Five Things to Do Before School Starts

By: LittleGuide Detroit. LittleGuide Detroit is Metro Detroit’s top resource for the best classes, events and activities for littles in the city and beyond.

It’s hard to believe but there are only a few weeks left of summer. Before we know it the kids will be back in school and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will soon follow. Hold on to the warm days, long nights and relaxing time with your family by checking off these last few items from our Summer Bucket List.


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Splash & Play



Put on the swimsuits and sunscreen and get ready to beat the heat. Whether you want a quick trip to a local splash park or an afternoon in the sand, nothing says summer more than getting wet and having fun with water.


Go On An Island Adventure


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You don’t need to get on a plane to find an island getaway. Belle Isle State Park offers fun for the whole family. Load up the bikes and buggies, pack food for a BBQ and get ready for a day of fun at these free attractions:


See A Movie on the Big Screen



Let the kids stay up past their bedtime and squeeze in a date with your favorite person at a drive-in double header.  The Incredibles 2Hotel Transylvania 3 and Christopher Robin come out this summer if you want to see something new. If you’d prefer tried and true favorites, skip the parking lot and try a movie in the park.


Have a No-Phone Day



Put the phone away for a day and party like it’s 1999. Try a fusion sport like Knockerball or fowling, introduce the kids to old-school video games or go wild in the tree tops and ride the zipline at an Adventure Park. Here are some of our favorite places to play!


Enjoy A Family Dinner



Pick up your ingredients at the farm or farmers market, pack a picnic blanket and find the perfect place to sit al fresco. Whether you’re looking for waterfront views or a picture perfect setting, metro Detroit offers some great picnic spots. After you eat, don’t forget to stop for a cool treat.


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