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Grand Hotel – Children’s Programs

Grand Hotel is an exceptional summer vacation spot for families, many of which visit the hotel year after year. Thanks to the many activities available at the hotel and throughout Mackinac Island—including Grand Hotel’s children’s programs—Travel+Leisure Family magazine has named Grand Hotel as one of the 50 best family-friendly resorts in North America. From the 220-foot swimming pool to biking to horseback riding, Grand Hotel offers fun things to do for kids of all ages.

Special rates

Children 11 and younger stay free at Grand Hotel. Ages 12-17: $59 per night. Ages 18 and over: $139 per night. Children’s rates include the same meal plan as accompanying adult.

Children’s programs

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, hotel guests five years of age or older can participate in Grand Hotel’s children’s group programs during lunch and dinner. Activities include outdoor Quidditch matches, butterfly house visits, duck pin bowling, arts and crafts, Grand Hotel horse stable tours, croquet and bocci ball, rock collecting on the beach, playground games and scavenger hunts. Each program serves a special kids lunch or dinner and is complimentary for those staying under our Modified American Plan. A fee is charged for young guests staying with the breakfast only or meal exclusive plans.

Please sign up for children’s programs upon check-in at Grand Hotel. All programs begin and end in Rebecca’s Room located on the lobby level, next to the game room. For hotel guests too young to participate in the children’s programs, babysitters are available through the Housekeeping Department. A fee of $30 per child applies for young guests staying with an EP or Breakfast only plan.

Children’s Program Schedule
4th of July Children’s Program


Bocci ball and croquet can be enjoyed in the beautiful surroundings of the Grand Hotel gardens, adjacent to the swimming pool. And the giant chessboard at the east end of the Grand Hotel porch can make for a memorable match. A game room with a variety of coin-operated games is located in Rebecca’s Room on the lobby level.


Nightly children friendly movies are shown on select dates in July and August for Family Added Value Days. To see package click here.

Horse Stable

Grand Hotel’s horse stable, is located at Surrey Hills just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. It is home to twelve horses and open to the public daily. At 8,700 square feet, it’s a great way to see the horses up close, along with 20 antique carriages from both Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.


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