Family Fun Spring Getaway Ideas

Are you searching out ideas for things to do with the kids this spring? Here is your Waukesha Pewaukee resource for staycation or overnight get-away ideas for families in springtime!


The Springs Waterpark at the Ingleside Hotel

If your kids love swimming, water parks and arcade games, The Springs Water Park is just the right place to visit. The park features zero-depth Waukesha Water Works, thrilling tube and body slides, a meandering lazy river, activity pool, and Geyser Games Arcade. Older kids and adults can relax in the indoor/outdoor hot tub. Find overnight packages available at the Ingleside Hotel here.


Hotels with Swimming Pools

These hotels in our area offer indoor swimming pools as one of their amenities:

Baymont Inn & Suites
Best Western
Holiday Inn Milwaukee West
Milwaukee Marriott West
Wildwood Lodge


Indoor Fun

In addition to The Springs Water Park, Waukesha Pewaukee offers 20 options for indoor places your kids can have a blast and burn off some energy. From escape rooms to laser tag, go-karting to climbing and an indoor adventure park consult this page of our website for full details.


Explore the Great Outdoors

Waukesha County has nine parks and the Retzer Nature Center that offer a variety of trails for you to get out and explore, plus two indoor ice arenas and golf courses (now open!).

You can also explore other area trails like the paved Fox River Trail near Frame Park, the Glacial Drumlin Trail, Simmons Wood Park, or the Lake Country Trail.

Biking enthusiasts be sure to visit this page of our site for details on bike trails.

Starting in April the Kettle Moraine Ranch in Eagle will be open for horseback riding plus there is a small petting farm within the small Western Town.


Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Shows

The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium, which is located at Retzer Nature Center, will have several planetarium shows available for viewing during the day and several evening show options which you can find here.

Arts & Culture

If your family enjoys arts and cultural activities, consider checking out one of these Waukesha Pewaukee options:

  • Get creating at A Stroke of Genius with open paint sessions or Fisk Avenue for creating everything from coffee tables to bean bags and even learn about acrylic pouring. Or try making pottery at The Potter’s Shop with one of their one-time classes.
  • At Waukesha Civic Theatre, our local community theatre, you can enjoy these live performances:
    • The family-friendly musical The Addams Family School Edition will be performed by students of the Academy at Waukesha Civic Theatre, March 18-27.
    • If you like mad libs and Broadway music, you should check out the Outskirts Theatre Broadway Mad Lib Cabaret at Waukesha Civic Theatre on March 23 and 24.
  • The Waukesha County Museum & Historical Society is open Thursday and Friday 1-4pm and Saturday 10am–4pm and offers the Les Paul Experience permanent exhibit as well as the History of Waukesha in 100 objects.
  • If you enjoy art and guitars, be sure to take a self-guided Waukesha Guitartown walking tour or public art tour.
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