Note: With the baseball season being postponed by several weeks, the dates we have published may change. We’ll do our best to update when more details become available. The complete Coors Field experience usually includes a hot dog, popcorn or peanuts, an ice-cold beer or soft drink and a souvenir. Part of the fun of going to watch the Colorado Rockies play ball 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 something for every fan, including ticket deals, flags, t-shirts, $1 hot dogs, lunch bags, hats and more on specific game days. [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Game Day Giveaways For 2020 Season
All aboard! This freebie is on track to be a fun day for the whole family. Thursday, March 12 is the first FREE Day for 2020 at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden from 9 a.m. to 5 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 All Aboard! Free Days at Colorado Railroad Museum — March 12
Story by Chris Sekirnjak. The Denver metro area is home to more than 700 public playgrounds, small and large, old and new, mundane and exciting. Finding the very best required visiting each play area, a project I completed in 2018. Here are 10 of my favorite ones that stand out from the rest. Chances are you have never heard of these parks, but all are all well worth a visit even if you live a few miles away. [Read more…] about 10 Best Public Playgrounds Around Denver
Back for a second season, the Central City Opera Family Series Mozart & Friends introduces children to the magic of opera through kid-friendly, interactive scenes written by master composers and storytellers. Youngsters meet characters from all kinds of fun and interesting stories. Bird people Papageno and Papagena from The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare and more. Best of all, they ask for volunteers from the audience to be part of the show. [Read more…] about Introduce Kids To Opera Without Spending A Bundle
Easter is already a sweet holiday. However, Hammond’s Candies (5735 Washington St.) in Denver is making it even sweeter with this family-friendly spring event. Parents and their “little bunnies” will want to hop over to the hometown candy company for some Easter fun and surprises. (Did you know they’ve been in business, since 1920? Hey, that’s 100 years of making candy lovers of all ages happy!) [Read more…] about Reserve Now! Hop Over To Hammond’s Candies For A Very Sweet Easter Egg Hunt
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
Movie Tavern (18605 E. Hampden Ave.) in Aurora is making the movies a little more affordable, thanks to its Kids Dream Family Film Series. The theater offers premium-quality food and beverages, all enjoyed while sitting in the chain’s comfortable DreamLounger recliners. The chef-driven menu features creative entrées, garden picks, pizzas, sandwiches, smash burgers, desserts and more — all delivered right to your seat. [Read more…] about Movie Tavern Hosts Kids Dream Family Film Series — $3 Tickets
Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections. [Read more…] about The Pinball Museum Lights Up in Lakewood — Admission Just $2
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
It’s one huge glow party on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at South Fellowship Church in Littleton. Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place every 20 minutes. Also enjoy games, snacks and a glow in the dark dance floor! This FREE event is open to the community and sponsored by the Kids Ministry. 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton. [Read more…] about Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt in Littleton
Stapleton’s Master Community Association (MCA) hosts the annual Egg Scramble. at Runway 35 Pool and Park area. Things kick off at 10 a.m. and they wrap it up by 11:30 a.m. Bring the family out to get pictures with the Easter Bunny. Check out local food trucks, fun obstacles for the kids to enjoy, and so much more. [Read more…] about Stapleton Egg Scramble
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
Denver and Boulder are paradise for families. No matter the season, there’s always something to do with your kids in Denver for free or on the cheap. We won’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 holding a live tarantula in the palm of your hand? Stepping into the tracks of a Stegosaurus? Sitting in the cockpit of a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter? Watching as millions of pennies, nickles and dimes are produced? Seeing a tornado form right in front of you? We have it all. Here are 14 top free or cheap things to do with the family in Denver, Boulder and beyond. [Read more…] about Cheap Fun With Kids in Denver and Boulder
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: Take Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour For Free
Ya gotta love a place whose address is on Sleepytime Drive. So no surprise Celestial Seasonings offers FREE tours of its Boulder-based tea production plant. After a 13-minute video intro to the history of tea and close-up view of tea processing, you’ll get to walk through the largest, most modern tea factory in the United States. The highlight: a whiff of the Mint Room — guaranteed to clear the sinuses or your money back… oh wait, you didn’t have to pay for this tour! [Read more…] about Celestial Seasonings’ Free Tea Factory Tour