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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 8-10

Dad and boy watching dinosaur skeleton in museum.

Good news…Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicts an early spring – so head on out and enjoy a few more weeks of winter at these snowy festivals and other special events around town!

 

ALL WEEKEND

WINTER BLAST

Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10

@ Campus Martius Park, Detroit

Experience winter in Detroit like never before during Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends! The traditional Winter Blast event has expanded to four festival weekends at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit! Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends features winter activities (ice skating, zip line, winter slide and more) , live entertainment, and delicious local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy.

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY AT THE HENRY FORD

Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Celebrate Black History Month with a series of weekly activities and musical performances at The Henry Ford Museum. From sitting on the bus of Rosa Parks to the inventions of Elijah ‘The Real’ McCoy, history will come to life for your littles at The Henry Ford.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: LUNAR NEW YEAR DRAGON MASKS

Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

To commemorate Lunar New Year, make your own dragon mask out of tag board, paper, and raffia.

 

THE MUSIC MAN

Thursday, February 7 – Sunday, February 10

@ Berman Center For Performing Arts, Bloomfield Township

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

 

BUTTERFLY BALL

Friday, February 8 & Saturday, February 9

@ Summit Canton

This Valentine’s tradition returns to the Summit Gym in 2019. Enjoy a night of dancing to age-appropriate music, refreshments, a special butterfly souvenir & the always exciting balloon-drop at the end of the party. Keepsake photos are available for an additional cost. Semi-formal/dressy-casual attire is recommended. 

 

MAGICAL CELEBRATION DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Enjoy a magical night with your daughter and make memories she will never forget. Watch as we transform the Costick Center into your daughter’s magical dreams with unicorns, rainbows, and fairies. This magical celebration provides snacks, refreshments, and dancing for you and your little girl.

 

WARREN ENCHANTED PRINCESS BALL

Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10

@ Warren Woods Christian School, Warren

The Enchanted Princess Ball is a theatrical performance that transports little princesses into a magical fairytale world! Watch as your little ones favorite characters leap from the pages of their favorite fairytale books to the stage! Interactive dancing and cherished memories made!

 

 

FRIDAY

DOOM OF THE DINOSAURS OPENS

Friday, February 8 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science

Today, some scientists speculate the Earth is in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. Could human activity resulting in unchecked global warming, ecosystem destruction, and rampant pollution be the cause? Might events like another asteroid impact or a super volcano eruption hasten the collapse of life even further? Join us in our newest exhibit Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? to learn the facts, see the evidence, and decide for yourself.

 

KIDS CLUB – VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT

Friday, February 8 / 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

@ Macomb Mall

The Kids Club is excited to offer a Valentine’s Day ‘Make & Take’ Craft Event! The first 200 kids will create a free and fun valentine-themed craft and be entered into a drawing to win prizes from Macomb Mall! This event will take place in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Court from 5pm-6:30pm. The prize drawing will be at 6:30pm and winners must be present to claim prizes.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Friday, February 8 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Northville Community Center

Answer the Call of the Ocean at our annual Daddy Daughter Dance! Join your favorite island Princess and dance the night away with Northville Parks and Recreation. Food will be provided. Registration deadline Feb 6 at 4:30pm.

 

PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT

Friday, February 8 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ 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—ahem—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.

 

MOTHER SON DANCE

Friday, February 8 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Livonia Elk’s Lodge

Moms in your favorite dress, sons looking to impress, boogie down to our awesome DJ at our Mother Son Dance! Souvenir photos, snacks, refreshments and contests are all part of the fun.

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Friday, February 8 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin and the rest of the Pistons as they take on the New York Knicks at Little Ceasars arena.

 

SATURDAY

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB

Saturday, February 9 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Farmington Hills Nature Center

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity with our fun and hands-on, year-long program! Children will explore a different topic each month and gain an understanding of nature and their important role in helping to protect it. Kids will get to touch, smell, hear, taste and see many aspects of the natural world. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors.

 

BASIC BALLET & PERFORMANCE DROP IN

Saturday, February 9 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ N’Namdi Movement Center, Detroit

Basic Ballet focus on building a foundation for sound ballet technique, emphasizing correct body alignment in warm-up and positioning exercises. Students learn correct ballet terminology and how to work within the structure of traditional ballet class while guided through a series of fun activities in which they develop spatial awareness, Performance techniques and learn to focus on and move with music.

 

EXPLORATION SATURDAY

Saturday, February 9 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Join Exploration Saturdays at The DEN in Palmer Park! All activities are free and open to the public! This weekend you’ll learn to make your own LEGO Crayons.

 

KID’S OBSTACLE COURSE

Saturday, February 9 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Clinton Macomb Main Library

Burn up some energy crawling, jumping, and hopping through an obstacle course set up just for toddlers and preschoolers. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of the program. This program is for ages 0 to 5.

 

KINERMUSIK PLAYDATE – BE MY VALENTINE

Saturday, February 9 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

A Kindermusik experience for ages 2-5 with a caregiver, including all the fun of a regular Kindermusik class as well as a craft and a snack. Each child/caregiver pair will also receive a CD or music download card and a small rhythm instrument to take home.

 

FAMILY DAY: CHARACTERS

Saturday, February 9 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Show your love for art with Hearts for Art! Drop in to explore studio offerings through hands-on artmaking in our interactive learning space. Teaching artists will provide instruction and materials. Free for ArtMembers and with gallery admission.

 

VALENTINE’S BRUNCH BASH

Saturday, February 9 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Boll Family YMCA

This is an open-to-the-public opportunity for kids and families to spend time together with free craft and recreational activities. We will have a Valentine’s Day card-making station, music, balloons, and our tumbling mats and balance beams out for kids to play. Brunch provided while supplies last. Come join the fun!

 

TINKERBELL AND PETER PAN PARTY

Saturday, February 9 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Farmington Community Library – Branch

Come walk the plank with us! Enjoy music, movement and a photo op with Tinkerbell and Peter Pan.

 

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Saturday, February 9 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center

To show some love for our winged friends that are so important to the environment, this annual family-friendly event at the Belle Isle Nature Center, themed around Valentine’s Day, features keeper talks at the beehive and bird observation window, heart-themed treats, kiddie crafts and entertainment. All activities are free.

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Saturday, February 9 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ My Girl Party

Please join us at our Annual Mother Daughter Valentine’s Day Party. Enjoy an Afternoon of sweet treats, pampering, fun craft and games at My Girly Party.

 

MEET PEPPA PIG

Saturday, February 9 / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

@ Great Baraboo Brewing, Clinton Township

Bring the kids out for an early Valentines Day surprise to meet Peppa Pig! Come dine in with us on Saturday, February 9 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Peppa will be walking around to greet all the children and to make sure you get the opportunity to take pictures and capture all the precious moments.

 

HARTLAND FAMILY WINTERFEST

Saturday, February 9 / 12:00 Pm – 6:00 pm

@ Heritage Park, Hartland 

Hartland’s annual winter festival will take place at Heritage Park on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from noon to 6:00 PM, followed immediately by spectacular professional FIREWORKS! Take part in a reindeer photo opp, polo pony game, face painting, crafts, igloo building, ice skating, knocker ball and more!

 

ICE CARVING FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 9 / 12:00 Pm – 4:00 pm

@ County Family Park, Ann Arbor

Stand in awe as the carvers showcase their mastery with chainsaws & flamethrowers to create unique masterpieces to display at County Farm Park.

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

Saturday, February 9 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

NWTG is specifically designed for kids. The focus is developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, strength and endurance. We want to create a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe manner. By learning new obstacles it helps athletes develop a positive mindset towards themselves and others. Setting and achieving goals will help boost their self-confidence and self-worth.

 

MOTHER & SON BOWLING PARTY

Saturday, February 9 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Wonder Lanes, Walled Lake

Don’t strike out…come join the fun! Spend the afternoon with your child creating great memories, with smiles, laughter, and bowling! Fee includes two games, shoes, pizza, pop and a cool gift for each child!

 

FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS

Saturday, February 9 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Enjoy some screen-free quality time for the whole family while exploring the natural world. Families will participate in hands-on, outdoor experiences that will inspire curiosity and a connection to nature.

 

STERLING WINTER SKATE

Saturday, February 9 / 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Dodge Park Ice Rink, Sterling Heights

Head to Dodge Park Ice Rink for an evening of fun on the ice with the Sterling Heights Police and Fire Departments! Kids and families can meet police officers and firefighters, take photos and ice skate alongside them. Police and fire vehicles will be on-site for children to explore.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS: PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Saturday, February 9 / 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Don’t let chilly weather give you cabin fever – get out of the house and head to Beacon Park for a FREE movie inside a cozy heated tent. There will be a giant big screen, comfy couches and refreshments available for purchase. You can also bring a blanket or two and cozy up with your family and friends. Every Saturday there will be a double feature, starting with a kid-friendly favorite at 4pm.

 

CUBS’ CHOICE DANCE

Saturday, February 9 / 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

On behalf of the animals and their offspring at the Detroit Zoo, you and your “cub” are cordially invited to a fun night of dancing and memory making! Wear your dancing shoes because our DJ will keep everyone hopping, jumping and leaping on the dance floor! The event takes place in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

 

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 9 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Sky Zone, Taylor

Drop-off is from 6-6:30pm, pick-up will be from 8:30-9pm. For ages 5-12 . Includes jump time, pizza, fountain drink and lots of fun activities!

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, February 9 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Ferndale High School

Ferndale Parks and Recreation is hosting a night filled with fun times and great memories. The dance will be held at Ferndale High School in the Common Area. All couples will receive a goody bag and will have the opportunity to participate in special dances. $20 per couple.

 

BARN DANCE

Saturday, February 9 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Join us for foot-stomping family fun in our barn. A square dance caller will walk you and your partner through the basics, providing a visit filled with fun whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro. Great for mom and sons as well as dads and daughters. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

SUNDAY

TRICERATOTS PUPPET THEATRE – THE STORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Sunday, February 10 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Join us select Sunday’s this fall for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet’s needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family.

 

SPA SCIENCE

Sunday, February 10 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Indian Springs Metropark

In these chilly winter months, everyone needs some pampering!  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon making some of our favorite spa essentials like bath bombs, hand scrub and lip balm, as well as exploring the science behind each of them.  Ages 9 and up. Please preregister

 

DADS AND DOLLS VALENTINE DANCE

Sunday, February 10 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

Girls invite your dad, uncle, grandfather or another special adult for an afternoon of music, dancing, craft, and refreshments. Includes one raffle ticket for your chance to win the 2018 featured American Girl Doll. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the dance. Register by February 7. No membership required!

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Sunday, February 10 / 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Arctic Edge Ice Arena, Canton

If you’re looking for a fun family activity, check out Family Night Out Ice Skating at Arctic Edge Ice Arena of Canton on Sunday, February 10 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm!

 

 

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

 

Find Winter Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy these snowy days.

 

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About Chrissy Hartig

Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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