Taylor, Michigan, is south of Detroit. A suburban area featuring ready access to shopping and dining, Taylor also is centrally located for fun activities for 6- to 9-year-old kids. At an age at which active play and engagement is a must, these kids will appreciate the outdoor and sporting activities Taylor has to offer. Looking for something indoors? Consider bowling at a Taylor bowling alley or checking out the Taylor Community Library.
Maintained by the City of Taylor, Heritage Park offers a wealth of activities for outdoorsy and animal loving 6- to 9-year-old kids. The park offers diverse paths for walking, biking, and hiking, as well as a playground. Kids interested in animals can utilize the catch-and-release fish pond or the petting farm stocked with goats, sheep and pigs.
The Taylor Sportsplex is a dream for children who have athletic inspirations on the field or on the ice. The Sportsplex maintains both indoor soccer fields and an ice arena. The ice arena offers recreational figure skating and hockey, as well as lessons. Open skate is another option for young kids to engage in without as much structure as organized sports.
Splash Park at the Downriver YMCA
Located in nearby Southgate, the Splash Park at the Downriver YMCA offers kids a lap pool, zero-depth entry pool and a large water slide. Offered at discounted prices to Wayne County residents, the Splash Park is open from late May until September and also provides swimming lessons.
Taylor Lanes Youth Bowling
Taylor Lanes caters to 6- to 9-year-old children with youth bowling leagues and open bowling. Options include league play (with some scholarships available), bumper bowling and cosmic bowling.
Taylor Community Library
Not just for books, the Taylor Community Library features ongoing children's programming sure to appeal to the very young crowd. Choices include summer reading programs, magicians, story time, crafts and computer access. The Taylor Community Library also participates in the Museum Adventure pass program, making tickets to Detroit-area museums such as the African American History Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Pewabic Pottery available for free checkout with a library card.
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