Fun Things to do in Clinton Township with Kids

From history and stage shows to go-karts and chocolate, there's plenty of things to do in Clinton Township with your kids. See what fun places kids and parents can explore.

When it comes to eastside family fun in metro Detroit, why not consider Clinton Township? Whether your kids are wacky for Whirlyball, crave some candy treats or hanker for a little local history (complete with family-friendly projects and events that double as summer education for kids), there’s plenty of things to do in Clinton Township.

Here’s a taste of the fun places for kids this Macomb County town offers. Have a favorite spot? Tell us in comments.

C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment Center

  • Address: 21570 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-469-2800

Go-karts rule the roost at this play haven that has Indy Karts, Grand Prix, Bumper Cars, Turbo Karts and more. Bowling and a two-story arcade mean there’s oodles to do in the cold months, too. Plus, we’ve named it one of our top places to go zip lining in Michigan with kids.

Detroit Kid City

  • Address: 37051 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township
  • Phone: 248-443-5300

Detroit Kid City, a drop-in play center that is recommended for ages 1-8, has a cool Detroit theme. The cafe offers coffee, lattes, smoothies and other snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options. Imagination and pretend play are emphasized.

Imperial Lanes

  • Address: 44650 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-286-8700

With 80 lanes – half of them bumper-abled – the fun is sure to keep on rolling at this kid-friendly center, which made our list of best bowling centers in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Every Friday and Saturday night – bowl under the cosmic lights.

Jungle Java

  • Address: 44595 Enterprise Drive, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-203-0500

What’s not to love about this kid-and-parent play haven? This local jungle-themed indoor play center franchise has tons of fun for kids, plus a separate space for toddlers. Did we mention it’s also got interactive sensor games, a sports court and laser maze? Don’t miss this one.

Lone Wolf Paintball

  • Address: 44323 Reynolds Drive, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-463-9500

This indoor field offers more than 20,000 square feet of paintball action in a climate-controlled facility. Lone Wolf features high-end artificial turf on the ground, heart pounding speedball action and tons of spectator viewing – including a second story observation deck and private party rooms. Private games require an advanced reservation.

Lorenzo Cultural Center

  • Address: 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-445-7348

Since opening in 2006, this venue’s focused on local heritage – and has plenty of kids’ programming that ties in with its themes. You’ll typically find exhibits here from late September through early May. It’s situated on the scenic grounds of Macomb Community College.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

  • Address: 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-286-2141

Why not make a day of it? Right next-door to Lorenzo, the Macomb Center offers theater fall-spring, from big-name touring shows to local dance, orchestral and theater groups. Watch for family shows, too, plus during the summer months you can participate in drama and instrumental workshops.

The Mall at Partridge Creek

  • Address: 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-226-0330

This breezy outdoor shopping area is anchored by Nordstrom, Carson’s, Apple and an MJR Digital Cinema 14 – plus close to 90 other neat shops and restaurants. Be sure to frolic through the pop jet fountains when it’s warm. Check out Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday during the summer (weather permitting), 9-9:45 a.m. in the Mall’s Center Court where participants can engage in free yoga and Zumba. Look for other special events throughout the year, too.

Morley Candy Makers

  • Address: 23770 Hall Road (M-59), Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-468-4300

Remember Pecan Torties and Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puffs? Well, this is the home for both! At the big Bavarian-looking building on Hall Road, you and the kids can take a free factory tour to peek at the sweet assembly line – from the 180-foot observation walkway – and savor a sample.

Revolution Laser Tag & Arcade

  • Address: 35335 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-791-5560

This laser tag spot, which has taken over the Laser Edge Laser Tag location, has new owners and offerings for families. Play a game of laser tag in a 7,000-square-foot laser tag arena. Plus, there’s an arcade for folks to keep the fun going after their game has ended.


  • Address: 19781 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-792-4190

Call and set up a time to let loose at this wacky game that’s been dubbed “the world’s only totally mechanized team sport” – a mash-up of basketball, hockey and jai-alai. This 12,000-square foot space is the place to give it a spin. Ages 10-plus.

Photo courtesy of CJ Barrymore’s Family Entertainment Center.

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