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Whether it’s sweltering outside in the summer or frigid in the winter, finding family-friendly locations to entertain your children can sometimes be quite tricky. Switching up your routine and trying something new and unfamiliar might even be a little uncomfortable for your child if they have autism or other special needs. However, we are fortunate that Oakland County has so many family-friendly places that can serve as great locations to try out ABA therapy skills and further enhance your child’s social skills in real-life situations.

We’ve narrowed down a list of four of our favorite family-friendly places you can take your children to in and around Novi, Michigan. Some you may have heard of, others might be new to you, but we think you’ll find at least one that both you and your child will love! Let’s take a look:

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Family-Friendly Places in Michigan

  1. Peppa Pig World of Play: Auburn Hills, Michigan
  2. Inflatable Playspaces: Royal Oak, Michigan
  3. Novi Bowl: Novi, Michigan
  4. Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve: Rochester, Michigan


1. Peppa Pig World of Play: Auburn Hills, MI

Your children will love jumping into the world of Peppa Pig and her friends for some imagination-sparking play in the 14 themed stations throughout the play area. From playing in the sensory garden with Suzy Sheep to helping Miss Rabbit at the supermarket, there is no end to the fun to be had by your children. Each ticket is good for up to two full hours of playtime, so you are sure to get your money’s worth with each visit. To save a little extra cash and to guarantee entry into the play space at the time you prefer, we recommend going to their website and purchasing tickets ahead of time.

2. Inflatable Playspaces: Royal Oak, Michigan

A family-owned and operated business, Inflatable Playspaces came about because of a unique problem that many Michigan parents face each year. The desire to rent inflatable bounce houses but Michigan weather ruining the plans because of its ever-changing tendencies. Enter Inflatable Playspaces! Not only can you rent the inflatable equipment for use at your own home, but you can also book the indoor Inflatable Adventure Room for your child’s next birthday party. They even offer sleepovers and drive-in movie parties. What’s not to love about that?

3. Novi Bowl: Novi, Michigan

Looking for something to do with your kids in Novi, Michigan? Why not check out Novi Bowl? Whether your child is interested in joining a bowling league, practicing during open bowl, or just wants to have their next party there, Novi Bowl has the space, activities, and food guaranteed to make anyone happy!

4. Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve: Rochester, Michigan

More than 40 years ago, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve was labeled an unusable piece of land near an Oakland county subdivision. Today, thanks to the generosity of supporters and city leaders and educators, Dinosaur Hill is a great spot to take your kids for a little bit of exercise on beautiful sunny days. Whether your kids want to take the time to discover insects in the creek or to dig and test the soil surrounding it, there are plenty of hands-on activities happening at Dinosaur Hill to keep everyone in Oakland County entertained.

Proudly Serving Novi, Michigan and All of Oakland County

Whether you live close to our clinic in Novi, Michigan, or live in Auburn Hills, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, or Pontiac, we’re happy to have a convenient location allowing our team to serve the entire Oakland County community. From early intervention ABA Therapy to Speech and Language Pathology and so much more, we offer the services children with autism need to thrive in life outside the clinic. By partnering with us and working through social skill development, you can visit these family-friendly locations stress-free, knowing your child will feel comfortable, confident, and free to express themselves when you arrive. For more information or to schedule a consultation with us, visit our website today!

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