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Favorite Events for Family Fun Around Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by Grand Rapids Christian Schools.

With Spring around the corner, if cabin fever has hit your house, now is the time to get everyone out for some good family fun. West Michigan has some great event options that are sure to please everyone in your family.

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite […]

Top 10 Voted Pediatricians in Grand Rapids

If you have kids, then fevers, rashes and broken bones are probably part of your regular conversations. Kids get sick. And hurt. Thankfully, we have the inside scoop on some of the best pediatricians in our area. Our awesome readers voted and told us the local pediatricians they love, and below is their top 10.

If you or a […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Infants, General, Health|6 Comments

Huge List of Library Children’s Areas – Greater Grand Rapids

Do you realize how much our local libraries have to offer children these days?
Branches from both the Grand Rapids Public and Kent District Libraries house kid-friendly spaces filled with learning activities, toys, games, and of course, books. And with so many branches in our city and surrounding communities, there is never a lack of options for fun and learning […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Categories: General|13 Comments

Top Voted Movie Theatres, Libraries and Indoor Play Places

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our first ever GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Our lists have become the go-to for parents looking for best of West Michigan for families.

Today we’re bringing you the top-voted spots to have fun inside. Libraries, movie theaters and other […]

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: General, Grandtastic Award|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top Voted Dance and Art Classes in Grand Rapids

Calling all kids who love to dance or love to create art – we’ve got lots of options for honing that creative spirit!

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our first ever GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Parents told us the best places for everything, including the best […]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Grandtastic Award|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Voted Music Lessons and Programs in Grand Rapids

The Best Family Music Teachers
If your house is always filled with the sound of music, enrollment in a local music program may be in your future. Luckily, there are several options available. Want to know how to get started on finding the perfect program for your music-loving kiddo?

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to […]

By |November 6th, 2016|Categories: Grandtastic Award|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top Voted Places for Swim Lessons in Grand Rapids

With family and outdoor community pools closing this time of year, now is the perfect time to enroll your kids in swim lessons so that they keep all of those new swim skills they learned over the summer.
Where are the Best Swim Classes for Kids?
Trying to find just the right spot to enroll them? No […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Grandtastic Award|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Where Grand Rapids Parents Shop for Their Kids

Where to Find Excellent Kid Clothes in Grand Rapids
From growth spurts to the change of seasons to changing preferences, keeping your kids clothed can be a never ending process. But finding those kid clothes in Grand Rapids isn’t a problem with our list!

If you love to shop second hand for a good deal or like to […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: General, Grandtastic Award|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Favorite Family Outdoor Activities Around Grand Rapids

From farms to zoos to amusement parks to beaches, there is no lack of things to do outside this time of year. We’ve got a list of the best places to go when you are looking for outdoor fun.

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: General, Grandtastic Award|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Grand Rapids Ice Cream Lovers, Here’s Your List!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for the BEST ice cream shops and candy stores in West Michigan!

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our first ever GRANDTASTIC AWARDS.

You told us the best spots to go when our sweet tooth starts calling.

Check […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: General, Grandtastic Award|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Grand Rapids Breweries for Families

Here is the list compiled by YOU, our readers, full of YOUR favorite kid and family friendly breweries around Grand Rapids. Do you know of any more? Please tell us in the comments below and also tell us why.

There was a lot of data to sort through and a scoring system was set up. Scoring involved how many […]

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Most Popular Greater Grand Rapids Parks and Playgrounds

Amazing Parks and Playgrounds in Greater Grand Rapids
No matter where you live in West Michigan, chances are there’s an amazing park or playground nearby. And we don’t just mean a set of swings and a slide (though these two things alone can entertain kids for hours on end). Playgrounds around greater Grand Rapids have tons […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Free, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|Tags: |27 Comments

Ultimate Vacation Bible School Roundup for West MI – 2016

Our list of Vacation Bible Schools will help you find when and where your children can get involved this summer in Grand Rapids and beyond.

Want to add your VBS to the guide?

You may! This is a free service but we do ask that you give grkids.com a little love in return. If your church has […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |6 Comments

A Toddler’s Guide To Grand Rapids

This post made possible by AppleTree Early Care and Preschool.

At AppleTree, children, 6 weeks to 12 years old, learn, play, and develop at their own pace and their unique abilities are discovered and nurtured by highly qualified teachers using research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Our highly-acclaimed programming fosters engaging, interactive learning that promotes Kindergarten Readiness and […]

By |August 9th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Preschool|6 Comments

*A New Parent’s Guide To Grand Rapids*

This post made possible by AppleTree Early Care and Preschool.

At AppleTree, children 6 weeks to 12 years old learn, play, and develop at their own pace; their unique abilities are discovered and nurtured by highly qualified teachers using research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Our highly-acclaimed programming fosters engaging, interactive learning that promotes Kindergarten Readiness and future […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Moving|3 Comments