Things to do in PEORIA with kids

No doubt about it - Arizona is an incredibly beautiful state, and synonymous with those family RV trips through the stunning desert landscapes - and as it should be - it’s an incredible place! 

Grand Canyon National Park- possibly the most famous natural wonder in the whole country sees thousands of families a day admiring how vast it is.  Monument Valley and those famous mittens feature on most road trip itineraries.  But is there more to Arizona than spectacular canyons and deserts? Of course there is!

Swimming in Arizona? You betcha! Parks like Wet N Wild Phoenix and Big Surf are ready and waiting to cool off water lovers of any age.  

A wildlife safari in Arizona? Why not! Out of Africa Wildlife Park will transport you to the plains of Africa as you encounter lions, tigers, and bears (Oh my!)

Fishing, beaches and hiking? Just say the word! Stunning National Parks like Catalina State Park and Lake Havasu State Park are perfect camping spots where families can immerse themselves in babbling brooks, tranquil forests, picnics, fishing and beaches.

So while it’s important to experience the Arizona the world knows, make sure you spend time getting to know the Arizona the locals know!

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  • Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area

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    (3 miles) Glendale

    A fascinating look at history with one of the oldest ranches in the area, with 13 original buildings, gardens and historic tours - all FREE

  • Tolmachoff Farms

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    (4 miles) Glendale

    A unique four generation family farm in Glendale, Arizona, with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and petting zoos....just to name some of the farm fun!

  • Playgrounds Fun Zone

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    (5 miles) Glendale

    A fun 3,500 square-foot imaginative soft play facility covered in colorful animal characters with family cafe. Suitable for under 10s with designated area for toddlers.

  • Rollero Family Skating Park

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    (6 miles) Phoenix

    Roller skating provides a wonderful way to stay in shape and makes for a stronger and better body.

  • Challenger Space Centre

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    (7 miles) Peoria

    The Mission of the Challenger Space Center is to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live. Great idea if ...

  • Castles N Coasters

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Enjoy thrill rides, mini golf, family entertainment and lots of adventures at this Arizona theme park with a ton of fun for the kids!

  • Xtreme Pursuit

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Voted the best Indoor Paintball facility in the USA

  • Thunderbird Conservation Park

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    (8 miles) Glendale

    An amazing 1,185 acre park in Glendale, dedicated to preserving the desert environment. With trails and wildlife for those outdoor loving families.

  • Surprise Aquatic Center

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    (9 miles) Surprise

    Fabulous water park with both flume and tunnel slides, vortex whirlpool, diving well and boards, and a zero depth water play area for the little ones!

  • Waterworld Safari

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    Over 16 water rides and cool attractions, it's adventure, relaxation, and fun for everyone in the family. Congo River Rapids is mini water world for mini water sliders. One of the many fun family ...

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    (9 miles) Glendale

    Slides, river, surfing, tubes, and tunnels - get ready for family water fun at Wet n Wild Phoenix! A VERY cool family day out option in Arizona!

  • North Phoenix RV Park

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    (10 miles) Phoenix

    A great RV Park option for family members of all ages in the always beautiful Phoenix, Arizona!

  • Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

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    (10 miles) Avondale

    Indoor playground for children 0-6 years old. A Place to be have fun in a climate controlled environment. We have ride on toys, slides and bouncers, active and imaginative play. Conveniently located ...

  • Wildlife World Zoo

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    (11 miles) Litchfield Park

    Wildlife World Zoo has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 2400 individual animals representing more than 400 exotic and endangered species. For nearly a quarter of a century, ...

  • Enchanted Island

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    (11 miles) Phoenix

    Perfect for those kids aged 1 to 10 years, Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Arizona offers charm and magic, as well as those exciting rides!

  • Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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    (12 miles) Phoenix

    With top quality puppet shows ranging from the classics like Cinderella and Goldilocks to more unusual fare such as 'The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll', you're bound to find ...

  • Imagination Avenue

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    (13 miles) Phoenix

    Want to be the kid about town? You can! Imagination Avenue is a child size town complete with schools, a market, hospital, bakery....and so much more to indulge a childs imagination

  • Heard Museum

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    (13 miles) Phoenix

    Today, the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a must-see Arizona landmark -- a place of learning, discovery and an opportunity to share Native traditions that will touch your heart. With ...

  • Jambo Indoor Amusement Park

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    (13 miles) Phoenix

    Our current Indoor Miniature Golf facility has many fun & challenging obstacles, including many jungle animals like elephant, zebra, tiger, lion, gorilla, hippo, rhino, etc. Play minigolf year-round, ...

  • Arizona Science Center

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    (13 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.

  • Cowtown

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    (16 miles) Peoria

    Be a Cowboy! Experience cowboy life adventures at Cowtown, AZ. Wild West location includes Old West Town, Team-Building Course, Horseback Riding, Paintball Combat Zone and Cowboy Games. One of the ...

  • Sport Zone Park Family Fun Center

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    (16 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 ...

  • Corral West Horse Adventures

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    (16 miles) Goodyear

    Fun, family-friendly guided horseback trail rides through Estrella Mountain Regional Park. You can add to the fun as you dress up in our boots, hats, & chaps. So don't horse around, mount up and ...

  • Pueblo Grande Museum

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    (17 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. ...

  • Pioneer Living History Museum

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    (17 miles) Phoenix

    Historical fun in Phoenix with over 90 acres of an old 1800s town, without cars or smog! Just authentic buildings and historically accurate reproductions.

  • AZ AirTime

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    (18 miles) Scottsdale

    Enormous trampolining facility with angled walls, basketball hoops and dodgeball as well as a large foam play pit.

  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (18 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 ...

  • Crackerjax

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    (18 miles) Scottsdale

    CrackerJax is Arizona's largest Family Fun & Sports Park with over 27 acres of excitement! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arizona

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (19 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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    (19 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 ...

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (19 miles) Phoenix

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

  • Childsplay

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    (20 miles) Tempe

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

  • AZ on the Rocks

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    (21 miles) Scottsdale

    Modern indoor climbing experience with extensive range of routes. Parents can attend a short friendly tuition session to learn to belay the ropes, they can then suprvise and support their own child ...

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    (21 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!

  • Alltel Ice Den

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    (21 miles) Scottsdale

    Bundle up and enjoy the crisp 53° ice rinks during one of the great public skating sessions! Public skating is a healthy and exciting activity the whole family can enjoy and with convenient sessions ...