Exciting Goodrich Summer Activities for Kids

Children run through a sprinkler

It’s summertime! The kids are out of school and looking to you to entertain them. While you know the importance of keeping them on a schedule, there are still plenty of free hours to fill. Where do you start?

We have got you covered! There are many great Goodrich, MI, activities, no matter what your child likes. So, Mom, Dad, and Caregiver – fret no more; we have compiled some of the top selections for you!


Best Goodrich Activities with Kids

  • Playground adventures
  • Water fun
  • Getting back to nature


Active Goodrich Youth Experiences

These Goodrich activities are for the child that is always on the move. For the cooler days, they can spread their wings outside, but when the heat turns up, we have an indoor selection.


Innovation Hills – Spread across 110 acres in Rochester Hills, Innovation Hills is one of the largest playgrounds in Michigan. It boasts five unique play areas and a sensory garden, so it has something for everyone, regardless of age!

Sloan Museum of Discovery – The new $30 million Sloan Museum of Discovery is an interactive museum every visitor will enjoy. With five different hands-on areas for kids and their childcare providers to visit, each new turn reveals something fresh!

Scarlet’s Playground – Scarlet’s Playground was named after Scarlet, a 6-year-old diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is an 18,000-square-foot barrier-free playground accessible to all children of all ages and abilities. It even has a specialized rubberized surface that can accommodate wheelchairs!


Best Goodrich Activities Involving Water for Kids

Nothing answers the kids’ unhappy sighs when the thermometer rises like getting them into the water. Here are some fun Goodrich activities that will turn their unhappy sighs into joyful laughs!


Lily Pad Springs – If you’re looking for some splashing fun, Lily Pad Springs is the place to come. They have over 50 play features and four water slides. Additionally, everyone in your Goodrich activity-seeking group will be able to join in; Lily Pad Springs is ADA and Universally Accessible!

Dodge Park Splash Pad – Located in Sterling Heights, as part of Dodge Park, there is the Dodge Park Splash Pad. Bright colors and a wide area engage children to run and splash, quickly cooling tempers and bodies. Please note you must wear proper swimming attire while using the Splash Pad.

Lake St. Claire Metropark – The children in your childcare like a little bit of everything? Head on over to Lake St. Claire Metropark! They can swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, zip down the waterslides, or run around the spray ground. There’s a smattering of every type of water fun!


Best Nature Goodrich Activities for Children

When all the children ran the other way at the sight of a snake, your child knelt to make friends. Yup, you have the nature lover. Wondering where to take them in the summer? We have a few top choices.


Stage Nature Center – Not only is the Stage Nature Center in Troy incredible for all ages, from the large climbing rocks at the entrance to the aqua wall with live reptiles and amphibians, but it is free! It also has a dinosaur dig and a neat nature nook filled with games and activities.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve – Looking for a rock-climbing experience with the kids? Maybe a more accurate description would be rock clambering. Regardless, Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield has been said to be a “hidden gem worth exploring,” and we’re sure your little ones will agree.

Howell Nature Center – Located on 230 acres in Howell, the Howell Nature Center offers outdoor education programs, summer camps, recreation programs, a wildlife park, a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, and adventure education programs year-round. Plan a day to visit the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park to meet the more than 70 animal ambassadors, native Michigan wildlife that is permanently injured and therefore can’t be released.


Now that you have all these fun Goodrich activities in mind, the question isn’t what will you do with the children in your care, but will you have enough time to fit all these dynamic destinations into one summer?

The Breakie Bunch Learning Center offers Summer Camp options, as well as its traditional daycare and preschool learning options. Contact us, and let’s discuss how we can help make your child’s summer memorable!