Guide to Fun Winter Activities for Kids in Bozeman, MT

Looking for winter activities to enjoy with your kids? You've landed on the perfect spot! Dive into our blog for a comprehensive list of kid-friendly winter adventures in and around Bozeman, MT. These activities cater to various age groups, from toddlers to teens.

Outdoor Adventures:

  1. Sledding:

    Experience the thrill of sledding down The Hill at Gallatin County Regional Park, Peet's Hill in Burke Park, or Hyalite Canyon.

  2. Winter Walking:

    Gather the family and enjoy the fresh air and scenic beauty at locations like Cherry River Pond, East Gallatin Recreation Area, Snowfall Recreation Area, Sourdough Creek Nature Trail, and more.

  3. Winter Hikes/Snowshoeing:

    Explore winter trails like Lava Lake, Garnet Mountain, Pioneer Falls, Palisade Falls, and others. For more trail information, click here.

  4. Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding:

    Hit the slopes at Bridger Bowl, Big Sky Resort, or Red Lodge Mountain.

  5. Cross-Country Skiing:

    Enjoy a day in the mountains with family. For rental and trail information, click here.

  6. Ice Skating:

    Glide on ice at various rinks and parks. Rent skates at Chalet Sports or find used pairs at Play It Again Sports or Second Wind Sports.

  7. Ice Fishing:

    Brave the winter weather for ice fishing at locations like Hyalite Reservoir, Bozeman Pond, and more.

  8. Hot Springs:

    Relax in the warmth of Yellowstone Hot Springs, Chico Hot Springs, Norris Hot Springs, or Bozeman Hot Springs.

  9. Yellowstone:

    Explore the magic of Yellowstone with activities like snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, and snowshoeing.

  10. Dog Sledding/Sleigh Rides:

    Experience the beauty of winter landscapes with dog sledding at Lone Mountain Ranch or 320 Ranch.

  11. See Animals:

    Visit exciting locations like Montana Grizzly Encounter, Alpaca Farm Tour, Billings Zoo, and Cowboy Cricket Farm.

Indoor Fun:

  1. Museums:

    Explore dinosaur fossils at the Museum of the Rockies, learn about Gallatin County's history, or engage in STEM labs.

  2. Escape Rooms:

    Test your family's wits at Escape 406 or Bozeman Breakout.

  3. Indoor Sports:

    Stay active at Montana Indoor Sports, Spire Climbing & Fitness, Haynes Pavilion, Lone Mountain Gymnastics and Swim Center, Bozeman Swim Center, and more.

  4. Movie or a Show:

    Enjoy theater, ballet, or cinema at venues like Regal Cinema, The Ellen Theatre, Procrastinator Theater, and more.

  5. Arts and Crafts:

    Unleash creativity with classes at Arts On Fire Pottery, The Emerson Center of Arts, Music Together, Kindred Art, and others.

  6. Volunteer:

    Teach humility by giving back to the community with organizations like Heart of the Valley, Fork & Spoon, Greater Gallatin United Way, and Bozeman Senior Center.

  7. Sweet Treats:

    Indulge in sweet treats at Candy Jar Bozeman, The Chocolate Moose, or sip hot cocoa at Wild Joe's, Treeline Coffee Roasters, and Salted Caramel Cafe.

  8. Arcades:

    Explore classic and virtual reality games at Big Sky Arcadia and 6th Dimension Arcade.

  9. Toy Stores:

    Visit The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company and Giggles: Toys & More for a delightful time.

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

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