Family Fun Places

Family-friendly places to have fun at in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Librarian Secrets: Michigan Activity Pass

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: Michigan Activity Pass Spring Break is coming! If your family is staying in Michigan for Spring Break this year, consider trying the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)! MAP is a program that lets you print […]

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center Mark your calendar for a day of fun at the FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST.  This FREE event designed for kids of all ages (0-17 years old) will be held at the Bay City Town Center on February 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Be […]

2018 September KIDS Happenings

September’s KIDS Happenings The change of season has begun and with it comes FESTIVALS occurring throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.  September, also, means the SEASONAL BUSINESS OPENINGS of the apple and pumpkin farms.  Families can start visiting these farms to enjoy apple cider and donuts while taking in the many activities each business offers.   Finally, the month is […]

Free SUMMER READING PROGRAM at the Library

LIBRARY’s RoCk!!!  FREE books FREE kid programs FREE cds and books on cd PRIZES CHEAP movies FREE WI-FI June means it is time to register the kids for your local library’s SUMMER READING PROGRAM and this year’s theme is “LIBRARIES ROCK!” Could there be a more truer statement, especially when describing the libraries of the Great […]

A MUSEUM VISIT…WITH KIDS!

By: Jen Wainwright     “The blue stairs, and the pictures, and the train and the hill!” “The train in the basement, and the pictures and…lots of things!” ~ My 4-year-old twins’ responses to their favorite things at The Castle Museum in Saginaw. We’re no strangers to Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw, or the Midland […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Trombley Centre House

By: Bridget Gross Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Trombley-Centre House Location:  901 John F. Kenney Dr., 989-893-5733, http://www.vbchsmuseum.org/id20.html Being the very first frame structure to be erected in Bay City, the Trombley Brothers, Medor and Joseph, built the Trombley-Centre House in 1837, never […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Tummy Ache Candy Store

By: Jen Wainwright Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Tummy Ache Candy Store Location: 1116 N. Johnson St., Bay City, 989.891.7669, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tummy-Ache-Candy-Store/1507935166096276?sk=photos_stream Magical and fantastical meet with tasty and nostalgia inside the colorful Tummy Ache Candy Store, located in the Historic Johnson Business District […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Painterly Pottery

Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! By: Jen Wainwright Colorful Character: Painterly Pottery – Paint Your Own Pottery Studios 2 Locations: 904 N. Water St., Bay City, 989.895.1029 | 6285 Bay Rd, Saginaw, 989.401.7455 www.painterlypottery.com Painterly Pottery is the region’s largest contemporary paint your own pottery […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Primed to Paint

  Discover something you might not know…about a place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Primed to Paint Location: 487C N. Main St., Frankenmuth, 989.262.8199, www.primedtopaint.com Primed to Paint is a studio that provides “instruction in a relaxing atmosphere to inspire individuals of all ages and artistic abilities”. Participants can choose a picture/class […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS… AND TASTY TIDBITS -Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum

Who and what makes our region an absolute mecca for family-friendly events and places? Read Colorful Characters… and Tasty Tidbits, our local version of People magazine. Get to know the Faces and Places of our Great Lakes Bay region! Colorful Character: Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Location:315 W. Genesee Ave., Saginaw, 989.399.6626, www.michildrensmuseam.com With over 16,000 square […]