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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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Ice Cream Shops In Lansing: 39+ Cool Treat Spots with Map

Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Lansing Michigan summers and ice cream on a patio ...
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Our Huge List of Patio Seating and Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing

Our Huge List of Patio Seating and 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 2022’s Mega Summer Camp Guide: Sports, Nature, STEAM, Art Camps + More in Mid-Michigan

Find Lansing area summer camps with our guide! From sports to nature or STEAM-themed, there is something for every family ...
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Kids Bowl Free is Back for 2022! Here’s How it Works in Mid Michigan

Kids Bowl Free is Back for 2022! Here’s How it Works in Mid Michigan

Kids Bowl Free is back in Mid Michigan in 2022! Read about how to participate in this fun program, where ...
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Lansing’s Best Parks and Playgrounds: 47 Hidden Gems, Most Popular + Use our Map!

We've got the scoop on 47 parks in the greater Lansing area. Find the best parks and playgrounds to spend ...
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Why Families Love Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

Families love Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. Plan your next visit using our insider tips ...
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Spend Spring Break in Lansing: 21 Legit Exciting Adventures!

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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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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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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Where to See Santa: Pictures with Santa, Parades, Events, and more! 2021

Plan a trip to see Santa with our Santa Finder in the Lansing and surrounding areas. Visits, photos, parades and ...
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Holiday + Christmas Events: Reindeer Visits, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More! 2021

Find Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Parades, Santa Finder, and more! Read on for all things Holiday ...
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Cut Your Own Real Christmas Trees + Locations Where You’ll Find FREE Hot Chocolate, Santa, Reindeer, and more!

Looking for a Christams Tree Farm to make memories and Holiday traditions with your family? Read on to find places ...
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Halloween Events: When and Where in Greater Lansing 2021

Where to Find Halloween Events in Lansing 2021 Get those costumes ready, it's time for Halloween! In Greater Lansing, that ...
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2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Times & Candy Hacks for Greater Lansing Families

Dressing up? Handing out candy? Find Trick or Treat times for your city in our list of Trick or Treat ...
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Some of Michigan’s Best Corn Mazes are in the Greater Lansing Area!

4 Farms with Corn Mazes in Greater Lansing I have such great memories of running through corn mazes with my ...
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Pumpkin Patches: Where to find Pumpkin Picking Farms + Events in Greater Lansing

Fall means Pumpkin Picking Time is Here and We're Ready for it! Pumpkin picking at a pumpkin patch is a ...
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Fall Activities Guide: 31+ Things to Do this Fall in Lansing including Festivals, Events, Halloween, and more!

Fall Activities & Fun Ideas in Lansing + Beyond 2021 Changing of the leaves, brisk weather in the mornings with ...
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22+ Scrumptious Cider & Donuts Destinations = Lansing’s Donut Trail!

Where to Find Cider & Donuts in Greater Lansing Cider + Donuts = great start to the best Fall vibes ...
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15+ Lansing Trails: Paths to Walk, Bike, Hike, Roller Blade, Skate Board, and Enjoy

Lansing Trails Connect our Community in an Active and Beautiful Way One of the most socially distanced and beneficial activities ...
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Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in Lansing

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is a Trustworthy Choice for Lansing Families Hey, moms and dads out there - you guys ...
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The Michigan History Museum: Where Looking Back Meets the Present and Hope for the Future

Make the Michigan History Museum Your Next Adventure Michigan History Museum702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48915517-335-2573 Michigan History Museum ...
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Explore 5 Lansing Area Nature Centers to Discover Play Areas, Trails, Animals & More

Unique Outdoor Destinations for Families Step into the fresh air and explore Lansing's natural side at one of the area's ...
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43 Murals & Street Art Pieces + Map of Public Art aka Lansing’s Outdoor Museum

Go on a Mural Crawl through Lansing to find the best spots to take in all the beauty plus some ...
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19 Downtown Lansing Things to Do including Old Town Lansing & REO Town. Plus Where to Eat!

Unique Lansing Districts: Downtown Lansing, REO Town, & Old Town Lansing Welcome to Lansing, MI! Yes, Lansing is the state ...
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Summer Things to do – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 2021

Plan your Lansing Summer Things to Do Bucket List Welcome to your Lansing Summer Fun Hub! I pinched myself this ...
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U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches & More 2021

Let's Get Picky: Why We Love U Pick Fruit Farms U pick fruit picking is a highlight of a Michigan ...
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29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads, and Local Swimming Around Lansing and Beyond 2021

2021 Summer means Water Parks, Splash Pads, Pool, and Beach Season is here! Splash pad, pool, beach, and outdoor water ...
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Explore Mid-Michigan’s Best-Kept Secret: The Ledges at Fitzgerald Park, Lincoln Brick Park, & Oak Park in Grand Ledge, MI

Find The Ledges at Parks in Grand Ledge, MI Shhhhh...don't tell anyone but, we have the most tremendous parks & ...
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17 Reasons to Visit Potter Park Zoo All Year Long – Plus Tips for Your Visit!

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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Hawk Island Park: 11 Things to Do & Know About Lansing’s Favorite Park

Bring Kids of All Ages to Hawk Island Park Hawk Island Park1601 E Cavanaugh Road, Lansing MI 48910 As a ...
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The Big List of Lansing Preschools + Key Terms to Help Choose 2021

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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5+ Scrumptious Restaurants Offering New Year’s Eve To-Go Dinner 2020

Ring in the New Year with These Restaurants - in the Comfort of Your own Home Saying goodbye to 2020 ...
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Outdoor Winter Fun – Where Safety Meets Tending to Mental Health in Lansing 2020/21

Let's enjoy the cold season with these ideas to keep us busy and bonding all winter long! ...
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19+ Cozy Winter Outdoor Dining Options in Mid-Michigan

19+ Cozy Winter Outdoor Dining Options in Mid-Michigan

Want to Take Your Pod Out to Eat? Try Outdoor Dining Winter Style Yes - winter outdoor dining is a ...
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An Out of this World Experience at the Air Zoo for Families and Groups

Find Award-Winning Aviation in Your Backyard We love the Air Zoo. This Portage favorite offers the perfect getaway for enjoying ...
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Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Lansing: 33+ Places to Go

Kids Eat Free (or close to it) all week in Lansing! Use our list to find out where all of ...
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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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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 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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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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Working From Home with Kids is in Our Wheelhouse. These Tips Can Help You Work Remotely

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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

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34+ Kids Play Places – Indoor Playgrounds, Trampoline Parks, Arts and Crafts, & Fun Spots Listed

Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kids play places and options of all ...
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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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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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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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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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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 The spectrum of Birthday party planning ...
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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 2020 In a typical year, local towns would be in the final stages ...
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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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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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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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May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

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