35 Awesome Detroit Experience Gifts To Give — Instead Of Toys 35 Awesome Detroit Experience Gifts To Give — Instead Of Toys skip to Main Content

35 Awesome Detroit Experience Gifts To Give — Instead Of Toys




Tour a chocolate factory or sign up for a Bon Bon Bon making workshop


Michigan Science Center membership


Tickets to Kid’s Night on Broadway at the Fisher Theatre


Gift card to a family-friendly restaurant downtown


Take a trip to John King Bookstore and pick out something new to read


Ride the carousel at Cullen Plaza and explore the Riverfront


See art and make art at a drop-in workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts


Pick out produce at Eastern Market and make a meal together at home


Visit a pool, beach or splash park


Sign-up for a hands-on workshop at Pewabic Pottery


Stay the night in a former Detroit Firehouse 


Tickets 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


Visit a flower farm


Take a ballet class at the Michigan Opera Theatre


Learn traditional Mexican dance with lessons at Ballet Folklorico


Run the bases at Comerica Park and watch a baseball game


Sign up for the Detroit Lions’ Cub Club to get tickets to games and special events


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


Take a Mama + Me Yoga class at Detroit Mama Hub


See a kid’s show downtown


Buy a bike or skateboard and break it in at the West Riverside Skate Park


Go for a boat ride on the Detroit River


Bowl on 100 year old lanes at The Garden Bowl


Introduce them to a new sport at the Fowling Warehouse


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


Plan an Island Getaway and spend the day on Belle Isle State Park


Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Parade Company to see the floats in the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade


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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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