TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 30 – APRIL 1Take 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: MARCH 30 – APRIL 1 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 30 – APRIL 1

Two adorable little sisters hunting for easter egg in blooming spring garden on Easter day

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!

 

GUIDE TO METRO DETROIT’S EASTER EGG HUNTS

Easter is officially here, which means our favorite bunny is in town – be sure to check out our full rundown of events, including bunny brunches, egg hunts and more!

 

SHOWS
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
March 30 – 31
@ Fox Theatre, Detroit
A brand new production of The Sound of Music, produced by NETworks Presentations, will play at the Fox Theatre as part of a North American tour and the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.

 

FRIDAY
MARSHMALLOW DROP
Friday, March 30 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Nankin Mills Recreation Area, 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, March 30 at Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9:00 a.m. and at Nankin Mills Park at 11:00 a.m.

 

JUNGLE SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday, March 30 / 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
@ Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham
Jungle animals have scattered themselves throughout the Youth Room for one week only. Come to the Youth Desk to get your game sheet and start searching.

 

THE GREAT MARSHMALLOW DROP
Friday, March 30 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Catalpa Oak County Park, Southfield
15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize at The Great Marshmallow Drop. Children will participate by age groups: ages 4 and younger and individuals with disabilities; ages 5-7, and ages 8-12. The helicopter will fly over three times, once for each age group. Only one marshmallow is needed for a prize.

 

BUNNYVILLE AT THE DETROIT ZOO
Friday, March 30 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Detroit Zoo
Hop on over to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo! Two days of “egg-cellent” family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s annual Bunnyville celebration, featuring educational programing, live entertainment, zookeeper talks and much more!

 

EGGSTRAORDINARY EGG HUNT
Friday, March 30 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ Flint Children’s Museum
Join us for our Egg Hunts throughout the day! There will be TONS of candy, prizes, and a chance to find a free FCM t-shirt or a free Family Membership!

 

BABES AND BRUSHES: 18MO-3YRS
Friday, March 30 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Little Big World, Ferndale
Geared for your babe (toddlers age 18 months. – 3 years of age). An enriching story time paired with a canvas to be created by you and your babe.

 

CLAY FISH POCKETS
Friday, March 30 / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Art Center
In this Fish Friday session you will use a variety of hand-building techniques to create our own fish-themed wall pocket out of clay. No clay experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, those under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: DECORATIVE EGGS
Friday, March 30 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Transform a basic egg shape into a miniature work of art using beads, baubles, and bling!

 

SATURDAY
BUNNY FUN
Saturday, March 31 / 8:30 am – 11:30 am
@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe
Hop on over to Ford House for an egg-stra fun visit with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy photos with the bunny, meet some new furry friends at a petting zoo, and hunt for Easter eggs on the Ford House grounds.

 

JUNIOR JAM
Saturday, March 31 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am
@ Air Time Trampoline, Troy
Little Air Timers ages 6 and under get to jump before they open to the public! For $10, one adult and one child can jump for that entire hour!

 

EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 31 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
@ Troy Community Center
Grab your basket and hop over to this egg hunt! Enjoy crafts, bounce house, and popcorn. Bring your bathing suit to swim in the indoor pool. Don’t forget your phone or camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny! Open to residents and non-residents.

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, March 31 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor
Birds, Insects, Amphibians—oh my! Come out to LSNC for a morning of investigating the many animals that lay eggs. Hunt for eggs in the woods, visit the Critter House, play games, and more.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA: A FAMILY EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 31 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Total Sports Complex, Farmington
Our annual Egg Hunt will bring together 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 this EPIC egg hunt!

 

BUNNYVILLE AT THE DETROIT ZOO
Saturday, March 31 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Detroit Zoo
Hop on over to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo! Two days of “egg-cellent” family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s annual Bunnyville celebration, featuring educational programing, live entertainment, zookeeper talks and much more!

 

EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 31/ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Huron Park, Roseville
Participant’s ages two (2) through ten (10) can hunt for eggs and candy in separate age divisions. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the Recreation Center. Bring your camera for pictures with a special guest!

 

EASTER FUN FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 31 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit
Get ready for EASTER FUN FEST 2018! March 31st at Historic Fort Wayne from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE for the whole family! Games, Easter Egg Hunts, the Egg-Mazing Race and more!

 

LITTLE SCIENTISTS CLUB
Saturday, March 31 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more.

 

DETROIT PARENT COLLECTIVE EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Saturday March 31 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
@ Detroit Parent Collective, Detroit
Detroit Parent Collective partners with Marygrove College for its Second EGGStravaganza Event! There will be two designated areas; For Children Under Four + Children Over Four.

 

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
Saturday, March 31 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
@ Cal Zorn Recreation Center, Tecumseh
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.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 31 / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
@ Penn-Vassar Park, Dearborn
All Dearborn neighbors are welcome! Bring your baskets or a bag to carry your found eggs. Find a “Special” Egg and win an Easter Basket. Each egg will have a small prize or edible treat inside. The hunt will be divided into age groups. Ages 0-12.

 

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, March 31 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
Wrangle your bunnies and hop on over to Beacon Park for our Easter Eggstravaganza! They will have an eggcellent afternoon of *FREE* activities planned for you inside their 10,000 sq. ft. heated tent. There will be something for everyone – tots to teens.

 

KIDS’ LAB: PLAYFUL POLYMERS
Saturday, March 31 / 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit
Slippery, ooey and gooey… Oh My! Visit our Centennial Lab to explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimey creation is yours to keep.

 

MEET THE SCIENTISTS SATURDAY
Saturday, March 31 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit
Do you know a curious student, a young George Washington Carver, or a future tech wizard who is always thinking of the next big thing? Bring them to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibit ‘Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology!’

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, March 31 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ 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!

 

SUNDAY
ALL AGES OPEN GYM
Sunday, April 1 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ 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.

 

NATURE STORYTIME: AGES 1-5
Sunday, April 1 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor
Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. Storytime includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

 

DROP-IN PLAY
Sunday, April 1 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale
Nature’s Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear playtime experience with our all-natural play environment.

 

EASTER BRUNCH
Sunday, April / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
@ Mystic Creek Golf Course and Banquet Center, Milford
Enjoy an Easter Brunch that includes a large menu with kid friendly options is sure to please everyone in your family. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance and will be available for photos for $5 for one, $7 for two.

 

AFTERNOON TEA: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Sunday, April 1 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
@ The Townsend, Birmingham
Children’s Princess Teas are Interactive for the First 45 Minutes with Singing and Dancing. We Will Have Food Stations and Fun for All Throughout….And Yes, Boys and Men love to Attend.

 

SUPER SPARKS: ALL ACCESS FAMILY DAYS
Sunday, April 1 / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit
MiSci will offer special programming for special needs families the first Sunday of every month. This opportunity is included in the price of general admission and will feature adaptive shows, demonstrations and more.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOPS: DECORATIVE EGGS
Sunday, April 1 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Transform a basic egg shape into a miniature work of art using beads, baubles, and bling!

 

MICHIGAN FIREHOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 1 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti
The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.

 

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

 

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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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