family fun


WIN! Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! Family 4 Pack to GRPM

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Julie!
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown NOW AT GRPM!
Grand Rapids Public Museum invites your family to “celebrate the anticipation, joy and pitfalls of the holiday season” in the best way America has known how since A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on CBS in 1965. There are few characters […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, SEASONAL, WIN, Winter|Tags: , , , , |254 Comments

Thanksgiving Themed Activities Around Grand Rapids

Thanksgiving Activities to Celebrate the Holiday With Your Kids
We are well into November and Thanksgiving is upon us! With the sugar rush of Halloween behind us and Christmas around the corner, Thanksgiving is a time to slow down a little and celebrate with our families and loved ones. It gives us a chance to reflect on […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Snowy Adventures in Store at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Explore Grand Rapids’ Winter Wonderland!
The thought of cold Michigan winters got you down? Think again! Grand Rapids has tons of exciting things to do in the winter months, and here’s your chance to give your whole family something to look forward to: the Winter Adventure Camps at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES).

You and your family […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

STEMosphere® GR Wants YOUR Curious Kid to Come Explore

Calling All Science Lovers to GRPM!
On November 12 from 9AM – 4PM, an exciting event will be taking over the Grand Rapids Public Museum: STEMosphere®!  Highlighting the best of today’s innovation and creativity, STEMosphere® is an interactive expo for learners of all ages to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities.

Over twenty […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |0 Comments

Grand Rapids Halloween Roundup for Kids

Grand Rapids Halloween Events for Kids
If your kids haven’t already decided on their Halloween costume this year, they’ll be talking about it soon. In a few short weeks our favorite spooky holiday will be here, laden with candy for miles.

But what about the days leading up to Halloween? Surely there some great local events to […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

8 Ways to Spend an Afternoon in Grand Rapids With Kids

Whether you’re a life-time Grand Rapids resident or just in town for a weekend visit, there are lots of ways to enjoy an afternoon in River City with kids.

I like to consider myself a GR enthusiast and I love few things more than exploring this great city with my family. And let me tell you, […]

10 Free/Affordable Things to do in October Around Grand Rapids

The leaves are changing and so are the available activities. It’s getting harder and harder to find fun activities outside, though we have found a few to add to our list! This month we’ve found great opportunities for you at the Veen Observatory, a Harry Potter Event, and even a Fall Festival.

And if you’re desperate for […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Klackle Orchards’ Fall Family Bucket List {free printable included}

Pumpkins, Donuts, Hay Rides, Oh My!
Autumn is my favorite time of year. As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets crisp, I get hit with an overwhelming desire to experience everything FALL (carving pumpkins, picking apples, bonfires, jumping in leaves, etc.) and I’m sure I’m not the only one!

To make sure my family […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Grand Rapids DEALS for Kids and Families

Everyone likes a good deal, right?
Here are some of the local Grand Rapids deals that we’ve noticed – or deals we thought would be of interest to Grand Rapids Families.

Book mark this page and come back often – we will update at least once a month.

Have fun!

Some links may be affiliate. Every time you use […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival

August 26-28, 2016
The Latin community in Grand Rapids is thriving, and the Hispanic Center of West Michigan invites you to experience the beauty and tradition of this culture at their Hispanic Festival, August 26-28, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to take your kids to celebrate hispanic culture! Here are four things that families will love […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fall Family Fun Abounds at Koetsier’s! Reserve Your Early Bird Special Now

Koetsier’s Fall Family Fun Experience Presents:
2016 First of Fall Play Days at Koetsier’s Greenhouse
If you’re new to town, you may not yet be familiar with Koetsier’s Greenhouse.

I remember my first fall living in Grand Rapids, and repeatedly hearing about this magical place called “Koetsier’s.” It was evident that it was a very fun place for […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, Parent Info, Play Date, SEASONAL|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Parent’s Guide to Windmill Island Gardens in Holland

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 […]

Don’t Just Visit the Wild Side – EXPERIENCE it at Boulder Ridge

by guest author Mary Ward

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is 80 acres of animal adventure at 8313 Pratt Lake SE, Alto, MI 49302.

This unique park was started by Dave and Dawn Hoekstra, who initially bought the land to breed animals to sell to zoos. But their exotic animal passion grew to a desire to open […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: General, Place, Travel Grand Rapids|Tags: , , |1 Comment

11 Free/Affordable Things to do in August Around Grand Rapids

August is a funny month for many parents. Not only are we soaking up the sun in the dead heat of summer, but we’ve got to start back-to-school prep. To help keep that spare change set aside for school supplies, we’ve rounded up a nice list of free or affordable things to do around town […]

By |July 31st, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|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