Things to Do on Spring Break: Fun for Kids and Families

What are some things to do on spring break in metro Detroit with your kids? When it comes to the April break, we've got southeast Michigan covered.

Girl painting in an art studio

Spring break is right around the corner – and after such an unpredictable winter, a world of fun is calling your name! No elaborate family vacation planned? No worries. There are plenty of things to do on Spring Break with your kids. No matter the age, there are plenty of boredom busters and fun activities going on.

Whether it’s exploring science through exciting experiments, making crafts or shooting hoops, you’re sure to find something to keep your little ones busy. So spring into action and figure out what to do in southeast Michigan with these activities in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills

March 23-April 10, 2020

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3323
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (post-camp 3-6 p.m. for $25 more/day)
  • Cost: $45/half day, $85/full day

Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum feature five day‐long workshops for students kindergarten through fourth grade, rotating for three weeks. Each day focuses on a new theme. Each workshop draws inspiration from the museum’s collection. Art Museum Educators guide students as they create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections! All art supplies and materials are included with program registration. Students must bring a lunch.

Marvel Universe of Superheroes at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

March 28-Sep. 7, 2020

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  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Schedule: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $35-$40/adults, $28.75-$33.75/ages 5-11, Free/children 4 and under

See this traveling exhibition of over 300 Marvel Comics artifacts, including comics, costumes and props.

Spring Break Camps at the Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center

March 30-April 3, 2020

  • Address: 4630 White Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-3547
  • Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $33/half day, $66/full day

With plenty of play, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and more, there is something for every kid at Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center.

School Break Camp at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield

March 30-31 and April 1-3, 10 and 13-17, 2020

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; extended care: 8-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
  • Cost: $60-$85/day, $240-$330/week, $12/extended care

Kids will enjoy games, swimming, tennis and much more. Open to ages 3-12. Kids are welcome to bring lunch or an extra $5 lunch and two peanut-free snacks. Ages 3 and 4 must have a full life jacket if they want to swim. All kids must be potty trained to attend.

FoolMoon and FestiFools in Ann Arbor

April 3 and 5, 2020

  • Address: Downtown Ann Arbor area
  • Schedule: 7-10 p.m. p.m. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

This annual features a lighted parade on Friday and a parade of handcrafted puppets and floats on Sunday. Come in costume and enjoy.

Nature Storytime-Eggstravagant Eggs at Leslie Science Center in Ann Arbor

April 5, 2020

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Schedule: 10-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, free/adults and kids under 2

Nature Storytime is an event on Wednesday mornings for parents and their children to do together. This particular event explores different eggs and the animals that lay them. This is perfect for ages 2-5 years old.

School’s Out, Camp’s In at the Beverly Hills Club

April 6-10, 2020

  • Address: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-8500
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (pre- and post-camp care runs 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.)
  • Cost: $55-$68/half day, $68-$83/full day, $192-$230/full week

Kids ages five and up enjoy swimming, sports, games and crafts during this school break option. Kids must register 48 hours prior to the start of camp. An additional $10 will be charged for walk ins.

Babies, Babies Everywhere at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township

April 6-12, 2020

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. daily
  • Cost: $3/child, $5/adult, $10/park vehicle entry

Take a spring break trip to the farm for a leisurely tour to see baby animals. Farm helpers will be available in the barns to answer questions and sit on straw bales with the animals for photos with children.

Open Studio Workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts

April 7-10, 2020

  • Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-7900
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free for residents of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. $14/adults, $6/youth, Free/children 5 and under.

Create something personal with a bunch of fun and interesting materials at the DIA.

Spring Break Basketball and Volleyball Camps at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse in Shelby Township

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  • Address: 45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-3080
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $139/person for three days

Young athletes can learn some basketball or volleyball fundamentals and play in some fun competition to improve their game. The basketball camp is for grades 1-8 and the volleyball camp is for grades 4-9. Lunch will be provided each day.

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly.

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