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Kid & Family Friendly Activities

Kid & Family Friendly Activities in Bend

So many things to do!

Hey, moms, dads, parents, guardians, or anyone herding around a kid or two—we see you. And we’d like you to take a big, deep breath.

And hey kids, we see you, and we’d like you to smile big, ride bikes, jump as high as you can on a trampoline, get wet riding waves on the Deschutes, throw giant snowballs, and watch a hawk soar right over your head.

We know it can be stressful planning a family vacation, especially with toddlers or teens or, okay, with kids of any age. But no matter what your dream vacation looks like, we promise tons of fun kid-friendly things to do in Bend, Oregon.

Start your day of play with a hearty breakfast at one of our fabulous family-friendly restaurants. Fueled and ready to explore the outdoors, set out for a family hike to Tumalo Falls or discover the volcanic splendor of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. If there’s white stuff on the ground, that’s a great excuse to head for one of our Sno-Parks for sledding or a good ol’ fashioned snowball fight.

Hungry for a new experience? Book a tour. How about an unforgettable canoe outing, a cave tour, or snowshoe adventure with Wanderlust Tours? If you’re craving some two-wheeled adventure, Cog Wild boasts a vast array of bike tours, including a three-hour guided mountain bike trip designed for the whole family.

What to do next? How about some fun around town? Visit the Sun Mountain Fun Center, jump around at Trampoline Zone, throw a frisbee at one of our fantastic city parks and playgrounds, check out the children’s wing of the Bend Public Library or go for a swim in the ​indoor pool at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. ​Don’t leave Bend without visiting the High Desert Museum which offers amazing glimpses into Bend’s natural history and wildlife. Your kids will get up-close and personal with critters that call Central Oregon home, have a face-to-face conversation with early settlers of Bend, and witness an authentic sawmill from the 1800s.

No matter what your kids are into, there are plenty of ways to get their hands dirty, explore outside, eat ice cream, and give them an unforgettable Bend vacation. Check our recommendations of activities that will make your kids and yourself happy.

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