7 Things to Do With your Family This Weekend in Metro Detroit

Although many businesses are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of fun things to do with your family in Metro Detroit. Check out our list of things to do this week in Metro Detroit.

Visit the Toledo Zoo.

Just an hour’s drive away from Detroit, The Toledo Zoo is a great day trip destination for your family. Over 10,000 animals that represent over 720 species. Plus, added bonuses for fresh air and lots of exercise.

Ten Reasons to Visit The Toledo Zoo.

Visit the Mystical Glenlore Trails

This 1/2 mile walking path presents a programmed and interactive light, projection, together with display technologies that bring the wooded terrain to life. Be dazzled by the sights and sounds in the amazing family experience.
Tickets to this Commerce Charter Township event sell out quickly.

Visit a Drive-in Movie

Families who love an outing to the movies are able to indulge safely thanks to the many drive-in theater options in Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit. Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

Six Drive-In Theater Locations in Metro Detroit

Spend a Day at the Park

Michigan has so many amazing resources. With state, county, and city parks all about us, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Our favorite beaches include Spencer Park in Rochester Hills as well as Stony Creek Metropark – Eastwood Beach and Play Structure. An amazing playground adventure awaits at Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park in Commerce Township. Or you may enjoy one of the 10 Metro Detroit Playgrounds We LOVE! Perhaps you love nature trails. If so, check out the Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail, or even the brand new Boardwalk Trails & Gardens at Innovation Hills Park. Finally, if you seek beautiful gardens, check out Cranbrook House & Gardens and Lafayette Greens Urban Garden in Detroit.

The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village in Dearborn

Take a step back in history when you visit Greenfield Village in Dearborn. Over 80 acres filled with seven historic districts will captivate you and your family. See a working farm, or watch a baseball game, or watch as they pull glass in the artisan’s workshops.

Finally, for a limited time, you can visit the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at the Henry Ford. Marvel: Universe of Super-Heroes will captivate you with over 300 artifacts including costumes, props, as well as some of the most iconic and sought-after comic pages. Whether you are a casual fan or an avid collector, this immersive experience is simply amazing.

Visit TreeRunner Adventure Park

If you love adventure and nature then you won’t want to miss Treerunner Adventure Park. You can visit one of their two locations, West Bloomfield or Oakland University. Both parks offer a variety of different level courses for you to try. There are suspended challenge obstacles, zip lines as well as a wide variety of trails to explore.

Embrace Fall at a Cider Mill

Many local cider mills have a ton of fall events like corn mazes, petting farms, u-pick pumpkins, and of coarse, fresh cider and donuts.

Check out our favorite cider mills.

Visit the Michigan Renaissance Festival on Parade

This is the final weekend for this event. Experience a drive-through version of the Michigan Renaissance Festival with the food, artisans, and entertainment you love. Tickets are $20 per carload.

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