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If you’re looking for a day full of family fun head to the Pointes. Have a picture perfect afternoon at The Ford House, shop local and let the littles play before naptime.
The Ford House
If you want a picture perfect place to spend a day, head to the Ford House. The grounds are gorgeous and fun to explore. Walk along the water and search for turtles, ducks and birds on Bird Island or race through the gardens to look for flowers and food. When you’re hungry for snacks stop by the new Welcome Center and grab something to go at The Speedster or sit down for a bite at The Continental. Kids will enjoy checking out the vintage cars on display and interacting with touch screens showcasing the Ford Family and their home.
Plan your visit for one of these special events:
- Explorers Series (Ages 5 to 8): Jun. 25th, Jul. 30th & Aug. 20th
- Storytime – How The Stars Came To Be: Tuesdays + FREE
- EyesOn Design Car Show – Sunday, June 19th
- Story Studio: Weekly in July & August
- Lake St. Clair Science Fair: Saturday, July 23rd
Rotary Tot Lot
The recently renovated Rotary Tot Lot is PERFECT for littles. The enclosed lot has small slides, climbers and swings (including two Mommy & Me swings) for a full afternoon of fun. Address: 721 St Clair Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Local Spots To Stop
Lou’s Pet Shop: You don’t need a pet to stop by Lou’s. The pet shop is like a mini zoo with bunnies to pet, reptiles and fish the mesmerize and other adorable pets for your kids to faun over.
Coreander’s Children Bookshooppe: Browse the whimsical children’s book store and sock up on your summer reading books – you won’t be able to resist picking up a book or two or ten.
Pink Elephant Cupcakes: The BEST cupcakes you’ll ever have. Located one right turn north of The Ford House – treat your self.
Pointe’s Art Festival
For two full days, join the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of Art, Music, and Food at The Pointe’s Art Festival! The event will take place on August 7th and 8th, from 10am-6pm in The Hill Municipal Lot (41 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236).
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..