- TripBuzz found 65 things to do with kids in or near Midland, Michigan, including 49 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bay City, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Caseville.
- From Roll-Arena to Valley Lanes, the Midland area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Movie Theaters, Gardens and Bowling.
- Midland, MI was named Forbes Magazine's #4 Best Small City in which to raise a family. Part of what makes the city so family friendly is its recreation opportunities with 72 city parks and over 3,000 acres of land to use. The recreation areas include skate parks, trails, basketball courts, playgrounds, nature reserve areas, and more.
Roll-Arena offers a roller skating floor dimension of 180ft by 80ft. The Arena's surface is made of maple with the latest synthetic coating and has been expanded multiple times, including the addition of a restaurant called The Wheel House Grill.
A 26-lane bowling facility, Valley Lanes provides open and league bowling along with an 18-hole miniature golf course, laser maze and bumper cars. The center provides pool tables, an arcade room and a dining menu featuring American cuisine.
Midland City Forest is a public park area that offers a variety of outdoor activities. There are hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails, hills for sledding, a skating rink, and a fire pit. A chalet offers refreshments.
Located in Central Michigan, Barstow Woods Park is an outdoor recreational space offering year round activities. Its trails are ideal for nature walks, runs and bike rides, and in the winter, the park further provides for winter sports.
There are 18 acres of land that compose Central Park, which offers four tennis courts, a fitness course, a softball field, benches, and picnic tables. The park is also home to the Chemical City Band concerts during the summer.
Located on 50 acres, Emerson Park features a path for walking and biking that takes visitors along the Tittabawassee River. It can also be used for fishing, ice skating in the winter, picnics and for playing softball, shuffleboard and hockey.
At Midland Community Stadium, visitors can watch football games from the local high school. The bleachers are built on incline of a hill next to the field, providing visitors with a bird's eye view of the game.
NCG Midland Cinemas is a theater with multiple large screens, comfortable seating, state-of-the-art equipment for projection and sound and good service from staff. One can avail of occasional discounts on tickets and from concession stand.