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 on for fun ideas all Summer long, events for the whole family, and a list of great road trips from Lansing!

Riding ponies at potter park zoo lansing summer with kids

Ideas for Summer Fun, Every Day, All Summer Long

Keep the kids busy all summer with this sweet bucket list of Lansing Family Fun.

Scrap fest old town lansing summer bucket list with kids

Your List of Summer Events for the Whole Family

Know what’s happening every day with our monthly calendars. Check out these highlights you won’t want to miss.

Your List for Road Trips from Lansing

Want to get out of town for a bit? Here are some great go-to options that are fun and safe for the whole family.

  • Take a drive to the Beach – On Both the East and West Shores!

A family favorite is St. Joseph where you’ll enjoy the beach, a splash pad, and more! Our other go-to spots are Tunnel Park in Holland, Lakeside Beach in Port Huron including a splash pad, and South Haven Beach for one of the prettiest sunsets you’ll see. Where do you like to beach it during the Summer?

  • Go Camping!

Trek up north or stay around town! Where does your family like to camp? Hawk Hollow is a great spot to take a quick camping trip if you want to stay close to home.

Go on a bike ride through Dequindre Cut and land at the splash pad in front of the Renaissance Center to cool off. Cross the bridge to Belle Isle to swim at the beach and slide on a burlap bag down the huge slide. 

They have something going on all summer long!

There’s lots to do with kids and amazing entertainment on into the night during this week long event.

maplewood splah pad

Lansing’s Great Bucket List Challenge

So, who’s with me? I’ll race you! Let’s check in at the end of the summer and talk about all the fun places we’ve made it to and discuss our favorites.

Happy Summering, Lansing!