Art on the Go traveling art center. They bring the paint and supplies to the party and lead a shared class. More gamers than artists? Old School Arcade & Axe Throwing accommodates pinball and axe throwing parties for those 12 and older.





WIP Bungee workoutBungee & Box

Active families need to know that WIP Fitness offers bungee workouts (90 lbs.+). Suspended in a secure harness, bounce, boing and laugh the calories away. Core, resistance and cardio all in one, WIP has sessions for all levels of bungee-curious. For those seeking more serious cardio, Imperial Training Center hosts self-defense classes (sometimes at no cost) that teach jiu-jitsu and kickboxing moves— kuzushi! ::

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Gina is a writer and author living in Rochester with her husband, two entertaining children and whoodle pup.

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