Babies and Toddlers Will Have Lots of Fun at These Metro Detroit Events

Check out these things to do with your little one.

Are you a new parent looking for something fun to do with your young one? Maybe you want to find something educational to keep their mind stimulated. Or you want to make some new mom friends now that you can actually get out into the world. We’ve got you covered.

Don’t see an event your child will love? Check out our online calendar for even more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond.

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Keep your tots entertained at these theater shows, festivals and other events that are either geared specifically toward babies and younger kids, or that offer activities they’ll love. 

Disney On Ice presents Magic In The Stars at Little Caesars Arena

Feb. 15-18, 2024

See Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Anna, Raya, Buzz, Woody, Lighting McQueen and more as they perform in this ice skating show.

Wild Science Saturdays at Outdoor Adventure Center

Feb. 17, March 16 and April 6, 2024

Enjoy hands on activities one Saturday a month. February’s theme is Outstanding Owls. March’s theme is Take Flight! April’s theme is Fabulous Fossils.

Paw Patrol: Adventure Play at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Opens Feb. 18, 2024

Join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Zuma and Tracker in a series of hands-on, educational adventures in the world of Adventure Bay. 

Leap Day at the Library! at Redford Township District Library 

Feb. 29, 2024

To celebrate Leap Day, families can enjoy frog themed crafts and activities. There will also be a special frog storytime at 7 p.m.

Leap Day Celebration at Orion Township Public Library

Feb. 29, 2024

Families can come out to Orion Township Public Library to celebrate Leap Year with fun frog-themed stories, activities and treats. 

Leap Day Leap Frogs! at Ann Arbor District Library: Pittsfield Branch

Feb. 29, 2024

Come out to Pittsfield Branch to celebrate Leap Day by learning how to make an origami frog that can actually jump.

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at the Fox Theatre

March 2-3, 2024

Join the Paw Patrol pals for a live action stage show on the high seas, based on the top-rated animated preschool series.

Meet the Easter Bunny! at Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy Inc. 

March 9, 2024

Hop on down to Whistle Stop to meet the Easter Bunny. Also, fun-filled activities and a Peep scavenger hunt. Bring your own camera.

Monthly Story Time at The Mall at Partridge Creek

March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2024

Families can stop by The Mall at Partridge Creek for a monthly story time with the Clinton Township Library. March’s theme is Colors. April’s theme is Spring. May’s theme is Flowers. June’s theme is Zoo. July’s theme is Beach. August’s theme is Things That Go. September’s theme is Fall. October’s theme is Spooky. November’s theme is Bears. December’s theme is Santa. Reservations are required through the library.

Bluey’s Big Play at the Fox Theatre

March 28-30, 2024

Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli as the Heelers embark on their very first live theater show. It will feature live actors, puppetry and iconic sets. Based on an original new story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm.

Things to do at home or around town 

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Not up for a big event right now? Keep your younger kiddos entertained at home with these at-home activities. Plus, fun guides and things to do with babies around town. 

  • Let your kids get colorful and creative with fun and free coloring pages from the Detroit Tigers, Disney on Ice, The Detroit Zoo and much more. 
  • Watch some of your kiddo’s favorite flicks and embrace the lessons of the movies with the activities we found in our Watch This, Do That series
  • Discover the whimsy of fairies with your kids by exploring the fairy doors around Ann Arbor. Not sure where they’re at? Our guide can help you find them.  
  • Kiddos bouncing off the walls? Let them blow off some steam at a toddler play place in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor. 
  • Try a themed Ford Fun Day activity. Each month, Metro Parent and Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers pick a theme and offer up fun things to do around town that align with the theme. 

This post is updated regularly.


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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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