Want to ensure your kids have the most possible fun on your next getaway? Book a family trip to Grand Rapids and let your kids play their way!
Grand Rapids is so kid-friendly that it’s been named the best place in America to raise a family. It’s packed with play opportunities for every kind of kid: toddlers and tweens, daredevils and daydreamers, introverts and extroverts, the rowdy and the sensitive. When you let your kids lead the play, they’ll gravitate to the things that fit their unique personality – and you’ll reap the dividends in smiles and laughter.
So go ahead and manage the logistics of your Grand Rapids trip – like hotels, transportation and discount passes. Then let your kids choose what makes them happy. Start by scrolling down this page!
GRCM offers all sorts of different ways for young ones to play, and all of them lead to joy and learning. Sensory tool kits are available for kids who need some extra support.
Kids who like to discover stuff through play will love GRPM, where three wonder-filled floors accommodate history & science exhibits, a 1928 carousel, a planetarium and much more.
Get up close to 2,400 animals? Check. Ride a zip line over a waterfall? Check. Take a funicular up to a treehouse? Check. The zoo has ways to play for just about every kid!
Specially designed and sized for youngsters, this outdoor play space at dazzling Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park encourages kids to touch, smell, splash, dig and create.
Play with goats, pigs, camels, bunnies, more. Play in a barn full of tunnels, slides and a giant sandbox. Play adventurer on a drive-thru safari of wild animals. It’s all here in one place.
Hike through forests. Bike over rivers. Spread out on the beach. Climb a sand dune. Fish for bluegill. Visit a nature center. Grand Rapids is a giant playground for outdoor-loving kids!
Two days. Two families. Five kids under 5 years of age. Get inspired by their Grand Rapids itinerary!
Even if the weather may not be delightful, your Grand Rapids getaway can be – just move the fun indoors!
Find out how a teacher-dad turned a John Ball Zoo trip into an unforgettable experience for his kids!
See the coolest game in town from October through April. This AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings plays in downtown’s Van Andel Arena.
This Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers brings great baseball and oodles of family-friendly promotions to beautiful LMCU Ballpark, April-September.
For only $20, Culture Pass GR is your ticket to explore cultural attractions and even more discounts in Grand Rapids.
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