Just For Kids

True -- we're all kids for life, but being a kid in Sun Valley means that the best playground in the world is at your back door. From terrain parks on Dollar Mountain to mountain biking and adventure camps for summer fun, to classes at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Enivironmental Resource Center, to picking seven different types of raspberries at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden -- being a kid is just better here.

When making plans for your next family vacation, consider some of the activities available for your children listed below. With choices ranging from outdoor activities, theater and live performances, art exhibits and classes, to tours of gardens and river walks, children of all ages can stay active and entertained!

 

Things To Do

  • Blaine County Rec District BCRD

    Founded in 1976, the BCRD is a non-profit recreation organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Blaine County through healthy, active recreation. We strive to make...

  • Boulder Mountain Clayworks

    Boulder Mountain Clayworks, nestled in Sun Valley, Idaho, is located within easy walking distance of Ketchum and has a view of Baldy Ski Mountain from the glaze room.

  • Christina Potter's Ice Rink

    Christina Potter's Ice Rink

    Every winter, Ketchum's Parks and Recreation Department builds and maintains one of the largest non-refrigerated ice rinks in the Northwest.  Skates, helmets, pucks and sticks are all available at no...

  • Learn about nature by getting out in it!

    Environmental Resource Center

    Welcome to summer at the Environmental Resource Center (ERC)!

  • Footlight Dance Centre

    Footlight Dance Centre was founded in 1984. A professional conservatory environment for dance instruction in the Wood River Valley. Our mission is to expose children to the best possible dance...

  • Galena Stage Stop Corrals

    Here at Galena Stage Stop Corral we pride ourselves in our great customer service, gentle horses, knowledgeable guides, and unique memory making events. Have you ever ridden a horse to a high...

  • Unique pressed flower art from one local artist

    Ketchum Arts Festival

    Now in our 15th season of celebrating local arts, Ketchum Arts Festival is also proud that the festival is run entirely by local artists.   Ketchum Arts Festival is all about local art, music and...

  • Creative Movement for Kids

    Mindful Movement for Kids

    Mindful Movement for Kids every Thursday and Saturday at Studio Move

  • Redfish Lake Corrals

    Our horseback rides are a great way for many travelers to access the backcountry when time does not allow for a longer trip. From horseback you will get to see spectacular views of high mountain...

  • Sun Valley Rafting in Stanley Idaho

    Sawtooth Adventure Company - 1-Day Family Rafting

    Sawtooth Adventure Company is ranked the #1 "Thing to do in Idaho"  by Tripadvisor.com.  You can't visit Idaho (aka...the whitewater state) without taking a raft trip.   Join us to experience world-...

  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden

    Sawtooth Botanical Garden is a community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude. The Garden connects people to the region's unique beauty and fosters...

  • Sawtooth Mountain Guides

    Sawtooth Mountain Guides is the premiere year-round mountain guide service in the Sun Valley/Stanley area. Looking to get outside on your vacation? Give us a call! Our trained, professional, and fun...

  • Sleigh Rides

    Nothing says winter fun like a cozy sleigh ride through the snow. Sun Valley offers half-hour tour of the scenic area between the Sun Valley Inn and Trail Creek Cabin – known as the Trail Creek Golf...

  • St. Thomas Playhouse

    St. Thomas Playhouse is celebrating our 12th Season in 2013 and is proud to have become one of the Wood River Valley’s most popular community theater organizations. We are sincerely grateful to our...

  • Sun Valley Ballet School

    Each year, between 120 and 140 enthusiastic dance students will receive dance education and performance opportunities through The Sun Valley Ballet School (SVBS). The students participate in up to...

  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts Museum

    Sun Valley Center for the Arts

    Founded in 1971, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is the oldest arts organization in central Idaho's Wood River Valley. The Center has grown from a few people presenting classes and events to an...

  • SVFSC Junior Members

    Sun Valley Figure Skating Club

     Against the beautiful backdrop of the Sun Valley Lodge, the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club helps to assure that Sun Valley will long be home to world- class figure skating.  The club takes pride in...

  • Mountain bike guide service provided by Sun Valley Trekking.

    Sun Valley Trekking

    Based in Idaho's Wood River Valley, SUN VALLEY TREKKING has been providing guests with mountain stoke since 1982.  Their purpose is to sustain the human spirit through adventure and exploration.

  • The Community Library

    The Community Library, along with its Gold Mine stores and Regional History Museum, is committed to bringing information, ideas and individuals together to enhance the cultural life of the...

  • Family Rafting Adventures

    The River Company - Family Rafting

    Why go rafting? The better question is, "Why wouldn't you?" For visitors to Sun Valley, Idaho rafting the Salmon River is an opportunity of a lifetime you'll regret passing up. Idaho is known as "The...

  • Family Rafting Trips

    White Cloud Rafting Adventures

    Venture a short drive north of Sun Valley to Stanley, Idaho and experience a river trip that will make your Idaho vacation. White Cloud Rafting Adventures offers family-rafting and kayaking trips on...

  • Sunbeam Dam Rapid with White Otter

    White Otter Outdoor Adventures

    Voted the Valley’s Best in 2011!  Join White Otter for an unforgettable day of whitewater rafting, kayaking or float fishing on the spectacular Salmon River. 

  • WINTER FISHING

    Winter Guided Fly-Fishing trips with Lost River

    LOST RIVER OUTFITTERS' WINTER GUIDE TRIPS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK BY APPOINTMENT   INCLUDES EQUIPMENT AND FLIES.  SKI IN THE MORNING AND FISH IN THE AFTERNOON! WE'LL COME AND GET YOU AT THE BOTTOM OF...

  • Wood River YMCA

    Welcome to the Wood River Community YMCA!  A place to learn. A place to grow. A place where the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are first and foremost in everything we do.  ...

Services

  • Camp Rainbow Gold

    Experience the magic of what happens when people come together to create emotionally empowering experiences for Idaho children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Camp Rainbow Gold is an...

  • Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley

    Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old (3rd-8th grade). The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-...

Events

  • Charlotte's Web

    Date: May 2
    Time: 7:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:00pm

    The nexStage Theatre in Ketchum will be presenting a new production of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical” this May 2nd through 4th as their Theatre for Young Audiences production for 2014.  This...

  • Charlotte's Web

    Date: May 2
    Time: 7:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:00pm

    The nexStage Theatre in Ketchum will be presenting a new production of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical” this May 2nd through 4th as their Theatre for Young Audiences production for 2014.  This...

  • Charlotte's Web

    Date: May 2
    Time: 7:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:00pm

    The nexStage Theatre in Ketchum will be presenting a new production of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical” this May 2nd through 4th as their Theatre for Young Audiences production for 2014.  This...

  • ERC's EcoCamp: Lift Off/The Science of Flight. Day Camp at BCRD

    Date: December 31
    Time: 9:00pm to 4:00pm

    Join the ERC for our exciting 2014 series of summer day EcoCamps! Our day camps at the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) are for rising 2nd-6th graders.  In these camps, students will spend...

  • ERC's EcoCamp: Secrets of Underwater Life. Day Camp at BCRD

    Date: December 31
    Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Prepare to get wet and explore our river ecosystems when you join the ERC for this exciting summer Day EcoCamp! Our day camps at the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) are for rising 2nd-6th...

  • ERC's EcoCamp:Night Stalkers, Day Risers. Day Camp at BCRD

    Date: December 31
    Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Explore nocturnal and diurnal animal behavior when you join the ERC for our exciting summer Day EcoCamps! Our day camps at the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) are for rising 2nd-6th graders...

  • ERC's Environmental Outdoor Leadership Overnight Camp: Mountain Survival

    Date: December 31
    Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Adventure outside to build backcountry and naturalist survival skills when you join the ERC’s Environmental Outdoor Leadership (EOL) overnight camp,  for rising 7th- 9th graders.  These EOL camps are...

  • ERC's Environmental Outdoor Leadership Overnight Camp: Sense of Place: Discovering Our Alpine Ecosystem

    Date: December 31
    Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Sharpen outdoor skills while explloring how we impact our beautiful mountain landscape when you join the ERC’s Environmental Outdoor Leadership (EOL) overnight camp,  for rising 7th- 9th graders. ...

  • Galena Summer Camp

    Date: December 31
    Time: (All day)

    Galena Youth Adventure Camp 2014 Ages. 7-11 * Full day * Week Long Kids week 2014 Ages 6-8 * 1/2 Day * week Long 9am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday Summer outdoor adventure camps at Galena Lodge....

  • Mindful Movement for Kids

    Date: December 31
    Time: (All day)

    New Spring 8 week session starting March 29th.

  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden's Bug Zoo Festival

    Date: December 31
    Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Bug Zoo Cocktail Party - Friday, April 25th from 5-7 pm Bring your thorax (and a friend!) for a casual afternoon of cocktails, snacks, and heebie jeebies at The Sawtooth Botanical Garden to celebrate...

Dining & Shopping

  • The Toy Store

    An unusual mix of toy products make shopping in The Toy Store an experience you'll never forget. You can find everything from classic toys to the latest fads. A unique selection of toys, games,...