25 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MAYSpring has finally sprung in time for May flowers! So start picking those flowers and get ready to shower Moms with all of your love, because we all know, they... 25 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MAY skip to Main Content

25 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MAY

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Spring has finally sprung in time for May flowers! So start picking those flowers and get ready to shower Moms with all of your love, because we all know, they certainly deserve it. Take your hats and jackets off, here are our top picks for what to do with your kids in the month of May.

 

DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY TOUR

Thursday, May 3 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Fox Theatre

Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as well as newest hit series Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals.

 

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

May 4 – 5 / Times Vary

@ Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Leap into Spring with Alice, on her whimsical journey into Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic fairy tale, the Macomb Ballet Company will take you on a magical journey through quirky characters, captivating music, enchanting costumes, and fascinating special effects.

 

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

May 5-6 and 12-13

@ Greenfield Village

Witness the full-steam delight when your little engineer sees a real Thomas the Tank Engine™ chug into our station! Your day will be packed with roundhouse tours of steam locomotives, railroad hobo songs and a railroad turntable feat of strength. Thomas storytelling, photos with Sir Topham Hatt™ and rides on the beloved cars immerse tiny conductors in the beloved world of Thomas.

 

RAILROADER’S BREAKFAST

May 5-6 and 12-13

@ Greenfield Village

It’s a scrumptious early-morning way to prepare for a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™. There’s music by the Picks & Sticks Stringband, too, along with railroad-themed storytelling and a visit with our very own Village Hobo and Sir Topham Hatt™!

 

BLOOM: AN EVENT FOR NEW AND EXPECTING MOMS

Saturday, May 5 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ Noah’s Event Venue, Auburn Hills

With Bloom, Mom guests will enjoy a morning of pampering, delicious food, educational resources, giveaways, swag and the opportunity to connect with relevant local resources in person!

 

FISHING DERBY

Saturday, May 5 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Heritage Park, Canton

The Heritage Park ponds will once again be stocked with rainbow trout and hybrid blue gill for this great annual event. No fishing license is required. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy quality leisure time with family, friends and neighbors.

 

FAMILY CONCERT: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE

Saturday, May 5 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Travel with Mozart’s young son Karl as a magic chest reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood. This Classical Kids Live! theatrical production features 23 excerpts of the master’s music, including themes from Mozart’s operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute.

 

MY QUEEN AND ME TEA

Saturday, May 5 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ Tea Party Castle, Shelby Township

Let your littles choose a dress to wear from the royal closet, get their hair done (complete with tiara) & spend a magical afternoon sipping tea, enjoying assorted finger foods and ice cream and singing/dancing with their Queen (aka special person)

 

MOTHER SON DANCE

Saturday, May 5 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 p

@ Summit Canton

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way. Moms, Aunts, Grandmothers and more are welcome for an evening of dancing and memory-making. There will be light refreshments and a popular balloon-drop finale!

 

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA

Sunday, May 6 / 2:00pm – 6:00pm

@ Clark Park, Detroit

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Mercado wil feature live entertainment and family-friendly activities such as a bouncy house and slide, petting zoo, exotic petting zoo, kiddie train, clowns, face-painters and special characters can be found throughout the day.

 

THE KING AND I

Tuesday, May 8 / 12:00 pm – Sunday May 13 / 11:00 pm

@ Fox Theatre

Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine), don’t miss the opportunity to share the theatre with your littles!

 

DETROIT TOUCH-A-TRUCK

Saturday, May 12 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ West Riverfront Park

Touch-a-Truck is a FREE hands-on family event that will provide children with the opportunity to explore large vehicles of all types, including those used by professionals in construction, public safety, transportation, landscaping and other industries.

 

CHILDREN’S SERIES: WORLD OF MUSIC

Saturday, May 12 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Meadowbrook Theatre

During the 45-minute world music concert by renowned musician, Guy Louis, students will explore cultures from around the globe, see exotic instruments, and get a chance for hands on participation in the singing and a rockin’ musical ‘free-for-all’.

 

SPRING SEEDS

Saturday, May 12 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Nature Center

It’s spring – time to start seeds indoors! Youngsters will make a recycled paper pot and plant flower and vegetable seeds. Learn how a seed grows while tending the sprouting plants indoors. Then take your plant outdoors and plant it, pot and all, into the soil. Ages 3 and older.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

Sunday, May 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Detroit Zoo

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Detroit Zoo! This year’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be held in the Main Picnic Grove and features a delicious brunch buffet and a gift for mom. A Bloody Mary and mimosa cash bar will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Walk-up tickets will be available if the event is not sold out; however, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Pre-sold tickets will include admission to the Zoo; walk-up tickets will not.

 

MAMA & ME AFRICAN TEA PARTY

Sunday, May 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern Studio

Decorate teapots with African inspired designs, learn Afro Caribbean dances, hear an African folktale, and enjoy tea, juice, and treats from the continent! This event is designed for children ages 4-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids and adults will walk away with their one-of-a-kind teapot creation!

 

MOTOR CITY COMIC CON

Friday, May 18 @ 5:00 pm – Sunday, May 20 @ 5:00 pm

@ Suburban Collection Showplace

Motor City Comic Con gathers over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists, and more than fifty actors from the television and movie industry. Over a million comics for sale, plus collectible toys, anime, movies, pop culture crafts and gaming merchandise!

 

THE LITTLE MERMAID SING-ALONG

Friday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Redford Theatre

The Disney animated classic comes to life through on-screen lyrics and other surprises to retell the story of a mermaid that makes a bargain so she can join her prince charming on land.

 

BAT NIGHT HIKE

Saturday, May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Kensington Metro Park

Go batty with this short evening walk. Learn to discover and identify our resident bats. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Ages 6 and up.

 

SPRING INTO CORKTOWN

Saturday, May 19 / 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

@ Corktown, Detroit

Spring Into Corktown will offer tons of family-friendly fun activities throughout the day from new statues in our neighborhood to the Detroit Party Marching Band – free yoga classes to historical shuttle tours, it’s going to be a pretty amazing day in Corktown.

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA

Sunday, May 20 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Drake Sports Park

Moms bring your “special girl” to our annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party for tea, punch and light refreshments. Dress in “your Sunday best” and spend an enjoyable afternoon relaxing with your daughter, mom and/or grandmother.

 

DINOSAURIA

Friday, May 25 / 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

@ Detroit Zoo

Forty lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that snarl and move – and some that spit – will provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z. Dinosauria is the largest dinosaur exhibit of its kind in the country.

Enter a veritable “Zoorassic World” as you travel back in time along a lush, winding, 5-acre DinoTrail recreating prehistoric life. Enormous primeval creatures lurk at every turn.

 

DINOSAUR ADVENTURE

Saturday, May 26 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

We will open up our popular dinosaur dig to search for bones and learn all about the amazing world of dinosaurs! We will have the opportunity to hold real life specimens, investigate casts of bones and place them on the animals, gobble down a dinosaur snack and, of course, dig for dinosaurs in our sandbox!

 

PUPPETART: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Sunday, May 27 / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall

A marionette ballet set to classical music, PuppetART’s version of Sleeping Beauty includes the traditional snoozing princess and evil fairy while also exploring the prince’s side of the story. How did he find out about the cursed kingdom?

 

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CARNIVAL

Monday, May 28 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Beverly Park, Beverly Hills

Parade – It begins at Groves High School and proceeds to Beverly Park. The Carnival is held in Beverly Park from Noon – 3:00 pm with rides, games and refreshments. Funds raised benefit the community. The parade steps off the east Groves High parking lot at 11:00 a.m.

 

Need to get out of the house for a date night?

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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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