Are you and your toddler feeling antsy?

Looking for a way to get out of the house and educate your child?

January in Michigan can be tough. It’s cold outside, and you have already been cooped up for almost a month. In this article, we will be sharing where you can take your family during these cold winter days from library groups to some of the best kept secrets in the Novi area. If you have little ones in the Novi area, this is an article you do not want to miss.

Kids Gotta Play

  • 53535 Grand River
  • New Hudson, MI
  • 248-486-5300
  • Open Play: Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Just down Grand River about 5 miles west of Novi Road, you will find one of the best kept secrets in the Novi area. Kids Gotta Play is a showroom full of wooden swing sets, trampolines, basketball hoops, and playhouses.

What is amazing is that during the week, the showroom is open for play. The cost is only 5 dollars per child, and your child will access to the entire showroom. The 5 dollar admission is for a full day as well. Head there in the morning, go out for lunch and come right back.

One of the best parts about this place is how clean it is.

Does your child have a winter birthday? You may rent out the space during the week or the weekend.

Please visit their website for more information at:

The Twelve Oaks Mall

Let your kids run and play hard at the Twelve Oaks Malls play area. While your child is playing, you can use the mall’s free Wi-Fi to sit, relax and maybe even with a cup of coffee.

According to the website, the Children’s Play Area is for children who are 42 inches of height or less and are under the age of 6.

Make sure to park near the lower level by Sears.

Novi Library

  • 45255 W. 10 Mile Road
  • Novi, Mi 48375
  • 248-349-0720
  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Novi Library really does hold a wealth of information, including weekly story times for your children. From ages birth to 5 years old, you are your little one can enjoy engaging stories, finger plays, songs and much more.

When you arrive at the story time, make sure to pick up a “Story time stick”. These stick will allow the first 40 participants into the story time.

For story times and more information, visit  


You can stay busy all winter long and beat the winter blues by visiting each of these three places in the Novi area. From story times at the Novi Library and visiting Kids Gotta Play in New Hudson, to letting your kids run around at the mall in Novi, Michigan, you and your little ones can have fun inside while it is cold outside.