Gather the family and experience spring break in Calhoun County! Whether you’re looking for art, tacos or magic – there is something fun for everyone.   

Play at Kids ‘N’ Stuff  

Kids ‘N’ Stuff in Albion is ready for another fun-filled Spring Break! During March 25-29, they are offering a full week of art projects and science experiments for kids of all ages. All the classic exhibits are still around to fill an afternoon with play: the water table, costumes and theater stage, block mountain, farm and shopping mart, wind tunnel wall and baby room. Kids ‘N’ Stuff is about more than toys – it’s about inspiring kids to be creative, to get messy, to engage in parallel play.   

Catch a Movie 

The JC Cinema always offers low movie ticket prices. NCG Cinema at Lakeview Square Mall has $2 family movies. The GQT cinema features $5.50 movies on Tuesdays. Bogar Theatre is a cute family-friendly spot in Marshall, while Bohm Theatre in Albion is a refurbished movie palace from the early 20th century.   

Enjoy the thrill   

Bowlero Lanes in Battle Creek offers so much more than spares and strikes. They have a variety of attractions, including an arcade, escape room, laser tag and a virtual reality experience. They offer bundle deal pricing, as well as a full bar and food menu.   

Experience new cuisine   

There’s no need to travel far to experience flavors from around the world. Catch the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean at Island Style BBQ, where you can indulge in smoked chicken coated in authentic jerk sauce with a side of cornbread and Haitian greens. If you want to go further afield, there are great options for Japanese, Korean, Thai, Malaysian and more. Start with Umami Ramen, New Asian TasteKume Hibachi and Sakura Sushi Bar & Grill. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, a seafood bar, and unique cocktails at Torti Taco’s downtown location. You can even experience a European getaway at the Irish style pub, Griffin Grill and Pub.   

Immerse yourself in art and history 

Explore the history of America through automobiles at the Gilmore Car Museum. The campus is huge and there’s tons to see for all ages, from a movie set to muscle cars. Kids from all over the city contributed to the Class Act Exhibit at the Art Center of Battle Creek. The end of March is also the last week to see the center’s Ritual Remnants: Artifacts from the Ancient City of Teotihuacán. Learn about an ancient Mexican city that was mysteriously found abandoned. 

Grab some novelty items   

Stop in downtown Marshall and find some unique gifts and goodies. Pick out a spring break vacation book at New Story Community Books – they have books in an array of genres like silly, scary, magical, and relatable. The Mole Hole has a great selection of family board games and puzzles. Grandma’s Toys & Treats also has a broad selection of fun crafts and science experiments to keep busy over break. Find creative materials at Paper & I, Glass Act and Just-Bead-It. Be sure to make a stop at Great Lakes Candy and Cones on your way out! Create your own candy mix by shoveling various kinds of treats into a bag and pay by the pound. If your furry friend is accompanying, they can find treats down the street at Pawfitters.  

Ride the ramps  

Battleground Skate House is an indoor skate park located inside Lakeview Square Mall. Don’t have room for your bike or want to try skateboarding? They offer equipment rentals. The mall also has a movie theater, Barnes & Noble and Dunham’s. Horrock’s Farm Market will fill all of your gummy candy snacking needs. And there’s a Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch. If you need to do a little shopping for summer clothes, there’s also a nearby TJ Maxx, Target and Kohl’s.  

Cruise historic bridges  

Load up your bicycles and head on over to Historic Bridge Park for a paved trail that will take you through the woods. The park is also a great spot for a picnic, with a playground, kayak launch, and some beautiful old bridges to explore. You can sit at a table right next to the Kalamazoo River and grill hot dogs.   

Explore the Fantasy Forest  

Embark on a journey through a world of wizards, castles, dragons, and other mythical creatures at Leila Arboretum. The Forest features a sculpture garden filled with art carved from trees that were dying because of the Emerald Ash Borer. Now with new life, the statues are weird and whimsical. Fantasy Forest is part of a larger park, with a walking trail, farm stand, disc golf course, flowering trees and a Kaleidescope garden.  

Shoot a TikTok   

Stop by the Battle Creek Welcome Center to pick up a Color the Creek guide. It maps out more than 30 murals in Battle Creek, many of them within walking distance of the Welcome Center. For the perfect video backdrop, try the Love or Prism murals.