Your child will grow with The Hall, as they follow this special journey to achieve the Meadow Brook Hall patch. These programs are offered for birthday parties, field trips, scouts, and family outings.
- Teddy Bear Tea - This is an introduction to The Hall, with a child-friendly tour of the main floor. We then go to Frances' playroom for dress-up and tea.
- Making Games - This is the next step of the journey, offering more information about the family and growing up in the 20s and 30s. We cover the whole house with a scavenger hunt and finish upstairs with the type of games both Frances and Danny would have loved.
- Puppets & Plays on the Farm - Take a break from The Hall and learn about Meadow Brook Farm while you make an animal puppet.
- Playing the Past - The kids are older so it's time to learn more about The Hall, including the architecture and interior decorations that make it unique.
- Secret Spaces - This is a tour intended for the older child who has been to Meadow Brook.
- Estate Walking Tour- an exciting tour for older children! This tour involves a lot of walking on tough terrain with steep inclines. Tours continue rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather.
- Optional add-ons-
- Manners- Your child will learn to properly set a table, introduce themselves, handle meals at a friend's house, and more!
- Knole Cottage- “Simon Says” to skip along the path to Knole Cottage. Join your friends on a trip to the 6-room miniature playhouse that was Frances Dodge’s 12th birthday present. We will have a lot of fun with vintage games and a picnic along the way.
children in bloom
June 22, 2013
$10 per child* | 10:00 am- 12:30 pm
This summer children will be planting a "fairy" garden filled with plants, fairies and love!
*Includes tours of gardens and Knole Cottage, crafts, seedling, gardening tips and more! Please bring your own gardening gloves!
Youth Writing CampsSummer 2013
The Meadow Brook Writing Project hosts summer writing camps at Meadow Brook Hall. Discover secret staircases, amazing playhouses, and writer's workshops at one of America's grandest architectural structures. Young authors will interact with award-winning, specially-trained experts in the field of writing. Collaborative teaching teams consist of K-12 writing teachers and Oakland University faculty from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. All are alumni of Meadow Brook Writing Project's Summer Institute, an intensive writer's workshop for master teachers involved in the National Writing Project. All camp teachers are involved in continuing education the the NWP conferences, publications, and teacher- training workshops. Teachers are assisted by trained Meadow Brook Hall docents.
Every day, young writers will tour the historic house museum and world-class gardens to nurture, polish, and ultimately publish their original works. Published works include both written and digital presentation.
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kids Pajama Party
Dates to be announced
$10 per child/adult | 6:00- 9:00 pm
Enjoy movies like the children of Meadow Brook- in your pajamas! Join us in the Ballroom for a viewing of a family movie. Youth groups and families are welcome.
Reservations are required.
Check again this summer for more dates!