Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: April 19-21Easter is finally here, so start making plans for a fun and festive weekend ahead! There are LOTS of exciting things to do around town with your littles this weekend! ALL... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: April 19-21 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: April 19-21

Children having fun in park. Easter egg hunt concept

Easter is finally here, so start making plans for a fun and festive weekend ahead! There are LOTS of exciting things to do around town with your littles this weekend!

 

ALL WEEKEND

 

DOOM OF THE DINOSAURS EXHIBIT

March 15 – September 1

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

The temporary Doom of the Dinosaurs exhibition allows visitors to view the impressive fossil casts of the last known dinosaurs to roam Earth, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Edmontosaurus. The dinosaur scene includes a dozen dinosaur casts that will leave your littles in awe, while offering hands-on activities to help them learn too.

 

VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY AT OAKLAND MALL

April 5 – April 20

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

The Easter Bunny is ready for spring! Visit him in the magical garden in Oakland Mall’s Center Court. Visits are free, but if you wish to take a picture you must purchase a package.

 

VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY 

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

@ The Village of Rochester Hills

The Easter Bunny is ready for spring! Come on out to the Village of Rochester Hills for a FREE visit!

 

BUNNYVILLE AT THE DETROIT ZOO

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Two days of “egg-cellent” family fun are planned for the Detroit Zoo’s annual Bunnyville celebration, featuring educational programing, live entertainment, zookeeper talks and much more! Activities include a golden egg hunt with more than 100 eggs hidden throughout the Zoo each day, whisker painting, learning stations and exclusive photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

 

EASTER BUNNY VISITS GREENFIELD VILLAGE

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Let the sights, sounds and activities of Easter 1885 inspire you during this special holiday weekend in Greenfield Village.

 

NATURE TOTS

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together! Programs will be held on the third Friday and Saturday of each month at the Belle Isle Nature Center.

 

SPRING SHOWERS CAMP

April 19 –  April 26

@ Detroit Waldorf Academy, Detroit

Campers will spend their days playing games, singing songs, cooking and baking, exploring the arts, and experiencing all of the wonderful moments that make camp fun!

 

FRIDAY

MARSHMALLOW DROP

Friday, April 19 / 9:00am – 12:00pm

@ Elizabeth Park, Trenton & Nankin Mills Park, Westland

A blizzard of marshmallows will fill the sky as they tumble from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter. The Marshmallow Drop takes place on Friday, April 19 at Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9:00 AM and at Nankin Mills Park at 11:00 AM.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS SPRING BREAK CAMP

Friday, April 19 / 9:00am – 4:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics 

Kids can come and enjoy a fun-filled day of gymnastics, games, and crafts! Full and part-time options. R and rush-hour child care is also available.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Friday, April 19 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Join us for some EGGstra special fun! Visit with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, do a craft, bounce and more! Ages: 1-12

 

THE GREAT MARSHMALLOW DROP

Friday, April 19 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Worden Park, Royal Oak

On April 19, 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be exchanged for a prize! This free event is presented by Vibe Credit Union.

 

SUPER DREW FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA

Friday, April 19 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ St. Lawrence K of C Park, Shelby Township

Join us for the 1st Annual Super Drew Family Extravaganza. A day filled with fun, laughter, entertainment, food, and activities for the whole family!

 

PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT

Friday, April 19 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ The Little Gym, Plymouth

Parents’ Survival Nights out let you enjoy some adult time to see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal without your pint-sized food critics in tow. Meanwhile, your children get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors building activities.

 

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Friday, April 19 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

@ Goldfish Swim School, multiple locations

Join us for Family Night Out from 6:30-8: 00 pm! We will have crafts, food, open swim, and raffles!

 

DETROIT TIGERS HOME GAME

Friday, April 12 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Head to Comerica Park and root for the home team! Cheer on your Tigers at they take on the Chicago White Sox!

 

SATURDAY

BUNNY FUN

Saturday, April 20 / 8:30am – 11:30am

@ Edsel & Elenor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shore

Hop on over to Ford House for an egg-stra fun visit with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny will be greeting children in Josephine’s Playhouse, so you can capture photos of that special moment. Then meet some new furry friends at a petting zoo, and hunt for Easter eggs on the Ford House grounds.

 

GRANDMONT ROSEDALE EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Rosedale Park, Detroit

Come on out to Rosedale Park and have a great time at the Annual Grandmont Rosedale Easter Egg Hunt! Activities include the egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts and crafts station, a limbo and huluhoop contest, performances and much, much more!

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

Come out to LSNC for a morning of investigating the many animals that lay eggs. Hunt for eggs in the woods and fields by following clues, solving riddles, or using GPS devices. Meet our birds of prey up close, visit the Critter House, play games, and more. You may even win one of five grand prizes if you find one of the elusive golden eggs!

 

HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Starr-Jaycee Park, Royal Oak

Looking for a FREE, fun Saturday morning Easter Egg Hunt in Royal Oak?? Look no further!! Grab the kids and bring them over to Starr Jaycee park to find all of the Easter eggs our resident Easter Bunny has hidden around. All of the eggs will be filled with delicious treats.

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 12:30pm

@ Total Sports Complex, Farmington

Joins us for DMB’s 4th Annual Spring Eggstravagnza: A Springtime Family Egg Hunt! Our annual Egg Hunt will bring together 400-500 Detroit parents and children for a Spring celebration featuring activities, food, and fun! It’s a wonderful place to interact with local businesses, enjoy local food and treats, and participate in DMB’s EPIC egg hunt!

 

EASTER FUN FEST-EARTH DAY EDITION

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Heilmann Recreation Center, Detroit

Don’t miss this year’s Easter Fun Fest! This year, we’ll be also celebrating Earth Day! Come enjoy games, entertainment, lots of fun and of course….CANDY! FREE FOR ALL!

 

DROP-IN OWL PELLET DISSECTING DAY

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. The staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

 

DENEWETH’S INDOOR EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

@ Deneweth’s Garden Center, Macomb

Hop over to Deneweth’s Garden Center for our Egg-Citing Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th.

 

FREE ADMISSION @ MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

Saturday, April  20 / 10:00am – 5:00pm

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Learn more about how earth works at the Michigan Science Center! With live stage shows, a planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more, there are approximately two dozen ways to customize your MiSci visit.

 

STORYTIME AT CAM

Saturday, April 20 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Join Bloomfield Township librarians and Cranbrook’s museum educators for storytime and self-guided observation activities in our current exhibitions! Content will be geared toward children ages 4–7, but all ages are welcome with an adult! As always, children 12 and under are free!

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: SIGNS OF SPRING

Saturday, April 20 / 11:00am – 12:30pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Calling all kids ages 8-12 who want to get outdoors and explore our local nature and wildlife! For each bi-monthly program, we will add entries to a nature journal, which participants can make here and bring back each time. April’s program will focus on the signs of spring. We’ll explore the riverfront and Milliken State Park to look and listen for nature’s signs of the warm weather and longer days to come.

 

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE

Saturday, April 20 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ Cal Zorn Recreation Center, Tecumseh

Join the Parks and Recreation Department, First Federal Bank and Busch’s as they host an exciting Easter Egg hunt. Bring your kids to help hunt for thousands of eggs, filled with candy and toys. The Easter bunny has been known to make an appearance during this fun filled, mad capped, eggstravaganza. Hop on down to Cal Zorn Park and don’t forget your camera. This event is over in a flash, early arrive is encouraged.

 

GREEN DAY

Saturday, April 20 / 11:00am – 3:00pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

In observance of the global holiday celebrating life on our planet, this annual celebration includes earth-friendly crafts, games, storytelling, keeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups.

 

SPRINGFEST

Saturday, April 20 / 11:30am – 1:00pm

@ Saline Recreation

Hop into Spring with Saline’s SpringFest! The fest will feature four great events to mix and match for a perfect spring day of family fun!

 

FLOP-E-BUNNY CANDY HUNT

Saturday, April 20

@ Victory Park, Belleville

Come hop into Easter with Belleville’s Flop-E-Bunny Candy Hunt! Along with hunting for candy, you can have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and more!

 

28TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BONNET CONTEST

Saturday, April 20 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Auburn Hills Civic Center Park

Children of all ages are invited to hunt for Easter treats, enter the Annual Easter Bonnet Contest, and have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny! Adults- don’t forget to enter the traditional “Egg Toss!”

 

LIVONIA EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20 / 12:00am – 2:00pm

@ Rotary Park, Livonia

The Annual Egg Hunt at Rotary Park is Saturday, April 20 at noon. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Ages 10 & under. Sponsored by the Livonia Rotary Club, Busch’s Fresh Food Market, Awesome Bounce of Michigan and Livonia Parks & Recreation.

 

EGG DRP & EASTER FUN

Saturday, April 20 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Canterbury Village, Orion Township

Come on out to Canterbury Village for the annual Egg Drop and Easter Fun event! Enjoy fun kids activities at the Village Shops from 12-4. This is a free event, so don’t miss out!

 

REDFORD MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 2o / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Redford Model Railroad Club, Inkster

Come on out to the Redford Model Railroad Club for their open house! View various phases of continuous layout construction as well as a variety of locomotives, cars and advertising train and more! This is a FREE event, but donations are always welcomed!

 

DETROIT TIGERS HOME GAME

Saturday, April 20 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Head to Comerica Park and root for the home team! Cheer on your Tigers at they take on the Chicago White Sox!

 

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Gather the kiddos and hop, hop, hop on over to Beacon Park Detroit for the 2nd Annnual Easter Eggstravaganza! We have an eggcellent afternoon of *FREE* activities planned with something for everyone, including an egg hunt, make and take crafts, Peep s’mores, a live DJ, and more!

 

COMBOT ROBOTS

Saturday, April 20 / 1:15pm – 2:15pm

@ Macomb Township Parks and Rec

Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Come learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGO® bricks and then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. You’ll have a blast as you play robot football and complete the hoop challenge in this fun robotics program.

 

EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

The Earth is home to all of us, and it is so important that we take care of it! Join us this Earth Day to learn about the positive and negative impact that our everyday actions have on our planet. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in various family-friendly activities to help the Earth, including making reusable shopping bags from old t-shirts (bring your own t-shirt and get an earth-friendly prize!), sampling environmentally friendly cleaning products, and making a craft with recycled materials from Arts & Scraps!

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS MICHIGAN STATE

Saturday, April 20 / 5:00pm – 8:00pm

@ The Corner Ballpark, Detroit

Detroit City FC is set to face Michigan State University men’s soccer in a preseason friendly at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient, home of Detroit PAL.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT AT TROY GOMMUNITY CENTER

Saturday, April 20 / 5:00pm – 8:45

@ Troy Community Center

Come celebrate Easter at the Troy Community Center! Enjoy hunting for some eggs in our special egg hunting area, Easter themed crafts, and games. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your swim suit to go swimming when all the Easter activities are completed. Dinner will be included.

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, April 20 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN! Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS TEEN NIGHT OUT

Saturday, April 20 / 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics where the BIG kids take over the BIG Gym! Teens can explore the gym from the floor to the ceiling.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, April 20 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, April 21 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free! If you plan to often, monthly memberships are available at $55 for unlimited open gyms. This event is held in TG3.

 

BELLE ISLE NATURE WALK

Sunday, April 21 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Join the Detroit Zoological Society for monthly hikes on Belle Isle as we explore the natural beauty of the island.

 

AFTERNOON EASTER TEA AT THE TOWNSEND

Sunday, April 21 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Come out to The Townsend for Easter tea! This children inspired tea events offer interactive entertainment with singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, food and fun for all!

 

EASTER BRUNCH

Sunday, April 21 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ The Longarce House, Farmington Hills

Join us for a delicious brunch on Easter at the beautiful historic Longacre House. Enjoy the charming atmosphere while dining on the fine cuisine offered from the elegant buffet. Cash bar available. Gratuity is not included.

 

DETROIT TIGERS FAMILY DAY

Sunday, April 21 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and ferris wheel for free! And, after most games, kids are also able get in on the action and run the bases. There’s no additional cost, all you have to do is line up under the scoreboard in left field. Head downtown for a home game and watch the Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox!

 

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

Find Spring Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy these rainy spring days.

 

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Katie Cramton is a recent graduate of University of Michigan-Dearborn and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in Flat Rock, she is no stranger to the Metro=Detroit area.  She loves spending her time with her friends and family, as well as exploring Downtown Detroit.

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