Marvelous Spring Break Staycation Ideas for 2022: Best Things to Do on Spring Break around GR

Spring Break West Michigan

Make Spring Break Staycations Fun With These Local Activity Options

Ah, Spring Break 2022! If you’re sticking around and looking for things to do with kids in Grand Rapids for spring break, you can stir up some fun right here and enjoy the vacation that’s coming our way in April.

Most West Michigan kids have spring break from April 1-10, 2022.

Businesses around town are holding special hours or events just for your kids! Plus there are tons of places to play indoors on those bad weather days.

Pro Tip: A fun way to get everyone involved is to show your family this list and have each child choose an activity that they’d love to do the most and then tackle each one over break. If that turns out to be more activities than your budget will allow, hold a family vote or draw from a hat.

Happy Spring Break, everyone!

Top Grand Rapids Spring Break Ideas

There is plenty to do right in your neighborhood over Spring Break. Scroll through this list for Spring Break ideas from our partners.

(Advance reservations are recommended where possible.)

*this is a sponsored section of GRKIDS.

Spring Break @ BattleGR

BattleGR Spring Break 2022

284 Dodge NE Suite 100, Comstock Park, MI 49321

"My 8 year old has done the day camp twice now and he looooooooves it! He gets so excited each time he goes. The owners are so nice and very responsive.” - Kelly


BattleGR has fun for all ages.

Day camp for ages 6-15 years old for Spring Break Monday – Thursday, April 4th -7th, 9am – 4pm. Pick one day or come all 4 days.

Camp includes lunch and a snack and lots of different activities: Nerf, Laser Tag, E-Sports, Basketball, Gaga Ball Pit, Yard Games, and more.

Or come as a family and check out our family fun nights April 5th and 7th, 6-8pm.
 Laser Tag
 Archery Tag
 Axe Throwing
 E-Sports
 Basketball
 Volleyball
 Gaga Ball Pit
 Corn Hole

Reservation Required for all activities. Book now at http://www.battlegr.com/book-now

If you have any questions please contact us at 616.345.0698.

We also have Intro to Axe Throwing, Middle School Bootcamp, Intro to E-Sports, and Adult Volleyball Leagues you can join.

(616) 345-0698

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Spring Break Roller Skating Afternoons at Tarry Hall!

Tarry Hall spring break 2022

3330 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418


Come roller skating this Spring Break at Tarry Hall Roller Rink in Grandville!

We'll be open to all ages for skating every weekday afternoon:
Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8: 1:30-4:30

Also open for our normal weekend schedule:
Saturdays: 1:30-4:30 & 6:30-9:30
Sundays: 2:00-5:00

$8 Admission
$2 Roller skate rental
$3 Rollerblade rental
$5 Parent Admission
$5 Skate mate rental with $5 deposit
Strollers & Fisher Price skates available!

(616) 534-8235

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Family Fun Center - Open Daily during spring break with wristband specials.

Craigs Cruisers spring break guide 2022

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509


Spring Break Wristbands

CHOOSE YOUR DAY: April 1st – April 10th
CHOOSE YOUR TIME: Morning from 11 AM – 3 PM OR Afternoon from 4 PM – 8 PM

Wristband Includes:
Unlimited Attractions: Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Ninja Course.

*Weather permitting on outdoor attractions.

Plus the Trampoline Park and the Pizza and Pasta Buffet.

Wristbands are $35 per person.

(616) 530-2900

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Grand Rapids Ballet School's Junior Company Presents "Aladdin"

GR Ballet Company Aladdin Spring Break Guide 2022

341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Grand Rapids Ballet School's Junior Company is rekindling the family-favorite tale of Aladdin.

Our talented young dancers share the story of an impoverished boy, living in Agrabah, who falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine.

This exciting adventure features a thrilling quest, with mysterious characters along the way including a fierce dragon, a magic genie, and a powerful Sorcerer.

Tickets are only $18 for this can't-miss performance!

(616) 454-4771

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Grand Rapids Children's Museum Spring Break Bonanza

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11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is your Spring Break destination!

Join us for a week full of special performances, presentations, and all the museum fun!

Have fun learning through open-ended play this Spring Break in our newly reimagined farm exhibit!!

Visit www.grcm.org for a complete schedule of events.

(616) 235-4726

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Spring Break at Allegan Event

Allegan Event Spring Break Guide 2022

439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010

"We had a blast! The ropes course and climbing walls were a hit with adults and kids.” - Sarah


Conveniently located 30-minutes from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Holland, Allegan Event is Michigan’s largest indoor ropes course and offers endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to explore.

Attractions include the heart-pumping bi-level Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, Sky Tykes® course for small children, QUICKjump free-fall simulation, Vertical Drop Slide, Clip ‘n Climb® walls, arcade, and food and beverage area.

(269) 430-3961

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Pottery Painting Studio

Accidental Art spring break activity guide 2022

355 Northland Drive NE, Rockford, MI 49341


Accidental Art provides pottery painting fun for all ages!

Paint in the studio or rent a take home kit to paint at home. No artistic ability needed.

Our staff is ready to help you create an awesome project while make memories that will last a lifetime!

Reservations are recommended, but not required.

(616) 915-4842

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Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

GRPM spring break activty guide 2022

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Spend Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to enjoy intriguing exhibits including Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs!

All exhibits are now included for one low price at the Museum.

Add on a Chaffee Planetarium show with options for all ages and interests.

Reserve advance tickets for quick, easy access into the Museum. Kent County residents receive reduced pricing.

Find out more at grpm.org.

(616) 929-1700

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Paint your own pottery! Come create a memory! No appointments required.

Paint a Pot spring break activity guide 2022

390 E 8th St, Suite 6, Holland, MI 49423


Come create a memory at Paint a Pot!

Come paint one of our many choices of pottery.

Have a special time painting with a child that will create not only a masterpiece, but a memory to last a lifetime.

Great for all ages!

Located near downtown Holland.

Give us a call to reserve a table for six or more people. No appointments are needed.

We can't wait to see you!

(616) 355-6442

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Open Studio & Art Classes for Creative Fun

Mud Room spring break 2022

1971 E Beltline Ave NE #103, Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Visit The Mud Room during your Spring Break staycation and see why this Grandtastic studio is a local favorite!

Our family-friendly art studio is fun for all ages and no experience is necessary. Don't worry if you're "not creative" as our helpful staff will help anyone feel like an artist!

Check our website for extended Open Studio hours over Spring Break, then drop by to paint pottery or purchase creative take-home projects.

(616) 259-7269

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Washed Ashore at John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo spring break 2022

1300 West Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Beginning April 1, exhibits from the Washed Ashore collection will be on display for all ages to enjoy.

By turning beach trash into beautiful pieces of art, Washed Ashore artists create large powerful sculptures that captivate all ages and teach environmental conservation and sustainability.

The numerous sculptures graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways while providing a fun, engaging, and educational opportunities for all ages.

(616) 336-4300

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$5 Movies!

GQT Movies Spring Break Guide 2022 1

17220 Hayes St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
2175 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49417


GQT Movies is offering $5 movies during your spring break week!

Available Monday through Thursday before 6 pm.

Redeemable at our three Grand Rapids area locations. GQT Grand Haven, GQT Holland, and GQT Ada-Lowell!

(616) 827-6530

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Spring Break Fun at the Holland Aquatic Center

Holland Aquatic Center spring break guide 2022

550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423


Join us for a week of fun activities and check our new and renovated family splash and community pool!

Test out our new slide, cruise through our lazy river or relax in our new sauna, steam room and hot tub - there is something for the whole family.

(616) 393-7595

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45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Indian Mounds Rock and Mineral Club Spring Break Guide 2022

Roger's Plaza, 972 28th Street, Wyoming, MI 49509


GEOLOGY ROCKS!

Start your child’s rock collection at the Children’s Table featuring our famous Egg Carton Collections, Grab Bags, and Kid's Fossil Dig.

Don’t miss the lapidary demonstrations (cut and polish stones and gems) and Geode Cracking Station.

Beginners to seasoned collectors will find minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, jewelry, beads, stone carvings, equipment, books, and MORE amongst nearly 30 vendors, club dealers, and artisans.

Ask about club membership and our Children’s Club!

FREE ADMISSION!

(616) 243-5851

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Rebounderz Family Entertainment Center

Rebounderz spring break activity guide 2022

7500 Cottonwood Drive, Suite A, Jenison, MI 49428


Rebounderz is West Michigan’s Premier Family Entertainment Center.

Located right in Jenison at Chicago Drive and Cottonwood, Rebounderz is a perfect destination for birthday parties, field trips, youth groups, corporate events, or just your family and some friends.

Rebounderz features the area’s largest Ninja Course, several Trampoline Activities, lots of great arcade games, a huge state of the art LASER TAG arena, mini ESCAPE ROOMS, and a brand new BLACKLIGHT MINI GOLF COURSE!

(616) 455-5600

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Horsey Fun for Everyone!

Legacy Stables Spring Break Guide 2022

8001 Patterson Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316


Enjoy HORSES, FRESH AIR and EXERCISE!

At our peaceful farm with friendly staff and over 30 well trained horses and ponies, we have something for everyone! All ages, skill levels, and abilities.

Participate in ‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp for the week or a couple days. Try a One-Time Ride or Equestrian Vaulting!

Also available: Therapeutic Riding, Riding Lessons, and More.

We have trails plus two large indoor arenas which allow riding in any weather.

(616) 570-1106

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Bricks 4 Kidz Spring Break Camps

Bricks 4 Kidz Spring Break Camps 2022

East Grand Rapids Parks & Rec, 750 Lakeside Dr, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
That STEAM Place, 3516-A Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Our STEAM-based camps combine LEGO building with engineering concepts and creativity!

Campers will enjoy themed-model building, mosaics, crafts, and games.

Robotics Exploration camp teaches basics in robotics building and coding.

Video Game Design camp encourages kids to creatively construct games in Scratch 3.

So much fun to be had while learning science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

(616) 438-9993

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Discover Land and Sea in Metro Detroit

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4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Discover land and sea this Spring Break at LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium!

At LEGOLAND Discovery Center, you'll build memories as a family inside the ultimate indoor LEGO playground while enjoying 2 brick-tastic rides, ten play zones, 4D movies and more!

Then, dive into SEA LIFE and come face to fin with sharks, sea turtles and stingrays while exploring Michigan's ONLY underwater Ocean Tunnel and 10 themed exhibits!

(248) 409-6001

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AMP Lab Family Open House

WMU Spring Break Guide 2022

200 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Open the door for your kids to explore the future of STEM with robotic demonstrations, 3D printers in action, motorized LEGO building, and more!

WMU Grand Rapids is hosting this spring break event in the AMP Lab @ WMU space, located at 200 Ionia Ave SW in downtown Grand Rapids, along with our partners Autocam Medical, GRCC, JR Automation, Bricks 4 Kidz, and WMCAT.

The event is free and open to the public.

(616) 771-4100

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Take flight at the Air Zoo

air zoo spring break 2022

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002


Come explore Michigan’s premiere aerospace and science center this spring break!

With more than 200,000 square-feet, this Smithsonian-affiliated center features hundreds of air and spacecraft, dozens of multi-sensory exhibits, hands-on learning stations, rides, theater, and active restoration center – there’s something for everyone to explore.

Young engineers will enjoy building structures and getting hands-on in the Kids Room. Make sure to visit both buildings to explore trainer cockpits, rocket launching, stealth aircraft and so much more.

Admission: Ages 4 and under FREE; Ages 5-18 $14.95; Adults $15.95; Seniors $12.95
- Discounts for Military, Fire & Police, and families receiving SNAP benefits -

(269) 382-6555

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Affordable & Free Things to Do on Spring Break

Enjoy these hand-picked free & affordable spring break ideas for YOU!

Head to the Movies

GQT Theaters in Ada-Lowell, Hastings, Holland & Kalamazoo have a Spring Break special deal: 1 student ticket + Small Concessions Combo for $10!
Flick’s Family Films in Grand Rapids: $5 tickets, free for kids 12 & under.
Locations and showtimes vary, verify the schedule online.

April Storywalk Book in Hastings

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
Join a young artist as explores the world around her to make her art with a splash of imagination and stroke of creativity. Details

GRAM Free Tuesdays & Thursday Nights

101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free general admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Tuesdays from 2 – 6 pm each and Thursday Nights from 5 – 9 pm. Details

Free Thursdays at Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon

296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Free general admission, 11am – 8pm. Details

UICA Free Family Activities

17 Pearl Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Admission to the galleries at UICA is free. Explore the UICA’s galleries as a family and work together to complete a scavenger hunt along the way and earn a prize. After experiencing original works of art, families are invited to try their hand at weaving. The loom, instructions and materials are located at the end of the Living Room for families to experiment and relax together. Activities are designed for all ages. Details

Gem & Mineral Show

972 28th Street Southwest, Wyoming, MI 49509
FREE ADMISSION! April 7-9. Start your child’s rock collection at the Children’s Table featuring the famous Egg Carton Collections, Grab Bags, and Kid’s Fossil Dig. Don’t miss the lapidary demonstrations (cut and polish stones and gems) and Geode Cracking Station. Details

Open Play at Holland Playland

Central Wesleyan Church Playland, 446 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423
For children ages 6 months to 11 years old. While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds coffee shop and hang-out place. M-W • 9am–1pm; F • 5–9pm; Sat • 9am–1pm; closed Th & Su. Details

Monday Open Hours: Self Guided Recycling Center Tours

Kent County MI Dept. Public Works, Wealthy St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Mondays from 1 – 5pm. Learn the in’s and out’s of recycling, watch our workers and machines sort right in front of you, and have fun playing games and creating upcycled crafts as we reimagine waste together. All ages welcome. Closed-toed shoes are required. Details

Play Outside

Head out on one of West Michigan’s many hiking trails.
It’s also a great time to visit a nature center and go for a hike, as the bugs of summer haven’t woken up yet, but lots of flowers are coming out of their winter slumber.
Try a new-to-you Grand Rapids area playground.
Want an urban adventure? Go on the Grand Rapids Mural Crawl.
Really, there are a ton of outdoor things to do on Spring Break in West MI:
Disc Golf
Geocaching
2.5-mile City Adventure Walk
Best Family Bike Ride Spots
Or, one of our favorites: Pack a lunch and watch the planes land at Ford Airport Viewing Park.

Activate Your Library Perks

Grand Rapids Public Library Patrons: Take advantage of the FREE perks for cardholders through their amazing Check It Out! program
– This is a great way to access free passes to incredible outings like Frederik Meijer Gardens, John Ball Zoo, the GR Children’s Museum, local sporting events, theatre productions, GR museums, and more.

Kent District Library Patrons: KDL cardholders can get free passes to area attractions through their new Perk Pass program. Cardholders can reserve passes online, print their passes and visit their attraction on the date they reserved. Attractions include Meijer Gardens, the GRAM, and occasionally, the Children’s Museum.

Library card holders can also use their cards to access the Michigan Activity Pass, which allows patrons to print a pass to one of many state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas throughout the state. 

Hit the Books

The kids areas are fun these days – try out these Library Play Places. While you’re there, stick around for storytimes & other fun library events.

Kids Eat Free

Plan a family dinner out at one of the many places around West Michigan where kid eat free (or for less.)
Pro Tip: Tuesdays and Wednesdays have the most Kids Eat Free deals.

Heart-Pumping Spring Break Fun

Family Fun Centers, Amusements & Trampoline Parks

Kids will get all of that extra energy out at a family activity center. Grand Rapids has so many to choose from!
BattleGR Tactical Games • Tactical Laser Tag, E-sports, Ax Throwing, Archery Tag, Sport Courts & More
Craig’s Cruisers • Go Karts, Arcade, Roller Coaster, Trampoline Park, Ninja Course & More
Allegan Event • Rockwalls, indoor zip rail & Sky Trail® with 85+ rope elements
Rebounderz • Trampoline Park, Ninja Course, Arcade, Laser Tag, Blacklight Mini Golf
Catch Air • Just for kids 10 and under. Bubble dance parties, climbing play structure, tiny town & more
Tarry Hall Roller Rink
Eastbrook Lanes
Amped Virtual Reality
Hudsonville Lanes

Gymnastics Open Gyms

Try an open gym at either For the Kidz Gymnastics and Trampoline or GR Gymnastics.
Kids can jump, tumble and play during scheduled sessions.

Dive in! It’s Pool Time

Splash around – these West Michigan indoor pools have open swim times.

Also know: there are a lot of great Michigan area water parks within driving distance (see that section on Community Center Indoor Water Parks). Spend the day at an incredible water park without having to pack up for an overnight. The kids will sleep great that night!

Holland Aquatic Center Swimming Pool
The Water Park at Holland Aquatic Center has a Section for Little Kids

Zoos & Museums

Animal Lovers

John Ball Zoo opens on March 25 for the season and a new exhibit opens April 1: Washed Ashore – artwork made from recycled materials.
Visit animals at Fellinlove Farm or the Critter Barn.
Try Own a Horse Camp at Karin’s Horse Connection or go on a trail ride.
This is an ideal time of year to visit a local farm or petting zoo, as all sorts of baby animals are being born.

Get Artsy

Creative kids can get hands-on with paint or pottery at Paint a Pot in Holland or The Mud Room at Knapp’s Corner.
Accidental Art in Rockford is also open for pottery painting fun.

Big-Brain Fun

Visit the Children’s Garden and the butterflies at Meijer Gardens.
Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a cool pterosaurs exhibit (along with planetarium shows, too).
Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting an Art & Nature event.
The GR Children’s Museum is showing off a new farm exhibit as well as week full of special performances, presentations, and all the museum fun!
The Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company is rekindling the family-favorite tale of Aladdin.
Road trip it to Kalamazoo and spend the afternoon exploring airplane artifacts at the Air Zoo.
Bricks for Kids STEAM-based camps combine LEGO building with engineering concepts and creativity!
More choices: use the big list of West Michigan Museums 

Day Trips

Just the trick for anyone wanting to get out of town but not go too far:

Nearyby Cities

What to do on Spring Break in Lansing
Enjoy Spring Break in Kalamazoo

Road Trips

Take a road trip to one of the dozens of suggestions on the big spring break road trip guide.

Spring Break Events & Activities Calendar

From activity centers to petting zoos and classes, the events calendar has a lot to choose from.

Tap the button to see special events going on for each day of spring break:

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