TOP 10 RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN METRO DETROITRain days are a bummer in the summer, but the grey clouds don't have to dampen your day - there's still plenty of indoor fun to be had around town.... TOP 10 RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN METRO DETROIT skip to Main Content


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Rain days are a bummer in the summer, but the grey clouds don’t have to dampen your day – there’s still plenty of indoor fun to be had around town. Here are ten activities to keep the kids busy inside.


Go Bowling

Head to your local lanes or take a trip downtown to Punch Bowl Social where kids bowl FREE every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 2pm during the summer.


Indoor Waterpark

The rain doesn’t have to ruin your swimming plans. Find an indoor pool with water slides, splash pads and whirlpools.


Bounce Off The Walls

Someone else’s walls…that is! Go to a SkyZone, Urban Air Park or Airtime and let the kids go crazy.


Get Creative

Don’t worry about making a mess at home and head out for some arts and crafts. Drop in to a local art shop for pottery, painting and more.


See A Movie

Emagine Theatres has $2 movie tickets for all ages for 10am shows on Wednesdays or Thursdays! You’ll also want to catch these new releases: Incredibles 2, Winnie the Pooh, and Hotel Transylvania.


Play Games

Go old school and enjoy the arcade for a day.


Try Something New

Let the littles run around and be silly with knockerball (aka bubble soccer), use a football to knock down bowling pins at fowling in Hamtramck or Auburn Hills or shake up hide and seek at the Detroit Dart Club.


Go to an Indoor Playground

Get a coffee or a smoothie and let the kids have fun while you relax and chat with other parents.


Visit A Museum

Learn something new and have hands-on fun at a local museum.


Explore the Universe

Forget about the clouds in the sky and look for the stars at a solar show at the Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Acheson Planetarium, Wayne State Planetarium or  Longway Planetarium.


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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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