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8 Family-Friendly Things to Do in October

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It’s finally fall. Pull out the sweaters, order pumpkin spiced everything and enjoy the the changes of the season.



Trick or treating is a go and so are trek and treats, goodie and goblin drives, boo bashes and more! Get your costume ready, decorate the house and have a spooktacular time.


Plan For Family Photos

The end of the year comes quickly. Start planning for holiday cards and find the perfect place for pics. Here are the top locations for fall family photos.


U-Pick Adventures

Head to the farm and take your pick of apples and pumpkins this season.


Find The Best Cider Donut

Taste test your way through the cider mills in metro Detroit to find your favorite cider and donuts.


Take A Family Road Trip

The leaves are changing and it’s a great excuse to leave the house for the weekend. Drive along one of these scenic Michigan routes and plan a stay in Traverse City, Petoskey or Mid-Michigan. Keep close to home and visit Plymouth’s Scarecrows at Kellogg Park.


Celebrate Diversity

October continues National Hispanic Heritage Month and we put together a list of the best ways to celebrate art, culture and food with kids in metro Detroit. For Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly Columbus Day), we have a list of 10 award winning children’s books by Native American authors.


Celebrate Sweetest Day

Call the sitter and start making plans for Saturday, October 17th because you deserve a date night. Here are 20 Date Night Ideas For Busy Moms and Dads.


Go To Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

Southfield’s Rock Park can no longer be called a hidden gem because LittleGuide readers are going in droves and everyone loves it. If you haven’t been, put it on your list. Another one to check out is Crosswinds Marsh Nature Preserve.

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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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