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Kids & Family Activities in Central Oregon

SHARC Pool at Sunriver

Central Oregon is known for being very family and kid friendly. The opportunities for recreation and activities are endless. Here is a list of many of the various activities available to kids and their families in Central Oregon. No matter what the season or weather, there is something for everyone here.   

High Desert MuseumBEND:

Art Station- Art classes for kids, adults & families alike located at The Old Mill.  

Bearings Skateboard Academy- Indoor skateboard facility for kids & adults.

BEAT Theater- Local children’s theater for classes & show info.  

Bend Escape Room- Puzzles & riddles are obstacles for families to escape the room.

Bend Rock Gym- Indoor rock gym is great for kids and first time rock climbers as well as experienced climbers.

Bend Parks & Rec- Has over 1,000+ recreation programs for kids, adults & families.

Bend Pavilion- Has Bend’s only NHL sized ice rink during the winter with hockey and figure skating classes. During the summer activity camps are open to kids.

Bouncing Off The Walls- Bend’s only inflatable fun center for kids…great for birthday parties. 

Cascade Indoor Sports Center- Indoor soccer & roller rank makes for great family time.

High Desert Museum- Wildlife & living history of the High Desert anyone can enjoy.  

Inn Of The Seventh Mountain Ice Skating- Bend’s original ice skating rank in a beautiful outdoor setting with twinkle lights and fun lazer light nightly display.   

Juniper Swim & Fitness- Has a seasonal outdoor activity pool, a 50 meter Olympic size outdoor covered pool & indoor 25 meter pool along with over 200 group fitness classes.

Mt. Bachelor- Bend’s premier ski & Snowboard Mountain only 30 minutes from town, lessons and day passes can make for a great family outing.   

Mountain Air Trampoline Park- Only trampoline park in Bend has more than 50+ connected trampolines great for all ages.  

Peak Airsoft Indoor Arena- Great for those who love airsoft this Bend indoor arena has it all.

Paintball Paradise- An outdoor paintball arena that uses the natural terrain of Central Oregon as its backdrop.   

Sun Mountain Fun Center- Bowling, arcade, mini golf & go carts are just a few of the family activities at Sun Mountain Fun Center.  

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe- Rent or buy kayaks, stand-up paddleboards & canoes right on the river. Class and tour are also a great way to spend the day with the family.

Wheel Fun Rentals @ The Old Mill- Wheel fun rentals has a great selection of bikes for the family.

Redmond Ice Rink SignREDMOND:

American Legion Community Park- Located in the Dry Canyon is a great park for family and friends. Free summer concerts are held at the amphitheater right next to the kids playground.  

Centennial Park- Located in the heart of Redmond Oregon is a fun park with water feature/splash park. Great for families to come and enjoy during the hot summer heat.  

Ice Skating Downtown Redmond Oregon- During the winter the Redmond Parks & Rec sets up an outdoor ice skating rank that is perfect for families to go to for a great price! 

Ikiutan Stables @ Eagle Crest- Horse back riding at Eagle Crest is a fun way to spend the day touring the local are with guides from a different perspective. 

Redmond Parks & Rec- Has activity programs for all ages kids, teens, adults & seniors.  

Redmond Caves- Redmond has a free park area dedicated to the caves in total there are 5 that make up the Redmond Caves. 

Redmond Dry Canyon- For more than three miles through the heart of Redmond is a trail surrounded by high desert wilderness and parks of all kinds. 

Redmond City Skate Park- Located right off the Dry Canyon trail is the local outdoor skate park with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains. 

Sam Johnson Park- Is home to the newly remodeled Hope Playground which is one of the most accessible playgrounds for all ages and all abilities. 

Smith Rock State Park- Is one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. Its natural rock formation is perfect for rock climbers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.  


Cove Pool @ Sunriver- One of Sunriver Resorts outdoor pools with a waterslide & nature walk perfect for the family. 

Ice Skating @ Sunriver- Sunriver has an covered outdoor ice skating rank during the winter months perfect for those who are staying/living in Sunriver. 

Lava Lands Visitor Center- Is the hub for Newberry National Volcanic Monument and a great educational place for families to visit. 

Marina @ Sunriver- Rents boats and paddle boards for locals & visitors who want to float the Deschutes River. 

Observatory @ Sunriver- The only observatory in Central Oregon and a popular place to visit. Clear Central Oregon sky is perfect for viewing stars & planets. 

SHARC @ Sunriver- Two large indoor and outdoor pools with waterslides, baby pools and more. SHARC center is the perfect place for family fun all season. 

Sisters Movie HouseSISTERS:

Hoodoo- Is 30 minutes from Sisters Oregon and is a fun place to take the family for a ski or snowboard day. 

Sisters Athletic Club- Offers a variety of activities for kids and adults located right in town. 

Sisters Movie House- Is a fun small movie theater that has a great local vibe to it. A great family attraction for bad weather days. 


Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum- Houses a collection of vintage aircrafts that were originally started by Jack Erickson in 1983. 

Madras Aquatic Center- Has two indoor pools with one pool having two waterslides & a lazy river and the other pool being an olympic size perfect for sports. This facility is fairly new and a great place to visit when in Madras. 


Kah-Nee-Ta Outdoor Hot Springs Pool- Is one of a kind and is very popular in the area. There are some of the biggest waterslides in Central Oregon that lead into the giant double Olympic sized hot springs mineral pool. 

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Activities- Kah-Nee-Ta Resort has a lot to offer guest and visitors when it comes to activities such as horseback riding, golf, miniature golf, hiking and much more. 

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