35 Places to Go and Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids

Known as the "entertainment capital of the world", Las Vegas is packed full of fun activities for adults and children. Here's a complete guide to planning your next family vacation to Vegas

Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids
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Las Vegas is known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. As most people who have visited already know, there’s an abundance of casinos, vibrant nightlife, pool parties, concerts, sporting events and so much more.

So it sounds like the perfect adult playground, right?

Not so fast!

Before you start calling the in-laws for babysitting duty, take note (many notes), that Vegas is a very family-friendly destination with a multitude of places to stay and things to do for kids of all ages.

So buckle up and get ready to take a tour around the city to discover some of the best places to go and things to do in Las Vegas with kids – all of them family-friendly activities to do on your next Vegas vacation.

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Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

With over 150,000 hotel rooms in Vegas, there are plenty of options to choose from, including an endless number of amenities to keep the entire family entertained.

You’ll find everything from spacious accommodations to hotel water parks including a lazy river. Hotel rooms are always in high demand, but if you plan your stay during the week you’ll be sure to find some great rates.

Most hotels add a resort fee + hotel occupancy tax of 13.35%, and the best way is to book online either directly with the hotel or on booking sites like Booking.com where you can compare rates.

Here are a few kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas that are sure to keep your family well-rested and entertained.

ARIA Sky Suites

The luxurious top-floor suites located at the Aria Resort and Casino off the Vegas strip offer spacious accommodations, perfect for a family. With four swimming pools, a game room for teens, and plenty of restaurant options, the Aria is a top-notch lodging option.

3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.590.7111

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Bellagio Las Vegas

You’re probably familiar with the Bellagio and its famous dancing fountains that put on a show set to music and light on the strip, but it’s also a great place to stay. 500 of the 4,000 rooms are suites and perfect for larger families. There are 2, and 3-bedroom options that come with fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms, and a private pool.

3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.693.7111

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino

This hotel is known as a kid-friendly hotel located in the heart of the strip. A pool that features waterfalls and lagoons, and the famous Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, where kids can learn, explore & play. Plus, more than two dozen restaurants offering kid-approved cuisine.

3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.791-7111

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New York, New York Hotel & Casino

Who wouldn’t want to stay at a hotel with its very own rollercoaster, plus Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can customize your very own chocolate bars. There’s also an arcade, a large resort pool, and plenty of food and snack options, including famous NY style pizza.

3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
800.689.1797

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The Venetian Las Vegas

What kid wouldn’t want to ride the gondolas along the blue canals that run in and out of the resort? This luxury resort features a five-acre rooftop pool deck, three swimming pools, and the infamous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where kids can get up close to their favorite Marvel Super Hero.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
866.659.9643

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The Palazzo Hotel Resort & Casino

The sister resort of the Venetian hotel, the Palazzo, is connected by the Grand Canal via a gondola ride. The resort features seven outdoor swimming pools, including lifeguards, and 11 restaurants with flavors that the whole family will enjoy.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
866.659.9643

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Wynn Las Vegas

Is your family looking for the quieter side of Vegas? Although the Wynn is located in the heart of the Strip, this location offers families a quieter option. The Tower Suites have larger-sized suites that can accommodate a family of five.

The giant pool is surrounded by gardens, has lots of shaded areas to keep the kids out of the sun, and there are plenty of food and shopping options to keep everyone happy.

3131 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.770.7000

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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

This massive resort, recognized by its neon-green lights features five acres of outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls and rivers. Jump on the Monorail which has a stop at the MGM, and enjoy the ride from hotel to hotel and other attractions.

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
877.880.0880

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Desert Rose Resort

So maybe you’ve decided to stay off the strip, away from the hustle and bustle. This resort is only 1.5 blocks from the strip so you can still be close to all the action, but it lets families enjoy their desert getaway in a quieter setting.

There are one and two-bedroom, condo-style suites with full kitchens, living and dining areas, that are more affordable than strip hotels.

5051 Duke Ellington Way
Las Vegas, NV
702.739.7000

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Posted by Desert Rose Resort on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

This resort is nestled amongst the gateway to Red Rock Canyon, and still only a 20-minute drive from the strip. They offer a Kids Quest kid’s program that offers childcare and a unique set of things to do like bowling and a movie theater.

The Red Rock Canyon area offers a lot of outdoor activities like horseback riding and river rafting (see details under Outdoor Activities below).

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.797-7777

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

This kid-friendly Las Vegas hotel and resort has plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy. Soak up the sun at the 11-acre water complex with a man-made beach, pools, and a lazy river. Explore the Shark Reef Aquarium, where you can book your personal view, dive, and feeding experience.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
877.632.7700

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Las Vegas Shows for Kids

Las Vegas offers some of the best live entertainment in the world, from musicals to magic, there’s plenty of shows that are family-appropriate and a great way to keep the kids entertained, and hopefully quiet. Vegas shows for kids have everything from magicians to pets, to Potter.

Many of these shows are extremely popular and often sell out weeks in advance. So be sure to purchase tickets as soon as you determine the dates of your visit. Here are some of the best Las Vegas shows for kids and families.

David Copperfield – Magician

David Copperfield is one of the greatest magicians of his time. His show is held at the Hollywood Theater at the MGM Grand and is designed for kids 5 years and up. With plenty of audience participation, Copperfield’s magic is sure to wow every member of the family.

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
866.740.7711

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Posted by MGM Grand Las Vegas on Sunday, November 8, 2020

Jabbawockeez – Dance

This dance crew spectacular has been voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show”. It’s a dynamic mix of outstanding choreography, energetic music, with awesome special effects. Located at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, these dance moves will leave your kids wanting to sign up for a dance class.

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
866.740.7711

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Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater

The 30+ furry co-stars are the highlight of this unique show, featuring the comedic talents of Gregory Popovich. Each of the animals has been rescued from an animal shelter and given a new “leash” on life, and on stage.

Currently, at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, there are daily shows and times to choose from. Voted “Best New Family Show”.

3633 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (#360A)
Las Vegas, NV
866.932.1818

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Posted by Comedy Pet on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blue Man Group

The high-energy music show features the renowned Blue Man Group in the ultimate performance art show. With all the dancing, drumming, lighting, and surprises, your kids will be blue in the face with laughter and wanting more. Playing at the Luxor Hotel & Casino kids ages 3 & up are welcome.

3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
800.557.7428

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KA by Cirque de Soleil

With the famous “Wheel of Death” performance this amazing show is a perfect way to entertain and amaze your kids. The moving stage is a battlefield where gravity-defying acrobatics leave audiences in awe. Located at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, the show runs from Saturday to Wednesday. (subject to change)

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
877.880.0880

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Potted Potter

Any Harry Potter fans in the house? This parody features all seven Harry Potter books in seventy hilarious minutes, making it ideal for kids six and up. The show has played to sold-out houses all over the world and is currently playing at Bally’s Las Vegas.

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
877.603.4390

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Las Vegas Attractions for Kids

Vegas fun isn’t just for adults, there are plenty of attractions that offer a great time for the entire family. From roller coasters to museums, there are plenty of choices to keep the vacation fun and entertaining.

There are attractions that fit every budget and some you can enjoy for free. Try to book your tickets ahead of time and take advantage of any discounts or family pack offers.

Big Apple Rollercoaster

Get your big family thrills on the Big Apple Rollercoaster located at the New York, New York Hotel & Casino. It’s the world’s first roller coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver plus a 203-foot drop. Reserve your date and time in advance and get ready for the heart-stopping adventure.

3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
800.815.4365

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Fun Dungeon at Excalibur

Gaming in Vegas isn’t just for adults. This arcade is perfect for kids of all ages and has over 200 games including new and vintage video games, Smash Air Hockey, and the World’s Biggest Pacman.

3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.597.7777

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Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel

Soaring 550 feet over the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world! The 30-minute ride is a must for the whole family that can be enjoyed day or night.

3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
855.234.7469

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M&M World

Chocolate lovers rejoice! The M&M store has a 28,000 square foot, four-level monument of the colorful fun of M&Ms. Kids can personalize their very own one-of-a-kind M&M with custom messages & colors, making it a perfect souvenir from your Vegas trip, that’s if you don’t eat them all before you get home.

3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.740.2504

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Posted by M&M'S USA on Monday, October 19, 2020

Thrill Rides at the STRAT hotel, Casino & Skypod

If adrenaline is what your family is craving, and some 4G action, the STRAT hotel has four of the world’s highest rides, 100 stories above ground.

This daredevil dream includes the Skyjump, a free fall of 855 feet at 40mph, X-Scream teeters 27 feet over the edge of the building, and the Big Shot shoots you 160 feet in the air, at 45 mph.

The Skypod is an iconic fixture of the Las Vegas skyline. Ride to the top for the best view, and dine at the acclaimed Top of The World restaurant with its 360-degree revolving dining room.

2000 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
800.998.6937

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Shark Reef Aquarium

This attraction is the only accredited zoo and aquarium in Nevada, and it’s perfect for the whole family. The scenery includes sharks, tropical fish, reptiles, and the rare Komodo dragon. Walking under the aquarium you feel immersed in the beauty of life underwater.

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.632.4555

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Discovery Children’s Museum

The museum offers one-of-a-kind experiences for the entire family. Kids can play, explore, learn, and be inspired. There’s a Discovery Lab, which is the first makerspace of its kind in Nevada, and several rotating exhibits for all ages.

360 Promenade Place
Las Vegas, NV
702.382.3445

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Avengers Assemble! The world of The Avengers is at your fingertips in this interactive and educational exhibit. Marvel fans can “marvel” at the official Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network (S.T.A.T.I.O.N) headquarters, and dive deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Located in Treasure Island, the whole family can enjoy the extensive range of props and costumes from the Avengers movies on display like Captain America’s uniform and more.

3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
702.894.7626

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Adventuredome @ Circus Circus

Experience the thrills from every twist, turn and drop at the Adventurdome featuring rides and attractions. From rollercoasters to bumper cars, there’s something for every daredevil in the family, plus a daily free clown show, and so much more. You’ll find tons of big fun under the Big Top.

2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
800.634.3450

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Las Vegas Activities for Kids

So if you’re ready to take a break from the strip, there are plenty of outdoor activities for kids from visiting a Lion sanctuary to picking your own fruit at a local orchard. Experience some of the natural attractions Vegas has to offer.

Be sure to check operating hours so you can plan your visit ahead of time, and start enjoying all the activities for kids. Fun for the whole family awaits!

Lion Habitat Ranch

Did you know you can hear a Lion’s roar from as far as five miles? Learn about these fierce and powerful cats at the Lion Habitat Ranch, where you can feast with the beasts, feed the animals, and book a behind-the-scenes tour. It’s a roaring good time!

382 Bruner Ave.
Henderson, NV
702.595.6666

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Posted by Lion Habitat Ranch, Inc. on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Container Park

Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Container Park is an open-air shopping center built from repurposed shipping containers. At the entrance, you’ll be met by a 55-foot metal Praying Mantis sculpture that shoots flames.

Children’s park has a lot of shaded areas, to beat that Las Vegas heat, where kids can slide down the 33-foot tall slide. There’s an interactive play area, perfect for kids and parents exploring their creativity.

707 Freemont St.
Las Vegas, NV
702.359.9982

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Lake Las Vegas

The artificial lake, with an inflatable waterpark, flyboarding, boating, and more water sports is open to the public and a great way to spend a day soaking up the sun and enjoying the water. You can choose your adventure from the extreme to renting a yacht for the day.

Lake Las Vegas Watersports – 20 Costa di Lago (Suite 130)
Las Vegas, NV
800.998.6937

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McKee Ranch

If your kids love animals, and the chance to feed them, McKee Ranch is the place to be. There are pony and hayrides, playgrounds, and lots of fun to be had. The ranch is free and open to the public every day during daylight hours.

8982 Dean Martin Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
702.361.9606

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Gilcrease Orchard

If you want your kids to eat more vegetables, you might have better luck if they can pick them themselves. The Gilcrease Orchard offers this experience where kids can learn more about fruits and vegetables and how they’re grown. You can end the day sipping on their signature apple cider.

7800 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
702.409.0655

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Bouncy World LV

This bouncy indoor playland is perfect for kids of all ages, and a great way to help them burn some energy. There’s an all-day open bounce with in and out privileges, bounce house, obstacle courses, arcade games, food, and fun for all.

4549 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.489.2727

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Posted by Bouncy World Indoor Bounce Playland & Cafe Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Pad – Origin Climbing + Fitness

If your kids are bouncing off the walls, and maybe you are too, Origin Climbing is a great activity for the whole family. With their 22,000+square feet of joy, you can rope climb up to 35 feet high, boulder 17 feet high, and no experience is needed. From Toddlers to Teens, your kids will enjoy this fitness gym.

7585 Commercial Way J.
Henderson, NV
833.674.4460

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Children’s Park @ Town Square

Ready, set, play! Children 10-years and younger can have tons of fun climbing the cubes, sliding down slides, jumping on trampolines and so much more. Adjacent to Children’s Park is Town Square park where you can picnic or play at the water fountain. A beautiful setting for a fun-filled day.

6605  Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
702.269.5001

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Posted by Town Square Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden

Visit the largest Botanical Cactus Garden in Nevada, spanning over 3 acres. Plus get a behind-the-scenes look at how chocolate is made by Nevada’s gourmet chocolatier. The cactus garden is free and offers a self-guided tour. Fun and sugar for all ages.

2 Cactus Dr.
Henderson, NV
702.435.2608

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Additional Travel Resources

So there you have it… kid-friendly Las Vegas hotels, shows, attractions, and activities. Vegas has become a popular family destination, so make it your family’s next trip and create some long-lasting memories.

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