Fun Things to Do With Kids in Las Vegas

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Las Vegas

July 3, 2022
Fun Things to do with Kids in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas seems like a place for adults, but it’s actually a great place for the whole family with a ton of fun things to do with kids! From free shows, to family friendly restaurants, to attractions and more, there are a ton of family-friendly activities.

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Las Vegas

Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.

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Kid Friendly Shows in Las Vegas

Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings

Tournament of Kings is Las Vegas’ ultimate dinner and a show experience. Adapted from the tale of King Arthur, this live-action production takes place in a 900-seat theater-in-the-round arena and immerses the audience in a tale of valor and treachery. Valiant knights ride mighty steeds and prove their chivalry amongst special effects and pyrotechnics. While knights fight, guests feast on a hearty three-course meal using the original utensil – their hands. Tournament of Kings is an epic portrayal of centuries past, and it’s all in the name of honor, country, and of course, food.

Mystère by Cirque du Soleil 

Inside the imagination is a playful place to be. This world is a jaunty, music-stuffed adventure bright with color, athleticism and bubbly buddies. Silliness, insane acrobatics and gut-busting gags abound. It’s a joyous funhouse…and you’re at the front door. Knock, knock… Who’s there? MYSTERE. Discover the lighter side of life, exclusively at Treasure Island, Las Vegas.

Jabbawockeez 

Jabbawockeez mesmerizes and entertains with its dynamic mix of awe-inspiring choreography, pulse-pounding music, and stunning special effects in their new show at MGM Grand Las Vegas. This high tech production will bring the audience up close and personal as never before with their signature white masks and intricate dance moves that have positioned the group as the world’s most influential dance crew. Voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for three years in a row, Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand is laugh out loud cutting edge entertainment at its best.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Driven by the biggest tunes, heard in a captivating, cutting-edge surround-sound setting like none before.

Las Vegas Attractions & Amusement Parks – Roller Coasters, Water Parks, Rides, & More

Cowabunga Bay 

Enjoy great family fun at this sprawling seasonal water park with multiple slides, a wave pool and a kids’ area, plus delicious food or even a VIP cabana experience. Take a trip back to the surfin’ safari beach days at this surf-retro themed water park. The most fun water park in Las Vegas, it’s the best way to beat the heat! Cowabunga Bay is the new Las Vegas icon.

Fun Dungeon

Take your inner child to the Fun Dungeon, the world-famous Excalibur arcade, where you can test your skills on a variety of your favorite games that challenged you as a kid or save the day on one of the latest arcade games.

High Roller Observation Wheel

Soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the world’s tallest observation wheel. Get ready to be wowed when you take a spin 550 feet above the Strip. With sweeping 360-degree views, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution and features 28 spacious cabins to accommodate guests.

Thrill Rides at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod

Shoot straight up 160 feet in the air at 45 mph on Big Shot, spin at 3 Gs while dangling from the SkyPod on Insanity and take a roller coaster ride like no other that teeter totters you over the edge of the SkyPod from 866 feet high on X-Scream. 

SkyJump The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod

Earn your bragging rights now! SkyJump is a heart-pounding, scream-inducing, open-air leap from 829 feet above the neon Strip and holds a Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility. You’ll zoom toward the landing pad at speeds topping 40 mph while the crowds below gasp and applaud your bravado.

Big Shot The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod

Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the SkyPod’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four Gs of force on the way up, and feel negative Gs on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.

Adventuredome

The Adventuredome offers a good time and a ton of entertainment. An effort is made to break the code and escape the safe in the Bank Heist Laser Challenge, a laser maze. Pirates Bounty is a year-round 18-hole miniature golf course. Test your skills at rock climbing and bungee jumping – indoors!  Enjoy the newest arcade video games spread out across the park to get your fill of gaming excitement. Experience their ten various games in their new virtual reality room, which has something for everyone. Get behind the wheel of one of our bumper cars and get ready to learn defensive driving quickly.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive and educational exhibit bringing visitors in the world of The Avengers.

All ages are welcome to the official Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network (S.T.A.T.I.O.N.) headquarters, and dive deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Access exclusive intelligence files, classified studies, and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of The Avengers while training to become an official agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

The Big Apple Roller Coaster

Get your thrills going over 67mph on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver and 203ft drop, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year.

Twilight Zone Mini Golf 

Unlock a door to a new dimension at our 18 hole INDOOR glow-in-the-dark Twilight Zone-themed entertainment venue. Enjoy mini golf, bowling, arcade games, a private party room, wedding chapel and much more.

Slotzilla at the Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience is a five block long entertainment complex boasting the SlotZilla zip line, a pedestrian mall, three concert stages, casinos and attractions including the worlds largest LED screen. Twelve and a half million LEDs and 550,000 watts of sound make for an amazing light show along with live music, great gambling, delicious food and drink and a full-on street party every night.

Fly LINQ Zipline

Fly Linq Zipline is an adrenaline-fueled and electrifying sky-high experience that launches you over The LINQ Promenade. This one is definitely for the older kids, please see height and weight requirements.

The Park at MGM Resorts

Explore The Park, an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district, and discover an unrivaled sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.

Las Vegas Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The extraordinarily gifted Horticulture and Engineering teams turn the 14,000 square foot Botanical Gardens into a showcase of beautiful views, sounds, smells, and colors every season. There is a display for the Lunar New Year as well as displays for the seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter. Seasonal changes also affect the displays. In addition to changing the design, the skilled Conservatory team replants and reuses as much of the living plant material as they can, further honouring Mother Nature and our dedication to sustainability.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden

Ethel M Chocolates’ breathtaking Botanical Cactus Garden is Nevada’s largest and one of the world’s most prolific collections of its kind. Based on the English landscape model of naturalistic design, the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden features three acres of drought-tolerant ornamental, cacti, and other succulents.

Over 300 species of plants can be found on the grounds. Half are cacti and succulents largely native to the American Southwest, and the rest are desert trees and shrubs from the Southwestern United States, Australia, and South America. All of these plants were chosen both for the beauty of their floral displays and their ability to adapt to the climate of Southern Nevada.

Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat.

Las Vegas Aquariums and Animals

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards, right in our backyard.

Lion Habitat Ranch

The Lion Habitat Ranch is a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. They strive to educate guests about our animals and how they can take part in conservation themselves. The Lion Habitat Ranch also actively contributes to conservation efforts for both lions and giraffe.

Shark Reef Aquarium

See more than 2,000 animals, including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha and a Komodo dragon. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you’d ever find in the wild.

Las Vegas Museums for Kids

Discovery Children’s Museum

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is more than a fun place to go with your family. It’s an art studio, a science lab, an archaeology dig site, a “green” metropolitan city and a pirate ship. Celebrating 25 years of community, the museum addresses its core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development with 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine interactive exhibition galleries providing a reliable source of information and modeling for parents and caregivers, a safe place for meaningful family time and an education partner with schools and teachers. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum integrates imagination, creativity, exploration and engaging interactions to ignite a love of lifelong learning.

Madame Tussauds

The Las Vegas edition of the World Famous wax museum features the brand new Marvel Universe 4D exhibition among all the life-like wax music and movie icons.

Neon Museum

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.

Iconic Las Vegas Shopping

Hershey’s Chocolate World

HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Las Vegas store is a two-story destination that features all things HERSHEY’S. Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in the New York-New York Hotel & Casino Resort, this new retail experience is Las Vegas’ tastiest new attraction. HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Las Vegas offers guests a chance to create their own HERSHEY’S happiness through a variety of interactive experiences such as personalizing HERSHEY’S chocolate bar wrappers and finding their own REESE’S PERFECT combination.

LEGO Store Fashion Show Mall

Bring all your kids LEGO dreams to life at this mega LEGO store featuring demonstration tables, Minifigure building and all the LEGO sets you could ask for.

M&M’s World

This 28,000 square foot, four-level monument to the colorful fun of M&M’S was the first M&M’S store location ever.

In just 2 minutes, guests can create their very own one-of-a-kind M&M’S with the personal printer, combining customized messages, a variety of images, and 16 different colors of M&M’S candies. There are 14 iconic Las Vegas images available for the personalized printer, including the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, a deck of cards, wedding bells, and champagne.

And be sure to race over to get an up-close look at a replica of Kyle Busch’s 18 M&M’S sponsored NASCAR, along with tons of colorful M&M’S Racing merchandise.

Free Attractions on The Las Vegas Strip

Fountains of Bellagio

There is nothing like seeing them in person. The Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. It is the most ambitious, complex water feature ever conceived and it’s absolutely free for any visitor to enjoy. Step back, or find a comfortable perch to sit, and watch against the backdrop of the Las Vegas lavender sky. Each performance is unique in expression and interpretation so no matter how many times you have seen the Fountains, they always have more in store to wow you with. Fall in love with this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment.

Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 

Each season, the enormously talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Garden into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents and colors. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are all featured—along with a special display for Lunar New Year. When the seasons change so do the displays. The talented Conservatory team changes out the design and also replants and repurposes as much of the living plant material as possible, further celebrating Mother Nature and their commitment to sustainability.

Mirage Volcano 

Boom. Pow. Wow. Our iconic front yard has more bang than ever, thanks to taller explosions, more fireballs and a driving soundtrack from The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Indian tabla sensation Zakir Hussain.

Family Friendly Restaurants

Rainforest Café

Part adventure, part restaurant, and wholly entertaining. The Rainforest Cafe is an exciting thrill for all ages. Wild times await in a decorative jungle with animatronics and a menu of delicious American and tropical fare. Visitors can also hover over “Wild Bunch” attire and hundreds of private-label souvenirs at the Rainforest Cafe Retail Village, while Tracy the Talking Tree speaks up every 30 seconds with an earth-friendly message.

Hello Kitty Café

Come visit the Hello Kitty pop-up Cafe and enjoy a supercute collection of delicious treats and collectible merchandise exclusive to this location. Enjoy crafted beverages, from coffee and espresso drinks to an array of lemonades, iced teas and milk teas. A range of delectable sweets include Hello Kitty cakes, cookies, croissants, donuts and ice cream. Additionally, exclusive merchandise includes specially designed Hello Kitty Cafe mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps, keychains and tote bags. Stop by and say hello!

The newest Hello Kitty Café is set to open at Fashion Show Las Vegas in Las Vegas in early July 2022

Buddy V’s Ristorante

Bring the entire family to Buddy Valastro’s home-style Italian restaurant, best known from TLC’s Cake Boss.

Buddy Valastro has made his way from New Jersey to Las Vegas with a casual Italian restaurant based on his large family gatherings. Try favorites based on beloved recipes from his mom, grandmother, and aunts: big portions of Valastro Sunday gravy or Lisa’s Linguine and Clams with Lobster. Sit on the patio for envious views of the Las Vegas Strip.

America 

Go on a culinary journey with food, wine and beer from coast to coast, all in one American setting. America also features a massive 90 x 20 foot map of the United States, highlighting America’s most iconic landmarks. America Donuts It doesn’t get more American than a delicious good old fashioned donut with a fresh cup of coffee. Baked fresh daily, the donuts, pastries and desserts at America Donuts will send your taste buds on a journey of deliciousness.

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

The world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant is turning up the heat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Drawing inspiration from the global hit reality television show starring world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay, guests will feel like they are on the studio set.

New York New York hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
New York New York, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip with Kids Activities

New York New York 

Visit New York-New York to ride the first coaster in the world with a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver. The Big Apple Arcade features the newest video and arcade games, a sizable Redemption Center, and other attractions.

Mandalay Bay Resort 

Discover over 2,000 creatures at the Shark Reef Aquarium, including sharks, enormous rays, critically endangered green sea turtles, piranhas, and a Komodo dragon. You get the opportunity to dive with a greater variety of exotic sharks than you would ever discover in the wild at this exclusive display.

The Mirage 

Come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards, right in our backyard.

You’ll also want to check out the iconic The Volcano is located outside the Las Vegas Boulevard Main Entrance.

Circus Circus Hotel

The Adventuredome, restaurants for every taste, including the renowned and award-winning THE Steak House, a vibrant casino, a pool and splash zone, a midway, and free performances by top circus artists are all features of this iconic Las Vegas hotel.

Family fun is returning to Las Vegas thanks to Circus Circus. Modern video games, vintage arcade games, and rewards, prizes, prizes. With their enormous assortment of games and top rewards for winners, they have plenty to keep you occupied if you’re game. The exciting Arcade, which has 200 of the most played games from both today and yesterday, is also located on the Midway. Check out the circus stage, which hosts free performances by top-tier circus performers every day.  

Flamingo Hotel

Take the whole family to the exciting Las Vegas attractions offered at this center Strip resort. Enjoy a moment in paradise at the 15-acre Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, where you’ll come across gorgeous greenery, live Chilean flamingos, unique bird species and exotic fish. Up for some fun reading? Nearby, you’ll find an interesting walkway lined with commemorative bricks that share special moments from their guests.

Las Vegas Excursions

These are must see places to visit that are a relatively short drive from Las Vegas

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. In America’s first and biggest national recreation area, you may swim, boat, walk, bike, camp, and fish. This year-round playground spans 1.5 million acres of mountains, gorges, valleys, and two enormous lakes with breathtaking scenery and bright blue waters. Discover seclusion in one of the park’s nine wilderness regions or observe the Hoover Dam from the water of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave.

Grand Canyon

Both the North Rim and South Rim (the two rims of Grand Canyon National Park) are located over 270 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. On average, both drives take approximately four and a half hours.

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is on the way to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. The world-famous gravity-arch dam is located approximately 40 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, 95 miles from the Grand Canyon West Rim, and 240 miles from the National Park at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located 160 miles (2.5-hour-drive) from Las Vegas.  Follow the paths where native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

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