Spring break is on the way for many schools in West Michigan, and it's time to get out of the house and stretch those legs after a long winter. But, gas prices are high and everyone is sick of staring and screens, so what can you do to please the entire family without breaking the bank?

Here's a list of some of the top rated (and some little known) things you can get into that will leave everyone cheering that spring fun has finally arrived.

Great Lakes Glow Golf

This indoor mini-golf and family activity center is the perfect place to spend an afternoon no matter the weather. And if they're busy, no problem: they have an arcade to keep you entertained while you wait for your tee-time.

Great Lakes Glow Golf on Facebook
Great Lakes Glow Golf on Facebook

Yelp user Greyson S. says " I'm a frequent customer of this establishment, this place has a really fun, unique atmosphere, that'll put a smile on the faces of parent and child alike! Great place for a date, they've got food, arcade, and a mesmerizing hand painted golf course that changes often and feels fresh!"

Critter Barn

If you have an animal lover in your family, they'll be wagging their tail at this adorable petting zoo. They're open Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5, and they're super affordable. A family of up to 5 can go for only $25 with their family ticket price, so it's great for your budget too.




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Yelp user Susan K. said "AMAZING activity for all ages! It's s hidden gem that ever town needs. Loved being able to feed all animals and see a little farm life! Will for sure come back!"


Need to wear the kids out? This is your one of your best bets. This trampoline park allows them to bounce, run, explore and get all of that extra pent up energy out. And with their day long pass, with the right planning, this can be a great way to spend a day. They are also open extended hours for Spring Break so you can find time to make it out and enjoy.

Yelp user Jesse M. said "Wish had this when I was a kid. Great for entertainment
And parties. Had my son birthday party and they had a blast. Staff was good and the pizza was good"

Grand Rapids Public Museum

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Roderick Mickens

Who says learning can't be fun? The Grand Rapids Public Museum has something for the imagination no matter what your age is. From a giant flying whale, to exhibits that that will leave your jaw on the floor, this is a perfect way to learn a little while having some guilt free fun.

Yelp user Becky H. said "This is such a wonderful museum for people of all ages! The carousel is an original from 1928 and a must ride for all kids- it looks out right over the river!"

Craig's Cruisers

One of Grand Rapid's premier family centers is a must for your spring break activities. They offer their namesake of go-karts, zip lines, mini golf, an arcade and more. While some of their activities aren't available year round, they have more than enough to get into year round to make it worth the trip out. Also, they're offering a wrist band deal for spring break, so jump on it before you miss out.

Craig's Cruisers on Facebook
Craig's Cruisers on Facebook

Yelp user John J. said "I had a blast here. The karts were super fun, there's a huge arcade and even the buffet was pretty good."

Wherever Spring Break leads you, there is a ton of fun to be had in Grand Rapids. Let me know in the comments if there are any other family friendly gems that people should be checking out.

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