Macomb County Mid-Winter Break Activities

Kids across Macomb County will have a short mid-winter break from classes. Here are some things to do to pass the time with your children. Browse our list of happenings from Feb. 12 to 21, 2021.

Mid-winter break is right around the corner for Macomb County kids. Not sure what to do to keep them entertained? Browse our list of Macomb County mid-winter break activities and events, which take place Feb. 12-21, 2021.

Note: Dates for mid-winter break vary depending on the school your child attends. Typically, break ranges from the Friday before President’s Day, which takes place on Feb. 12, to certain days of the week of President’s Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Some Macomb County organizations may enforce strict social distancing face masks and other safety protocols. Check ahead.

Places to visit

Visit the Anton Art Center

Stop by this local art center to view the Michigan Annual XLVIII exhibit, which is on display until Feb. 23 and features work from 49 Michigan Artists. The Anton Art Center is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Face masks are required and a COVID-19 screening will be done upon guest arrival.

Indoor play at Jungle Java

Kids can blow off some steam at this jungle-themed indoor play spot in Clinton Township, which is currently open by reservation only. Admission is $10 for kids ages 2-plus, $4 for ages 12-23 months and free for adults and kiddos under 12 months.

Swimming in Macomb Township

The Macomb Township Aquatic Center is offering Winter Break Open Swims Feb. 15-19, 2021. Purchase your tickets in advance at the front desk of the Macomb Township Rec Center for a time slot.

At Home with the DIA

Families in Macomb County are just a short drive away from the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is open by reservation with safety protocols, so that families can enjoy all of the artwork on display. Don’t feel like heading out? The museum offers at-home programming, too. Scroll through photos and video of the art. Plus, information from curators and conservators.

Ice Skating and Farm Fun at Blake’s Orchard

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. Social distancing and face masks are required.

Live Animal Cams at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is open for families with face masks. You can also treat the kids to an inside look at what the penguins, giraffes and other animals are up to this time of year with the zoo’s Live Animal Cams.

Jump Around at Airtime Trampoline Game Park

The new Sterling Heights location is set to open on Feb. 15, 2021. Bring the kids to open jump for wall-to-wall trampoline fun. Rates vary. Socks and face masks required.

Events to attend

Mid-Winter Break Matinees at The New Rink in Shelby Township

Feb. 15-19, 2021

  • Address: 50625 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Time: 1-4 p.m. daily
  • Admission: $10/person

Treat the kids to a little old-school fun at this Macomb County roller rink. Enjoy skating to a DJ and access to the rink’s bounce zone.

February Take-and-Make Kid Craft Kit at the Fraser Public Library

Feb. 16-20, 2021

  • Address: 16330 E. 14 Mile Road, Fraser
  • Time: 10-11 a.m. daily
  • Admission: Free

Register for your craft kit in advance and swing by the library to pick it up. The craft, with is a puzzle heart wreath, is designed for kids ages 5-12.

Paint and Pour by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Feb. 17, 2021

  • Address: Virtual
  • Time: 7-8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Escape from winter with this virtual class on painting with water color. You can pick up needed supplies from the library or use your own. The lesson will go up on YouTube after the event.

Kids Mermaid at Painting with a Twist

Feb. 20, 2021

  • Address: 29004 Gratiot Ave., Roseville
  • Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Admission: $30

Kids ages 7-plus can tap into their creativity by painting a one-of-a-kind mermaid. Due to COVID, seating is limited and advance registration is required. Guests under 18 must be with an adult. They also offer art kits to do at home.

Macomb County Walk 4 Warmth

Feb. 21, 2021

  • Address: Virtual
  • Time: At your leisure
  • Admission: $25-plus/donations

Help your community provide heat for low-income families by participating in this annual event, which has gone virtual in 2021. Simply sign up online, make a pledge and complete your walk around your neighborhood.

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. 

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