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Top Spring Activities To Do in Boise with Kids (2024)

As warm weather starts to fill our forecast and flowers start to bloom, it's time to shake off the winter blues and embrace all the wonderful outdoor activities that Boise has to offer our families. Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or just passing through the Treasure Valley - GOOD NEWS! Boise With Kids has you covered with the ultimate guide to the top spring activities and fun in and around Boise, Idaho with kids! 

Register for Summer Camps/Activities:

While spring is just beginning, it's never too early to start planning for summer. It's actually almost too late! Many organizations in the Boise area offer exciting summer camps for kids of all ages, from sports to arts and crafts to outdoor adventures. Check out Boise With Kids's Summer Camp Guide for our top recommendations. There's all kinds of fun things to get your kids involved in and give you a mini vacation! ;)

Explore Julia Davis Park:

Julia Davis Park is a gem in the heart of Boise, offering a plethora of family-friendly attractions. Next door to Zoo Boise, the Discovery Center of Idaho, the Idaho State Museum, and the Boise Art Museum, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Spend a day exploring the exhibits, marveling at wildlife, and immersing yourselves in art and history. (Mark your calendar for Treefort Music Fest which is held in the park every Spring - usually during/near Spring Break!)

a black and white photo of a family on three bikes in a row with trees behind them
Boise River Greenbelt Family Bike Ride (Photo: Atlantah Flora)

Wander the Boise River Greenbelt:

Hands-down the Boise River Greenbelt is one of the best places to explore in the Spring! Take advantage of the mild spring weather by strolling or biking along the Greenbelt. This scenic pathway stretches for miiiiiiiiles, offering beautiful views of the river, lush greenery, and wildlife. Don't know where to start? Read our blog titled, "The Best Spots on the Boise River Greenbelt for Families" here. We love starting at or near Quinn's Pond, Push & Pour in Garden City or the Riverside Hotel. The Greenbelt is truly one of the best ways to explore our beloved Boise!

Downtown Boise Adventures:

Downtown Boise is buzzing with energy in the spring, making it the perfect destination for a family outing. Be sure to embark on the Boise With Kids interactive scavenger hunt in Freak Alley, where vibrant murals and street art await discovery. It's the perfect way to engage the kids! Afterwards, explore the various local businesses, treat yourselves to delicious local eats, and soak up the lively atmosphere - especially during Downtown Boise's First Thursday events!

People walking down an alley with graffiti walls. Green with white outlined letters across saying Freak Alley Scavenger Hunt
Download our Freak Alley Scavenger Hunt!

Visit Idaho Botanical Gardens:

Step into a world of natural beauty at the Idaho Botanical Gardens, where colorful blooms and fragrant blossoms abound. Wander through themed gardens, participate in educational programs, and let the kids run wild in the Children's Adventure Garden. Don't forget to check the calendar for special events and workshops happening throughout the spring!

Shop Local Farmers Markets:

Support local farmers and artisans while enjoying a fun-filled day at one of the Treasure Valley's many farmers markets. From the bustling Boise Farmers Market to the vibrant Capital City Public Market to the quaint Nampa Farmers Market, you'll find fresh produce, handmade goods, and lively entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our list of Treasure Valley Farmers Markets here. (Note that dates and times may have changed.)

Pack Your Picnic and Explore Our City Parks:

For a day of outdoor adventure, head to Ann Morrison Park for picnicking, playgrounds, and scenic views of the Boise skyline. We love how this big park comes alive during this magical time of year! Take a bike ride down the Greenbelt with the fam, hop off at the park and enjoy the fresh air as you watch people play frisbee and soccer, have BBQs and picnics, throw up their hammocks and walk their dogs. Want to visit a park closer to you? With SO many incredible parks scattered across the Treasure Valley there's no shortage of green spaces to explore and enjoy. From sprawling fields to playgrounds to splash pads, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy. Want to get the deets on our TOP 20?! Download it here!

Take a Hike:

It's officially "hiking season" and the trails are calling our name! Be sure to hike the popular Table Rock trail before it gets too hot out. You'll find a variety of awesome, kid-friendly hikes up near Bogus Basin, across the foothills and at the Military Reserve. Just search "Trail" in the Boise With Kids website search bar and you'll find all kinds of great family-friendly recommendations from our friend Hollly of All Weather Adventuring!

Indoor Family Fun:

We all know Spring can be finicky and it's not all sunshine and rainbows outside. We've got plenty of great ideas for taking the fun INSIDE! Have a family night at Wahooz Family Fun Zone in Meridian, Pojos Family Fun Center in Boise or Big Al's at the Village! Looking for an indoor playground or play place? We've got a great roundup of them here.

Spring can be such a magical time in the "City of Trees" and there's no shortage of family activities to enjoy. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors, immersing yourselves in art and culture, or indulging in delicious local fare from food trucks, there's something for all of your family members to enjoy. Be sure to regularly check our FREE Family Friendly Events Calendar! It's a great place to find a free kids event and get inspiration for your next family adventure! And subscribe to our FREE weekly roundup newsletter!You'll always be in the know and never miss out again!


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