Things to Do with Kids in Chandler
Chandler Family Fun
Bring the kids to Chandler, Arizona for plenty of fun in the sun! Whether your kids are toddlers, tweens or teens, they'll find plenty to do in Chandler much to the delight of parents and grandparents in tow. Chandler is an ideal place for family fun with its wide range of family-oriented attractions, year-round events and large selection of family-friendly restaurants that are sure to please even the most discriminating palate.
At the end of May, Chandler will welcome Crayola Experience to the community - one of five locations in the world where families can come together for hands-on fun and create lasting memories. Other Chandler family attractions include a variety of family-fun centers that are well suited for kids of all ages and offer a great opportunity to engage the whole family in some active, air-conditioned fun. Toddlers will find designated play areas at many of Chandler’s family fun centers, but at Giggles and Makutu’s Island, they are free to explore more at these larger facilities.
Young kids will enjoy a visit to Bounce-A-Rama an indoor amusement center filled with inflatables, arcade games or head over to Jumpstreet for wall-to-wall trampoline fun! Little and big kids alike will find plenty of fun, at Xtreme Air’s two locations one each in west and east Chandler and both Kids That Rip and Gravity Extreme Zone offer a number of activities to engage the whole family with activities that are adaptable for teens and adults.
Or splash into family fun at one of Chandler’s aquatic centers or splash pads for a quick cool-down!
With more than 330 days of sunshine, it’s easy to stay active and enjoy some quality family time at one Chandler’s more than 60 parks including several, large, regional parks just waiting to be explored. From Playtopia at Tumbleweed Park, one of the region’s largest playgrounds at 2.5 acres, it is an ideal place to play with slides, climbing structures and bridges to explore or take a more imaginative route and enjoy a stroll around the lake at Veterans Oasis Park for some urban birding or take in the self-guided Chandler Solar System Walk.
All ages are welcome to explore restored train cars from different time periods in our country’s rail history at the Arizona Railway Museum. The attraction is staffed by volunteers and open Saturdays and Sundays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
Family Fun Attractions and Activities
The Chandler Center for the Arts features a variety of year-round entertainment from international, national and regional entertainers and organizations including musical performances, magic, ballet, dance and annual events – all are a great avenue to exploring the arts as a family.
Challenge the family to an entertaining afternoon to Chandler's original escape room and work together to solve the clues of a themed, physical adventure game.
Minutes from Chandler is a top Arizona activity for kids, the award-winning Phoenix Zoo – designed with the intent to connect kids of all ages to the natural world.