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12 Best Places To Take Toddlers In Metro Detroit


When your little one is ready to play but still need naptime, here are the best places to visit to keep them engaged, excited and safe in metro Detroit. 


The Best Museums

Kids of all ages can enjoy the entire museum but with a large dedicated toddler room that features a ball station, water tables, and climbing space – parents can keep kids by littles their own age.

From exotic animals to farm favorites, the Detroit Zoo lets guests get up close to their favorites and it’s a guaranteed good day for everyone.

Greenfield Village is a great place to explore with kids – walk the grounds, ride the train and spend time on the playground. When the Village isn’t open, the Museum is an easy alternative because there are plenty of hands on exhibits – including life size and table trains.


The Best Indoor Entertainment

Add this weekly activity to the calendar. Not only will your little love pool time, they’ll learn valuable life skills while you can relax on the sidelines.

$5 Bounce sessions for kids 5 and under is money well spent and a great way to let them burn off that extra energy before naptime.

In addition to a large playset for older kids that includes a climbing tree, slides, trampoline and multiple climbing apparatus, Kidcadia has a dedicated play area for toddlers, lite bright + sensory walls, and coloring quarters.

The Munchkins Ropes course lets your little feel like one of the big kids. This course stands 2.5 feet off of the ground and features Sky Tykes® products. This attraction includes a collection of interactive elements for ages 2-7 under 48″ tall including climbing obstacles, zip lines and more!

Yoyo’s is great because its linear play space design makes it easy to keep your eyes on the kids and the toddler rocket ship, ball pit and play area is front and center.


The Best Playgrounds

The recently renovated Tot Lot in Grosse Pointe is PERFECT for littles. The enclosed lot has small slides, climbers and swings for a full afternoon of fun. 721 St Clair Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Located behind the Franklin Community Church, the playground has small slides, baby swings a sand box and mini play house. 26425 Wellington Rd, Franklin, MI 48025

The new playground at Lakeshore features a dedicated toddler play structure with little slides and musical instruments.  601 S Lake Dr, Novi, MI 48375

Off the beaten path the neighborhood playground is great for mini playdates. There are swings, slides, a bouncing grasshopper, and spinning wheel to keep the kids busy. 7648 Shaw Ln, Canton, MI 48187


Photo credit: Facebook – Yoyo Fun Center



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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