Since we just had our Universal/Disney trip in February, we did not travel for spring break this year. I still tried to get out of the house and have some fun though. We stayed around our area of Grand Rapids, MI – which has a ton of things to offer for families (I should make a blog just about that!). Here’s what we did to make our non-travel spring break a little more exciting..
Harper and Mason love having sleepovers in each other’s rooms. So the first night they were begging to move her mattress into his room. They pretty much did that the entire week. McKenzie and Kasey spent the weekend at their dad’s house.
We took the kids to the Oddities and Curiosities Expo at the DeVos Place. This is a traveling “craft show” type thing but with all things spooky and creepy. Right up our alley! It was absolutely PACKED, so it was hard to see everything. I didn’t take any pictures but we came home with some goodies – like a Casper the Friendly Ghost vintage t-shirt!
We met up with our friends (who we haven’t seen in forever) at the park. They have kids around the same age as ours, so we let them run around and play for a couple of hours. Again – no pictures! Which is so not like me. 🙂 A summer camping trip was planned from this hang out!
Of course we renewed our John Ball Zoo membership again this year. The zoo is one of our favorite places to wander. I love all the additions they have been building this past year! Right now is the Grand Rapids Lantern Festival which is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Definitely lots of good photo opportunities right now. We haven’t seen them at night yet but you can go to see them all lit up in the evening. I can’t wait to do that.
We didn’t do much besides color Easter Eggs this day.
Another one of our favorite places to check out is the Grand Rapids Public Museum. I’ve been going here since I was a little kids and still love it. Right now they have a Poison exhibit which was really interesting. The kids even got into it. It’s definitely worth checking out!
We went to Blandford Nature Center for their Story Time with Owls. They offer story-times with different animals and we decided owls (even though I’m terrified of them!). It ended up being super cute and the kids enjoyed it. We got some ice-cream after too!
We stayed home and played outside mostly. I did film my kid’s Easter basket hauls. You can find all of those over on my TikTok! Here’s one:
@thesoltropsix 14 year old girl’s Easter Basket. (Part one!) 💕🐣 #teeneasterbasket #easterbasketideas ♬ original sound – Nicole Holtrop
This day we went to Ed Dunneback and Girl’s Farm for their Easter egg hunt. We LOVE it here. If you’ve never been – go check it out. Such a hidden little gem. This was a ticketed event (their events sell out super fast) which offered a pancake breakfast, meeting the Easter bunny and then the egg hunt. It was super cute and fun!
Easter Day! Harper and Mason woke me up at 6:30am, which is very early for all of us. They all enjoyed their Easter baskets for awhile, played outside, then got ready for Easter dinner. It was the first super warm day we’ve had in awhile which made it even more enjoyable. Sadly this was the last day of spring break which meant early bedtimes!
Overall we had a great spring break. I love getting out of the house and spending time as a family. This week made me more excited for summer coming up and all the activities that come along with that!
Let me know if you’d be interested in a Grand Rapids/Muskegon area list of things to do with kids!