October Quick Links

Did you pick up the October 2019 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.

Fall Events for Families 

Are you looking to get in on some fall fun? Download our free guide for information on the coolest (and spookiest) fall events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Contest: Win Cool Stuff

We’re giving away loads of great toys and shows this October. Fill out the entry form on your faves for your chance to win some serious swag.

Conquering Kids’ Phobias 

The fears that kids have can be super intense. Learn what’s up with kids phobias and discover how you can help your child through them.

Awesome Apple Orchards 

Nothing says “fall” quite like a trip to your local apple orchard. Take a peak at some of the best ones in southeast Michigan and head out for some fruitful family fun.

Rethinking Time-Outs

Time-Outs have gotten a bad rap in recent years, but a new study out of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital found they may not be so bad – if you do them correctly.

Finding the Perfect Sitter

Safety, experience and personality all matter when it comes to finding the perfect babysitter and these 13 must-ask questions can help you find the best one for you.

Indoor Trick-or-Treating Fun 

Skip the rain this year and hit up a local indoor trick-or-treating event for all the treats with none of the Michigan tricks.

Corn Maze Bonanza

Find yourself lost in 15 fantastic corn mazes that crop up, literally, all over southeast Michigan during the fall months.

School Survival Guide 

The school year is in full swing and we’ve got free expert tips to help you rock this year.

What to Do This Weekend

All the best family events, all over southeast Michigan: It’s all covered, all the time, all for you – whatever the season or weather.

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

Get a jumpstart on decorating for Halloween with a pumpkin or gourd. Not sure where to find one? Check out our list of pumpkin patches in southeast Michigan.

Dream Scene Parties

Throw your kid the best birthday party ever with one of the incredible theme offered by this Troy-based party business.

Black and White Halloween Trends

Ditch the traditional orange, black and purple this Halloween with some spooky black-and-white decor that you can craft at home.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Events

This spin on classic trick-or-treating fun has taken over metro Detroit and Ann Arbor in recent years. Try out one of these 2019 trunk-or-treating events to see what it’s all about.

Top Family Halloween Events

Trick or treat! Looking for spook-tacular Halloween fun all around southeast Michigan? This list packs in events for young ghouls and ghosts of all ages.

Spooky Haunted Houses

Want to scream this Halloween? These 18 local haunted houses and hayrides are sure to scare even the most daring Halloween fiend.

Fall Color Tours

Vibrant orange, yellow and red hues are firing up southeast Michigan’s trees. Find out where to catch the best of Mother Nature’s annual autumn show.