Kid-Friendly Activities in Southern Highlands in Las Vegas

Thinking about making a move to Las Vegas or Henderson and considering the Southern Highlands area? Southern Highlands is located along the I-15 freeway in southwest Las Vegas. It is a small, family-oriented community located between the City of Henderson and the Mountain Edge community.

Whether you live in Southern Highlands in Las Vegas, or you are just visiting for the day, there are a number of activities to keep your kiddos entertained.

Kid-Friendly Activities in Southern Highlands

While we are sharing some kid-friendly activities in Southern Highlands, know that there are plenty more activities just a short drive away or right outside of the community. Here’s what we have right in the Southern Highlands neighborhood.


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Indoor Playgrounds

For a complete list of indoor playgrounds, check out our The Ultimate List of Indoor Playgrounds in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Bouncy World Indoor Mega Playland & Cafe

Location: 4549 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (Located in the Dutch Bros parking lot)

Hours: 11am – 8pm, daily

Cost: All-day admission with in/out privileges:

  • $12/person | Monday – Thursday $12
  • $14/person | Friday – Sunday

Bouncy World Indoor Mega Playland & Cafe is a fun-filled air-conditioned facility offering large inflatable bounce houses, slides, climbing walls, computer and arcade games. There is a comfortable seating area for parents and guardians to sit while your child plays and a fully stocked snack bar if anyone needs to recharge with a snack.

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, Bouncy World also offers party packages. Outside decorations, cakes, ice cream, and fruit and vegetable trays are welcome, or you can purchase one of their food and beverage packages. Bring your socks and start bouncing!

Fidgets Indoor Playground & Party Place

Location: 7835 South Rainbow Blvd, Suite 15, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday reserved for parties
  • Closed on Mondays

Cost: All-day admission with in/out privileges:

  • $13/child
  • $11/1st sibling
  • $9/additional siblings
  • $7/pre-walker

If your child is 6 years old or younger, you can stop by Fidgets Indoor Playground & Party Place, located right outside of Southern Highlands in Las Vegas. This is a family-owned indoor playground offering a safe and clean place for your little ones to play. Their facility has play structures, toys, and activities that cater to the minds of young children.

There is a soft multi-level play structure, a ride-on train, a ball pit, activity tables, and tons and tons of toys. There is also a crawling area if your little one is learning how to walk or crawl. Bring the kids to Fidgets Indoor Playground and let them explore and learn while having fun!

Monthly memberships are available as well!

Splash Pads

For a complete list (& free map) of splash pads in Southern Nevada check out our Ultimate List of Splash Pads In Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.

Southern Highlands in Las Vegas has seven beautiful parks with covered play areas, walking trails, and your kid’s favorite, splash pads! The heat is here to stay for a couple more months so grab the sunscreen and try out a splash pad. Below are a few of our favorite splash pads located in Southern Highlands.

Olympia Sports Park 

Location: 4885 Starr Hills Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89141

Hours: 6am – 11pm daily (splash pad is seasonal and closes on October 1st)

This gorgeous well maintained park has three massive fields for soccer, baseball, or open play, covered playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a fantastic splash pad. The splash pad has both large and small water sprayers for all ages. The water can be activated by the button on the little orange pole.

We always recommend water shoes for safe play. Beat the heat and get your kiddos out of the house, it’s a win-win! The beautiful views of the surrounding hills at this park can not be beaten!

Goett Family Park 

Location: 10950 Southern Highlands Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89141

Hours: 6am – 9pm, daily (splash pad is seasonal and closes on October 1st)

Goett Family Park is a neighborhood favorite with a very large and unique splash pad. During the Summer you can always find families hanging out while their kids enjoy the cool water, fun water sprayers and massive water tipper. The grass area around the splash pad is nice and convenient for parents to lay out a blanket or sit on a lawn chair.

This park also has a covered playground, basketball courts, lots of shaded areas, and a very large parking lot.

Somerset Hills Park

Location: 10717 Valencia Hills Street, Las Vegas, NV 89141

Hours: 6am – 9pm, daily (splash pad is seasonal and closes on October 1st)

Somerset Hills Park is the largest park in Southern Highlands in Las Vegas. The park spans 6 acres across Southern Highlands and includes everything you need to keep your family entertained. Somerset Hills has well-maintained open grass areas, tennis courts, shaded gazebos with barbecues, tons of walking trails, and a splash pad.

Story Time

For a complete guide to free story time in Southern Nevada, check out our article Free Story Time in Las Vegas, Henderson, & Boulder City.

Southern Highlands in Las Vegas is conveniently located near two libraries that host story time. Story time is a great activity for children of all ages as it sparks your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. Story time also helps develop early literacy skills, the ability to focus, social skills, and communication skills.

Enterprise Library

Location: 8310 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89123

Hours: Monday – Thursday from 10am – 8pm, Friday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm

Southern Highlands in Las Vegas is a smaller community and unfortunately does not have any libraries within its parameters, but the Enterprise Library is only 4 to 5 miles away from the community depending on your exact location. This library offers various story times based on the age of your child. Children can be accompanied by a caregiver or parent.

A full schedule of story times at the Enterprise Library can be found here.

  • Baby Story time – Special class for babies 0-18 months old where parents and babies learn lap sit games and songs while sharing different books each week.
  • Toddler Time – Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, singing and nursery rhymes, and both parents and children are introduced to language-enrichment activities.
  • Family Story time – Families are welcomed to enjoy story time, singing, and engage in learning activities.

library in Southern Highlands

Windmill Library 

Location: 7060 W Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Hours: Monday – Thursday from 10am – 8pm, Friday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm

The Windmill Library is located off of Rainbow Boulevard about 5 to 6 miles from Southern Highlands. This library offers the same story time sessions (Baby Story time, Toddler Time and Family Story time) as the Enterprise Library, but they do have a few different ones as well. We hope one of the story times below piques your interest!

  • Move & Groove Mondays – Enjoy this action-packed, movement focused story time that features learning through dancing, singing and rhyming.
  • Five & Under Story time – All children 5 and under can attend to enjoy stories, songs and rhymes.
  • Zen Story time – A different type of story time, learn how to use a variety of mindfulness exercises such as meditation and rhythmic breathing. Come relax at this special edition of story time.

Special Considerations

All story time sessions at the Enterprise and Windmill Library are about 30 minutes long, with the exception of Zen Story time that is 1 hour long. Seats are limited and tickets are handed out 30 minutes before story time begins. Find a full schedule of story times for both libraries here.

Tips for a Great Storytime Experience

  • Parent Participation – Help your child focus on activities, be present and model the same behavior you want your child to display.
  • Minimize Distractions – Arrive to story time early to find a spot. Toys and snacks should be put away.
  • Bring Story time Home – Continue the fun at home! Check out a book to take home and enjoy story time with other family members.
  • Relax and Enjoy – The main goal of story time is to help your child fall in love with books and reading. Your child may not sit and participate in all activities and that’s ok!

Would You Live in Southern Highlands?

We hope you and your kiddos enjoy one or more of these activities in Southern Highlands in Las Vegas! Let us know which one was your favorite! Till next time, enjoy your time with the family and take care!

 

Sabrina Loera recently moved to Las Vegas during the Summer of 2021 with her husband and two boys. She grew up in California and attended the University of Redlands where she received her Master’s in Business. Her family loves to travel and has visited Asia, Central & South America, and Europe. Their most recent trip was to Costa Rica when their youngest was just 9 months old! On the weekends you can find Sabrina and her family at the local farmers market or trying out a new restaurant. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and catching up with girlfriends.