Thanks to the West Michigan Whitecaps for collaborating with me on today’s post. All opinions are my own.
We are so lucky to have a minor league baseball team in Grand Rapids. The games are inexpensive and entertaining! We went and watched the West Michigan Whitecaps on Princess Night so spoiler alert: my oldest Emery was in heaven. I’m going to give you some tips on how to do a baseball game with kids; what to pack, what to wear, what to expect, etc and I’m also going to recap our experience attending a Whitecaps game and why you should defentalty check them out!
***Giveaway at the end of the post for 4 tickets!
Things To Do With Kids: Baseball Game + Giveaway
What to Pack
- Wipes // I like to bring diaper wipes and hand sanitizing wipes to clean any seats or handles, etc.
- Blanket or Sweatshirt // If it’s a later game it will get chilly when the sun sets so bring something warm
- Hats + sunglasses
- Sunscreen // depending on where your seat is you might be in the sun
- Baseball glove // this is something we forgot this time but it’s fun having a glove so you can be “ready” for a foul ball
- Snacks //The snacks aren’t usually baby friendly so if you have a younger child it’s critical that you have puffs or crackers.
- Poncho // just in case it rains
Our favorite thing about going to the Whitecaps games is their themed nights. We just went to princess night and it did not disappoint. They had so many princesses and Emery got to take pictures with them. Also, after this game they had a father/daughter dance out on the field – how cute! They have lots of nights like this, Paw Patrol is another fun one that we like to go to. Also, a lot of weekend games have fireworks after the game.
Parking at Fifth Third ballpark is easy and you don’t walk far. Unlike big stadiums this is easy in and easy out which is great for families. Also, security is easy and painless which is another plus when you’re walking in with multiple people.
They have a really cute gift shop with all kinds of Whitecaps gear. You can also get Tigers gear there which is cool! I loved that the apparel was fashionable and stuff I would totally wear! Emery wouldn’t let us leave the store without a pink Whitecaps monkey.
Who else loves stadium food? We’re big hotdog and nachos people so we were really excited about dinner at the ballpark. They have so many places to grab food + local beer so it’s never too long of a wait! We also couldn’t leave without getting a little ice cream.
A playground in case the little ones get restless is so nice to have at a ballpark! This was perfect for in-between innings to let us and the kids stretch their legs.
We always have great seats when we go, and there are lots of options. There are regular seats, grass seats, four top seating with a table, or suites which would be awesome with a group. Basically, any seat/experience is open to you!
Overall the game is just a lot of fun, besides the themed nights they have, they also do in between inning games and contests which are really fun to watch. They have eyeball races, appliance races (like people dressed as water heaters and dryers), and so many other things.
Surprise! I have a family 4-pack of tickets and a $50 gift card up for grabs! There are lots of ways to enter below!
You can shop for Whitecaps tickets at whitecapsbaseball.com