2016 Gigantic Grand Rapids Fall Fun Guide
Leaves crunching under my feet, cider mills, and lightly frosted apple cider donuts, long walks in the orchards, crisp evenings and frosty mornings, hot chocolate and snuggly sweaters…why do I love autumn? Because autumn is the perfect after-dinner chaser to a long, hot summer. Autumn is the like summer’s […]
2016 Gigantic Grand Rapids Fall Fun Guide
SPORTS – GRAND RAPIDS KIDS AND BEYOND
Little League, soccer, swimming, karate… when it comes to sports around Grand Rapids, there is no shortage of opportunities for your child to get involved. In fact, the number of possibilities make choosing a bit overwhelming, so we’re here to help. Below, you will find a big list of […]
Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, Michigan is a unique and beautiful destination to visit with your whole family. It is the perfect place to experience natural beauty wrapped up in a historic, educational opportunity.
In order to maximize your time at Windmill Island Gardens, you can use this handy guide to best explore Windmill Island Gardens with […]
We are so fortunate here in Michigan to have it all – from downtown life to beaches and bike trails.
Former grkids writer Katie Gilbert has this to say about biking around Grand Rapids:It’s often hard to know where to ride and how long a path will take you so here is a list of some […]
Hiking for West Michigan kids is a snap — so many places to choose from, and so much beautiful scenery at each location.
Our readers chimed in on their favorite hiking spots around Grand Rapids for kids for this handy list.
TIPS for Hiking Around Grand Rapids
Bring sunscreen and bug spray
Wear long pants if walking through […]
Family Fun with Pokémon Go
I woke up to find that I was out of Pokéballs.
I was surprised that it felt a lot like being out of coffee in the morning… the drive to get up and secure this missing essential was there, and it was strong!
That’s just how addicting Pokémon GO is, and if you’re not already playing, […]
2016 GRANDTASTIC AWARDS – The Results Are In!
The Best Grand Rapids has for Families
Our GRKIDS parents are the real experts in this city, so we asked YOU to tell us what your favorite family-friendly places are around West Michigan.
Whether you were born and raised in Grand Rapids or you just moved to the area, we know that […]
John Ball Zoo is a pretty special place to Grand Rapids families. It’s got the perfect combination of exotic animal exhibits and pit stops for fun intermingled that has kids coming back to this place again and again.
But how do you make the most of your visit? How do you avoid missing out on an iconic […]
Nothing Else Like Grand Rapids Treetops Adventure Park in West MI
I thought we were going for the zip lines. I had no idea I was stumbling into a CLIMBING PARK!
The new Grand Rapids Treetops Adventure Park , located next to Celebration North, is a new kind of thrill for West Michigan. Think obstacle course meets tree house and you’ll […]
Our farmers are fruit and veggie champions, growing superb crops to share with all us folks who don’t have gardens of our own.
Greater Grand Rapids Farmer’s Markets
Grab your favorite market basket or bag and head on out to one of these Grand Rapids Farm Markets today! Even the pickiest kids may become interested in healthy eats […]
Did You Know The Whitecaps are ranked a top 10 MILB team?
The Whitecaps are serious about bringing exceptional baseball and fun to the West Michigan community. Not only are they a top 10 MILB team in the nation, they also give back to the community in numerous ways through the work of the Whitecaps Community Foundation.
ALERT: Warmer Michigan weather can spark adventurous thoughts may lead to vacation planning. Proceed at your own risk.
Seriously, this is the time of year my calendar starts filling up with excursions and adventures as I plan new places to explore in Michigan. It’s fun to look at familiar places again, too, through the eyes of […]
School’s almost out and now is the time to enroll your kids in a Grand Rapids Summer Camp! We have a great list of summer camp options covering all ages, activities, and interests.
Many camps fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible!
MORE FROM GRKIDS: 9 Reasons You Need a John Ball Zoo […]
Make It A Memorable Spring Break Staycation!
Is your family staying here in West Michigan this Spring Break? Make it a memorable “staycation” by getting out and exploring these great offerings for kid-friendly spring break daily activities! There is something to pique every child’s interest!
Browse this guide to explore these great options to get your kids […]
We’ve got the Cure for Spring Break Boredom
“Mom, I’m bored! What am I going to do all day? Mom, I’m still bored!”
Don’t be that mom. Spring break is around the corner and it’s time to make a plan to keep your kids active, so no one has to listen to boredom complaints all week long. […]