GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) If your family isn’t hitting the road this Spring Break there’s still plenty to do right here at home. We’ve gathered some great ideas for a perfect playcation in West Michigan. Plan an overnight stay, a daytrip or a tour of our favorite things around town. Here’s some ideas for a great week of family fun this Spring Break.
Spring Break playcation ideas
Double JJ Gold Rush Waterpark
Splash and play all day at the Double JJ Gold Rush Waterpark! Located in Rothbury this daytrip is a perfect place to let loose with your family. Run around throughout 60,000 square feet of indoor water park excitement. Come race down Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide! More thrill slides, a lazy/crazy river, wave pool, water fort, toddler pool, water basketball, and hot tubs offer TONS of ways to get wet all year long!
Location: 5900 Water Road, Rothbury
Spring Break hours: 10am-9pm
Cost: Adults $25 | Children under 42 inches $20 | 3 & under Free
*$10 watcher fee for guests who don’t want to swim but want waterpark access
Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens
Experience the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation! The Butterflies are Blooming are a West Michigan highlight and even if you live in West Michigan you have never experienced this seasonal treasure. Throughout the exhibition there are plenty of educational opportunities for kids and families along with butterfly themed activities.
Location: 1000 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids
Spring Break hours: vary- see website for details
Cost: Adults $12 | Children 5-13 $6 | Children 3-4 $4 | 2 & under Free
Starlight Safari Slumber at John Ball Zoo
The John Ball Zoo is offering a Spring Break overnight adventure for students in 3rd-6th grade. On Saturday April 11th from 5:30pm-9am kids can slumber near the chimpanzees on this great zoo adventure. Enjoy touring the zoo under the stars, animal encounters, breakfast while watching the animals and much more.
Location: 1300 W. Fulton St Grand Rapids
Time: April 11th-12th 5:30pm-9am
Cost: $50 Member | $55 Non-Member
West Michigan Whitecaps Opening Day
Baseball is back in action as the Whitecaps kick off another great season on Thursday April 9th versus Dayton. The ballpark will be packed with fans ready to cheer on the Whitecaps this season. Special promotions for opening day include fireworks and much more!
Location: 4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park
Time: April 9th at 6:35pm
Cost: tickets vary
Spring Break BASH! at Dairy Discovery
Spring Break BASH! at Dairy Discovery includes guided educational tours of a dairy farm plus hayrides, baby-calf feeding, dairy snacks and more. Enjoy this fun day of farm fun for the whole family.
Location: 12877 84th SE Alto
Time: April10th & 11th
Cost: $8. | Family Rate: Buy 4 get 1 Free!