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Fun Things to do with your Family in Metro Detroit: April

As weather gets warmer, if you are looking to answer the question: “Where can I find fun things to do with kids near me?”, then check out our list below.

Day out with Thomas Tickets in Greenfield Village on Sale – April 3

Public tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 3. Hop aboard an interactive train ride on Thomas, say hello to Sir Topham Hatt™ and get poppin’ with special activities in the Bubble Zone. Experience wide-eyed, memory-making moments on a springtime adventure in Greenfield Village, including storytelling, play areas, lawn games, photo ops, bubble-blowing zones, live music and more. This celebration of bubbles is not to be missed. Get more info about Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine.

All Things Detroit Day celebrates 10 years of boosting small business – April 7

All Things Detroit Day is a celebratory day-long event that features more than 200 local artists and makers who sell handcrafted art, foods, home and garden goods. 

This year, to mark a decade of All Things Detroit Day, Crawford-Williams will spotlight vendors with audition-style film clips projected at the event and on social media. DJ’s will add to the festivities with live sets throughout the day. A new batch of Food Trucks – and some old favorites – will serve up delicious eats. Scent Science will set up a Make-Your-Own Candle Bar. Detroit’s Coloring Museum will host a coloring wall and curate an All Things Detroit Memories Wall where all ages can share what this event has meant to them. Detroit is Different will sponsor a stage outdoors featuring live entertainment. Look out for original work by a local artist commemorating the anniversary – and so many more surprises to come.

Date & Time: Sunday, April 7, 2024 (10am-5pm)

2934 Russell Street in Eastern Market, Detroit, MI
Visit Sheds 3, 4 and 5.

Admission: $5-$10

Solar Eclipse Watch Party with Kids

Unleash Adventure at the Henry Ford: PAW Patrol Adventure Play

Don’t miss out on the Paw Patrol exhibit in Henry Ford Museum! The exhibit ends April 28, 2024. Get ready for an exciting, paws-itively fun experience at the Henry Ford in Dearborn! The PAW Patrol Adventure Play exhibit is set to captivate young hearts and minds with its interactive and imaginative journey. From thrilling rescue missions to creative play areas, this exhibit promises a memorable adventure for the whole family. More info

Earth Day Greenfest at Detroit Zoo – April 20 & 21

GreenFest, presented by Consumers Energy, will further ignite your passion toward eco-conscious habits. More info

  • Captivating live music from local artists
  • A variety of green food trucks with cuisine for all pallets
  • A sustainable marketplace shopping experience
  • Hands-on activities led by local environmental experts and community groups
  • A Connection Station for guests to be immersed into our green journey
  • Access to explore the Zoo’s naturalistic 125 acres
  • Animal engagements throughout the Zoo
  • Event-themed photo opportunities

Register for Summer Camps

Spring is slowly moving in and summer is just around the corner. Are you looking for kids fun summer camps to keep your kids busy during the summer months? We got full comprehensive lists that you can look into below.
2024 Summer Camps
Art Summer Camps
Animal Lovers Summer Camps

Special Needs Camps

Enjoy Great Time Outdoor

As the weather is getting warmer, it is the best time to spend time outdoor with some simple and fun activities listed below:
Hike trails
Visit State Park or Metropark for Free with Michigan Activity Pass
Visit Nature Center
Visit Petting Farm or Zoo
Visit the top 10 favorite playgrounds

Spend a Day in Detroit

See a Family Concert at Detroit Symphony Orchestra

April 13, 2024: Gemini (a Tiny Tots concert) and When Instruments Roamed the Earth (part of our Young People’s Family Concert Series)
June 21-23, 2024: Disney & Broadway Favorites: The Music of Alan Menken
June 26-27, 2024: The Goonies in Concert

Mini Maestros Family Concert Series

Get ready to embark on a morning full of musical adventure that celebrates the magic of exploration, imagination, and the power of music to bring people together. Mini Maestros Family Concerts provide an engaging and interactive concert experience that will be sure to get families dancing, singing, and making long-lasting musical memories!

Mini Maestros Family Concerts take place in the Alger Center Ballroom at The War Memorial, where all can see and hear the instruments and musicians up close. Be sure to arrive early to experience a pre-concert instrument petting zoo and more. More info

Saturday, April 20: Earth Day Celebration with Joe Reilly and Friends

32 Lake Shore Drive | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Special Events @ Troy Community Center

  • Butterfly Breeze Bash – April 6 (6-8pm) R $10/NR $15
    Finally, spring is here! Celebrate butterflies, bees, and spring-time flowers at the Troy Community Center! Enjoy open play in the gym and open swim at the indoor pool! Includes goodie bag while supplies last. The gym will have a variety of balls, hoops, scooters, parachute, and more! Parents must stay with children for duration of the event. Geared towards children ages 3-12. No refunds. Adults and children must pay at door if not active members.
  • Puzzle Palooza – April 12 (6-8pm) $20/team
    Teams of 2, 3, or 4 can sign up to compete in our first ever Puzzle Palooza. Gather your friends and family and prepare for some fun, friendly competition. Teams will compete against each other to see who can finish a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle the quickest. Team fee includes puzzles to compete with and light snacks/refreshments. A prize will be awarded to the team that completes their puzzle first
Yohana Isabella
Author: Yohana Isabella

Yohana Isabella is a former financial auditor turned stay at home mom of trilingual 4yo boy Charlie. She is passionate about photography, traveling, baking and cooking. She loves to explore new places, culture and food with her family all year round in Michigan and other states. She looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy. Follow her journey in instagram