Things to Do With Kids Over Spring Break in Detroit

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The kids are home for Spring Break and have nowhere to be for at least a week! Here are a few Easter Break ideas for things to do with the kids over Spring Break in Detroit.

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List of Egg Hunts and Easter Events in Metro Detroit

In addition to Easter Brunch, there are plenty of fun family activities being held in celebration of Easter throughout the Metro Detroit area. In addition to bunny photo ops, there are several egg hunts and marshmallow drops scheduled.

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Spring Activities and Events

When the weather warms up in Metro Detroit, so does the festival season. Of course, festivals aren't the only way to find something to do outside. You could head to the park or take in a Tigers game. It's all up to you.

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Metro Detroit Parks and Beaches

The weather can go either way over spring break in Michigan, but warm weather is possible. The link to Metro Detroit Beaches and Parks includes crowd information, boat rental availability, general descriptions and other amenity essentials.

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Shopping Malls

The Metro-Detroit area is home to several malls. Whether you're in the mood to shop, eat or loiter, the mall is ​a great place to see and be seen when the weather outside is not what you hoped.

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Shows and Concerts

At any given time, Detroit hosts a variety of shows and concerts, including music concerts, Broadway plays, comedians, rodeos, and circuses.

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The Metro-Detroit area has several world-renowned museums for your exploring pleasure. During Spring Break, several of them have special programs and exhibits.

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The movie theaters in Metro Detroit come in all shapes and sizes, from single screen to megaplex. As a major metropolitan area, we also get a lot of independent and foreign films. Take the movie-going experience up a notch by going to one of Metro-Detroit's IMAX theaters.

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Arcades and Fun Centers

The Metro-Detroit area has several venues for laser tag, whirly ball, and paintball; but if a good old-fashioned entertainment complex with an arcade, go-karts and/or miniature golf sounds good, read on.

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Free and Cheap in Detroit

You've got a week to kill or fill (depending on how you look at it), so think outside of the box. Here are a few things to do with the kids that won't cost you an arm or a leg.

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Day Trip to Toledo

Just over the border into Ohio from Michigan, the City of Toledo offers Detroiters, especially those who live in the western suburbs, lots to do. Depending on where you live in Metro Detroit, the trip will take 45 minutes to an hour and a half, but the drive is well worth it.

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Other Nearby Getaways

There are several amusement parks and vacation destinations within driving distance to Detroit. From Canada to Chicago, Detroit is close to many getaway spots!

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