Things to do in MESA with kids

Here’s a fun fact - Mesa actually make KaBOOM’s annual list for the “Playful City USA” which can only mean one thing - it’s a pretty awesome city for kids!  Forget seasons, because Mesa has year-round attractions that covers all age groups - from educational, culture, and of course outdoors.

Mesa has fascinating museums such as the Arizona Museum of Nature History, and kids even have their own museum with the Arizona Museum for Youth!  Cool down in Golfland Sunplash Waterpark, or explore the desert with the Desert Botanical Garden.

Got active kids? Laser Quest or indoor play centres like Jambo Indoor Fun can cover that! (Parents - Jumpstreet lets parents bounce too - no excuses!).  Love nature? Perfect! Jump on the Desert Belle Tour Boat and float past dramatic desert vistas.   Feelin’ a little western? Head on down to Rockin’ R Ranch for some old fashioned western stage shows, gunfights and finger lickin’ BBQs!

So pack your walking shoes, playtime socks, cowboy and cowgirl boots, and thinking caps, because there is a lot to be experienced in Mesa, and you won’t want to mesa thing!…Get it? No?

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  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

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    Mesa

    A place where dinosaurs come back to life though fun and educational exhibits, as well as a fascinating insight into our planet!

  • Arizona Museum for Youth

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    As a semi-permanent art activity space for visitors, ages 5 and older, ArtZone is a great place to relax and explore art fundamentals. Emphasizing the elements of basic art, activities are open-ended ...

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (2 miles) Mesa

    Water fun in Mesa with thrill slides, family slides and gentler options for those smaller kids. There is even mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides!

  • Laser Quest

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    (3 miles) Mesa

    Laser Quest is an entertainment Centre for the young and young at heart. It is perfect for birthday parties, team parties, day camps outings, as well as corporate events, teambuilding. Laser ...

  • Amazing Jakes Fun and Food

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    (3 miles) Mesa

    Fun filled attractions in Mesa for the whole family, with amusements, food, video games, and much more!

  • Jambo Indoor Fun

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    (4 miles) Mesa

    Amusement park? Indoor? No way! Yes way! Imagine a 28,000 square feet climate controlled indoor amusement park with your child's favorite rides

  • Apache Palms RV Park

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    (4 miles) Tempe

    Located in the heart of the Valley of the Sun, Apache Palms RV Park is your family's ideal Arizona base for visiting Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

  • Big Surf

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    (5 miles) Tempe

    Body slides, tube slides, and even water basketball at this very fun family friendly water park - perfect for those water loving kids in Tempe! Enjoy your splashing family day out!

  • Freestone Park

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    (5 miles) Gilbert

    Within the park are bright, varied playground areas for multiple age groups beside the lakes; batting cages, basketball courts and sand volleyball pits; miniature train; tennis courts; cycle paths; ...

  • Jumpstreet

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    (6 miles) Chandler

    The entire family (yes parents too!) can enjoy this indoor trampoline and fun center - the perfect way to have fun and stay active!

  • Detours Arizona

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    (6 miles) Tempe

    Professionally Guided Tours of the Southwest and so much more...As the leader in professionally guided tours of the Southwest, Detours offers the most comfortable and memorable tours since 2001.

  • The Little Gym of Gilbert

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    (6 miles) Gilbert

    Baby classes - starting at 4 months.Toddler classes - up to 3 years.Pre K Gym classes - 3 to 6 years. Dance (Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop) - 2 years to 12 years. Sports Skills - 3 years to 12 years. ...

  • Childsplay

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    (7 miles) Tempe

    Arizonas Strikingly Original Theatre for Young Audiences. Childsplay welcomes you to its 360 degree theatre experiencesâ

  • Kiwanis Park Recreation Center

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    (7 miles) Tempe

    The Kiwanis Park Recreation Center is a beautiful 54,000 square foot complex that is owned and operated by the City of Tempe. The facility is located in the scenic 125 acre City of Tempe Kiwanis ...

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Animal fun at Phoenix Zoo, with 1,400 animals waiting to say hello. Also animal encounters, events, and camps!

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Take the kids to the desert with the Desert Botanical Garden - a living museum featuring more than 50,000 plants, where the can even encounter rare, threatened and endangered species.

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire ...

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    (8 miles) Tempe

    Over 5,000 creatures at this Arizona SEA LIFE aquarium, including sharks, seahorses and tropical fish, as well as a 360 degree ocean tunnel!

  • Airworx

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    (9 miles) Chandler

    Huge trampoline park with separate area for under 7s with their own features, trampoline dodgeball and speciality teen session.

  • Fiddlesticks

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    (9 miles) Scottsdale

    Come out and play! This 20-acre complex for family recreation includes Go-Karts, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Driving Range and a Video Arcade! Rookie Go-Karts, Dragon Kiddie Ride ...

  • Chandler Museum

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    (9 miles) Chandler

    A learning environment where families can come together and share stores of the community, and learn of the history of Chandler

  • Pueblo Grande Museum

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    Explore an ancient 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin site in the heart of Phoenix. Along our trail the museum features a platform mound, ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. ...

  • Bounce Jungle

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    (9 miles) Chandler

    We are all about kids having fun, jumping, sliding and playing in the best indoor playground you have ever seen.

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (10 miles) Scottsdale

    A one of a kind experience at the LARGEST indoor butterfly pavilion in the entire USA!

  • Tumbleweed Ranch

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    (10 miles) Chandler

    A great historic experience for the family in Chandler, with a collection of historic homes, farm equipment and buildings.

  • Makutu's Island Family Fun Center

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    (10 miles) Chandler

    Fun at one of Arizona's largest indoor play places, where fantasy and adventure await for kids of all ages!

  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (10 miles) Scottsdale

    McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the most unique park of its kind in the country. Take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique ...

  • Arizona Railway Museum

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    (10 miles) Chandler

    A great experience looking at real railroad artifacts and equipment from Arizona and the Southwest.

  • Ice Den Chandler

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    (10 miles) Chandler

    Great indoor pubic ice skating for the whole family in Chandler, with hockey and classes too!

  • Sport Zone Park Family Fun Center

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    (11 miles) Aurora

    Experience the challenge of the 18-hole inspired falls mini golf as it wraps its way around magnificent waterfalls that dot the course. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Salt River Tubing

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    (11 miles) Tonto National Forest

    We invite you to spend the day tubing down the beautiful Salt River rapids in beautiful Tonto National Forrest near Mesa, Arizona. Children must be over 8 years old or four feet tall.

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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    (12 miles) Chandler

    An art gallery that focuses on Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. A great collection with FREE entry to inspire kids in Chandler, Arizona.

  • Rawhide

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    (13 miles) Chandler

    Explore the Wild West! he western frontier town of Rawhide is situated in the Gila River Indian Community. The history of this vast, majestic area of the Sonoran Desert and its people dates back to ...

  • Arizona Science Center

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    (14 miles) Phoenix

    Science AND fun at this Arizona Science Center, with exploration, and education for all ages. Four levels of hands-on exhibits, a planetarium and an IMAX theatre.

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    (14 miles) Chandler

    Features include 2 Water Slides, Lazy River flotation ride, Water Vortex, Interactive Play Pool with Beach Entry, Toddler Slides and a simply enormous dumping bucket!