Family Activities

Best Playgrounds and Play Structures in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for cool play structures in southeast Michigan in 2018-19? We've compiled a list of the best playgrounds and most expansive play areas for a fun day in the park.

Cheap Things to Do in Detroit and Beyond With Your Family

Looking for a local summer getaway with the kids without breaking the bank? Try these cheap things to do in Detroit and beyond with your family.

Photography for Beginners: Teaching Kids the Basics

Children are prime students when it comes to cameras. Here's a 101 for parents on guiding them in capturing memories for all seasons.

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Take a peek at our Memorial Day crafts roundup and have a little DIY fun with the kids – just in time for unofficial kick-off to summer.

Girls in Boy Scouts: How the Decision Benefits Local Families

After more than 100 years of being a boys-only organization, things are finally changing. Here's how the transition of letting girls in Boy Scouts is going in metro Detroit and why one dad says it's a great idea.

Fun Things to Do in Ann Arbor With Kids

Home to the Big House and famous for its big-city, small-town charm, this Washtenaw County college town is never dull. Here are spots to take the kids when you're looking for fun things to do in Ann Arbor.

Nature Family Fun at the Leslie Science and Nature Center

This educational and environmental haven offers unique experiences with wildlife, programs and summer camps, all amid the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor.

Factory Tours in Metro Detroit for Family Fun

From the Ford Rouge Plant to Morley Candy Makers, take your whole family to one of these fun and educational (and sometimes delicious!) factory tours in the metro Detroit area.

Born to Rock: A Guide to Taking Kids to Concerts

Here in metro Detroit, music's in our veins, from Motown and techno to the pop fare we blast in the carpool. But as parents, it's also a big rite-of-passage (not to mention logistical) question: Are you taking kids to concerts – or letting them fly solo? Local moms and dads dish on rocking out.

Casting Out With Kids

The Michigan Wildlife Council encourages families to get out and fish this summer – not only to connect with nature but to help protect it, too.

Up Your Game With 1Up Gaming Lab in Metro Detroit

This venue-on-wheels offers several different game options for gamers of all ages. Learn more about it here.

Cultivating Creativity With Boho Mini

Paper, crayons, glue and more – get creative with Boho Mini's series of art-focused activities for youth in Detroit.