Things to do with kids in Las Vegas

At first, Las Vegas may seem brash and sleazy, but this fun and fantasy-filled city is described as the world's largest theme park and massively appeals to kids. The city has been making an effort to attract families and it certainly has much to lure them with.

Set in the middle of the vast Mojave Desert, this vibrant holiday destination offers everything from wildlife viewing to theme parks to shopping malls. Naturally, there are many places in Vegas that are not suitable for children but there are family-friendly resorts springing up in and around the city.

Kids on holiday in Las Vegas will immediately be impressed by the recreated New York and Paris skylines, seen from the Strip, and revel in the adventurous notion of exploring the canals of Venice or the Egyptian pyramids.

In an attempt to lure gamblers to the casinos to squander all their cash, Las Vegas accommodation and restaurants are surprisingly affordable. The pursuit of pleasure by both parents and children alike is possible all year round; the summers in Las Vegas are extremely hot, but everything is air-conditioned.

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Adventuredome

The glass-encased theme park of Adventuredome is the perfect attraction for thrill-seeking kids on holiday in Las Vegas. Its loop roller-coaster and other gut-wrenching rides are n…

Adventuredome

The glass-encased theme park of Adventuredome is the perfect attraction for thrill-seeking kids on holiday in Las Vegas. Its loop roller-coaster and other gut-wrenching rides are not to be missed. If this adrenalin rush is a bit too extreme, there are also shows by magicians and jugglers on offer, as well as plenty of treats like ice-cream, popcorn, and candy. There are also rides and activities designed for younger kids who may not be old enough to ride the main attractions. The fact that the theme park is indoors is an extra bonus, protecting visitors from the sometimes inhospitable Nevada climate.

Address Circus Circus Hotel, 2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Website www.adventuredome.com

Opens Generally 10am - 6pm. Opening times vary according to season and day of the week and it is best to check the calendar on the website to avoid disappointment.

Admission

Day pass $39.95 (adult), $19.95 (child). It is possible to pay for rides individually instead of getting a pass.

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Buffalo Bill's

The Buffalo Bill's amusement park is an excellent holiday attraction for children, offering everything from earth-plunging rides that defy gravity or end with a huge splash, to log…

Buffalo Bill's

The Buffalo Bill's amusement park is an excellent holiday attraction for children, offering everything from earth-plunging rides that defy gravity or end with a huge splash, to log rides on a fantasy lake. Kids will also love the Frog Hopper, bouncing around the park on the back of Buffalo Bill's life-like amphibian. Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino is a great choice of travel base in Las Vegas for families travelling with children as the resort caters equally to adults and kids, and is known for its high-energy live shows as well as its amusement park and gambling facilities. Youngsters will be kept happy and busy as adults explore the more grown-up attractions of the resort.

Address 31900 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Website www.primmvalleyresorts.com

Opens Opening times vary. Check out the availability of different attractions on the official website.

Admission

Rides and attractions at Buffalo Bill's vary in price.

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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ranch Adventure

Kids will revel in the exciting experience of flying through the Grand Canyon in a helicopter and landing at the Grand Canyon Western Ranch. Once at the ranch, children are thoroug…

Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ranch Adventure

Kids will revel in the exciting experience of flying through the Grand Canyon in a helicopter and landing at the Grand Canyon Western Ranch. Once at the ranch, children are thoroughly enthralled by horse-drawn wagon rides and the cowboys putting on a show. The western-style meal served at the ranch also goes down a treat. This family-friendly excursion across the border to Arizona is a great break from the casinos and resorts of Las Vegas itself, giving visitors the chance to experience some of the natural splendour of the region and partake in the pioneer and cowboy culture so well-loved in the US.

Address 3750 E. Diamond Bar Ranch Rd, Meadview, Arizona

Website grandcanyonwesternranch.com

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