This summer, get your kids out of the house and making memories at one of Phoenix’s super fun destinations! Whether the activities are educational or just plain fun, they’re sure to lead to experiences your children will talk about for years to come… all while keeping them out of trouble while they’re on vacation!
Here’s a look at 8 fun activities to do with the kids during summertime in Phoenix. We’ve dividing these 8 great activities into 2 sections—one for “just plain fun,” and one for more educational activities:
Just Plain Fun!
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After a long school year, your kids deserve to have some good plain fun this summer! Reward them with a trip to Phoenix’s own Enchanted Island Amusement Park. Younger kids can enjoy classic rides like kiddie cars, bumper boats, and a carousel, while older kids can take on the Red Baron, Parachute Tower, and Rock-N-Roll rides (adults will love them, too!). Top off the day with some ice cream sandwiches from the snack bar; it’s sure to be a delicious end to a great day.
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Another attraction that the whole family will love is Castles~n~Coasters. This thrill park features two sides: Golf~n~Stuff, where kids can play a round of mini-golf, hang out in the arcade, or race go-karts, and Rides~n~Stuff, where everyone from thrill seekers to easy riders can enjoy coasters, spinning rides, and more. If you’re looking for pure excitement, this is the place to be.
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This summer, go big or go home. Instead of hitting up an amusement park for go-karting, take your daredevil to K1 Speed. Here, both novice and diehard riders can enjoy an authentic European-style indoor racing environment, with karts that can reach speeds of up to 45 mph. Owned by a professional racecar driver, this track is not to be beat.
Another great indoor adventure awaits at Whipples Fun Center! Let your kids jump on the trampolines, test their skills at the arcade, or go all out at Ballocity, Whipples’ ultimate indoor playground. While they’re playing, you can enjoy free WiFi and delicious goodies from the Cafe; it’s a win/win for everyone.
Finally, if you’re looking for a place where the family can blow off some post-school year steam, look no further than Laser Quest. Energizing music, swirling fog, and specialty lighting immerse you fully in the experience, so the whole gang can escape reality for a bit and “fight to the death” in a competitive, yet fun environment.
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Summer is a great time to teach your kids something new! At the Phoenix Zoo kids can learn about the exciting animal kingdom through habitat observation, behind-the-scenes tours, and in their new 4-D theater. Be sure to check out one of their special exhibits while you’re there, where you can get up-close with the animals by feeding, petting, and even riding them!
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Another engaging experience your kids will love is at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Here, children are encouraged to learn through unique interactive exhibits, such as BlockMania!, Noodle Forest, and the Market. There are no directions to follow, so your little ones can let their imaginations run free and develop lifelong skills, all while having a ton of fun.
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Finally, for the science lovers in your family, the Arizona Science Center is definitely worth checking out. With exciting daily demos, permanent interactive exhibits on things like the human body and renewable energy, and seasonal exhibits, your kids can not only learn about the science world, but feel a part of it and have a truly memorable experience.
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