Chandler experiences in excess of 330 days of sun every year, so you will not have to worry about bad weather limiting your time at one of the area’s 60 parks. This includes Playtopia at Tumbleweed Park, which is one of the biggest playgrounds in the entire region. It offers 2.5 acres of slides and bridges and structures your children can climb over. Stratum Laser Tag offers a fun indoor adventure with their multi-level area.
Another great park to visit is Veterans Oasis Park, where you can take walks around the lake and watch the birds that gather there. You can also take a self-guided tour through the Chandler Solar System Walk.
On some days you might rather stay indoors, and Chandler has a number of air-conditioned family-fun centers that are tailor-made for entertaining your kids. This includes Makutua’s Island and Giggles. Other great places to visit with the kids are Bounce-A-Rama, which is an amusement center with arcade games and inflatable structures, and Jumpstreet, which provides large trampolines for your kids to play on.
Other family-fun centers in the area to consider are Xtreme Air, which has two locations in the city, and both the Gravity Extreme Zone and Kids That Rip.
For those who like water sports, Chandler has a number of aquatic centers and splash pads that are the perfect places to cool you and your family on a hot day.
Chandler also provides lots of opportunities for those who enjoy the arts. The Chandler Center for the Arts offers many forms of entertainment throughout the year. This includes music and magic as well as ballet and other forms of dance, all performed by leading regional, national and international acts. The center also offers special yearly events, too.
One of the more interesting and unique attractions in the city is Escape Chandler. There they put you and your family into a room, and to escape you must work together as a team to find clues and solve puzzles. It is a live-action adventure game that is not only lots of fun but will also bring your family closer.
Finally, Chandler is only a short distance from Phoenix and from all the city has to offer. This includes the acclaimed Phoenix Zoo, which was specifically designed to help children connect with nature.