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Family Fun in Spokane

Family Fun in Spokane

It’s time to make up for those late workdays and rushed breakfasts with a day of complete unadulterated family fun! Plug into the best of Spokane’s family activities with this guide.

The city’s iconic Riverfront Park in the heart of downtown features attractions for children of all ages. Take to the sky with a gondola ride over the Spokane Falls, saddle up on one of the hand carved historic Looff Carrousel horses and explore a slew of carnival rides under the Spokane Pavilion.


Also downtown you’ll find Mobius Science Center, guaranteed to stir the imagination of children (and adults) with hands on exhibits exploring the wonders of sound, flight, physics and more.

Family Fun Beyond Spokane

Just 15 miles north of Spokane you’ll find some of the world’s biggest exotics cats. Cat Tales Zoological Park rescues and rehabilitates large felines from dangerous situations. Visitors can take guided tours within eight feet of lions, tigers and more. Also north of Spokane, Wonderland Family Fun Center features an indoor and outdoor 18-hole miniature golf course along with laser tag, batting cages and an arcade.

East of the Idaho border, Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park is home to Northwest’s largest amusement park. Featuring wild world-class roller coasters and waterslides as well as shows and attractions for all ages, Silverwood is a family excursion that will be remembered for years to come.

Free Things to Do with Kids

You don’t need to buy a ticket for a day of family fun. At Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill families can tour 90 acres of botanical wonders including immaculate flower beds at Duncan Gardens, a tranquil koi pond landscape at Nishinomiya Japanese Garden and plants from around the world in the Gaiser Conservatory. Come summer kids should bring their swimsuits for the wild sprinkler infused playground in Upper Manito. And the whole family can enjoy outdoor picnic style dining at the Manito Park Bench Café.

Set amongst the nature preserves and trails of Mirabeau Point Park, Discovery Playground in the Spokane Valley goes far beyond the typical jungle gym. The playground’s innovative design uses learn-and-play activities that support physical, educational and social development.

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Spokane County Raceway

Spokane County Raceway features a full NHRA Certified 1/4 mile (1320 feet) drag strip with an 1/8th mile Concrete Launch Pad. Fulfill your need for speed at Spokane County Raceway! Kids 12 and under

Spokane Trail Rides

Spokane Trail Rides and Boarding is a full service western ranch offering privately guided two-hour horse trail rides to the general public on huge gentle draft horses. We take you through a stunning

Riverfront Park

When people think Spokane, they think Riverfront Park. From the thundering Spokane Falls to the towering, historic Great Northern Clocktower to the hand-carved Looff Carrousel, the sprawling 100-acre

Green Bluff Growers

Green Bluff Growers represents a community of friendly family farms, wineries and more dedicated to providing a wonderful country setting for your enjoyment. You'll find delicious fresh picked fruit

Timberline Adventures

There are many definitions for a zip line canopy tour out there. Here's a glimpse into the ultimate tree top zip line adventure known as Timberline Adventures in the Coeur d'Alene/Spokane Area.

Spokane Chiefs Hockey

The Spokane Chiefs organization provides the community with affordable family entertainment by creating a safe, fun, exciting and friendly atmosphere while exceeding guest expectations. Bring your

Lake Escapes Boat Rentals

Whether you are renting a cabin, tent camping or looking for an afternoon on the water, Lake Escapes Boat Rentals wants to provide you with a superior boating experience from start to finish. We pride

Mica Moon Zip Tours

Family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries or Grandma’s bucket list checkmark; great fun and educational experiences that create memories and offer a fabulous bonding experience for any family.

Cat Tales Zoological Park

A Zoological Park featuring over 40 big cats (Lions, Leopards, Pumas, Lynx & more). Walk within 8 feet of these rare and endangered species. Guided Tours, Petting Zoo, Education Programs, Zookeeper

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

The Eastern Washington State Historical Society dba the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) features five exhibition galleries that highlight regional history, the arts and American Indian

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