Things To Do In Whitefish Montana With Kids

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In Whitefish, kids can choose from a variety of fun activities. From easy day hikes to mini golf and water parks, Whitefish offers family activities for children of every age. Read More

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Big Sky Waterslide and Family Activity Center

Experience Montana's largest outdoor waterpark with 10 slides, kids pool, bumper cars, miniature golf, BBQ picnic areas, beach volleyball & more.

Montana Vortex And House Of Mystery

The Montana Vortex is a genuine quantum or gravitational anomaly that defies the laws of physics and nature. Its scientific and educational and fun for the whole family.

Stumptown Art Studio

Be creative and design your own keepsake from a Montana vacation. Non-profit art studio and community art center. Children's programs and adult worksh

The Wave Aquatic And Fitness Center

The Wave offers fitness and aquatic programs for the entire family. Personal training, massage and child care services are part of this 75,000 square feet facility,

Cripple Creek Horse Ranch

Enjoyable horse-drawn wagon rides in summer, and red sleigh rides in winter. A big hit for all ages. Can come to your location, or come to ours. Enjoy delicious dinners.

Stumptown Ice Den

Public skating available 7 days a week at Stumptown Ice Den. $5 rink fee, group rates and season passes available. Skate rental and lessons available.

  • Kids can float away the day on an inner-tube at Big Sky Water Park’s river ride. 
  • Embrace your inner Picasso on a rainy day and paint some pottery at Stumptown Art Studio. 
  • Catch your first whopper-sized trout at the Pine Grove Family Fishing Park.

What can I do in Whitefish with my kids?

In addition to the miles of easy-to-moderate hiking that can be found in Glacier National Park, Whitefish and its surrounding area offer loads of fun recreational activities for children of all ages. No matter the activity, children will leave Montana with warm memories of Big Sky country and a deeper appreciation of the outdoors.

Cool off with a refreshing swim at Whitefish Lake. City Beach is the only one of the area lake’s which provides a lifeguard. Flathead Lake, Swan Lake and Tally Lake are also popular for swimming, but do not have lifeguards.

Take the little ones for their first fishing lesson at Pine Grove Family Fishing Pond, near Kalispell, off Rose Crossing. The pond stocks rainbow and cutthroat trout and is managed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Animal Education:
Get up close and personal with some adorable ranch animals at the Little Bitty Ranch in Kalispell. Located at 95 West Reserve Drive, this non-profit educational zoo features a riding area, petting zoo, picnic area and playground. Kids get a chance to meet horses, goats, a donkey, miniature pig and turkey.

Skate Park:
One of the largest skateparks in the state, David Olseth Memorial Skate Park in Whitefish offers 15,000 square-feet of rails, stairs and deep bowls.

There’s no better way to cool off and have loads of fun then at a waterpark. Located at the junction of Highway 2 and Route 206 just outside of Kalispell, the Big Sky Waterpark offers miles of waterslides and floating rivers. For small children there is a wading pool with lots of toys. Other activities include mini-golf, water games, arcade, volleyball court, bumper cars and antique carousel. 

Art Studio:
Any day is good to visit downtown Whitefish’s Stumptown Art Studio, but on a rainy day it’s nice to relax and watch the rain while you paint a ceramic bowl, make a mosaic or play with clay.

Laser Tag:
The fun goes on for hours at the Northern Lights Laser Tag Park outside of Kalispell on Highway 2. The 3,500 square foot laser tag arena offers everything you could want in a laser tag match and rents everything from guns to vests. An arcade, laser maze, play area and pizza place are also located here.

For families who want to get out and explore there are many options, but Glacier National Park is called the Crown of the Continent for a reason-it offers some of the most spectacular scenery in America. For families with small children, there are great opportunities to hike inside the park. Check out easy hikes like Trail of the Cedars, MacDonald Lake Trail and John’s Lake Loop.

Stumptown Ice Den:
During the winter months, kids can get out on the ice to figure skate or play a little hockey at the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish, on Wisconsin Avenue.

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