Family Fun

Kid-Approved Fun in Reno Tahoe

Whether you are an outdoor adventure family or enjoy perusing through museums, Reno Tahoe is an all-encompassing four-season destination. Witness the magic of The Great Reno Balloon Race or play ball at Aces Stadium. While we have our traditional kid-approved recreation, keep reading for some off-the-beaten-path family fun suggestions.

Casino Resorts

The term casino and kid-friendly usually are not synonymous, but a few of our resorts have a built-in children playground. The Circus Circus has reinvented Carnival Midway so both kids and adults can experience a more whimsical carnival feel. Spend some time playing Whac-a-Mole and Pixel Play, or catch any of their amazing circus shows! Whether you’re here with your family or you just want to feel like a kid again, you’re guaranteed a great time at the Midway.

Inside the Grand Sierra, you will find a movie theater, bowling alley, a giant video arcade and laser tag. With 40,000 sq. ft. of games and attractions, Fun Quest may just be the biggest video arcade you and your kids will ever experience. Within the resort’s property line, you will find a Go-Kart track, mini golf, and Ultimate Rush which is a giant swing that will slingshot you 180 feet into the air. Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Adventure land is the perfect place to create some adrenaline pumping memories.

Animal Ark

Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary for non-releasable animals and is located about 30 minutes north of Reno. Children are educated on ecological principles and wildlife through special programming events and educational tours and can connect with nature and wildlife in a unique and rewarding way. Be sure to check out Animal Ark’s Event calendar and see what fun events are coming up—including the popular Cheetah Dash.

Need 2 Speed

Reno’s first indoor go-kart track, Need 2 Speed features a winding, curvy Grand Prix-style track where the carts can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour! The young members of the family aren’t left out – they can race in carts that are limited to 25 miles per hour, which still gives them the feel of real, bumper-to-bumper racing!

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Kimmie Candy

Because what kid doesn’t like candy? Kimmie Candy is candy production facility right here in Reno! Take your family on a free tour and see how all the goodies are made. From confectionary to chocolate, Kimmie Candy will handle any sweet tooth. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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Discovery Museum

Spend a day at the Discovery Museum with your kids participating in hands-on science, art and nature galleries, and exhibitions. Originally founded as a children’s museum, The Museum has quickly transformed into a world-class science center serving much more than families with young children. As Northern Nevada’s hub for fun and hands-on science exploration for all ages, The Discovery augments our community’s educational offerings and plays a critical role in the cultural and economic growth of our community.

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The Puzzle Room

Solving clues to escape your themed room is the premise behind The Puzzle Room in downtown Reno. No, this isn’t a scary experience but it is challenging… and a lot of fun! Each room – Below Ground, Valley of Kings, The Asylum and Lost Cabin – is designed to take you into another mysterious time and place. This is a great way for families to bond and work together to solve problems, all while having a uniquely memorable experience.

Fly High

This premier trampoline park will accommodate beginner to the most technical and seasoned jumpers. From foam pits to trampoline dodgeball, they have all you need for an enjoyable time while working up a sweat. You can even rent the entire space if you are traveling with a group or have a special occasion to celebrate. Get your bounce on at Fly High Trampoline Park.

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Wild Island

You may recognize Wild Island as the waterpark located off I-80. But did you know the Family Adventure Park also offers bowling, mini-golf, go-karts, and 3-D laser tag? No matter the season, no matter the occasion, Wild Island is always a kid favorite.

Family fun in Reno Tahoe doesn’t stop here. Browse our Family Activities page for more ideas and see what hotels and restaurants will cater to you and your family.