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As Michigan’s largest city, Detroit is home to a world of exciting things to do as a family. Motor City is filled with historical sights, architectural wonders, and entertainment options to engage toddlers, teenagers, and every age in between. From horse riding to history museums, check out our deals on activities for children and adults alike. Embrace family fun in Detroit by claiming coupons for the best activities for kids in Detroit.

Detroit Kids Activities Reviews

My kids had so much fun learning about the horses and their lesson! Thank you Showcase!

Showcase Stables

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Staff are always friendly and accommodating. I have done carting and axe throwing here. I highly recommend both. It was very easy to book.

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MI combat is hands down one of the most amazing real-life gaming experiences around. We went with a group and they were extremely helpful in getting everything set up.

Mi-Combat Tactical Laser Tag


 

Pro Tip: Combine an educational experience and family fun in Detroit with a hot air balloon ride or helicopter sightseeing tour. Take in sights such as the Guardian Building and Ambassador Bridge from above – it’s the perfect opportunity for your kids to learn about the world around them.


 


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Detroit Kids Activity Deals: Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're a native of the Great Lakes State or visiting Detroit on vacation, you might be unsure where to start searching for indoor or outdoor activities in Detroit suitable for kids. Rest assured, we've answered your top questions below. Check out the Groupon Manual for more payment and reservation queries.

What is Detroit famous for?

Detroit is probably most famous as the home of the US automobile industry – hence its nickname of Motor City. It's also the birthplace of Motown, with a rich musical scene which continues to this day.

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Detroit is home to many awe-inspiring sights. Take photos of the kids in front of historic architectural feats like The Guardian Building and the Ambassador bridge. There are a few ways you can explore Detroit:

  • View the first Ford models at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum.
  • Attend an NFL game at Ford Field.
  • Roam through the sections of Belle Isle Park.
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad at the Detroit Historical Museum.

What is there to do in Detroit for toddlers?

There are plenty of fun things to do in Detroit with kids, including toddlers and younger children. Take your youngsters out to meet animals in the city zoo or for some hands-on learning at the Belle Isle Nature Center.

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If you're looking for weekend inspiration to entertain your little ones, here are some of the best activities for toddlers in Detroit:

Are there things to do in Detroit when it's cold?

We know what the weather can get like here. Don't worry – there are so many things to do in Detroit when the weather turns cooler. Even when Lake St Clair starts to freeze, you'll find lots of adventures for families in the city.

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Here are a few ideas for family-friendly indoor activities when the temperature starts to drop in Detroit:

What educational activities are there in Detroit?

There are many educational centers in Detroit. Kids can have plenty of fun learning and enjoying new experiences at some of the best libraries, museums, and galleries in town.

Here are some of the most kid-friendly places to learn:

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Learn and save up to 70% off educational Detroit kids' attractions with deals from Groupon.


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