The kids are off from school and the time is ripe for Spring adventures! But what's a family to do if the Spring Break budget isn't necessarily booming? Have no fear: epic and inexpensive Spring Break family vacations can be experienced right here when you Go Great Lakes Bay in Pure Michigan!
Read on to discover creative options and unforgettable escapes for families who want to make the kind of Spring Break memories that get talked about over dinner... without spending all of the dough!
Go Far Out
Transport your family to Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center and take an unforgettable Spring Break journey into the stars. Venture onto the outdoor observation deck for a birds-eye view that young and young-at-heart will both enjoy, and explore the gift shop for souvenirs from your intergalactic outing. Admission to the 360-degree experience is just $7 for adults and $5 for children/seniors.
Make a Splash
Spring Break lifetime memories are hands-down guaranteed inside the 50,000-square-foot indoor waterpark that is Zehnder's Splash Village! Venture between the Atrium and Splash Waterparks, laugh and scream down a six-story family raft ride, and unwind in the Whimsical Whirl Hot Tub. Rent a private cabana, enjoy meals together poolside or inside the Elk Hollow Café, and sleep well in deluxe accommodations, especially when you take advantage of Family Vacation Packages! Or, get into the swim of things at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge, where dips in any of four indoor pools and rides down two different waterslides are sure to be Spring Break favorites!
Stroll through the Australian Walkabout and Forgotten Forest as a family while discovering exotic animals at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square. Ride the "Iberschoff Special" miniature train and take a spin on the carousel, the only hand-carved one of its kind in the Great Lakes Bay Region! Or, cozy up to more than 200 animals of 50 different species at Birch Run's Wilderness Trail Zoo, where a "Rainforest Experience" and more awaits!
Live it Up
Could there possibly be a place where families can throw their arms up in the air while zooming down a rollercoaster, race each other in go-karts, team up for Lazer Tag, and enjoy pizza and pop together when it's said and done? All of the above and then some (including cold beer for the grown ups) can be found at Kokomo's Family Fun Center!
Spend quality time together in Mother Nature's playground at Chippewa Nature Center and discover more than 15 miles of trails and adventures to take. Experience hands-on exhibits inside the Ecosystem Gallery, climb the two-story observation tower, travel back in time at the Homestead Farm, and look into multiple guided classes and activities to enjoy together. Or, make time to take in all 110 acres of Dow Gardens' epic Spring beauty together, especially during Butterflies In Bloom, March 2 - April 15, 2018!
Bounce into "Spring Break"
If the name Spring Break Family Fun Center doesn't speak for itself, let your family discover this 9,000-square-foot indoor bonanza of bouncers with slides, mazes, obstacle courses, and teeter-totters! Heads up, families: this place is designed for children ages 10 and younger, so let your wee ones bounce until their hearts are content!
Whether you spend Spring Break trying for a hole-in-one at Buoy 18 Miniature Golf, Arcade & Ice Cream Shop or roller skating at the Roll Arena inside Captain Dave's Family Entertainment Center (voted by USA Today as one of the top 10 roller skating rinks in the United States), or even trying for strikes on one of 32 lanes for bowling at Valley Lanes Family Entertainment Center, have fun together without breaking the bank this Spring Break and make family memories that are simply priceless!