• 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
  • Dahlem Ecology Farm – Kid-Friendly Hikes
    Have you ever visited the Dahlem Ecology Farm? We know many people have visited the main Dahlem campus, but this hidden gem known as the Dahlem Ecology Farm deserves a post of its own! Located on Wickwire Road, this spot features Community Gardens, the Butterfly Trail (which is Dahlem’s only dog-friendly trail), bee hives, and more! Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful kid-friendly hiking location. The Details Location Name: Dahlem Ecology Farm Address: 1429
  • Lyle Torrant Center Playgrounds – Jackson, Michigan
    If you have never visited the playgrounds behind the Lyle Torrant Center, then you are in for a treat. Featuring two separate fenced-in playgrounds, you will truly find something for everyone. The first playground is toddler-friendly with smaller climbers, other equipment, and plenty of fenced-in space to wander. The true gem, however, is the fully accessible and ADA-compliant playground. By now, you know there are a lot of places in Jackson County that we love,
  • July Monthly Meet-up – Sponsored by Grass Lake Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
    A big part of Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s mission is to help you connect with others in the community. Our Monthly Meet-ups are a way to connect with other parents and caregivers, get some outside playtime with other kiddos, and explore local kid-friendly destinations together! Keep reading for details about our July Meet-up July’s meet-up is an extra special prelude to the Hot Air Jubilee. Hot Air Balloon Pilot Jody Leatherberry will give us

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