Spring Activities and Things To Do With Kids

The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up: Spring is finally here! And after a long, cold and gray winter cooped up in your house, we bet you’re ready to get out and enjoy everything that southeast Michigan has to offer.

That’s where we come in. For 30-plus years, Metro Parent has been a prime source of everything fun in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties — we’re the spot that you come to when you’ve got nothing to do and your kids are climbing up the walls.

To make it easier for you to skim through all of the spring activities happening in our area — including Easter events, Mother’s Day activities and rainy day ideas — we’ve compiled this handy guide so that you can bookmark it and come back to it whenever you need some inspo on what to do with your kids. 

Take a look to find something fun — and check back often because we’re adding fresh, fun options all spring, long!

Family Activities | Spring Break Ideas | Rainy Day Fun | Spring Holidays

Family Activities

Spring is a prime time to get out and explore everything that metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and all of Michigan has to offer — and with waterways, recreational nature trails and travel destinations aplenty, there’s no shortage of things to do in our mitten state and the surrounding area this time of year. 

Family Bike Events and Fun in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a family-friendly thrill? Check out these upcoming family bike events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

U-Pick Berry Farms in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Stawberries and blueberries and cherries. Oh, MI!

Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for the best hiking trails in southeast Michigan? Check out these scenic spots in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in 2022.

Cedar Point Hours, Ticket Cost, Rides and More

Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip to America's Rockin' Roller Coast in 2022.


Spring Break Ideas

Ahh, spring break. The kids are off school and they just want to have fun, but before you go running off to Florida or another spring break destination, consider all of the spring break fun that you could have right here on Michigan’s beaches or other local gems — plus check out some travel options for older kids, too.

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Rainy Day Fun

Spring is a particularly rainy (and sometimes snowy) time in southeast Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait for a sunny day to have some fun. There are plenty of indoor activities for families to enjoy this time of year including indoor play places, science experiments and spring-themed crafts!

Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks in Michigan and Beyond

Find tons of indoor and outdoor waterparks in the Midwest — from Frankenmuth's water park to Cedar Point Shores and beyond.


Spring Holidays

What does Easter, Ramadan, Earth Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo have in common? They all fall during the spring, of course!

And whether you’re looking for places to visit with the Easter Bunny, fun activities to do with mom on her big day, delicious recipes or ways to care for the Earth, we’ve got you covered. Find all that and more in this section of our guide, which is dedicated to all of your favorite springtime holidays!

Experience Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Want to give your mom an out-of-the-box gift to show her you really care? Check out some of these cool ideas to make it a Mother’s Day experience you won’t forget.

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Memorial Day is on its way, meaning there are tons of parades, festivals and more to enjoy. Pay homage to our fallen soldiers at one of these 2021 Memorial Day weekend events.

Mexican-Owned Restaurants to Support on Cinco de Mayo

Support local Mexican-owned businesses this Cinco de Mayo.

Children’s Books to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Here are some great picture books that celebrate the holiday and Muslim diversity.