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Top Things To Do With KIDS In May in Metro Detroit

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Spring has sprung, warm weather is here to stay (we hope) and we couldn’t be more excited to get out and play and explore! Here are some of our favorite events happening in May. 


See Dinosaurs Come to Life

We have GREAT news for dino lovers – the pre-historic reptiles will be easy to find in May. The Dino & Dragon Stroll is at Canterbury Village from May 19th to 29th and the can’t miss Dinosauria returns to the Detroit Zoo on May 28th for a summer run.


Free Comic Book Day

We love free and we especially love Free Comic Book Day! Let your littles gear up for a trip to a local comic book store to stock up on free reads and cool activities on Saturday, May 7th.


Day Out With Thomas

All aboard! A Day Out With Thomas returns to Greenfield Village May 13th – 22nd for springtime fun including train rides, live entertainment, hands-on activities and more. If you can’t make that event but still need a little train ride, Great Lakes Steamers offer free rides at Starr Jaycee Park and Southgate Train Park (donations are appreciated).


Flower Day Returns

The traditional, Sunday Flower Day event returns to Eastern Market after a two-year hiatus on Sunday, May 15th. Stock up on colorful blooms and greenery for indoors and out.


Cranbrook On The Green

Enjoy a friendly game of minature golf at Cranbrook Art Museums new outdoor art-inspired 10-hole course, opening May 25th.


Monroe Street Midway

Strap on some skates and head to Monroe Street Midway downtown (close to Campus Martius) for some throwback fun. The 2022 season begins Memorial Weekend.


Get Ready For Summer with Swim Safety

May is National Water Safety Month and an important reminder about the dangers of drowning for young children. Prepare for a safe summer and check out Aqua-Tots Swim School – the first class is FREE!


Make A Splash At Aquarium Adventure Trail

Start summer off right with a trip to the Toledo Zoo. Not only are there plenty of animal exhibits to visit (including elephants!), you can go on a train ride or an aerial adventure, let the kids run around Nature’s Neighborhood and cool off at the Aquarium Adventure Trail splash pad!


Take Part In A Pirate Adventure

Set sail to Auburn Hills and get ready for a pirate adventure at SEA LIFE Michigan and LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Search for treasures, take part in pirate challenges and have lots of family fun at Great Lakes Crossings.


Find A Festival

There are dozens of festivals and fairs in June and July but if you can’t wait to celebrate, here are festivals happening in May.


Mother’s Day

Don’t forget about mom! Enter to win a FREE Spa Day for TWO at MGM Grand Detroit’s IMMERSE Spa.


Find a Fun Summer Camp

It’s not to late to find a place for the kids this summer. Check out LG Magazine CAMP Edition for over 100 camp destinations (dates and costs included!). 


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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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