Things to do in Scottsdale with kids

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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.
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 carousel. Visit a variety of shops and museum or play in ...
Phoenix Zoo
(3 Miles)
Phoenix
1,200 animals on exhibit at our Zoo, including mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds, and reptiles. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Phoenix for kids
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 apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of t...
Fiddlesticks
(5 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 and Miner Mike Roller Coaster are designed especial...
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. Inside visit our hands on children’s gallery Dig IT!: ...
Scottsdale
Amazing indoor rainforest environment with walk through enclosures, freshwater aquariums, terrific ant farm and Honey Bee Extravaganza.
Childsplay
(5 Miles)
Tempe
Arizonas Strikingly Original Theatre for Young Audiences. Childsplay welcomes you to its 360 degree theatre experiencesâ
Detours Arizona
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(5 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.
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.
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 for things to do in Aurora for kids.
Mesa
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 and include drawing, building and reading for the ...
Mesa
A place where dinosaurs come back to life though fun and educational exhibits, as well as a fascinating insight into our planet!
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
Tempe
A quiz trail guides you through a huge assortment of aquatic life, including the 360 degree ocean tunnel, and 5,000 creatures spread over 30 displays including touch tanks.
AZ AirTime
(8 Miles)
Scottsdale
Enormous trampolining facility with angled walls, basketball hoops and dodgeball as well as a large foam play pit.
Phoenix
Arizona Science Center provides exploration, education and entertainment for all ages. The Center contains four levels of exciting hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a five-story high IMAX theatre.
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 Park and offers a wide variety of family oriented acti...
Laser Quest
(9 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 Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 – a high ...
Big Surf
(9 Miles)
Mesa
As America's original water park featuring body slides, tube slides, speed slides, water basketball and volleyball, a wave pool and children's play area. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Mesa for kids.
Mesa
Thrill slides, family slides and gentler options, interactive play pools and kiddie slides plus mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides.
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 something which appeals.
Heard Museum
(9 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 exhibitions of cultural objects and fine art to jewe...
Crackerjax
(9 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
Phoenix
The Valley's best places to take the family is conveniently located just west of 7th Avenue on Encanto Blvd, right in the heart of Phoenix's picturesque Encanto Park. Enchanted Island is filled with charm and magic, offering nine fanciful rides an...
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
Phoenix
The Arizona State Fair is the largest event of its kind in the Southwest, attracting over 1.2 million people over 21 days. The Fair offers everything from thrilling carnival rides, famous Fair food, Agriculture and Livestock competitions, and a marqu...
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 as they explore vertically, up to some 30ft!
Alltel Ice Den
(10 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 scheduled throughout the week, theres always a goo...
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, even when it's 120 degrees outside (priceless) or ...
Mesa
Enjoy Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, kiddie rides, bowling Interactive Redemption and Video Games and much much more with an all you can eat family buffet!
Airworx
(12 Miles)
Chandler
Huge trampoline park with separate area for under 7s with their own features, trampoline dodgeball and speciality teen session.
Jumpstreet
(12 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!
Chandler
Makutus (Ma-coo-twos) Island, one of Arizonas largest indoor play places, is a trip into fantasy and adventure for children of all ages and a perfect way to beat the Arizona heat. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for thing...
Phoenix
hether you're young or old, big or small, you'll find lots of fun, food and excitement at Arizona's Finest Family Fun and Thrill Park. From the thrilling sky high roller coasters and exciting water rides, to the exotic countries of the world class...
Xtreme Pursuit
(13 Miles)
Phoenix
Voted the best Indoor Paintball facility in the USA
Freestone Park
(13 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; picnic ramadas and the Freestone Skatepark!
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. Gymnastics - 3 years to 12 years. Birthday Parties.
Rawhide
(16 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 ancient times when the Huhukam civilization was thri...
Bounce Jungle
(16 Miles)
Chandler
We are all about kids having fun, jumping, sliding and playing in the best indoor playground you have ever seen.
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.
Phoenix
Roller skating provides a wonderful way to stay in shape and makes for a stronger and better body.
Phoenix
A great RV Park option for family members of all ages in the always beautiful Phoenix, Arizona!
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 places to go if you're looking for things to do with k...
Glendale
Wet n' Wild Phoenix has state of the art water rides for the whole family.
Scottsdale
A beautiful center that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. Great for the animal loving family.
Glendale
3,500 square-foot imaginative soft play facility covered in colorful animal characters with family cafe. Suitable for under 9s with designated area for toddlers.
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!
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 you're looking for fun family places to go with kids in...
Mesa
Take to the water in the desert with Desert Belle Cruises, and let kids can see the desert from a completely new perspective!

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Scottsdale with kids

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Bounce Jungle

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Jambo Indoor Amusement Park

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Phoenix

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Jambo Indoor Fun

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Mesa

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Laser Quest

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Jumpstreet

(12 Miles) Indoor Play in Chandler

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Alltel Ice Den

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Southwest Wildlife

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Buckeye Aquatic Center

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Butterfly Wonderland

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AZ AirTime

(8 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Scottsdale

Fun places to visit in Scottsdale with kids

Arizona is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Arizona's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Arizona with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Arizona - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in AZ