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Top Things To Do With KIDS In April

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It’s finally Spring! Longer and warmer days are just what we needed — now there’s no excuse to not get out of the house. Here are some of our favorite events happening in April.

 

Easter Egg Hunts

Easter is April 17th and there are plenty of bunny brunches and egg hunts to keep you busy. Find an event near you and start making plans – 2022 Easter Events & Egg Hunts

 

National Unicorn Day

If you’re looking for something super special – even magical to do in April celebrate National Unicorn Day at Carousel Acres (South Lyon) or the Unicorn Feed & Supply (Ypsilanti).

 

Marshmallow Drop

It’s rain…it’s snow…no…it’s marshmallows flying from the sky! Get ready to run. Thousands of marshmallows will float from the sky for your kids to collect and turn in for a prize. The FREE family event takes place at two Wayne County Parks on April 15th.

 

Greenfield Village Opening

All aboard! Greenfield Village opens for the 2022 season on April 16th. Visit the animals, ride the train and enjoy a trip to the past. Thomas and Friends make their way to the Village in May and LittleGuide Detroit is giving away tickets.

 

Spend Time Outside

We’re ready to ramp up our commitment to the Y170 Challenge. Visit a favorite playground, hit the hiking trails or do BOTH – 10 Best Nature Trails with Playgrounds In Metro Detroit.

 

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Thursday, April 21 and we’ve got you covered with fun at-home activities and easy sustainable habits you can start at home. Feel good and look good for spring, check out consignment shops for sustainable spending and cost savings. 

 

Visit Animals

People aren’t the only ones happy to see the sunshine. Spring it the best time to visit animals at the farm and at the zoo!

 

Rainy Day Fun

Make a splash on rainy days with a trip to a local indoor waterpark. Aqua Tots has open family swim at all locations Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $10 per family! You can also get ready for summer by signing up for swim class. Water safety is really important, here’s how to find the best swim school for your kids.

 

See A Show

Your littles onscreen favorites will be brought to live in Peppa Pig Live and Madagascar The Musical – both at the Fox Theatre.

 

April In The D

Detroit Tiger’s Opening Day is April 8th! The Pistons, Red Wings and Detroit City Football Club all play this month too – get ready to root for the home teams! Here are 100 Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Detroit.

 

Plan A Road Trip

Michigan is always a beautiful place to be but it’s especially beautiful during the blooming season. Take a road trip to visit beautiful gardens in Michigan: Dow Gardens (Midland), Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids), Tuliptime (Holland)

 

April is Autism Awareness Month. Local mom Michelle Fecteau shares her experience and favorite resources for families who need them.

 

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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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