Kid-Friendly Summer Activities in Northern Colorado

Kids enjoying the view after hiking


  • Free Craft Room at The Museum of Art in Fort Collins


  • Visit Kids Bowl Free to get passes at different lanes throughout Northern Colorado. Options include Sweetheart Bowling, Chipper Lanes and more.


  • Saturday morning builds at Home Depot for kids of all ages on the first Saturday of the month
  • Free Birthday Parties for kids at Home Depot


  • Ascent Climbing Gym

Movies / Theatre

  • Kids’ Sumer Movie Club at Rialto Theatre in Loveland – this is free for ages 2 to 16 and they have opportunities to earn prizes
    Outdoor movies in Old Town, Centerra, City Park and Winona Pool in Loveland


  • The Museum of Discovery has an annual pass that you can use at the Denver Museum of Nature and Art and other museums around the country.


  • CSU Lagoon Series Concerts – free on Wednesday evenings on the CSU Lawn (food trucks and lots of room to run and play!)
    Outdoor music at Foothills Mall


  • Gulley Greenhouse Butterfly Pavilion is usually free in early June
    Gardens at Spring Creek
  • Free days at Denver Botanic Gardens: Tues., June 4th, Wed, July 10th and Tues., Sept 3rd
  • Tuesday Activities at Bath Nursery on Prospect
  • Lee Martinez Farm
  • Zippity Zoo Barnyard in Loveland
  • – fun outdoor classes

Outdoor activities:

  • Spray Park in Loveland at the Fairgrounds Park
    Train ride in Loveland at North Lake Park – $1 rides
    Benson Sculpture Park
  • UC Healthy Family Fit Pack – low-cost family activities


  • Take spare change and go to Scheels for arcade games, bowling, and the ferris wheel
    MOPS First Presbyterian Church has hikes and play dates
    Hike to Horsetooth Falls – 1.2 miles


  • Libraries and Barnes and Noble have reading programs that give away free prizes
    Story Time at the Libraries
    Storytime and Sing-Along at Clothes Pony


  • Morning Fresh Dairy Free Tour – get free samples and Noosa Yogurt!
    Recycling Center


  • Dairy Delite in Loveland – $1 ice cream cones

Follow this link for a list of 10 Things to do with Kids in Colorado This Summer!