Memorial Day weekend is always choke-full of things to do. But they're not all places or events you want to – or should – take the kids to. Children can be tough to please, but here are 5 things kids and parents can both enjoy doing this weekend.

  • Petting Zoo and Paddle Boats

    Licon Dairy is one of El Paso's Hidden Gems. The kids can pet and feed all kinds of animals, like llamas, buffalo, and deer. There's a pond for paddle boating and fishing. And the dairy store is home to some of the best Asadero cheese our area has to offer. [More]

  • Get Wet and Wild

    Burgers and 'dawgs on the grill, and water rides when they want to play or chill. What kid wouldn't enjoy that kind of a day? [More]

  • Splash Around

    If getting wet is what the kids are looking to do but on a much smaller level, then head out to one of the city neighborhood splash pads. You’ll find one in just about every part of town, all free to use. [More]

  • Visit the Zoo

    If you’re looking to get wild, but not necessarily wet, pay the zoo a visit. It’s bigger and better than ever with relatively new attractions like the Wings of the World Bird Show and the all-new Reptile House. Plus the kids will love feeding the giraffes. [More Info]

  • Take Them Ice Skating

    Get your glide on at the area’s largest indoor public ice skating rink. Not only is it fun, it’s relatively cheap too. Admission includes skate rental. [More]