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Top Ten Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids

Las Vegas with Kids

Las Vegas is often thought as an adult playground, but there are lots of things for kids to do as well. Here is my list of the top ten family friendly activities that you can do with your kids in Las Vegas.

Top Ten Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids

1. Ride The Rollercoaster At New York New York

The Big Apple coaster, at the New York, New York hotel is great for teenagers, featuring a 180-degree twist and dive manoeuvre. Inside the hotel, there are also a variety of arcade and video games that are family friendly.

2. Visit The Discovery Children’s Museum

This three-storey museum is full of interactive exhibits exploring science, arts and culture. Kids of every age (and adults!) are in for a treat and it’s a great way to spend half a day out of the heat.

3. Be Amazed At The Theatre

From the Blue Man Group to Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil, to the Mac King Comedy Magic show, there are a variety of excellent family friendly shows in Vegas.

The Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas

4. Watch The Fountain Show At The Bellagio

This world famous music, light and water show is amazingly choreographed and mesmerising to watch. Best of all it’s free as well.

5. Experience The Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay

The Shark Reef Aquarium is home to over 2000 marine animals from sharks to giant rays, endangered sea turtles and the rare golden crocodile. An experience all the family will love.

The Grand Canyon Helicopter Trip

6. Ride Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter

This once in a lifetime experience is on many adults bucket list and children will love it too. See the Hoover Dam from the sky and touch down in the Grand Canyon for a picnic lunch before flying back over the Las Vegas strip on your return.

7. Take A Trip To The Adventuredome At Circus Circus

With 5 acres of indoor fun including some great rides and an FX theatre showing a special Spongebob Squarepants show in 4D, children of all ages will really enjoy some time spent here.

Las Vegas Gondolas in the Venitian

8. Ride A Gondola At The Venetian

The Venetian hotel is a sight to behold with its many shops, twilight indoor setting and a replica of St Mark’s Square in Venice. Glide beneath bridges, and float through the canals as you are serenaded by your gondolier, whilst you take in Venice – Las Vegas style.

9. Spend Time At The Pools

Las Vegas hotels have some fantastic pools. The MGM hotel, for example, has 4 pools, a lazy river and cave like grottos to explore. Don’t forget to cover the kids up with a rash vest, hat and plenty of sunblock as temperatures can be scorching especially in the height of summer.

10. Scare Yourself Silly At The Top Of The Stratosphere

For the bravest of teenagers, the rides at the top of the Stratosphere hotel are not to be missed. Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity rides are full on, heart thumping rides for the thrill seekers in your family.

So this is a list of my top ten things to do in Las Vegas for kids of all ages. Tell me which of these activities would appeal to your kids? Have you ever been to Las Vegas?

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  • jennifer durrans
    April 11, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I’ll be happy to do the kids stuff and the adult stuff! Hopefully going to vegas next year…. it looks so good!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      April 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      It is a great destination. The hotels are wonderful too, and you can get some real bargains.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    April 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Its strange because I never saw Las Vegas as a kid friendly resort but you have proven me wrong. I love the idea of going there just for the kid friendly attractions.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      April 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      It’s become more family friendly as time has gone on.

  • Cecilia Keinapel
    April 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is such a good post! It inspired me to go to Las Vegas. I would love to see the fountain show, have my own gondolier and take a helicopter trip over Grand Canyon. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      April 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Hope you get the chance to go one day!

  • hannah
    April 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Las Vegas is one of those places i’ve always fancied going to. I’m a big fan of thrill rides and the ones they have on top of the Stratosphere look amazing x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      April 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      You are braver than me – MrsW

  • Laura
    April 17, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    So many great things to do with kids! John has been twice to Las Vegas but I have never been and would love to go and ride both the rollercoaster and a Gondola

    Laura x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      April 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      The twilight sky in the Venetian hotel is amazing too, riding a gondola, you could almost be in Venice.

  • Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
    April 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve never fancied going to Las Vegas but I do think it would make a good base for exploring other regions too and some of your ‘kids’ things to do look like great fun.

  • Jem
    April 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Vegas looks amazing! Got to visit one day.

  • SusieP
    May 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    We’re off to Vegas with kids this summer which are best child friendly hotels please ?
    ps. Love your list we’ll be doing all these now thank you!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      May 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      MGM Grand is a good hotel as it has a great pool area, Cirque du Soleil and Rainforest Cafe. Mandalay Bay also has a great pool area with a wave pool and a lazy river as well as the Shark Reef Aquarium. Other than that perhaps Circus Circus or New York, New York.

  • The Sunday Mode
    August 16, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Oh I’d so love to go back to Vegas! I remember watching the fountain show at the Bellagio and I was so impressed, I was quite young though which is why I’d love to go back.