- Grand Canyon National Park for Kids
The U.S. National Park Service has provided this useful website information if you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon with your children. It helps you plan your visit, learn about the kids programs, children's camps in the park, Junior Ranger program, how to plan your visit, nature & science information, information for teachers, frequently asked questions & much more.
- How To Enjoy the Grand Canyon National Park with Kids
Another wonderful resource about the Grand Canyon with Kids from eHow.com with easy steps to follow and more links for further reading.
- Grand Canyon Railway
This is the official website of the Grand Canyon Railway, which makes a fun way to get to the Grand Canyon, which begins in Williams, AZ. Specials, packages, & reservations are all here for you to learn more.
- Grand Canyon Deer Farm in Williams, AZ
If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, plan a stop at the nearby Grand Canyon Deer Farm. They have other critters besides deer, such as buffalo, camels, javelinas, goats & donkeys.
- Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon
Just a bit north from Sedona proper in Oak Creek Canyon is a fun natural rock slide in Oak Creek that kids enjoy in the summer. It's not only a beautiful area to see, but a great time, especially when you need to cool off.
- Red Rock State Park Junior Ranger Program
Kids between ages 6–12,can become a Junior Ranger at Red Rock State Park. Find out the details for this program and other events taking place at Red Rock State Park in Sedona.
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
A great educational & fun place to let kids see one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. It is located in Camp Verde and only takes an hour or two to see.
- Jeep Tours
There are several different companies that provide always fun Jeep Tours in Sedona. This link for Sedona Central Reservations describes the tours and you can book online ahead of time at no extra cost. That way you are assured of getting the tour you want.
- Horseback Adventures
If your kids are 8 years of age or more, here is an idea that will give you the feel of the west. Sedona Central Reservations can book your horseback tour and gives details of the different choices & prices.
- Sedona Heritage Museum
This entertaining & educational museum offers the Kids Korral in the fruit packing shed, vintage games, a dress-up trunk, history-based activities, a Living History series, and almost all the programs are free.
- Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff
A great place to visit with the family for their touring the museum, & enjoying their programs & festivals. They have special programs for kids in the summer, but they fill up fast, so sign up early. The mission of the Museum of Northern Arizona is to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
- Rainbow Trout Farm in Sedona - Video
Rainbow Trout Farm in Oak Creek Canyon is a terrific place to take the kids fishing & even BBQ them after. It is located at: 3500 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336. Phone: (928) 282-5799 for costs and hours. They have rods to rent, but the fish you catch cost as well. It is NOT a catch & release farm.
- Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Camp Verde is home to this Wildlife Park that is easy to get to from Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, or Clarkdale. See a video of their shows, including the wonderful "Tiger Splash", their bus tours, their hours, events, ticket prices, and even an online discount.
- Blazin' M Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Stage Show
Located along the Verde River in Cottonwood, this is a fun family place that not only has the Chuckwagon Supper & Live Western Stage show, but also a shooting gallery, train ride, horseshoe pits, a mechanical roping horse and friendly farm animals.
- Verde Canyon Railroad
The Verde Canyon Railroad is truly a “train for all seasons” featuring special event train rides and some are targeted just for kids.
"The Verde Canyon Railroad is often referred to as the finest train ride in Arizona and acclaimed as Arizona’s longest-running nature show."
- Family Fun at Cliff Castle Casino
Who would imagine that a Casino would have targeted activities for kids, but this one does. Shake, Rattle, & Bowl is a great bowling alley for the whole family. The Casino also hosts Kids Qwest & a Day Care Center. Get all the details at their website.
- Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff
The mission of Lowell Observatory is to pursue the study of astronomy, ; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the public. Check out their hours of operation, ticket prices, and great programs.
- Take the Kids Camping in Red Rock County
Oak Creek Canyon and the Sedona area have several different camping areas. At this site, find out about camping on your own, or campgrounds, fees, rules, directions, etc.
- Trails for Hiking & Mountain Biking
Find all the details for each trail in the Sedona area for the perfect hike or mountain biking trail.
- Tubing on the Verde River
Sedona Adventures Outfitters & Guides will rent tubes for your adventure & will even shuttle you over to the river & pick you up at the end. This is great fun for older children.
- Sedona Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona have been an important source of support for the young people of the Verde Valley. It is a great place for our local kids to have a safe, positive place to go after school and in the summer.
- Jay Lively Ice Skating Center in Flagstaff
The Jay Lively Activity Center keeps the ice skating going year round. Their website below shows the public ice skating times, costs, open hockey times, and when adult only ice skating takes place. This is a fun activity to try any time of year! The Jay Lively Ice Arena is locating at 1650 N. Turquoise Dr., Flagstaff. Call 928-699-9858 for any questions or further details.