It’s Spring Break and Arbor Annie has the best events for the week plus additional activity ideas to help you enjoy a staycation if you’re at home this week. Even if the kids are in camp and you’re at work, with most activities cancelled this week maybe you can enjoy some extra fun in the evenings.
Spring Break Week Sponsor: JLC Book Sale
The JLC Booksale starts on Thursday and features more than 25,000 books for just $1 each. It is a reincarnation of the popular Jay Lee Court Booksale with some improvements. They have moved to the Sheraton Ann Arbor which offers shelter from the elements and ample free parking making shopping easier. They have also introduced educator discounts and a new trade-in program. Plus shop Friday or Saturday and buy 10 books for $1 and get 10 books for free.
Arbor Annie’s Spring Break Picks
The Ann Arbor District Library leads the way with events during spring break week. They have several great events this week. They have STEM events, Storytimes, and Crafts. Some of the highlights are Pom Pom Party, Family Reading & Science Program: Life in the Next Frontier, Secret Codes, Mission to Mars, and Walkalong Gliders.
On Thursday and Friday, stock up on reading material and other books for the family at our sponsor, the JLC Booksale. The way my daughter goes through books, $1/book is a great deal.
Beyond the calendar activities, it’s a great week for a day trip or other fun activities:
- Video Games – Pinball Pete’s, Virtual Reality at Zap Zone, UM Computer & Video Game Archive
- Museums – Our Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for Kids
- Ice Skating Guide
- Day Trips
- Playground Profiles
- Matthaei Botanical Gardens – both indoor and outdoor activities.
Dumbo opens on Friday with showings starting on Thursday evening. I am not sure if we’ll get to it on Thursday night, but it’s on my list to see. From the trailers it seems a bit dark, so I recommend caution with younger or sensitive children.
Wonder Park opened a couple of weekends ago. It’s had mixed reviews, and my daughter vetoed seeing it over spring break.
Captain Marvel continues its strong run. We saw it opening weekend. Be sure to check out our review and parental guidance suggestions. Maybe we’ll go see it a second time over break.
Quality 16’s Free Morning Movies series continues on Friday with Hotel Transylvania 3.
Looking Forward to Next Weekend
|Preschool Open House
at Stone School Cooperative Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
Last Minute Travel Options
All Spring Break Events