Family Activities

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Readers Share the Safest Places for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families to Visit

We asked, you delivered. Find out which metro Detroit and Ann Arbor attractions' COVID-19 safety protocols scored the high with local parents, like you.
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Putt Putt Miniature Golf Courses in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Put your putters to the turf in 2020 at one of these miniature golf courses in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Livingston County Reading Path Provides Outlet for Physical Activity and Reading

Flex your muscles and your reading chops on the Livingston County Reading Path, which launched this month at Settlers Park in Hartland.
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Over-The-Top Desserts to Try Before Summer Ends

Looking to treat the kids before the hectic school season begins? Try these crazy delicious over-the-top desserts in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Picture Perfect Flower Fields to Visit in Michigan

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these local spots including sunflowers, lavender and more.
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Detroit Zoo Chimpanzee Adopts Baby

A baby chimpanzee at the Detroit Zoo was left motherless when his mom lost interest but another Detroit Zoo chimpanzee stepped up to care for him.
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Where to Find a Baseball Game in Southeast Michigan

Want to take the kids out to a ballgame this summer? Here are some prime spots to score some peanuts, cracker jacks and a baseball game in southeast Michigan.
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10 Children’s Books for Young Hamilton Fans

Is your child excited that 'Hamilton' is on streaming services? Follow up a viewing of the musical with some of these books for young 'Hamilton' fans.
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Simple Summer Switch-Ups: How to Loosen Your Rules for the Sake of Fun

Local parents are loosening up on traditional house rules in the name of fun and memory-making. Here's how they're doing it.

Best Family Movies and Shows Streaming This August

Have you binged your way through your favorite flicks and shows? Have no fear, we have you covered with this list of new movies and shows streaming this August.
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Watch This, Do That: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Got a Potterhead on your hands? Enjoy some of the fun activities based on the third movie in the series with our Watch This, Do That: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban edition.
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Metro Parent’s Instagram Summer Scavenger Hunt

We'll provide you with a themed scavenger hunt list each week. Search for the items at home and tag us on Insta with photos from your hunt for a chance to be featured.