Just as soon as the holidays are over and the kids go back to school, it’s already time to start planning for the summer break. For a lot of Denver families that means summer camps, and there are so many to choose from. Some are all about getting outside and exploring, while other focus on different art aspects and some get your kid moving. [Read more…] about Denver Area Summer Camps For 2023
Go wild with your sweetie at the Denver Zoo! The popular attraction makes for the perfect backdrop for just strolling along with your loved ones, all while enjoying the beauty and wonder of so many lovely animals. For Valentine’s Day this year, the Zoo is offering a special — Wild at Heart: 11 Days at $11. The sweet deal offers half-price admission, exclusive Animal Experiences, themed treats and more. [Read more…] about Denver Zoo’s ‘Wild at Heart’ Special Offers Half-Price Tickets for Animal Lovers
Denver FamilyFest is all about fun. After all, every vendor has some sort of family-fun kid’s activity in their booth from temporary tattoos and coloring books to carnival games and face painting. Plus, there’s live entertainment, fun stage presentation and giveaways. While the kiddos will have a great time, parents will find a huge variety of family-oriented products and services. This year’s event is Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space museum from noon to 6 p.m. [Read more…] about Kids Get In For Free To Denver FamilyFest at Wings Over The Rockies
Get creative! If you’re feeling “crafty” over the weekend, head to Michaels for a fun afternoon on Sundays. Michaels’ popular Sunday Makebreak craft events offer a creative outlet for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Even better, there’s no need to register or sign-up — just head to the craft store’s project room to get started. [Read more…] about Michaels Hosts Sunday Makebreak Craft Events — Watercolor Cards Today!
This time of year, you may find yourself trapped with some rowdy young ‘uns and 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. A few spots have closed in the last year, others are still to re-open. Know of something that should be in the list? Just email email@example.com. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas for Kids Around Denver
It’s back! Thanks to this family-friendly offer, Elitch Gardens will be a major destination for frugal families this summer. For the fourth time, the amusement park is bringing back its popular Pre-K Pass. Kids (ages 3 to 5) get FREE unlimited visits to the theme and water park for the entire 2023 season. (Did you know children 2 and under always get in for FREE?) [Read more…] about Elitch Gardens Offers Free Kid’s Pass for 2023 Season
For Denver area parents the holidays are a special time full of cookies, Santa, twinkling lights, and quality time with the kids. A whole lot of quality time in fact, since most school-age children are home for at least two weeks during the season.
While we may think getting presents and doing special holiday things would entertain them, any seasoned mom or dad or caretaker knows there comes a time when you just need to get out of the house.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy play parks in order to have fun. There are plenty of cheap, FREE and exciting things to do. [Read more…] about Best Ways To Entertain Kids On The Cheap This Winter Break
Dinner and Ghosts typically offers personalized nighttime tours of Denver’s haunted locations, including cocktails and/or dinner. But you don’t have to drop a bundle to be spooked. The company’s Scaredy Cats Tour is designed for those who like ghost stories but are a little afraid of the dark. This one is for the kids or maybe just the kid at heart totally free, so you can bring everyone. [Read more…] about Free Holiday Ghost Tours In Downtown Denver
The holidays are the perfect time to get crafty, especially for little ones. Families can be creative and have lots of holiday family fun, whether making decorations for the home or gifts for loved ones. And Michaels is sparking lots of imagination by hosting a Kids Club Winter Workshop — 12 days of FREE online classes (for ages 6 and up.)
Our wonderful Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers families so much to see, do and explore. A visit can easily fill the entire day with wonder, knowledge and lots of fun. And, thanks to our city’s Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, you can expand your mind, not your wallet on the institution’s annual FREE Days. The next one is Monday, December 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tie your laces and gear up to visit a great place to skate all winter long. The Pond at Southlands is a large natural, outdoor ice rink open throughout the holiday season from November 11 through February 26, 2023. General admission is $12 per person and includes skate rental. Again this year, The Pond is using an advance ticketing system. Reservations are for 75-minutes of skate time. You can buy your tickets here. [Read more…] about The Pond – Outdoor Ice Skating at Southlands
FREE ice skating returns to downtown Denver’s Skyline Park for another winter as the Downtown Denver Rink welcomes locals anxious to lace up some blades from November 21, 2022 to February 14, 2023. Bring your own skates or rent a pair — $9 for kids (12 & under) and $11 for everyone else (13 & older.) All 4th graders and those with a MyDenver card get FREE skate rental. [Read more…] about Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park Offers Free Skating
If you’re looking for sweet treats for Halloween, whether for trick-or-treaters or for your own spooky candy dish at home, there’s no better place to shop in Denver than Hammond’s Candies. Known for its holiday candy canes by many, the local candy company has been making Denver a sweet place since 1920. That’s more than 100 years of producing sweet treats of all kinds! [Read more…] about Enjoy Free Treat at Hammond’s Candies’ Costume Week + Discount on Halloween Candy
Some pumpkins end up in pies, while others adorn neighborhood front porches, but the most special of pumpkins become a part of Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns, a seasonal attraction in its second year for all ages at Hudson Gardens. The “whimsical walking trail” is open from October 1 through Halloween night, October 31. [Read more…] about Get Discounted Tickets Early for Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Hudson Gardens
FREE rides this weekend, August 13 & 14, 2022. Pay what you can and ride as many times as you want! 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 $3. 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 $3; The Happiness is Free