Fun Things to Do During Spring Break with Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Kids

Get ready to have the best spring break ever with these creative trips and fun activities.

School’s out for a few days, and you’re probably wondering how you’ll keep the kids occupied. Whether you want to hit the road as a family and take a spring break road trip or just need some fun new activities to stay busy, here are some ideas the kids will love. Get ready to have the best spring break ever! 

Spend time outdoors.

Welcome spring by getting outside and exploring nature. Try one of these kid-friendly hiking trails or take a spring break camping trip.

Head to an indoor play center.

If the outdoors is still a bit too chilly for outside exploration, head to an indoor play center to burn off some energy. The kids will love jumping around at a trampoline park, traversing indoor rope courses or zipping around in go karts. 

Make a yummy dessert.

Spring break is the perfect time for a yummy treat! Spend some quality time together in the kitchen by making dessert pizzas or get creative with cake mix with these unique recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Try a DIY workshop.

If you want to get artsy without any of the messy supplies, head to a DIY art studio that supplies the materials, provides instruction and cleans up the mess for you. From painting and pottery to niche crafts like rug tufting, your kiddo will love trying their hand at a new craft! 

Make a vision board.

Keep your kiddo’s hands busy and encourage them to dream big by creating vision boards together. This fun craft will allow you to learn more about your child by sharing your aspirations, inspirations and thought processes with each other. 

Watch a movie.

Take advantage of having some extra R&R time with your little ones and check out what’s new on streaming services. Watch a movie featured in our Watch This, Do That series to double the fun once the movie is over! 

Take a splash at an indoor water park.

Cannonball into spring break fun at these indoor aquatic playgrounds. Spend a day at the water parks or plan an entire family week

end. Read these water park safety tips before you jump in. 

Plan a road trip.

Thinking about getting out of town for spring break? We’ve rounded up some of the best destinations within driving distance in the Midwest. Make sure to check out our Ultimate Road Trip Guide and read up on these fun travel games before you hit the road!  

Freshen up with spring cleaning.

Has your home office become a second home for clutter? Or maybe you’ve been putting off tidying up the kitchen? Try these organization strategies to tidy up your space. Plus, we have ideas for having kids help out, too! 

Find local events.

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out our calendar filled with local events to keep your family entertained. Also, we list more family activity ideas in our Weekend Picks.

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