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Play Fun in Grand Rapids and Beyond


Parent’s Guide to Library Play Areas around Grand Rapids

January 22nd, 2018|14 Comments

Let Them Fall in Love With the Library Before They can Even Read! Do you realize how much our local libraries have to offer children these days? Many local libraries house kid-friendly spaces filled with learning [...]

Kids’ Favorite Libraries and Indoor Play Places Around Grand Rapids

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Where Grand Rapids Kids Love to Have Fun Inside Recently West Michigan parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Our lists have become [...]

West Michigan Birthday Party Guide

November 1st, 2017|9 Comments

Birthday Party Planning Just Got Less Complicated Use our Grand Rapids Kids' Birthday Party Guide for stress-free, birthday fun! Is your child's birthday approaching? Before you spend hours upon hours party planning, check out [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Frederik Meijer Gardens Will Enthrall the Whole Family Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, known as FMG to locals, contains over 150 acres of fun for every family member. With breathtaking landscaping, thoughtful sculpture art [...]

Where to Find Corn Mazes and Hayrides Around Grand Rapids

September 11th, 2017|9 Comments

Who Doesn't Love a Good Corn Maze? Now that my girls are old enough to read, I think they're old enough to try out a corn maze, don't you think? I love that some [...]

How to Try Geocaching in Grand Rapids

August 5th, 2017|11 Comments

Free Treasure!? Grand Rapids? Did you know that thousands of people across the world come together online to play hide-and-seek? It’s true! And chances are, the real-life treasure boxes (aka tupperware containers and Altoid [...]

Most Popular Greater Grand Rapids Playgrounds and Parks

June 19th, 2017|34 Comments

Best Grand Rapids Playgrounds Listed by Amenity and/or Location Kids love parks. And as a parent, I do too. My kids get to be outside and explore and be active. And all of this [...]

Grand Rapids Area Splash Pads and Water Playgrounds

June 15th, 2017|65 Comments

Splash Pads and Water Fun that Kids Love Around Grand Rapids I love splash pads for the younger crowd. Kids can play and have so much fun but I don't have to squeeze into [...]

Huge List of Great Places to take Kids Camping in Michigan

May 17th, 2017|56 Comments

This post brought to you by Silver Lake Resort & Campground. We are more than proud to operate our campground and RV resort here, in one of the most coveted locations on Lake Michigan. [...]

A Toddler’s Guide To Grand Rapids

August 9th, 2015|6 Comments

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 [...]

The New Family Game Night: Never Play Chutes and Ladders Again

February 25th, 2015|14 Comments

Board Games Are Hot Right Now On Valentine's Day my daughter brought home a worksheet outlining some of the things she loves. This is what she had to say about me: It's such an easy thing to [...]

13 Kid-Friendly Hikes Around Grand Rapids

October 6th, 2014|4 Comments

It's Time to Get Outside I've been waiting for this list for a long time. My family lives in the city of Grand Rapids. With a wee postage stamp yard. My girls love walking to [...]

Afternoon On the Town, For Free, For Kids.

July 16th, 2012|20 Comments

FREE FUN FOR YOUR FAMILY IN DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS I love Grand Rapids.  ArtPrize, LaughFest and about a million other reasons make me proud to live in this part of the mitten. But I'll be [...]