Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 29-31Start making plans for the weekend! There are LOTS of fun things to do around town! ALL WEEKENDPREVIEW DAYS! PEPPA PIG WORLD OF PLAYWednesday, March 27 - Monday, April 8@ Peppa... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 29-31 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 29-31

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Start making plans for the weekend! There are LOTS of fun things to do around town!

 

ALL WEEKEND

PREVIEW DAYS! PEPPA PIG WORLD OF PLAY

Wednesday, March 27 – Monday, April 8

@ Peppa Pig World of Play, Auburn Hills

Come on out to Auburn Hills and gain an exclusive first-look at the BRAND NEW attraction before the official Grand Opening! Explore the world of 14 themed areas lovingly created for you and your family!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS SPRING BREAK CAMP

Friday, March 29 – Friday, April 5

@ 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.

 

THE BEACH DETROIT

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, April 14

@ Downtown Detroit

The Beach Detroit reimagines the familiar natural and cultural elements of a day at the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience for people of all ages. Visitors ascend a ramp before entering an all-white enclosure, where the floor descends towards the highlight of the experience – an ocean of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

 

DINOSAUR TODDLER TIME

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ Sky Zone, Shelby Township

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from big kids. Toddler time is for kids walking age to 5. Price includes 90 minutes of jump time, dinosaur coloring pages, face painting, and photos with a dinosaur. Don’t miss this prehistoric party!

 

ANNIE JR.

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Along the way, Annie finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

ROGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 as part of the Fox Theatre Series.

 

PETER PAN PRESENTED BY RRB

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company’s production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing.

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Thursday, March 28 – Saturday, April 6

@ Pierce Auditorium, Grosse Point Park

Shrek the Musical is a tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

 

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.

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Take a journey to the sugarbush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge.

 

BABIES, BABIES EVERYWHERE

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

 

MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Come on out to Kensington Metropark and learn about how maple came to be! From a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush to watching how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected, you are set for a great experience! While there, visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar.

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER PRINCESS TEA

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ The Longarce House, Farmington Hills

Dress up like a princess and join us for a fancy tea party! Activities will include a princess craft to take home and a tea complete with the fanciest cookies in town. You’ll have a chance to get your picture taken with famous princesses. Both adult and child must be registered!

 

MAKING MAPLE SYRUP TOUR

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Come on out to Maybury Farm and spend the day learning how maple syrup is made! Your tour begins with a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush where you will learn about the maple tree, how to tap it, and then collect the sap. You can even taste the sap straight from the tree! Don’t miss out!

 

FRIDAY

JUMPEROO

Friday, March 29 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Urban Air Adventure Park, Oxford

Jumperoo is a special time where the park is open only for children 5 & under! We open up the entire Park just for the little ones and their parents. They can jump, bounce and crawl around safely.

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Friday, March 29 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Come on out to Nature’s Playhouse for a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with their all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a relaxed unstructured pace. All ages are welcomed!

 

JUST DESERTS

Friday, March 29 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants & animals survive in the desert. Then, make a desert garden to take home with succulents that require little care or water.

 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Friday, March 29 / 10:30 am – 12:o0 pm

@ Detroit Public Library Main Branch

Come to Detroit Public Library Main Branch for preschool story time from 10:30am-11:00am. After the story, enjoy play time and a snack from 11:00am-12:00pm.

 

JUST DESERTS

Friday, March 29 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants & animals survive in the desert. Then, make a desert garden to take home with succulents that require little care or water.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE K OPEN GYM

Friday, March 29 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 4:30pm-7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 5 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 TG2.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS “REC” OPEN GYM

Friday, March 29 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics 

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 5 years 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 TG1.

 

SATURDAY

KID CON

Saturday, March 30 / 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

@ Clinton-Macomb Main Library, Clinton Township

Com on out to the Clinton-Macomb Main Library for their third annual Kid Con! Your kiddos can enjoy storytime, arts and crafts, games and other fun activities!

 

FAMILY SPRING CARNIVAL

Saturday, March 30 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Warren Community Center

Come on out to Warren Community Center for their annual Family Spring Carnival! Some of the amazing activities available include: an Easter Egg Hunt, petting zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, inflatables, balloon animals, carnival games, and more!

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, March 30 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day change makers at this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Explore the innovations — big and small — that make the world what it is today, and learn by doing with hands-on, minds-on activities!

 

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Saturday, March 30 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Fraser

Children ages 3-10 can bring your favorite teddy bear for a fun picnic! There will be a picnic lunch, Teddy Bear games, Story Telling, craft and even cookie decorating!

 

MAPLE SURAG TOURS

Saturday, March 30 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

March is sugaring month! Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup and enjoy a treat!

 

SPANISH PARA NINOS

Saturday, March 30 / 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

@ Detroit Mama Hub, Detroit

Come on out to Detroit Mama Hun for a bilingual story time featuring tales in Spanish and English from around the world. Babes from 0-4 years are invited to come sing, learn, and play! Siblings may attend as guests, and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver — mamas, papas, sitters, and other family members welcome!

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

Saturday, March 30 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

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.

 

SUPER MAGICAL UNICORN PARTY

Saturday, March 30 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Clarkston Independent District Library

You love unicorns! We love unicorns! So let’s celebrate the magical world of unicorns together! Come on out to Clarkston Independent District Library where you will read a story about unicorns, create fun unicorn crafts, and enjoy a unicorn themed snack.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS “REC” OPEN GYM

Saturday, March 30 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 5 years 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 TG1.

 

COMBAT ROBOTS

Saturday, March 30 / 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

@ Macomb Township Parks & Recreation

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.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS TEEN NIGHT OUT

Saturday, March 30 / 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, March 30 / 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!

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Saturday, March 30 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin, Drummond and the rest of the Pistons at Little Ceasars Arena as they take on Portland Trail Blazers!

 

ONE STARRY NIGHT

Saturday, March 30 / 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

Explore the cosmos at Heritage Park! Kids create a star craft to take home and enjoy an indoor presentation, before turning off the lights and heading outdoors. We will have astronomers from the Farmington Community Stargazers sharing their telescopes for some nighttime sky watching.

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 31 / 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.

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Sunday, March 31 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Drop on in to Nature’s Playhouse for a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with their all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a relaxed unstructured pace.

 

MUDPUPPYPALOOZA

Sunday, March 31 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

This annual celebration of the aquatic salamander that inhabits the Detroit River features fun and educational activities such as mask making, games and mudpuppy cookie decorating. The event also includes keeper talks and the opportunity to view mudpuppies up close while learning about the species and conservation efforts on its behalf.

 

MARCH IS READING MONTH AT OAC

Sunday, March 31 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

In order to celebrate reading month, Outdoor Adventure Center with visits from local authors Jaimie Ruthenberg, Gerry Wykes, Shannon-Cooper-Toma and Tracy Foster.

 

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY

Sunday, March 31 – Tuesday, April 2

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin’ musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. While there’s no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug’s life isn’t that different from your own.

 

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

 

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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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