Kalamazoo Staycation Guide to Spring Break Activities for Kids: Camps, Open Gyms, Road Trips + Special Events

Spring Break Activities

Kalamazoo Families, Plan Your Spring Break Activities – 2024

I’ll admit it: I was thrilled that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year. While not big on snow, this winter has been big on GRAY and I’m ready for some spring sunshine.

And while the furry, seasonal expert isn’t exactly reliable (the groundhog is only correct about 39% of the time), I’ll be happy to feel the sun on my face again soon. Irrespective of the temperature, a sunny day makes any day brighter for me.

We are hoping for sunshine-filled days in Kalamazoo for spring break in 2024. Find activities, camps, special events and day trips all inside this guide to an awesome staycation in SWMI.

Many area schools start spring break on March 22 and return to school on Monday, April 1, 2024. Some districts observe break the following week, during the first week in April.

Hoping Punxsutawney Phil got it right this year

Spring Break Fun in Schoolcraft

12733 US 131 Schoolcraft, MI 49009
📧 info@domesportscenter.com

💬"We have enjoyed Next Level for the past 3 years. The experience is so much more than just sports. They truly are improving young people in every aspect." Helen S.

Elevate your child's athletic journey with Next Level Performance.

We specialize in comprehensive sports development, offering dynamic camps, clinics, and personalized lessons.

Beyond athletic development and skills, NLP is passionate about character development, instilling values like teamwork, confidence, and leadership.

Our incredible coaches create a supportive environment, fostering both athletic development and personal growth.

Join us to empower your young athlete with a well-rounded foundation for success, on and off the field/court.


GOOD FOR: Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Auburn Hills

SEA LIFE Aquarium - 4316 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center - 4240 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Peppa Pig World of Play - 4362 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326

💬Great place to take the kiddos! Had a wonderful time. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
-Google Review

“Spring” into fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Peppa Pig World of Play this Spring Break!

Buy Combo Tickets including admission to multiple attractions for the best deal!

All three family fun centers are located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets mall in Auburn Hills, just over a 2-hour drive from Kalamazoo.


GOOD FOR: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Allegan

439 River St Allegan, MI 49010
📧 info@alleganevent.com

Looking for an adventure that the whole family can enjoy?

Visit Allegan Event, Michigan's largest indoor ropes course, just 30 minutes away from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Holland.

Conquer the Sky Trail® ropes course, Sky Tykes® course for young children, and Clip 'n Climb® walls.

Once you're done, grab some tasty pizza and snacks at the food and beverage area.

Don't miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories at Allegan Event!


GOOD FOR: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Portage

6151 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002
📧 info@airzoo.org

Come explore Michigan’s premiere aerospace and science center!

With more than 200,000 square-feet, this Smithsonian-affiliated center features hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft, multi-sensory exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, amusement rides, a theater, and an active restoration center – there’s something for everyone to explore.

Young engineers will enjoy hands-on play and learning in the newly renovated Toddler Tarmac playroom.

Make sure to visit both buildings to explore trainer cockpits, rocket launching, stealth aircraft, and so much more!


GOOD FOR: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Wyoming

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49509
651 Chicago Dr Holland, MI 49509
📧 grandrapids@craigscruisers.com

Unlimited Wristbands are here for your ultimate Spring Break staycation!

Choose your day: 3/29/24 - 4/7/24
Choose your time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wristband includes:
• Unlimited Attractions: Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster
• Unlimited Trampoline Park
• Plus, the huge buffet with menu items including full salad bar, pasta, pizza, dessert, Pepsi products, coffee and tea!


GOOD FOR: Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Portage

7255 S Sprinkle Rd Portage, MI 49002

If your family has spring fever, head to Jungle Joe's and check out the adventure golf course.

If it gets too hot outside, Jungle Joe's has plenty of fun on the inside too.

Come check us out - your family won't regret it.


GOOD FOR: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Tween

Spring Break Fun in Kalamazoo

4500 Stadium Kalamazoo, MI 49008
📧 info@revelandrollwest.com

Join us for an epic Spring Break extravaganza from March 25th to April 5th, Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 4 PM!

Experience unbeatable thrills with 50% off amusements including bowling, gellyball, axe throwing, laser tag, and VR.

Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping action or family-friendly fun, we've got it all covered!


GOOD FOR: Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

Spring Break Fun in Kalamazoo

329 S Park Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007
📧 education@kazoocivic.com

Curtain up! Get in gear for an unforgettable spring break at The Civic!

It’s time to let those talents shine! Sing, dance, and act your way to the top, all while jamming to your favorite Broadway beats.

And wait for it…at the end of it all, you’ll be the star of the show with a dazzling performance that’ll leave your audience begging for more!

Early drop off/late pick up options available.

Financial assistance is available.


GOOD FOR: Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School

2024 Spring Break Camps

Local spots are gearing up for some engaging and fun camps during spring break. Many offer extended childcare hours and financial assistance.

Registration for these camps is required; be sure to sign up soon to secure your spot.

1 – Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage MI 49002
DATES: Mar 26 – Mar 28, 2024
AGES: PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE

Explore science-based day camps at the Air Zoo, with each day featuring a different topic or theme.

Registration deadline: March 15, 2024.
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2 – Bricks & Minifigs Kalamazoo

1926 Whites Rd, Kalamazoo MI 49008
DATE: Mar 28, 2024
AGES: 5 -11 YEARS

Are your kids ready for a thrilling building challenge? Join the Bricks 4 Kidz Master Challenge Day Camp, inspired by the dynamic LEGO® Masters TV show! This camp will be offered March 28 from 9 AM – noon, 1 PM – 4 PM and 9 AM – 4 PM.

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3 – Full Blast

35 Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek MI 49017
DATES: Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2024
AGES: 5 – 12 YEARS

Spring Break Camp is a day-style camp complete with sports, games, park visits and field trips. Children must pack a cold lunch each day.
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4 – Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

329 S Park St, Kalamazoo MI 49007
DATES: Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2024
AGES: PRESCHOOL – 9TH GRADE

Campers will learn acting, singing and dancing at The Civic. Camp concludes with a performance on March 29, 2024.
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5 – Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo MI 49007
DATES: Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2024
AGES: 1ST – 5TH GRADE

Spend Spring Break with the KIA; sessions are offered in both half day and full day sessions for grades 1-5.
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6 – Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49009
DATES: Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2024
AGES: PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE

Enjoy themed, age-appropriate stories, art, games, activities, journaling, observation, and hikes at KNC. Half day camps for ages 4-5; full day for grades 1-5.
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7 – Kzoo Parks

251 Mills St, Kalamazoo MI 49048
DATES: Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2024
AGES: 1ST – 6TH GRADE

Kalamazoo Parks invites kids in grades 1-6 to a Spring Break Field Trip Fest!
Monday – Allegan Event Center and Revel & Roll
Tuesday – Zehnder’s Splash Village
Wednesday – Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio
Thursday – GR Skate in Bryon Center and a Trampoline Park
Friday – Double JJs Waterpark

Camp runs from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM. Early drop-off is available for an additional fee.
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Spring Break Driving Route: Free Activities in Kalamazoo

Try these spots in Kalamazoo to explore during break. Bonus: they’re all free!

Spring Break Events & Open Play Times

Need a bit more flexibility in your schedule? Try these open play times and other special events:

Take Home Projects & Art Kits

Let your creativity soar at home with projects from local shops.

Art Bayou
3306 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo MI 49008
POTTERY KITS

Shop online to select your pottery kit to go from Art Bayou; curbside pickup is available.

Kalamazoo Pottery Painting
Colors & Cocktails
240 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007
ART KITS

Find oodles of DIY art kits and art supplies at Colors & Cocktails. Kits include embroidery, string art, puzzles, painting and more.

Art Kits Kalamazoo
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo MI 49007
FUSED GLASS KITS

Browse Glass Art’s take-home kits with fused glass including sun catchers and glass magnets. No experience is required!
Kalamazoo Candle Company
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007
6800 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002 ·
CANDLE KITS

Drop in and make sand candles at one of their local shops.

Kalamazoo Candle Company
Michaels
12765 Harper Village Dr, Battle Creek MI 49014
6601 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002
SENSORY KITS

The craft store sells pre-made sensory bins in different themes, including ice cream, dinosaurs or outer space.

Looking for a Mini Getaway? 10 Day Trip Ideas

With drives under two hours, these spring break travel suggestions for families will guarantee a stellar adventure, without all the luggage.

1 Soak in the beauty of butterflies at the Frederick Meijer Gardens Butterflies are Blooming exhibit in Grand Rapids.

Meijer Gardens Butterflies

2 Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The Building Buddies exhibit is a popular choice.

3 Head east to Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills to visit with Peppa Pig, Legoland, and SeaLife Aquarium.

4 • Visit the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Some of our favorites include Slows Bar-B-Q, Madcap Coffee, and Love’s Ice Cream.

5 • Play with animals at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. The zoo is open 364 days/year and very affordable. November through March, kids 3-12 years old are only $4 for admission (under 3 are free). Adults are $5 each.

Potter Park Zoo

6 • Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes into the chilly Lake Michigan water

7 • Snuggle some farm animals at the Critter Barn in Holland. They are open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

8 • Explore Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. Tip: Be sure to bring extra clothes in case your kiddos get wet playing in the water stations.

9 • Head west and visit St. Joe: ride the carousel, visit the museums or explore the Sarrett Nature Center.

10 • Visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. While in town, we always suggest a stop at the famous Zingerman’s Deli.

Ann Arbor Children's Museum

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