Oakland County is just minutes away and offers many unique activities to drive out those winter blahs. You don’t have to be a resident of Oakland County to enjoy what it has to offer.
In FARMINGTON HILLS & WATERFORD you can visit Zap Zone, which offers family-friendly activities like bumper cars, go-karts, laser tag and more. If you fancy some winter skating or hockey, try the Farmington Hills Ice Arena or Suburban Ice. For a variety of activities and community events, check out the William M. Costick Activities Center. It offers activities for all ages and hosts special events. The upcoming months include youth theater auditions and a seminar on how to spot tax scams, among many others. If you like hands-on learning experiences, visit Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum to learn about the history of mechanical inventions. The museum offers games, rides and prizes.
THE VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON may be little, but it offers a lot of fun. Warm up with wine at Picasso’s Grapevine, and let your creativity loose as you paint in a convivial atmosphere with other artists. They host special events, too – even kids’ parties. If you want the art without the wine, try a class at the Artist’s Apprentice. Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center offers a variety of athletics, music and dance. Looking to brave the cold with outdoor activities? Try cross-country skiing at Independence Oaks County Park.
WATERFORD Oaks County Park draws families for winter fun to its family sledding hill. Cooking demonstrations inJanuary and February at the Farmers Market help make winter a little warmer (and tastier). For something unique, check out Game of Clues! It’s a live-action mystery-solving game for groups or couples. Find hidden treasure or a lost dog or any number of other things. Rolladium Family Fun Center offers not just roller-skating but a variety of other enjoyments.
Paradise Park in NOVI is a large amusement complex offering group activities for team building, celebrations and more. There are nine attractions to choose from, local cuisine and much more for fun-loving people in all age groups. Novi’s city parks have much to offer throughout the year. Check out their activities and special programs, like the weekly search for Bigfoot running now through March 17. Want a spine-tingling party for business or family? You have an hour to find your way out of the Escape Room and a few ways to do it. Shopaholic? Twelve Oaks Mall is the place to be, with its huge variety of stores.