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100 Cool Kid-Friendly Activities in Metro Detroit


The question we get most is ‘Have you been there?’. Of course we can’t go to every event but we do go to A LOT! Even with all its craziness in 2020 our team went to over 100 places and events in metro Detroit! We’re recapping 2020 to give you ideas for the year ahead!


The All-Stars

  1. Blake Farms (Armada)
  2. Booth Park (Birmingham)
  3. Valade Park (Detroit)
  4. Lake St. Clair Metropark (Harrison Township)
  5. Maybury State Park (Northville)
  6. Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve (Southfield)
  7. Hawthorne Ridge Dirt + Pump Bike Tracks (Westland)



  1. Belle Isle
  2. Belle Isle Nature Center
  3. Dequindre Cut
  4. Detroit Abloom
  5. Detroit City Football Club
  6. Detroit Farm + Cider
  7. Detroit Kite Festival
  8. Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  9. DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
  10. Lafayette Greens
  11. Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront
  12. Riverside Skate Park



  1. County Farm Park (Ann Arbor)
  2. Booth Park (Birmingham)
  3. Beverly Park (Beverly Hills)
  4. Kopper Park (Canton)
  5. Scarlet Playground (Commerce)
  6. Summit Gardens (Howell)
  7. Bay Court Park (Independence Township)
  8. Bien Park (Livonia)
  9. Clement Circle Park (Livonia)
  10. Rotary Park (Livonia)
  11. Merriman Hallow (Westland)
  12. Willow Metropark (New Boston)
  13. Shepherd Park (Oak Park)
  14. Bauervic Woods Park (Southfield)


Adventure Awaits

  1. Fox Science Preserve (Ann Arbor)
  2. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Ann Arbor)
  3. Crosswinds Marsh (New Boston)
  4. International Wildlife Refuge (Trenton)
  5. Downtown Wyandotte Riverwalk


Nature Centers + Trails

  1. Bird Hills Nature Area (Ann Arbor)
  2. Parker Mill Park (Ann Arbor)
  3. E.L. Johnson Nature Center (Bloomfield Township)
  4. Rouge Trailhead (Dearborn)
  5. Farmington Nature Center
  6. Heritage Park Nature Trail (Farmington)
  7. Seven Lakes State Park (Holly)
  8. Holly Recreation Area (Holly)
  9. Virginia Matley Nature Trail (Livonia)
  10. Tatigan Park and Nature Preserve (Livonia)
  11. Bald Mountain State Recreation Area (Orion Township)
  12. Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (Rochester)
  13. Paint Creek Trail (Rochester)
  14. Elizabeth Park (Trenton)
  15. West Bloomfield Nature Center
  16. Hines Drive (Westland)


Animal Party

  1. Bowers School Farm (Bloomfield Hills)
  2. Howell Nature Center (Howell)
  3. Kensington Farm Center (Milford)
  4. Maybury Farm (Northville)



  1. Michigan Science Center (Detroit)
  2. U of M Museum of Natural History (Ann Arbor)
  3. SEA LIFE Michigan (Auburn Hills)
  4. Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills)
  5. Greenfield Village (Dearborn)



  1. Baldwin Library (Birmingham)
  2. Clinton-Macomb Public Library
  3. Farmington Community Library
  4. Livonia Public Library Storywalk + Outdoor Storytime
  5. Southfield Public Library
  6. West Bloomfield Public Library


Timeless Favorites

  1. Cranbrook House & Gardens (Bloomfield Hills)
  2. Fair Lane House (Dearborn)
  3. Ford House (Grosse Pointe Shores)
  4. Historic Mill Race Village (Northville)
  5. Troy Historic Village (Troy)


More Fun

  1. Dinoland (Dearborn)
  2. Jungle Java (Farmington)
  3. AirTime (Novi)
  4. The Art Attic (Plymouth)
  5. Home Depot Kid’s Workshops


Make A Splash

  1. Clement Circle Pool (Livonia)
  2. Sterling State Park (Monroe)
  3. Bald Mountain State Recreation Area (Orion Township)
  4. Indian Springs Splash Pad (White Lake)


Fall Favorites

  1. Hallowe’en @ Greenfield Village (Dearborn)
  2. Cider in The City (Detroit)
  3. Halloween Stroll (Livonia)
  4. Skeletons Are Alive (Northville)
  5. Parmenter’s Cider Mill (Northville)
  6. Scarecrows in The Park (Plymouth)
  7. Goodison Cider Mill (Rochester)
  8. Yates Cider Mill (Rochester)
  9. Rochester Cider Mill (Rochester)
  10. Paint Creek Cider Mill (Rochester)
  11. Erwin Orchard (South Lyon)
  12. Wiard’s Country Fair (Ypsilanti)


Shows + Special Events

  1. Hockeytown Winterfest (Detroit)
  2. Sesame Street Live (Detroit)
  3. Disney On Ice (Detroit)
  4. MARVEL: Universe of Heroes (Dearborn)
  5. Tinkering for Tots (Dearborn)
  6. Glenlore Trails (Commerce)


Holiday Magic

  1. Magic of Lights (Clarkston)
  2. Holiday Nights (Dearborn)
  3. Light Up Beacon Park (Detroit)
  4. Bostick Family Light Show (Garden City)
  5. Christmas In The Village (Northville)
  6. Plymouth Tree Festival (Plymouth)
  7. Wild Lights (Royal Oak)
  8. Blossom Heath Pier (St. Clair Shores)
  9. Blizzard of Oz (Taylor)
  10. Wayne County Lights (Westland)




About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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