Welcome to our guide on kid-friendly activities in Great Falls! As parents of two young kids, we've explored play spaces, kid-friendly hikes, and family-friendly experiences. This guide features our top picks, including favorite outdoor adventures, indoor attractions, and more. Discover a variety of exciting experiences that will keep your kids entertained and create unforgettable family memories.

We've organized our guide into the following sections:

  1. Indoor Play Spaces
  2. Indoor Sports & Recreation
  3. Arts & Crafts
  4. Outdoor Activities

Happy exploring!

1. Indoor Play Spaces

Children’s Museum of Montana

The Children's Museum of Montana is a haven of interactive fun. Filled with exhibits that encourage play, learning, and creativity, kids can enjoy everything from a simulated grocery store to science experiments. It's an ideal place for children to learn through play. Website | 22 Railroad Square, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Great Falls Library

The Kids’ Place at the Great Falls library offers a variety of activities, events, and programs. Monday through Saturday kids can access books, coloring supplies, toys, and online educational gaming through Starfall. Keep an eye on the events calendar here for fun happenings such as Story Time, Toddler Time, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. Website | 301 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, MT 59401

Tres65 Studio

A creative play space for families where play takes center stage. From a weekday preschool program to open play, parties, camps, and classes, there’s something for everyone. Website | 114 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]


Family entertainment center with arcade, laser tag, ninja course, inflatable park, and full concessions. Website | 901 9th St N Suite B, Great Falls, MT 59401

honey hippo. Play Cafe

Honey hippo. Play Café is a fun combination of an indoor playground area for children six and under, and a coffee shop. Website | 325 1st Ave North, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Falls Family Fun

There is something for the whole family at Falls Family Fun. Enjoy the indoor playground, craft room with paint projects, arena style VR games, VR chairs and individual VR sessions. Website | 207 Smelter Avenue Northeast, Great Falls, MT [🌟 Top Pick]

Flippin Family Fun

It’s fun for all ages at this indoor trampoline park with 2 dodgeball courts, a dunking court, foam pit, and more. Website | 5501 9th Ave S, Great Falls, MT [🌟 Top Pick]

Chase Your Dreams VR

Dive into a world of VR gaming in downtown Great Falls. They offer over 3,000 sq ft of gaming fun for the entire family. Website | 316 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401

Escape the Falls

A real-life escape room game where you will have 60 minutes to figure out how to solve the mystery and make it out. You will need to find clues, solve puzzles, crack codes, and investigate everything to make it out. Children ages 6-16 allowed with an adult present in the room. Website | 511 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401

Holiday Village Mall

The mall in Great Falls is quite empty these days, but it’s surprisingly a great spot to let young kids run off energy. The indoor play area is fun and unique, and best of all it’s free of charge. Website | 1200 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405

McDonald’s PlayPlaces

Don’t underestimate the McDonald’s PlayPlaces if you need to entertain the kids for a bit. We’ve found all of the locations in Great Falls to be relatively quiet and very clean. It’s also a great free activity. Website | 2000 14th St SW | 1721 10th Ave S | 1710 3rd St NW

2. Indoor Sports & Recreation

Hi-Line Climbing Center

The Hi-Line Climbing Center is a full service climbing gym offering indoor rock climbing for all ages and abilities. They are open daily starting at noon. Website | 608 1st Ave South, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Wheels of Thunder

Fun for all ages with a roller skating rink and new arcade games. Facebook Page | 1609 12th Ave North, Great Falls, MT [🌟 Top Pick]

Broke Axe Throwing

Are you looking for something different to do? Hit the target at this indoor axe throwing range. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Website | 701 River Dr S, Unit 3, Great Falls, MT 59405

Great Falls Ice Plex

The Ice Plex offers hockey leagues and public skating sessions. Note they are closed from mid-May to mid-August. Website | 4001 29th St SW, Great Falls, MT 59404

Golf Simulators

The Golf Room

A great way to introduce kids to golf and fun for the entire family. Some golf simulators also have fun games made for kids. The Golf Room | Molligans | Meadow Lark Country Club


Golden Triangle

They offer movement education through gymnastics, parkour, karate, preschool and more. They host open gyms occasionally around holidays and school breaks. Website | 901 9th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401

Great Falls Gymnastics Academy

They offer recreational and competitive gymnastics, preschool, homeschool P.E., ninja and parkour classes, summer camps, and open gym (aka Pack n’ Play Drop In). Website | 815 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Rock N Chalk 

They offer a wide range of classes, summer camps, and open gym for ages 18 months and up. Website | 900 9th St S, Great Falls, MT 5940


Little’s Lanes

Experience good old-fashioned fun bowling at Little’s Lanes. The large and clean facility is open daily, and includes a snack bar with tons of options. Facebook Page | 517 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Black Eagle Community Center

Enjoy 8 bowling lanes, pool tables, and a patio with a beautiful view at BECC. Open daily with food and drinks available. Facebook Page | 2332 Smelter Ave NE, Black Eagle, MT 59414

3. Arts & Crafts

Brush Crazy

An artistic haven for unique creative exploration and expression. They offer art classes, canvas painting, ceramic pottery, wood signs, pouring art, mosaic art, clay crafting, glass painting, and more. Website | 315 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

The Crafter’s Lounge

It’s a place to learn a new craft or bring a project from home that you want to work on. Check the calendar for upcoming kid’s crafting events. Website | 724 6th St. NW, Great Falls, MT 59404

Home Depot 

In-store workshops are on the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Sign up here | 1500 Market Pl Dr, Great Falls, MT 59404


Great Falls offers a selection of museums the entire family can enjoy. View the full list of museums here

Our top picks for kids:

4. Outdoor Activities

Voyagers Baseball Games (May - September)

Located near the scenic Missouri River and Black Eagle Dam, Voyager Stadium is home to the Great Falls Voyagers. The Voyagers compete in the Pioneer Baseball League, a player development league with players having less tan 3 years of professional experience. The games are a fun experience for the entire family, and they have a kids play area with a play structure and bounce house. Be sure to check out their promotional schedule for unique events planned each season. Website | 1015 25th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Great Falls Farmer’s Market (June - September)

The Great Falls Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1:00pm from the first Saturday of June through the last Saturday of September. With over a hundred vendors every week, there is something for everyone. Website | 2 Park Dr. S, Great Falls, MT 59401 [🌟 Top Pick]

Parks with Play Structures

Parks have been an important part of the Great Falls landscape since its founding. Today the Park and Recreation Department maintains 57 parks across the city. Looking for parks with specific amenities, such as play structures? Search here on the City of Great Falls website.

Our top picks:

  1. Gibson Park
  2. Jaycee Gallatin Park
  3. Lions Park
  4. West Bank Park

Trails, State Parks, & Public Lands

Giant Springs State Park

View our comprehensive guide for Great Falls area trails, state parks, and public lands here. Use the search filters here to find city parks with walking and biking trails.

Our top picks:

  1. Giant Springs State Park
  2. River’s Edge Trail

Looking for local fishing spots? Wadsworth Park has fishing access, in addition to walking and biking trails. Visit Central Montana Tourism Office’s list here.

Pools & Splash Parks

Electric City Water Park

Great Falls' pools and splash parks offer refreshing fun for kids of all ages. The following family-friendly spots are perfect for cooling off and making a splash. Jaycee Pool & Splash Park | Water Tower Swimming Pool & Splash Park | Electric City Water Park | Peak Health & Wellness | Meadow Lark Country Club | Coming Soon: Scheels Aim High Big Sky Aquatic and Recreation Center

Riverside Railyard Skate Park

The 27,000 square foot Riverside Railyard is considered one of the top five skate parks in the Pacific Northwest. Skaters come from all over the western half of the United States to try their skills at the park. The park features a series of bowls, including one with a nine-foot depth, a full pipe, half pipes, a clamshell and a street course with ledges, grind rails, grind boxes and steps. Best of all, it's free for all skateboarders, inline skaters and roller skaters. Website | Located in Riverside Park, 500 River Drive N, Great Falls, MT 59401

Electric City BMX Track at Highland Park

Classes for all ages and skill levels are on offer, from strider classes for the little tykes up to the 80-year and older classes. Website | 1100 21st Ave South, Great Falls, MT 59405

Disc Golf Courses

Visit Warden Park and West Bank Park

Golf Courses

Eagle Falls Golf Club | Hickory Swing Golf Course | Anaconda Hills Golf Course | Meadow Lark Country Club

Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Use the search filters here to find city parks with tennis and pickleball courts.

Basketball Courts

Use the search filters here to find city parks with basketball courts.

We'd love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite activity on this list, or is there a hidden gem we missed? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Instagram.