Macomb County has places to go during spring break

If you weren’t able to get out of Michigan with your family this spring break, don’t fret. Macomb County has many great places to explore and visit. Below is a list of places guaranteed to provide entertainment for everyone:  

Indoor learners
Learn all about Macomb County’s military history at the Selfridge Military Air Museum with new hours of operation beginning April 1.

Mall madness
2017 April Kids Club Spring BreakMacomb County is home to a few great malls: Partridge Creek, Macomb and Lakeside that can all provide entertainment over spring break. Macomb Mall has just announced its Kids Club, for those 10 and under, will be hosting three events for children on spring break. All events are free, held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and are held in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Court.

  • Tuesday, April 4, Puppet Show & Learning How to Make Your Own Puppets
  • Wednesday, April 5, Magic Show & Learning Magic Tricks
  • Thursday, April 6, Life-Sized Candy Land Game & Face Painting

Register on-line at http://www.shopmacombmall.com/kids or fill out a sign-up form available at every Kids Club event. For more information, please visit http://www.shopmacombmall.com.

Parks and recreation enthusiasts
Check with your local Parks and Recreation department to see what seasonal offerings are scheduled. The Warren Community Center boasts an indoor waterpark comprised of a lap pool, pool basketball, waterslide, lazy river and play structure complete with a water cannon and waterfall. Other nice amenities for adults include a sauna, steam room and fitness room. Play miniature golf any day of the week at Jawor’s on Gratiot in Roseville. It has an 18-hole course for kids of all ages and is open year-round.

Get hands-on and join your kid for a skate around the rink. The St. Clair Shores Ice Arena and Mount Clemens Ice Arena both have public skating hours and learn-to-skate programs.

Be sure to head to one of Macomb County’s metroparks. The metroparks are featuring a different spring break activity every day next week. For example, at 1 p.m. on April 3, attendees can learn about owls living in Michigan during Spring Break Hoots at Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township. Or, head over to Wolcott Mill from April 1-8 for Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center. Attendees can visit baby animals at the farm and an animal handler will be in each barn to answer questions. Attendees can visit from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the above listed days. The cost is $3. Wagon rides are also available for an additional price. Wolcott Mill Farm Center is located at 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray, 48096.

Indoor rompers
If it’s still cool outside, Macomb County has plenty of indoor entertainment facilities geared toward getting off some steam. Try Chuck E. Cheese in Roseville or Sterling Heights. Jungle Java in Clinton Township is an indoor play center with a sports court and laser maze. It includes a separate toddler play area and a full menu.

Let the kids burn off energy at the Bounce House in New Baltimore, St. Clair Shores or Sterling Heights. It consists of giant inflatable slides, moon walks and an obstacle course along with arcade games that might even entertain mom and dad. Try Airtime in Sterling Heights or Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Shelby Township for open jumping on wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball and basketball. Although closed during the week right now, CJ Barrymore’s is still open on the weekend.

antonArts and culture supporters
Macomb County offers an abundance of art and culture experiences for youth. Check out some of the performances and classes that may be available for youth during this time of year.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (Clinton Township)
Clintondale Community Theatre (Clinton Township)
Anton Art Center (Mount Clemens)
Plaster Playhouse (Shelby Township)

Cinema seekers
If all else fails, a good movie and some delicious popcorn should keep the family entertained for a few hours!
Emagine Macomb (Macomb Township)
AMC Star Gratiot 21 (Clinton Township)
MJR Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14 (Clinton Township)

Most of all, no matter what you decide to do this break, know Macomb County has you covered!

Sarah (Cormier) Davis works for the Macomb County Executive Office as a communications specialist.

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