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101 Kid-Friendly Things To Do in Detroit this Winter

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Don’t let the chilly weather keep you indoors this winter. Bundle up and head downtown for some family fun! 

 

PLAN A DAY DOWNTOWN

  • Let it Snow @ Winter Blast: Skate at The Rink, zip line across Woodward, ride the big slide for a weekend of icy fun on February 7th – 9th.
  • Watch a movie @ Beacon Park: Every Saturday in February, Beacon Park hosts a FREE family movie in a heated tent.
    • February 8 – Toy Story 4
    • February 15 – Aquaman
    • February 22 – How To Train Your Dragon – Hidden World
    • February 29 – Avengers Endgame
  • Find Paczkis for Fat Tuesday: Plan a trip to Hamtramck to get a delicious giant donut!
  • Catvideo Fest 2020: The cats are taking over the Detroit Film Theatre for 90 minutes of non-stop shenanigans.
  • Try for a Turkey @ The Garden Bowl: Take the kids to a 100 year old bowling alley on Woodward.
  • Scream Opa! @ Greektown: The lights are always strung and the music is always playing in the lively Greektown district, so head down for a family fun and saganaki!
  • Take a Ride on the People Mover: See the city from up high and inside the city’s ‘train’. The 3 mile circular loop takes about 20 minutes and offers little kids LOTS of fun for $0.75.
  • Hop on the QLine: Go for a longer ride on the QLine. Hop on in New Center (the iconic Fisher Building) and head downtown for winter fun!
  • Taste Test Coneys @ American & Lafayette: Do a taste test and judge for yourself who has the best coney in Detroit.
  • Find something new for Family Game Night @ Vault of Midnight: If your littles love superheroes and Pokemon, head to library street for good reads and plenty of unique board games.
  • Go Swimming @ Coleman Young Recreation Pool: It only costs $5 for a child to swim at the Detroit Recreation Center ALL year long – $10 for an adult!
  • Plan a Staycation @ Foundation Hotel: Spend the night at a former firehouse and wake up steps away from all the action downtown – including one of the best places for brunch – The Apparatus Room down stairs.
  • Snap a Selfie @ the Hudson site: The tallest building is Detroit is being built so don’t miss your chance to snap a picture of your little ones in front of the building before it grows from the ground.
  • Robolights @ MOCAD: The outdoor light installation isn’t for everyone but the New Age art exhibit is fun if you like funky.

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

SPEND TIME OUTSIDE

 

INDOOR ADVENTURES

 

IT’S SHOWTIME! GET TICKETS NOW

 

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW AT THE MUSEUM

  • Detroit Institute of ArtsThe DIA is FREE for Wayne, Macomb and Oakland county residents. Explore the galleries, drop-in for a craft or stay for a show.
  • Belle Isle Nature Center: Get an up-close view of Michigan wildlife inside and outside at the nature center.
  • Charles H Wright MuseumLearn about the history of African Americans from the colonial era to present day.
  • Michigan Science Center: Let your littles enjoy hands-on fun at the Science Center.  See the stars at the planetarium, burn some energy on the STEM playground and visit Kids Town.
  • Motown Museum: Dance in the street and sing like the Temptations at the former home of Berry Gordy and original studio of Motown Records.
  • Detroit Historical Museum: Walk the streets of old Woodward, see what life was like when Detroit was the arsenal of Democracy and make music in Kid Rock’s Music Lab.
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum: Head to Detroit’s island, Belle Isle, and hop aboard some old ships at the Great Lakes Museum.

 

FAMILY MEAL & FOODIE TREATS

 

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2020

 

 

Photo credit:Bedrock Winter Blast

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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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