Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: October 5 – 7Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, pick out your pumpkins or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: October 5 – 7 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: October 5 – 7

Sisters are enjoying their time together at a pumpkin patch during fall.

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

 

ALL WEEKEND

PUMPKIN EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7

@ Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

This is a great weekend for pumpkin picking. The cider and donuts are at their best and lots of entertainment for children and adults. We have a huge craft show, pony and hay rides and a corn maze.

 

ZOO BOO

Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7

@ Detroit Zoo

Exhilarating live entertainment awaits your costume-clad little ones, including dazzling and daring acrobatics, magic acts, jugglers, story tellers, live music and extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations.

 

FALL FLAVOR WEEKENDS

Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7

@ Greenfield Village

Knowing about food is one of the most deeply rooted ways of understanding American history. In Greenfield Village, we share countless food stories, from the sowing of seeds to the setting of tables. Learn to make seasonal recipes from simple, freshly harvested ingredients prepared in the kitchen of our historic homes and farms.

 

PUMPKINFEST

Sunday, October 7 / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Line-up of FREE music concerts and story time with the Novi and Farmington Hills Libraries. In addition to a children’s straw maze and pumpkin bowling, inflatables, and pumpkin painting are fun destinations around the farm. The MSU Bug House and the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum will lead hands-on activities each day.

 

MORNING MOVIES – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Canton 7 GDX

Enjoy free movies for kids of all ages and adults of any age! Beginning on Friday, September 7, those belonging to our FMG Rewards will be able to see any movie in the series free-of-charge when they present their FMG Rewards card at the box office. Morning Movies run Friday through Sunday. Non-members will be charged $1.00 per ticket.

 

FRIDAY

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, October 5 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open.

 

SKELETONS ARE ALIVE LAUNCH PARTY

Friday, October 5 / 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Downtown Northville

More than 100 life-sized themed Skeletons – created by Begonia Brothers of Northville – will once again come alive and inhabit Downtown Northville for the month of October. The Skeletons are Alive Launch Party takes place Friday, October 5 in Town Square as part of Downtown Northville’s spooktacular October in the ’Ville events for the whole family to enjoy.

 

PRINCESS PARTY

Friday, October 5 / 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

Come join Cinderella & Rapunzel as they host a special party for your favorite girl. The princesses will perform their favorite song and dance with the girls as a group. This party experience will also include some princess training, photo opportunity with both princesses and face painting.

 

MOM/SON BOWLING – ALL STAR NIGHT

Friday, October 5 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Apollo Lanes, Roseville

Moms – grab your special boy (ages 3 – 14 yrs. old) for a night of bowling fun!  The event will include: two games of bowling, snacks, unlimited pop, prizes and lots of fun!! Wear your favorite sports team apparel for a chance to win the “Best Dressed All-Star Couple” of the night award!

 

MOM – SON PIRATE DANCE PARTY

Friday, October 5 / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

ARRRR you and your little pirate ready for a fun night of games, music, and snacks? We hope to SEA you dressed as your favorite pirate or in formal wear. Photo packages will be available for purchase.

 

SATURDAY

HANGIN WITH HEROES

Saturday, October 6 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Plymouth Fire Station

Come hang out in Downtown Plymouth with your favorite superheroes both fictional and real, fire trucks, police cars, delicious food, games, family friendly vendors, and a HUGE raffle you won’t want to miss!

 

AUTUMN ADVENTURE HAYRIDES

Saturday, October 6 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Join us for a leisurely hayride throughout the park and see some of the awesome autumn happenings. Enjoy a pit-stop for cider and donuts.

 

HEROES VS VILLAINS

Saturday, October 6 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Rara Recreation Complex

2018 Heroes Vs Villains Kids 1 Mile Run! Pick your side, dress in your Hero or Villain costume, and race to the finish line!

 

MAKE YOUR OWN WALKING STICK

Saturday, October 6 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

We will give you everything you need to make and personalize your own hiking stick. Once you are finished with your creation, put it to use on the trails with a short, Naturalist guided hike through the forest.

 

PUMPKIN PATCH WAGON RIDES & CORN MAZE

Saturday, October 6 / 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Join us for a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin. On-site pumpkin carving is available. Go through the corn maze. Warm up near the fire and enjoy a cup of cider and a donut.

 

FERNDALE FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 6 / 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Detroit Curling Club, Ferndale

Ferndale Fall Fest will feature a variety of activities, including games, prizes, hay rides, pony rides, face & pumpkin painting, carnival games, bounce houses, live music, a trick-or-treat trail and more!

 

CIDER MAKING

Saturday, October 6 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake

This festive fall program is fun for the whole family. Learn how to make apple cider by using a cider press, enjoy delicious donuts and sample different kinds of apples. Families and scouts are welcome.

 

SATURDAY ART CAMP

Saturday, October 6 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Steinway Piano Gallery, Commerce Charter Township

Miss Lindsay’s Art Room is a place where kids can express themselves freely and creatively! Students will get to choose their own subjects and explore with several different mediums and techniques. Drawing, painting, clay, melting crayon art, duct tape projects are included. Please expect to make a fun mess and plan to have at least one finished art piece!

 

FAB FALL COLOR WALK

Saturday, October 6 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Have a blast with fall color!  Each registered participant will get a t-shirt and a chance to get doused in non-toxic color powder. Walk anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to find the five-color blast stops along a 1.25-mile route.

 

PIZZA PALOOZA

Saturday, October 6 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Try the best pizza this city has to offer! Different pizza companies will bring their best pizza for you to try, then vote for your favorite. This family event offers music, entertainment, games, refreshments, and a lot of pizza!

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, October 6 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 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

SENSORY SENSITIVE SUNDAYS AT CHUCK E. CHEESE’S

Sunday, October 7 / 8:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Chuck E. Cheese, Ferndale

Chuck E. Cheese’s now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY FRIENDLY JUMP

Sunday, October 7 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Sky Zone, Taylor

A special time for our extra special jumpers. Every effort is made to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs. The first hour is low sensory, with no music. The second hour will include music due to other programming.

 

ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN PET ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA WITH MISS NANCY

Sunday, October 7 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Miss Nancy will be back with her sleeves full of Halloween fun as we put together our own Halloween themed pet rocks. We will provide all the materials (including the rock) for participants to deck out with spooky designs, bandages, silliness and more orange and black paint than you can shake a ghost at.

 

PUMPKIN PATCH WAGON RIDES & CORN MAZE

Sunday, October 7 / 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Join us for a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin. On-site pumpkin carving is available. Go through the corn maze. Warm up near the fire and enjoy a cup of cider and a donut. Pumpkins are sold separately at an additional cost.

 

HARVEST HAPPENING

Sunday, October 7 / 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Hess-Hathaway Park, Waterford

An exciting annual event for the entire family! Hayrides, bake sale, craft vendors, entertainment, historical house tours, food concessions, Children’s area and much more

 

FALL FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW

Sunday, October 7 / 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Clawson City Park

Celebrate the beginning of fall with an afternoon of fun with the Parks & Rec Department! The day includes free hayrides, farm animals, free inflatables (don’t forget your socks) and baked goods for sale. The day ends with a bonfire conducted by the Clawson Fire Department. Car show information can be found at unitedstreetmachines.com, proceeds will benefit Veteran’s Food Pantry. Also enjoy the Second Annual Donut Dash 5K and Taste of the Town.

 

OPEN STREETS

Sunday, October 7 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Southwest Detroit

At Open Streets Detroit, you can expect to see people walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, and playing in the streets. In addition to turning the streets over to people, Open Streets Detroit includes complimentary programming at locations along the route featuring a wide variety of organizations.

 

FALL FAMILY FIELD DAY

Sunday, October 7 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Spend a beautiful fall day at Dinosaur Hill with your family…we’ll dip caramel apples, make pumpkin/apple-print t-shirts, play games with our parachute and so much more! This is a great way to get outside, have fun and experience all the best of Fall!

 

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

 

Find Fall Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy these cool autumn 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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