If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids in Detroit.
Detroit Kid City
Detroit Kid City is also known as a “Play Café”, where you and the family can enjoy café-style treats while playing together in the imaginary town that’s been set up in the shop. You may feel as though you’ve stepped onto a movie set, albeit a miniaturized one specially designed for children. And that is part of the wonder and charm at Detroit Kid City – it is truly a mini-city built for kids to play and imagine in. It is great place for the entire family or for larger groups.
Detroit Princess Riverboat
Take in the views along the Detroit River, with the sun shining down and a wonderful breeze in your faces while wandering through the many levels of a classic Riverboat. The Detroit Princess has been operating on the river for more than fifteen years and has been a beloved treasure of the city since it first docked. Families can enjoy a lunch, dinner, or sightseeing cruise along the river.
Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
Just North of Detroit is this wonderful orchard and farm. The Farm Market has homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as award-winning baked goods. In between indulging in the sweets/snacks, you and the family can pick strawberries, apples, pumpkins, and more (depending on what’s in season). Kids can also enjoy a large playground with a Rope Mountain, petting the animals, and wandering through the straw bale maze. The farm is particularly beautiful when the Sunflower fields are blooming.
A trip to the zoo is always a family favorite. Kids will love riding the carousel, the Tauber Family Railroad, or the Simulator Ride, in between visiting the animals. You can choose to wander the zoo yourselves, marveling at all the animals, or take part in one of several Zoo Experiences, including Giraffe Encounters or hanging out with the penguins. Whatever adventure you choose, the kids are sure to have fun while learning about the world around them.
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