5 Children Activities in Macomb County

There are plenty of activity lists for the Oakland County areas’ children, but not as many for Macomb County, Michigan. Here are a few of my favorite places to take my little ones. These are not super budget friendly, so please keep that in mind!

Many of these activities are only a short 10-20 minute drive from the surrounding areas of: Troy, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Bloomfield Hills, Waterford, Washington, Detroit, Birmingham, Novi, Farmington Hills and other areas in Oakland County.

Have fun with your kiddos before they go back to school!

  1. Sterling Inn Water Park- Located in Sterling Heights

You have to stay overnight or a party package to use the water park, but if you’d like a ‘staycation’, this sounds great! Rooms start at $110. For birthday parties they offer a water park pass, 2 slices of pizza, chips, birthday cake and a changing room. $20 per child! http://www.sterlinginn.com/indoor-water-park/

Sterling Inn Water Park

  1. Joe Dumars- Located in Shelby Township.

This facility features: indoor golf, basketball, roller hockey, volley ball, mini golf, laser tag, high ropes course, inflatable slide, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and much more! They have camps for children as well as party packages! http://www.joedumarsfieldhouse.com/

Joe Dumars Fieldhouse

  1. Extreme Fun- Located inside the Macomb Mall in Roseville.

Inflatable indoor play land for rainy days! They have open play M-F for only $7! They have bounce houses, large scale inflatables to slide down, and climb on. Extreme Fun also hosts birthday parties. Children ages 1-12 will enjoy this activity most. http://www.extremefunmi.com/

Extreme Fun

  1. Sanders Candy Factory- Located in Clinton Township.

They offer a FREE self-guided and “Stop & Shop” tour Monday through Friday. Great way to get children interested in manufacturing, production, entrepreneurship, business, and of course chocolate! Tour times vary with production schedules so advance reservations are required. They give out free chocolate samples to each participant too! http://www.sanderscandy.com/factory-tours-a/250.htm

Sanders Factory Tour

  1. CJ Barrymore’s – Located in Clinton Township.

Indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family! Laser tag, arcade games, batting cages, bowling, bumper boats, bumper cars, bungee jump, driving range, go karts and more! You can host birthday parties here, and they have coupons (tons of BOGO!) on the website! http://cjbarrymores.com/park-info/

CJ Barrymore's

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Two Ingredient Slime!

I love ideas for easy crafts, don’t you?

This idea takes only two main ingredients (and food coloring if you want to make it pretty)

There are a few ways to make slime, however I found this recipe works best ~
1 1/2 cups of CLEAR glue and
1 1/2 cups of liquid starch. 
The liquid starch we used was the brand STA-FLO, you can find it at your local grocery store with the laundry detergent or you can purchase on amazon.
You mix it all together, separate the slime into a few small bowls and add food coloring to each bowl.
You only need a few drops of food coloring!!!
The mixture may need to be mixed with your hands for a bit to get the desired texture, depending on the brand of glue you use. We used Elmer’s Clear Glue.
This project can easily be done with a toddler! Check it out!
slime7
Have fun exploring!
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