Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are abundant in September and October. Here’s a list of what we know is happening, along with any coupons or discounts. We’ve also included a handy map below , which should help you easily locate the attractions. Just click on the corn icon for more details. Be sure to check out our Halloween Haunted Houses list for a more ghastly experience. All attractions are open through October 31, unless otherwise noted. [Read more…] about Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches 2018
Shake Shack is known far and wide for burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. It is now offering a way to burn off some of those calories. Shake Shack Track & Field hosts FREE community runs on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on August 14. The runs, which are open to all ages and abilities, take off from and return to two metro Denver Shake Shack locations — RiNo and Highlands Ranch. Upon return, the first beverage back at “the Shack” is FREE.
Click here to register, and then meet the group meet at the Shake Shack of your choice at 6:30 p.m. for the 3- to 4-mile loop led by Boulder Running Company. The RiNo Shack is at 995 Larimer St.. Denver, 720-543-8609. The south suburban Shack is at 1509 Park Central Dr., Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, 720-452-1007.
The Denver Zoo is the best place in town for a wild day of family fun and adventure. With so many wonderful exhibits and creatures, there is much to do, see and learn for all ages. However, the popular attraction is not known for offering many discounts.
As a result, it can be an expensive journey for many. For a family of four, the cost can be as high as $80 for daytime admission, during the summer months. Our cheap “safari guides” tracked down a few wild ways to save money at the ticket booth. [Read more…] about 7 Wild Ways to Save at Denver Zoo
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
Have you ever wondered what $30 million looks like? Well, you can take a peek at Denver’s very own Money Museum. No, this is not part of the U.S. Mint on West Colfax Avenue. However, it is part of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City – Denver Branch’s community outreach efforts.
The museum is located at 1020 16th St. (across from Rock Bottom Brewery on the 16th Street Mall.) The Denver Money Museum offers a “wealth of opportunities” to explore the nation’s financial system and the functions of the Federal Reserve. [Read more…] about Denver’s in the Money! Visit The Money Museum For Free
If you’re an animal lover, here’s the perfect way to go wild on your birthday, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.
The popular attraction offers complimentary admission on your birthday, as well as a few more treats to make the day extra special. [Read more…] about Go Wild For Free On Your Birthday at Denver Zoo
The Jefferson County Public Library offers FREE passes to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Firefighters Museum, Dinosaur Ridge, the Denver Trolley, Golden History Museums, History Colorado Center, MCA Denver. Molly Brown House, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys.
Passes are available in limited quantities each day and allow different numbers of people to enter the attraction at no cost. You must have a current JCPL library card (you’ll need the number handy to get your pass), but any Colorado resident can get a card, as long as you present some sort of photo ID at any one of its library locations.
Because the Culture Pass page can be sorted by date, the simplest method is to pick your day and see what’s available.
A masked bandit roams Colorado. Actually, a number of them. See these desperados for yourself up-close and personal once a month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is open to all.
Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why black-footed ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack. Reservations are required. [Read more…] about See Live Black-Footed Ferrets at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
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”
Why do families move to Colorado? Because it’s a great place to raise your kids. And you don’t have to spend a lot of dough to have a good time. To help you in your quest to find no-cost or low-cost family fun, we’ve created a great post – Cheap Fun with Kids. We don’t even go into the outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing or whitewater rafting. You know about all that stuff.
But how about watching money (nickles, dimes, quarters) being produced right here in Denver? Stroking a live tarantula in the palm of your hand? Stepping in the footsteps of dinosaurs? Peering into the cockpit of an Air Force bomber? Sliding down a pint-size firehouse pole? See what we discovered in Denver, Boulder and the ‘burbs and be sure to tell your friends about our latest page. You might even want to bookmark this one. It’s a goodie!
Hammond’s Candies has been making delicious candies since 1920 and they still do it the old-fashioned way in small batches. FREE factory tours run Monday through Saturday every half-hour and are a great way to entertain the entire family. The tour shows the candymakers hand-pulling and hand-twisting oversize candy canes, as well as ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate. And everyone gets a free candy sample. Sweet!! [Read more…] about Sweet Deal: Free Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour
Parents will “take issue” with this freebie from LEGO. Kids always enjoy receiving mail and, if they’re LEGO fans, this offer will make them run even faster to the mailbox. LEGO Life Magazine is a FREE magazine created for kids between ages 5 and 9, mailed to your home five times a year. Every issue is packed full of LEGO news and behind-the-bricks interviews, comic adventures, games and puzzles, building challenges and Cool Creations built by LEGO fans, as well as sneak peeks at the latest sets and themes. Parents can subscribe here.
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 $1. 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. In the winter, the carousel is a popular stop for families enjoying Eldora Mountain Resort. While the carousel is open year-round, days and hours vary depending on season. Check the website for details. 20 Lakeview Dr., Nederland, 303-258-3457.
The MY Denver Card just keeps getting better. What started as a program to give kids (ages 5 to 18) FREE year-round access to the city’s 28 recreation centers and 29 pools, as well as the Denver Public Library, also includes FREE admission and/or other deals at 13 arts, culture and science organizations and attractions, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center and, Buffalo Bill Museum.
Benefits at the various cultural sites are offered at various times throughout the year, so you need to check the MY Denver Card site for specifics. [Read more…] about MY Denver Card – Free Fun and Activities For Kids
Dining out can be very expensive, especially with the whole family. That’s why frugal families stretch their dollars by eating at restaurants where kids eat FREE or at a discount. Recently, we spent hours (and hours) updating our “Kids Eat FREE” page for you, our dear readers. (You’re welcome!) You can review our updated Kids Eat FREE page here.
However, we still highly encourage you to check first, before loading up the kids — as offers often change. If you’re in doubt about any requirements or restrictions, ask first before ordering. Or, even better yet, call ahead. An unexpected large tab can be quite frustrating for parents, so don’t be shy about asking questions.
We’ve also included a list of the basic guidelines, so you’re better prepared to navigate the menu of offers. If you know of a KEF promo we missed, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.