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Indoor Winter Fun Metro Detroit Michigan

Posted by Glen LaGrou March 9, 2015 Featured, Reviews, Solutions, Winter Fun

Indoor Winter fun places to go and things to do for kids in Metro Detroit 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, indoor playgrounds, and more venues around town to have family fun when the weather doesn’t cooperate.



pump it upAuburn Hills MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Pump It Up (1720 Opdyke Court Auburn Hills, 48326, Phone: 248-375-1100, website)
Bouncehouse – Playplace – Pump it Up hosts parties, special events and even drop-in playtimes for kids to bounce on their clean, safe bouncers. Also in Canton & Wixom.

Sea life Aquarium (Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI)
35,000 square foot aquarium filled with exhibits, touch screen displays, interactive touch pools, kids play area and more. Review and pics.

Birmingham MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Robot Garage (637 S. Eton Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248-723-9100, website)
Drop-in with your kids for unstructured LEGO building and interactive robotics activities. All ages welcome! Revew – pics.

Great Harvest Bread Co (Birmingham (1137 S. Adams, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, Phone: 248-594-0505)
Tour the Great Harvest Bread Co and kids can make their own bread. Also in Commerce Twp, & Northville. Review – pics – video.

Clarkston MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Brick It Up (948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI, 248-309-3370, www.brickitup.net)
Ultimate Lego fun at Brick It Up in Clarkston MI – an entire house dedicated to Lego and Robotics! Brick It Up offers Lego classes, Robotics classes, and Open Play and Drop-In Play times. Review – pics.

docsweets5Clawson MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Doc Sweets’ Candy Company (120 S. Rochester Road, Clawson, Michigan 48017)
Take a tour of Michigan’s largest candy store! Review – pics – video.

Clinton Twp MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
CJ Barrymore’s (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 MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Jungle Java (27658 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI Phone: 248-919-3284)
Indoor Oakland County Playscape + Coffee Shop. 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. Review.

Sloan12Flint MI Indoor Winter Fun
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium (1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450, website)
History, education, and fun all in one place! Sloan always has exciting exhibits for entertaining kids of all ages and kids LOVE the laser light shows and star shows at the planetarium. Review – pics.

Northville MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Tiny Town Play Lounge (15444 Haggerty, Northville, MI 48170, 734-667-4965, website)
Playplace for ages 6 and under. 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. Review – pics – video.

Novi MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Paradise Park (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, 48375, 248-735-1050, website)
State of the art arcade with over 70 games, laser tag, and so much more! Review – pics.

Lake Orion / Orion Twp Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp., MI 48359 Phone: 248-340-0910, website)
fLipSpot hosts gymnastics, trampoline sessions, open gym, birthday parties and so much more! Review – pics.

Friendship FactoryRochester MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 586-530-9090, website)
Friendship Factory store also offers fun activities, such as the craft bar, glitter tattoo station, shimmer lotion and sugar scrub creation station, party room, painting parties (a kids version of the adult “guided” paint classes), and a cozy lounging area. Also in Clinton Twp. Review – pics.

Rochester Play (380 E Second Street, Rochester MI 48307, 248-650-7529, website)
Almost 11,000 square feet of indoor fun for toddlers and kids (to about age 11). Parents can enjoy the cull service cafe (smoothies, salads, sandwiches, coffee, breakfasts foods) while kids climb the day away. They even have an indoor arcade. Review – pics.

Rochester Hills MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Avon North Hill Lanes (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 MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, MI 48073 Phone: 248-288-5888, website)
Indoor bouncehouse fun. Inflatable Playspaces offers inflatable bouncers of all kinds to rent but they also have open bounce times to bring the kids.

great escape royal oak miThe Great Escape Room (301 W. Fourth Street, Suite LL110, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-495-7032, website)
Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle, part mystery, all fun! The Great Escape Room gives you 60 minutes to solve their clues and escape their room. This is a great team-building experience. Fun for kids and teens ages 12 and up and perfect for large groups. Review and pics.

Wild Winter Weekends at The Detroiz Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067, website)
The Detroit Zoo holds Wild Winter Weekends on select weekends during January, February and March. Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun. All activities are free with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Review and pics.

EmagineTheatreEmagine Theatre (200 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 Phone: 888-319-FILM)
Upscale movie theatre and bowling. 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. Also in Rochester Hills and Novi. Review – pics.

Shelby Twp MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317 Phone: 586-731-3080)
Arcade – Whirly Ball – mini golf, laser tag, high ropes course, giant slot cars. A great place to take the kids when it’s too cold outside!

bestwestern6Sterling Heights Michigan Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Best Western Plus Sterling Inn Indoor Water Park (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. Review – pics.

Troy MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids

Bounce U (1101 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248-626-5867, website)
Affordable bouncefun for open jumps, preschool-age jumps, field trips, parties and more! They host COSMIC bounce every Friday night for older kids too! Review – pics.

TroyComm4Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484, website)
Affordable fun for residents and non-residents of Troy. The 127,000 square foot facility has an indoor aquatic center with slides and fun child splash zone. Review – pics.

AirTime Trampoline and Game Park (662 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083 Phone – 248-918-0909)
Indoor trampoline park. AirTime Trampoline is a 31,000 square foot trampoline zone and arcade in Oakland County. Review – pics – video.

Utica MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Dave and Buster’s (45511 Park Avenue, Utica, Michigan 48315)
Upscale arcade. Dave and Buster’s is humongous bar and restaurant that features a Midway of arcade and carnival style games. 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. Also in Novi MI. Review – pics.

TinyTreasures6inflatablebouncerslidepreschoolWalled Lake MI Indoor Winter Fun for Kids
Tiny Treasures Indoor Play Cafe (1138 East West Maple Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390, 248-896,2575, website)
Designed for children ages 6 mos to 6 years old, Tiny Treasures is a wide open space filled with open play options. Giant “Connect Four” game, ball pit, tricycle trail, imitation play, inflatable bounce house, and so much more. Review – pics – info.

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