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Four kids play on 2 levels of Wippersnappers indoor playground with three slides, oversized dice and toys and colorful balls.
Annie Austin | 06/16/2021 | Indoor Recreation, Sandy

Paddle, Pedal And Slide Your Way Into Sandy

Businesses called out in this story have different operating hours and procedures to ensure the highest level of service, while following COVID-19 health guidelines. Please visit their sites before making plans. Several require pre-arranged appointments or reservations.

You might think of the City of Sandy as the place with a beautiful view of Mt. Hood at Jonsrud Viewpoint or a spot to grab donuts on your way up or down the mountain. But the city itself has top notch spots for family fun, with all ages in mind.

Take the Bus

Looking to bond in the outdoors, but don't have the gear to solidify your mountain biking trip? Otto's Ski and Mountain Bike is a family owned outdoor recreation shop in Sandy specializing in outdoor rental equipment for the whole family, including Trek 2019 mountain bike rentals, which always come with a helmet and on-trail repair kit. They just reopened June 5 and are open by appointment Fri-Sun in order to offer top service while following current health guidelines. Head east to the Sandy Ridge Trail System, which even offers beginner trails. If you can't haul your own bikes, you can take the Mt. Hood Express, which has storage capacity for mountain bikes.

Whitewater Rafting, Sandy River

There's still time to experience a late spring, intermediate rafting adventure on the Sandy River! Plenty of exciting rapids and awesome scenery make this trip one of Portland’s best kept secrets. You can book online with Blue Sky Rafting today. Looking for something a bit later in the summer or something for beginners? We have plenty of friendly guides who'd love to get your family on the water for a fun paddle adventure. You could even win one right now thanks to our Paddle Adventure Giveaway with KOIN6. Get in to win today!

If your kids fall on the bit younger side, boy do we have the spot for you for them to get ALL of their energy out... even any sugar-induced glee from the results of visiting both Joe's Donuts and Tollgate Bakery in Sandy.

Whip and Ney Ney your family over to Wippersnappers in Sandy for kids indoor adventure to the max! 

General admission sessions lasting two hours are now open for booking through July! PLay sessions must be booked ahead of time to control capacity due to COID-19 state regulations.

Wippernsnappers is owned by a local mountain family whose young daughter inspired this world of adventure. Your kids will be challenged and entertained by a myriad of structures including tunnel slides, a trampoline room, Wiggle Carts, monkey rings and web crawls. There is also a separate, fully enclosed area for kids under the age of two. Did we mention the rock bouldering? With a padded floor and easy hand holds, this is the safest place for the littles to start developing their Pacific Northwest climbing hobby. Wippersnappers didn't forget about the parents. Let your kids go wild in the clean, safe play area while you lounge nearby perusing the local beer and wine drink selection and watching the latest sports game on the multiple flat screen TVs. Plus, there's really great pizza for all!

Sanlandia Food Cart pod in Sandy, Oregon

Still hungry? Sandlandia World Cuisine food cart pod, AntFarm Cafe & Bakery and Le Happy are just a few of our favorites that are also approved by kids of all ages.

And we don't typically callout parks unless there is something unique about them. Well, Meinig Memorial Park in Sandy offers just that. From the absolutely giant alpine-inspired play structure to the amphitheater and creek with little bridges for walking, this a great place to bring a picnic.

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