TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 16-18)Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks... TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 16-18) skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 16-18)

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Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks for what to do and where to go this weekend!

 

FESTIVALS & SHOWS

 

AQUA FREEZE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18
@ St. Clair Shores
This destination on the Nautical Mile will offer many opportunities to have winter fun with the whole family. Children’s crafts will be available on Sat and Sun from 10am to 1pm, a petting zoo and pony rides. Ice carving, food, along with music, beer, wine and pop all weekend.

 

CLARK PARK WINTER CARNIVAL
Saturday, February 17 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Clark Park, Detroit
Come enjoy food, outdoor games, music, skating, petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage ride, marshmallow roasting, face painting and so much more! Fun for the whole family!

 

FINDING NEVERLAND
Tuesday, February 6 – Sunday, February 18
@ Fisher Theatre
Let your littles stay up past their bedtime and discover the magic behind one of the most popular children’s stories of all time – Peter Pan. We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets!

 

SHEN YUN
February 16 – 25
@ Detroit Opera House
Come experience the classical Chinese dance and share in the beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
 
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, February 16 / 5:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Birmingham Family YMCA
Parents can enjoy some much deserved time to themselves with the peace of mind that their children are in a safe, fun environment. Kids will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, and much more with an engaging and qualified staff.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, February 16 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Farmington Gymnastics Center
Parents Night Out – girls and boys ages 3yrs (before 9-1-17) to 10yrs 6 pm – 9 pm – $40 first child, $25 each additional sibling (Must be potty trained)

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, February 16 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm
@ North Oakland Family YMCA
Kids will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, and much more with an engaging and qualified staff. Please pack a bathing suit, a towel and a bag to put wet clothes in. If your child is between 2-5 years, please pack an extra change of clothes. Pre-registration is required. Ages 2-13.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, February 17 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
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! First time is FREE, $20 for the first child.

 

FRIDAY

OPEN GYM – ALL AGES
Friday, February 16 / 9:00am – 12:00pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
Ages 12 months and up can come and enjoy the open gym at Troy Gymnastics! Parents must accompany children 5 years and younger. $10 / 90 minutes of play

 

THE ACCIDENTAL MAGICIAN: MUSIC, MAGIC & FILM
Friday, February 16 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Max M Fisher Music Center
A washed-up magician fails to make his stage entrance, and the unwitting stagehand must now take his place on stage. This family-friendly show morphs between film, a musical performance and live magic!

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, February 16 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Farmington Family YMCA
Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening movie with the YMCA! Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring pillows. Please bring healthy snacks and please no peanuts!

 

SATURDAY
 
MAKE SOMETHING SATURDAYS
Saturday, February 17 / 10:00am – 3:00pm
@ Henry Ford Museum
Join the Innovation Nation movement during our Saturday hands-on, minds-on activities targeted for youth ages 8 – 12 and engage in “learning by doing” experiences.

 

SCIENCEFEST: PHYSICSPALOOZA
Saturday, February 17 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Come enjoy exciting activities and demos that discuss motion, inertia, electricity, and many other topics.

 

THE HIP HOP ARCHITECTURE SERIES
Saturday, February 17 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
This intensive experience is designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture.

 

NATURE TOTS
Saturday, February 17 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
@ Belle Isle Nature Center
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!

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: EXPLORE-A-SAURUS
Saturday, February 17 / 10:30am – 11:30am
@ Michigan Science Center
Join us for a monthly play date in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. This Saturday, learn about your favorite dinos, dig for fossils, and even be able to tell a coprolite from a real dinosaur!

 

MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, February 17 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Redford Model Railroad Club
Do your kids love trains? Come see several trains running around the Sand Hill & Western layout. The layout features items for kids of all ages.

 

CHILDREN’S PLAY SERIES: NUGGET & FANG
Saturday, February 17 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ Meadowbrook Theatre
In this new musical, tiny Nugget and big, toothy Fang get along swimmingly – until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate (and hilarious) measures. Great for all ages.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITY SERIES
Saturday, February 17 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Enjoy The Wright Museum with this FREE Saturday activity series for the whole family. Whether art, music, dance, acting, or more, you and your children are sure to have a great time!

 

FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS
Saturday, February 17 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
@ Stage Nature Center, Troy
Families will participate in hands-on, outdoor experiences that will inspire curiosity and a connection to nature. Recommended for ages 5+.

 

SWIM LESSON OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, February 17 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Macomb Family YMCA
Are you interested in sending your child to swim lessons but not sure what level they should start in? This is a perfect opportunity to come in, meet the instructors, and get tested to see what level your child should start in. This Open House is for ages 3-12.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS – LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Saturday, February 17 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
Enjoy a free movie experience on the big screen inside the heated tent in the middle of Beacon Park! Bring your own chair or blanket and cozy up with family and friends. Popcorn, food, and drinks available for purchase. Watch the Lego Batman Movie.

 

SUNDAY
 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: MOSAIC
Sunday, February 18 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
A mosaic is a picture or decoration made of small pieces of stone, glass or other substance. Make a simple mosaic using a variety of art-making materials.

 

OAK PARK WINTERFEST
Sunday, February 18 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Oak Park Community Center
The annual Winterfest celebration is an opportunity for the community to come out of winter hibernation and enjoy a day filled with winter activities. Enjoy dog sledding demonstrations, snowshoeing, free ice skating, carriage rides, reindeer pens, face painting, cookie decoration, DJ entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, dog sledding, and more! Free and open to public.

 

SOUTHFIELD WINTER FEST
Sunday, February 18 / 2:00pm – 4:30pm
@ Southfield Pavilion
This free community event will feature an afternoon of indoor and outdoor fun for the entire family. Guests will enjoy inflatables, a DJ and dance floor, crafts and games inside and snow painting, snow shoeing demonstrations and sled mushing demonstrations. Residents can also roast marshmallows or take a horse-drawn sled rides. Admission and parking are free.

 

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO
Sunday, February 18 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor
Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Suitable for all ages.

 

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

 

Photo Credit: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

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About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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