Branson Activities for Children and Teens

Branson has lots to offer families with kids of any age, and Branson has been recognized by several travel publications as one of the top family destinations in America. 

In fact, there are so many options that some parents might not know where to start or which activities are age-appropriate for their children. Shows are always suitable for any age, but to help give you a place to start, we've put together a quick list of fun activities for different age groups.

Of course, it's always best to call ahead to any show or attraction if you have questions about age-appropriateness, or if your family needs to request special accommodations.


Up to Kindergarten Age

Take your ducklings on a Duck Tour and Splashdown.

Have your little ones "Ooh" and "Aah" at the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure.

Float and swim at White Water (life jackets provided for small children; kids under 12 must be accompanied by adult)

Let your little ones feed the fish at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

Half Dollar Holler at Silver Dollar City allows your toddlers and young-uns to run free and play in an enclosed area (ages 3-7)


Elementary Age

Get the conversation started with a trip to one of Branson's amazing museums, like the Titanic Museum Attraction, The Dinosaur Museum

Take a tour of Table Rock Dam

Visit one of our indoor waters parks (Splash Country, Castle Rock and Welk)

Rides are available all over town for kids at least 36" tall, such as teacups, spinning tops, kiddie trains and more

Kayak Lake Taneycomo (young children should be in the same craft as an adult)


Middle School and Junior High Age

Go on a Zipline tour (minimum weight is 70-75 lbs)

Marvel at the oddities at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, or the unique items at the World's Largest Toy Museum, the Branson Auto Museum or other one-of-a-kind attractions.

Have a family go-cart race, awarding the winner a "Branson Cup" (minimum height for most go-carts is 48-58")

 High School Age

Take an ATV or horseback tour

Hike a trail and enjoy the beauty of Branson's lakes and mountains

Take a spin in a 12 foot-tall round clear ball with up to three people at Branson Ballknocker.

Step into the world of spirits and the unknown with Branson Ghost and Legends