Our local attractions, galleries, and more have been upping their online game as we all stay home to flatten the curve and mitigate the COVID-19 impact. The beautiful thing is that even if you miss the live event, you can watch it later. Here are some places to check out:
Category Archives: Family
For years downtown Davenport has hosted Icestravaganza at the Freight House. The winter event promises unique chilly-weather art, creative brilliance and tons of fun!
“This was a great way to get outside in the middle of the winter. The kids enjoyed deciding which one was their favorite and we enjoyed the artistry. It was fun for all of us!” shares Amy Jones from Maquoketa, Iowa.
The Quad Cities hosts three must-do fantastic preschool activities open to visitors and Quad Citizens: Tykes on the Turf at The River’s Edge in Davenport, Teaching Kitchen at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, and KinderNature at the Botanical Center in Rock Island. What I love most about these is that visiting kids can easily register for one session, while Quad Citizens can participant multiple times. If you have someone visiting or live in the area with preschool children – these are especially great for the winter months.
As a family with four very active boys, we love places we can go and do things. That’s why fall and the area pumpkin farms, pumpkin patches and nurseries are some of the best entertainment around.
FIVE FAVORITE QUAD CITIES PUMPKIN PATCHES with Halloween Activities and Lots of Fun to enjoy.
Boo at the Zoo is one of the best events of the year hosted by Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Ill. Considered a “merry not scary” event, there is only fun offered for Boo at the Zoo attendees!
Bring your family for a fun day of Lions! Candy! and Bats! Oh my! Costumes are encouraged!!
Quad Citizens are super excited about the new play equipment at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport, Iowa, because the various installments are much like the obstacles in the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior.
If you have any young (or older) train enthusiasts in your family you won’t want to miss Little Conductor’s Day at the Quad City Botanical Center.
A day of family fun focused on trains includes train-themed crafts and activities hosted inside the facility. The highlight, however, is the Heartland Central Garden Railway set up in the outside Railroad Garden. For this special event, conductors from the Heartland Model Railway Club will be on hand to answer questions and host a variety of trains on the garden tracks. The trains are 1:24th scale and up to four separate trains can operate at a time.
With the Quad Cities located on the fourth largest river in the world AND settled in and around many other waterways and bodies of waters, it’s a great place to fish! June is an especially fun month to get started because there are some fun fishing events, including FREE fishing days both in Illinois and Iowa. Being so close to the border, we can take advantage of both states’ license free weekends.
The Quad Cities now offers three fantastic indoor spaces to jump: Altitude Trampoline Park in Davenport, IA, Elevate Trampoline Park in Milan, IL, and Helium Trampoline & Indoor Adventure Park in Eldridge, IA. Our whole family (ages 2-40) loves to trampoline and enjoys the various activities, obstacles and fun at the different trampoline parks around the area. Recently, our toddlers have been taking advantage of the Toddler/Tot Times. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity for younger-child fun at a great price!
The Quad City Botanical Center is one of our family’s favorite places to visit. We’ve recently discovered the KinderNature classes offered once a month and they are FANTASTIC!