The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer ban organ. Rides are only $2. Visitors to the Carousel can also enjoy picnicking at Barker Reservoir, hiking the trails of the Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch open space areas and the Indian Peak Wilderness Area. [Read more…] about Carousel of Happiness Rides Cost $2; The Happiness is Free
As the temperatures start to sizzle, a day at Water World (8801 N. Pecos St.) in Federal Heights is one of the best (and most fun) ways to cool off. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in Colorado, the water park now boasts more than 50 water adventures. For 2019, they’re celebrating 40 years of fun in the sun. [Read more…] about 15 Ways to Save Big at Water World
Through Labor Day (September 2), youngsters 18 and under get FREE admission to History Colorado museums and their exhibitions, engaging activities and participation in special summer events that take place all over the state. Click here to sign up for an E-newsletter alerting you to special events and programs in metro Denver and beyond. [Read more…] about Kids Free at State Museums All Summer
In case you find yourself trapped with some rowdy young ‘uns, you may need some fun places for the kiddos to play. This list of indoor play areas around Denver should come in handy.
I’ve included all sorts of activities, some free and some with an admission fee. For some of the pricier attractions, I noted if there’s a Groupon available (and you should always check Groupon yourself for those not marked, as new Groupons pop up from time to time).
This list is by no means comprehensive as there are a gazillion spots across the metro area. Know of something that should be in the list? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas For Kids Around Denver
Colorado Music Festival presents its six-week summer concert season from June 27 through August 3 at Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Rd.) in Boulder, offering 20 diverse performances of orchestral and chamber music by the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and guest artists, alongside educational programming.
The Festival features 96 world-class musicians from around the country who arrive in Boulder to perform as the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Peter Oundjian. Additionally, 18 guest artists perform throughout the season with the orchestra. [Read more…] about Colorado Music Festival Offers Free Open Rehearsals in Boulder
Tell me, how do you get to Sesame Street? You won’t need to go far, this summer. The iconic children’s TV show is celebrating its 50th anniversary (and counting) by taking a road trip around the country — making 10 stops to share the joy and fun the show has given to so many. Fifty years of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. [Read more…] about Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Road Trip Stops in Denver
To infinity and beyond! Disney*Pixar’s new movie, Toy Story 4 is in theaters now. And we are giving MHOTC readers the chance to win free tickets to see the film at your local theater. That’s not all… Denver is on the map for the amazing Toy Story 4 Summer Road Trip, a FREE and fun experience will be at Denver Civic Center Eats on Wednesday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Read more…] about ‘Toy Story 4’ Ticket Giveaway + Special Event at Civic Center Park
Take me out to the ball game…on the cheap. It doesn’t get much better than a summer afternoon or evening at Coors Field. The roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat and munching on baseball park snacks makes for a memorable day with friends and family. However, you don’t need to break the bank to have a good time. Baseball fans can also be bargain hunters, so catch big savings with the following 9 home run offers: [Read more…] about Batter Up For 12 Colorado Rockies Deals
Hear ye! Hear ye! The 43rd annual Colorado Renaissance Festival (650 W. Perry Park Ave.) in Larkspur is in full swing. If you’ve never enjoyed the merriment of the village, there’s plenty for families to do and see, including entertainment, an Artisan’s Marketplace and themed weekends. Plus, you really haven’t lived until you’ve chomped and chewed on a turkey drumstick out in the open air. [Read more…] about Colorado Renaissance Festival: Free Child’s Admission & $3 Off For Adults
Just another reason we really like Bass Pro Shops. The outdoor retail giant always has something going on the entire family can enjoy for FREE. Right now, Denver’s Bass Pro Shops invites families to stop by any Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 21 to participate in Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Event. [Read more…] about Free Bass Pro Family Summer Event Workshops
Gather your friends and family and come join The Reframing Group under the stars for some good wholesome family fun at its 2nd annual Uhills Movie Night. The realtor bring in a 25-foot movie screen and full sound system, so hundreds of people can enjoy a movie. Admission is FREE — no ticket needed, no strings attached. [Read more…] about Uhills Movie Night in Denver
Who says summer film series are only limited to the big city? The Promenade Shops at Centerra (5971 Sky Pond Dr.) in Loveland is hosting a Friday night family film series — Movies on Main.
Admission is FREE. Bring your own picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. [Read more…] about Loveland: Promenade Shops Hosts ‘Movies on Main’ Summer Film Series
How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. [Read more…] about Check Out Colorado State Parks Pass at Libraries
Timbuk Toys brings Denver the world’s best toys for learning, laughter and fun. However, they offer families more than just toys. In all of its stores, they have interactive play stations where kids can have fun with its toys and parents can see how its curated selection of toys enrich the play experience.
Plus, they offer a weekly Story Play Time for toddlers and pre-schoolers, an interactive hour of entertainment and engagement by the beloved Mr. Paul. [Read more…] about Timbuk Toys’ Weekly Story Play Time, $10 Discount For Birthday Boys & Girls
Downtown Aquarium is one of the few Denver attractions that does not offer any free days. Plus, it’s not often they offer any discounts. However, this summer, they’re making a big splash with families fishing for late-in-the-day fun. From June 17 to July 25, the attraction is hosting its Summer Family Nights — with discounted tickets Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. [Read more…] about Downtown Aquarium’s Summer Family Nights With Discounted Tickets