We’re pretty excited about the weather in West Michigan lately. 60’s!! No sticky snow yet (although I’m excited for the first morning blanket).
As the weather is turning it’s getting harder to frequent outdoor parks every day for the play time my kids crave. So … here’s a couple resources I check regularly for activities (some cost money, some are free).
Playhouse Performers Deanna’s playhouse is like Holland’s version of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum … our kids love it and we try to go often, but the price tag generally keeps us away. We can stay for however long we want but no matter how long we stay it’s $5 per person … so $15 bucks just for a couple hours of fun. Not always worth it on a budget.
GR Kids has a WONDERFUL calendar of things going on- and it includes local Holland Activities.
Barnes and Noble story times abound!
Moms in Tow has an activities page that lists all kinds of fun stuff going on – and as a member, I can add activities as well.
MVP Athletic Club is an amazing gym, but we’re not members … awesome thing is that they still offer kids programs to non members for a slightly higher fee. It’s worth it. We love the Friday Fitness Funshops for our daughter … and she LOVES them. 3 1/2 hours to grab some groceries, make dinner or clean the house while the 2 yo naps is golden … and worth every penny because she’s not sitting somewhere, she’s actually moving and playing and swimming.
The Big Binder has a resource page for Grand Rapids Parents with up to date and very budget friendly ideas for the whole family. We love to explore GR and can do so with ease when we follow local parents’ footsteps with tired and true activities.
Van Andel Arena has some family friendly things going on periodically. This month it’s “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Hero’s” and I think we’ll be taking the kids this weekend. So fun! All tickets are only $12 on opening day. Bonus.
Holland.org has an events page with super local events happening – right down to coffee house open mic nights. Love that.
Holland 7 does free fall matinees that we haven’t taken advantage of yet … but hopefully soon. Free!