Not too long ago, Gilbert was known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” but has since blossomed into a wonderful community located just a short drive southeast of downtown Phoenix. Gilbert has transformed from an agricultural center to a suburban community that is one of the best places to live in the Southwest.
Young families and retirees alike love the laid back, quiet atmosphere of Gilbert but also like being close enough to any amenity that the Phoenix metropolitan area offers. Speaking of families, one of Gilbert’s newest restaurants, Grubstak, has a fantastic offer for families this Tuesday and on every Tuesday Kids Eat Free!
The kid’s GRUB menu is filled with favorites like Mac N Cheese, BBQ Chicken, and Grilled Cheese. This, of course, includes their choice of waffle fries or roasted veggies and a soft drink for only $5. Unfortunately, this offer isn’t extended to kids at heart.
Do you want to take the family out for some activities after your yummy meal? Well, here in Gilbert there are numerous activities and attractions that are perfect for families looking for some fun!
Here are some of the top kid activities in Gilbert, AZ.
BounceU of Gilbert– from Open Bounce times to private birthday parties, BounceU has been named one of the best party locations in the US. Filled with bounce houses, inflatable slides and so much more for the kids to bounce and play on!
Fat Cats– Fat Cats has something for everyone in the family! Bowling, newly expanded arcade and glow golf. It’s easy to lose track of time when you spend a day at Fat Cats. The pirate-themed 9-hole glow-in-the-dark putt-putt golf course is a family favorite!
FlipSide Entertainment– FlipSide is loaded with activities to keep the kids busy and loving every minute of it. From Laser Tag to the Laser Maze and the Crash Pods to the Blast Pad, Flipside has it all. Perhaps one of the coolest attractions of FlipSide is their Mini Bowling because anyone can be good when its mini!
Freestone Park– the first major District Park in Gilbert now encompasses 88 developed acres of multiuse fun! Freestone Park includes:
- 2 Stocked Fishing Lakes
- Softball and Multiuse Fields
- Sand Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis Courts
- Skate Park
- Reservable Picnic and BBQ areas
- 3 Playgrounds
- Freestone Recreation Center
- And More!
Discovery Park– this 48-acre park features almost identical amenities as Freestone Park. The options and space for outdoor activities are plentiful in downtown Gilbert.
Trapeze U– it is probably safe to say that every kid has a dream at some point about being in the circus. Well, thanks to Trapeze U, that dream can become a reality through their Kids Camps, Private Parties, and Trapeze Classes! Let you kids fly high and live the dream of being in the circus.
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch– in 1999, the Town of Gilbert made a commitment to reuse 100% of its effluent water, and the Riparian Preserve was born. Home to more than 298 species of birds and countless insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, the Riparian Preserve is the perfect place to take your nature-loving kids too! Explore the trails and habitat areas that make you feel like you are miles from civilization, but really you are in the middle of Gilbert.
Freestone Recreation Center– part of Freestone Park, the Freestone Recreation Center offers one of the most popular and unique recreational features in the 42-foot climbing wall. The Auto-Belay system allows for maximum safety as well as eliminating the need for a belay partner. Your kids will love trying to scale to the top!
These are just a few of the many options available for families and their kids to enjoy Gilbert, both inside and outside. Whether you choose to come to Grubstak before or after these activities is up to you! To see the whole menu, visit https://grubstak.com/gilbert-restaurant-menu/.