Things that go bump in the night…and daytime? Thanks to Centerra in Loveland, it’s a Halloween drive-in event for lots of family fun — Halloween Hullabaloo Drive-In. The FREE annual spooktacular event is going open-air style in 2020. Featuring a family-friendly drive-in with Halloween favorites at the Centerra Marketplace (in the parking lot east of Jimmy John’s and south of Marshall’s). [Read more…] about Centerra’s Free Halloween Hullabaloo Drive-In in Loveland
Are you fishing for some Halloween fun with the kids? Downtown Aquarium is hosting its Halloween Kid’s Fest on Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1. Join its mascot, Sharkey, and his friends for a costume contest, animal appearances and so much more. The fun is included with the price of admission. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. [Read more…] about Kids Get 1/2 Price Admission at Downtown Aquarium
Merry Christmas! (Too soon?) Those who love everything and anything Christmas can unwrap an early present right from their couch. Hanzon Studios, in association with DCPA Off-Center, is bringing back Camp Christmas. This year, the popular immersive experience is being delivered straight to homes. No need to leave your home to take in all the wonder and magic of Christmas decorations, lights and fun. [Read more…] about ‘Camp Christmas’ Goes Virtual This Year — Get Discount Packages Now
It’s Halloween and time for fall fun with the entire family. Castle Rock will celebrate all things not-so-spooky at Spooktacular 2020 on Saturday, October 24 at Philip S. Miller Park. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged, but not required. Activities include games, prizes, food, and of course, candy. This FREE event is held outdoors, so remember to dress accordingly. [Read more…] about Family-Friendly Spooktacular 2020 In Castle Rock Is On! Register Now To Secure Your Spot
This year, movie lovers may have missed all the fun of going to the movies to experience summer blockbusters on the big screen. However, any season is the perfect time to sit in a darkened theater and munch on popcorn for true film fanatics. Even better, when you can catch the latest hit at a discounted price. (Going to the movies can be such an expensive adventure, especially for families.) [Read more…] about AMC Theatres Offers Discounted Matinées Every Day + $5 Concessions Specials
With summer upon us and most playgrounds reopened, we thought this was a good time to republish this 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
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
The Colorado Railroad Museum is now back on track and open to the public. Regular Admission prices once again apply, and train rides are available for an additional fee on selected days (Thursday to Sunday, through August). There are some new procedures and operating hours. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more…] about Colorado Railroad Museum Opens. What You Need To Know.
There may not be the crack of the bat at Coors Field just yet. However, that doesn’t mean baseball fans can’t have some fun waiting for the day they can enjoy a cold beer and hot dog, while watching our beloved Colorado Rockies at bat. (Personally, we’re also missing the Taco Bell special. We’re craving those “cheap” tacos!) [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Offers Games, Puzzles & More For Whole Family
Redbox may be known for its little red kiosks everywhere. You see them everywhere, right? (Although we recently noticed they’re no longer at McDonald’s.) However, they offer more entertainment than just disc rentals. The entertainment company just introduced FREE Live TV with dozens of family-friendly channels. [Read more…] about Redbox: Free Movies & TV With No Subscription Or Sign-In Required
Everyone is looking for ways to stay positive. And here’s a fun family project to show the world you care…a complimentary “We’re All In This Together” window sign. It’s the perfect sign for your home or office window. You might even consider posting the sign in a public space, as a reminder to others that they are not alone. [Read more…] about Get Free ‘We’re All In This Together’ Window Sign
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
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 email@example.com. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas For Kids Around Denver
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