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Celebrate the Holidays with Your Local West Michigan Library

All through the year West Michigan libraries offer free and affordable fun for families. And during the holidays, they pull out all the stops. You’ll find West Michigan libraries are loaded with activities and holiday cheer, offering you and your family affordable ways to celebrate the season.

We’ve tracked down all the local holiday library fun in […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When and Where to Find Santa Around Grand Rapids 2016

Tall santas, short santas, round santas, thin santas – there’s no shortage of santa sightings in West Michigan this year! With all these options hopefully there won’t be any long lines, wherever you chose to visit this Christmas icon.

If you know of other places Santa will be making an appearance, leave us a comment or submit the […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Trunk or Treats

Trunk or Treats Contain the Kids but Still Deliver the Candy
Are you ready for Halloween? Are you ready for hour-long excursions into the cold, and possibly wet, dark? If not, let our Trunk or Treat Roundup ease your excursions and hopefully shorten them!

Looking for more ideas for Grand Rapids Halloween fun? Check out:

2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times
Grand […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, General, SEASONAL|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times

Since Halloween is on a Monday this year, we’re hearing a lot of parents ask when their town is trick-or-treating in 2016.

We went to work and compiled this list of when West Michigan neighborhoods and communities are trick-or-treating this year.

Some communities do not set official trick-or-treat times, and others haven’t gotten back to us yet. Be […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|Tags: , |3 Comments

Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Grand Rapids

We’ve researched restaurants in the Grand Rapids area that offer free or cheap kids’ meals. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Please verify with the restaurant before you go.

RELATED: Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Grand Rapids

Kobe Steakhouse (Grandville). Kids eat free every Monday with the purchase […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Categories: Elementary, Free, Guides, Preschool, Tween|Tags: , , |40 Comments

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Parent’s Guide

October 21-23, 2016 at DeVos Place
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is a three-day comic book and popular arts convention. In addition to vendors selling comics and graphic novels, you’ll find some of your favorite cartoon and science fiction actors. You can find the full schedule of events and speakers here.

Over 22,000 people attended in 2015, but don’t let these […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: Event, General|Tags: , , , |2 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, […]

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Family ArtPrize Guide

There is so much to cover on this yearly mega event that brings over 440,000 visitors downtown that we had to break it up into several articles. Here we bring all of our pieces together into one central ArtPrize 2016 hub for you. Got questions? Looking for ideas? Find the articles below that will help you make the […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: ArtPrize, Autumn, Fall, General, Guides|Tags: , |3 Comments

Parenting Groups Around Grand Rapids

The parenting journey is tough and it’s inadvisable to go it alone.
Find your place among friends and gain support, fun and health!

This guide is a roundup of parenting groups in the West Michigan area and will help you find one in your community.

If you know of others that should be included, please leave us a comment.
You […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources, Real Life|Tags: , , , |28 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

Sign Up! GRKIDS Play Date + ArtPrize Stroller Tour!

It’s Official! Grand Rapids Kids’ ArtPrize Stroller Tour is BACK for 2016!
We are quite sure you are already familiar with ArtPrize (we aren’t sure how you could miss this amazing, annual event in our city), but did you know…?

ArtPrize is the most-attended public art event on the planet
ArtPrize was listed in The New York […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: ArtPrize, Play Date|Tags: , |10 Comments

12 Free/Affordable Things to do in September Around Grand Rapids

Now that the older kids are heading back to school, we’ll all be looking for affordable activities to keep the younger kids busy. September is full to bursting with amazing possibilities in the West Michigan area! From Orchards to ArtPrize; we’ve got you covered!

And if you’re desperate for a few moments of sanity but the ever […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Free, General, SEASONAL|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Grand Rapids Restaurants for Kids and Families with Allergies

Allergy, Dairy and Gluten Free Restaurants for Kids
We recently polled our facebook readers on where to find allergy, dairy and/or gluten free restaurants around Grand Rapids. And boy, did we get a lot of nominations! Thank you, restaurant owners, for going the extra mile for our food-sensitive family members.

Allergy friendly service includes, but is not […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: General, Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Potty Break! 5 Kid-Friendly Public Restrooms Around Grand Rapids

Desperate for a Kid Friendly Bathroom in Public?

We’ve all probably heard enough stories, or lived through them ourselves, to know that public bathrooms while potty training a kid are both a complete necessity and sometimes a complete disaster.

Who doesn’t know someone whose child was completely paralyzed by fear with one encounter of auto flush? And how do […]

By |August 21st, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |2 Comments