Are you coming to Palm Springs for a Vacation? Try these 13 fun things for kids to do in Palm Springs.
There is really more than 13 fun things for kids to do in Palm Springs. When we moved here 29 years ago, we didn’t know the area and we had no children. A few years later the kids came along and we had to find things for them to do.
In the last 15 years or so, this area has been transitioning from a resort town to many full-time residents. Many of these venues have special programs during summer and holidays. Make sure you call ahead or look online to find them.
13 Fun Things for Kids to Do in Palm Springs
More than 13 Fun Things for Kids to Do in Palm Springs
- Wet and Wild Waterpark This water park is for all ages. There are activities for everyone. It is open from March to October. Located in Palm Springs. Bring sunscreen and towels. Water bottles allowed. You can bring coolers and leave in the car. No food is allowed inside the park. Lockers are available. Open until 6:00 pm during the season.
- Children’s Discover Museum This is a fun place for children 2 – 11. They have many activities to explore, learn archaeology, art, and even a grocery store for them to shop and use the cash register. There is also the VW Bug automobile, that you can actually paint. During the summer or spring break, they have classes you can register for.
- Living Desert Reserve The Living Desert is where you can see all kinds of wildlife, in its natural habitat. The Living Desert is for all ages. There are also special sleep-overs. Check the website for these special events.
- Desert Ice Castle The newest addition to the desert. The Coachella Valley has been waiting for this fun filled place to cool off. It has been packed ever since it open September 9, 2011.
- Fountain of Life This is a free event. Yeah. It’s for younger children. There is a sitting area for adults. You can visit the Mary Pickford Movie Theater before or after they are done playing.
- Civic Center Park for bike paths, a lake, ducks, skateboarding and grassy areas for picnicking
- Palm Desert Aquatic Center located in the Civic Center Park, great for toddlers and small children with lots of pools and small water slides.
- Living Desert is part zoo and part botanical gardens with shuttles or walking tours. They even have an animal hospital on the premises.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tram, one of Palm Springs best-known attractions. You will soar high above the mountains in cable cars where it is 20 – 30 degrees cooler and find lots of trails and a restaurant to dine at.
- Boomers, play miniature golf, race bumper cars, rock climb and play video games.
- Desert Rocks, the newest addition to the desert. It is an indoor rock climbing facility. Pay by the day or month. Also children’s parties available.
- Get Air, in Palm Desert, One of the largest Trampoline parks. Book your next Birthday Party here.
- Cabazon Dinosaurs Just 20 minutes outside of Palm Springs you can visit the world’s biggest dinosaur exhibit.