10 Things to do with Kids in Colorado This Summer

children at the zoo in front of a giraffe exhibit

It’s that time of year again! The kids are getting out of school, but you’re not quite sure how to keep them busy all summer long. Here is a list that won’t disappoint your kids no matter what age.

 

Cheyanne Mountain Zoo

Visit nearly 800 animals in Colorado Springs! This zoo has kid-friendly exhibits, rides, games, and shows that ensure a fun-filled day. Don’t forget to see the giraffes!

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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

The largest invertebrate education, research and conservation institution in the world is located right in Westminster. Take the kids for a unique, hands-on experience where they can interact with butterflies, tarantulas, crabs and more!

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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Located in the heart of Fort Collins is a hands-on history, science and culture museum filled with interactive exhibits and artifacts from Northern Colorado and more. They have summer camps for all ages, or you can just go for the day! Registration for camp is now open.

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Telluride Adventure Center

This Adventure center is located at the base of the Gondola in the Mountain Village core. They have kids eco-camps for ages 5-14 as well as their ropes course, water walkers, bungee trampolines, and other guided adventures.

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Bananas Fun Park

This family entertainment center in Grand Junction includes miniature golf, rookie carts, go-karts, bumper boats, inflatable playland, laser tag, a laser maze, and an arcade. They also have a 6,000 square foot aquatic play center filled with water slides, tipping buckets and more. All of this for $37.50!

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Boulder Creek Swimming Hole

One of the most kid-friendly swimming holes in Colorado is in the upper sections of the creek by the Boulder Public Library. There you will find calm pools that aren’t crowded with kayakers and tubers.

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Downtown Aquarium Denver

Your underwater adventure starts in Denver! 50,000 gallons of water, floor to ceiling! They have 500+ species of fish plus a 4-D theatre, aquatic carousel and an express train that surrounds the property.

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Lookout Mountain Hiking Trails

One of the most family-friendly hikes in Colorado is just outside of Denver. As a shorter hike (0.6 – 0.8-mile loops,) it is perfect for families with younger kids. Pack a picnic and keep your eyes open to see some friendly wildlife!

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Summer Tubing Hill

Brought to you by the YMCA of the Rockies is this summertime tubing hill! This thrilling experience is fun for ages 3 and up! They provide tubes, helmets, and concessions at the top of the hill.

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Captain Zipline

Ages 6+ can embark on the adventure of a Canyon Aerial Tour in Salida, Colorado. There are nine courses rated from serene to extreme with more than 100 challenge elements. It will be fun for the young and the young at heart!

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Follow this link for additional Kid-Friendly Northern Colorado Summer Activities!

 

Get outside, enjoy the weather, and do something new this summer with your kids!