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. 

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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!


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!

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