It’s that time of year again when parents start worrying about how in the world they will keep their kids active when school is out. To help you get a head start planning your child’s summer vacation, here is a list of places to go and things to do with kids in Amman and surrounding cities.
The Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum Jordan is a non-profit educational organization, spread over 8000 m2 of more than 180 indoor and outdoor permanent interactive exhibits and educational spaces such as the Library, the Art Studio, the Tinker Lab and the Secret Garden. The Museum offers year-round educational programs, celebrations, shows, and camps for 1-12-year-old children.
Haya Cultural Center
A safe space for children to uncover their artistic potential and achieve personal growth through quality, structured and deliberate arts education and cultural programs. It also has an attached park with play structures, that according to one mom, is the cleanest and best-maintained park in Amman!
Zaha Cultural Center
Excellent programs and activities to develop children’s ability for innovation, imagination, and creativity. They strive to provide the best teachers and facilities in order to achieve a foundation of equal opportunities for all children in the Kingdom.
Creative Art Center
CAC offers Art, Pottery, Sculpting, Drawing, Wheel throwing, Clay hand building, Painting classes and more.
Location: 8th Circle
Escape the Room
Escape the room is the first live escape game in Jordan. Fun, entertaining and challenging activities which you can enjoy with your family.
Gravity Amman™ is Amman’s first indoor trampoline park with over 1400 square meters of jumping fun! Bounce around on over 100 interconnected trampolines in the free jump zone, jump into foam pits, jump high and slam dunk on the trampoline basketball court, jump high and land on giant airbags, navigate through the extreme rope challenge or have a game of dodgeball with friends.
Location: Mecca Mall
There are two horseback riding arenas off Airport Road.
Locations: Airport Road
Arabian Horse Club (called Nadi Al Jawad)
For other horseback riding venues in and around Amman click here.
The Forest Park
Outdoor park with many different activities like hiking, ATVs, horseback riding, ziplining, bicycles, rock climbing, trampolines, bouncy castles, bubble football, ropes course.
Location: Al Urdon Street
Organic farm with educational tours and activities for children.
Location: Airport Road
Climb at Amman
One of the largest climbing walls in the world with more than 1500m2 of climbing surface, and 200 routes to climb, Climbat Amman offers a world-class climbing facility and is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Location: Jerusalem Street (Dead Sea Road)
Jordan Speed Center
Jordan Speed Center is the only professional outdoor go-kart racing arena in the Kingdom.
Location: off Airport Road
Mountain Breeze Resort
Mountain resort with paintball, sand volleyball, football, archery, jungle gyms, hiking tours, cycling and more. Read more about Mountain Breeze here.
Indoor miniature golf course in the dark.
V-Yard Entertainment Center
VYard is a 3,000 m2 indoor entertainment center with a unique mix of different entertainment concepts, designed for families & friends who are looking to enjoy a quality entertainment experience no matter the age.
Glow in the dark under the sea mini-golf course and soft play areas for toddlers.
Location: Tawfeeq Marar Street