M Street Bakery is the only excuse I ever need to visit Howell. The massive milkshakes are handcrafted and stacked…
Have hands-on fun all year long with a Michigan Science Center membership.
Elsa and Ana are coming to Detroit next year! Get tickets to Frozen on Broadway.
Take a trip to John King Bookstore and pick out something new to read.
See art and buy art supplies at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Pick out produce at Eastern Market and make a meal together at home.
Stay the night in a former Detroit Firehouse and book a room at Detroit Foundation Hotel.
Put on your fancy clothes and go to a Detroit Symphony Orchestra family concert.
Enroll in a music class at Michigan State University’s Community Music School.
Join the Detroit City Football Club soccer clinic or league – we absolutely love soccer tots!
Take a ballet class at the Michigan Opera Theatre and get tickets to a show.
Learn traditional Mexican dance with lessons at Ballet Folklorico Detroit.
Help them improve their jump shot at a Jr. Pistons clinic or camp.
Get their name on the LCA big screen with a Detroit Red Wings Kids Club membership.
Play old-school arcade games at Pop + Offworld.
Face-off at the Detroit Dart Club, the Midwest’s first Nerf Arena.
Fly a plane, go kayaking and ride a snowmobile at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
Bowl on 100 year old lanes at The Garden Bowl and be sure to get pizza from Sgt. Pepperoni!
Introduce them to a new sport (football + bowling) at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck.
Sing in the same studio as The Temptations and Supremes at the Motown Museum.
Walk the streets of old Detroit at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Spend time together over the dinner table at your favorite restaurant downtown and get a gift card to their favorite place because you can buy a lot of items but time with each other is priceless.
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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..