Youth Programs
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YOUTH TOURS


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Puppets & Plays on the Farm - Take a break from The Hall and learn about Meadow Brook Farm while you make an animal puppet.
  4. 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.
  5. Secret Spaces - This is a tour intended for the older child who has been to Meadow Brook.
  6. 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.
  7. Optional add-ons-
    1. Manners- Your child will learn to properly set a table, introduce themselves, handle meals at a friend's house, and more!
    2. 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.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE A


  • 2-hour rental
  • Tour of Knole Cottage and Danny's Cabin with scavenger hunt
  • "Old fashioned" game on the lawn (weather permitting) or Pictionary inside Danny's Cabin
  • Craft at Danny's Cabin
  • Cake and gifts on the lawn at Knole Cottage (weather permitting) or in Danny's Cabin

Meadow Brook Hall will supply: beverages, birthday branded cups/plates/napkins, forks/serving utensils (not including cake plate/stand or cupcake display), party host, craft, sporting equipment for relay race and gift for the birthday child.

Client will supply: cake/cupcakes or birthday treats and favors

$25 per child

10 child minimum / 20 child maximum

We do require 1 adult chaperone for every 10 children. $5 for additional adults.

Contact Liiz at (248) 364-6252 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your party.

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE b


  • 2-hour rental
  • "Making Games" tour of Meadow Brook Hall with scavenger hunt
  • Craft in Frances' Playroom
  • Cake and gifts in Frances' Playroom

Meadow Brook Hall will supply: beverages, birthday branded cups/plates/napkins, forks/serving utensils (not including cake plate/stand or cupcake display), party host, craft and gift for the birthday child.

Client will supply: cake/cupcakes or birthday treats and favors

$25 per child

10 child minimum / 20 child maximum

We do require 1 adult chaperone for every 10 children. $5 for additional adults.

Contact Liz at (248) 364-6252 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@oakland.edu to book your party.

YOUTH WRITING CAMPS


Summer 2014

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.

Click here for more details.


Youth Writing Half-day workshops


All half-day writing workshops are $20.00. Register and pay for the camps online. Contact Rebecca Rivard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with questions or comments.