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Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Santa Parades + More Holiday Fun in Lansing 2020

Plan a trip to see Santa with our Santa Finder in the Lansing and surrounding areas. Visits, photos, parades and ...
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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms + Locations Where You’ll Find FREE Hot Chocolate, Santa, Reindeer and more!

Looking for a Christams Tree Farm to make memories and Holiday traditions with your family? Read on to find places ...
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An Out of this World Experience at the Air Zoo for Families and Groups

Find Award-Winning Aviation in Your Backyard We love the Air Zoo. This Portage favorite offers the perfect getaway for enjoying ...
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33+ Places Where Kids Eat Free (or under $5) in Lansing

Kids Eat Free (or close to it) all week in Lansing! Use our list to find out where all of ...
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U Pick Pumpkins Patches and Corn Mazes at the Best Places Near Lansing

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE Things to do in Lansing (+ Affordable) "Free" can be hard to believe - but this great news is ...
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15 Places to Visit in Michigan With Your Kids Before They Grow Up

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

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

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

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

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

Lansing has Things to do Outside Year-Round! Non-Michiganders ask all the time, “What do you do there?” “Isn’t it too ...
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U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches & More!

Let's Get Picky - Where Families Can Pick Fruit in the Lansing Area U pick fruit picking is a highlight ...
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Camping in Michigan with Kids? Here are 50+ Best Family Campgrounds in Michigan

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan State Parks are tentatively scheduled to open for camping activities on June 22, 2020. Michigan is the ...
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Fitting in Fitness While at Home with 8 Ways to Work out + List of FREE Virtual Workout Options

Ideas for families to workout and fit in fitness while at home. And, Kalamazoo area virtual gyms offering streamable fitness ...
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Huge 2020 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

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

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

With rapid changes daily, our team is hard at work to prepare, connect, and provide helpful resources, as well as ...
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Game On! The Best Board Games for a Winning Family Game Night

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

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

Everywhere I look there are Kids, Kids, Kids... Preschooler to dad: What's a date night? Dad to Kid: It's what ...
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Your Ultimate Spring Break Lansing Staycation – FREE Ideas, Camps, Getaways!

Planning a staycation or want to stick close by Lansing for Spring Break this year? We've got you covered with ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Events for Families around Lansing

Turn Over Good Luck at One of these Family-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Events You don't have to be Irish to ...
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Where & When to Find all of the Lansing Area Storytimes: Get Ready for Crafts, Dancing, Music, & More

If you love to plan or you're the spur of the moment kind of parent, this list of Storytimes will ...
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Why You’ll Love Visiting the MSU Broad Art Museum With Kids

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

My kids LOVE DEFY, and I do too - read on to find out why you'll find my family there ...
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5 Ways To Take The Michigan State Capitol Self-Guided Tour

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

Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kids play places and options of all ...
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold + Abominable are the latest FREE Kids Movies at Celebration! Cinemas

Get Free Kids Movies at Celebration Cinemas with Flick's Family Film Fest. FREE for kids / $5.00 for adults at ...
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Where to Find Valentine’s Day Events in Lansing with Kids

Are you ready to spread the love?! Make Valentine's Day Memories with Your Kids in Lansing at these fun events ...
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Where to Find Daddy Daughter + Mother Son and Daughter Dances in Lansing 2020

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

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

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

Lansing has a plethora of sledding hills, read on to find out where + tips you may not know ...
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Top Toddler Activities & Play Places Around Lansing

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

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

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

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

Meet new friends, connect with people who understand the season of life you're going through all while your kids meet ...
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Holiday Shopping Solved: These Kid-Only Events Let you Shop Like the Ninja you are

Get some (or all) of your Christmas Shopping done during a Kids Night Out or Parents Night Out in Lansing! ...
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The Nutcracker, Christmas Events, Reindeer Visits, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!

Find Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Parades, Santa Finder, and more! Read on for all things Holiday ...
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34 Birthday Party Planning Ideas around Lansing – Epic Birthday Fun for All Ages

Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday - Party Planning for Parents in Lansing I've been party planning and event ...
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Don’t Judge A Library By Its Cover – At CADL (Capital Area District Libraries), There’s SO MUCH MORE INSIDE!

CADL Teaches, Entertains, and Enriches Both Kids and Adults of All Ages I don’t know how I would have survived ...
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2019 Halloween Trick or Treating Times around Lansing

Dressing up? Handing out candy? Find Trick or Treat times for your city in our list of Trick or Treat ...
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Meet Firefighters, Climb on Firetrucks, Win Prizes + More at Local Fire Safety Events in October

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

October is National Fire Prevention Month Help your kids learn fire safety at one of these community events coming up ...
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National Night Out Coming to a Neighborhood Near You - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

National Night Out Coming to Your Local Community National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships ...
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How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids + REO Town and Old Town

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

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

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

Fourth of July Looks Different this Year In a typical year, local towns would be in the final stages of ...
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9 Outdoor Game Ideas Made Fun with Backyard Fun Zone

Outdoor Summer Fun + Banish Boredom with Backyard Fun Zone Looking for ways to amp up the fun with these ...
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Lansing's "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" - Insider's Guide for families with Kids

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

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

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

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

Nature Centers You'll Want to Visit in Mid Michigan With Your Family Step into fresh air and explore Lansing's natural ...
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Where to find Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Visits + Events for Lansing Kids

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Visits Coming Up for Lansing Area Easter is April 12, 2020. I am such a ...
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MSU Science Festival - FREE Nonstop Fun + Learning for the Whole Family

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

Do you know where to start at the MSU Science Festival!? No?! We got you! Read on for a break ...
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7 Reasons Springz + Zap Zone is Superb For Families With Young Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lansing Summer Plans? We’ve Got You Covered. There are so many ways to make a Lansing summer memorable. Enjoy a ...
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June Calendar – Fun Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of June? It's finally here - summer fun ...
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Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

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

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