What’s New: Things to Do for Kids and Families in El Paso | Way of life


Looking for something to keep your kids away from the TV and their cell phones?

The border region has plenty of fun and educational activities to do this fall and winter – and we’ve got you covered with a starter list of things to do and places to go for the whole family.

On a budget? No worries, we’ve also included some reasonably priced (or free!) Activities.

The city’s four water parks – Camp Cohen, Chapoteo, Oasis, and Lost Kingdom – are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 before they close for the season.

The town’s recreation centers, however, remain open year-round (closed on public holidays) with a plethora of activities including sports and fitness, dance and music lessons, and arts and crafts.

Find your nearest leisure center at elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation/recreation-centers.

And don’t forget the city and county parks, including Ascarate Park and the Playa Drain Trail, for walks, bike rides, picnics, playgrounds and more; and hiking trails for all skill levels across the border for a day with Mother Nature.

Visit elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation/parks/trails-and-trailheads for a full listing and maps of trails and trailheads around the city.

(Check with each location before you go as some activities may change.)

Adventure Zone

251 Redd Road

Info: aventurezoneelpaso.com

Mini golf, karting, escape room, bumper boats, arcade.

Barnes & Noble’s Story Time

Participating locations

Info: barnesandnoble.com

Story time on Saturday at participating locations. To free.

Bob O Family Entertainment Center

3851 Constitution

Info: bobosfun.com

Go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, dizzying drums, train, flying banana ride, batting cages, arcade, laser tag.

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad, Fabens

Info: cattlemanssteakhouse.com

@ cattlemans.Steakhouse on Facebook

Children’s zoo, movie sets, snake pit, labyrinth, lake promenade, children’s play area, activities and more.

Cré-Arte Art Studio

7815 Helen of Troy

Info: @ crearte.artstudio on Instagram

Drawing, painting, sculpture lessons.

El Paso farm

1,100 Nuevo Hueco tanks

Info: elpasocornmaze.com

@elpasocornmaze on Instagram, Facebook

Corn maze, pumpkin train, duck races, pedal carts, slides, face painting. Open from October 9 to 31. Dates are subject to change.

El Paso Art Museum

1 Place du Festival des Arts

Info: elpasoartmuseum.org

@ElPasoMuseum of Art on Facebook and Instagram

Exhibitions, art lessons for children, camps and workshops. Free entry.

El Paso History Museum

510 North Santa Fe

Info: epmuseumofhistory.org

@epmuseumofhistory on Facebook and Instagram

Exhibitions, activities. Free entry.

Paintball El Paso

14372 Street of love

Info: elpasopaintball.com

Paintball park with lawns.

El Paso Zoo

4001 E. Paisano

Info: elpasozoo.org

@elpasozoo on Facebook and Instagram

35 acres of animal exhibits, activities / attractions. Holiday events for Halloween, Christmas. Train rides, playground in the trees, endangered species carousel, wildlife amphitheater.

Hueco Tanks State Park

6900 Hueco Tanks Road n ° 1

Info: tpwd.texas.gov

Hiking, rock climbing, sacred desert sanctuary, bird watching, nature study, picnic, stargazing.

Ice skating

4100 E. Paisano

Info: elpasohockey.org

Skating lessons for children.

iFly El Paso

430 Rambla Wine

Info: iflyworld.com/elpaso/

Indoor skydiving for children ages 3 and up

(and adults)

Jumbo Family Fun Center Park

7051 S. Desert Blvd, Canutillo

Inside El Paso Factory Outlets

Info: jumbopark.net

Inflatable amusement park

Jungle Jaks

1700 N. Zaragoza

Info: junglejaksfun.com

@junglejaks on Instagram

Bumper boats, foam factory, karting, toddler town, modeling studio, arts and crafts.

Union Labyrinth

1101 Highway 28, La Union, New Mexico

Info: launionmaze.com

@launionmaze on Facebook, Instagram

Maze, pumpkin, playground, picnic area. The labyrinth is open from Friday to Sunday until November 7

Licon dairy

11951 Glorietta, San Elizario

Info: @licondary on Facebook

Park, mini-farm, fishing pond, pedal boats, fresh cheese of the day.

Little Star City Readers

El Paso Public Library Participating Locations

Info: elpasolibrary.og

Encourages early literacy and the reading of 1,000 books before kindergarten begins. Children’s story time at various locations.

Labyrinth of the Mesilla Valley

3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces

Info: mesillavalleymaze.com

@mesillavalleymaze on Facebook

Over 30 activities included with admission. Corn mazes, escape rooms, flower fields, slides, hamster wheels, hay rides, pumpkin patch, pedal carts, playground, photo areas, picnic areas.

Open Saturdays and Sundays until October 31.

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

4,100 dripping springs, Las Cruces

Info: nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

@NMFRHM on Facebook

@nmfarmranchmuseum on Instagram

47 hectares of breeding, gardens, demonstrations, exhibitions.

Oasis Alleys

1660 N. Zaragoza

Info: oasisandfrankies.com

@oasislanes on Facebook and Instagram

Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, jumping balls, outdoor carnival attractions.

Ozzy Kids Club

Chico Kids Club

Info: eplocomotivefc.com; epchihuahuas.com

Children 12 and under can join clubs affiliated with El Paso Locomotive FC and El Paso Chihuahuas teams with a range of activities and benefits, including meeting the players

Ramirez Pecan Farm

13709 North Loop, Clint

Info: ramirezpecanfarm.com

Ramirez Pecan Farm LLC on Facebook, ramirez_pecan_farm on Instagram

Pumpkin festival in October, picking pecans in December.

Red Door Escape Room

8889 Gateway Boulevard West, Ste. 2800; Fountains of Farah

Info: reddoorescape.com

Escape rooms with puzzles that are difficult to solve as a team. The activity is recommended for children 14 years and older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rocking jump

4585 Ripley, Ste. 5

Info: rockinjump.com

@RockinJump on Facebook, @rockinjump on Instagram

Jumping arena, dodge ball, slam dunk area, climbing walls, ninja course, etc.

Roller Bomb Skating Ring

12320 Lorenzo Ruiz

Info: rollerbombrink.com

@rollerbombskatingrink on Instagram, Facebook

Open skate sessions, birthday parties, school trips, Old School Sundays and more


365 Rambla Wine

Info: topgolf.com/us/elpaso

Golf practice for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a person 21 and over at all times.

Urban Aerial Adventure Park

801 S. Mesa Hills

Info: urbanairtrampolinepark.com

@UrbanAirWestElPaso on Facebook

@urbanairpark on Instagram

Laser tag, sky rider, adventure center, ropes course, climbing walls, bumper cars, trampolines, playground, dodge ball, more.

Western Playland Amusement Park

1249 Furturity, Sunland Park, New Mexico

Info: westernplayland.com

@WesternPlayland on Facebook and Instagram

Rides like roller coasters, merry-go-round, bumper cars, children’s rides, carnival games. Open until October 16.