GUIDES 2018-02-14T09:38:15+00:00

Indoor Waterparks – Fun Adventures For Families

by Leslie P If you need a surefire way the weather won't spoil a planned trip, head to an indoor waterpark where the raging waves and swirling slides will guarantee hours of fun for the [...]

Valentine’s Events Your Kids Will LOVE

by Jill P Do your kids have a sweet spot for Valentine's Day events and activities? There's plenty of fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with events and activities around Kalamazoo. Here are some Valentine's [...]

Kalamazoo Area Ice Skating Guide 2018

by Leslie P  Grab the gloves and lace up your skates for an essential winter season activity - ice skating! Check our listings below to get in on the frozen fun in and around Kalamazoo. [...]

Where To Take Indoor Swim Lessons Around Kalamazoo

  by Kristine F Summer will be here before we know it, and so will those pool parties and trips to the lake! Since knowing how to swim is so important, it is always a [...]

20 February “Don’t Miss” Free or Cheap Family-Friendly Events Around Kalamazoo

by Amy L. February may be the shortest month of the year, but there are still plenty of great free or cheap events for families just waiting for you to enjoy! We hope you’ll enjoy [...]

2018 Greater Kalamazoo Area Preschool Guide: Preschools Are Now Enrolling

    Preschools in the Greater Kalamazoo Area Are Enrolling NOW Did you know that many preschools start their enrollments in January and February for the next school year? Many preschools are now enrolling for [...]

Soup for You in Kalamazoo: Reader Favorites

by Julie S Winter is a wonderful time to cozy up to a nice cup or bowl of delicious soup. We asked our readers for their favorites around the Kalamazoo area, and our readers were [...]

Toddler Activities & Classes For $10 or Less- Winter 2018

by Julie S   If you have a toddler at home during the winter, you may be feeling cooped up and looking for new things to do. There are so many activities and programs in [...]

Free Winter Family Fun Around Kalamazoo 2018

by Amy L   Although winter weather is very well here in Southwest Michigan, there are still plenty of fun and FREE things for families to get out and enjoy during the winter. Fight off [...]

Where To Find Preschool Open Houses around Kalamazoo – Early 2018

by Jill P Yes, it’s that time of year already. Time to start checking out preschools for your little one. Open Houses are a great opportunity to check out the preschool of your choice and [...]

Hotels Stays And Trip Ideas 2 Hours or Less Away From Kalamazoo

by Jill P Do your kids love staying in hotels? Or are you looking for a quick getaway from Kalamazoo, but don't want to drive more than a two hours from Kalamazoo? We've got some [...]

Kids Eat FREE or Cheap Around Kalamazoo

Free or Cheap Eats for Kids - Updated January 2018   by Robin B  Eating out doesn't have to be expensive!  Take a look at our extensive list of over 20 restaurants in the Kalamazoo [...]

Visiting Traverse City With Kids in the Winter: 5 Fun Things To Do

by Jill P   When the winter wind chills Traverse City, you don’t have to stay bundled up in your house. Actually, northern Michigan’s winter can offer a lot of fun for families in Traverse [...]

2018 Kalamazoo Area Homeschooler Guide – A Complete Guide To Community Resources

by Julie S *This guide was updated January 2018. Homeschooling is on the rise, and whether you are a homeschooling veteran, one just starting out, or one considering homeschooling, the Kalamazoo area has an amazing [...]

Readers’ Favorite Places for Hot Chocolate

 by Jill P   It's cold outside! And when it's this cold you'll want some hot chocolate to warm you up! We've asked our KZOOkids.com readers for the BEST hot chocolate places in the greater [...]

New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo – 2017

by Julie S Looking for family fun for this New Year's Eve? It doesn't need to be the midnight hour in order to celebrate ringing in 2018. Have some quality family fun and an early [...]

Sledding & Tubing Around Kalamazoo

by Robin B This article has been updated for the 2017-2018 season. Sledding season is here! Get ready to play in the powder and zoom down the hills with the kids. Here is our list of [...]

Christmas Break-Day-by-Day Planner – 2017

by Amy L   Christmas Break is a wonderful time for families to have fun together! This list of events is sure to keep your kids busy and having fun all break long. Take some [...]

40 Things To Do with the Kids on Christmas Break Around Kalamazoo-2017

  This Christmas Break Guide is brought to you by Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. Looking for family fun this Christmas Break? Travel + Leisure named Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark as one of America's Coolest Indoor [...]

Kalamazoo’s HUGE Guide to Holiday Fun – 2017

by Jill P  We've been working hard to help you maximize your family's holiday fun! In our Kalamazoo's HUGE Guide to Holiday Fun, you’ll find one roundup of Holiday Parades, Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies, Christmas Tree [...]

Winter Break Camps Around Kalamazoo

  by Deb D   Are your kids looking for something fun to do over Christmas Break? You'll want to check out some of the great camps that you'll find in our area.   This [...]

Holiday Lights & Christmas Card Displays Around Kalamazoo 2017

by Leslie P  Start the car, fill up a thermos of hot chocolate and grab some cookies so the whole family can enjoy an evening of twinkling Holiday light displays in Kalamazoo, the Southwest Michigan area, [...]

Great Holiday Shows & Performances Around Kalamazoo

by Jill P The holiday season is in full swing! Musicals, ballets, concerts, plays and more are filling up the calendar from here until Christmas. This year, you'll find a huge variety and something for [...]

December Free or Cheap Family Fun

by Amy L. We might not have snow yet, but there are plenty of fun, winter-themed activities for your family this December happening around Kalamazoo. Our list of fun, FREE or cheap activities features over a [...]

Live Nativity Scenes Around SW Michigan

by Jill P If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the season, consider visiting one of these Live Nativity programs. Our family enjoys attending one each year as one of our family Christmas [...]