Put your imagination in gear and go. It’s time for Touch-a-Truck, where kids get a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. During the FREE event, children are invited to climb on and explore their favorite vehicles including big rigs, fire engines, police cars, construction trucks, a zamboni and much more. [Read more…] about Kids Will Love Free ‘Touch-A-Truck’ Event
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
The popular Tebo Train, a sweet electric-powered kiddie train, is back from the repair shop and is again giving FREE rides to children to age 10 on Monday through Friday mornings through August 30. Adults may now accompany the smallest children. Boarding is in front of the Wells Fargo Bank at 12th and Pearl from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The four-car train runs from 13th and Pearl along the Pearl Street Mall to the 1400 block and is the only vehicle, other than strollers, permitted on the pedestrian mall.
Riverside Baptist Church has a FREE summer camp open to all this summer. A Sports and Crafts Camp takes place Monday through Thursday, July 22 to 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church (2401 Alcott St., Denver) and Jefferson Park (2201 Clay St., Denver). The camp gives your kids the opportunity to develop their skills in crafts, soccer, T-ball, flag football and basketball.
It’s designed for children elementary through 6th grade. 4s and pre-K kids will meet inside classrooms at Riverside Church. The rest meet at the park. To register your kids, click on the registration button here and fill out the form.
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
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
The event has changed its policy. A ticket is required for the event. Unfortunately, registration is now closed. 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
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
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
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
Time to pick up those poles and grab some bait. A Kids Fishing Clinic is held once a month 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. The first one of the season is Saturday, June 15.
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. [Read more…] about Free Kids Fishing Clinic at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Harkins Theatres’ annual (and very popular) Summer Movie Fun series passes are on sale. Even better for families, the series runs at two locations this summer — Arvada 14 (5550 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.) and Northfield 18 (8300 E. Northfield Blvd.) [Read more…] about Harkins Theatres’ Summer Movie Fun: 10 Kid Flicks for $5
Douglas County Libraries’ 2019 Summer Reading Program is The Great Summer Reading Road Trip! The program kicks off at all seven library locations on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, with arts and crafts, games, bounce house, snacks and themed storytimes for children. The program runs through July 31. [Read more…] about Douglas County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program
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. [Read more…] about Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Tee up for this deal. South Suburban Park and Recreation District is waving green fees for youth 17 years and younger who golf during weekends this summer at four of its courses. FREE golf is valid after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Littleton Golf Course (Bowles & Federal, 303-794-5838), Family Sports Golf Course (Arapahoe & Peoria in Centennial, 303-649-1115) and Lone Tree Golf Course (Lincoln & Lone Tree Pkwy., 303-799-9940), and after 6 p.m. at South Suburban Golf Course (Colorado Blvd. & Dry Creek Rd., 303-770-5500). [Read more…] about Kids Play For Free at South Suburban Golf Courses