You’ll soon discover there’s never a shortage of kid friendly activities and fun things to do when you visit Bend, Oregon this summer. Visitors to Bend with children and young adults have a wide variety of festivals, shows, activities, and other special events to choose from during your stay in our year round active mountain town. In fact, your biggest problem won’t be finding something to do with your kiddos; it will be narrowing down what events, tours and activities to enjoy. Get out and play!

Kid Fun and Tours in Central Oregon

#1 Helicopter Flight Over Bend and Lava Lands – With stunning snow-capped Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our helicopter pilots will take you and your friends on a scenic helicopter tour of Bend, Oregon “Beertown USA.” You’ll be thrilled by the iconic stacks of Bend’s Old Mill District, our all new Deschutes River Water Park, and other sights. On this scenic helicopter tour you’ll fly to our local lava flows at Lava Lands State Park a National Volcanic Monument where you’ll experience scenic views of over one million acres of pristine wild lands.

#2 SHARC Up Your Day – Ride down a lazy river, splash in a zero-entry baby pool or play in the sand at Sunriver’s SHARC complex. But get there early — poolside seats go fast, and shade can be hard to come by call and book early.

#3 Bikes, eBikes and More  – Cycle along Bend’s beautiful paths next to the Deschutes River, renting from outfitters like Let It Ride Electric Bikes, or Wheel Fun Rentals, which offer trailers, trail-a-bikes/tag-a-longs or kid-sized bikes. Life Cycle Bikes includes delivery of adult or kid bikes to your hotel.

#4 Big Water Thrills – Ride the rapids or float serenely on a multi-day river adventure with Ouzel Outfitters River Trips (kids must be over 50 lbs) or Sun Country Tours.

#5 Rain Delay in Bend – In case of rain, or bad weather catch a cheap movie and a slice of pie at McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School, a quaint school converted to a quaint hotel/brewery/theater.