Family Fun

Snowplay at Paradise

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...
Rusty Plow

Rusty Plow | You Pick Berries

The Rusty Plow is a small farm that offers visitors a "you-pick" blueberry experience during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...

Oak Creek Elk Feeding Area

At the Oak Creek Wildlife Area, observe the supplemental winter feeding of the Yakima elk herd – up to 1,200 animals, including 90 branched-antlered bulls.  ...
At the Summit of the Alta Vista Trail © Carrie Uffindell

48 Hours With the Family at Paradise

Families craving a two-day getaway around Mt. Rainier can head to Paradise, located on the mountain’s southern flank in Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the oldest and most dramatic areas in the park... ...
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Kids’ Trek at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

At Northwest Trek, discover Kids' Trek - one of the largest outdoor playgrounds in Washington. Unlike any play area in the Puget Sound region, it is designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage exploration and immerse kids in the world around them in a fun way.  ...
Wildflowers

New Visit Rainier SUMMER Vacation Planners

The new Visit Rainier 2018 Summer Vacation Planners are available now, download your free copy today. With information on lodging, dining, and activities these resources will help you plan an epic summer vacation! ...

Walk the Nature Trails

Mount Rainier National Park started a Junior Ranger Program in 2010, offering guided kid-friendly tours of the mountain from Sunrise and Paradise.  ...
Mt Rainier Railroad Fall Colors Courtesy Allen's Photographic

Ride the Mt. Rainier Railroad

There isn’t a child on the planet who doesn’t like trains. They’re loud, strong, and kids aren’t tied down to a seatbelt when they ride one.  ...

Ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola

Crystal Mountain Resort offers families great kid-friendly summer activities, from camping to hiking to riding the new Mt. Rainier Gondola. Completed in January 2011 and open year-round, the gondola will whisk you and your family 2,456 vertical feet, up to the 6,872 ft. summit of Crystal ...
Snowplay

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...

Cutting the Family Christmas Tree

Cutting the Family Christmas Tree, driving to the hills to pick out our family Christmas tree is all part of our holiday experience. ...

A Day at Paradise with the Family

Families craving a two-day getaway around Mt. Rainier can head to Paradise, located on the mountain’s southern flank in Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the oldest and most dramatic areas in the park... ...

Family Fun: Crystal Mt. & Sunrise

For a fun, family-friendly adventure on the quieter eastern flank of Mt. Rainier, you and the kids can pack up and head to Crystal Mountain and Sunrise.  ...

A Visit to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, located six miles north of Eatonville, Washington, offers families a fun yet intimate experience. Open year round, the park’s 725 acres are home to over 200 animals, all native to the Pacific Northwest. ...

A Family Day Spent at Paradise

In winter, the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center in Mt. Rainier National Park offers many great family-friendly activities, from ...

A Visit to the Oak Creek Elk Feeding Area

Every day from mid-December to early March visitors can drop by the feeding area to watch hundreds of Rocky Mountain Elk during the supplemental winter feeding program. ...