- TripBuzz found 70 things to do with kids in or near Meridian, Idaho, including 55 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boise, Nampa, Caldwell and Eagle.
- From Roaring Springs Waterpark to Wahooz Family Fun Zone, the Meridian area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- With a population of 75,000 people, Meridian is the third largest city in the state if Idaho and the fastest growing city in the state, with over 81.5% growth since the year 2000. Some family friendly recreational activities in the area include Roaring Springs Waterpark, The Village at Meridian, and Majestic Cinemas.
As a haven for vintage arcade games, Grinkers Grand Palace offers a variety of 80s machines available for a quarter each game. The arcade also has a restaurant that serves grilled sandwiches and a bar with beer on tap.
Baseball fans can enjoy minor league play at Hawks Memorial Stadium. Home to the Boise Hawk team, the stadium hosts a full schedule of games, special evenings (such as fireworks night), and even rents out the facility for private events.
Les Bois Park is a thoroughbred race track that runs a summer schedule of live raceing each year. The track also offers pari-mutuel wagering, off-track betting to other tracks, and has various snack areas and a restaurant and bar.
A family-owned small multiplex theater, Overland Park Cinemas offers discounted movies that are at the end of their theatrical run. The theater also features a snack bar, limited stadium-style seating, and digital projection.
Nampa's Ridgecrest Golf Club features a 27-hole course conceived by master course designer John Harbottle III. The club also has a pro shop, snack bar, banquet facilities and a sizable staff of professional golfers. Private lessons are also available.
A discount movie theater, Northgate Reel Theatre features six screens used to show second-run movies. The theater offers all digital projection and sound as well as a snack bar with food, drinks and seating in the lobby.