Fair   66.0F  |  Forecast »

Rochester Hills has Toys, Play Spots, a Museum, Great Food and More for Kids

Known as a great place to raise a family, this city is also worth a visit for its awesome shopping, top-notch restaurants, entertainment and more

(page 2 of 3)

Emagine Theatre

  • Address: 200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-243-3456
  • Hours: noon-midnight Monday-Sunday
  • Costs: check for latest

Tucked behind the Best Buy in Hampton Village Centre, this branch of the well-loved southeast Michigan movie franchise features luxury seating, DBOX Motion Seating and even a bar for mom and pops.

Fresco Wood Oven Pizzeria

  • Address: 1218 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-841-1606
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday

This gem gets mad props for its Neapolitan style pizza, crafted in wood-burning ovens that crank out crisp, bubbly masterpieces in 90 seconds. Created by hometown guy David Dedvukaj, this joint also has salads, hero sandwiches and apps, plus a beer and wine list for mom and dad.

K's Book Exchange

  • Address: 1524 E. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-853-7347
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Have your kids ever been to a bona fide used bookstore? This family-owned shop, here since 1983, is packed with everything from young adult tomes to mystery. Nab one for a good bargain – even cheaper if you bring in a book to trade.

Meadow Brook Music Festival

  • Address: 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-377-0100

An outdoor music concert hot spot, this venue opened in 1964 (it was originally intended to be the summer home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra). It boasts four concession stands and several kids' shows throughout the summer months.

Onyx Rochester Ice Arena

  • Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-601-6699
  • Hours: call for open skate times and details
  • Costs: About $3-$7; check ahead for the latest

This ice skating destination offers several open skate options throughout the week. It's also home to skating lessons and the Phoenix Synchronized Skating crew.

Papa Joe's

  • Address: 6900 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-853-6263
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

Skip the tip and get a tray of chef-created food to go at this gourmet market. It also has a reputation of "being able to obtain any 'hard-to-get' item" – and plenty on-site goodies that'll please foodie families. Has a Birmingham locale, too.

Race Rochester

  • Address: 153 E. Tienken Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-656-7223
  • Hours: 6-11 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
  • Costs: $15 rally race (10 minutes); other rates range $10-$60, and family discounts are available

Hankering for a little indoor kart racing? This is the place to give it a spin. Opt for a high-speed Rally Kart, or get the whole family in on the fun with Naskarts and Double Seat karts, prime for riders under age 14.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Capturing Memories with Project Life by Stampin' Up

Capturing Memories with Project Life by Stampin' Up

Looking for an easier way to save and display your family memories and keepsakes? This kit has what you need to make scrapbook journaling lots of fun.

Local Sixth Grader Sings National Anthem For Tiger Fans

Local Sixth Grader Sings National Anthem For Tiger Fans

On Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, a Northville tween will show off her singing talents in front of a packed stadium at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Passport Rules for Kids

Passport Rules for Kids

If you're planning on traveling with your family outside of the country, they'll need a passport. Find out what you need and how to get passports for children.

Tips for Saving Cash on Flights

Tips for Saving Cash on Flights

Find out how your family can save money when flying abroad and in the country.

Tips for Traveling Internationally with Your Children

Tips for Traveling Internationally with Your Children

Thought about taking your kids for a trip abroad? You should! Here are tips to help make your cultural excursion easier – and cheaper – than you might think.

Staying Home Alone: How to Know When Your Child is Ready

Staying Home Alone: How to Know When Your Child is Ready

Whether you just want to run an errand or need to hit the gym for a break, it could be time to let your tween stay home alone. Here are a few ways to know your kid is prepared.

Craft Roundup: Get Ready for the Beach

Craft Roundup: Get Ready for the Beach

Whether you're hitting the pool or lake, southeast Michigan is packed with watery summer fun. These projects are inspired by (and ready for) this very topic!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement