Spring Break Fun for Families in Grand Rapids

Spring break camps, staycation ideas, and more in Grand Rapids!

By Luisa Shumpert March 1, 2024

Can you feel it? That warm breeze, the blooming flowers, and yes, the buzz of excitement in the air – spring is finally here! And with it comes that special time we've all been counting down to... spring break! It's the perfect pause in our busy lives for some unforgettable family fun. 

Lucky for us, Grand Rapids is just bursting at the seams with activities, camps, and attractions tailor-made for families on break.

Whether you're on the hunt for engaging spring break camps to spark your little ones' imaginations, on the lookout for fun (and free!) things to do, or eager to explore the best family-friendly spots around Grand Rapids, you've hit the jackpot. Welcome to your ultimate guide to making this spring break in Grand Rapids the best one yet for your family!

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Spring Break Camps in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is home to a variety of spring break camps that not only keep your children engaged but also foster learning and creativity:

Camp 🎨

For your little artist. Click link for more info ➡️ Art Studio Camp 

Lionardo Art Camp is drop off.

Where: 1212 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

When: 1:00am - 3:00pm.

Who: Camp is for all children 6 years old and up.

Camp 🦍

For you little animals. Click link for more info ➡️Zoo Camp

Who: Students currently in Kindergarten-5th grade. Campers will be split into 3 camp groups based on grade level (Kindergarten-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade) for most of the day. Pre-registration is required.

Camp 🧱

For you brick layer. Click link for more info ➡️Brick Builder

April 3-6th Times & locations vary. Spring After-School Class available 4/10-5/17. Pre-registration is required.

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Spring Break Fun in Grand Rapids

Parks and Playgrounds

Grand Rapids boasts an array of beautiful parks and playgrounds where families can enjoy picnics, leisurely walks, and playtime. Check out GR Parks & Rec site for you closest park location. Click here ➡️GR Parks

Community Events in Grand Rapids

Looking for family fun events happening during spring break? Check out this page from Metro Detroit's Little Guide to register to win $100 to spend at some popular Grand Rapids attractions! ➡️WIN

Want more? Make sure to check out our full Macaroni KID Grand Rapids calendar!

Indoor Activities in Grand Rapids for Yucky Days

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Grand Rapids has several indoor attractions that are ideal for keeping the little ones entertained on rainy days. Below were some of my family's favs!

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Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Grand Rapids

Looking for a quick getaway? Here are a few spots that make for a good day trip this time of year:

  • A quick trip to Detroit is great! I'm glad I found this site for Detroit Day trips for family fun.
  • Another family favorite was to knock out spring shopping at Great Lakes Outlets. One place to shop & play in placed like Legoland! Click here for more info➡️ Shop & Play
  • Another popular option was road trip to Chicago. Click here for Macaroni Kid Chicago events or MK Chicago Midtown. Or check out Chicago's big guide here➡️ENJOY IL

SEA LIFE Aquariums - Save Up to 45% 

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Walt Disney World ® Water Parks - Save Up to 20% 
Blizzard Beach Water Park or Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

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SlooMoo Chicago - Save 10% 

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Making the Most of Spring Break in Grand Rapids

Whether it's outdoor adventures, cool camps, or local fun you're after, Grand Rapids is ready to make this spring break unforgettable for you and your kids. Here's to making memories! Happy Spring Break! Sign Up for CertifiKID for big saving for wherever you and your team end up!