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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

7 Things To Do with Kids in Metro Detroit this October

Published October 5, 2018 by

Kerry Doman, founder of LittleGuide Detroit, shares fun things to do with kids in Metro Detroit this October.

By Kerry Doman 

Photos courtesy LittleGuide Detroit

It’s officially holiday season — Oktoberfest for grown-ups (even parents!) and Halloween for the kids! In the Midwest, the leaves changing color are a reason to celebrate so don’t miss out on fun fall activities like hayrides, u-pick pumpkin patches and of course cider mills. If you need more ideas, LittleGuide Detroit has plenty to get you through the fall!

S’mores Run 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Saturday, October 13

Lakeshore Park, Novi

All ages are welcome to join this 1-mile fun run. Collect s’mores supplies along the route to roast at the finish line.

Disney On Ice presents “Frozen” 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Thursday, October 18 – October 21

Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Elsa can keep the snow, but we’re happy to see the popular Disney movie come to life on ice. Watch Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and even Olaf live and sing a-long with your favorite songs.

Mother: The Summit 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Saturday, October 20

Madison Building, Detroit

Moms need fun too. Join Mother Honestly and a host of inspiring guests for a retreat downtown. Find inspiration, restoration and new friends at the day-long summit.

Hayride with a Naturalist 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19

Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Hop on the hayride and see the leaves change while you learn about Michigan plants and animals. Afterward, enjoy cider and seasonal treats while working on a fall nature craft.

Monstrous Outdoor Movie Night 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Friday, October 26

Shelby Township Municipal Grounds

It’s not Halloween without a little “Hocus Pocus” – bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the movie on the big scream.

Tiny Tots Rock O’ween and Halloween at Hogwarts 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Saturday, October 27

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers something for all ages for Halloweens. Little ones can enjoy a rock n’ roll music concert in the morning and Harry Potter fans can hear selections from their favorite movies performed by the orchestra.

Day of the Dead

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in October

Sunday, October 28

Novi Civic Center

Celebrate Día de Muertos with free dance performances, crafts, activities and more cultural fun.

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