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Lansing Family Fun Guides

In every season there’s tons of fun to be had in all kinds of different spaces and places in the Greater Lansing Area. Here you’ll find FREE adventures, Spring Break ideas, camps, date night suggestions, and more. The fun awaits in Lansing!

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U Pick Pumpkins Patches and Corn Mazes at the Best Places Near Lansing

Pumpkin U Pick and Maze Running Through Greater Lansing Pumpkin picking is a right of passage into the Fall season ...
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Fall in Love with These 31 Things to Do During Fall in Lansing

Fall Things to Do & Family Ideas in Lansing + Beyond 2020 Don't want summer to end? Either do we! ...
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Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in the Lansing

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is a Trustworthy Choice for Lansing Families Hey, moms and dads out there - you guys ...
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23 Scrumptious Cider & Donuts Destinations – Lansing’s Donut Trail

Drive 40 Miles of Cider & Donut Heaven in Greater Lansing Cider + Donuts = great start to the best ...
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15 Amazing Michigan Children’s Museums Worth Exploring

Inspire Big Imaginations at a Phenomenal Kids Museum Can I hit the rewind button and go back to my childhood ...
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47+ Free Things to Do & Affordable Ideas for Families in Greater Lansing

47+ Free Things to Do & Affordable Ideas for Families in Greater Lansing

FREE Things to do in Lansing (+ Affordable) "Free" can be hard to believe - but this great news is ...
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101 Lansing Date Night Ideas – Including the Best Date Night Restaurants in Lansing

101 Fun and Creative Date Night Ideas in The Greater Lansing Area If you’re in a relationship, we all have ...
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15 Places to Visit in Michigan With Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Experience the Wonder of Michigan Together We are very fortunate to be Michiganders. We are surrounded by the Great Lakes ...
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29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads, and Local Swimming Around Lansing and Beyond

Where Kids Can Splash Around Lansing: Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads, and Beaches "It's the most wonderful time of ...
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Lansing’s Mural Crawl: Map and List of 43 Street Art Pieces and Iconic Photo Spots

Go on a Mural Crawl through Lansing to find the best spots to take in all the beauty plus some ...
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Summer Things to do – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 2020

How To Have an Awesome Lansing Summer There are so many summer things to do around Lansing. You can still ...
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Ice Cream Shops – Beat the Heat with These Cool Treats Around Lansing

Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Lansing When it comes to cooling off on a ...
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33 Things to do Outside in Lansing – Your Guide to Outdoor Play

Lansing has Things to do Outside Year-Round! Non-Michiganders ask all the time, “What do you do there?” “Isn’t it too ...
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Lansing’s Best Parks and Playgrounds: 47 Hidden Gems, Most Popular + Use our Map!

47 of the Best Parks Will Make You Fall in Love with Lansing! We've picked 47 must-visit epic parks in ...
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U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches & More!

Let's Get Picky - Where Families Can Pick Fruit in the Lansing Area U pick fruit picking is a highlight ...
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Lansing’s Curbside Pickup, Takeout Restaurant, & Foodie Source: Delicious Kid-Approved Grub

What's for Dinner?! These Lansing Restaurants Answer that Question With Ease! The dust has settled a bit and we're all ...
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Huge 2020 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2020 I am writing this from my couch in my living room, ...
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There’s still hope for a home garden with my kids – and hope’s name is Horrocks Curbside Pickup. 

Let's connect! This way to the weekly newsletter. For now, Horrocks Can Help You Plant a Garden During the Covid-19 ...
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Lansing Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Resources HUB for Families – Self Care, Homeschooling, Things to do + More.

With rapid changes daily, our team is hard at work to prepare, connect, and provide helpful resources, as well as ...
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How Moms Can Take Care of Themselves During Stay-at-Home Orders

Mama, You Need to Take Care of YourSELF During the Shutdown This Longterm Shutdown Means We Can’t Just Coast By ...
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Game On! The Best Board Games for a Winning Family Game Night

Classic family board games are back in style and loads of fun to play. Discover games local families love to ...
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Lansing Area Trails and Paths + 5 Best Paths for Social Distancing

5 Safe Walking, Biking, and Hiking Trails while Practicing Social Distancing While Michigan's "Stay at Home" order is in place ...
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23 At Home Date Night Ideas for Parents – Plus How to Pull Off Date Night in a Minivan

Everywhere I look there are Kids, Kids, Kids... Preschooler to dad: What's a date night? Dad to Kid: It's what ...
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Working From Home with Kids is in Our Wheelhouse. These Tips Can Help You Work Remotely

The Realities of Working from Home — With Kids Stock photos showing a smiling, peaceful mom working at a laptop, ...
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Your Ultimate Spring Break Lansing Staycation – FREE Ideas, Camps, Getaways!

Planning a staycation or want to stick close by Lansing for Spring Break this year? We've got you covered with ...
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Why You’ll Love Visiting the MSU Broad Art Museum With Kids

The MSU Broad Art Museum not only welcomes kids but plans for them - You'll fall in love with the ...
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Play Your Heart Out at DEFY (Formerly District 5): 11 Reasons to Go Now

My kids LOVE DEFY, and I do too - read on to find out why you'll find my family there ...
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Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Shacks for the Lansing Area

Maple Syrup Events are a Sure Sign Spring is Coming Tapping the trees for maple syrup is a time-honored tradition ...
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5 Ways To Take The Michigan State Capitol Self-Guided Tour

You don't have to wait for a field trip to tour the Michigan State Capitol Building. Take a self-guided tour ...
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34 Kids Play Places – Indoor Play for Lansing Families

Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kids play places and options of all ...
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The Big List of Lansing Preschools + Open Houses and Key Terms to Help Choose 2020

It's here - The exciting start of your kids's academic career! Did you know we have 150+ preschool choices in ...
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Where to Find Daddy Daughter + Mother Son and Daughter Dances in Lansing 2020

Dance the night away with your little sweethearts. Find places in the Lansing area hosting a Daddy Daughter and Mother ...
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150+ Things to Do in Lansing – Ultimate Year Round Guide

The days of saying "there's nothing to do" are behind us! With over 150 things to do from playing to ...
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The Best Tubing and Sledding Hills Around Lansing, Plus Fun Tips You May Not Know

The Best Tubing and Sledding Hills Around Lansing, Plus Fun Tips You May Not Know

Lansing has a plethora of sledding hills, read on to find out where + tips you may not know ...
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Belle Isle – One of Michigan’s Best Kept Secrets is an Island off Detroit Shores

Belle Isle is a great day trip. Plan ahead with the map and 10 must-sees for your next visit to ...
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Top Toddler Activities & Play Places Around Lansing

Getting out with toddlers can be a challenge but not when the places you're going are geared to them specifically! ...
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Potter Park Zoo has 21 Reasons You’ll Want to Visit Year-Round

Potter Park Zoo is a Year-Round Exploration Destination. Read 21 reasons why you'll want to visit during Winter, Spring, Summer, ...
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7 Song-Inspired Winter Break Activity Ideas for Lansing Families

Staying home for winter break? Try These 7 song-inspired activity ideas like Treat Trails, outdoor and indoor fun, and day ...
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25 Reasons Winter is Worth Getting Outdoors for in Lansing

Let's enjoy the cold season with these ideas to keep us busy and bonding all winter long! ...
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Connect With Other Moms in These Parenting Groups Around Greater Lansing

Meet new friends, connect with people who understand the season of life you're going through all while your kids meet ...
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The Nutcracker, Christmas Events, Reindeer Visits, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!

Find Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Parades, Santa Finder, and more! Read on for all things Holiday ...
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Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Santa Parades + More Holiday Fun!

Plan a trip to see Santa with our Santa Finder in the Lansing and surrounding areas. Visits, photos, parades and ...
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34 Birthday Party Planning Ideas around Lansing – Epic Birthday Fun for All Ages

Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday - Party Planning for Parents in Lansing I've been party planning and event ...
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Halloween Trick or Treating Times around Lansing 2019

Dressing up? Handing out candy? Find Trick or Treat times for your city in our list of Trick or Treat ...
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Kids Eat Free (or under $5) at Lansing Restaurants all Week!

Kids Eat Free (or close to it) all week in Lansing! Use our list to find out where all of ...
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How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids + REO Town and Old Town

Spending the Day in Downtown Lansing is Educational and Fun I constantly get asked "are there things to do in ...
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Batter Up! 9 Tips for Enjoying a Lansing Lugnuts Game with Kids

Make Family Memories with the Lansing Lugnuts It took us six months, but my sister and I finally gave our ...
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20+ Fantastic Family Activities for 4th of July Weekend + Where to See Lansing Fireworks - 2020

20+ Fantastic Family Activities for 4th of July Weekend + Where to See Lansing Fireworks – 2020

Fourth of July Looks Different this Year In a typical year, local towns would be in the final stages of ...
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Lansing's "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" - Insider's Guide for families with Kids

Lansing’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” – Insider’s Guide for families with Kids

A Parent's Guide to Lansing's "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" We rock, Lansing! Prepping for our families day ...
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Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Bring Imagination to Life

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discover Center &  SEA LIFE Aquarium is Epically Interactive When our kids heard ...
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Family-Friendly Breweries: 10 for You to Try Around Lansing

Kids Allowed: 10 Breweries That Aren't Just For Adults When we think brewery we don't usually think kids. However, some ...
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Kid-Friendly Nature Centers + Events List for Mid-Michigan and Lansing Families

Nature Centers You'll Want to Visit in Mid Michigan With Your Family Step into fresh air and explore Lansing's natural ...
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It’s time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free Programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo

A Parent's Guide to Kids Bowl Free in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo Would you like your kids to exercise ...
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7 Reasons Springz + Zap Zone is Superb For Families With Young Kids

Can I Take My Toddler to a Trampoline Park? I was very hesitant to try a trampoline park in our ...
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Get Crafty, Lansing! Here’s your List of Arts + Crafts Events for Families

Explore, Create, Build, and Have Fun! We've got the perfect antidote for too much screen time - get crafty! Happily, ...
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Moms Night Out: 37 Things to Do on a Girls Night in Lansing

Get out Mommas - You Deserve it! 37 Ideas for Moms Night Out Moms night out?  Yes please! Between meal ...
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New to the area? Here’s Where to Start in Greater Lansing

Moving to Lansing and Don't Know Where to Start? Let us help! Did you just move to Lansing, need to ...
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Halloween Events and Spooky Family Fun Across Lansing

Halloween is fun in Lansing: find all you need to have a great Halloween with your family this year! Parties, ...
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Michigan History Museum – Know Before You Go

Michigan History Museum in Lansing Is Both Nostalgic and New When was the last time you visited the Michigan History ...
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Our Huge List of Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing

Sweet Spots Where Families Can Eat Outside on Patios in Lansing I finally get it - why my mom would ...
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Lansing Summer Bucket List – Things to Do this Summer in Greater Lansing with Kids

Lansing Summer Plans? We’ve Got You Covered. There are so many ways to make a Lansing summer memorable. Enjoy a ...
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Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

A Parent's Guide to Impression 5 Science Center I have fond memories of I5's big mouth sculpture from my childhood ...
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May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of May? The warm and summer months are ...
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