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Michigan Indoor Waterparks – Fun Adventures For Families

This time of winter makes me long for the hot days of summer. While summer may be a good four months away, there are plenty of opportunities to replicate the warmth of summer by enjoying one of the great indoor waterparks in Michigan. Or venture further out to enjoy one of the great waterparks within a three hour or so drive from Kalamazoo.   Here
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Kalamazoo Area Ice Skating Guide -2017

Grab your gloves and welcome the winter season with frozen fun in Kalamazoo and Portage! We suggest that you call ahead or confirm skate times before you head out. Many of the outdoor locations are weather permitting and some of the indoor locations hours are subject to change. The Ice Rink at Millennium Park Located at 280 Romence Road, Portage, MI. This outdoor rink
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Life-Size Candyland Game at Otsego District Public Library: Fun Your Kids Will Love

Looking for a fun outing during this cold January? Take a trip to the Otsego District Public Library where you and your kids can play a life-size version of the game Candyland, through January 21, 2017. Check in with the front desk, grab a bucket with your game pieces and have some fun! Stroll through peppermint pass, gummy hills, licorice lagoon, candy castle, chocolate
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Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center

*Passes to Impression 5 Science Center were provided by the museum for review purposes. All opinions are my own.  Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan is designed to give kids of all ages a real hands-on approach to learning using all five senses. If you have a child who loves cars and racing, you’ll want to make a trip to check out their
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St. Luke’s Animal Fair – Why You Won’t Want To Miss This FREE Event on October 2nd

  Come, watch the herd assemble downtown! St. Luke’s will hold its annual St. Luke’s Animal Fair Oct. 2 from 2:00 -5:00 pm, with activities including carnival rides, a petting zoo, Zoomobile, and local vendors, on Lovell Street between Park and Rose. This is an annual, FREE event that includes rides and family activities.   “Our pets bring us joy, affection, and delight. Their doing
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Nickelodeon’s “ROAD TO WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY” Coming to Kalamazoo on August 31

Nickelodeon will bring its third annual “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” campaign to Kalamazoo where the network will team up with Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation to host an event encouraging kids to get up and get active. The slime-filled celebration will feature Nick-themed games and fitness-themed activities, including a Super Slime obstacle course, Nick bowling, a slime booth, costume characters and more.
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Top 12 Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo

With options such as a splash pad, beaches, playgrounds, trails and more, we are lucky to be surrounded by so many parks. Thanks to the help of our KZOOkids.com readers, we have put together a list of some of our favorite parks in Kalamazoo and the surrounding cities. Check out our guide below to find the perfect one for your family – or make plans
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6 Ways To Beat The Heat Around Kalamazoo

We’re heading into a heat wave and the next few days are going to be HOT. I’ve seen where the heat index will top 100 degrees. Wow! We have six ideas for you to beat the heat over the next few days. Stay cool!   INDOOR FUN 1. Take in a FREE or cheap movie. Alamo’s Kids Camp lineup for the next few days include: July
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Places to Get Wet Around Kalamazoo-Swim Spots, Splash Pads, & Pools

When the hot summer months hit Southwest Michigan we are all looking for a nice place to take the kids to cool off. Thankfully the Kalamazoo area has a lot of great options at little to no cost to you. We have put together a list of local places, as well as everything you need to know before you go.   River Oaks Splash
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What Kalamazoo Parents Should Know About Pokemon Go

You may have heard your kids clamoring to play it, or you may have a mom in your mom’s group who has confessed to hunting Pikachu while at the nearby park during a playdate. If you’re curious what the Pokemon Go hype is about, or if you have an inkling to play with or without your kids, here’s a few quick things you should
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