Here’s a novel way to ease into the school year: Get away. Yes, you read that right. Take a short getaway to Wisconsin Dells and let the kids burn off steam in the indoor waterparks for which the Dells is famous for. If you didn’t get around to back-to-school shopping, there’s Outlets at the Dells. If your son or daughter is in need of some inspiration for a science report, take a scenic tour of the Wisconsin River to learn about the geography of this unique part of the state.
If it’s a history report topic they’re after, choose the circus and visit nearby Circus World – tell them it’s the real-life, full-size version of Wikipedia. No need to pack a lunch or worry about the cafeteria menu when you have more than 70 kid-friendly dining options in town. You’d be surprised what a day or two can do to brighten everyone’s mood, parents included.