Mid-Winter Break happens around Presidents Day, which always takes place on the third Monday in February.
Some schools in Macomb County have the whole week off, Feb. 20-24, while others only have a couple days off, Feb. 20-21. Either way, it’s a great opportunity for you to get out of the house and do something fun (and maybe educational) with your kids.
Places to visit
Stop by this local art center to view the Michigan Annual L exhibit, which is on display until Feb. 25 and features work from 45 Michigan Artists. The Anton Art Center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free.
Kids can blow off some steam at this jungle-themed indoor play spot in Clinton Township. Admission is $10 for kids ages 1-plus on school days and $15 for kids ages 2-plus on Saturdays, Sundays and non-school days (12-23 months old are $10). Adults are free along with kiddos under 12 months.
The Macomb Township Aquatic Center is offering Winter Break Open Swims Feb. 18-26, 2023. The open swim (with water slide) times are noon-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
This Armada orchard offers more than just apples. Enjoy outdoor dining at their tasting room or ice skating at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill. Plus, find plenty of farm goodies for sale, too.
The Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is open during winter, but if you’re looking to stay in for the day, check out their live animal cams. Treat the kids to an inside look at what the penguins, reptiles, sea otters and snow monkeys.
Bring the kids to open jump for wall-to-wall trampoline fun at this Westland favorite. Rates vary. Airtime Safety Grip Socks are $3/pair or $10/5 pairs and are required.
Head to downtown Mount Clemens to check out their new escape room. For kids ages 8 and up, it features Scooby Doo and the Spooky Castle Adventure. It is recommended for 2-8 plays and it costs $25/person.
Take the kids to Zap Zone to play. On Feb. 20, you can purchase two-hour unlimited wristbands for $21.99. This includes bumper cars, glo golf, laser tag, an adventure area and more.
Events to attend
Feb. 17, 20-24, 2023
- Address: 50625 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Cost: $10/admission
Meet some of your children’s friends for a skating meetup at The New Rink. The bounce house is included on these days.
Feb. 20, 2023
- Address: 58976 Main St., New Haven
- Cost: Free
Spend President’s Day at the library and enjoy a family-friendly movie and snacks. The library is planning to show Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Recommended for children up to 10, but all ages are welcome.
Feb. 22, 2023
- Address: 44575 Garﬁeld Road, Clinton Township
- Cost: $10/person
This adaption brings to life Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale. Showings are at 9:30 a.m. and noon.
Feb. 23, 2023
- Address: 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township
- Cost: Free
Ages 8-12 can enjoy some winter fun in the auditorium of the Clinton Macomb Public Library – Main Branch. There will be crafts, games and more. Registration required.
To get additional details about Macomb County, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.
This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.