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20 Things To Do For Families To Do In Summer 2020


Summer 2020 is almost over and it’s definitely one for the record books. Soak up the sun and make family memories with these fun activities.


Visit a Splash Pad

It’s been a hot summer and splash pads are a great way to cool down, and keep social distance. Here’s a guide to Splash Pads that are open in metro Detroit.


Watch An Outdoor Movie

From nightly drive-ins to special events, you can watch new releases and classic favorites on the big screen this summer. Here’s an outdoor movie schedule.


Take a Garden Walk

Find inspiration for your home garden and watch your kids connect with nature at a public garden. Here are local options and roadtrip worthy destinations.


Plan a Beach Day

Get ready for a day at the beach (and weeks worth of sand) at a local park. Here’s a guide to beaches in metro Detroit.


Have a Backyard BBQ

Order meat directly from a local farm from Michigan Fields and have it delivered to your door just in time for a BBQ in the backyard.


Try a New Playground

Give the kids a new place to play (and maybe a playdate) at a local park. Here are YOUR favorite local playgrounds.


U-Pick Trip

Stock up on delicious and healthy treats for the family at a u-pick farm. Here’s your guide to where to go and what to pick.


Fly a Kite

Our favorite activity this summer has been flying kites from the Detroit Kite Shop at local parks.


Treat Your Self

Surprise the kids with a trip to get ice cream. Here are 10 fun ice cream spots in metro Detroit.


Go Fishing

Catch and release or find dinner at a local lake. Here are 10 family-friendly places to fish in metro Detroit.


Find a New Bike Trail

Put the pedal to the metal and work off the quarantine 15 with a family bike ride. Here’s a guide to bike trails in metro Detroit.


Visit Grand Rapids

Get away for the day and go to Grand Rapids. Here are 3 things you will want to do in West Michigan.


Go On A Picnic

Pack lunch, a frisbee, your favorite books and soak up the sun during dinner outside. Here are our favorite picnic spots in metro Detroit.


Find a Story Walk

You can’t hang out in the library but you can hang out AT the library. Check out this guide to local story walks in Metro Detroit.


Explore a Museum

Keep cool at a local museum. Special safety precautions have been adopted to keep guests and staff healthy while having fun. Here’s your guide to metro Detroit museums.


Have a Lemonade Stand

Nothing makes a day sweeter than Guernsey lemonade. Set up a stand to sell or share lemonade and try my favorite Guernsey Strawberry Lemonade Slush recipe.


Experience the DIA Outside 

The Detroit Institute of Arts has public art displays in cities throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Make plans to visit a park near you, here’s a guide to where to find art.


Take a Nature Walk

Enjoy the long nights while we have them and go on a leisurely nature walk before bedtime. Here are 12 local kid-friendly trails.


See Some Animals

From lions, tigers and bears at the zoo to under the sea fishies at the aquarium and ‘Old MacDonald’ farm favorites – introduce your littles to new furry friends. Here are our favorite places to see animals in metro Detroit.


Go Somewhere New

Mix up your routine and get a change of scenery with a trip to a new town. We put together summer guide with fun activities the family will love.


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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..

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