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1109, 2021

Fall Activities Guide: 31+ Things to Do this Fall in Lansing including Festivals, Events, Halloween, and more!

By |September 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Free Guide, Guides, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Fall Activities & Fun Ideas in Lansing + Beyond 2021 Changing of the leaves, brisk weather in the mornings with cozy sweaters and warm apple cider - the transition into fall and fall activities helps remind us why we love Michigan's seasons. To quote Fraulein Maria in the 'Sound of Music,' "then I don't feel so bad" heading into the colder months. In fact, we can actually get excited about [...]

2608, 2021

22+ Scrumptious Cider & Donuts Destinations = Lansing’s Donut Trail!

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Where to Find Cider & Donuts in Greater Lansing Cider + Donuts = great start to the best Fall vibes. There's something about cider and donuts that set the fall mood. Do you have a special place you go with your family for this delicious combo? If so and it's not on this list, let us know! We have lots of yummy options right here in our own downtown/city area [...]

2608, 2021

15+ Lansing Trails: Paths to Walk, Bike, Hike, Roller Blade, Skate Board, and Enjoy

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: THINGS TO DO, breaking news, Free Guide, Guides, Outdoor Play|

Lansing Trails Connect our Community in an Active and Beautiful Way One of the most socially distanced and beneficial activities we've been able to do throughout the pandemic has been getting outside for walks, hikes, or bike rides on Lansing's trails and local paths. Even better is the fact that we have so many options to do so, giving us endless hours of year-round activity. Unique to our city though [...]

1908, 2021

Vote for Lansing’s Best Area Doctors & Win $200 to Horrocks!

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Health, Parent Info|

Help Us Find the Top Doctors & Win! Think Your Doc is #1? We’re looking for the best Doctors, Dentists, ENTs, and More in Mid Michigan If you’re like me, you love to give your opinion! This time, your opinion could help thousands of people in Greater Lansing. This year, we're starting the first annual guide to the Best Family Care Pros around Lansing using votes from the form below. Together, we'll find out the [...]

1508, 2021

Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in Lansing

By |August 15th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, 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. Part of that is choosing the best option for your family in childcare. So, why AppleTree & Gilden Woods? Having these wonderful kids can make it really hard to send them to childcare [...]

1108, 2021

Back to School Backpack Giveaways, FREE Supplies, and Events

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Free, Free Guide, Kids, Parent Info|

Back To School Prep in Lansing A few back-to-school events are happening this year. Find Backpack giveaways, supplies, and more. If you know of more events happening or you're holding a Back to School event, let us know by adding it here, we'll make sure it gets on the calendar and this list. Back To School Events in Lansing Have A Back-To-School Tip We Missed? Join the conversation [...]

508, 2021

The Michigan History Museum: Where Looking Back Meets the Present and Hope for the Future

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Free Guide, Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Make the Michigan History Museum Your Next Adventure Michigan History Museum702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48915517-335-2573 Michigan History Museum ReopensThe Michigan History Museum reopens to the public on August 6, 2021. Have you visited the Michigan History Center Museum or Library? The History Museum is reminiscent of my childhood memories and yet it's very much geared towards today's youth. The museum is almost fully hands-on and tells the story [...]

2907, 2021

Explore 5 Lansing Area Nature Centers to Discover Play Areas, Trails, Animals & More

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Free, Guides, Outdoor Play, Park, THINGS TO DO|

Unique Outdoor Destinations for Families Step into the fresh air and explore Lansing's natural side at one of the area's nature centers. When walking or hiking nature trails it can feel as if you're in another place and time. There's something magical about stepping outside of the hustle and bustle of paved roads, cell phones, cars, and other forms or transportation. Crickets, birds, fish, squirrels, you name it - the [...]

2507, 2021

National Night Out Coming to a Neighborhood Near You – Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: THINGS TO DO, breaking news, Free, Outdoor Play|

National Night Out Coming to Your Local Community National Night Out is back in 2021 and 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. Local Communities are Participating, including Holt, East Lansing, and St. Johns The [...]

2207, 2021

43 Murals & Street Art Pieces + Map of Public Art aka Lansing’s Outdoor Museum

By |July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Outdoor Fun for Families, Outdoor Play, 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!

1207, 2021

19 Downtown Lansing Things to Do including Old Town Lansing & REO Town. Plus Where to Eat!

By |July 12th, 2021|Categories: THINGS TO DO, breaking news, Fun Places To Go, Guides|

Unique Lansing Districts: Downtown Lansing, REO Town, & Old Town Lansing Welcome to Lansing, MI! Yes, Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, but there's a whole lot more to this city of just over 100,000 people. Our beloved Lugnuts Stadium, Capitol City Market family events, kayaking down the Grand River with River Town Adventures, Impression 5, and touring the Capitol...these Downtown Lansing highlights are fantastic but it doesn't stop [...]

2806, 2021

4th of July Events Fireworks, Parades, and Events Around Lansing – 2021

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news|

4th of July Events, Fireworks, Parades, and More! As we all gear up for the 4th of July events in the Greater Lansing area, my guess is after the year and a half we have had we will be celebrating as we've never celebrated before! If you are stocked up on sparklers, pop-its, bottle rockets, and planning for Independence Day with the Family, fun places to view the fireworks, activities, 4th [...]

2306, 2021

Before You Buy Your Dream House, Do These 4 Things

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Finance, Moving|Tags: |

MSUFCU’s 4 Key Mortgage Rules, Including the House-to-Income Ratio Buying a home is exhilarating! You can dream up what kind of home you’d like, what kind of community you'd enjoy, and what amenities will make your life easier. The possibilities are endless. Okay, they’re endless until you look at the cost and your financial statements. Sometimes, those two numbers don’t have a lot in common. Sometimes, we can’t buy that [...]

2206, 2021

Preschool, Baby & Toddler Activities Calendar: Weekly Open Gyms, Play Area Schedules & More

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

Preschool, Toddler & Baby Activities- the Schedule When you have young children, it can be hard to find age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We've put together a list of toddler activities and play areas near Lansing that infants and preschoolers will enjoy too. We've included the following: StorytimesPlay and Learn activitiesBaby, toddler, and preschool open gymsClasses for toddlers and preschoolersPreschool and toddler play places Big Kid & Family [...]

1706, 2021

Summer Things to do – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 2021

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Calendar, Date Night, Free, Free Guide, General, Guides, Park, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Plan your Lansing Summer Things to Do Bucket List Welcome to your Lansing Summer Fun Hub! I pinched myself this week! Yep, "normal" life is starting to feel real and that means summer vibes, summer events, and summer things to do are in full effect. Splash pads and water park fun, concerts, and movies in the park, festivals, and so much more are back in full swing for 2021 and [...]

206, 2021

Camping in Michigan with Kids? Here are 50+ Best Family Campgrounds in Michigan

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News, Outdoor Play, THINGS TO DO|

Michigan is the King of Camping and #Lakelife The thought of camping in other states has me curious - do those campgrounds boast enormous picturesque lakes, warm days and cool nights, and plenty of incredible views like campgrounds in Michigan? Maybe they do, but I may never find out, as I'm still finding plenty of family fun in Michigan year after year. If you want to know how to do [...]

106, 2021

U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches & More 2021

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Outdoor Play, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Let's Get Picky: Why We Love U Pick Fruit Farms U pick fruit picking is a highlight of a Michigan summer. There are so many reasons to get to a U Pick farm for blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, and more. The warm breezy air, strolling through the farm, the hands-on do-it-yourself picking, the satisfaction of eating what you picked - it all adds up to perfect summer memories. Read on [...]

2805, 2021

50 + Amazing Lake Michigan Beaches, Lake Huron & Inland Lakes for Families

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, Beach Area, breaking news, Fun Places To Go, Guides- travel, Kids, Outdoor Play, Summer|Tags: , , |

Michigan is the Ultimate Beach State Michiganders are spoiled. Our backyard has mile after mile of the most pristine shoreline and beaches that help us remember what playtime is all about. There is nothing more “Pure Michigan” or pure family than a day digging your toes into the sand! Waves lapping, toes in the sand, sun kissing your skin, kids giggling as they topple their latest sandcastle – there is nothing quite like [...]

2805, 2021

Concerts in the Park + Movies in the Park this Summer in Lansing – 2021

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Outdoor Play|

Concerts in the Park + Movies - Lansing's Guide to Park Entertainment this Summer What's better than a park, a movie, or a concert?! Well, movies IN the park and concerts IN the park, of course! From, north to south, east to west, the Lansing area is usually packed full of outdoor entertainment to pick each summer. This year is looking to be no different as more and more concerts [...]

2505, 2021

29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads, and Local Swimming Around Lansing and Beyond 2021

By |May 25th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

2021 Summer means Water Parks, Splash Pads, Pool, and Beach Season is here! Splash pad, pool, beach, and outdoor water parks season is here and guess what?! Hooray, most are open for 2021! Even better news is that many of the locations open up starting May 29th 2021, Memorial Day Weekend, and run through Labor Day Weekend. As temps are rising and the water is calling our names, here are [...]

2005, 2021

Explore Mid-Michigan’s Best-Kept Secret: The Ledges at Fitzgerald Park, Lincoln Brick Park, & Oak Park in Grand Ledge, MI

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Fun Places To Go, General, Guides, Outdoor Fun for Families, Park|

Find The Ledges at Parks in Grand Ledge, MI Shhhhh...don't tell anyone but, we have the most tremendous parks & hiking destination for miles around right here in the Greater Lansing Area: The Ledges. And let me tell you, they are majestic. As a teenager, we often visited Grand Ledge and The Ledges to chill or play frisbee golf. We didn't explore the area, though. I had no idea of [...]

1905, 2021

Where You can Buy Local Meat, Eggs, Milk, and Produce Straight From the Farmer (or close to it)

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Stay-At-Home Life|

Finding local sources can be a little tricky, so we started this list of farms and outlets carrying local (for the most part) produce, meat, and dairy items! Read on!

1205, 2021

Farmer’s Markets and Local Produce In and Around the Lansing Area

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Outdoor Play|

Fresh Local Produce Abounds at Farmer's Markets In the Lansing Area No matter where you live in the Lansing radius, you're within 2-5 miles of farmland. It's no surprise there are over 12 farmer's markets in our area and so many local produce farmers throughout our city. These hardcore passionate growers and artisans make farmer's markets so lovely to shop because not only are the products local, they are grown [...]

1105, 2021

Disc Golf (aka Frisbee Golf) — Where you can Play in Lansing and Three Perfect Reasons Why Your Family Needs to Play

By |May 11th, 2021|Categories: Outdoor Play, breaking news, Communities, Outdoor Fun for Families, Park, Social Distancing Activity|

Is it Disc Golf or Frisbee Golf? Either Way, It's Free Family Fun. We hear you! It's the end of the school year and your kids are getting restless.  We've all been stuck inside too long. You want an inexpensive, yet enjoyable activity that your whole family will want to do...maybe even something that will also get your kids moving and outdoors?   You may think you’ve asked too much, [...]

1005, 2021

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

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Reviews, breaking news, Place, Summer, Travel Michigan|Tags: , |

Michigan Has 9 Drive-In Movie Theaters - Here's Where to Find Them Drive-in movies are having a moment right now. They've always been a cult favorite throughout Michigan, but now drive-in theaters are going mainstream like never before. Catching a movie with the family at a drive-in movie theater is a great way for many to practice social distancing. Michigan Drive-In Movie Theaters  The drive-in movie is still alive in [...]

2804, 2021

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

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Lansing Michigan summers and ice cream on a patio go hand in hand. After all, what is Lansing summer without a superman ice cream or at least one MSU Dairy store trip, right!? Let's be real though, we don't need an excuse like weather to get yummy ice cream because ice cream shops open as soon as we Michiganders [...]

2704, 2021

17 Reasons to Visit Potter Park Zoo All Year Long – Plus Tips for Your Visit!

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Free Guide, Guides, Outdoor Play, THINGS TO DO|

Potter Park Zoo is a Year-Round Exploration Destination. Read 21 reasons why you'll want to visit during Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall like staying overnight, feeding the birds, and riding camels!

2404, 2021

The Best Places to Kayak, Canoe or SUP with Kids, Plus Rental Info – Lansing, MI

By |April 24th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news|

Greater Lansing has Lake and River Fun for Boating Adventure Wondering where to find places to kayak or a boat launch around Lansing?  Paddling or floating down a river is the perfect way to spend a summer day in Lansing with your family, so we’ve put together a list of popular places for water sports. Please, always wear a life jacket when enjoying water sports, whether adult or child. If you [...]

1604, 2021

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

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, Beach Area, breaking news, Free, Guides, Outdoor Fun for Families, Outdoor Play, Parks, THINGS TO DO|

Bring Kids of All Ages to Hawk Island Park Hawk Island Park1601 E Cavanaugh Road, Lansing MI 48910 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 Park with kids of any age - and at any time of year - they will have a blast! And so will you. It can be a [...]

204, 2021

Lansing’s Best Parks and Playgrounds: 47 Hidden Gems, Most Popular + Use our Map!

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Guides, breaking news, Outdoor Play|

47 of the Best Parks Will Make You Fall in Love with Lansing! We've picked 47 must-visit epic parks in our area 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. Frances Park in [...]

104, 2021

Summer Camp Directory Lansing 2021: Sports, Nature, STEAM, Art & Science – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2021 What a difference a year has made! Many summer camps are a go for Lansing in 2021 and rumor has it they will fill up quickly. Although summer is still a few months out, some summer camps start registration in late March so now is the time to start planning and enroll your kids in a Greater Lansing Area Summer Camp. *Note: [...]

2203, 2021

Kids Bowl Free is Back for 2021! Here’s How it Works in Mid Michigan

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News, Free, Free Guide, Guides, Summer Guides|

What is Kids Bowl Free? 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 exercise all summer long – FOR FREE. Kids Bowl Free is gearing up for its 2021 season and families around our area want to know how it works. So, what’s “the deal”? If you [...]

1503, 2021

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

By |March 15th, 2021|Categories: THINGS TO DO, breaking news, SEASONAL, Spring, Spring Guides|

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Visits Coming Up for Lansing Area Easter is April 04, 2021. I am such a sucker for holidays. Halloween, Christmas, Easter… I love them all. I therefore make sure that my kids love them, too. Right after Valentine’s Day, my kids start asking me when it’s time for Easter egg hunts. This list of where to find all the Lansing area Easter fun, from Easter egg [...]

403, 2021

Spend Spring Break in Lansing: 21 Legit Exciting Adventures!

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

Planning a staycation or want to stick close by Lansing for Spring Break this year? We've got you covered with FREE ideas, events and more for your family.

3001, 2021

The Big List of Lansing Preschools + Key Terms to Help Choose 2021

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, breaking news, Guides|Tags: , , , , |

It's here - The exciting start of your kids's academic career! Did you know we have 150+ preschool choices in our area? Use this list of preschools and helpful terms to make the best choice for your child and family.

2812, 2020

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

By |December 28th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, COVID Resources for Mid Michigan Families, General, Guides, Holiday, Holiday Resources, Stay-At-Home Life|Tags: , , |

Ring in the New Year with These Restaurants - in the Comfort of Your own Home Saying goodbye to 2020 sounds wondrous right now and after all the prep and cooking of holiday fun, a tasty meal that I don't have to prepare sounds equally incredible! Here are places offering delicious options if you want someone else to cook your New Year's Eve To-Go Dinner, too. Have a Restaurant to [...]

1012, 2020

Christmas Dinner To Go: Local Restaurants that Will Cook for You This Christmas

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Want Someone Else to Do the Cooking for Christmas? Check out this list of Lansing area restaurants offering Christmas Dinner To Go meals for 2020. Have a restaurant to add? Scroll down and upload your Christmas Dinner To Go meal information! Have a Location to Add? Do that Here CHRISTMAS DINNER TO GO  

912, 2020

Outdoor Winter Fun – Where Safety Meets Tending to Mental Health in Lansing 2020/21

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, THINGS TO DO, Winter Guides|

Let's enjoy the cold season with these ideas to keep us busy and bonding all winter long!

312, 2020

19+ Cozy Winter Outdoor Dining Options in Mid-Michigan

By |December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Communities, COVID Resources for Mid Michigan Families, Date Night, Fun Places To Go, General, Guides, Outdoor Fun for Families, THINGS TO DO|Tags: , |

Want to Take Your Pod Out to Eat? Try Outdoor Dining Winter Style Yes - winter outdoor dining is a thing in Lansing! Restaurants are turning up the heat so we can get out of the house, eat out, and stay safe at these outdoor dining options. Have a restaurant to add? Scroll down and upload your Winter Outdoor Dining information! Add Local Eatery with Outdoor Dining to this Guide [...]

1411, 2020

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms + Locations Where You’ll Find FREE Hot Chocolate, Santa, Reindeer and more!

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: Christmastime, Guides, Holiday Resources, Latest News, SEASONAL, Social Distancing Activity, THINGS TO DO|

Looking for a Christams Tree Farm to make memories and Holiday traditions with your family? Read on to find places offering free hot chocolate and more!

1011, 2020

WIN a Private Movie Theater Rental at Celebration Cinema for up to 15 People!

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: WIN|Tags: |

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Andrew! This giveaway brought to you by Celebration Cinema. Get Back to the Movie Theatre With Just Your Friends Renting a theater for a private movie experience has always seemed so fun. If you're like me, you may have also thought it was too expensive. But Celebration Cinema made it affordable. And they are even giving away a FREE theater rental! Read on [...]

511, 2020

An Out of this World Experience at the Air Zoo for Families and Groups

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Fun Places To Go, Guides, Kids, Latest News, THINGS TO DO, Travel, Travel|Tags: |

Find Award-Winning Aviation in Your Backyard We love the Air Zoo. This Portage favorite offers the perfect getaway for enjoying history, air and spacecraft artifacts and a multi-sensory, STEAM-based experience for the whole family. Kid and adults alike are treated to a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace-and-science museum. The variety of aircraft, artifacts and interactive displays will inspire all ages. With over 100 aircraft on display and rotating exhibits, you can see [...]

3110, 2020

Toys for Tots & Angel Tree 2020: How to Give Gifts, or Get Gifts, this Christmas in Ingham County

By |October 31st, 2020|Categories: breaking news, Christmastime, Gift Ideas, Holiday Resources|Tags: |

Angel Tree & Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Drives are Still Happening in 2020 Like just about everything this year, Christmastime toy drives are going to look a little different for 2020. Thankfully, two great national programs that let you get involved in your community, Angel Tree (Salvation Army Corps) and Toys for Tots (the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve ) have adapted their programs to fit social distancing and safety [...]

2910, 2020

60+ Quarantine Bubble Christmas Gift Ideas to Help Your Family Make it Through January, February & March in Michigan & the Midwest

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Christmastime, Christmas, COVID Resources for Mid Michigan Families, Holiday Resources|Tags: |

Put These Items on Your Christmas Gifts Idea List to Make January, February, & March More Fun If you're like me, you like winter for a few days and then you are OVER it. Tack on the uncertainty of a midwest winter during a pandemic — with kids — and we are at a new level of everything. We anticipate needing to hunker down and stay close for extended periods [...]

1510, 2020

Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Lansing: 33+ Places to Go

By |October 15th, 2020|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.

2909, 2020

We Know You’re Gonna Trick-or-Treat This Year. Here are 11 Easy Ways to Make it Safer

By |September 29th, 2020|Categories: Halloween for Kids|Tags: |

Michigan Department of Health Recommendations for Trick-or-Treating Like everything else this year, Halloween is different and many Lansing, MI families are all left wondering about one thing: can trick-or-treating happen safely? Earlier this month, the CDC released their guidelines for Halloween advising against trick-or-treating, among other things. Now the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released their own guidelines and recommendations that acknowledge people are going to trick-or-treat this year, [...]

2409, 2020

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

By |September 24th, 2020|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 a'rolling. [...]

909, 2020

Museums for ALL: FREE MI Museum Admission for Families with an EBT Card

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Visit 35 Michigan Museums for FREE or up to $3 with Museums for All Your family could visit over 35 museums in Michigan for FREE or up to $3 with Museums for All. Families that qualify for the Museums for All resources, you’re in for an exploration treat! Studies show that visiting museums before 5 years old has significant effects on our kids. Increased test scores, immersive learning experiences to [...]

2108, 2020

15 Amazing Michigan Children’s Museums Worth Exploring

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Guides, Indoor Play Ideas, Kids, PLAY, THINGS TO DO|

Inspire Big Imaginations at a Phenomenal Kids Museum Can I hit the rewind button and go back to my childhood for a minute? I have a bit of children's museum exploration to do. It turns out, I don't have to wish this. The entire family can enjoy, pretend, create, explore, learn and play your way across 12+ kids museums in Michigan.  The medley of museums feature interactive exhibits where kids [...]

2008, 2020

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

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

FREE Things to do in Lansing (+ Affordable) "Free" can be hard to believe - but this great news is true: Lansing has umpteen affordable or FREE things to do (or close to it.) Living out the "adulting" or parenting phase, it seems like all we do is pay for something. Bills, food, fun, doctor appointments, and the list goes on. It’s nice to have some fun that doesn’t cost [...]

3007, 2020

15 Districts Reveal Schools Reopening Plans: Okemos, DeWitt, Lansing Area etc.

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Schools Reopening Plan - all Across the Board in the Lansing Area. My kid's school district has already revealed their back to school reopening plan for the 2020/2021 school year, but I'm watching to see what others are planning, doing, and I'm waiting diligently to hear as the last few, like Okemos and DeWitt, unveil their reopening plans. Why? Somehow, in a time where certainty is rare and faint, it's [...]

2807, 2020

101 Lansing Date Night Ideas – Including the Best Date Night Restaurants in Lansing

By |July 28th, 2020|Categories: Guides, Date Night|

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. After all, we still have to pay the babysitter, right? [...]

3006, 2020

Things to do in Lansing: The Complete List of fun for Families in Lansing + Mid-Michigan

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: breaking news|

Over 100 Things to Do in Lansing with Your Family Mid-Michigan is brimming with ideas and activities and things to do with your family all year round. Over 100 ideas you say? Absolutely! With so many options, it's hard to know what to try out first. Indoor or outdoor activities? Local attractions and family-friendly events? All covered in this easy to navigate resource guide of things to do. We've even covered [...]

3006, 2020

15 Places to Visit in Michigan With Your Kids Before They Grow Up

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Fun Places To Go, Guides, Kids, THINGS TO DO, Travel, Travel, Trips|

Experience the Wonder of Michigan Together We are very fortunate to be Michiganders. We are surrounded by the Great Lakes. We have four distinct and beautiful seasons, Superman ice cream, Faygo pop, and two Big Ten teams to cheer. We also have a state so enriched with diverse wildlife, history and culture that we don't need to leave its borders for an amazing vacation. Whether headed to Lake Michigan, Mackinac, [...]

2206, 2020

Lansing Events Calendar: Lansing Area Planner for Families

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Calendar|

Events Calendar - Lansing, East Lansing & Beyond Looking for things to do in Lansing today? Scroll down a bit and you’ll see kids events around Lansing today and for upcoming dates. Find things to do with this family-focused Lansing Area events calendar for families. Preschool, Baby & Toddler Activities Calendar » Have Lansing events to add? Do that here » Featured Events Lansing Events Today *use the arrows to toggle to [...]

506, 2020

33 Things to do Outside in Lansing – Your Guide to Outdoor Play

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Guides, Outdoor Play, THINGS TO DO|

Lansing has Things to do Outside Year-Round! Non-Michiganders ask all the time, “What do you do there?” “Isn’t it too cold to go outside much?” and “It is so hot in the summer right?” I love responding to these questions because if Michigan had a middle name it would be, "things to do outside!" Outdoor fun is what Michiganders enjoy most, not to mention during all four seasons! And Lansing [...]

2105, 2020

What’s Going on with Summer Camps this Year – Greater Lansing 2020

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: General|

What Will Summer Hold for Lansing Families and Lansing Summer Camps? Well THAT was unexpected. In a matter of weeks, everyone's summer plans were thrown on their heads and many of us are still spinning from the effects of the statewide shutdown that has extended way longer than anyone anticipated. Even when schools across Michigan were closed through the end of the school year, I thought, "It'll be better by [...]

1505, 2020

Fitting in Fitness While at Home with 8 Ways to Work out + List of FREE Virtual Workout Options

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Free, Parent Info, Social Distancing Activity, Stay-At-Home Life, THINGS TO DO|

Ideas for families to workout and fit in fitness while at home. And, Kalamazoo area virtual gyms offering streamable fitness classes that will keep you active during social distancing.

1405, 2020

Lansing’s Curbside Pickup, Takeout Restaurant, & Foodie Source: Delicious Kid-Approved Grub

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Communities, General, Guides, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life|

What's for Dinner?! These Lansing Restaurants Answer that Question With Ease! The dust has settled a bit and we're all getting a feel for what we're comfortable with when it comes to curbside pickup and takeout food. Still, the question rears its ferocious head every single day...what's for dinner?! This question comes with a tall order! What is for dinner that adults and kids will enjoy that's NOT fast-food restaurants? [...]

1305, 2020

5 Tips for a Perfect Day at Michigan’s Adventure

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Outdoor Play|

Michigan's Adventure is an Affordable, Action-Packed Amusement Park Theme parks can be awesome! And...they can be overwhelming with kids. After two decades of Florida life, some time working as a cast member, and many years of Annual Passes to Disney World, my family couldn’t wait to try the mitten’s local fun park, Michigan's Adventure.  My husband calls me his DPS (Disney Positioning System), since I can find my way through [...]

2404, 2020

Where to Buy Face Masks in Lansing, Plus Some Vetted Make-at-Home Patterns

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Stay-At-Home Life|

Gov. Whitmer's Newest Order Strongly Encourages Face Masks When in Public Governor Whitmer has declared that we can golf again! And go boating! And buy garden supplies! But... you're gonna need a mask for that. Michigan's Stay-at-Home order is extended to May 15, but according to the emergency alert that we all received, "Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a homemade, non-medical grade mask when they leave the house." While [...]

1004, 2020

There’s still hope for a home garden with my kids – and hope’s name is Horrocks Curbside Pickup. 

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Kids, Outdoor Play, SEASONAL, Spring, Stay-At-Home Life, THINGS TO DO|

Let's connect! This way to the weekly newsletter. For now, Horrocks Can Help You Plant a Garden During the Covid-19 Stay-at-Home Order As I started planning my garden this year it dawned on me - major garden stores are closed across the state. Will we still be able to plant a garden?  Spring garden plans changed yet again after yesterday's new stay-at-home order update from Governor Whitmer, calling for the [...]

1004, 2020

Lansing Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Resources HUB for Families – Self Care, Homeschooling, Things to do + More.

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Kids, Latest News, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life, THINGS TO DO|

With rapid changes daily, our team is hard at work to prepare, connect, and provide helpful resources, as well as communicate with high reverence, "we are in this together!"

304, 2020

School Just Moved Online for the Rest of the Year – Use these Tips from a Mom Who’s Been There

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Communities, General, Kids, Latest News, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life|

Michigan is Moving to Online School for the Rest of the School Year Governor Whitmer's latest executive order turned the rumors into reality: our kids will not be going back to their classrooms this year. Guidelines released by the state (4/3/2020) outline expectations for at-home learning: "It is expected that schools will provide instruction at a distance using a variety of methods that meet local needs, including printed materials, phone [...]

304, 2020

How Moms Can Take Care of Themselves During Stay-at-Home Orders

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Latest News, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life|

Mama, You Need to Take Care of YourSELF During the Shutdown This Longterm Shutdown Means We Can’t Just Coast By and Ignore our own Needs A few weeks after schools shut down in Michigan, and I’m still figuring out how to care for my family, let alone myself.  But like I’ve learned (the hard way) in the past, I can’t take care of others if I’m not taking care of [...]

104, 2020

517 Spring Break Spirit Week – Your Spring Break Alternative!

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Bringing Spirit to the Week that was Supposed to be Spring Break We're living in an upside-down world right now, but if you were keeping track, April 6 was supposed to be the start of spring break for many of the schools in mid-Michigan. Some of us canceled birthday parties and day trips, while others canceled mega-adventures to places like Florida or a cruise. This is all a bummer, so we [...]

3003, 2020

We’re Spending More Time Outside Right Now. Here’s how to Protect your Family From Lyme Disease and Ticks.

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Outdoor Play|

This article was originally reported on in 2018 and updated in 2020.  Lyme Disease is Spreading Across Michigan - Here's How Families are Protecting Their Kids Buzz cuts all around this season for my boys - including my husband! Several years ago my nephew got a tick bite. His dad found a tick attached to the back of his head nestled in his extremely curly hairline. Thankfully it was removed [...]

2803, 2020

Grocery Shopping Hours & Strategies for Lansing. Includes list of Senior & Expecting Mom Shopping Times

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Stay-At-Home Life|

Grocery Shopping Hours for Stores across Mid-Michigan, Including Delivery and Pick-Up Options When it comes to grocery stores, mid-Michigan has choices. If you're lucky enough to have a flexible schedule when it comes to grocery shopping, you may be able to take advantage of the schedule and special shopping hours we've put together. Most of the grocery stores in the Lansing area have adjusted their shopping hours to accommodate new [...]

2303, 2020

23 At Home Date Night Ideas for Parents – Plus How to Pull Off Date Night in a Minivan

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Communities, Date Night, General, Guides, Latest News, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life, THINGS TO DO|

Everywhere I look there are Kids, Kids, Kids... Preschooler to dad: What's a date night?Dad to Kid: It's what happens when you go to bed. LOL! Planning a date night may be the last thing you feel like doing right now but the reward of connecting with another adult is so worth it. The kids will take every single minute you give them so here's your permission slip to carve [...]

2303, 2020

How to Celebrate Your Kid’s Birthday & Other Milestones During the Shutdown

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Birthday Parties, Communities, General, Latest News, Stay-At-Home Life|

When Birthday Plans Drastically Change During Coronavirus Every corner of our lives are affected by the coronavirus outbreak right now, including kid birthdays and other anticipated celebrations. (Like, what is Easter even going to look like this year??) But just because we can't have the bash we had originally planned, there are still ways to celebrate milestones with friends and family while group gatherings are prohibited. The Shutdown is Affecting Birthdays, Kid [...]

1403, 2020

21-Day ‘Home for the Count’ Kid Challenge Starts Monday, 3/16

By |March 14th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Stay-At-Home Life|

We're Giving You Something to Look Forward to Every Day for the Next 21 Days As you already know, events are being canceled, businesses are temporarily closing and kids are out of school for three (or more) weeks. We also know it will be a challenge for kids to be away from school for so long, for working parents trying to juggle child care, and for parents home with little [...]

1203, 2020

Working From Home with Kids is in Our Wheelhouse. These Tips Can Help You Work Remotely

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Communities, Guides, Latest News, Parent Info, Stay-At-Home Life|

The Realities of Working from Home — With Kids Stock photos showing a smiling, peaceful mom working at a laptop, baby balanced on her knee, are ridiculously out of touch. Anyone that has ever had to work with a baby, toddler, preschooler, or even elementary-aged child around knows it's a superhuman task. The GRKIDS & Co team (LFF, KZOO Kids, and GRKIDS) is powered by over 50 working moms (and [...]

1203, 2020

Coronavirus Closures and Cancellations: Lansing, Michigan

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Event Updates for Lansing to Help You Know If "It's" Canceled As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the midwest, we’re seeing other cities with event cancellations and closures so we thought it might be helpful to start a list… just in case. We’re seeing more and more press releases and notices for closures due to Coronavirus. In fact, we just had to send one out ourselves after we decided to [...]

503, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Events for Families around Lansing

By |March 5th, 2020|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! Hunt for "gold" as a family at Castaway Cafe, 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, [...]

503, 2020

Where & When to Find all of the Lansing Area Storytimes: Get Ready for Crafts, Dancing, Music, & More

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: Communities, Free, Free Guide, General, Kids, Latest News, Parent Info, PLAY, Spring Break Ideas, THINGS TO DO|

If you love to plan or you're the spur of the moment kind of parent, this list of Storytimes will help! Storytimes are happening daily all over Lansing meaning you'll find something to fit your schedule.

2702, 2020

Why You’ll Love Visiting the MSU Broad Art Museum With Kids

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Communities, Deal for Families, Free, Free Guide, General, Greater East (East Lansing, Haslett, Williamston, Okemos, Howell), Guides, Kids, Latest News, Place, Reviews, THINGS TO DO|

The MSU Broad Art Museum not only welcomes kids but plans for them - You'll fall in love with the Broad for their FREE admission, first Saturdays + more!

2602, 2020

Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Shacks for the Lansing Area

By |February 26th, 2020|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 [...]

2002, 2020

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

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: THINGS TO DO, Guides, Spring Break Ideas|

Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kids play places and options of all sorts.

1802, 2020

Dora and the Lost City of Gold + Abominable are the latest FREE Kids Movies at Celebration! Cinemas

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Deal for Families, Fall, Free, THINGS TO DO|

Get Free Kids Movies at Celebration Cinemas with Flick's Family Film Fest. FREE for kids / $5.00 for adults at Celebration Cinemas around Grand Rapids.

402, 2020

MSU Federal Credit Union’s Hidden Perks for Growing Families

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

This article is brought to you by MSU Federal Credit Union and is a collaboration between Lansing Family Fun, GRKIDS, and MSU Federal Credit Union. There's a Special Place in My Heart for My... Credit Union?? I love my credit union. I know this sounds really strange if you don't live in Lansing, but it's pretty common to overhear people gushing about MSU Federal Credit Union around the capital city. And now, [...]

402, 2020

Where to Find Valentine’s Day Events in Lansing with Kids

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Are you ready to spread the love?! Make Valentine's Day Memories with Your Kids in Lansing at these fun events.

302, 2020

How to Get the Best Bang for Your Family’s Buck at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Travel, Travel Michigan|

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Engages the Whole Family Like so many in Michigan, I grew up road tripping to Mackinac Island for a uniquely Michigan experience.  As a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the ferry boat crossing, the fudge shops, and the forts. As a parent, Mackinac Island speaks to me for different reasons. It’s the timelessness of the place, the visual representation of history, and [...]

3001, 2020

Where to Find Daddy Daughter + Mother Son and Daughter Dances in Lansing 2020

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

Dance the night away with your little sweethearts. Find places in the Lansing area hosting a Daddy Daughter and Mother Son and daughter event.

2201, 2020

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

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Guides, Latest News, THINGS TO DO|

The days of saying "there's nothing to do" are behind us! With over 150 things to do from playing to relaxing and everywhere in-between, year-round fun is in Lansing!

901, 2020

Top Toddler Activities & Play Places Around Lansing

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Kids, Latest News, Parent Info, Park, PLAY, THINGS TO DO|

Getting out with toddlers can be a challenge but not when the places you're going are geared to them specifically! Lansing has many options for toddler socializing where they can get active, play, and learn. Read on to find out where.

1912, 2019

New Year’s Eve Fun for Families around Lansing

By |December 19th, 2019|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 babysitter 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 a Noon [...]

512, 2019

Connect With Other Moms in These Parenting Groups Around Greater Lansing

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, THINGS TO DO|

Meet new friends, connect with people who understand the season of life you're going through all while your kids meet and socialize in the Lansing community. Read on to find various types of groups to be a part of...

2111, 2019

The Nutcracker, Christmas Events, Reindeer Visits, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!

By |November 21st, 2019|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.

1411, 2019

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

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

Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday - Party Planning for Parents in Lansing The spectrum of Birthday party planning in Lansing spans from free and chill to elaborate and epic. I love this about our city because no matter what you're looking for or how much you want to spend, there's something amazing for your kiddo's birthday party making it a day they'll remember when they're our ages. This [...]

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

2019 Halloween Trick or Treating Times around Lansing

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 sea turtles and more! Journey [...]

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 [...]

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 Creative, along with MuralMatics, [...]

2208, 2019

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

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

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! Our [...]

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 homes tidy. [...]

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 of [...]

107, 2019

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

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: THINGS TO DO, Fun Places To Go, Guides, SEASONAL, summer fun|

Fourth of July Looks Different this Year 2020 In a typical year, local towns would be in the final stages of Independence Day preparation now. Parade routes would be confirmed, fireworks delivered, and barbecue propane tanks restocked. But as we all know, 2020 is anything but typical. Given the realities of 2020 - we're in the midst of a pandemic and our nation is grappling with racial inequities - some [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, 2019, from [...]

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 Pig [...]

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 a [...]

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 [...]

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 Springz [...]

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 share [...]

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 online [...]

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 to [...]

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. [...]

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!

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, Outdoor Play, 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. The [...]

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 is so awesome about [...]

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. [...]


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