If you’re in town with your family and kids, you may be thinking about age appropriate places, attractions, shows to attend to while you’re here. We completely understand the concerns all too well.
Of course, Las Vegas is full of adult themes open and hidden in various parts of the city. However, don’t let that deter you from enjoying good old family time, as tourists exploring the glamorous Vegas city.
Besides, Vegas is a place that people should visit and enjoy at least once in their life even with kids. Because, there are still tons of activities that tourists and locals with families can go to.
For now, we’ll list the best shows for family and kids to enjoy in Las Vegas.
The Best Shows for Kids In Las Vegas
1. V - Ultimate Variety Show
V – The Ultimate Variety Show
Best experience for any age, especially kids
V – The Ultimate Variety Show is the ultimate way to experience the best of Las Vegas entertainment all wrapped up in one action packed show. Experience over 14 of the best acts ever to perform on a Vegas stage such as; The Crazy Gaucho’s, Prop Comedian Russ Merlin, the Skating Aratas, and much more. Helmed by Las Vegas Show veteran and the world’s fastest juggler Wally Eastwood, get ready for an unforgettable ride as each show is different from the last. With our rotating cast of over 14 unique acts, each night offers a new experience guaranteed to please audience members of all ages.
This is a definitely must go show for kids in Las Vegas. They get to enjoy multiple unique acts all in one sitting. The quality of the show is amazing for the family, especially for the price.
2. Blue Man Group At Luxor
Awesome music show for kids in Las Vegas
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. You’ll be closer to the action than ever before at the specially designed Blue Man Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino. It’s an outrageous multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. New music, new design, new technology and a new finale to bring the entire audience together for a euphoric celebration of life in full color.
3. Mystere Cirque Du Soleil At Teasure Island
Beautiful sets, amazing costumes, great for kids
If you’re looking to take in a high-end show with the whole family, think about Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, which delivers the thrill of the circus with a touch of elegance. Displays of incredible strength, daring and agility will dazzle and delight kids of all ages. The ideas in the production center around the circle of life, but understanding the theme is not critical to enjoying the performances. Among the acts is a team of two men who strike gravity-defying poses in a hand-to-hand balancing routine, an aerialist who twists and turns to create optical illusions with two suspended lengths of fabric, and a group of gymnasts who flip and climb around four vertical poles. This show has no age restriction, but it is probably not a good choice for children who don’t like clowns. One who acts as an usher rounds out Mystère with good humor, and colorful, imaginative costumes add to the rainbow of spectacle in this classic Las Vegas spectacular.
4. Tournament of Kings
Watch knights battle it out at Excalibur
No age restriction Children under the age of 3 are admitted free of charge if they sit on a parent’s lap and share their meal. Any child 3 or older must occupy his or her own seat.
When you arrive at this dinner show inside the castle-shaped Excalibur, you’ll be seated in sections that represent a “country.” Throughout the production, Merlin and a court jester will urge you to cheer for your native knight as he takes on rivals from other lands in challenges like jousting, sword fighting, racing and gladiator-style combat. The evil Mordred tries to capture King Arthur’s kingdom, but the countries unite to fight against him.
5. Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater
Are your kids pet lovers? They’ll enjoy this!
When he first arrived in Las Vegas, Russian-trained juggler and clown Gregory Popovich incorporated his pet cat Snowbird into his act by chance, to overwhelming audience response. Inspired to expand the furry cast, Popovich headed to a local shelter where he was appalled at the number of abandoned pets. Now touring nationally with stops at Late Show with David Letterman and America’s Got Talent, Popovich leads a four-legged cast of 15 cats and 10 dogs, all former strays before becoming stars and, in some cases, internationally ranked poker players. Pups propel scooters across the stage and double-dutch jump rope as cats shimmy over parallel bars. European-style clowns and mesmerizing jugglers complement bouts of barking and meowing. And this season, the Pet Theater welcomes a new duo into the fold— a miniature horse and goat—who are certain to win audiences’ hearts with their hoofed camaraderie and braying banter.
6. Terry Fator At Mirage
Kids love magic tricks and more!
Terry Fator is considered one the greatest illusionists on the Las Vegas Strip, but you’ll never see him perform any magic tricks. He’s a fantastic impressionist, especially considering he’s barely moving his lips. He amazes audiences with spot-on singing in the voices of famous entertainers like Elvis, Cher, Ella Fitzgerald and more without moving his lips, and that’s not all. Along with being a singer and a celebrity impressionist, Fator is a puppeteer. His face may not move much during his show, but his hands are always in action, bringing to life his cast of lovable puppet co-stars. This is a great family show that keeps the kids innocently entertained while Fator dishes out funny jokes that adults will appreciate that will go right over the heads of the younger audience members.
7. Xavier Mortimer's Magical Dream
Comedy and Magic! Great Combos for kids
Former Cirque du Soleil performer and acclaimed illusionist Xavier Mortimer brings comedy and drama together to create a dream world of magic at the Sin City Theater in Planet Hollywood. Mortimer has performed in more than 30 countries and most recently appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE show at the Mandalay Bay. He’s the first Cirque performer to make the leap from ensemble role to headlining a permanent Vegas show. Mortimer’s show – Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream – unfolds as a poetic and magical dream with 14 acts, each leading into the next to create a seamless dream world. Mortimer’s performance includes the physical comedy style of Charlie Chaplin, especially his cymbals tricks which always get laughs, and the wonderment of Mary Poppins (watch for the flying cane). Grab the family and jump into the dream world with Xavier Mortimer, this show is suited for all ages.
8. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil - Mandalay Bay
MJ – King of POP
Celebrate the artistic genius of the ‘King of Pop’ as you watch Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil®. Influenced by the smash hit show Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, this brand new performance at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino features a fun-filled array of acrobatics, dance moves and body-moving pop songs. It’s the perfect way to honor the musical and cultural legacy of this iconic pop star, spreading his universal lessons of peace, unity and love. Your ticket purchase also includes a choice of show times and seating options.
9. Mac King Comedy Magic Show
Comedy and Magic!
Mac King can teach you how to scare your friends! He gives away his trick for eating “goldfish,” but all his other gimmicks are secret. King’s show features classic sleight of hand, and it’s perfect for a family with attentive, inquisitive kids. From rope and card tricks to disappearing animals and shadow puppets, Mac King’s got it all. A little parent-friendly humor is couched in kid-friendly jokes, and when Mac makes his way into the audience, he’s just as likely to pick Junior to come on stage as he is to pick Dad or Mom. He pokes fun at his volunteers without ever embarrassing them. A father in real life and a kid at heart, Mac King is a master all-ages entertainer.
10. Free Acts at Circus Cirus
Watch free acts at Circus Circus; Atmosphere for kids!
Free shows begin daily at 11 a.m. and run every 30 to 45 minutes until midnight on the center stage at the Carnival Midway at Circus Circus. Children will be delighted with classic circus acts like jugglers, clowns, acrobats and flying trapeze artists. And, of course, there are clowns! In case painted faces aren’t enough thrill for your older travelers, the Carnival Midway is just a stone’s throw from Circus Circus’ indoor amusement park, the Adventuredome.