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1411, 2019

34 Birthday Party Planning Ideas around Lansing – Epic Birthday Fun for All Ages

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday - Party Planning for Parents in Lansing I've been party planning and event planning for years and it's SO MUCH FUN for me. Your local party organizing nerd - that's me! Birthdays, fundraisers, you name it - I love it. But, this year my son's birthday party plans ended up a complete disaster - so I thought. It was the end of [...]

511, 2019

Don’t Judge A Library By Its Cover – At CADL (Capital Area District Libraries), There’s SO MUCH MORE INSIDE!

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: City of Lansing, Communities, Free, Greater East (East Lansing, Haslett, Williamston, Okemos, Howell), Greater North (Bath, Laingsburg, Dewitt, St. Johns, Owosso), Greater South (Holt, Mason, Leslie, Jackson, Albion), Greater West (Charlotte, Potterville, Grand Ledge, Wacousta, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Portland), Kids, Latest News, PLAY, THINGS TO DO|

CADL Teaches, Entertains, and Enriches Both Kids and Adults of All Ages I don’t know how I would have survived stay-at-home parenting without the Capital Area District Libraries (CADL). When my kids were little, CADL storytimes were the promise of a weekly outing, a happy child, and an hour of adult interaction and camaraderie. As a new mom in a new town, it was a great place to meet [...]

2410, 2019

Halloween Trick or Treating Times around Lansing 2019

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Dressing up? Handing out candy? Find Trick or Treat times for your city in our list of Trick or Treat times throughout Lansing and Beyond.

2310, 2019

LEGOLAND Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Aquarium Coupons

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

40% off tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Two amazing family-fun destinations are right here in Michigan - both at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Ticket Deal 40% off General Admission for Lansing Family Fun readers “Dive” into SEA LIFE, the state’s largest aquarium with more than 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green [...]

910, 2019

Kids Eat Free (or under $5) at Lansing Restaurants all Week!

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Kids Eat Free (or close to it) all week in Lansing! Use our list to find out where all of these yummy options are happening each day.

2609, 2019

Lansing’s Mural Crawl: Use Our Map and List to Find Street Art and Iconic Photo Stops

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Go on a Mural Crawl through Lansing to find the best spots to take in all the beauty plus some awesome photos while you're at it!

2409, 2019

Meet Firefighters, Climb on Firetrucks, Win Prizes + More at Local Fire Safety Events in October

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Fall Things to Do, Free, THINGS TO DO|

October is National Fire Prevention Month Help your kids learn fire safety at one of these community events coming up in October. Fire station open houses, hands-on demonstrations and live training, refreshments and prizes are all on tap this year. You can even watch live burn demos at some locations. No matter where you end up, these events provide a great opportunity to meet the helpers serving our community and [...]

1809, 2019

Pumpkin Patches – U Pick Pumpkins and Mazes at the Best Places in Lansing

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Pumpkin U Pick and Maze Running Through Greater Lansing Pumpkin picking is a right of passage into the Fall season in Michigan. It's our way of telling ourselves, "It's ok, the weather getting colder is fun, remember?" True confession: I get a little blue each September when the warm weather starts to taper. The saving grace is that it's pumpkin carving and eating season - keeping the good times [...]

1209, 2019

Drive 40 miles of Donut Heaven on our Mid-Michigan Donut Trail

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Delicious Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater Lansing Cider + Donuts = great start to the best Fall vibes. There's something about Cider and Donuts that set the mood for a great Fall day with the kids or friends. Do you have a special place you go with your family for this delicious combo? We're so lucky in Greater Lansing. We have a great downtown/city area and at the [...]

509, 2019

Hawk Island County Park is A Local Favorite in All Seasons + 9 Tips for your Next Visit

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Bring Kids of All Ages to Hawk Island As a mom play-dating at parks in the Lansing area for over a decade, I can pinkie-promise that if you head over to Hawk Island kids of any age - and at any time of year - will have a blast! It can be a challenge to find a park that caters to everyone, but this one seriously has it ALL  [...]

2908, 2019

Below the Stacks Mural Festival is Poised to Transform Lansing. Here’s What You Need to Know + How to Get Involved.

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Watch Lansing Transform in 7 Days During Below the Stacks Has the Below the Stacks buzz reached you yet? If not, it's only a matter of time before you'll start to see 8 sites around Lansing transform in one week's time by artists from around the world + a few from right here in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Below the Stacks All of the Above Hip Hop Academy and [...]

2208, 2019

7 Game-Changing Tips for a Fantastic Tailgate Experience With Kids

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Cooler Weather Means Football and Tailgating Parties I love that fall is just around the corner: the changing leaves, the smell of bonfires in the air, back-to-school sales, cooler temperatures (but none of that white stuff) and, of course, football games. What’s more fun than attending a home game of your favorite team? Tailgating! Like everything else, tailgating with kids means you'll have some extra packing and planning. Never fear! [...]

2208, 2019

33 Ideas for your Family’s Fall Bucket List: Festivals, Events and More!

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

33 Fall Things to Do Near You - Family Events and Ideas in Lansing + Beyond Don't want summer to end? Either do we! That's why I love making these seasonal lists. Fun bucket lists help to remind us why we love Michigan and its many seasons. There are so many things to do this Fall in Lansing that I'll bet we won't think about Summer again until about [...]

1508, 2019

Where You’ll Find Back to School Backpack Giveaways, FREE Haircuts, and more in Lansing!

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Free, Free Guide, Kids, Latest News, Parent Info|

Get the Inside Scoop On Back To School Prep in Lansing We asked parents in our LFF community to help with Back To School fun - Greater Lansing area, this post is for FROM and FOR you! We're thrilled to share this list we've compiled with your help making back-to-school planning a little easier this year. Read on for where to find Backpack giveaways, FREE or affordable haircuts, events, [...]

808, 2019

Farmers Markets and Local Produce In and Around the Lansing Area

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Fresh Local Produce Abounds at Farmers Markets In the Lansing Area When people ask what type of a city Lansing is it's interesting to describe that no matter where you live in our radius, you're within 2-5 miles of farmland. It's no surpise to find there are over 12 farmers markets in our area and so many local produce farmers throughout our city. These hardcore passionate growers and artisans [...]

108, 2019

National Night Out Coming to a Neighborhood Near You – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Free, THINGS TO DO|

National Night Out Coming to Your Local Community National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. This event is a collaborative initiative involving numerous local businesses and nonprofits who have come together to celebrate the community. 5+ Local Communities are Participating, including Holt, East Lansing, and St. Johns The event at East [...]

108, 2019

Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in the Lansing

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is a Trustworthy Choice for Lansing Families Hey, moms and dads out there - you guys are amazing! You work so hard to keep those awesome kids of yours healthy, safe, and thriving. Having these wonderful kids can make it really hard to send them to childcare or preschool. The thought of leaving my little babies with someone else terrified me - until [...]

3007, 2019

How you can Easily Raise Money for Your Favorite Non-Profit in Michigan

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Spartan Nash's "Our Family" Makes Giving Back as Easy as Buying Groceries “What would you say about yourself if you were your own best friend?” I was recently asked. “She has good intentions,” I responded. My mom friends chuckled. I think we can all relate as parents. We set out with the best intentions to feed our kids good food, put them in clean clothes, and keep our [...]

2607, 2019

Ludington: Family-Friendly Town with a Big Personality

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Reviews, Travel, Trips|

Find an Exquisite Slice of Michigan in Ludington A few years ago, our family had a pit stop stay in Ludington and I remember thinking at the time – we need to return for a true visit and exploration of this charming town. We barely had time to scratch the surface of what this town had to offer. And, I’m slightly embarrassed to admit we never even made it [...]

2507, 2019

How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids + REO Town and Old Town

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Spending the Day in Downtown Lansing is Educational and Fun I constantly get asked "are there things to do in Downtown Lansing with kids?" I love that I get to answer a big - YES! I didn't always have this answer though.  Fun options were endless in metro cities for us - BC (before children). Now, in AD (after delivery) what we so freely did before my two boys [...]

1807, 2019

Batter Up! 9 Tips for Enjoying a Lansing Lugnuts Game with Kids

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Deal for Families, Guides, Latest News, Outdoor Play, Reviews, THINGS TO DO|

Make Family Memories with the Lansing Lugnuts It took us six months, but my sister and I finally gave our dad his Christmas gift: spending an afternoon together at a Lugnuts game. I admit that I wasn't sure how much fun I would have because sports aren't really my thing, but I had a blast! We had amazing seats right behind home plate so we didn't miss a moment [...]

1807, 2019

Ice Cream Shops & AC – Beat the Heat with these Cool Places Around Lansing

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream/Cold Treats and Air Conditioning in Lansing When it comes to cooling off on a hot summer day I usually choose swimming while my sons and hubby usually choose parks. But - if there's one thing we all agree on it's saying yes to tasty ice cream and playing in air conditioning together. It feels so refreshing to get out of the baking [...]

3006, 2019

I had no Idea Petoskey was Such a Family Friendly Vacation Destination

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Travel, Travel Michigan|

Petoskey Delivers Big on Fresh Air and Family-Friendly Fun The first time I visited the Petoskey area was pre-kids for a work trip. I stayed in a fancy hotel and ate at fancy places and stopped in fancy shops. So when I was asked to write about visiting with kids, I wasn’t sure what there were even things for kids to do in Petoskey. If You Thought the “Tip of [...]

2606, 2019

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events Around Lansing – 2019

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Fourth of July Events, Fireworks, Parades and More! Family-Friendly Independance Day Events in Greater Lansing We're gearing up for another tremendous 4th of July in the Greater Lansing area, friends. Are you stocked up on sparklers, pop-its, bottle rockets, and planning for a great Independance Day with the Family!? Fun places to view the fireworks, activities, family-friendly events, and more are all compiled here. After all, Fourth of July, [...]

1906, 2019

U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Let's Get Picky - Where Families Can Pick Fruit in the Lansing Area Fruit picking is a highlight during Michigan summers. The warm breezy air, strolls through the farms, and hands-on do-it-yourself picking plus the satisfaction of eating what you worked for are all reasons to get to a U Pick farm for blueberries, apples, and more! A huge "Thank You" and shout out to all of the farms [...]

1906, 2019

101 Lansing Date Night Ideas

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Date Night, Guides|

101 Fun and Creative Date Night Ideas in The Greater Lansing Area If you’re in a relationship, we all have the common goal of cultivating and keeping that spark alive. Sometimes keeping those date nights unique can be tough. In part because of wanting something new to do and other times because we are wanting to stay within our budgets. Afterall we still have to pay the babysitter, right? [...]

1306, 2019

Concerts and Movies in the Park this Summer in Lansing – 2019

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Concerts and Movies in the Park - Lansing's Guide to Park Entertainment this Summer What's better than a park, a movie, or a concert?! Movies IN the park and Concerts IN the park, of course! From, north to south, east to west, the Lansing area is packed full of outdoor entertainment to pick from this season. Use this guide to find when and where there will be a spot [...]

506, 2019

LFF Summer Fun Hub – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 2019

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Calendar, Date Night, Free, Free Guide, General, Guides, Latest News, Park, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

How To Spend an Awesome Summer in the Capital City Can I tell you one of Lansing's best-kept secrets? There's a way to have an unforgettable summer right here in our city! Don't get me wrong, the annual "Michigander right-of-passage" summer trips are planned in our household -  beach days, the beloved "up-north" adventures, camping, etc. What I'm talking about are those summer days you'll be home with [...]

3105, 2019

9 Outdoor Game Ideas Made Fun with Backyard Fun Zone

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Kids, Outdoor Play, PLAY, summer fun, THINGS TO DO|

Outdoor Summer Fun + Banish Boredom with Backyard Fun Zone Looking for ways to amp up the fun with these energy-elevating games on a trampoline, swing set, or basketball hoop? Backyard Fun Zone is here to help, with interactive games the entire family can play that are fun for all ages! A video is below so you can see the games in action. These are sure to get the [...]

2905, 2019

29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, and Splash Pads Galore Around Lansing and Beyond

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Where Kids Can Splash Around Lansing: Outdoor Water Parks, Splash Pads, and Beaches "It's the most wonderful time of the year" and I'm not talking about Santa - nope - it's outdoor water park, lake, beach and splash pad season! Each year, as soon as this time hits I geek-out turning into a kid overrun with excitement for water-play trips with the family. Anyone else play mermaid or tea [...]

2605, 2019

Six Michigan Drive-In Theaters to put on Your Summer Bucket List

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: Place, Reviews, Summer, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |

Drive-In Theaters are a Michigan Summer Treat The drive-in movie is still alive in Michigan - and a ton of fun for kids and adults alike. It's good to know a few tips to make the most of your time out, though, because there are some things that make a night out at the drive-in much different than your typical cinema. We've found area drive-ins for your next summer adventure, [...]

2305, 2019

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Cute Mugs, Coffee, a Gift Card and more! 3 winners!

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

This giveaway brought to you by BIGGBY® COFFEE This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Nicole, Lindsey, and Rebecca! WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Filled with Coffee, Gift Cards, Mugs, and More! We're in the home stretch, y'all! Summer break is days away and teacher gifts are on our minds. Great news - BIGGBY is ready and stocked for great teacher presents like coffee, mugs, gift baskets, and more to [...]

2105, 2019

So We’re Thinking About Buying a Trampoline…

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Parent Info|

A Trampoline? I'll Never Get a Trampoline! This article made possible by Backyard Fun Zone. All opinions are my own. A few years ago I asked my Facebook friends an innocent question about trampoline storage in the winter. They fired back with all of the reasons I should not get a trampoline. So, I put the thought aside. But, we've been circling back to that thought - wondering more about [...]

1605, 2019

WIN! ($172 value) Family Passes to Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium!

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

This giveaway brought to you by Peppa Pig World of Play, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium. This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Danielle! WIN! A Day of Family Fun at Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Summer break is almost upon us! It's time to make our plans for exciting [...]

1505, 2019

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

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

A Parent's Guide to Lansing's "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" We rock, Lansing! Prepping for our families day out at Be a Tourist in Your Own Town (BATYOT) I couldn't help but be so proud of Lansing. Look at what we've done together - most of the places participating are local businesses. Local residents have created and local residents have supported this growing event. Date: June 1, [...]

905, 2019

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Bring Imagination to Life

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Birthday Parties, Deal for Families, General, Guides, Latest News, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discover Center &  SEA LIFE Aquarium is Epically Interactive When our kids heard they were headed to Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auburn Hills all in one day I should have had the camera ready. The squeals were abundant and the anticipation was high. If you've been wanting to hear more about Peppa [...]

605, 2019

Smart Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Trampoline

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Deal for Families, Gift Ideas|

It’s Time to Get Your Backyard Ready For Summer Last summer we bought our kids a trampoline. It wasn’t a purchase we took lightly. My husband did lots of online research and chatted with neighbors and friends that have them. In the end we decided to go for it. One summer in and it’s a decision that I’m so glad we made. My kids spend hours jumping. I [...]

205, 2019

Family-Friendly Breweries: 10 for You to Try Around Lansing

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Deal for Families, General, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Kids Allowed: 10 Breweries That Aren't Just For Adults When we think brewery we don't usually think kids. However, some breweries in Lansing make it really easy to get out for the night with kids when it's not a date night or moms night out. Art supplies, games, and yummy food make for a great combo as far as kid approval goes. Bonus - our TOP 10 picks have [...]

2404, 2019

47 Free or Affordable Fun Ideas to do with Kids in Greater Lansing

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Lansing Has Many FREE or Affordable Ideas for Families Great news! Lansing has many FREE or affordable things to do! Living out these "adulting" or parenting phases it seems like all we do is pay for something. Bills, food, fun, doctor appointments, and the list goes on. Sometimes, it’s nice to have some fun that doesn’t cost money once in a while. We are in luck - Lansing has [...]

1804, 2019

Lansing’s Best Parks and Playgrounds: Hidden Gems, Most Popular + Use our Map!

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Guides|

47 Parks to Choose From in Greater Lansing Our Lansing Family Fun team has picked 47 must-visit epic parks in our area that we know your family will love. They've been tested and proved, then visited over and over again by popular demand. You know the type - where the minute your kids get in the car to leave they are knocked or worn out from all the playing. [...]

1104, 2019

Kid-Friendly Nature Centers + Events List for Mid-Michigan and Lansing Families

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Free, Guides, Latest News, Park, THINGS TO DO|

Nature Centers You'll Want to Visit in Mid Michigan With Your Family Step into fresh air and explore Lansing's natural side at Woldumar Nature Center, Fenner Nature Center, Harris Nature Center, Howell Nature Center and more. These nature centers are more than meets the eye and have so much family fun to offer YEAR ROUND! Each nature center has events, camps and workshops, learning and visitor centers, trails, play [...]

2903, 2019

Where to find Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Visits + Events for Lansing Kids

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: SEASONAL, Spring, Spring Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Visits Coming Up for Lansing Area Hello, springtime! It's refreshing to see signs of life here again in Mid-Michigan. And one of the most exciting for kids? Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Visits. If you're looking for an egg hunt near you, an Easter-themed craft, or a place to eat Easter Brunch, you're in the right place if you live in or near [...]

2803, 2019

WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200!

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, win|

This giveaway brought to you by Impression 5 Science Center This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Katie! WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200! We love Impression 5 Science Center. In fact, we love it so much we wrote an article about this great place that helps put Lansing on the map. Plus, all of [...]

2603, 2019

MSU Science Festival – FREE Nonstop Fun + Learning for the Whole Family

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Free, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

MSU Science Festival is so Big it's Hard to Comprehend! Sure, the 2019 MSU Science Festival is a free celebration of science that takes place April 5-20th... but with events all day long, all across Michigan, it's hard to know where to start. We're going to do our best to break down the event highlights and then send you over to to learn more! [...]

2203, 2019

It’s time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free Programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Free, Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides|

A Parent's Guide to Kids Bowl Free in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo Would you like your kids to exercise and burn calories during the Summer? Fun fact: playing two-three games of bowling can burn 300 - 500 calories and the Kids Bowl Free Program can help your kids excersise all summer long - FOR FREE. Kids Bowl Free is gearing up for their 2019 season and families around [...]

2003, 2019

Huge 2019 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2019 Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means - Summer Camp research season is here! It can be hard to keep them all straight with so many tabs open while we mill through the details. There are themes, multiple locations, overnight and day camps, scholarships available and the list goes on. To help make it easier [...]

1303, 2019

Winning Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Families

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

Lansing Spring Break Fun Made Easy Are you sticking around the Lansing area for this Spring Break? If you’re looking for fun ideas your kids will love during Spring Break or outings great for the whole family, we’ve got you covered. Exciting Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Area Families Staying close to home doesn’t mean you can’t do something exciting for Spring Break! There [...]

803, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Events for Families around Lansing

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, SEASONAL, Spring, THINGS TO DO|

Turn Over Good Luck at One of these Family-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Events You don't have to be Irish to chase St. Patrick's Day fun in Lansing! Make themed artwork as a family at Art Unlimited, Catch a Leprechaun Storytime, or stop by a St. Patrick's Day celebration or parade - there are a lot of options for your family in greater Lansing. Most events are happening on Saturday, [...]

103, 2019

Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Shacks for the Lansing Area

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Guides, Spring Guides|

Maple Syrup Events are a Sure Sign Spring is Coming Tapping the trees for maple syrup is a time-honored tradition in many areas, and a great sign that warmer weather is on its way. We've got a great roundup of all thing maple for you and your family to explore around Mid-Michigan this spring. Watch syrup being made, eat all of the pancakes, and just enjoy nature. Many events [...]

2802, 2019

5 Ways To Take The Michigan State Capitol Self-Guided Tour

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Don't Wait for a Field Trip to Explore the Michigan State Capitol Building When was the last time you toured The Michigan State Capitol Building? I asked myself this question and realized that my most recent visit was during a time I barely remember. Since I've added this fun tour to many of our guides it seemed about time to venture back to the Capitol [...]

2102, 2019

7 Reasons Springz + Zap Zone is Superb For Families With Young Kids

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

Can I Take My Toddler to a Trampoline Park? I was very hesitant to try a trampoline park in our area, especially when both of my kids were considered toddlers. Most stories I heard about jumping parks were about grown men dunking on each other and slamming into the walls etc. Good news - it turned out that's NOT the case at Springz. After attending a birthday party at [...]

1802, 2019

Get Crafty, Lansing! Here’s your List of Arts + Crafts Events for Families

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Explore, Create, Build, and Have Fun! We've got the perfect antidote for too much screen time - get crafty! Happily, you've got lots of options when it comes to creative exploration in the Lansing area. Not all of us were born with a dominant Pinterest gene. I know, most of my creations look like Nailed It came to life in my house. That's why I'm grateful when other people [...]

602, 2019

The Big List of Lansing Preschools

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News|

This information is updated for the 2019-20 preschool year. PRESCHOOLS for Lansing Kids It's here - the exciting yet, potentially emotional start to your new student's academic career!  Did you know that we have 150+ preschools to choose from in the Greater Lansing area? From enrollment deadlines to choices between standard, magnet, Montessori, language immersion, culinary, free and tuition based, + more - it can seem hard [...]

3001, 2019

List of Valentine’s Day Events in Lansing with Kids

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Spend Valentine's Day with your Kids in Lansing LOVE is in the air...or is it the smell of chocolate & roses? That's right, it's Valentines' Day season, Lansing. Are you ready to spread the love?! If you're looking for something fun to do with your little cuties this Valentine's Day, you've come to the right place.  Read on to find our big list of sweet event options in Lansing. [...]

3001, 2019

Lansing’s Daddy-Daughter + Mommy-Son and Daughter Dances 2019

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Lansing's Daddy-Daughter & Mommy-Son and Daughter Dances 2019 Lansing, you are cordially invited to dance the night away with your darlings at the many daddy-daughter & mother-son and daughter dances this season. Spend a precious night out with your son or daughter giving them a night to remember forever. It's one of the the sweetest things to see a daughter look up at [...]

2401, 2019

100+ Things to Do in Lansing – Ultimate Year Round Guide

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Things to Do in Lansing - LFF's Ultimate Year Round Guide There are so many things to do in Lansing - YEAR ROUND! The days of not knowing what to do on any given night are over - thanks to the amazing businesses, foundations, and community events around our city. Rain or shine, warm or cold, we've got some fun ideas for your family. Read on to find things [...]

1701, 2019

Moms Night Out: 37 Things to Do on a Girls Night in Lansing

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Get out Mommas - You Deserve it! 37 Ideas for Moms Night Out Moms night out?  Yes please! Between meal prep, laundry, school drop offs, working, bath time, sleep routines, YOU NAME IT - we are all holding it down for our families. So, I've compiled all of my favorites moms night out spots from our date night guide plus a little extra just for us! Call me your [...]

1001, 2019

21 Reasons to Visit Potter Park Zoo Year Round

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Potter Park Zoo is Fun to Visit In Every Season Potter Park Zoo is a rare gem of wildlife in the heart of Lansing. Famlies love to visit during all four seasons and we've got 21 reasons why. You can have a slumber party, become a zookeeper for a day, feed some animals, and so much more! Read on to find out why we think Potter Park Zoo is [...]

301, 2019

New to the area? Here’s Where to Start in Greater Lansing

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Moving to Lansing and Don't Know Where to Start? Let us help! Did you just move to Lansing, need to get your bearings, and looking for things to do with your kids? We totally get it. Most of our team has lived other places at some point and know just how it feels to be the new kid on the block. Don't worry - we've got everything you need [...]

2012, 2018

New Year’s Eve Fun for Families around Lansing

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

New Year’s Eve Fun for Families Let's keep the kids up late to ring in the new year, right? Ha! If you're lucky enough to have a baby sitter for New Year's Eve, good job! For the rest of us, tucking the kids in at a reasonable hour and enjoying a few moments with another grown up is a welcome treat. Whether you stay up until midnight or throw [...]

1312, 2018

Lansing’s Ultimate Outdoor Winter Fun Guide

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

29 Outdoor Winter Fun Ideas for Greater Lansing Families Hat - Check. Coat - check. Gloves - check. Fun - CHECK! There's so much to do outdoors with kids during the winter in Michigan and we've got more than 29 things right here in Lansing! I spent many winters in Lansing planning to move away because I couldn't stand the winter. Finally, I decided to stop fighting and see [...]

1312, 2018

WIN! a $75 Date Night to MP Social in Downtown Lansing

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, win|

This giveaway brought to you by Gillespie Group's MP Social at Marketplace This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Angela! WIN! a $75 Date Night to MP Social in Downtown Lansing We know Lansing loves date night because our 101 Lansing Date Night Ideas article is one that regularly gets a ton of traffic. So, we're super excited to highlight one of these date night spots: MP Social. [...]

2911, 2018

Lansing’s Holiday Guide: Christmas Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO, Winter Guides|

Find Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Parades, Santa Finder, and more! Read on for all things Holiday and Christmas in the Lansing area.

2111, 2018

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Delicious Coffee, Mugs, and More!

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

This giveaway brought to you by BIGGBY® COFFEE This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Audrey, Sandra, and Ashley! WIN! Biggby Baskets Filled with Coffee, Gift Cards, Mugs, and More! Did holiday season sneak up on you like it did for me this year?! Never fear - BIGGBY is here! BIGGBY MID-MI is giving THREE lucky winners a gift basket filled with amazing gift options: gift cards, coffee beans, [...]

410, 2018

Halloween Events and Spooky Family Fun Across Lansing

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Halloween is fun in Lansing: find all you need to have a great Halloween with your family this year! Parties, Trunk or Treat, Trick or Treating, and more!

2009, 2018

Greater Lansing River Trails and Paths – Fun Family Routes Through the City

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Lansing River Trails Connect Greater Lansing in a Fun and Beautiful Way Do you remember the books - Choose Your Own Adventure? Their you-choose-the-journey chapters kept me reading again and again with another ending each time. The Lansing River Trails, and Greater Lansing Trails remind me of those books. Our multiple Lansing Trail options of paved wonder give us Lansing folks endless paths to discover and I can't wait [...]

1209, 2018

Michigan History Museum – Know Before You Go

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Michigan History Museum in Lansing Is Both Nostalgic and New When was the last time you visited the Michigan History Center Museum or Library? I had around a 25 year gap since visiting the beautiful Downtown Lansing building again. Now that I have kids of my own, the History Center is one of our go-to spots in Lansing. Although the History museum is reminiscent of my childhood memories, it's [...]

908, 2018

Parenting Groups Around Greater Lansing Michigan

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Mom Groups, Dad Groups, Play Meet Ups - Find Friends and Support in Lansing The rumors are true and the verdict is in - parenting is hard. The good news is that in mom groups we start to realize that we are not alone and there are others out there going through things JUST.LIKE.US. Find Friends, fun, and support in your community with this list of mom groups and dad [...]

808, 2018

WIN! A John Ball Zoo Fun Pack – Includes the Bird Show, Zip Line, and Ropes Course

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: win|

  This giveaway brought to you by John Ball Zoo. 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI Facebook | Website | (616) 336-4300 This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Beth! WIN! A Variety of Passes for a Day of Adventure at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids Most of the time we go to the zoo just to see the animals, but did you know that John Ball Zoo [...]

1406, 2018

Our Huge List of Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Sweet Spots Where Families Can Eat Outside on Patios in Lansing I finally get it - why my mom would make us play outside until the very last second every day. Now that I'm a mom and going through Michigan seasons, once Summer hits, being and playing outside is a huge priority. We want to soaking up as much natural vitamin D as possible. Especially after such a long winter. [...]

3105, 2018

Summer Bucket List – Things to Do this Summer in Greater Lansing with Kids

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Plans for the Summer? We’ve Got You Covered While You’re in Lansing Every year our family has big plans and trips we feel make summer, well - summer. This year, I want to add another layer of fun to the days we are sticking around town. We are going to try checking off as many fun things on this list as we can during the summer break months. Read [...]

2405, 2018

June Calendar – Fun Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Latest News, Park, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of June? It's finally here - summer fun has begun. Check in every day if you're a spur of the moment type of person. Plan ahead if you're a person who plans each day to a T. Either way, we're here for you during the month of June, Lansing families. We add events often as things pop [...]

2604, 2018

Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

A Parent's Guide to Impression 5 Science Center I have fond memories of I5's big mouth sculpture from my childhood and now it's so cool that my own kids are making the same memories. I'll be honest with you, though. I5 surprised me as an adult. I had no idea that I personally would have great experiences - just like I did in my youth. So, what [...]

1904, 2018

May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of May? The warm and summer months are upon us...finally, and we all know what that means. We are going to pack as much fun in as we can. We will soak up those beautiful rays of sunshine and live it up until it's time to head back to playing indoors or getting on our snow gear. [...]

2403, 2018

Where Lansing Families Can Play Outside – The Lansing Family Fun Guide to Outdoor Play

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Outdoor Play and Ideas to do with Kids in Lansing I get questioned a lot from people out of state, “What do you do there?” “Isn’t it too cold to go outside much?” “It is so hot in the summer right?” I love responding to these questions because outdoor fun is what lots of Michiganders enjoy most! Every Season has its wonder and as Michiganders we love to innovate [...]

2403, 2018

34 Kids Play Places – Indoor Play for Lansing Families

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

Indoor Kids Play Places for Lansing Families Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kids play places and options of all sorts. Some of these places I’ve been going to since I was a kid and others are new ideas that have blown up all over the country. Play comes in many forms - from chill to bouncing off of the walls. These [...]


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