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Indoor Michigan Winter Fun – Oakland County – Macomb County – Metro Detroit

Posted by Glen LaGrou January 27, 2014 Events, Featured, Local Activities, Winter Fun

Indoor Michigan Fun and Things to Do in Metro Detroit inside when the weather is too cold outside. 

Fun indoor places to go in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan. Things to do for kids and adults in SE Michigan when it’s too cold outside for outdoor fun. Metro Detroit and Oakland County, MI arcades, bowling centers, playplaces, bounce houses, indoor waterparks, climbing walls and more venues around town to have family fun when the weather doesn’t cooperate.


altPump It Up (Oakland County and Metro Detroit, MI Bounce House Playplace)
1720 Opdyke Court Auburn Hills, 48326, Phone: 248-375-1100, website
Pump it Up hosts parties, special events and even drop-in playtimes for kids to bounce on their clean, safe bouncers. Kids love Pump It Up inflatable bouncers and provide the perfect opportunity for indoor fun when the weather is just too cold outside. Pump it Up also has another Oakland County inflatable playplace/bouncehouse location in Wixom (28373 Beck Rd.Unit H Wixom, Michigan 48393, Phone: 248-912-1090).

altBirmingham, Michigan Indoor Fun, Commerce, Michigan Indoor Fun, Northville, Michigan Indoor Fun:
Great Harvest Bread Company (Oakland County and Metro Detroit Breadmaking Tours for kids and adults)
Birmingham (1137 S. Adams, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, Phone: 248-594-0505)
Commerce Township (3376 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Township, Michigan 48390, Phone: 248-926-9848)
Northville (139 E. Main St., Northville, Michigan 48167, Phone: 248-344-4404)
Attention, Moms! If you’re looking for a FREE, fun, indoor educational activity for your child, you might consider a tour of the Great Harvest Bread Company. The minimum number of children needed to hold a tour at the Great Harvest Bread Co. is 5, and they can accomodate up to about 25 kids. Kids attending tours at the Great Harvest Bread Company need to be at least four years old. Great Harvest Bread Co Review & Pics.

altClawson, Michigan Indoor Fun
Doc Sweets’ Candy Company (Michigan’s largest candy store)
120 S. Rochester Road, Clawson, Michigan 48017, Phone: 248-597-1051
Doc Sweets in Clawson is 5000 Square Feet of Candy Store that features over 5000 different kinds of candy! Buy candy in bulk or search for rare candy you didn’t know existed. Docs Sweets is a sweet place to take the kids when they’re bored or looking for things to do indoors. Review, photo gallery and video tour of Doc Sweets’ Candy Company in Clawson, MI.

Clinton Twp., Michigan Indoor Fun
C.J. Barrymore’s Sports & Entertainment (Metro Detroit, MI arcade, lazer tag, bowling and more)
21750 Hall Road, Clinton Township, Michigan Phone: 586-469-2800
CJ Barrymore’s has a sprawling arcade, bowling alley and lazer tag complex for tons of indoor winter fun for kids. Lasertron laser tag towers two stories that’s packed with arcade video games, billiards and more.

Farmington Hills, Michigan Indoor Fun
BonaVenture Family Skating (Oakland County Roller Skating)
24505 Halsted, Farmington Hills, MI 48335, Phone: 248-476-2200,
Roller skating kids and parents will love Bonaventure Family Skating Center’s open skates, specials and schools out roller skating times. If you’re looking for things to do in Farmington Hills when school is out or the weather is too cold, BonaVenture offers indoor fun!

Jungle Java (Indoor Oakland County Playscape + Coffee Shop)
27658 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI Phone: 248-919-3284
The indoor playscape is huge – the biggest I’ve seen of any indoor playscape. It’s colorful and has a jungle theme. Because it’s so large, it has so many areas and caters to many different age levels. This is probably one of the indoor playscapes that can still entertain the older kids (up to age 9). It even has a separate area set aside for toddlers under three years old. The playscape is a no shoes zone. Kids can take their shoes and jackets off and put everything into cubbies at the entrance. Review of Jungle Java in Farmington Hills.

altMarvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Metro Detroit arcade and museum of oddities)
31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Phone: 248-626-5020
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is part arcade (featuring pinball machines and other coin-op classic games) and part Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum features over 5,000 square feet of vintage coin-operated machines, macabre oddities, pinball machines, unusual nostalgia, and the newest video game crazes. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum provides something for people of all ages to enjoy. Best of all – admission is free! Review and photo gallery of Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum of Farmington Hills.

Milford, Michigan Indoor Fun
Going Glazy Pottery Studio (Oakland County Pottery)
525 North Main Street Suite 100, Milford, MI 48381 Phone: 248-676-2310, website
Spend a day or a ladies night out picking a pottery piece, painting it, glazing it and firing it up in the kiln so you can take your creation home with you. Going Glazy hosts special events and ladies night outs!

Northville, Michigan Indoor Fun
Tiny Town Play Lounge (Playplace for kids)
15444 Haggerty, Northville, MI 48170 Phone: 734-667-4965, website
The concept of Tiny Town Play Lounge in Northville is a huge room that mimics an entire town, and includes all sorts of “places” to see and things to do. Tiny Town Play Lounge is geared toward children six and under. Review, video demo and photo gallery of Tiny Town in Northville.

altNovi, Michigan Indoor Fun
Sweet and Sassy in Novi (Salon and Spa for Girls)
43530 West Oaks Drive, Novi, MI Phone: 248-347-6500, website
Sweet and Sassy is a full-service salon and spa for girls. Sweet and Sassy offers birthday parties, girls night out parties, professional quality haircuts, up-dos, mani’s, pedi’s, facials and more. Sweet and Sassy even has glammed out pink limo for parties! Video, photo gallery and review of Sweet and Sassy Salon in Novi.

Oakland County and Metro Detroit Indoor Fun
Host Your Own Ladies Night Out at a Local Pottery Studio
There are several pottery studios in Metro Detroit that host pottery parties or let you host your own ladies night out. Bring your own wine and let the creative juices flow. Click here for a review of a ladies night out event I threw together at a local pottery studio. Click here for a list of some local Oakland County studios ready to host your group.

Oakland County and Metro Detroit Indoor Fun: Indoor Ice Skating Rinks
Oakland County, Michigan Indoor Skating Rinks
Oakland County has several indoor ice skating rinks open to the public for open ice or drop-in ice times. Many rent skates in additional to the nominal hourly fee for ice-skating. Directory of Oakland County ice skating rinks that offer public skates to check hours and prices.

altOakland County and Metro Detroit Indoor Fun
Emagine Theatre (bowling, upscale movie theatre)
200 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 Phone: 888-319-FILM
The 71,000 square foot Emagine Theatre entertainment facility features a 10-screen movie theatre and 16 lanes of upscale boutique bowling. Emagine has luxurious seats and serves cocktails, other alcoholic beverages and upscale snack options beyond standard movie theatre fare. Click here for a review and photo gallery of Emagine Theatre (bowling and movie theatre) in Royal Oak. Emagine theatres are a great way to pass the time on a cold winter day. Emagine Theatre also has locations in Rochester Hills (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, MI 48307) and Novi (44425 West 12 Mile Road, Novi MI) that are movies only (no bowling).

Orion Township / Lake Orion, Michigan Indoor Fun
altfLipSpot Gymnastic and Cheer Center (Oakland County Gymnastics Center)
233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp., MI 48359 Phone: 248-340-0910, website
fLipSpot hosts gymnastics for adults and children, boot camps, trampoline sessions, cheernastics, recreational and competitive cheer teams (for boys and girls), birthday parties and so much more! Video and review of fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer facility. The perfect place for kids to keep active indoors all winter long!

Pontiac, Michigan Indoor Fun
Planet Rock Climbing Gym (Metro Detroit, MI indoor climbing walls)
34 Rapid Street Pontiac, MI 48341 Phone: 248-334-3904
Planet Rock Climbing Gym offers 13,500 square feet of indoor climbing wall fun making it the perfect place to play indoors when the weather is too cold outside. Planet Rock Climbing Gym is ideal for kids and adults and there is safety equipment rental and experienced staff on hand.

altRochester, Michigan Indoor Fun
South Street Skatepark (Metro Detroit, MI Indoor Skateboard and In-Line Skating Park)
341 South Street, Rochester, MI 48307 Phone: 248-651-6999
Kids and adults can learn to skateboard safely on the huge South Street Skatepark indoor course! South Street hosts parties, open skate times and even low-cost group lessons on Saturdays.

Rochester, Michigan Indoor Fun
Rochester Play! (Indoor play center and cafe)
210 West University Suite 3, Rochester, MI 48307 Phone: 248-650-PLAY, website
Rochester Play! offers drop in child-care and open play at their beautiful place center. Enjoy free wi-fi, coffee, smoothies and more while kids enjoy the indoor fun! Rochester Play! Photo gallery, video of the Rochester Play! indoor playscape and full review of Rochester Play!

altRochester Hills, Michigan Indoor Fun
Classic Lanes (Oakland County Bowling Center)
2145 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Phone: 248-852-9100 website
Classic Lanes offers bowling specials, bowling leagues, open bowling, bumper bowling, teen rock and bowl at affordable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere!

Rochester Hills, Michigan Indoor Fun
Avon North Hill Lanes (Oakland County Bowling Center)
150 West Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 Phone: 248-651-8544, website
Avon North Hill Lanes is the premier bowling center in Rochester Hills, serving all of our neighboring communities, including Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, Pontiac, Troy, Lake Orion, Oxford, Sterling Heights, Utica, Romeo and Macomb!

Royal Oak, Michigan Indoor Fun
Inflatable Playspaces (Metro Detroit, Michigan Indoor Bounchouse Playplace)
5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, MI 48073 Phone: 248-288-5888, website
Inflatable Playspaces offers inflatable bouncers of all kinds to rent but they also have open bounce times to bring the kids to for inflatable bouncehouse fun!

Shelby Township, Michigan Indoor Fun
Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (Metro Detroit, MI Whirley Ball, arcade, laser tag, climbing walls and more)
45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317 Phone: 586-731-3080
Joe Dumars is known for its sports leagues but its giant Bayou Adventure features a deluxe miniature golf course, climbing wall, laser tag center, arcade games, high ropes obstacle course and a 33-foot Titanic slide and Slot Car Race Way. Field trips available. Joe Dumars Fieldhouse is a great place to take the kids when it’s too cold outside!

altSterling Heights, Michigan Indoor Fun
Best Western Plus Sterling Inn Indoor Water Park (Metro Detroit, MI Indoor Waterpark / Hotel)
34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48312, Phone: 586-979-1400,
The 5000 Square foot Metro Detroit, MI indoor waterpark is conveniently located inside Best Western features a three-story water slide, lazy river, interactive splash splay park, full time lifeguards, indoor running track, state-of-the art fitness center, video game arcade, two large whirlpools, men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam rooms, and a poolside snack bar with full bar service. Full review and photo gallery of the indoor waterpark at Best Western in Sterling Heights.

Chesterfield, Michigan Indoor Fun
Hitz (Metro Detroit, MI indoor batting cages for baseball and softball)
27088 Morelli Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051, 586-948-HITZ
Indoor batting cages. Little sluggers can test out their homerun skills at seven batting/pitching cages for both baseball and softball at one of the finest indoor batting cages in Michigan. You’ll always find after-school specials for good grades, hitting leagues and private instruction.

altTroy, Michigan Indoor Fun
AirTime Trampoline and Game Park (Metro Detroit Trampoline Center and Arcade)
662 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083 Phone: 248-918-0909
AirTime Trampoline is a 31,000 square foot trampoline zone and arcade in Oakland County. Kids love the trampolines at AirTime and AirTime accomodates all ages for parties, field trips, open bounce times, dodge ball and more! Full review, photo gallery and video demo of AirTime Trampoline and Game Park!

Utica, Michigan Indoor Fun
Dave and Buster’s (Metro Detroit, MI upscale arcade, restaurant, bar and fun center)
45511 Park Avenue, Utica, Michigan 48315
Dave and Buster’s is humongous bar and restaurant that features a Midway of arcade and carnival style games. I’m not talking about a dingy, shopping-mall type of arcade. It’s upscale and features the latest and greatest arcade games. Dave and Buster’s is more like a casino experience than it is a Chuck E Cheese Michigan arcade visit. Full review of Dave and Buster’s in Utica.

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