Kids can burn lots of energy, meet new friends, and have a blast when they spend time at kid-friendly attractions. Whether your kiddos want to jump on trampolines, race around in go-karts, or test their skills at an arcade, here are five of the best kid-friendly attractions in the Chandler, Arizona, area.
Uptown Jungle Fun Park
One thing that separates Uptown Jungle Fun Park from other family entertainment parks is that it is all-inclusive. You pay just the admission fee, and all rides, games, and attractions are included. There’s so much to do at Uptown Jungle Fun Park that your kids will want to come often.
They can jump on the indoor trampoline, scale the climbing wall, or get thrills on the spider tower. This indoor fun park also has mega-play structures, super slides, a mini zipline course, and a ninja warrior course. Toddlers have their own area with soft play structures and age-appropriate playgrounds. All participants will need to wear grip socks on the courses, and when the gang gets hungry, they can eat food from the concession area.
Location: 2061 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler.
Admission fees: Monday through Friday, $15 for 90 minutes or $17 for 120 minutes. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, $20 for 90 minutes or $23 for 120 minutes. Premium grip socks for $5.50 plus tax for all days.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
The city of Chandler runs and manages the Desert Oasis Aquatic Center. You’ll find a 25-yard, eight-lane lap pool with a zero-depth entry and an area with a kiddie slide that’s perfect for your younger children. The older kids will get a thrill on the 112-foot figure-eight water slide, and the deep-water drop slide. If your family wants to just splash around in the water, they can have fun at the raindrop and spray whale splash pad area.
Parents can enjoy lounging on pool furniture under umbrellas scattered around the pool and can snack on goodies from the concession stand. During the off-season months, your family can play sand volleyball or romp around on the sand playground. Take the family to one of the local Chandler bookstores before heading to the Desert Oasis Aquatic Center so everyone will have something to read while they’re relaxing after playing in the refreshing water.
Location: 1400 W. Summit Place, Chandler.
Admission fees: Children 2 to 17, $1; Adults 18 to 54, $2.25, and older adults 55 and up, $1.25.
Days and hours: Days and hours vary from mid-May through Labor Day.
Chandler is very fortunate to have one of five Crayola Experience family fun centers in the United States. Everyone in the family can bring out their inner artist by visiting this kid-friendly attraction with cool things to do like the Texture CRAYze, Melt and Mold, or the colorful Drip Art attraction. Kids can burn energy in the Stomp and Play area and get creative in the Activity Studio.
After a day of play at Crayola Experience, stop by the Crayola Store to pick up assorted Crayola products and unique souvenirs. When you need to refuel the family, stop by the concession stand for snacks and beverages, or head over to one of the restaurants in the nearby Chandler Fashion Center mall. With your Crayola Experience wristband, you can re-enter the attraction facility any time that same day.
Location: 3111 W. Chandler Blvd Suite 2154, Chandler.
Admission fees: General admission for ages 3 to 64, $24.99 or $21.99 when you pre-purchase tickets online. Age 65 and older, $21.99. The annual pass is $38.99 per person.
Days and hours: Days and hours vary depending on the time of year.
Gravity Extreme Zone
When you’re looking for a fun and exciting family adventure, head over to Gravity Extreme Zone. This indoor attraction has something for everyone from toddlers to adults and is the perfect place for a family escapade. Each adrenaline-fueled attraction is designed for thrills, such as the Leap of Faith where you climb 30 feet high and jump onto soft padding below.
Kids can get exercise on the climbing wall and work on their balance on the skywalk course. There are trampolines, super slides, and bungee jumping activities guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face. The toddlers in the group have their own play area with open jump sessions, age-appropriate play structures, and soft toys to play with.
Location: 190 S. Kyrene Road, Chandler.
Admission fees: Varies depending on the pass ticket.
Days and hours: Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The family will be in awe when they spend the day at Makutu’s Island. This jungle- and tropical-themed family attraction has towering trees to climb, mysterious caves to explore, and slippery slides to zip down. Anyone can play games in the Inferno Arcade, and older kids in the family can fly to the sky on Captain Max’s Bungee Jump.
When the younger kiddos get tired, you can sit quietly with them in a special, magical toddler area. After romping, jumping, and swinging on all the fun attractions, replenish everyone’s bodies at the on-site KiKi’s Cafe where you can get snacks, nachos, pizzas, beverages, and sweet treats like cotton candy or churros.
Location: 6919 W. Ray Road, Chandler.
Admission fees: Ages 1 to 17 with one adult, $19.76 plus tax, additional adult, $5.24 plus tax, and children under 1 are free. Grip socks are $3.65 plus tax.
Days and hours: Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Which Family Attraction Is Your Kid’s Favorite?
Kids love going to theme parks and playgrounds to play, explore, and socialize, and we hope you enjoy our list of the best kid-friendly attractions in the Chandler area. Is there another kid-friendly attraction we missed here? If you have a recommendation, let us know and we’ll go check it out.