We that live in Las Vegas know there is more entertainment than the glitz and glamor of the Strip. A good number of families live amenity-filled, family-friendly neighborhoods that offer many activities to keep your children busy. From the maser-planned community of Summerlin to Henderson and all the other places in Clark County kids of all ages can take advantage of the many activities offered.
Miles from the neon lights, there is a multitude of things to do in Las Vegas with kids. The array spans zip lining above the city, running the waterslides at award-winning waterparks, hiking through 4000-year-old petroglyphs, becoming an honorary member of the Avengers or hanging in a private cabana after floating down a lazy river, Las Vegas has something for the entire family.
Family Friendly Activities on the Las Vegas Strip
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. -A kid-friendly interactive Las Vegas exhibit at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Kids can explore the history, genetic profiles and technology of their favorite characters before assembling case files on each one on their way to becoming a qualified member of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
This pool and beach area are perfect for family friendly swimming. This 11-acre aquatic playground features a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool and a meandering lazy river and a lagoon for swimming.
The New York-New York Hotel & Casino roller coaster that travels more than 67 mph with a 180-degree “heartline” twist and a drop of 203 feet. More than 1.4 million people ride this coaster every year.
Towering high over Las Vegas Boulevard is the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel. Step aboard spherical glass-enclosed cabins that slowly rotate at one foot per second to give them a leisurely 30-minute ride with 360-degree amazing views of the of the city.
Family-Friendly Las Vegas Attractions for Kids Off The Strip
Whether you want to participate in flying down a zipline, fly like a bird in VR simulation or walk through a bamboo forest, these kid-friendly immersive experiences at Area 15 are sure to entertain.
There are two Cowabunga Bay Waterparks – in Summerlin and Henderson. A great family-friendly activity that the adults will love just as much as the kids.
The adventurous families can go to Vegas Indoor Skydiving. With the help of a vertical wind tunnel, participants will feel like they’re skydiving, but with safety features like a mesh trampoline floor and foam padded walls.
This is a don’t miss for all kids. They can’t get enough of the fun, interactive learning experiences at The Discovery Children’s Museum teaching kids about science, technology, engineering and art.
The 180-acre Springs Preserve showcases Las Vegas history in a family-friendly environment. Visit the sprawling botanical gardens, Nevada State Museum and children’s playgrounds and galleries. Check for regular events like fossil digs.
Best Things To Do in Downtown Las Vegas With Kids
Downtown Container Park
Kids will rush to climb the large structures with several winding slides known as The Treehouse, while adults love to shop and dine here.
Both kids and adults will love taking flight over the Fremont Street Experience with the only zipline in Downtown Las Vegas. While there are no age requirements, flyers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must meet minimum weight requirements.
Kid Friendly Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful place for families to enjoy the Nevada desert with 26 hiking trails from easy to strenuous plus a 13-mile scenic drive. Plus, Mt. Charleston, best known for its winter activities like snow skiing, is also a great spot for hiking boasting more than 60 miles of trails.
The Las Vegas desert provides the perfect place for families to get out of the city and strap into a dune buggy or an ATV. Just about a half hour drive north of Las Vegas is SunBuggy Fun Rentals which offers a variety of off-road experiences.
With hundreds of miles of bike paths, Las Vegas and surrounding areas are cyclist-friendly. Riders can essentially circumvent the valley on two wheels. These urban trails are definitely worth exploring including the I-215 West Beltway Trail; the Flamingo Arroyo Trail, and the Harry Reid UPRR trail.
Things To Do With Kids in North Las Vegas
The stars are literally the stars of the show at Southern Nevada’s only public planetarium featuring a 66-seat theater and an Evans & Sutherland Digi star 5 high-definition hemispheric video projection system.
Aliante Nature Discovery Park
Known as “dinosaur park” because of the huge dinosaur in the middle of it complete with a sand pit for digging for dinosaur bones. The park features a walking path circling a pond and cascading waterfall that is full of ducks, turtles and geese. In the summer months there is a small water park area where little ones can run through the water and cool off.
Area 702 Skatepark
While North Las Vegas is chock full of outdoor skateparks ideal for family picnics, Area 702 Skatepark is an indoor facility – great for cooling off in the summer months while the kids heat things up.
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