Beyond Hikes and Parks: 10 Outdoor Activities for Kids in Phoenix. Park visits and hiking are IN right now – but what other outdoor activities are there for the kiddos? Here’s a list of our top 10 favorites! There are u-pick farms, opportunities to learn about local history, an outdoor museum, watching airplanes, and more!
Always check with the business for the current hours and other info that may change frequently.
And if you are looking for hikes or parks, this link has reviews on our favorite spots to explore nature. Don’t miss our interactive park map as well!
Explore along the Salt River or Verde River.
It’s a good time to camp in the desert! Set up a tent at local regional parks, or at various lakes. We have a great blog post about camping here. Or read about camping along the Salt River.
Spend time with animals in places like the Superstition Farm, Desert Mirage Alpacas, Mother Nature’s Farm, or MacDonald’s Ranch.
Agritopia Farm offers garden tours and yummy food.
Learn about desert plants and life at Boyce Thompson Arboretum or Desert Botanical Gardens.
History comes alive at Goldfield Ghost Town, Vulture City Ghost Town, and Pioneer Living History Museum.
The McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Desert Breeze Railroad, and Freestone Railroad have train rides. Or have you been to the Adobe Mountain Train Museum?
Watch airplanes at the Falcon Field Airport, Chandler Airport, or Scottsdale Airport.
Citrus picking is available at Cotton Lane Citrus, Hagen Farms, and other places. View a list of options here!
Enjoy yummy food and more at Singh Farms .
Take a family bike ride on the many bike paths around Phoenix.
Beyond Hikes and Parks: 10 Outdoor Activities for Kids in Phoenix
Hi! I love your site, thank you! Where are you at in the photo in front of the old green building with a sign that says pony express? We love “old towns”! Thanks!
Hi! The photo was taken at Goldfield’s Ghost Town near Apache Junction.