When you want to head out for family fun with the kids in Peoria, there are many activities to keep everyone entertained. It’s great for the whole family to get out of the day-to-day routine and enjoy a special out-of-the-ordinary time together. It’s also an excellent opportunity to bond with your children. Our Crème de la Crème staff shares the eight major Peoria family attractions we think you and your family will love.

AZ Ice

A young girl in purple skating on ice at AZ Ice in Peoria, AZ

Look_out_Nancy_Kerrigan_.jpg by Rob Briscoe is licensed with CC BY 2.0

For ice skating in the heart of the desert, go to AZ Ice Peoria for an incredible time with the family. AZ ice has two ice rinks in one building, so you’ll have space to skate even when busy. They offer figure skating, a pro shop, ice events, and hockey for adults and youth, including pick-up hockey. If you want to learn how to play hockey, AZ Ice also offers hockey lessons, learn-to-skate classes, and sessions for freestyle figure skating for those already familiar with skating basics.

After you work up an appetite on the ice, you can choose from two restaurants in the building: Revolu, a Mexican taqueria, or Vietnamese cuisine at Pho for Days. You and your family can get out on the ice at 15829 N. 83rd Ave.

Sky Zone

Jump into Sky Zone, a fun for the whole family indoor trampoline park. There’s a toddler zone, trampolines for freestyle jumping, and SkySlam, a game with hoops set at different heights so jumpers of all sizes can enjoy the fun. For a new twist on basketball, you can play aerial sky hoops, a one-on-one game, or a game of ultimate dodgeball, where the classic game is taken to new heights as you play on the trampoline. Head to the foam zone, where you can take your most daring jumps and land in a soft-as-clouds pool of giant foam squares. Try these fun attractions at 9040 W. Larkspur Drive, Suite 134.

The Rush Fun Park

For indoor amusement, check out The Rush Fun Park, featuring numerous attractions like an obstacle course, a super slide play area, arcade games, a rock climbing wall, trampolines, flying hoops basketball game, and a dodgeball zone. There’s a toddlers’ corner with soft play activities for children 6 and under and a soft play structure for older kids and adults, with balls and foam squares to jump into for fun. When you want a break, there’s the snack shack and a parents’ lounge. Join in all the fun at 6817 W. Peoria Ave.

Honey Hive Farms

For a unique outing with the kids, make a beeline to Honey Hive Farms, a locally owned and operated Apiary. They sell delicious local honey and have beekeeping classes for children and adults. You can also take a class taught by a Master Beekeeper to teach you the basics of keeping honey bees in the low, southwest desert of Arizona. The courses are divided into classroom learning and hands-on experience, so if you want to learn more about beekeeping or sample some local honey, Honey Hive Farms is the place to “bee.” Join the hive at 14611 N. 83rd Ave.

Splash Pads

Are you and your family looking for a way to cool down in the hot Arizona summers? Take your kids to one of the free Peoria Splash Pads. Rio Vista’s splash pad features water cannons, a big ground spray area, and a spraying turtle. At Pioneer Community Park, experience the 300 gallons of water and various water games. All of the Peoria splash pads are open seasonally from mid-April through mid-October. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Peoria’s splash pads are located at:

  • Camino a Lago Park: 21109 N. 98th Ave.
  • Pioneer Community Park: 8755 N. 83rd Ave.
  • Rio Vista Community Park: 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.
  • Paloma Community Park: 29799 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway.

Kiwanis Park

One of the neighborhood parks in Peoria is Kiwanis Park, which has a variety of playground equipment, including a zip line. There’s also a tennis court, lots of green space where the kids can run, and a track that loops around the park for a jog or a run. The playground areas have equipment suitable for children of different age groups and abilities, and all are covered with a sun sail to protect your little ones from the intense Arizona rays. It’s a nice, well-maintained park with clean bathrooms and doggie waste disposal spots. Go out to play at Kiwanis Park at 12687 N. 78th Drive.

Rio Vista Community Park

For a spot with various activities and amenities, check out the 52-acre Rio Vista Community Park. This park includes a 2.5-acre urban lake, a walk/jog path, softball fields, multipurpose fields, an array of different-sized picnic areas to accommodate any size family, three lighted volleyball courts, a playground, and a tot lot. Also within the park is the Rio Vista Recreation Center. This 52,000-square-foot facility contains a gymnasium, a climbing wall, and indoor racquetball courts and offers group exercise classes.

Another feature in the park is the Rio Vista Skatepark, a 32,000-square-foot park designed to accommodate skateboarding or in-line skating at all different skill levels. The skatepark is lighted and includes shaded seating areas, a stair set, boxes, ledges, rails, a large bowl, and a smaller swimming pool-style bowl. Check out Rio Vista Community Park at 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

For fun attractions to enjoy with your kids, head to Enchanted Island Amusement Park. There’s so much to see and do here. Your kids can take a ride on the enchanting Encanto Carousel. You can take a tour around the park on the C.P. Huntington Train. Canoes and pedal boats are available for rent to have fun in the water or splash in the bumper boats. The popular Red Baron ride lets you and the kids maneuver your toy airplane. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can view the stunning skyline from the parachute tower. Get in on all the fun at 1202 W. Encanto Blvd. in nearby Phoenix.

As you can see, Peoria has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with your children, making it such a family-friendly city. Our Crème de la Crème of Peoria team hopes you find time to check out one or more of these major family attractions.