Things for kids to do on the Big Island are as diverse as the island itself. Theme parks and water parks are absent on the Big Island, but nature comes through in providing lots of fun for kiddos. From fun waves, to wonderful sandy beaches, to swimming with tons of fish and looking through telescopes on a volcano, children will have plenty of fun things to do on Hawaii's biggest island - and 10 Best is here to guide you to them.
Animals lovers will have a blast viewing a rare white tiger an getting hands on at the petting zoo at Hilo's Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo. A new playground and 150 different animals offer a full day of fun. The animal fun can continue while swimming with a crowed of wild fish at Kahalu`u Beach Park and feeding them fish food. Nearby at the Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, the whole family will be in awe of the beauty of the small colorful creatures that call the farm home.
Adventurous types will certainly love surfing at Anaeho`omalu Bay and Waikoloa Beach, where fine sand and fun waves will keep everyone occupied for hours. At Parker Ranch, ATV adventures and horseback riding will take you on an adrenaline fueled tour of the Big Island's open land.