For Kids

Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Morgantown or just visiting the area, there are plenty of activities throughout town to make your experience fun for the entire family. Kid-friendly restaurants, parks, and activities are abundant yearlong.

From playgrounds and rail trails to areas for your furry friends, Morgantown boasts four trails and fifteen parks offering many opportunities to get all members of your family out and about. For a comprehensive list as well as photos of Morgantown parks and trails, visit the Boparc website.

Hot summer days have you searching for a way to beat the heat? Consider cooling off in Krepps or Marilla pools. Marilla Pool’s two waterslides and zero grade entry make it perfect for both lieserly and thrill seeking family members. For pool hours and rates, visit the Pools Info Page at Boparc.org.

Rather spend your afternoon indoors? Visit the Morgantown History Museum, which strives to preserve and promote local and regional history through both rotating and permanent exhibits. For more information, visit the museum website.

For younger members of the family, the Children’s Discovery Museum of Morgantown offers hands on and interactive monthly events and exhibits geared towards children ages 6 months to seven years. For more information visit TheFunFactory.org.

The Morgantown Public Library is another great option for families living in or visiting Morgantown. Grab a book to enjoy by the pool, or take part in morning or evening story time. Krepps Kritters, an outdoor summer reading program, is also offered for ages 3-6 during the summer months. For more library programs and information, visit the Morgantown Public Library Website.

Summer’s not the only season that provides opportunities for recreation in Morgantown. In the cooler months, consider spending your day at the Morgantown Ice Arena and Sports Complex. Offering skating sessions open to the public, Totsickles Morning Skate and Story Hour, and private party rooms available for rent. During the summer months, the rink is converted to an all-purpose sports court, providing another venue to get your children moving. This information is available seasonally at Boparc.org.

Worked up an appetite visiting the pools and parks all morning? Visit kid-friendly Chick-Fil-A which hosts family nights and offers an indoor play area. For specific themes, dates and times, contact the Patteson Drive Chick Fil A by phone at (304) 599-1840.

For more family-friendly activities in the city of Morgantown, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website.