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The kids are so excited! Your family has arrived for your weekend getaway and everyone is giddy to get going! But — it’s unexpectedly freezing, staggeringly hot — it’s a torrential downpour outside! Now what, parents?
When you planned on clear skies & sunshine, but Mother Nature has something different in mind — look to this guide for weatherproof ways to spend the day indoors as a family in Saginaw!
Breakfast: Step out of the elements and into a cozy neighborhood bakery, The Bread Gal, for artisan breads, pastries, quiche, and rolls. (Kids will love the Chocolate Croissant and "big kids" can sink their teeth into a delicious Cardamom Bun or Seasonal Galette.)
Or, enjoy breakfast at Bringer Inn for large portions and an open kitchen — the kids will love watching their food get cooked! Head into Fuzzy’s for homemade iced cinnamon bread, available grilled as Cinnamon French Toast (and to-go as a delicious snack for the trip home).
Mid-Morning: Spend quality time together inside Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and prepare for hands-on exploring! Crawl into a larger-than-life mouth and color your own masterpiece — this museum is 16,000 square feet of interactive galleries, from “Insides Out” to “Water, Water Everywhere”, and an indoor place where infinite fun is found!
Lunch: Your kiddos won’t mind the weather once you step inside SVRC Marketplace, where everyone can pick their own place to eat! Try Big O Burgers and Barbecue for tasty burgers, tacos, and ribs — or Makin' Bacon's bacon-covered-everything! Don't leave without treats for later from Delicious Sweets Bakeshop, Krav'n Cookies, and more!
Or, dine right in the comfort of your car at Old Town Drive-In, a 1950s-style car-hop restaurant with Coney dogs and cold draft root beer.
Mid-Afternoon: Leave behind weather woes while playing arcade games inside Kokomo's Family Fun Center — and Lazer Tag! Or bounce, fly, and defy gravity inside Airborne Adventure Park and experience a whole new level of indoor recreation on wall-to-wall trampolines!
Spend time shopping at nearby Birch Run Premium Outlets and find something for everyone at more than 100 designer and name brand outlet stores! Take a break between shops at The Comet Classic Diner & Creamery for burgers and milkshakes or Tony's I-75 Restaurant for classic comfort foods and huge portions, like their famous 1-pound BLT!
Dinner: Back in Saginaw, enjoy family-friendly G’s Pizzeria for all kinds of delicious pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and burgers, or choose the specialty deep dish pizza at UNO Chicago Grill.
Evening: Bad weather won’t matter when your family is bowling strikes at LeFevre’s or Crooked Creek! Or step into Stardust Lanes to bowl and welcome your family into more than 60 arcade games, four escape rooms, two-story laser tag, and indoor bumper cars!
Check listings to see if your trip’s timed just right to catch a family-friendly performance at The Dow Event Center or Temple Theatre — and consider it a day well-spent together indoors in Saginaw!
Jen is a Saginaw native and owner of Feel These Words, an independent copywriting studio & home to the free "5 Day Website MiniBoost". Jen specializes in writing that connects, delivered through website copy, branded content articles, and WingWoman writing services. You'll find Jen camping with her family, laughing, and at feelthesewords.com
With hands-on, interactive museums, petting farms where your hearts will melt, and opportunities to bounce sky-high and squeal with excitement aboard a choo-choo train and beyond — Saginaw is a kid-friendly spot that adults will love, too!Read More +