8 Family Fun Activities at Big Bear Lake

There is so much to do at Big Bear Lake, CA with your family to celebrate the final weeks of summer. Boating, hiking, shopping and more are all at your fingertips. Come celebrate National Family Fun Month with us as we share 8 summer fun tips with you.

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Come celebrate National Family Fun Month with us as we share 8 summer fun tips with you.

Enjoy a Petting Zoo

Head to Baldwin Lake Stables and Petting Zoo for a day of up close and personal visits with local animals. The zoo is surrounded by equestrian ranches and the National Forest, where families can book one or two hour horse trail tour rides, pony rides for the children and private tour rides. For more information, call (909) 585-6482 and review more riding information.

Visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Lake has one of the coolest and most interactive zoos for families in the United States. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility at its core, serving as a haven for injured and orphaned animals while they heal. Those animals that can’t make it back into the wild have permanent homes at the zoo.

Families have an opportunity to see black bears, wolves, eagles and bobcats among other animals. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and children between the ages of three and 10.

Head to the Farmer’s Market

Every Tuesday through October, the place to find fresh produce, entrees, and even artwork, is the Big Bear Farmer’s Market. Bring cash, which is the only form of payment most vendors accept at this popular shopping market.

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Enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and everything else Big Bear Lake has to offer.

Go On a Nature Walk

Big Bear Lake is teeming with nature trails that wind through the mountains. The Big Bear Discovery Center offers free 30-minute nature walks 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Learn about wildlife and interesting historical facts about Big Bear Lake.

Take the Kids Shopping

Take the kids shopping, you ask? It’s feasible at Big Bear Lake Village, where mom and dad can shop in a Mayberry-type setting while the kids roam cool retail shops such as the Stupidiotic Factory Outlet and Village Faire. These two stores alone will keep the kids busy as they inspect gag gifts, memorabilia, candy and magic tricks. Read our blog on the 6 fun places to shop at Big Bear Lake to learn more.

Looking for some fun treats for the family after doing some shopping at Big Bear Lake Village? Your kids will be impressed when you tell them where the 5 best ice cream shops of Big Bear Lake are located.

Enjoy the Big Bear Funplex

Do the kids need to burn off some energy after all that ice cream? Head to the Big Bear Funplex for an afternoon of laser tag, arcades and ice skating.

The Funplex also offers an 18-hole black light miniature golf course. Next door to the Funplex sits The Bowling Barn, which offers nightly glow bowling starting at 8 p.m.

For adults, the Funplex offers the Alley Oops Sports Bar, complete with a selection of pizza, beer, wine cocktails and big screen televisions for all your major sporting event needs.

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Grab your family and enjoy the final days of summer at Big Bear Lake.

Go Zip Lining

Get an entirely different perspective of Big Bear Lake from the thrill of a zip line with your family. Big Bear’s Action ZipLine offers three-hour zip line tours with nine speeds from 120 feet to 820 feet in the air. Riders must weigh at least 75 pounds and have a maximum weight of 250 pounds. Book your online tour and read these participant requirements.

Enjoy the Outdoors at Big Bear Lake

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy Big Bear Lake. You can catch a variety of fish this time of year, including catfish, trout and bass. Read our blog on the 7 best places to fish at Big Bear Lake.

Enjoy all the lake has to offer. Rent a boat with the family to do some fishing or enjoy a summer picnic on the lake. You can also rent Jet Skis or go on a sunset cruise too.

Enjoy the trails that highlight the wonderful views of Big Bear Lake while you explore the great outdoors with your family.

Book Your Big Bear Lake Visit Now

What are you waiting for? Grab your family and enjoy the final days of summer at Big Bear Lake. Big Bear Frontier is just steps away from the lake. Book a stay today for a comfy cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier. Make your reservation today!

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