Family Fun in Door County, Wisconsin: Activities for Kids on Vacation

Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Family Fun in Door County, Wisconsin:  Where to bring the kids when you're on vacation in Door County.

Although you might be tempted, you can't spend every day on the beach in Door County. Sister Bay Beach


Sometimes inclement weather or too much sun will force you to seek other entertainment. 



As a Door County expert, I am OFTEN asked "what are some fun things we can do with our family when we're on vacation in Door County?"  Rest assured, I've assembled a list of my top ten things to do as a mother when we're not going to the beach or any of the dozens of parks in Door County.  These items are in no particular order, but it's fun to try them all.

1.  Lunch at PC Junction.  A miniature rail road train will bring your lunch right to your table.

2.  Hands On Art Studio.   Bring your creative juices and decorate ceramics to remind you of your trip to the Peninsula.

3.  Ride the Ferry.  Everyone should experience a ferry ride to Washington Island, and there are plenty of beaches and parks, shops and restaurants to explore.

4.  If it's evening, go to the Skyway Drive In Theater in Ephraim.  It's a great experience and we repeat it several times each season.

5.  If your children are ages 5 1/2 or older and you're up for an extended stay, join the Ephraim Yacht Club.  The EYC offers sailing lessons for all ages.

6.  Speilman's Toy Works in Fish Creek is a great place to take your children if they deserve a treat.

7.   Ice Cream:  Wilson's (Ephraim), Door County Ice Cream Factory (2 locations in Sister  Bay) and Not Licked Yet (Fish Creek) are great places for ice cream and more.

8.   Bike!  You can rent bikes in Fish Creek, and in Ellison Bay you can "borrow" a bike from the Information Booth. 

9.  Go Fish!  The Kangaroo Lake Causeway is a great place to bring a pole and cast and see if the fish are biting.  Bring a lawn chair and a cooler of soda, and plan to have lunch or a snack later at the nearby Coyote Roadhouse.

10.  Fun Parks and Amusements.  We have several fun parks and miniature golf courses, including the Red Putter in Ephraim, Pirate's Cove in Sister Bay, The Egg Harbor Fun Park, and Johnson Amusements in Sister Bay.  Johnson's Park offers indoor electronic games, batting cages, miniature golf, and go karts.  Here is a recent evening with my family at Johnson Park:  And note who is riding the go-kart (it's my dog, Abbi)

While the owners of Johnson Park will probably not allow anyone to ride a dog through the course again, it certainly made for a memorable evening for us!

There are dozens of family friendly activities in Door County for children, and I've only listed ten.  If you need more ideas, use my Buyer Request Form to contact me.  Don't be shy, and enjoy your Door County vacation with your family!


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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has a consistent multi-million dollar producer for over thirteen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2016, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.


Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Call, text or e-mail me today."


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