Las Vegas For Kids
A Las Vegas for kids? Is it really a mission possible? Parents
love the lure of “sin city” which we always hope will under promise and
over deliver. Your trip can still be fun with kids!
As reminders of our old party days dance in our minds, we hope that
maybe we’ll win a little cash to help pay for our vacation or just catch
a glimpse of one flying Elvis. But….flash forward a few years and voila! Now, were parents!
Learn from a Local how to have sin city fun and NOT leave the children out of their fair share of it.
Things to Do in Las Vegas for Kids
What an awesome privilege to be parents, but we still want a little taste of the action. After all, we’re not dead are we?
- SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium - Hands on exploration in touch tanks and tide pools. Sharks, Caiman Crocodile, Giant Pacific Octopus, Birds, reptiles and more. At the Boulevard Mall 3528 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. 702-906-1901
- Nannies at Town Square Artsy Nannies Relax, shop, unwind and the kids will be having fun with us. Need a romantic dinner or secret shopping, leave your pride and joy with us and we will do art, play games and make new friends!
- TopGolf - This is an incredible indoor / outdoor venue that is fun and interactive. Parents can have some adult fun in Las Vegas for kids while enjoying an ice cold frosty adult beverage and cocktail service as well as food.
- McKee Ranch Horses Take the little ones to see animals, ride horses and even have your birthday party here with Cowboy Max. Visit McKee Ranch Events. Inside barn parties available.
- Circus Training for Kids Is your child interested in learning flips, tricks, gymnastics, aerial acrobatics and more? Learn from the Cirque Du Soleil performers at this gym. Loraclelasvegas.com
- Children Acting Classes cheap online course, local resources on theaters and groups that offer child acting, voice, dance and more. Free Youtube videos and a Free downloadable PDF especially for you listing child acting agents in all 50 states.
- Xtreme Couture “Stop Bullying!” Help for your child to learn confidence and how to protect themselves. Kids 5 and up are welcome. Visit Xtreme Couture MMA Youth for information on the programs available.
- Lowes Build and Grow Workshops Scheduled Saturdays from 10-11 am. FREE ages 5 and up. Build a fun themed wooden project together. Lowes Build and Grow website.These are usually wooden projects with nails and stickers or paint and will be classified by age group.
- Preschool Play Date at Bounce U Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:10 am to 11:25 am for parents and non-walking children are free with a paid preschooler. 1400 S Stephanie Suite 14, Henderson, NV 89014. Visit the Bounce U website for times and dates.
- Toddler Time at Skyzone Children up to six only on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-2pm. Parents are free with paid child. 7440 Dean Martin Suite 201, Las Vegas, NV 89139. You can visit their website here for all activities and open zone information.
Kid Friendly Accommodations!
Check out Las Vegas Timeshare Resorts! They are a must for large families because the units feature apartment-style floor plans with tons of space and amenities. Such as, kitchenettes, full bathrooms and flat screen televisions!
On Site there are plenty of activities and child-friendly amenities to keep the kids busy. There are swimming pools with slides, arcades, movie theaters, bowling alleys, kids' clubs and even childcare.
To find cheap timeshare rentals or resales in Vegas, check out the by-owner marketplace VacationOwnership.com. You can reach their helpful staff at 1-877-815-4227 for any questions or for booking, or visit them on their website by clicking the link above.
Now that we are aware of all of these great things they offer for kids, we are dying to try a Las Vegas timeshare rental for ourselves. They sound amazing for a vacation or in our case a staycation!
Children Eat FREE!
These Las Vegas for Kids venues are offering freebies for your tykes:
- Cafe Rio - Free Cheese quesadilla for kids 6 and under that accompany and adult meal purchase.
- Denny's Kids Eat Free on Weekdays from 2pm to 10 pm you can visit their website for details and locations that participate (this is one free kids meal per paid adult entree).
- Wednesdays at Metro Pizza - "Kids Make it - We Bake It" Days. After 5 PM and with a paying adult (under 9 years old please), Kids eat their self made pizza for FREE
- Mimis Cafe - Free meals for kids M-F. But first check their website for 2 for 1 coupons! Ask your server in the beginning about the free meal to get the deal.
- Cici's Pizza - Kids eat FREE on Wednesdays! Pizza buffet, salad and desserts. Affordable eating for the whole family.
More Fun Stuff In Las Vegas for Kids
- Animal Feeding Visit The Springs Preserve Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon. See a preview of the tour here! The Springs Preserve has an abundance of events going on at all times of the year. They host gardening classes, Dia De Muertos, Christmas events, wine events and so much more.
- Join Toddler Time at Springs Preserve Kid friendly activities and stories. Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 am. You can visit the link or call 702-822-7700
- Your kids will NOT want to do this but it is available for you! Shot clinics from the Health District. Take advantage of Southern Nevadas Immunization Program. Its cheap and they take care of 0 years old to Senior citizens SNHD Immunization Clinic page
- Wet N Wild Las Vegas Our new water park is open. It is small but fun, try to go during the week after 2pm when a lot of our Las Vegas for kids kids take their naps. I tend to like Cowabunga a little better just because it has actual pools that you land in which are amazing in the hot summer as opposed to the small water landing areas at WNW, but it really depends on what side of town you live on.
- Cowabunga Bay - an Adorable new water park is open in Henderson. I like it because it caters to young and old, they have beer and wine and the food is good quality. They could use to spruce it up these days though, a little dirty and run down.
Sports, Discipline, Nutrition and More ...
- Rico's Martial Arts in Las Vegas for Kids - Get your kids discipline, respect, health, fitness and better grades!! All in one place. 10940 S Eastern # 110. 702-614-9805. If you would like to be a guest and get a free class, call Jacobs mom at 702-604-1659 **moms and dads, take kickboxing classes with 4th degree blackbelt Berlin Herrera, Contact me to attend one free class to check it out.
- Impact Archery - Indoor archery range. Hourly rental as well as child and adult leagues.
- Longevity Sports Center Indoor Soccer and Birthday Parties. Home of LIL Kickers soccer for kids ages 18 months to 9 years old. LSC Youth Academy practice and private training. Soccer 101 for adults.
- The Monkey Gym This organization offers wrestling, gymnastics, cheer and dance. Visit their page for locations of practice, classes and pricing.
- Las Vegas Riding Academy - LV Riding Academy all things horses, riding, care and more. A Las Vegas for Kids winner in education, fun and family time.
- Family Music Center 3 Locations! Learn to play instruments, participate in theater camps and more! Visit Family Music for more info. Piano, guitar and more.
- The Smith Center in Las Vegas for performing arts and other family events call 702-749-2000 or visit the web link for tickets and info. This place has so many events going on year round. From plays to concerts to science demonstrations, hec they even had Depok Chopra at one time. Love this place. If you are afraid of heights though get the expensive floors, I got tickets on the 5th floor and just about died and had a panic attack.
- UFC the ultimate Fitness Gym Las Vegas, there are several locations around town offering boys and girls kickboxing classes for self confidence, self discipline and self defense.
- Water slides and fun for the kids at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. Call them about day pool and cabana access or room rates as low as $99 and you can sip your cocktails and let the kids play and then spend the night!
- Sharkeys Cool Cuts for Kids - 10624 S Eastern Ave at Horizon Ridge in the Smiths Shopping Center. Parties too!
- Bodies the Exhibition - Real human bodies disected and preserved showing the real up close and personal details of body function. **Please visit website and use discretion for age appropriateness.
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 North Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89101. All ages. Visit LVNHM.org
- Discovery Childrens Museum - Indoor, interactive and amazing. We spent 4 1/2 hours here our first visit. They can play learning games, climb a huge structure full of science experiments, dress up in costumes and put on a stage show and even play in water or create their own glider. Plan a whole day!
- Free Baby Gym at Gymcats every Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 to 9:45 am. Ages 6 months to 1 year (pre walking) experience interactive play time.
- Home Depot Kids Workshops The first Saturday of every month your child can participate in a Free hands on workshop for ages 5-12.
- CSI the Experience at the MGM grand. Ages 4 and up with adult, mostly recommended for 12 and older due to some graphic nature.
- Gilcrease Orchard Take your kids to the farm to select and pick their own fruits and vegetables. Located at 7800 N Tenaya Way, LV, NV 89131. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 am to noon. Free to visit, but if you pick you pay for your produce. Visit TheGilCreaseOrchard.org to find out what is ripe for picking.
- Hollywood Car Museum http://http://hollywoodcarsmuseum.com/ (they have not gone secure yet :)) If you are a car lover, do not miss this place exhibit. A 30,000 sq ft collection of vehicles that have been used in over 100 movies, tv shows and videos.
- Bowling at several locations There are so many locations for kids to bowl, I can not list them all, I have included our local Yelp page for the top 10 best bowling locations by vote.
Las Vegas For Kids Friendly Shows
Child Friendly Stage Shows
- The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at the Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas. 1pm and 3pm Tuesday – Saturday. $24.95 + tax and fees. Visit MacKingShow.com
- Aaron Radatz Affordable Family Magic Show at the Clarion Hotel and Casino. 2:30pm Thursday – Sunday for $19.95 adults and $9.95 children + tax and fees. Visit AaronRadatz.com
- Terry Fator: Ventriloquism at the Mirage. Children 5
and up. A little pricey starting at $59 dollars for tickets, but it’s
the Mirage right? Anyway shows are at 7:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Save Big on Terry Fator Tickets!
- Tournament of Kings - Jousting Knights on real horses, maidens, fireworks and huge Knights of the Round table type food at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas For Kids Adventure!
- Stratosphere Rides - High above the Las Vegas Strip, and I mean HIGH! There are 3 rides, Big Shot, Insanity and X Scream, they are all at about the same ridiculous height. Only for the brave.
- Hollywood Kids Academy Sing, dance and perform! This place starts the little ones at 2 and up. There is mommy and me, dance, broadway, hip hop and performances in theater. Visit here for classes and info.
- Rockin Jump - Indoor trampoline park located in the South West Area of town.
- Horseback Riding -In beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Bring a picnic and breathe some fresh air.
- Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix - A family fun center with carnival rides, a fun arcade and food. Great for birthday parties too.
- Nevada Youth Sports
-Sports Leagues in Las Vegas for Kids ages 3-15 in Las Vegas, North Las
Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson. T-Ball, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer,
Cheerleading, Flag Football, Tackle Football, Girl's Volleyball
- Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
- Siegfried and Roys animal habitat at the Mirage. Bengal Tigers,
Dolphins, Lions, Alpacas, Baby Cheetah. Be a Trainer for a day.
- Movies and Candy Visit Website
This is a cute renewal of a local Las Vegas for Kids movie store, they have a mini kids theater which is great for birthday parties and they rent movies the old way and sell big movie candy and popcorn to go along with it. 10895 S Eastern. Suite 160 Henderson, NV 89052
- Nevada Southern Railway Ride the train! A 45
minute round trip excursion train ride on the original tracks that were
used to bring supplies to the Hoover Dam construction site in 1931!
Climate controlled Pullman coach dating back to 1911. Saturdays and
Sundays, departure times are 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Closed
in January. Visit Here for tickets Located at 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV or cal 1-702-486-5933
- Circus Circus Midway Theme Park Indoor theme park midway and arcade. A Great way to escape the harsh summer heat in the indoor temperature controlled venue. Acrobats, trapeze artists, carnival and carnival food for Las Vegas Kids, free to roam, but games cost moolah. Inside Circus Circus Hotel and Casino 2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Roller coasters and much more. Nevada residents discount M-F. (702)794-3939
- Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Amazine huge aquariums full of your favorite sea life and Sharks!
Children 4 and younger are FREE. Discount for resident Vegas Kids. 3950
Las Vegas Blvd S, Inside Mandalay Bay Resort, (702)632-4555
- Bonnie Springs Ranch
Old Nevada. A replica of an 1880's mining town. Built on a 115 acre
ranch. Petting zoo, train ride, cowboys, horse back riding, wedding
chapel. "Bonnies Red Rockin Christmas from December 17-24th"
- Lion Habitat Ranch - There are options here for feeding the animals here and enjoy seeing these amazing creatures while contributing to their care and feeding via your entry fee.
- Springs Preserve Interactive exhibits on our environment in the living desert. Childrens theater, gardens and trails. Nevada State musuem open in 2009. Children under 5 are FREE. Located at 333 S Valley View, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702)822-7700
- Ethel M's Chocolate Factory Tour. Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens Factory Tours. (888)627-0990 Open Daily from 8:30 am to 6 pm and admission is FREE which is super for Las Vegas for Kids parents. At Christmas time, they cover their entire garden in lights and it is pretty fabulous especially if you end at their store with chocolate and hot chocolate.
- Silverton Aquarium -Located inside Silverton Hotel and Casino near the Bass Pro Shop which is great fun to look around too. They even have "mermaid girls that swim inside and wave to the kids and blow kisses" 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139 (866)946-4373
- 65 Parks in Las Vegas For Kids With over 65 Parks in Las Vegas City, visit this link to find one near you and have some good old fashioned fun in Las Vegas for Kids. Visit my up and coming Las Vegas Parks page for Reservable parks, skate parks, Community centers, sport complexes, pools, blah, blah, blah
- Chuck E Cheese.
Everybody loves Chuck E Cheese, remember the pizza, games, arcade,
tickets you win to get free prizes, and they even have beer for mom and
dad. See the link above for area locations.
- Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort
WHAT? Skiing and snowboarding in Las Vegas? Yes kids, we have it all!
And we are the coolest. Located at the end of Hwy 156 in Lee Canyon
about 45 minutes from Las Vegas. Telephone: (702)385-2754. Snow Report
- Lake Mead Recreation area
is great outside of Las Vegas for Kids city lights. Go fishing, riding
boats or wave runners that can be rented here at the harbor, biking,
historic sites and guided tours. Great for a picnic, you can still find some great spots to boat or ski, or take a house boat out on the water with the family or a guided excursion.
- Mount Charleston Resort - This hotel was recently purchased and is being renovated so it may not be open for a bit but you can still check out the area and cute church across the street. Visit gorgeous Mount Charleston about 35 Miles from Las Vegas for
hiking, walking or just having lunch at the Mount Charleston Hotel or
Lodge and enjoying a beautiful scenery and a gorgeous pine tree lined
- King Putt Indoor Mini Golf
Two locations, Las Vegas for Kids are often in need of a temperature
controlled entertainment choice. This is an indoor putting golf course,
ice cream, snacks, video games, Laser Tag and more. They host birthday
parties too. Two locations one on the east side and one on the west
side of town. NEW ADDRESS 27 Stephanie, Henderson, NV (702)541-6807
- The Hoover Dam Museum See
the story of the men and women that braved the Nevada desert to build
the Hoover Dam and Boulder City Nevada. Located inside the Historic
Boulder Dam Hotel at 1305 Arizona St, Boulder City, Nevada
- HooverDam Tour
Built in the 1930's, considered to be the worlds largest dam and an
engineering marvel, take a tour daily. Free up to age 3. Click link
for map and directions. This is actually Boulder City but only about 20
minutes from downtown.
- Atomic Testing Museum
A World History of the Nevada Test Site and it's programs. Artifacts
and the interpretation of the 50+ years of nuclear weapons research
conducted at the Nevada Test Site. A great educational experience for
kids in Las Vegas. 755 E Flamingo Rd, just east of Paradise Rd.
- The New York New York Roller Coaster 144 foot drop and 180 degree turn! Zoom through the city lights of New York. Located at the New York New York Hotel and Casino. 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 (888)693-0763
- Mirage Dolphin Habitat Come face to face with dolphins in Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Las Vegas For Kids under 3 are Free!Located at the Mirage Las Vegas 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 (702)791-7111
- Lied Discovery Childrens Museum Hands on exhibits for children in arts, science, humanities and nature. Vibrant and engaging experience for your children of all ages. 833 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 (702)382-5437. Visit the main website for more information.
- Sky Zone Indoor trampolene park for all ages.
Nutrition For Kids
Are you struggling like most parents with their finicky eater or
childs health issues? This doesnt just apply to Las Vegas for Kids, Obesity is at large, don't be a statistic, get some good tips, sneaky foods and plenty of advice.
Visit our Nutrition for Kids Page
Other Helpful Resources In Las Vegas
For Kids ..
First we want to see the heart of it all, the Las Vegas Strip, if we are visiting of course, residents don't go to the strip much. But, is this part of Las Vegas for kids? Well, there wouldn't be an M and M World then right? Their web page does not do the place justice, see our blog for a day that we spent there to get a better idea. it was surprisingly very fun.
If you really want the inside scoop from a local don’t plan your
stay on the strip at all. You really should visit some awesome local
casinos and resorts that know what a parent needs to have fun with their
How about an on site, play place
designed for kids that takes care of them from nursery on up, with huge
tubes and ball pools and video games and food and drink and karaoke? This is what I call stress free Las Vegasing in a casino with your kids and they will think it's a blast.
You don’t have to worry because you can check in on your children at any time with a few minute walk to the play place. You get a page if they need you. Yes, on site of the casino! There are only 4 places that offer this type of care in Las Vegas for kids and they are all locals joints.
No doubt there are other things on your mind when taking your little ones along, but I hope ease most of your concerns as we talk about top tips, planning, traveling, staying, dining and how to go about doing all of the great things about visiting or making the most of living in Las Vegas with kids.
Welcome to the Land of Amazing Pirates
Volcanos, lazy river pools, dolphins, M & M world and Rollercoasters! Now you are really beginning to wonder if they really built Las Vegas for adults or built Las Vegas for Kids.
Welcome to the land of amazing pirates volcanos, lazy river pools, dolphins, M & M world and Rollercoasters! Now you are really beginning to wonder if they really built Las Vegas for adults or built Las Vegas for Kids.
Easter Egg Hunts and Events
There are many of these going on all over town each year, but here are a few venues that you can pretty much count on planning something annually:
Christmas Things To Do In Las Vegas
- Town Square photos with Santa, a beautiful Christmas tree with snow in the park, shopping, dining and Christmas cheer.
- Galleria Mall Photos with Santa. You can pre purchase in advance and avoid the line with Santa's Fastpass.
- Visit the aquarium at the Silverton Hotel and see scuba Santa!
- Glittering lights Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7000 N Las Vegas Blvd. Hot cocoa, treats, photos and games along with a beautiful display with 2.5 miles of lights.
- Santa Train with Nevada Southern Railway. 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV. Ride a historic locomotive with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Treats and hot chocolate.
Typical Yearly Las Vegas For Kids Halloween Stuff
- Bonnie Screams Truly haunting experience in Red Rock Canyon at Bonnie Springs Ranch with haunted houses and haunting experiences in the deserted ghost town.
- Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve This a wonderful place in Las Vegas for kids called Springs Preserve and they have botanical gardens, interactions with desert dwellers, events, food and more, for Halloween it is super Haunty.
- My Town Scary Takes place at Town Square Yearly on October 31st.
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