Category Archives: swimming

Escape the Big Kids – 7 Big Kid Free Activities

7 Big Kid Free Activities - Ann Arbor Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Today’s Activity Review changes things up and focuses on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big kids and the noise and activity level that they brought to her […]

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. Fortunately, there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. The 11 places to get wet below may include an admission charge, but do not […]

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Fuller Park Pool – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool

This review of Fuller Park Pool is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Our visit was part of the #MyPriusMyTown Campaign sponsored by Toyota USA. All opinions are ours. Our Visit to Fuller Park Pool Summer was off to a hot start this year with temperatures in the 90s on Memorial Day weekend. With the warm temperatures that […]

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Exploring Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime

Ready to Explore Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime - #MyTownMyPrius

Disclosure: Toyota USA provided me with a Prius Prime for the week and compensation for activities over the weekend. They are also making a donation on my behalf to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Donation As a thank you for participating in the MyTownMyPrius promotion, Toyota USA is making a donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. They will make a $1 […]

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Buhr Park Pool – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool

This review of Buhr Park Pool is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Our visit was part of the #MyPriusMyTown Campaign sponsored by Toyota USA. All opinions are ours. Our Visit to Buhr Park Pool Summer is off to a hot start this year with temperatures in the 90s on Memorial Day weekend. With the warm temperatures, we […]

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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

While there are plenty of great pool options in and around Ann Arbor, warm temperatures can happen before they open for the summer or after they close. Fortunately, there are several parks and playgrounds that have creeks, rivers, or lakes that can be visited year round. This list includes only locations without a vehicle admission fee. Note: None of these […]

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Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends earlier this week. The 2018 season begins on Friday, May 25 and ends on Labor Day (Monday, September 3). We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. […]

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Rolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Rolling Hills Water Park - Waterfall

This review of Rolling Hills Water Park is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. It took us until late July for us to make our first trip of the season to Rolling Hills Water Park. We usually visit earlier in the summer, but we like to go first thing in the morning. With my daughter having swim meets on Saturday […]

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Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Earlier this summer, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round. Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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