If you are spending a family vacation in Gatlinburg or have kids who are participating in an event at Rocky Top Sports World, you will be happy to know that there are some fantastic attractions in the Smokies to keep your kids active! We know that children have plenty of energy and it can be difficult to keep them entertained, so be sure to check out one or all of these fun destinations! Here are the top 4 Smoky Mountain attractions for families with active kids:
1. TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
The top destination in the Smokies for families with active kids is the TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena! This exciting trampoline park offers a variety of safe and extreme adventures for all ages, including a Virtual Reality arena, basketball, dodgeball and much more. One of the highlights is the Fire & Ice Ninja Course, where kids must navigate through an adrenaline pumping obstacle course of ramps, rungs, beams and steps. TopJump is also home to the nation’s first sky-high climbing adventure, Cliffhanger Challenges, which features 21 different climbing lines to test your abilities!
2. Pigeon Forge Snow
Another one of the Smoky Mountain attractions that active kids love is Pigeon Forge Snow, an indoor snow tubing facility that is open all year long. The best part is that the building is kept at a comfortable temperature between 60 and 70 degrees so that you can simply come as you are! Pigeon Forge Snow also does not require reservations, so just show up when you are ready to hit the tubing hill. Parents can watch their kids tube for free while relaxing on the second level of the building, which includes a refreshing snack bar.
3. Ice Skating at Ober Gatlinburg
When it comes to fun physical activities in the Smokies, you won’t want to miss ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg! The indoor ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg is a large rink that is perfect for both beginner and experienced skaters, as there is a handrail around the perimeter to help novice skaters keep their balance. The skating sessions include rental skates, which is all you need to hit the ice! The rink is open all year long for your enjoyment, making it the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer afternoon or to put you into the holiday spirit.
4. Ropes Course at Gatlin’s
The Ropes Course at Gatlin’s is a high ropes adventure course that is the first of its kind in Gatlinburg! While your kids are safely harnessed in an overhead track, they will be able to climb three stories in the air to face 38 challenges including rickety bridges, suspended ropes and other balancing obstacles! This challenging physical activity requires your kids to use their skills, agility and precision, so it is perfect for a solo adventure or for team building! While visiting Gatlin’s, check out some of their other interactive Smoky Mountain attractions too such as the laser maze, laser tag and miniature golf!
If your kids love physical activity and enjoy these fun Smoky Mountain attractions, consider signing them up for one of the camps or tournaments at Rocky Top Sports World! Browse through our sporting events in Gatlinburg to find the perfect event for your child!