Kids Activities in Five Corners

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At G6 Airpark, patrons of all ages bound safely between the open-jump arena and sports-based courts that comprise the 12,000 square-foot indoor trampoline park. Interconnected trampolines bordered by neon-green pads stretch from wall to wall, encouraging guests to defy gravity's demands as they spring into the air. On the dodge-ball court, jumpers fly while skirting air-filled orbs flung from opposing teams, and on the basketball court they vault over the rim, slam dunking. Guests practice more elaborate aerial flips and full-speed hugging exercises into the foam-filled trick zone, whereas the children-only area provides a safe haven for little ones. In between leaps and bounds, bouncers halt for a pizza or shaved ice from the caf?, which can also supply party fare for energy-burning, activity-filled birthday parties.

2200 NE Andresen Rd.
Vancouver,
WA
US

Many traditional artists paint linen or sculpt stone. For an agri-artist such as Craig Easterly, though, a cornfield makes a perfectly good canvas. For more than a decade, Craig has been chiseling through the 12-foot stalks of his 5-acre field to create what is from the ground a maze of rustling green tunnels and from above a stunning tableau of Portland themes and images. "I like to create designs that resonate with Portlanders and our friends in the greater Portland area," he said in a 2011 press release. One year, his work cut the city's bridges and rivers into the corn; in another he incorporated the Portland Timbers insignia into his maze.

Many traditional artists paint linen or sculpt stone. For an agri-artist such as Craig Easterly, though, a cornfield makes a perfectly good canvas. For more than a decade, Craig has been chiseling through the 12-foot stalks of his 5-acre field to create what is from the ground a maze of rustling green tunnels and from above a stunning tableau of Portland themes and images. "I like to create designs that resonate with Portlanders and our friends in the greater Portland area," he said in a 2011 press release. One year, his work cut the city's bridges and rivers into the corn; in another he incorporated the Portland Timbers insignia into his maze.

Each fall, these Sauvie Island fields birth both Craig's famous corn maze and its evil twin, the Haunted Maize, which spooks its visitors at night with costumed actors and eerie animatronics. Along with its mazes, The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch also sprouts fall-centric family-friendly activities. Overall-clad patrons bounce along on free hayrides, get crowned king of the hay mountain, or mimic the beastly accents of farm animals in the big red barn.

16511 Northwest Gillihan Road
Portland,
OR
US

Horse enthusiasts flock to The Cameron Ranch for a wide variety of equine activities, ranging from year-round trail rides through the surrounding highlands to hypnotherapy within the ranch’s peaceful country environs. During riding lessons, pupils learn to confidently command a tennessee walker that was born and raised right on the ranch. This breed walks with a four-beat gait and has a gentle temperament, making it much more suitable for novices than other horses with tendencies to smash guitars.

43005 Northeast Grist Mill Road
Woodland,
WA
US

Command Performance?s trainer, Tim Wigren, has been an independent trainer for more than 20 years and a lover of horses his whole life. During his career he has competed on multiple levels with multiple breeds, racking up wins that have made him a sought-after judge, clinician, and trainer. At Command Performance, he specializes in matching horses with riders, leading both through the process of training at the same time so they can get comfortable with each other and learn each other?s favorite flavor of grass. Each training program includes a weekly lesson, tailored to fit the rider?s unique individual goals. Tim has experience in multiple riding disciplines, including halter, Western, hunter, English, driving, equitation, and pleasure riding. Tim specializes in arabian and pinto horses, and he's very familiar with many other breeds as well.

Set on more than eight acres, Command Performance has four different barns, a large indoor riding ring, an outdoor riding ring, and a bullpen with pastures and paddocks where horses can graze and frolic.

1214 NE 249th St
Ridgefield,
WA
US

Some of the Northwest's leading suppliers of childhood glee gather every year at KidFest, a celebration of all things adventurous, educational, entertaining, and fun. Kids can get down to entertainment on the Radio Disney stage and bounce off the walls in the inflatable fun zones, and adults can enirch themselves with healthy eating demonstrations, health & wellness education, and resources for the family. Other kid-friendly zones include a laser tag, a mad science exhibit, and a petting zoo and reptile habitat.

The athletic-themed SportsFest allows kids of all ages and their parents to explore different sports by participating in interactive activities, talking to sports experts, and finding out where to play. Within the three experience Zones?team sports, specialty sports & fitness, and outdoor adventure?novice as well as more practiced athletes can check out exhibits and workshops about sports from basketball and soccer to pickleball.

2060 N Marine Dr
Portland,
OR
US

The Lumberyard is an indoor mountain bike park outfitted with jump lines, pump tracks, skill sections, and technical trail riding for bikers of all skill levels. The space also rents out bikes, helmets, and protective pads and hosts skill-building clinics. In addition, an on-site restaurant–Pub @ The Yard–, serves bikers BBQ smoked in house as well as glasses of local beer.

2700 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland,
OR
US