Arts and Crafts in ANN ARBOR with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in Ann Arbor, Michigan there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Great Lakes State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape….Ann Arbor is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let Ann Arbor inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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    (78 miles) Sandusky

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  • Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

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    (18 miles) Belleville

    Fun waterpark with two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

  • Splash Universe

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    (22 miles) Dundee

    Fun indoor water park in Michigan featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, a Treehouse area and a family spa!

  • Aqua Tots

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    (37 miles) Troy

    Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!

  • Red Oaks Waterpark

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    (37 miles) Madison Heights

    All round fun family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.

  • Warren Community Center Pool

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    (39 miles) Warren

    Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide! Great fun for kids in Michigan

  • Monsoon Lagoon

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    (71 miles) N Port Clinton

    A fun water adventure with go-karts and crazy golf!

  • Zehnders Splash Village

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    (72 miles) Frankenmuth

    Enjoy the largest indoor water park in Frankenmuth with over 50,000 sq ft of water fun for all ages! Includes a 6-story family raft ride!

  • Cedar Points Soak City

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    (77 miles) Sandusky

    Water fun galore in Cedar Point with thrills, spills, slides and rivers - perfect for the whole family in Ohio!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (84 miles) Sandusky

    Experience the LARGEST indoor waterpark in the USA at Kalaharis in Ohio! Outdoor activities seasonally.

  • Splashway Waterpark

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    (88 miles) Sheridan

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  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (4 miles) Ann Arbor

    20 acres of beautiful petting farm for kids to explore in Ann Arbor, with cute domestic animals waiting to make friends!

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (5 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (6 miles) Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

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    (33 miles) Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (36 miles) Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (47 miles) Toledo

    With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos and it features an aquarium too!

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    (51 miles) Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

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    (67 miles) Birch Run

    Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!

  • African Safari Wildlife Park

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    (70 miles) Port Clinton

    Head to Africa for the day at African Safari Wildlife Park! Over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve will give you a fun and educational day out in Ohio!

  • The Henry Ford Estate

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    (26 miles) Dearborn

    Return to the world of automotive pioneer Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Estate ~ Fair Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane includes the residence of Henry and Clara Ford and ...

  • Diamond Jack's River Tours

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    (36 miles) Detroit

    River fun in Detroit with these sightseeing river tours, perfect for kids to explore the city in a whole new way!

  • Sanders Candy Factory Tour

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    (51 miles) Clinton Township

    Tasty tours that take you through the history of chocolate and candy, then see it made and TASTE it! Delicious FREE family fun in Michigan

  • River Town Adventures

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    (52 miles) Lansing

    River adventures with kayak rentals and tours with this Lansing adventures company ready to challenge those active kids!

  • State Capitol Building Tours

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    (52 miles) Lansing

    Enjoy tours of this iconic Capitol Building in Lansing, with visits to the House and Senate galleries included. Fascinating!

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (13 miles) Canton

    Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!

  • Jungle Java

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    (13 miles) Canton

    Indoor jungle themed fun in Canton where a great indoor playground for kids under 10 years, with a toddler area too...and parents can play too!

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    (14 miles) Chelsea

    Great indoor play with awesome slides, baby and toddler areas, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!

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    (19 miles) Westland

    Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.

  • Treasure Island Playground

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    (22 miles) Livonia

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    (22 miles) Walled Lake

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    (22 miles) Walled Lake

    A fun a creative atmosphere and indoor play center that kids AND the parents can enjoy! With a wide variety of play areas, kids are sure to be entertained! We love indoor fun!

  • Jungle Java

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    (26 miles) Farmington Hills

    Kids can go wild at this jungle themed indoor play center in Michigan, with toddler areas and birthday parties - where adults can play too!

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (27 miles) Howell

    With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!

  • Detroit Kid City

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    (32 miles) Southfield

    offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.