Winter is just about over now and the temperature is climbing back up. Here are some ideas to have some free and cheap winter fun for the kiddos.
Cold temps and little daylight to play outside can give kids the grumps. Here is our list of free and cheap winter fun for kids in Las Vegas! Plan ahead and keep the whining to a minimum.
Free places to play
McDonald’s Indoor PlayPlace– Locations on S. Valle Verde Dr., S. Maryland Parkway, W. Tropicana, and N. Stephanie, these stores also offer WiFi. Grab a bite to eat off their dollar menu and let the kids burn off some energy.
Kangamoo Indoor Playground– Voted Best Indoor Playground 2017 and one of our favorites, if you are near the airport with kids from 1-10 years, it’s worth buying passes. Single visits start at $10 per child for 3 hours of open play. The best part of this amazing play area is the parent lounge-with massage chairs, coffee, free wi-fi, and much more. 1525 E Sunset Rd,Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Kinderland Indoor Play & Cafe– Located in the heart of Summerlin, starting at $12 per child (passes also available), suitable for children up to 6.
Kids Planet Indoor Playground– On Durango, just south of Flamingo, also a $10 admission to start per child, and prepaid punch cards are available also.
Kids’ Club Las Vegas– Play for children from 1 to 8 years, starting at $10 per visit per child. Located at Craig Rd. and Jones Blvd.
Fidgets Indoor Playground and Party Place– Designed for kids 6 years and under, located in the SW on Rainbow Blvd. south of I-215. Starting at $10 per child.
Adventure Indoor Playground– Located at Jones and Russell, also $10 per child per visit to start.
Giggles N Tots Las Vegas– Located on East Sunset Rd, just past Green Valley Pkwy, designed for kids 7 and under, pricing starts at $12 per child.
Wigglin’ Out Playground– Featuring private party rooms, slides, ball pit, toys, photo booth services & more! All this for kids 8 years and under. They also have a special play area for smaller children. Single day visit admission is $12, with a discount for additional siblings. Crawlers/pre-walkers are $6, and kids 10 months and under are FREE with a paid sibling. You can save $30 when you purchase 10 visit passes for $90
Fun Places to Explore
The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo– What kid doesn’t love animals? 15 acres of trees, ponds, and waterfalls house over 300 birds as well as turtles, swans, ducks, koi, goldfish, and yes, Chilean flamingos. This peaceful and quiet attraction may have you forgetting you’re even in Las Vegas. The habitat is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is always FREE. You can find it inside the Flamingo hotel and casino, next to the pool area.
M&M’s World & Hershey’s World– M&M’s World is four floors of fun and candy. Kids love roaming through the store, where you can personalize M&M’s, check out the Nascar replica, and watch their 3D M&M’s movie starring Red and Yellow. While you will certainly end up spending a little bit of money on those candies, the 3D movie is FREE. Open daily 9 AM – MIDNIGHT. 3D Movie is open until 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and until 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It is located in the Showcase Mall next to the MGM Hotel and Casino. (3785 South Las Vegas Blvd). Just across the street, at the New York New York Hotel and Casino, is another candy giant, Hershey’s Chocolate World. It features over 800 Hershey’s Chocolates and Candies, including a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty made out of almost 800 lbs. of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate. Store hours are 9am-11pm Sunday –Thursday, and 9am-midnight Friday and Saturday. (3790 South Las Vegas Blvd). You’ll be sure the kids will fulfill their candy fix visiting these two attractions.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens– While checking out the fountains, head inside Bellagio just past the front desk to the 14,000 square foot Conservatory. This is where the talented horticulture staff transforms the space seasonally using thousands of flowers and trees. This masterpiece is open day and night and is always FREE to view. The Holiday exhibit will run December 7-January 4. They also offer a live web cam of the current display on their website, as well as past shows posted for viewing.
Circus Circus Carnival Midway– Located inside the Circus Circus, the world’s largest permanent circus, the Carnival Midway brings world class circus acts to the stage for all. The Midway features loads of games and prizes, as well as an arcade, but the circus acts are FREE. They feature jugglers, clowns, hand balancers, as well as trapeze artists. Performances start at 11:30 am daily, and the Midway hours are Sunday thru Thursday 11:00 AM to 9PM, and Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum– From Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will take kids and adults on an adventure around the world. It features many exhibits, including Rainforest Adventure, Treasures of Egypt, and the Marine Life Gallery. Admission is $10 – Adults, $8 – Senior Citizens, Military, Students (Ages 12 and older), $5 – Children (Ages 3 to 11), Free – Children (Ages 2 and younger), Las Vegas Natural History Museum members. If you are a Bank of America member, each cardholder will receive free admission on the first full weekend of each month, so plan ahead. (900 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101)
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium– Seaquest Interactive Aquarium Las Vegas is a great way to spend a day out of the heat or cold, or rain, and entertain your kiddos. SeaQuest is home to approximately 1200 animals of 300 different species! Some are rescues while others come injured and need care and rehabilitation. Stingrays, sharks, tortoises, snakes, lizards, insects and birds are just a few of the many animals that call SeaQuest home. Check out their Facebook page for recent posts, cool pics more events and savings. Tickets range from $10.95-$12.95 online, plus they list a 30% off coupon for a limited time on the site. Check out their youTube channel for virtual field trips!
Now is a great time to think about purchasing a Las Vegas POGO Pass (Vegas Living on the Cheap readers get a discount). Tons of attractions all over the city and includes not only winter fun activities, but 365 days of year ’round fun for all! They also make great Christmas gifts!
You can also check out Free museum visits once a month in Las Vegas featuring Discovery Children’s Museum, The Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Springs Preserve.
Winter Fun in the Snow
Lee Canyon– If you’re feeling adventurous, and the weather permits, bundle up for a day in the snow in Lee Canyon. They offer lots of Winter fun including Snowshoeing, Foxtail Winter Snow play area for kids, Skiing and Snowboarding- all open depending on weather conditions. Maybe not the cheapest of activities, but there’s also hiking on the mountain which is free. Always check the web page before planning your visit for mountain conditions, events calendar, etc.
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