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Plan a Visit to the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek

Leila Arboretum’s grounds are sprawling, but two of our favorite areas to visit within it is the unassuming Children’s Garden, now known as the Kaleidoscope Garden, and the Fantasy Forest nearby. Look for the colorful fence, you can’t miss it as you drive around. Admission is free on normal days, or by a small donation during events that range from dinosaurs to tea parties.
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10 Great Toddler-Friendly Parks Around Kalamazoo & Portage

  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s time to get outside! Interested in exploring some of the area parks? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their favorite toddler-friendly parks. Here is what you recommended to other parents: Here is what you recommended to other parents:   TODDLER-FRIENDLY AREA PARKS   (West Lake Nature Preserve)  1. West Lake Nature
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Fun Tours With Kids Around Michigan

  Summer offers a wonderful time to get out and explore everything that our area, and Michigan, has to offer. One of the most fun things to do is take a tour, and learn a little bit about our state, our food, our city, and our past. Most of these have been done by a KzooKids writer and are highly recommended, and the rest
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8 Spots To Take Your Child For A Mani/Pedi In The Kalamazoo Area

This article has been updated July 1, 2017 Is a manicure/pedicure a favorite treat for you and/or your child? It can be for a special occasion – birthday or other milestone or simply some “mommy and me” time together. We’ve searched high and low to find some salons that cater to the little ones in your family – so bring on the pampering!* *As
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101 Things To Do This Summer With Kids Around Kalamazoo: Your ULTIMATE Summer Bucket List

  Summer days are here! If your family needs some help deciding what to do this summer, try picking things off of our summer bucket list! We’ve put together a great list of things to do around Kalamazoo and Michigan this summer. We love to travel over the summer and explore all that our region and the great state of Michigan has to offer.  Don’t
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Help! There’s a Dinosaur Lover in My House, What Do I Do?

  Roar! Stomp! Our children love to pretend to be dinosaurs, to discover them, and they learn how to say the long names of them often before they can say a complete sentence. If you have a dinosaur lover in the house, or maybe you are one yourself, there are so many opportunities both near and far to learn and discover these fascinating reptiles!
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Do-Dah Parade This Weekend: Wackiness To Delight Your Family

It’s here, the 2017 Do-Dah Parade in downtown Kalamazoo! Time for one of our favorite family-friendly parades in Kalamazoo. You won’t want to miss the wackiness and fun of the annual Do-Dah Parade. PARADE ROUTE The traditional Do-Dah Parade route starts at Lovell and Jasper Street and moves to Park Street, to Michigan Avenue, and moves to Portage Street, where it ends back at Portage
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Best Trails for Bike Riding With Kids Around Kalamazoo

  Get ready to ride this summer with KzooKids.com’s list of the best bike riding trails in the Kalamazoo area. Check out these trails below and let us know what you think! Helmet up!   Kal-Haven Trail, Kalamazoo   Boasting over 30 miles of limestone path, the Kal-Haven trail connects Kalamazoo with South Haven. The scenic route takes riders through farmland, wooded areas and
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Notable News: City of Portage Installs New Playgrounds

Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Portage Parks, Recreation & Senior Citizen Services.   The City of Portage Parks is excited to announce the installation of two new playgrounds – one at Central Park (7800 Shaver Road, located behind the City of Portage Public Safety complex) and the other at West Lake Nature Preserve (9001 S. Westnedge, parking off South
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Great Campgrounds Close to Home: Make Your Summer Camping Plans Now

Whether you are a seasoned camper or looking to take your family camping for the first time, the greater Kalamazoo area has many options. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite family-friendly campgrounds. Check out the list below to find the right location for you this summer: (photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography) Campgrounds Located Within An Hour Of Kalamazoo Camp Michiwana
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