Looking for something to do with the kids? As the weather gets cooler and young ones get wrapped up in their school work and extracurricular activities, it can be hard to get the whole family out of house for a fun adventure. Here are some great places in or near Peoria, Arizona that make for great day trips or fun family-friendly events.
Not an activity for the faint of heart - or for the easily-bruised, paintball can be a great, competitive activity for kids who like to be active and play rough. Peoria offers both Paintball International and Cowtown Paintball Park, which are open to visitors of all skill levels.
The words “indoor trampoline park” should pique your interest immediately. Sky Zone is a unique, family-friendly activity that involves suiting up in gear and throwing yourself into a realm of bouncing, energetic fun. You can take fitness classes or “free jump.”
Everyone loves laser tag. Head over to Wazee’s World for a laser tag arena inspired by Area 51 where you and your loved ones can duke it out sci-fi style. Wazee’s World has a minigolf course, too! This is also a great alternative to paintball for families with younger kids or that don’t want their children to get bruised and injured.
A great way to get kids out of the house and exercising, rock climbing at Ape Index allows families to challenge themselves with Arizona’s tallest climbing walls. Be careful if you’re scared of heights! You can even rent the gym for parties if your child becomes a rock-climbing enthusiast.
Challenger Space Center
It’s just a fact - kids love space. Special programs for families are available year-round, and exhibits include everything from memorabilia from past space missions to interactive motion detection games that allow kids to “catch” a planet to learn more about it.