Although Monterrey is not your typical resort town that most families would visit, there are plenty of things for kids to do.
Visiting Monterrey with your family is a great cultural escape from some of the resort beaches of Mexico. There is plenty of entertainment to be had by adults and kids alike. Just be sure to check with your hotel concierge or call in advance for age and height requirements for some of the activities.
You may want to take them to some of the museums for some culture, walk around the parks and squares and then head for more fun and excitement in the following places:
Go Kart Racing
Go Kart Racing is fun for all ages. Separate tracks for adults and kids. (8106-1998)
Pist ade Hielo in Plaza San Pedro offer hourly sessions including skates. (8356-7293)
La Pastora Zoo
Take a tram or walk around the zoo and see over 300 animals. Perfect for the kids. (8337-4340)
This magic forest theme park is next to the zoo. Great for kids of all ages. There are over 30 rides including a mid sized roller coaster, river rapids and a House of Terror. (8367-4622)
1 hour drive from Monterrey. This 750 acre park boasts over 1000 free roaming animals from 50 African species in their natural setting. There are rides, a ﬁshing lake and botanical gardens. (8190-3100)
A Sesame Street amusement park for everyone. There are theme restaurants, water park with slides and pools and other indoor attractions. (8354-5400)
Los Rodriguez Parque Acuatico has 2 wave pools, slides and river rapids. There are various snack bars, a picnic area with tables and a restaurant by the pool. (8321-7948)
Waterfalls in Colla de Caballo
This waterfalls is located within a 45 minute drive from the city. Buggy and horseback tours to the 80 ft waterfalls can be enjoyed by everyone. Also a nice place to picnic.
Presa la Boca
This lake was formed by a dam and is used extensively for water sports. This place is frequented by locals too so it can be busy on weekends.
Av. Gomez Morin. From San Pedro Garcia Garza, head south towards the mountains. This park is only a 20 minute drive from downtown. The 5000 ft altitude makes this park a favorite during spring and summer. Some kids enjoy hiking and mountain climbing. (8335-697)
This is the main square in Monterrey that is surrounded by all the important government and cultural buildings. In the middle sits a 70 meter tall modern lighthouse that is lit at sunset.
Have you brought the kids to Monterrey? What did you do?