Looking for some fun and exciting activities to do with kids this winter? You've come to the right place! Read the blog below for an extensive list of kid friendly winter activities in and around Bozeman, MT.

*Activities listed below are suitable for different ages ranging from toddlers to teens.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Sledding - Let your kids run wild and feel a rush of adrenaline by sledding down The Hill at Gallatin County Regional Park, Peet's Hill in Burke Park, or in Hyalite Canyon.

Winter Walking - Grab the whole family and enjoy fresh air and soak in the beautiful scenery which surrounds us. Some of our favorite locations are; Cherry River Pond, East Gallatin Recreation Area, Snowfill Recreation Area, Sourdough Creek Nature Trail, Galligator Trail, Peet's Hill, Triple Tree Trail, Gallatin Regional Park, Sourdough Canyon Trail, and the Bozeman Pond.

Winter Hikes/Snowshoeing - Grab the snowshoes, pack a lunch, and hit the trails! A couple of our favorite winter hikes are; Lava Lake, Garnet Mountain, Pioneer Falls,Palisade Falls, Sypes Canyon, Drinking Horse, Leverich Canyon, Grotto Falls, Blackmore Lake/Peak, History Rock, and Ousel Falls. For more trail information, CLICK HERE

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding - With so many ski resorts close by, you can guarantee to catch us on the slopes! Whatever mountain you chose, we know you’ll have fun! Interested in shredding down multiple mountains for a discount? Look into the Multi-Mountain Pass!!
Bridger Bowl 
Big Sky Resort 
Red Lodge Mountain 

Cross Country Skiing - Enjoy a day with the whole family in the mountains enjoying nature. For information on where to rent or purchase skis and what trails to hit, CLICK HERE.

Ice Skating - Our winter activities guide wouldn’t be complete without ice skating! For a list of ice skating rinks and parks, CLICK HERE. Rent skates at Chalet Sports or purchase a used pair at Play It Again Sports or Second Wind Sports.

Ice Fishing - The winter weather doesn’t stop us from fishing! Haven’t been ice fishing before? Don’t fret, Bozeman is littered with fishing shops all staffed with experienced anglers willing to help you and the kids. Some of our top ice fishing locations are; Hyalite Reservoir, Bozeman Pond, East Gallatin Recreation Area, Canyon Ferry, and Hebgen Lake.

Hot Springs - Bozeman is conveniently close to multiple hot springs, relaxation is only a short drive away! While the outside temperatures may drop drastically, all you have to do is head to one of the many hot springs and you’ll be warm in no time. Regardless of which hot spring you settle on, jump in, sit back, and relax! 
Yellowstone Hot Springs 
Chico Hot Springs 
Norris Hot Springs 
Bozeman Hot Springs 

Yellowstone - There is so much beauty in Yellowstone, and something about the snow covered ground makes everything more magical. Enjoy snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing, tours and more! Be sure to see what entrances are open beforehand to best plan your Yellowstone adventure. For more activity information, CLICK HERE.

Dog Sledding/Sleigh Rides - Glide across snow-covered landscapes while being hitched up to a team of canines. Don’t want to be tied up with the dogs? Hop in a sleigh instead and have beautiful horses guide your family through our winter wonderland. 
Lone Mountain Ranch 
320 Ranch 

See Animals - We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife here in Montana, but if you're looking for something a little different, spend time at any of these exciting locations!
Montana Grizzly Encounter
Alpaca Farm Tour
Billings Zoo
 (indoor)
Cowboy Cricket Farm
 (indoor)

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Museums - Take the kids to view one of the best collections of dinosaur fossils in the country, learn together about the history of Gallatin County, or sign them up for a STEM lab. Regardless, your kids will thank you!
Museum of the Rockies 
Montana Science Center 
Gallatin History Museum 
Bozeman Art Museum 

Escape Rooms - Gather the family and head to one of these amazing Escape Rooms to test your wits against the clock! Work together to solve the puzzle and accomplish your tasks before time runs out. 
Escape 406 
Bozeman Breakout  

Indoor Sports - Encourage an active lifestyle at any of these locations. Perfect activities for days your kids need to let out some energy but want to avoid the chilly weather.
Montana Indoor Sports 
Spire Climbing & Fitness 
Hockey at Haynes Pavilion 
Lone Mountain Gymnastics and Swim Center
Bozeman Swim Center
Wavefront Aquatics
Ice Skating at Haynes Pavilion
Laser Tag at Laserdash
Bowling at The Bozeman Bowl
Jump Time Bozeman
Zero In Shooting Range
Extreme Performance Archery
YMCA Programs For All Ages
Dancing Classes at Tanya's Dance Co., Bozeman Dance Academy, The Dance CenterMountain Air Dance
Karate/MMA with Montana MMAGallatin Valley Martial ArtsBozeman Karate, Cunningham's Martial Arts, Kim's Tarkwondo School of Montana

Movie or a Show - Whether you're looking for theater, ballet, or a cinema, between these venues there is a show suitable for all ages!
Regal Cinema
The Ellen Theatre 
Procrastinator Theater
Montana Ballet Company
Bozeman Symphony

Arts and Crafts - Have your kiddos challenge their creative side by visiting one or all of these businesses. Most offer single classes or multi-week classes based on age.
Arts On Fire Pottery
The Emerson Center of Arts 
Music Classes at Music Together
Drawing and Painting Classes at Kindred Art 
Cooking Classes with Olivelle
Michael's Craft
Bozeman Library 

Volunteer - Teach humility by giving back to the community and volunteering with a local non profit. 
Junior Program at Heart of the Valley
Fork & Spoon 
Greater Gallatin United Way 
Bozeman Senior Center 

Sweet Treats - Everyone enjoys a delicious treat now and again, visit any of these locations to satisfy your little one's sweet tooth.
Candy Jar Bozeman
The Chocolate Moose
Grab hot cocoa or tea at Wild Joe's, Treeline Coffee Roasters, Townshend's Teahouse, Salted Caramel Cafe

Arcades - Feed your child's imagination by exploring classic arcade games and virtual reality games.
Big Sky Arcadia 
6th Dimension Arcade 

Toy Stores - You can't go wrong spending time in a toy store, the only dilemma will be leaving without buying one of everything. 
The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company 

Giggles: Toys & More

Whichever activity you and the kids decide on - adventure awaits!

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