Fun Spring Break Activities for Metro Detroit Kids

Get ready to have the best spring break ever with these exciting day 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.

Spring Break Bucket List

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 place.

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. 

Enjoy free fun.

Looking for Spring Break fun on a budget this year? Check out all these completely free things to do in metro Detroit

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these over-the-top desserts.

Spring Break is the perfect time to treat yourself. Your kiddos will love nothing more than to have an extra sweet (or two!). Check out one of these unique dessert spots and cross something off your foodie bucket list.

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! Plus, many art classes offer spring break drop in classes. 

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 weekend. Be sure to look over 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 learn a few 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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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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