Playing around with your kids is serious business in the valley of the sun. Living here, we are lucky to be surrounded by many exciting indoor and outdoor activities to do with children of all ages. Enjoy exploring these kid-friendly spots!
At Burch's Karate, they believe in the power of positive reinforcement by helping students grow their confidence, build discipline, and become the best they can be. Traditional karate training isn't just about punches and kicks — it's about striving to be better. Since 1986, Burch's has been offering a great workout, professional instructors, and a passionate community for all ages.
If you’re looking for indoor entertainment, OdySea’s state-of-the-art facility combines theme-park style amusement with engaging exhibits of aquatic life.
Did you know that the Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest nonprofit zoos in the U.S.? In addition to exploring the various trails, kids as young as 18 months old can participate in educational programs onsite.
Scottsdale’s one-of-a-kind entertainment destination features eight marquee attractions for the family including OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®, Laser + Mirror Maze, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Surprise Your Eyes, VR Extreme, and Johnny’s Playground — in addition to multiple dining, shopping, and amusement venues.
Owned by the Richardson family, MacDonald's Ranch has been a staple in the Scottsdale community since 1956. Opening to the public for western adventure in 1970, MacDonald's Ranch has grown to offer horseback riding tours, a petting zoo, cowboy cookouts, private events, birthday parties, stagecoach rides, and a wonderful pumpkin patch every October!
AZ Sleepy Teepee
It's time to level up your slumber party game! AZ Sleepy Teepee delivers, sets up, takes down the next day and does all the laundry. Pick from themes including princess, mermaid, safari, camouflage, gamer, sports, or hot wheels to name a few. Each themed teepee comes with a twin air mattress, linens, tray table, lanterns, décor pillows, and a special goody bag. Teepees can be used for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and adult birthday parties too!
With wall-to-wall aerial entertainment including trampolines, a warrior course, dodgeball, and more, Sky Zone Phoenix has something to offer all ages. Open every day for play, monthly passes, memberships, and party packages are available.
Children's Museum of Phoenix
One of the top three children's museums in the nation, the Children's Museum of Phoenix is a wondrous place of imagination, inspiration, creativity. The hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children up to age 10 and the grown-ups who care about them. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
Drive into the Arizona wilderness and witness animals in natural habitats — all from your own private vehicle. View wildlife in spacious, natural environments that foster memorable and educational encounters with animals from rugged mountain goats and stealthy wolves to majestic bison and comical black bears.
It’s the bowling/dining/nightlife experience that’s packed with amusing throwbacks and nightclub-inspired bowling fun. Bowlero is a blacklight bowling, retro hangout powered by interactive arcade games, signature cocktails, an outrageous menu of delicious oversized shareables, and ... nostalgia.
Rainbow Ryders Inc. is the premier and largest hot air balloon business that has been serving the Southwest for over 39 years. Pilot expertise and commitment to safety are two important reasons why Rainbow Ryders has been a trusted industry leader for decades.
Arizona Science Center
More than 300 hands-on exhibits, a five-story screen with state-of-the-art sound, a planetarium, camps, and signature events make this museum a kid favorite.
The Phoenix Zoo cares for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species.