Fun for one, fun for all: 6 Greenbrier Resort Activities for Kids

With cotton candy skies, sweet treats galore and the most vibrant interior design, The Greenbrier Resort invites people of all ages to explore its grandeur. A getaway to America’s Resort is the perfect thing to lift the spirits, welcoming all visitors with its wonder-filled halls.

At The Greenbrier Resort, the whole family can find more to do than can fit in a typical itinerary. Check out our guide to America’s Resort for the young— or young at heart.

1. Adventure in the Treetops

Aerial Adventure Course

If your little ones like to face a challenge head-on, they will love the Aerial Adventure Course at The Greenbrier. 50 feet in the air (but safely secured) your family will pass through 12 unique challenges, climbing among the lush treetops. This unique course is fun for guests of all ages and skill levels, so you just might want in on the action as well.

Children under the age of 10 will need to be joined by an adult, giving you the perfect excuse to take on the challenge for yourself.

2. Strike Gold-Worthy Fun


Is your family drawn to a bit of friendly competition? Put your skills to the test with a classic game of bowling! With an eight-lane bowling alley, The Greenbrier is the perfect place to strike up some fun. Rent a lane for a group game or book a private event to have the whole alley to yourself.

If you have a few bowling newbies in your crew, don’t fret! The Greenbrier has kid-friendly bumpers to catch all of those potential gutterballs.

3. Enjoy an Equestrian Escape

Horseback Riding

First-time riders and equestrians alike will be right at home at The Greenbrier, with options ranging from gentle path rides to more adventurous trail excursions. For the youngest members of your crew, book a Children’s Lead Line Ride or look into a Private Mountain Ride for the whole family.

Start your equestrian escapade at Kate’s Mountains Adventures near the North Entrance of the resort. The Greenbrier will provide the helmets and the fun on your horseback adventure.

4. Splash Around

Swimming Pools

With both indoor and outdoor pools, The Greenbrier is the place to be for water-lovers in all seasons. Encased in glowing canopies and year-round warmth, the Indoor Pool area is decked from one end to the other in Dorthy Draper’s cheerful style. When warm weather approaches, The Greenbrier’s Infinity Pool provides a scenic escape perfect for both relaxing parents and playful kids.

Set yourself up for a day of relaxation and fun at the Infinity Pool by booking a Cabana space for your family. Enjoy some shade –perfect for the little ones– and indulge in poolside service.

5. Fun Fit For Royalty

Next Generation Spa Services

If you are dreaming of a spa escape for yourself, why not book one for your little one as well? With The Greenbrier’s Princess Grace Services and Junior Royalty Treatments, the youngest of spa-goers can enjoy a glittery makeover full of fun. Do you have some teenagers in your crew? They will love the signature Greenbrier Teen Facial made just for them.

Don’t get caught up in the fun and forget to book your own service. Named one of the Best Spas in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, you don’t want to miss your shot at enjoying The Greenbrier Spa.

7. Make Sweet Memories

Draper’s Dessert Bar

After a long day of adventure, your whole family will be thankful for the chance to refuel at one of over 20 dining options at The Greenbrier. Find nutritious and delicious meals, sure to fuel hours of adventure– but don’t forget to indulge just a bit. Watch as your kid’s eyes light up as they catch a glimpse of the Draper’s Dessert and Ice Cream Bar. Order a few scoops of house-made sweetness and don’t forget to snap a photo of their colorful masterpiece.

Looking for a lighter sweet treat? Springhouse Smoothies is the perfect place to find a healthy but delicious snack. Enjoy a smoothie made to order with the freshest fruit and veggies.

While these 6 activities are sure to keep your little ones busy, the opportunity for fun at The Greenbrier is never-ending! Start planning your dream Greenbrier getaway for the whole family with our Luxury Explorer guide.

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This post was last updated on February 23, 2022