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Here is a list of things to do with the littles here in Bend...also be sure to check the family page for lots of ideas to do with the whole family.

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite kid stuff to do in Bend and I will add your ideas to the list!

For the Kids

  • Powell's downtown is an amazing candy store with all the retro candies and a gelato shop, my kids could spend hours in there.
  • Goodies downtown is an old fashioned soda shop, with chocolates and ice cream and caramel corn.   
  • The downtown library usually has some kind of story time and the kids area is huge and fun. 
  • Sample time at Costco!
  • Swimming pool at Juniper.
  • Skating rink at Cascade Indoor Sports. They also have a thing called the big play thing which is kind of like a cleaner version of a McDonald's play place.
  • My kids also like to go to Barnes and Noble and hang out in the kids section, play on the stage and read books.
  • Good Earth downtown gives free slices of bread. I know it's a weird thing to get excited about, but when your mom can't eat gluten...bread is a real novelty!
  • Leapin' Lizards is a great toy store and the owner is the BEST, she is totally cool with kids just playing with stuff, and they have lots of retro fun stuff too.
  • Wonderland in Old Mill is a fun toy store too, with a big play area in the middle.
  • Get popcorn at Target and walk around.
  • The High Desert Museum If you live here, get a membership for $12 a month, the exhibits are always changing and it costs more than that to get one adult in once. The kids love it. With the membership you also get a guest in every time and 10% off other guests-Kids under 4 are free.
  • Sun Mountain Family Fun Center is an arcade, bowling alley,bumper cars, go carts, mini golf. The arcade is okay, but the bowling is a good price and it's very family friendly.
  • Bouncing off the Walls is a fun place for kids to literally bounce off the walls. They have family nights for $20 that includes admission and dinner for four. 
For more ideas on what to do with kids, check out my Family Page.
What would you add to this list?

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