Kids Activities in Grand Rapids

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package for Four at Patterson Ice Center (Up to $28 Value)

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

$28 $11

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Two or Four Private Piano or Guitar Lessons at Guitar Grand Rapids (Up to 52% Off)

Guitar Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$60 $29

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Canvas-Painting Class for One or Two at Naked Plates Studios (Up to 48% Off)

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

$50 $27

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at Van Andel Arena on November 18 or 19 (Up to 43% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!"

Van Andel Arena

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$24.65 $14

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Van Andel Arena on January 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Up to Half Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Van Andel Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.25 $38

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$12 for a Corn-Maze Adventure and Wagon Ride for 4 at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market (Up to $24 Value)

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market

Alpine

Relax on a scenic wagon ride and navigate a 5-acre corn maze rife with trivia questions that surrender directions when answered correctly

$24 $12

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Patterson Ice Center sends skaters gliding gracefully across NHL- and Olympic-size rinks. Recreational-, speed-, and figure-skating sessions slice through the facility seven days per week, and a spacious, 5,000-square-foot lobby overlooking both glacial sheets lets parents, friends, and easily chilled zambonis survey icy action while staying warm. During lessons—which are open to beginners through advanced skaters—double gold medalist and skating director April Treado draws from 25 years of experience to help students improve. Additionally, Patterson Ice Center also hosts parties, catered events, and USA Hockey–sanctioned adult leagues, as well as an onsite pro shop stocked with the latest gear and equipment.

2550 Patterson Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
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The Kalamazoo Wedding Affair sets brides-to-be and their fianc?s loose to explore, meet, and bounce ideas off some of west Michigan's most sought-after wedding experts. Dozens of exhibitors converge to create a buffet of possibilities that range from bridal fashions, cakes, and catering to gift registries and photographers. Couples can also scope out postceremony services, including reception halls and honeymoon destinations.

272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Bowlers of all ages and experience levels roll bowling balls down 16 synthetic runways at Northfield Lanes, doing their best to knock down all 10 pins. Automatic scoring machines make it easy to keep track of the results, and bumpers provide an added advantage, if desired. In between games, adults can head to The Tap, a full-service bar with a variety of draft beers.

2222 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Bounce Party is an indoor inflatables arena. We offer private parties as well as have open (to the public) bounce hours. We have 9 giant inflatables that are split into two giant arenas and tow private party rooms. Bounce Party is great for birthday parties, family gatherings and all sorts of group get togethers.

4740 Talon Ct SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Armed with a variety of art-, sensory-, and experience-based programming, Grand Rapids Children's Museum plots a plethora of strategies for holding the attentions of unruly tots. Permanent exhibits include a hands-on bubbles display; a construction site made of Legos, building blocks, and more; and an interactive play-banking site complete with cash registers, ATMs, and legally binding loans. Beginning January 27, the temporary exhibit Izzy's World of Shapes will entice creative kiddos with three-dimensional stacking puzzles, drawing activities, and an enormous light-bright structure.

22 Sheldon Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

More than 2,000 animals populate John Ball Zoo, crawling, swimming, and flying from five different continents and more than 250 different species. The zoo has some other impressive stats: in 2013 alone, for instance, more than 500,000 visitors flocked to John Ball Zoo to marvel at its collection of creatures. Animal-lovers can spot critters big and small, from lions and bears to lizards and lemurs. In the North America section, they come nose-to-nose with grizzlies, and on the Far Side of the World Trail, they get close enough to smell the wallabies' cologne.

At some exhibits, the view is even closer. Visitors can pet stingrays and sharks, ride atop the humps of a camel, and stop by the petting zoo at Red's Hobby Farm. For an adrenaline fix, zoo adventures include the zip line, offering bird's-eye views of the farm from a four-story, 300-foot line.

1300 W Fulton St.
Grand Rapids,
MI
US