KZOOKIDS Articles2018-05-11T16:29:06+00:00

Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: January 18 – January 20

Weekend Fun for the Kalamazoo Parent: January 18 - January 20 It's the month of January in Michigan and you know what that means...cold and snow. Whether you taste calls for sitting inside by the fire with a warm blanket or making your way to the nearest sledding hill or ski slope, we've found a variety of family-friendly events [...]

HUGE Winter Outdoor Fun Guide for Southwest Michigan

Let it Snow! Opportunities for Outdoor Fun this Winter Chilly weather signals the time to trade in our rakes for shovels and sweaters for puffy coats. Kids will enjoy that extra hot cup of cocoa after coming inside with flushed cheeks and cold noses.   As the snowflakes fall, we’ve rounded up the best locations to play in Southwest [...]

WIN! The Little Gym of Kalamazoo $100 Gift Card

This giveaway brought to you by The Little Gym of Kalamazoo. 408 W. Centre St. Ste. B, Portage, MI Facebook | Instagram | Website | (269) 321-8799 Keep Kids Moving Getting kids moving during the age of technology can be tricky for parents, especially during the winter months. The newly opened Little Gym of Kalamazoo aims to change all [...]

WIN! KSO Presents The Phantom of the Orchestra and Your Chance to WIN Tickets

This giveaway brought to you by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Ste 100, Kalamazoo Facebook | Instagram | Website | 269-349-7759 Inspire a Child's Lifelong Love of Music Want to inspire a child’s creativity, analytical thinking and lifelong love of music? Introduce your child(ren) to the Family Discovery Series at the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. For many, the idea of [...]

Birthday Freebies and Deals Around Kalamazoo

You Say It's Your Birthday? From free meals to birthday discounts, what better way to celebrate the day, than with a special treat or freebie? A number of businesses offer a little something extra on YOUR day, as well as specials for children. Many of the freebies require you to sign up as a loyalty rewards member in order to [...]

ONE Winter Activity You May Not Have Tried – But Should

A Winter Thrill Awaits - Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park Have you heard of the Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park? Our family hadn't either and loved exploring this hidden gem. Typically, winter finds us heading up north to enjoy the seasonal activities available in the Mitten. However, one winter our travels took us an hour southeast to Angola, [...]

Indoor Water Parks in Michigan

15 + Water Park Getaways Within Driving Distance of Kalamazoo Wet and wild fun is on the agenda when you visit an indoor water park. And, the weather won't spoil a planned trip at an indoor water park where the raging waves and swirling slides will guarantee hours of fun for the entire family. There are plenty of opportunities [...]

30+ Things for Teens and Tweens to Enjoy in Kalamazoo

Teenagers Can Take a Digital Break Being a tween or teen is tough. They've outgrown the children's museums and library storytimes, but like all of us, they still want to have fun. In fact, they may even want to put their phone down a time or two. What's a teenager to do? We've rounded up the best activities and [...]

Affordable or FREE Things for Kids to Do in January Around Kalamazoo

Holidays Stretch the Budget? The holidays may be over, but the family fun continues with plenty of opportunities for free activities.  January is brimming with story times, library events and winter-themed activities to enjoy while we dream of warmer weather. Keep the kids entertained during the school break, with boredom-smashing activities and ideas listed in our Winter Break Guide. Free [...]

New Year’s Eve Family Fun in Kalamazoo

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Ready to ring in 2019 with the family? Whether you stay up until midnight or throw a Noon Year's-Eve style party, make it a memorable occasion with the family. We've found a number of events happening during the day to close out 2018 and welcome in 2019. If you are looking to get out [...]

WIN! Family Four-Pack Tickets to Sleeping Beauty at Miller Auditorium

This giveaway brought to you by Miller Auditorium. 1341 Theatre Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Facebook | Instagram | Website | (269) 387-2300 Fall In Love All Over Again With The Original Tale of Sleeping Beauty You likely grew up seeing the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, complete with fairies arguing about Aurora's perfect dress color and woodland animals, but most [...]