• Attending Bright Walls with Kids
    The Bright Walls Grand Finale is almost here, and it is one of our favorite festivals to attend. This year, the festival runs from September 8-11 and will feature 30+ artists who will be painting murals in Downtown Jackson. There will also be live music, food trucks, and many other events. We know there will be BIG crowds after a two-year delay for the finale, so we wanted to share our favorite tips and tricks
  • Falling Waters Park – Spring Arbor, Michigan
    Falling Waters Park is a hidden gem full of rich local history. This is a walk-through park that was originally a Potawatomi Indian village and burial ground. When white settlers came to the area, they founded Spring Arbor Village on this land. The park pays homage to both groups and features a log cabin, root cellar, totem poles, historic markers, and beautiful grounds. This park is the perfect place to visit to take in some
  • Lime Lake County Park – Spring Arbor, Michigan
    Lime Lake County Park recently received a playground equipment makeover, and we finally visited to check it out! This park is located in Spring Arbor near the Falling Waters Teft Road Trailhead. LLCP may seem small, with only two pieces of equipment, but the beautiful setting with lake access makes this worth the trip. Keep reading for more details about this Jackson County park! Lime Lake County Park Details Location Name: Lime Lake County ParkAddress: 5501 Teft
  • Day Trip to the Imagination Station
    The Imagination Station, located in Toledo, Ohio, is the perfect day trip destination no matter the weather. Featuring hundreds of hands-on STEM activities, there is something here for everyone. The Wonder and Wander – Jackson crew visited recently, and we are all still talking about the fun we had.  Our Favorite Parts Little loved the Little Kidspace – a playspace specifically for the five and under crowd. This space features a treehouse, pretend play spaces
  • Creative Ideas For Attending the Hot Air Jubilee with Older Children
    The Hot Air Jubilee will be back in town from July 22-24, 2022, and Wonder and Wander – Jackson is here to share our tips and tricks for attending with children. The Hot Air Jubilee is one of our favorite events! There is nothing quite like watching the process of a balloon inflating and taking off! Experiencing this joy through the eyes of your child is a core memory maker. We have taken Big to
  • Attending the Hot Air Jubilee with Young Children
    The Hot Air Jubilee will be back in town from July 22-24, 2022, and Wonder and Wander – Jackson is here to share our tips and tricks for attending with children. The Hot Air Jubilee is one of our favorite events! There is nothing quite like watching the process of a balloon inflating and taking off!  Experiencing this joy through the eyes of your child is a core memory maker. We have taken Big to
  • Ella Sharp Museum Pass
    Did you know that you can visit the Ella Sharp Museum for free? We broke the news over on Wonder and Wander’s Instagram page, but we wanted to share the full details on The Adventure Blog, too! Keep reading for information on how to enter the museum for free! Ella Sharp Museum Pass So just how can you visit the Ella Sharp Museum for free? Check out the family pass from the Jackson District Library! Each branch has
  • Cascades Elementary Playground – Jackson, Michigan
    School playgrounds often have some of the best equipment, so we decided to check out the playground at the new Cascades Elementary School. This playground is on the smaller side, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with unique climbing equipment. Summer is the perfect time to visit a school playground, so keep reading to learn more about this great local spot! The Details Location Name: Cascades Elementary PlaygroundAddress: 1200 S. Wisner St.,
  • Five Questions With The Kiwanis Club of Jackson, Michigan
    Welcome to our social impact series, called “Five Questions.” On the first day of every month, we will share five questions with a community organization serving children and youth in Jackson County. We hope to inspire you, enlighten you, and connect you with community organizations should you ever need assistance. By sharing this with you, we hope that together we can be inspired to take action to improve our communities! Back in May, I had
  • Kate Palmer Sanctuary – Kid-friendly Hikes
    Located five miles west of Jackson, the Kate Palmer Sanctuary is the perfect place to take your kiddos on a hike. Managed by the Michigan Audubon Society, the Kate Palmer Sanctuary is a bird and native plant haven and features everything from pines to wetlands to wildflowers. Your kids will love navigating the wooden planks that cross the wetlands, and the chance to choose which trail to navigate. Keep reading for more information about the Kate

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