9 Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids Or Grandkids
Las Vegas is often thought of as an adults playground, but it’s also a fantastic family getaway with a huge range of things to do with your kids or grandkids to keep them entertained and excited to continue visiting Las Vegas.
Here are 9 things to do in Las Vegas with your kids or grandkids with a little of something for everyone to enjoy, including the adults.
The Adventuredome Theme Park
Adventuredome is a 5-acre adventure playground for kids and the adults that tag along; it’s completely enclosed in a glass dome, so rain and heat don’t impact your enjoyment of the games and rides.
There are over 25 different rides and activities for everybody to enjoy. It’s located right behind the Circus Circus casino on the Las Vegas Strip, so it’s easy to get to and spend the day or just a few hours without having to go too far.
Your kids or grandkids will enjoy the Canyon Blaster roller coaster, mini-golf, climbing walls, video game arcade, and virtual reality games. You’ll find there are options for all ages and comfort levels.
Circus Circus Free Circus Acts
Circus Circus puts on multiple free circus performances throughout the day in a Cirque de Soleil style of performance. Performances can include high-flying trapeze acts, strong men showing great feats of strength, aerial performances on silk curtains, and a range of clowns and juggling acts showing all the skill of any of the great circuses.
You’ll find this is the world’s largest permanent circus, so it’s not a small experience that you can just pass by or casually watch. Your kids and grandkids will be enthralled with all the different performances they’ll get to see for free right on the Las Vegas Strip.
Discovery Children’s Museum
The Discovery Children’s Museum is a hands-on experience for your kids or grandkids to play, learn, and experience all kinds of educational and fun activities. There is a range of permanent and visiting attractions at the museum, so no matter how many times you go, there will be something new for the kids to play with and something new to learn.
There are opportunities to create art, build something brand new from your kid's imagination, puzzles to solve, a lifesize pirate ship to explore, and a variety of cities to venture into and experience, including a 70-foot tower and water world to learn everything about how water can be used.
Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is located in The Mirage right on the Las Vegas strip, so it provides easy access for you and the kids or grandkids.
There is a good range of exotic and interesting animals to see and learn about, including bottlenose dolphins, white tigers that Sigfried and Roy are well-known for, and leopards, all in a large green space with plenty of room to see the animals have fun.
You’ll find learning experiences and tours with some of the trainers, as well as special events happening throughout the year, so there is always something new to learn and enjoy with the kids.
Shark Reef Aquarium
Shark Reef Aquarium is part of Mandalay Bay right on the Las Vegas Strip; it’s a fantastic learning experience that’s also incredibly fun for anybody that loves sea life and wants to get up close and personal with over 2,000 different underwater creatures.
You’ll have the opportunity to feed sting rays or even feed some of the sharks in the aquarium if your kids are feeling brave enough.
As well as the feeding, you can also see piranhas, giant sea turtles, jellyfish, crocodiles, and almost anything you can imagine that lives under the sea. It’s one of the biggest public aquariums and a fantastic afternoon of exploration for the kids and adults.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
For the kids and grandkids that are huge Marvel fans, this is the perfect interactive exhibit located in the Treasure Island casino on the Las Vegas Strip, the experience is only 90 minutes long, so it’s great for a quick immersion into the Marvel world.
Learn all about the technology and lore of the Marvel Avengers world, see props and costumes used in the actual films, and have a chance to get your photo taken with your favorite Avenger.
Visit Defy Trampoline Park
Take a short trip off the Las Vegas Strip with your kids or grandkids and experience what Defy has to offer with a huge range of adventure activities that will have your kid's hearts pumping for the entire day.
There is a huge trampoline park, kids zip line, a kids ninja course, and a parkour course, as well as all kinds of jumping and stunting activities for the more adventurous kids.
Cool Off At The Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Cool off from the Las Vegas heat a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip at the Cowabunga Bay Water Park, which provides a range of different water activities for smaller kids, older kids, and even adults will have fun going down the slides.
Available are splash pools, multiple water slides of varying height and speed, wave pools, and a dedicated kids cove area for younger kids or grandkids to keep them safe but still have fun in the water.
Race At The Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix
Almost any kid will love racing at the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix; whether they’re alone or have friends with them, there are always a huge number of kids to race against, have fun, and make new friends on the track.
There are a number of different tracks and varying speeds of go-kart to match the skill and age of your kids or grandkids, so don’t worry about being thrown onto the track with the fastest kids straight away.
Each race lasts around 3 - 5 minutes, but you can purchase unlimited races so that you can enjoy a full day or many hours of racing on the different tracks and moving up the rankings.