Look for the Best Family-friendly Activities Close to You

Nothing is more essential than spending time with your family. For parents, finding something entertaining for the whole family is a priority. You want to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time regardless of what you do, even if at times finding the right activity can be difficult.

Fortunately, you're never far from some of the most exciting events in your community at Liv. You'll discover something that everyone will enjoy no matter where you live. Here are some of the greatest kid-friendly events and activities near your home.

Liv Avenida - Chandler, AZ

Chandler is a great destination for families with kids of all ages, as it offers a wide array of family-friendly activities and events throughout the year. The Crayola Experience is one of the most prominent features of the city. The Crayola Experience is one of five similar attractions in the United States. Families may make melted wax spin art, star in their own coloring books, customize crayons, and so much more using this hands-on experience. It's a fantastic chance to get creative and express oneself.

The Chandler Center for the Arts is a performing arts center that provides entertainment from around the world. Families may attend live performances and enjoy the performances of music troupes, magicians, and ballerinas. Exposing your kids to the arts is an excellent method to broaden their horizons and encourage their own creativity while teaching them something new.

Chandler has several family-friendly museums. Each year, the Chandler Museum presents six to eight shows featuring both in-house and international traveling exhibits. There's also plenty of local history to discover. Families can visit the Arizona Railway Museum, learn about the area's agricultural origins at Tumbleweed Ranch, or view public art exhibits while walking around Downtown Chandler.

Liv North Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ

The beautiful parks in Scottsdale are one of the city's finest features. The metropolis has hundreds of kilometers of hiking and multi-use routes, many of which are free for families to enjoy. Explore the natural landscapes with your children, you may enjoy the beautiful sights, study the local flora, and even watch for animals in their natural environment!

With the OdySea Aquarium, families in Scottsdale can learn more about what lies beneath the ocean. The Southwest's biggest aquarium takes you on an incredible journey through the world's rivers and oceans at Arizona Boardwalk. You'll see a variety of sea-dwelling animals during your trip around the world's first revolving aquarium.

That isn't all you'll find at the Arizona Boardwalk. Families can learn about dinosaurs and watch some detailed animatronic dinos roaming the floor, dig for fossils, and watch live shows at Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs. Butterfly Wonderland is another option to visit. Is the biggest butterfly conservatory in the US and a wonderful opportunity to experience the rainforest.

If you're seeking a place to visit without admission fees, there are still many alternatives. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is open on Thursdays (or Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 9 PM). Alternatively, you may attend a local family-friendly event like the Family Fun Action and Adventure Festival.

Liv Crossroads and Liv Northgate - Gilbert, AZ

There are several family-friendly activities in Gilbert each year, such as Gilbert Days. The community celebration includes the Gilbert Days Parade, a half-marathon and 10K, and a rodeo. In 2021, a music festival was also part of the festivities. Gilbert Family Nights are another great way for residents to get out and enjoy their neighborhood. The events, which take place on certain Friday evenings throughout the year, have a variety of themes. For an additional charge, you may upgrade to VIP seats.

Families can go to Agritopia, an 11-acre urban farm with a community garden, onsite eateries, and seasonal U-picks. Free farm visits are held every second Wednesday of the month. The tour will take you on a journey through the history of the farm, as well as what is currently being cultivated. It's a fantastic chance for kids (and adults) to learn about where food comes from and how it's produced.

Mother Nature's Farm is located in Gilbert. Every October, the farm builds an adventure maze, opens its pumpkin patch, and offers hayrides. The farm holds its annual snow day in December, when families may enjoy real snow along with games and Santa.

Liv Ahwatukee - Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is home to a plethora of family-friendly activities and events, ensuring that children of all sizes and ages are active and entertained. For those who let their curiosity guide them, there's the Children's Museum of Phoenix, which has more than 300 play experiences that encourage kids to explore their creative abilities. The Arizona Science Center, which includes the IMAX theater and planetarium, is a popular destination for families in Phoenix. The Arizona Museum of Natural History covers Earth's history from 4.5 billion years ago to the present day.

Check out the Great Arizona Puppet Theater for some family-friendly fun. You may see some classic children's tales acted out by some fantastic puppeteers here. You may even download your chosen play's study guide ahead of time. They include information on the plot as well as suggested activities to do with your kids.

Liv Arbors - Traverse City, MI

Traverse City is recognized as the four-season playground, with substantial weather variations throughout the year. Families can anticipate enjoying a variety of entertaining kid-friendly activities and events whatever season it may be.  The entire community comes together every year to celebrate, with family favorites like the Downtown Art Walk in the spring and the National Cherry Festival in the summer. Dress up and participate in the Downtown Halloween Walk in the fall. In December, you may join in with all of the Christmas activities by watching Santa's arrival at The Light Parade.

Traverse City also has a variety of attractions suited for families, including the Dennos Museum Center for Kids Activities at Northwestern Michigan University. The museum, which features permanent and temporary exhibits, allows you and your family to enjoy the visual arts, performing arts, and science.

Find Events and Activities Right Where You Liv

Sometimes, the greatest family-friendly events are those that happen right in your own neighborhood. All of our Liv communities provide families with a variety of activities that everyone can enjoy. Families may participate in movie screenings, food truck gatherings, pancake breakfasts and brunches, and more. Check your property’s calendar to see what’s scheduled for the month. There is always something new!

Don't Travel Far to Find Events the Whole Family Can Enjoy

When you have kids, you want quick and easy access to family-friendly events and activities. At all of our apartment communities, you'll never be far from something enjoyable. You and your family will be able to discover something amusing to do every day of the year, from family favorites like museums to annual local festivals. Life never gets dull when you live at Liv.

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