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 April 2-6, 2018, we got spring break in Michigan covered!

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.

Fun and Games at the Franklin Athletic Club

March 30 and April 2-6, 2018

  • 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: $65-plus; $10/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.

Tiny Tot Camp at the Franklin Athletic Club

March 30 and April 2-6, 2018

  • 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: $65-plus; $10/extended care

This camp is tailored for toddler and will have them doing mini activities, such as singing, dancing, coloring, playing and much more! Open to ages 2-3. Kids are welcome to bring lunch or an extra $5 lunch and two peanut-free snacks.

Spring Break Open Family Sessions at Picasso’s Grapevine

March 30 and April 4-6 2018

  • Address: 12 S. Main St., Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-297-5982
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-1p.m.
  • Cost: $25/painter; pre-registration required

Parents can join in or sit back and watch their kid paint like pint-sized Picassos. Getting artsy is one of those great spring break ideas in Michigan. Have a fun, colorful family time here.

Decorative Egg Workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts

March 31-April 1, 2018

  • Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-7900
  • Schedule: noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/Macomb, Wayne and Oakland county residents; others: $6-$14/ages 6-plus

A new spin on decorating eggs. Visitors will have the chance to use many different baubles, beads and bling!

Babies, Babies Everywhere at Wolcott Mill Metropark

April 2-15, 2018

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

Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum

April 2-6, 2018

  • 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: $75/day

Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum feature five day‐long workshops for students kindergarten through fifth grade. 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. Limited need‐based scholarships are available.

Spring Break Basketball and Volleyball Camps at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse

April 3-5, 2018

  • Address: 45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-3080
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $135/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.

Nature Storytime-Eggstravagant Eggs at Leslie Science Center

April 4, 2018

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Schedule: 10-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, adults, free/ages 1 and under

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 1-5 years old.

Unicorn Silhouette at The Bees Knees

April 5, 2018

  • Address: 149 E. Main St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-347-6718
  • Schedule: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $25/painting

No need to have any experience. Everyone can be an artist at The Bees Knees. All the art supplies will be provided and an experienced instructor will take you through step-by-step. Open to ages 8-plus. You’re welcome to bring snacks.

Children’s Interactive Storytime at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

April 8, 2018

  • Address: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-5800
  • Schedule: 2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with general admission: $8/adults, $5/youth

The Children’s Interactive Storytime is presented by Legacy of Literacy, Inc. and is where music, movement and literary collide. It will put your kids in the story and they even get to take home a book afterwards!

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