Family Guide to Rochester Hills: 7 Fun Things to Do with Kids

Explore Rochester Hills with your family and discover parks, festivals, and kid-friendly dining in this vibrant community.

Rochester Hills is a prime destination for family fun, blending its rich history with an abundance of activities for all ages. Once a quiet farming area, this vibrant community now teems with diverse dining, shopping and plenty of kid-friendly attractions.

The area boasts a wide range of facilities, including expansive parks, lively community festivals and numerous play areas that cater specifically to children.

Read more about Rochester Hills in our family guide.

Quick stats about Rochester Hills

Things to Do with Kids in Rochester Hills
Photo credit: The Village of Rochester Hills

  • Population: 76,041
  • County: Oakland
  • Median house value: $359,800
  • Median rent: $1,497
  • School district: Rochester Community School District
  • Top schools: Brewster Elementary School (A), Jane Addams Junior High School (A), Stony Creek High School (A), Rochester Adams High School (A-plus)
  • Transportation: Walk Score 20/100 (Car Dependent), Bike Score 32/100 (Somewhat Bikeable)
  • Random fact: In Niche’s 2024 Best Places rankings, Rochester Hills was ranked No. 20 in Best Suburbs to Live in Michigan.

*Information provided by Redfin and Niche.

Fun things to do with kids in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills has so many great activities for families! Whether you live there or want to visit the town for the day, check out these stories:

And here are our top picks for things to do with kids in Rochester Hills.

Boogie Babies

Boogie Babies
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Boogie Babies offers just that, with toddler-friendly spaces like a tree house playground, slot racing, a craft area and a dancing room. There’s also a video game room perfect for any older siblings who come along!

Innovation Hills

innovation hills playground
Photo credit: Kari Zaffarano

This expansive three-acre park features nature-themed play structures near Clinton River, ponds, waterfalls and hiking trails.

Thelma Spencer Park

Part of Spencer Park, The “beach park” has a play structure with several slides, interactive equipment and swings. Note: You must purchase a park pass to access Spencer Park.

Village of Rochester Hills

Village of Rochester Hills

Families can enjoy a shopping day! They offer great kid-friendly events during the year, such as Music & Me summer series on Wednesday mornings at Festival Park. 

Half Day Cafe

This family-friendly restaurant offers breakfast and lunch and has items like chicken fries and grilled cheese on the menu, making it the ideal place to go for a family outing. 


MESHICO Tacos & Tequila
Photo credit: MESHICO Tacos & Tequila

Soft tacos, quesadillas, and taquitos are among the kid-friendly menu items that this restaurant provides for family dining occasions. 

Brain Freeze

If you’re craving something sweet, this classic ice cream spot won’t disappoint with 52 flavors to choose from.

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