Before visiting Yellowstone National Park, I researched whether Yellowstone and kids was even a good idea, especially as we would be travelling with a then three-year-old. But I need not have feared because there are so many great things to do in Yellowstone National Park for kids and their family. So, if you are about to embark on a visit there, be inspired by this list of the best things to do in Yellowstone with kids and get ready to make your trip to Yellowstone National Park a successful one!
Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place on earth. Full of natural geothermal features, waterfalls, valleys teaming with wildlife and more, it is a great place to visit. However, even in summer, the weather in Yellowstone can change frequently. And rain is not uncommon. So, if the Yellowstone weather forecast is for rain, here are some ideas for things to do with kids in Yellowstone in the rain so you can still enjoy one of the best National Parks in the world.
For many years, Yellowstone National Park was top of our bucket list. Having seen a documentary about it, we knew one day we would visit. However, we had long thought of it as somewhere to go when our son was older. But, in 2016 we took a chance and, on a whim, booked flights, car hire and accommodation to make our dream of visiting this amazing place a reality. In this guide to visiting Yellowstone with kids I’ll tell you how to get there, where to stay and the best things to see and do in this unbelievable National Park.
When planning a trip to Yellowstone Park, not only do you need to consider how you are getting there, where you are staying and for how long, you’ll also want to decide and make a list of all the thing you want to see and do in Yellowstone National Park. So, to help you out a bit, here is our Yellowstone Bucket List that we compiled before we visited. Note that although we were looking for things to do in Yellowstone with kids, they are not exclusively for those travelling with kids.
When we decided to visit Yellowstone National Park, it was part of a longer road trip and one of the biggest questions we had was how many days to spend in Yellowstone out of the two-week trip. We had four days in total and I wondered how to see Yellowstone in 3 days in case jet lag hit us. We put together a must-see list for our time in the park and worked from there. In this post I’m going to share with you our Yellowstone 3-day itinerary to show you what is possible and how to spend 3 days in Yellowstone yourself.