Welcome to CentralOregonKids.com!

We are so glad you found us!  I hope you will find this to be your “one-stop” to quickly find what’s happening for kids and families in Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon area.The Fam

As a native Pacific Northwesterner, my husband and I moved to Bend from Seattle, excited to raise our new little family in this beautiful corner of the world with the rare advantage of so many more days of sun.  Our little guy, Jack was only one month old, so here I was; a new mom, in a new town – I realize the story is not unusual – one major life-change triggers another.  We were so excited to learn and experience everything Bend has to offer and month after month, were blown away by all of the incredible events, programs and businesses for kids and families.  But as a new, slightly overwhelmed (ok, very overwhelmed) parent, I continued to feel a little behind, finding out about these offerings just a little too late.  So….CentralOregonKids.com was born.  I now make it my mission to scour the local papers, websites, radio stations, even bulletin boards around town looking for upcoming events, so you can have them all together in one easily accessible spot.  

I hope you will find it a useful resource whether you’re a long-time resident, newcomer or a visitor to this beautiful area.  Check out the CALENDAR for what’s happening TODAY.

Also check out our RESOURCES:

  • Business Directory – Local businesses providing products and/or services for kids.
  • Child Care & Preschools – Comprehensive list of child care & preschools available in Bend, including the earliest possible start age.
  • Ongoing Activities – List of local businesses and organizations offering ongoing programs and facilities for kids.

There is so much to do here so come back often and check for updates!  If there’s anything missing, please oh please send it my way here.  Much appreciated!

*Disclaimer:  I do my best to keep the calendar up-to-date, even if changes to a listed event are made.  However, as you’ll find, there are SO MANY different events, this can be quite the task.  That said, definitely check the website for the particular event for the most current information.  Thanks!