Spring Break Staycation in the Grand Haven Area
Spring break is almost here! If you’re sticking around the Grand Haven Area this year, there are plenty of indoor & outdoor activities to keep the entire family entertained. Continue reading to plan out your ultimate spring break “staycation!”
E-Sports and Laser Tag Day Camp at the Grand Haven Community Center
Tuesday, Aril 5 – Thursday, April 7 | 9am-12pm
This day camp provides kids with experiences full of fun competition, laughs, connections, and some exercise in a fun way. Join us for an amazing time. Open to kids ages 6-15. Click here to learn more and sign up!
Jam Night at Coopersville Farm Museum
Tuesday, April 5 | 6-8pm
Come to the Coopersville Farm Museum with family & friends and enjoy an evening of music from all varieties. If you want to showcase your musical abilities to an audience, this is your event! Doors open at 5pm. Admission is $5 – members and kids 12 & under are free.
Changing of the Seasons with the Pixie Hollow Fairies:
Friday, April 8 | 6-8pm
The Changing of the Seasons brings wonder to the world! And this year, your family is invited to join the Pixie Hallow Fairies as we welcome Springtime in the Kingdom! Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by Porto Bello, as we enjoy an evening of magic; complete with flitterific performances, tinker-tastic activities, and pixie-perfect picture opportunities with all seven fairies! Click here to sign up!
Tri-Cities Historical Museum
Look through the windows of time into the history of the Northwest Ottawa County, including the communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg. The rotating and permanent exhibits illustrate that throughout history, people, places, and things have played key roles in bringing about the quality of life enjoyed in this area today.
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission is free.
Midwest Miniatures Museum
Enjoy viewing fine quality miniatures displayed in a gallery setting for enthusiasts, curious visitors, and families alike. You will find scale-model examples from various times and places in history, a variety of room-boxes and vignettes.
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-5pm. Admission for adults 18+ is $8, youth 5-17 is $5, and under 5 is free.
Ottawa County Parks Programs
To learn more about the Ottawa County Parks and their community programs, visit their website at miottawa.org.
Life Under a Log at Pine Bend Park
Saturday, April 2 | 10-11am | Ages 10+
Imagine a micro-world hiding in plain sight. Join a naturalist for a 60-minute walk as we explore the life that is hidden under logs and the important role these microecosystems play in the larger forest.
Beach Cleanups at Ottawa County Parks
Saturday, April 2 at North Beach Park | 10am-12pm
Saturday, April 2 at Rosy Mound Natural Area | 1-3pm
Bring your work gloves, insect repellent, and appropriate attire for the outdoors. All tools, drinking water, and snacks will be povided. All ages welcome, 16 and under must be with an adult. Work days are cancelled if raining (or snowing).
Wednesday Morning Bird Walk at Crockery Creek Natural Area
Wednesday, April 6 | 8-10am | Ages 10+
Whether you are an avid birder or are just desiring to experience bids beyond you own backyard, join us and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring bird migration.
Wildflower Workshop: Ephemeral Wildflowers of Spring at Grand Ravines North
Saturday, April 9 | 10am-12pm | Ages 10+
Learn how to identify Spring Wildflowers! This workshop will aid participants in using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to identify native wildflowers and their pollinators found in our parks.
Wildlife Encounter: Frogcicles – Wood Frogs & Winter at Hemlock Crossing
Saturday, April 9 | 3-4:30pm | Ages 10+
Amphibians of the odd and unusual sort are not reserved for just the tropics. In fact, the end of th winter in nearby woodlands and wetlands reveals on of the most bewildering of all: the Wood Frog. Come find out why!
Astronomy: Artemis Moon Mission
Saturday, April 9 | 8-9pm | Hemlock Crossing
NASA Artemis is a series of mission to return humans to the moon. Learn all about upcoming Orion spacecraft launches and planned missions for Artemis.
Wildlife Encounter for Kids: Bald Eagles at Hemlock Crossing
Sunday, April 10 | 3-4:30pm | Ages 5-12
Bald Eagles have become a more common, yet no less majestic sight in Ottawa County. Be inspired by their comeback story and learn about this amazing bird.
Wildflower Walk at Grand Ravine North
Sunday, April 10 | 2-3pm | Ages 10+
Woodland flowers, called spring ephemerals, bloom before the trees leaf out. Join a parks naturalist to look for these spring beauties blooming in our parks.
Other Family-Friendly Activities
Enjoy the great outdoors as a family and explore a new park or walk the to the end of the pier for sunset! For indoor fun, catch a movie at Grand Haven 9, or work as a team to solve clues at the Grand Haven Escape Room. Enjoy a meal out, or treat the kiddos to ice cream. There are so many ways to enjoy the Grand Haven Area and make staying at home just as special as going away!