Butterflies in Bloom at Dow Gardens



What's a family to do? Spring break is just around the corner (and every television commercial shows kids grinning from ear-to-ear and families having the times of their lives). You want that for your family, too! But you're working with a budget that won't budge, right?



Don't let low cashflow cramp your vacation style! Spring break getaways are available right here in Michigan that'll blow your mind, not your "Benjamins"! Read on to discover how you can soar to new heights (without expensive flight fees), experience exotic creatures (no passport required), and spend your spring break having one-of-a-kind experiences without spending too much!



Indoor Waterparks


With a six-story family raft ride, Super Loop Speed Slide, 400-gallon dumping bucket, lazy river, two whirlpools, and so much more, can you hear the spring break squeals that Frankenmuth's Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark will create? Have fun! And a word to the [penny]wise: Zehnder's Splash Village family vacation packages will have parents smiling ear-to-ear just like the kiddos!

Wet & wild smiles and Family Fun Packages are sure things, too, during a spring break getaway at Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn Lodge. Will your family enjoy the four indoor pools, two water slides, two-story Children's Village play area, or 18-hole indoor mini-golf course most? (Psst! Book a Daily Pretzel Rolling experience at Bavarian Inn Restaurant for only $6.49/person while spring-breaking in Frankenmuth and add tasty memories to your trip!)


Attractions & Outdoor Adventures


Try hovering four stories in the air together along the 1,400-foot canopy walk overlooking Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens in Midland (admission is just $2 for kids ages 6-17 and free for ages 5 and younger)! Or, explore the skies at Delta College Planetarium in Bay City where admission is only $7/adult and $5/kid (with views from the Observation Deck that are absolutely free and completely unforgettable)!

Get to Grandpa Tiny's Farm for hands-on fun or "moooove" through a working dairy farm while touring Weiss Centennial Farm, both in Frankenmuth. And if you flutter from March 1 to April 21, 2019 to Butterflies in Bloom at Dow Gardens in Midland, your family will experience thousands of brilliantly-colored, exotic butterflies from countries around the world!


Family Fun Centers


Take your family on a getaway to any of these spots and both the young and young at heart will experience spring break fun (and still save a ton)!

Sky Zone Trampoline Park: Bounce, belly laugh, land in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes, and jump over here for deals that'll have the whole family flipping for joy in Saginaw.

Spring Break Family Fun Center: What's best about this 9,000 square-foot bounce house in Birch Run? Watching your little ones, ages 12 & younger, squeal and scramble through inflatable bouncers and obstacle courses - or these sweet deals?

The Playground: Let your inner child run loose alongside your kids at Midland's indoor neighborhood playground! Admission is only $8 for children ages 1 - 13 and parents & siblings older than 13 are free!

Kokomo's Family Fun Center: Before your family races down the five-story roller coaster or rides go-karts, enjoys miniature golf, or battles in Laser Tag, get your special deals and a free $5 Game Card!

Valley Lanes Family Entertainment Center: With bowling, indoor miniature golf, an arcade, billiards, a laser maze challenge, bumper cars, Hologate virtual reality, and two escape rooms, your family might need multiple days to fully spring-break-savor this spot!


Escape Rooms


By the way, what are escape rooms? Each are different, but all are live experiences where teams scramble to find clues and hidden objects to solve puzzles that aid in escape!

Visit Code Breakers Escape & Puzzle Rooms in Midland and Great Lakes Escape Game in Frankenmuth (and maybe even dare to try the Ultimate Mirror Maze while in Frankenmuth). Try Stardust Lanes in Saginaw for four escape rooms (along with a dazzling 60-game arcade, two-story laser tag adventure, bumper cars and beyond) that your family can "escape" to for Spring Break! 

Whether you choose to enrich your minds at Midland Center for the Arts, enjoy immersive play inside Saginaw's Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, make souvenirs at Painterly Pottery or explore the 1,200-acre Chippewa Nature Center (with free admission), the quality time spent together will far outweigh the costs of these inexpensive Spring Break getaways for families in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay!