Fun Things To Do with Your Kids in Phoenix 5


The city of Phoenix, Arizona isn’t necessarily on every tourist’s map, and that’s unfortunate. Phoenix is a great city full of AMAZING attractions for kids. Discover the top activities to do with your children in this oasis of fun!

Things to do in Phoenix with kids when on a family holiday in Arizona.

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5 Places to Take the Kids in Pheonix

Phoenix Zoo

Bring your kids to the Phoenix Zoo, and they’ll thank you forever! They’ll be able to see wild animals up close, feed tall giraffes, wave at fat hippos and marvel at the size of huge elephants. They can also ride a safari train and visit other really cool attractions such as the Monkey Village, the Stingray Bay, the Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns. This zoo is great because kids can really get to know the animals and understand how they live and where they come from.

Things to do in Phoenix with kids - the zoo

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455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
602-273-1341

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

This museum is home to more than 300 exhibits where little kids can learn and have fun at the same time. There are lots of play experiences for them to try, including the Art Studio, Book Loft, Building Big, Noodle Forest and Texture Café. The museum is free on the first Friday every month between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and it’s a great place to experiment with technology and learn how the world works.

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215 N. 7th St., Phoenix
602-253-0501

Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a lovely town right outside Phoenix, and it’s worth a trip to visit the Butterfly Wonderland, an amazing park full of butterflies flying around! Your kids will love these gorgeous insects with their beautiful colours, and the park itself is a rainforest with incredible exotic trees and plants. There are signs everywhere giving information about butterflies and their behaviour, so it’s a great way to learn while having a blast. This oasis of fun in the middle of the desert is the ideal destination for an outdoorsy afternoon with your kids!

Things to do in Phoenix - Buterfly farm

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9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale.

Here is a nice old town Scottsdale resort if you want to stay there for a night.

Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center also features 300 play experiences for little Einsteins, plus an IMAX Theater and a Planetarium. Different exhibits take place every month, and they’re all fascinating. If your children love space, chemistry, and dinosaurs, this is the place for them! You won’t regret it, trust me. There are signs everywhere explaining how things work, and the science centre is very well organised.

Things to do in Phoenix - science museum

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600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
602-716-2000

Enchanted Island Amusement Park at Encanto Park

The Encanto Park has been named one of the Top 12 Best City Parks in America! It features lots of attractions for children and their parents, like the Encanto carousel, splash zone, bumper boats, pedal boats, kiddie cars, and mini-coaster. The train on Enchanted Island also takes visitors on a short tour of the island. You will have a blast there!

Things to do in Phoenix - Enchanted Island

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1202 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix
602-254-1200

Sea Life Arizona

The great thing about Sea Life Arizona is that your kids can touch animals in the pools. There are over 5000 sharks, rays, seahorses and tropical fish and you shouldn’t miss the 360-degree ocean tunnel. You’ll feel like you are swimming among these wild sea creatures! Tip: if you’re looking for a hotel where to stay in Phoenix, The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa offers interesting Phoenix Vacation Packages that include tickets to Sea LIife Arizona and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

Things to do in Phoenix - Sea Life Arizona

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5000 S. Arizona Mills, Tempe
877-526-3960

I hope you enjoy your stay in Phoenix with your kids! I’m sure you’ll enjoy this incredible city!


About Gregory Golinski

Gregory loves travelling around the world with his wife and nephews. He also loves writing novels and shooting adventure documentaries.


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