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Best Things To Do With Grandchildren In Phoenix

Grandparents and grandchildren walking outdoors

Phoenix is the ultimate retirement destination for seniors seeking a rewarding lifestyle with year-round warm weather. Whether you live here full-time or are a seasonal snowbird, there are endless activities, especially to keep grandchildren entertained. Below is a list of our favorite things to do in Phoenix for kids of all ages. We hope this article inspires you to start planning your next amazing outing and adventure with your grandchildren and the family. 

If you are looking for senior living in Phoenix, don’t hesitate to contact Immanuel Campus of Care today. Our community is conveniently located in Peoria, just off Route 101 and Route 60. We have proudly provided assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, and mental health services since 1998. Schedule a tour with us today and learn why we have been a leader in senior care for over 25 years. 

Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is home to over 1,400 animals from over 200 different species, making it one of the most exciting and diverse zoos in the United States. You and your grandchildren can explore the zoo’s habitats and observe everything from African lions, giraffes, zebras, and elephants. The zoo also offers activities and educational programs for children of all ages, so you can’t go wrong if you have a wide range of ages in the family to keep entertained. Be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water, as a long day in the sun can leave you sunburnt and dehydrated if you are not careful. 

The Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden has a vast array of flora, including over 50,000 plants and over 400 species of cacti and succulents. The Desert Botanical Garden also features a variety of educational family programs as well as many special events throughout the year, which is perfect for the little ones. After an hour or two of walking the gardens, take a lunch break at the Patio Cafe or fine dining at Gertrude’s. Offering a very appealing desert landscape with beautiful scenery makes the Desert Botanical Garden an enjoyable experience for the grandchildren to share with their grandparents.

Phoenix Suns Basketball Game 

As home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Talking Stick Arena is an iconic venue located in downtown Phoenix. Open since 1992, it serves as a hub for entertainment and sporting events. Providing an exciting atmosphere to catch a basketball game, the Phoenix Suns are one of the most exciting entertainment in Maricopa County. Talking Stick Arena also has a number of other shows and concerts to keep the little ones entertained all year long, so check the calendar for any upcoming events that might interest you.

Arizona Diamondbacks

With a dome-style baseball atmosphere, Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks professional baseball team. The weather can get pretty toasty during spring and summer; however, Chase Field’s retractable roof gives a one-of-a-kind experience at the ballgame that the grandchildren will surely enjoy. Get the little ones a hot dog, peanuts, and a soda while watching the game. Many kid-friendly activities are also provided on the concourses—a memorable way to spend the day at the ballpark with the grandchildren.  

Play A Round Of Golf

Phoenix’s dry and mild climate, with sunny days and warm weather year-round, provides golf lovers with a golf haven and a variety of spectacular, world-renowned golf courses to choose from. From championship courses to executive nine-hole courses, there are plenty of options for all levels of players. Take the grandchildren to swing the links at one of many remarkable Phoenix courses, where everyone can play and get a little sun. We recommend one of the many miniature putt-putt golf courses for little ones under five years old. 

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

There are days throughout the summer when it’s just too dang hot to get outside. A great option to stay cool from the beating sun is to take the little ones to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, there are three floors of interactive exhibits and fun zones to keep the little ones

entertained and bustling with joy. Children under the age of 1 can enter for free, and there is a discount for seniors. Don’t miss out on the fun at this fantastic museum!


Above are just a handful of recommended activities for kiddos in the greater Phoenix area. We hope this article gets you online and purchasing tickets for your next amazing experience with your grandchildren. If you are looking for a senior living in Phoenix, please contact Immanuel Campus of Care to schedule a tour of our wonderful community. We are looking forward to meeting you!