It’s February, we live in Michigan, and a warm weekend of spring-like weather is headed our way! Winter snow activities like the Great Skate WinterFest downtown have been canceled due to unseasonably warm temps. I can’t say I’m too sad!
If you’re like me, you are itching to get outside and soak up some of the sun while it’s here. But what to do with the kids on this long President’s Day weekend, when many of your favorite spring and summer stops are still closed?
Outdoor Ideas for this Weekend
Don’t worry, we’ve done the scouting for you!
After you’ve washed your car, aired out your house and let the kids ride their bikes, take in one or more of these outdoor family fun ideas. And let us know if you have any to add. Thanks!
The Children’s Garden at Meijer Gardens is a wonderful idea for this weekend because you won’t have to deal with a lot of mud. While the water features aren’t open, you can still enjoy the treehouse, labyrinth, log cabin and more. And when you’re done in the children’s garden, don’t forget to visit the big horse and the Michigan farm garden. If you need to warm up, visit the tropical conservatory before you head home.
Out in Alto,Saskatoon has a three-hole course that is OPEN right now. We’ve heard this is perfect for kids, although we haven’t tried it ourselves. The Three-Hole Course green’s fee is $4.00. The course can be paired with a Small Basket of Range Balls for $8.00, a Large Basket for $10.00 or an X-Large Basket for $12.00.
Visit the Big Lake
Grand Haven State Park or Holland State Park visits this time of year can be awe-inspiring. Take a trip out to the Big Lake and you may find floating ice chunks and wind-swept sand sculptures. Bundle up for the wind and have a great time exploring!
Visit a Playground with a Rubber Surface
Little by little, area playgrounds are getting new rubber surfaces, which are fantastic this time of year! Cascade Township Park, Quincy Park on the north side of Holland, Frog Hollow in Wyoming, and many others around the area have these non-muddy surfaces for playtime. Leave us a comment below if you know of other parks that are open and have these rubbery surfaces. Thank you!