Category Archives: family

Pinball Pete’s – Activity Review

Ann Arbor Pinball Pete's - Entrance

This review of the Ann Arbor’s Pinball Pete’s is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Pinball Pete’s Review My husband and I grew up in the 80s and loved taking our daughter to Pinball Pete’s and introducing her to some of our favorite classic games. My daughter has grown up with video games, but was fascinated with the […]

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Ann Arbor Christmas Lights

Ann Arbor Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights definitely add some brightness to the short winter days. They make it so much easier to come home in the dark at 5:30p. If you’re looking for Ann Arbor Christmas Lights, we’ve got a list of what to see. I was quite surprised to hear from colleagues in other cities about homes that have admission fees, donation suggestions, […]

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2018 Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village Review & Tips

2018 Greenfield Village Holiday Nights - Fireworks & Sign

This weekend the Henry Ford Museum hosted my family for 2018 Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. This is one of our favorite annual traditions. One thing that I love about Greenfield Village is that it is so large and there are so many extra activities that we always seem to find something new. Also, don’t forget to check out our […]

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Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options in winter. Last year Ann Arbor added 3 natural outdoor rinks. Now that spring is here, only indoor options are available. As a child my favorite part of winter was ice skating. When I lived in Illinois, our neighborhood park offered outdoor ice skating (basically it was a gully […]

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The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 8 & 9 Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances: If you know of any Nutcracker Ann Arbor performances […]

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Ann Arbor Turkey Trots

Ann Arbor Turkey Trots

For many families a Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving Tradition. There are a couple of Ann Arbor Turkey Trots both on Thanksgiving and the weeks before. Ann Arbor Turkey Trots There are two Turkey Trots in the Ann Arbor area in November. Turkey trots are a great way to work off some calories before indulging in your Thanksgiving feast […]

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Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens & the Longest Canopy Walk – Activity Review

Canopy Walk - Tunnel in Pod - Whiting Forest - Dow Gardens

Did you know the longest Canopy Walk in the US is just two hours away? Earlier this month, Dow Gardens in Midland opened their new Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens with the canopy walk, playground, apple orchard, and much more. A friend and I visited on Thursday while the kids were at school to check it out. Activities at Whiting […]

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Virtual Reality at Zap Zone – Activity Review

ZapZone Virtual Reality - Fruit Ninja

Disclosure: Zap Zone hosted my daughter and I to check out their new Virtual Reality offerings. All opinions are our own. This summer Zap Zone Ann Arbor replaced their Cannon Blaster room with a new Virtual Reality room. My daughter was thrilled with Zap Zone hosted us to try out the new activities. Zap Zone Virtual Reality Zap Zone has […]

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Blast Corn Maze – Fall Activity Review

Blast Corn Maze - Maze Entrance

Visiting a Corn Maze is an annual fall tradition for us. I have heard great things about Blast Corn Maze for years. Since we live on the southeast side of Ann Arbor, we stuck with mazes closer to home. This year, we visited Blast Corn Maze – and it is now our corn maze of choice for the future. Fun […]

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