If spring fever has set in in your household, then it’s time to get the family out for some weekend fun. Visit the animals, explore our urban forest, or zip around the racetrack with your kiddos. Sound fun? Read on to find out more about the best weekend family events and activities in Portland.

photo: Oregon Zoo via Yelp

Skate at Oaks Amusement Park

Get your family rockin’ and rollin’. This famous roller rink is now offering limited Open Skate Sessions seven days a week! Admission includes conventional skate rental. Event Details.

Head to the Oregon Zoo

Meet all of the animals and check out the fascinating exhibits with your little animal lovers. The Oregon Zoo is open daily for your family’s enjoyment. Event Details.

Explore Forest Park

America’s largest urban forest is located right here in Portland, and it brimming with beautiful hikes for local families to explore during the spring months. Portland’s Forest Park features a variety of trails, rushing creeks and opportunities for live encounters with an abundance of wildlife and it’s open! With almost 100 miles of trails within the park, your crew can hit a different trail each week until more option open up. Event Details.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Wander through fields of tulips, check out the farm animals and let you little ones enjoy the kids play area. This annual event is back and you don’t want to miss it. It’s the perfect Spring experience. Event Details.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This family favorite garden is open. Grab your masks and get ready because their wildlife creatures are still out making appearances throughout the day. Eagles are continuing to work on building their new nest. A few of the rhododendrons are blooming, so be on the lookout for them. Please come to enjoy this beautiful, quiet, and peaceful garden once more. Event Details.

K1 Indoor Go Kart

This state-of-the-art location features museum-quality motorsport memorabilia, the latest all-electric Storm and Junior go-karts imported directly from Italy, an 11-turn road-course inspired track, arcade, and our Paddock Lounge that serves delicious food and refreshing beverages for all ages. Let your kids catch a little adrenaline this weekend! Event Details.

Visit OMSI

Portland’s favorite science museum is open! Experience their latest exhibit Dinosaurs Revealed, the Natural Science Hall, Empirical Theater, USS Blueback Submarine, and the Kendall Planetarium. Event Details.

Oregon Heritage Rail Museum

Did you know Portland is the only U.S. city to own two operating steam locomotives? Explore and get up close to these giant marvels of the past. Event Details.

Visit a Destination Playground

Portland is packed with beautiful green spaces. Get your kiddos out for some squeals and thrills at these awesome playgrounds.

—Annette Benedetti