Ideas for Winter Fun in Southeast Michigan
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Holiday break is almost here and most schools are closed for two weeks between Christmas and the New Year. With time on their hands, many children are found muttering those two words, “I’m bored!”
Lucky for you, there are plenty of free or inexpensive ideas for entertaining your children and having fun! Below is a list of ideas for staying busy and avoiding the winter blues.
Ideas for Winter Fun in Southeast Michigan:
- Visit the Detroit Historical Museum
- Tour the Detroit Institute of Arts (free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties)
- Make a trip to the Michigan Science Center for one of their free days (Dec. 29 and Dec. 30)
- Explore Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
- Take a drive or walk around Belle Isle State Park (Recreation passport needed)
- Visit the Belle Isle Aquarium
- Go sledding
- Build a snowman or fort
- Have a playdate with friends
- Play board games or cards
- Work on a puzzle
- Go on a hike
- Walk around a mall
- Ice skate in Campus Martius Park
- Go to the Detroit Zoo
- Visit Legoland Discovery Center
- Tour the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
- Discover The Henry Ford
- Explore the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
- Head to a bowling alley
- Go rollerskating
- See a movie at the theater
- Find a community indoor pool
- Bake cookies
- Make some crafts
What would you add to this list? Please comment below with your ideas.
I’ve always wanted to visit the Belle Isle Aquarium and have yet to go, so that would be a good idea from this list. Sea Life is fun, too.
Santa always brings our family a new game of some sort 😉 And we love living so close to Lego Land & Sea Life. Some of the trampoline parks are also favorites of my kids.
We visited The Henry Ford museum two years ago when we traveled across the state to adopt our puppy. Someday I want to bring my son there, I know he’ll love seeing all the cars, trains, and air planes!