Time to give Mother Nature her due. Sunday, April 22 is the 47th annual Earth Day. Here are some family-friendly festivals, fairs, recycling events, workshops and other celebrations on Friday, April 20; Saturday, April 21 and Earth Day itself we’ve heard about across the Front Range. If you know of any we’ve missed, send details to firstname.lastname@example.org. All events are FREE, unless indicated otherwise. [Read more…] about 21+ Earth Day Celebrations in Denver
Kids can spring into Spring with some fun activities on Saturday, April 28 at Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market. At 10 a.m. enjoy a reading of the children’s book The Hungry Honeybee by Jessica Goldstrom of The Bees Waggle. This is a story of the struggles that honeybees face in our current landscape and how to help.
Books will be available for purchase after the FREE reading and they come with wildflower seeds. Please RSVP here to reserve your child’s space. [Read more…] about Spring Kids Activity Day at Four Seasons Farmers Market
Want to have fun, but on a budget? Case solved. Here’s a great way to entertain the kids on the cheap: Through Thursday, April 19, get a buy-one-get-one FREE ticket to see the family flick “Sherlock Gnomes.” [Read more…] about BOGO Free Ticket For “Sherlock Gnomes”
It’s all about “aviators” at the next University of Colorado Museum of Natural History‘s Family Day on Saturday, April 21. Look up in the sky, what’s soaring by? A bird, a bat, a bee or a seed? Many animals, and even plants, have evolved to travel through the air. [Read more…] about CU’s Museum of Natural History’s Free Family Day
Connecting with the natural world is easy in Colorado. All you have to do is head east to the plains or west into the mountains. FREE programs take place in a variety of Jefferson County Open Space parks, including Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC) and the Hiwan Homestead Museum, throughout the year. The Center offers a variety of nature programs with topics that explore the diversity and richness of the foothills. Discover wildlife, plants, geology, astronomy and more. [Read more…] about JeffCo Open Space Offers Free, Fun Nature & History Programs
Time to pick up those poles and grab some bait. A Kids Fishing Clinic is set for Sunday, April 29 at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to noon is open to kids ages 6 to 12 years old.
Experienced anglers from Environmental Learning for Kids Youth Urban rangers will be on hand to help. Learn about line casting, native fish and anatomy. Poles will be available for loan. Reservations are required. Call 303-289-0930 to sign up. [Read more…] about Free Kids Fishing Clinic at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
While no one would argue that reading, writing and arithmetic form the core of a child’s education, we’ve always believed the performing and visual arts play a large part, as well, in forming a well-rounded, creative individual. Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) provides arts education programs for urban youth ages 3 to 17.
If you child loves art, you should check it out. For most programs, the price is right… FREE. [Read more…] about Does Your Child Love Art? Check Out DAVA Free Open Studio
All aboard! This freebie is on track to be fun day for the whole family. Thursday, April 12 is a FREE Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (or, as it’s better known, our tax dollars.) Admission is regularly $10 for adults (16 to 59), $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children (2 to 15.) [Read more…] about Free Day at Colorado Railroad Museum Today
Know the best way to get a child to read? Give them their very own book, with the hope they will become passionate bookworms. One Book 4 Colorado does just that by providing a FREE book to preschoolers.
Any four-year-old in the state can pick up his or her own copy of “Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown” by Eric Litwin in English or Spanish. [Read more…] about One Book 4 Colorado – Free ‘Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown’ for All Preschoolers
Mark your calendars. The U.S. Park Service waives entrance fees to all of its 417 parks, monuments and other sites on Saturday, April 21 as part of National Park Week. It sounds like a good reason to plan a road trip, whether for a weekend in a nearby state (Utah’s five national parks are fabulous in spring before it gets too hot) or even just for an afternoon to explore the beauty that is Colorado.
If you’re not able to take advantage of this freebie, mark your calendar now for the remaining FREE days in 2018: September 22 — National Public Lands Day, and November 11 — Veterans Day.
Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards.
This season, they’re giving away everything from ticket package deals (often with food & drink), tote bags, beach towels, jerseys, t-shirts, $1 hot dog coupons, wristbands, light bulbs, bracelets and more on specific game days. [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Game Day Giveaways For 2018 Season
If you bank at Wells Fargo (or know someone who does), take advantage of this home-run offer for Colorado Rockies tickets.
From March 1 to October 1, the bank is offering 2-for-1 Club Level tickets to all Colorado Rockies 2018 regular season games, except for April 6, 20, 21 and 22; July 3 and 4; and September 28. Purchases must be made with a consumer or business Wells Fargo debit card. [Read more…] about Wells Fargo: 2-for-1 Club Level Tickets For Colorado Rockies
Spring is in the air! Frugal families looking for low-cost adventures in the Mile High City can start with this month’s FREE Days: April 3 – Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms; April 7 – Denver Art Museum; April 8 – Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street; April 9 – Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
April 12 – Colorado Railroad Museum; April 13 – Four Mile Historic Park (noon to 4 p.m.); April 27 – Clyfford Still Museum (also FREE every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.); and April 29 – Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Check out our events calendar and click on “View Events By Month” for easy planning. [Read more…] about Free Days at Museums & More in April
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning Store offers FREE craft activities for kids (3 and older.) If you’ve never checked one out, Lakeshore is chock-a-block overflowing with games, arts & crafts, puzzles, blocks, educational software and more, all designed to teach kids, without them knowing they are boosting their brainpower.
The upcoming schedule promises lots of hands-on fun. Here’s the line-up: [Read more…] about Free Kids Crafts Every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning
Thanks to this new deal, Elitch Gardens will be a major destination for frugal families this spring and summer. The amusement park just introduce its new Pre-K Pass. Kids (ages 3 to 5) get FREE unlimited visits to the theme and water park for the entire 2018 season. (Children 2 and under always get in for FREE.) The park opens Saturday, April 28. [Read more…] about Elitch Gardens Offers Free Kid’s Pass For 2018 Season