Kids Love National Parks Too!

Alanna SobelNPF Blog

In 2011, NPF partnered with the National Park Service and Nickelodeon to host the Worldwide Day of Play on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington, D.C. and it made me think about all the endless adventures that exist in America's national parks for kids of all ages!

Sign for World Wide Day of Play

No matter the time of year, America's national parks offer endless activities to get the family out of the house and enjoying the outdoors together! Here are a handful of fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families, and read our entire list of adventures, "10 WAYS FOR KIDS TO PLAY IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS", by clicking here.


Biscayne National Park: Families visiting Biscayne between December and April can sign up to attend "Family Fun Fest" – a daylong program held on the second Sunday of those months and focused on activities tied to the park's diverse resources.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Winter isn't the off-season here, as there are trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. And if there's enough snow, kids and adults can even sled down the 100+ ft. Dune Climb.


Grand Teton National Park: Teens looking for a challenge can measure themselves against the Tetons, thanks to climbing schools where world-class guides will teach them the basics and lead them to the summit of 13,770-foot Grand Teton.

Want to learn about more great national park adventures for kids and families? If so, definitely check out National Park Foundation's special guide, Parks for Play: 35 National Park Adventures for Kids of All Ages.

Last updated October 3, 2011.

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