Things to do in Portland with kids
Portland - the city referred to as a “family paradise”. In summer the kids will love the leafy outdoors, and in winter, it’s puddle-ahoy to splash in.
Summertime is calling! How about enjoying the 400 acres of Washington Park, or getting out on that water to enjoy some Jetboat Excursions?
There are beautiful gardens like the Portland Japanese Garden which just come to life in summer, and theme parks like the Oaks Amusement Park which put the thrills and spills into any family day out.
Winter rolling in? Never fear, Playdate PDX is here! A huge indoor space perfect for kids to use up all that extra energy of theirs (and we know they have it!), or perhaps they would rather enjoy the Portland Art Museum with it’s 42,000 objects to learn from.
Portland Childrens Museum is a great way for kids to get out of the rain and spend the day creating and using their imagination, and for those little kids there are fun indoor play centers’ like Pump It Up and Garden Home Indoor Play Park.
Don’t want to go outside because it’s raining? No excuses any more! Portland has something for everyone, no matter what the weather.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer ....
Natural fun with over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 100 miles of trails, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland.
Portland Art Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, reflects art from ancient times to today!
Enjoy three stories and 7,500 sqft of indoor play space in downtown Portland with PlayDate PDX, with a cafe for parents too!
Willamette Jetboat Excursions was the very first company to offer Jet Boat tours on the beautiful Willamette River, beginning in 1997. And as of Summer 2007, over two hundred thousand passengers have enjoyed our scenic and exciting tours.
Founded in 1944 and one of the nations top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the WOW! in science for the kid in each of us. Five exhibit halls and eig....
Ice skating fun at Lloyd Center Mall with public sessions, lessons and parties! Get those skates on in Oregon!
Kids can experience the atmosphere of live theater at the Oregon Childrens Theater that tell well loved stories with fantastic characters.
This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.
The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears! Kids can experience mist-filled Africa Rain Forests to the majestic Great Northwest exhibits...animal-tastic!
Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museum ....
Portland Children's Museum is dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning through hands-on play!
Visit the oldest continually operating amusement park in the entire country in Oregon, with rides, attractions, and fun activities for the kids
A great community pool with lessons, lap pool and water features.
A small community center with basketball, and an indoor swimming pool. Great for those active kids!
A fun indoor play park for preschoolers, open September to June. Parent participation is required!
You will find more than one hundred games of all types with the latest video games and redemption games, as well as mini golf and cinema too!
From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms, and fun open jump - great indoor play for those active kids in Oregon!
Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center, designed and created for kids to stay active, and have a ton of fun!
Water fun in Oregon at this family friendly water park, with a wave pool and laps for all ages!
Future Starz at Indoor Goals are classes designed to introduce kids to soccer, hockey and inline skating in a fun and safe environment.
12,000 sq ft of indoor inflatable jump space in Oregon, with open play, birthday parties, and lots of fun and bouncing for active kids!
An exciting play space for kids under 42" tall to play, create and explore, located in an intimate cafe perfect for parents.
Color Me Mine is a fun paint it yourself ceramic studio designed with families in mind to be creative and have fun!
Multi level indoor play space themed adventure play, set within a family pizzeria restaurant in Oregon!
The Atmosphere is bright and clean and the game is a blast. Anyone can enjoy bowling: Young or old, experienced or novice. Millions of people are discovering it's the perfect place for your next party or family outing. Great fun for the entire famil....
Amazing family fun in Wilsonville with mini golf, karting, ziplines, sky trail, rock wall, batting cages, arcade, bumper boats, playland and SO much more! Great fun for active kids in Oregon.
A fun local aquatic center, with lap pools, diving board, classes and hot tub for adults!
Trains, trains and more trains! One of the first railroads of this size on the west coast, this train park has 4 well maintained acres in which to picnic and watch, ride and learn about trains.
From the Wright brothers' work to a 2,000 mile an hour Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, plus the infamous Spruce Goose all at this Oregon aviation museum
Water fun with a hands-on museum experience for kids, and slide out of a real Boeing 747 - unique waterpark fun in Oregon!
A great place to stop with your RV in Willamette Valley - whether you are on a family trip across the country, or just a short family adventure.
The Salvation Army Community Center offers indoor and outdoor facilities including a family friendly leisure pool with fun features
A FREE day out in the stunning Oregon forests at this Forest Center, with picnics, climbs, hikes, and beautiful wildlife!
A fun and arty day out in Salem with open studio crafts, canvas painting, and great options for birthday parties and family fun!
An innovative and educational children's museum in downtown Salem where kids can be inspired by creative play through exhibits, camps and parties!
Kids will love this enchanting and classic carousel with it's beautiful music and sweet, finely crafted horses.
90 acres of spacious park and botanical garden right in the heart of Salem. Perfect for biking, scooting, and playing!
Come and visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful, lush forest of this land of enchantment.
A fascinating Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon, with real life aircraft, exhibits and Kids Korner!
Enjoy the splendors of the scenic Columbia Gorge while climbing through the spectacular Hood River Valley. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oregon
We provide your child with the opportunity to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests, all while experiencing real life on a biodiverse local family farm.
A historical day out in Oregon as you discover the rich history of the Native people, as well as the footsteps of the iconic Lewis & Clark explorers.
Oregon Film Museum is a great place in Astoria for kids to learn the magic of movie making, and explore those movies filmed within the state of Oregon!
Oregon Rafting Trips on Six Amazing River Rafting Destinations! All Star Rafting and Kayaking, based in Maupin, Oregon, is the place to go for your next rafting, fishing, or kayaking adventure. We offer guided Washington and Oregon rafting trips an....
Amazing boat tours taking you out for whale watching, sport fishing, bird watching, and ecology tours. Educational, and super fun ocean encounters in Oregon!
A historic day out at a stunning Oregon lighthouse where you can climb to the top, and find out what it's like to be a lighthouse keeper!
Welcome to Mariner Square in Newport, Oregon home of Oregon Undersea Gardens, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and The Wax Works!
Explore a time just past when our beaches were highways and tall ships graced our coastline. A sturdy ship's wheel, an intricate Native American basket, a rugged crosscut saw, an 1890s boarding house... all have stories to tell about the settlem....
Get a fishy kiss by a seal, go behind the scenes, explore the touch pools, enjoy animal feedings, and discover the ocean - without getting wet!
Fishing...boating....camping....get your family out into the beautiful Oregon nature and have a whole heap of fun!
A family friendly RV park to enjoy with full hook up sites, cable TV, wifi, an amazing creeks to explore and nature to enjoy! Oregon is waiting for you!
Outdoor adventure is waiting with Whitewater Adventures for those under 6 years, with rafting tours for levels of ability through the heart of wild Oregon!
Year long water fun in Oregon with this indoor waterpark in Springfield, with slides, basketball, kiddie pool, and even adult spa! Make a splash!
Curious kids can learn all about science through hands-on exhibitions, as well as explore the stars at this Oregon Children's Museum!
The Springfield Museum hosts changing exhibits of art and historic collections in the Main Street Gallery. The Historic Interpetive Center pays homage to the strong men and women who built a community in the valley between the McKenzie and Willamette....
The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret Lane County's rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in ....
An intimate experience with eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and more! With over 60 non-releasable, permanent resident birds on display, of 33 native species, Cascades Raptor Center provides an unparalleled opportunity to view our native birds of prey.
Whitewater rafting is a healthy and exciting outdoor activity that is especially fun for families. Enjoy a half-day of splashy adventure or make it an entire vacation with one of the 5-day wilderness river getaways. Choose from seven rivers in Oregon....
Bowling, go karts, an arcade, bumper cars and billiards are just some of the fun in the sun kids can have at the Sun Mountain family fun center!
Explore the USA's largest sea cave, with hundreds of sea lions that all it home! A unique experience on the Oregon coast for the family.
11,000 square feet of inflatable bouncing fun! Great for those bouncy active kids!
Indoor climbing fun for the family in Bend, Oregon, with climbing walls, camps, classes and great climbing walls!
Great camping fun at Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort, with cabins, yurts, swimming, horseback riding & so much more!
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is like taking a journey into ancient Oregon. Whether you tour the museum at Sheep Rock, hike a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnic at Clarno, Oregon's exciting past will be revealed.
Over 500 animals in their natural habitat at this family park, where you can drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America's!
A natural wonder in Oregon that makes the perfect outdoor day out for all ages. A national park with a historic volcanic past, pure lakes, sheer cliffs, and islands to explore.
A family aquatic center with waterslides, tubes, kiddie slides, 3 pools, water features, and family fun over summer!
Kids & adults grow & play together in this Oregon children's museum, with hands-on exhibits based on role play that let those imaginations run wild!
Over 75 species of animals to see roaming free in Oregon's West Coast Game Park, featuring bison, tigers, lions & more!
Nature never sleeps. It is always moving into balance. It is here, at Spirit of the Rogue Nature Center, that nature can be seen and experienced in new ways which capture the imagination, call to our sense of caring, and provide tools to understand t....
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