We love exploring nearby towns and local venues, so I thought it would be fun to create a list of summer staycation ideas for Battle Creek, MI – my hometown. We’re looking forward to visiting several of these locations and participating in these festivals this summer!
10 Summer Staycation Ideas for Battle Creek, MI
B.C. Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival | July 1-5, 2015
We had a great time watching the airshow last summer with the kids, and I know they’d love to do it again!
We’ve already made one trip to the zoo this spring, and I have a feeling we’ll visit several more times over the summer. Last summer we added some zoology fun to our zoo trips, and the kids are eager to do the same again this year!
Calhoun County Fair | August 16-22, 2015
Just over 30 minutes away from where we live, the Calhoun County Fair is a must in August… from the 4-H barns to the midway, the fair is a perfect summer staycation activity
Cereal Festival | June 12-13, 2015
We have had such a great time attending the Cereal Festival in Battle Creek! The Grand Cereal Parade takes place on Friday night followed by the World’s Longest Breakfast Table on Saturday – it’s a childhood favorite of mine that I’m excited to share with the kids again this summer!
If you’re looking for a chance to get outdoor and into nature, the Children’s Garden at Leila Arboretum is the perfect place. It’s a one-acre outdoor learning environment where children of all ages discover the wonderful world of plants and their role in daily life!
We have a gift card to Cornwell’s that we’ve been saving for a Saturday day trip. We’ll definitely be making a trip to the turkey farm for food and to enjoy some of the festivities this summer!
I think David and Christopher would really enjoy a visit to the alligator sanctuary – maybe we’ll have to schedule a day trip this summer!
We have a State Park pass so we can take day trips to the beach or the hiking trails whenever we want. The kids and I visited several times last summer, and I’m hoping to make a day trip to the beach at least once this summer!
Over 80,000 square feet of fun for the entire family including indoor and outdoor water parks, inflatables, bungee run, bouncy room trampoline, food court and more… the perfect hot weather family friendly staycation activity!
If we find ourselves needing an indoor summer staycation activity, making the short drive to Albion will be worth it to visit this hands-on, interactive children’s museum!
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