Fall Family Fun Guide

Fall is fantastic in Michigan. Beautiful colors. Crisp air. Delicious harvests. Plus tons of great stuff to do for families, children, and even parents — safely, outdoors and indoors.

Here are a few online resources, each with details to lots of great happenings. Please remember to call ahead to make certain the activity will be held when plan to go, double-check hours of operation, and other details you need to confirm before you go.


Cider Mills & Orchards

Fall in Michigan brings the apple harvest. Here are links to six of the great cider mills in metro Detroit:

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada

Detroit Farm & Cider in the City of Detroit

Franklin Cider Mills in Franklin

Parmenter’s Cider Mill in Northville

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill in Plymouth

Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills

For details, please click on their names above to visit their websites.


Metro Parent

Get the scoop on hayrides, haunted houses, corn mazes, cider mills, u-pick orchards, plus book recommendations for young readers. Click here for Metro Parent Fall Fun for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor guide.


Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

A delicious experience for families from one of the world’s great cultural institutions. Click here for the Fall Flavors Weekend.


Visit Detroit

From the team at the Detroit Regional Chamber, click here for 20 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Detroit.


Midwest Living

A great resource for families from Midwest Living, click here for Top Things to Do with Kids in Detroit.


Little Guide

Lots of great stuff going on from the team at Little Guide – plus info for corn mazes, cider mills, pumpkin patches and fall fun. Click here for fall fun guide.


Travel Mich

Traveling Michigan presents their “Ultimate 2021 Guide of October Michigan Events, Fall Festivals, Music and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend (+Cider Mills, Color Tours, Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses!).” Click here for details from Sherry and Chris.


Michigan State Parks

The Department of Natural Resources presents a wonderland of beauty, spread throughout two of the most beautiful peninsulas in the world. Click here for details, maps and more. The photograph above was taken at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, located in Luce County in the eastern UP.

Trunk or Treat 2021

Friday, October 22 from  5:30-7:30 p.m.

Stroll through the decorated trunks.  Dance with the spooky music.  Delight at your take home bag o’ goodies!

Families can enjoy the Halloween season in a safe way at Spaulding for Children – Crossroads Building in the Rear Parking Area
16250 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI  48075

For additional information, or to donate, please email:
Stacey Oakes at soakes@spaulding.org or phone: 248-443-0300.
Masks and social distancing required. Costumes encouraged. Rain or Shine.

Trunk or Treat – Flyer

Sponsor a child for the holidays

Time is running out for Spaulding for Children Holiday Gift Donations for Youth in Foster Care. Spaulding is holding our 2nd Annual Foster Youth Holiday Wishlist Drive! Because of our donors last year, we were able to grant the wishlists of over 100 children in our foster care programs. Not only that, we were able to provided Holiday Family Gift Bags to over 50 families! Our community is incredible and and we want to keep this momentum going!

In choosing to sponsor a foster child’s holiday wishlist, you will be provided a child’s wishlist. The goal is to have all donations at the agency by 11/19/2021. This will allow time for the caseworker to arrange to deliver the gifts during the December home visits. We are reaching out again to ask for your help in providing our youth and families in our foster care programs a wonderful holiday season this year.

If you are interested in sponsoring a foster child for the holidays, or providing family gifts, please fill out this Google form to let us know you want to make a donation to make the holidays great for someone in need. 

We are also asking for donations of family activities (i.e – board games, card games, crafting kits, baking kits, movies, etc.) to put together Holiday Family Gift Bags for our families to bond and spend positive time together. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gist at 248-443-0300 or cgist@spaulding.org.

Please click here to sign up