Now that the hustle and bustle from the holidays is over, it seems only fitting to squeeze in some family-fun activities in and around Detroit that are budget-friendly and perfect for kids of all ages.
1. NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW 1/14/17-1/22/17
Starting tomorrow, the NAIAS at Cobo Center will be open to the public. It is one of the most esteemed events of the season, presenting net-generation cars and technological advancements. This year, the kids will have fun checking out all of the concept cars and new vehicles from electric scooters to four-wheelers. A recurring theme at this year’s auto show appears to be autonomous driving and the kiddies might be surprised to learn that they may never have to take driver’s ed and will just be chauffeured everywhere.
London had a Little Lamb has teamed up with She Buys Cars to give one lucky reader the chance to win tickets to this year’s auto show. Just enter by clicking the link HERE!
2. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 1/16/17
The DIA is known as a center of culture and art for the city of Detroit and is world-renowned for its vast and unique collection of art. This year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the kids can participate in making a decorative pamphlet stitch book of all of their own dreams followed by other events celebrating MLK Jr’s life.
3. MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST 1/20/17-1/22/17
A favorite of many Detroiters, the Winter Blast at Campus Martius Park is perfect for kids and adults, alike. Activities include ice-skating, snow slides, snow shoeing, a zip line and entertainment all weekend long.
4. MAKE A NEW FRIEND AT SESAME STREET LIVE 1/26/17-2/12/17
Another childhood favorite makes its way back to the FOX Theater. This time Grover’s friend, Chamki visits from India and everyone is excited to make a new friend.
5. ICE SKATING 1/1/17-2/28/17
The ice rink at the Detroit Zoo in front of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center is now open and available for skaters ages 4 and up. This is the perfect way to finish up a family outing at the Detroit Zoo during the winter months.