Are you planning a family trip to Westfield, Indiana, and looking for ideas on what to do? Discover a few of the best activities and places to go as a family.
Explore Westfield to Indianapolis
The Monon Trail, a path that extends 25 miles through Hamilton County to Sheridan, is great for families who love to explore. If you don't want to travel on foot, download the Zagster app and rent a bike from one of its bike-share stations.
Along the trail are the Monon Community Center, the Center for Performing Arts, the City Center, the Carmel Arts and Design District, Clay Terrace, and Grand Park Sports Complex. The Carmel Arts and Design District and Clay Terrace are both great spots for shopping and wandering around.
Hit Up the Outdoor Waterpark
Do you love the outdoors and a good adrenaline rush? You'll enjoy all the fun at the waterpark at the Monon Community Center and enjoy all the fun it has to offer. Great for the whole family, this waterpark has a kiddie pool and activity pool for the little ones, plus adventure and plunge slides for the older crowd. Try out the AquaClimb 3D Ice — a rock wall over the water — or surf on the FlowRider. If you're looking for something a little more relaxing, go for a float down the lazy river.
Admission for the day is entirely affordable at $8 for kids (3 to 15 years old) and seniors (65 and older), and $11 for adults ages 16 to 64. Bonus: Kids younger than 3 are free.
Take a Hike at MacGregor Park or Cool Creek Park
With 99 acres to explore and hike, MacGregor Park in Westfield has a variety of scenic landscape — hills, woodlands, wetlands, creeks, and prairies — and a 2.5-mile trail which winds through it all. Go for a picturesque hike, climb one of the park's lookout platforms, and finish the day with a family cookout at one of the park's picnic shelters before sunset.
Cool Creek Park in Hamilton County is another great park for outdoor activities, such as rollerblading and biking, and it also has its own nature center.
Book your hotel in Westfield, and you'll be close to all the outdoor activities you want to enjoy.
Ride the River With White River Canoe Co.
White River Canoe Co., located east of Westfield in Noblesville, rents canoes, kayaks, and tubes (depending on your preference). With trips ranging from a few hours to a few days, the White River Canoe Company will shuttle you to your preferred drop-off location where you will paddle or float your way back.
If you want to make a few days of the experience, paddle to White River campground and set up camp before embarking on the remaining part of your trip back.
If that activity is not enough for you and the family, try a horseback riding tour at Golden Oak Equestrian Center or check out Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Escape rooms at Breakout Games or The Escape Room Fishers are other good choices for families who love to play games and solve puzzles together. Westfield is a city that will keep you and your family more than occupied.