Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

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Coronavirus is still a threat in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that your family can’t spend some quality time together.

Not sure what to do? We’ve done the legwork for you and found some local happenings that have been reworked for COVID in order to offer safe family fun.

Still, some families may not be comfortable getting out just yet, so we’ve also tweaked our roundup of things to do this weekend to include some virtual activities and at-home ideas, too. This way, all families are covered with fun all weekend long.

Remember, if you choose to head out to an in-person event you should still be practicing social distancing, washing your hands often and wearing a mask whenever possible. Check with each event listed before heading out for other safety protocols that might be in place.

In-Person

Feel like venturing out of the house? Try one of these in-person events, which have been re-worked to make the event safe for you and your family.

Neighborhood Wonderland in Rochester Hills

Feb. 26-28, 2021

  • Address: The corner of Adams and Walton Road, Rochester Hills
  • Time: 4-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Find ice carvings, sweet treats, outdoor fitness classes and live music.

Maple’s Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark

Weekends Feb. 28-March 28, 2021

  • Address: Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Time: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/general, $3/ages 2-plus, $10/parking

Take a guided walk to the sugar bush to learn how to pic and tap the perfect maple tree. Then, see the sap being turned into syrup at the sugar shack. Tours begin every half an hour. Face masks and social distancing is required.

Virtual options

Have fun at home with one of these fun virtual events coming to a screen near you!

Bim Bom Baby from Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield

  • Ages: 0-6
  • Time: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021

This virtual celebration of Shabbat offers braid challah, song-alongs and more. RSVP for the Zoom link.

Family Room Series Sponsored by The Ark

  • Ages: All
  • Time: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28

These free virtual events offer musical performances by family-friendly artists. See The RFD Boys on Saturday and George Winston on Sunday.

Virtual TriviaTime with Katie and Abbie

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

Katie and Abbie of the Ann Arbor District Library offer a 30-minute virtual trivia event every Saturday through the end of the month.

Metro Parent’s Virtual Science Camp

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

How’s that homeschooling going? If you’re looking for some other ideas on how to teach your kiddos while also entertaining them, let us help. Conduct some super cool science experiments from last summer’s Virtual Science Camp. The experiments are easy to do and only require a few items you probably already have at home.

Near-home activities

Looking for event more fun activities that are easier for social distancing? Try some of these ideas…

Go sledding

Find some primo sledding hills in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to have some family fun out on the snow.

Try making Portillo’s chocolate cake

Portillo's Chocolate Cake Recipe
Photo from Chicago Parent.

The Chicago-based restaurant chain is set to open its new location on March 16 in Sterling Heights. Get a copycat version of their delicious chocolate cake.

Visit your favorite local spots, virtually

Missing your favorite museum or attraction while in lockdown? Enjoy all they have to offer from the comfort of your computer with these virtual offerings.

Read a book for Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and the perfect time to read books about Black people that made history. These are some of our favorite picks.

Try a new tortilla recipe

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Photo from Alpha Bites

Jump on the TikTok #TortillaTrend with these delicious recipes including crepes, tacos, veggie hummus and more.

Build a snow fort, have a snowball fight or try another of these boredom-busting ideas.

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It’s might be cold outside but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Get outdoors this winter with these boredom-busting outdoor activities for kids.

Go ice skating

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Photo of The Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius Park from Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Facebook page

You don’t need to be an Olympian to lace up your skates and shred the ice. Take the family to one of these ice rinks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for open skating and more.

Download a coloring sheet

Kids can get colorful and creative with these fun and free coloring pages for kids, which include friendly monsters, Detroit Tigers, Disney characters and more.

Stream a new movie or TV show

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Looking for something that the whole family can watch together? Check out these eight movies and shows that just hit streaming services

Watch This, Do That

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Pair some of your favorite flicks with activities based on the movies.

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