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, 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!

Spring Activities | Spring Break Ideas | April Holidays & Happenings | May Holidays & Happenings

Spring 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. 

Or, if April showers are keeping your outdoor play plans on hold, try crafts, currently streaming shows, and indoor waterpark or other fun indoor spring activities that are sure to please.

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