October Quick Links

Did you pick up the October 2020 issue of Metro Parent magazine? Here are the links we promised you could find on our website! Check them out and don’t forget to read the full issue, which is live now.

Pumpkin Patches in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond 

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Are you looking for the perfect pumpkin to adorn your home this fall? Check out these pumpkin patches in Detroit and Ann Arbor for great gourds and seasonal fun

Haunted Houses and Hayrides in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Take tykes for mini frights or have terrifying fun with your teens this Halloween. Find haunted houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and other cities in southeast Michigan.

Fall Color Tours in Michigan

Among fall activities in Michigan, looking at trees’ leaves turn colors is sure family fun. In October and November 2020, take a Michigan color tour on one of these trails and drives.

The Ultimate Guide to Dinosaur Spots in the Midwest

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Image courtesy of the Detroit Zoo

The real things may be long gone but you can still check out creatures that ruled the world millions of years ago at these dinosaur spots in the Midwest.

Outdoor Art Displays in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Photo via the Heidelberg Project on Facebook

The metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are full of creative and beautiful outdoor public art displays. Take your kids to see the work of local artists at these spots.

Midwest Waterfalls to See With Your Kids

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Treat the kids to a road trip to one of nature’s most beautiful creations. Check out our list of must-see waterfalls in the Midwest to plan your trip.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff 

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Score yourself (and your kids) some pretty sweet swag by entering one or all of our monthly giveaways!

Local Halloween Displays to See This Spooky Season

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Treat your kids to a spook-tacular night of frights at some of the best Halloween displays by community members, neighborhoods and local organizations.

Teaching Children About Suicide Risks in Others

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While the topic might seem difficult to discuss with children, having a frank discussion about suicide prevention can help save lives.

Dyno Rock Climbing and Fitness Center is Coming to Eastern Market

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Photo courtesy of Dyno Climbing Gym and Fitness Center.

Detroit is getting its first-ever rock-climbing gym this fall. Get details on DYNO Rock Climbing and why the gym could be a fun outing for you and your kids.

Watch This, Do That

Pair favorite kids’ movies with some fun activities that encourage learning and screen-free fun in Metro Parent’s “Watch This, Do That” series

Coming to Terms With a History of Segregation 

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A local mom talks about how Black women have fought injustice throughout America’s history and continue to do so, despite the heartbreak.

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Submit Your Parenting Questions

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

Ever wonder why kids do this, that or the other? Submit your question to editor@metroparent.com and we could answer it in an upcoming issue.

Events in Southeast Michigan

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Check out our online events calendar! It’s full of in-person and virtual events for you to enjoy.

Submit your Parenting Dilemma

Need advice on a parenting problem? Submit your dilemma anonymously to editor@metroparent.com and we’ll ask other parents what they think.

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Download our FREE Let’s Go Fun Guide

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Enjoy some spooky fall fun with our free Let’s Go October guide, showcasing family attractions and venues for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor families to safely explore.

The Ultimate At-Home Halloween 

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Celebrate Halloween in style this year with some advice on costumes, games, décor, trick-or-treating and more with our Halloween guide.

Talking to Kids About Nasty Political Ads

All politicians do it, but the nasty campaign ads they run can send some seriously mixed messages to our kids. Here’s how you can talk to your kids about these ads.