Last summer I published a list of local places to take your kids for fun in the Denver area and beyond. With spring break coming up I wanted to re-share this list along with some updates, new locations and details of some of my favorite locations! Hopefully this gives all of you mama’s some great ideas of what to do with your kids this spring break! Have fun!!!
My kids favorite museum, they call it the “pirate ship museum”. It doesn’t look like much from outside but there are a ton a activities packed in, as well as some rotating
exhibits so there is always something new when we go. I personally do love the Denver children’s museum however WOW has a much more relaxed environment and usually entertains my kids for just as long as the larger Denver children’s museum.
The Forney museum is a great place for anyone who loves cars, trains and unique one of a kind vehicles. I personally love wondering around this museum and checking out the cars, plane, trains and bikes I will say the excitement for my kids is typically short lived. I do still recommend checking out this museum if you have never been but most kids will probably not be entertained there for more than about an hour.
A great little all outdoor park, mostly old buildings you can check out but they also have a chick coup on sight. Walk around the grounds and then wander down to the creek. This is also one of my favorite spots for photo sessions!
Another favorite spot of mine for sessions, especially themed sessions, this little museum connects with Belmar park. This one also has an indoor section which I have to admit I have never into.
We had the opportunity to visit this museum for the first time last summer and loved it! It is a very small museum but it has a lot packing in there. To really get your moneys worth make sure you take a tour, this is included in the price of admission and I learned a ton from our very young but very knowledgeable tour guide. I do recommend this for older children, not little ones with a short attention span. While my 3 year old LOVES dinosaurs is was a little hard to keep her entertained during the tour. I just found out that they have also teamed up with dinosaur ridge to offer a one time pass that gives your tours at both locations!!
Zoos and Animal Sanctuaries
In case you are not aware, the butterfly pavilion actually offers a joint pass with the Denver Children’s museum. We love having the pass for the special events alone. Bug a boo is a favorite for my children every year!
Gardens and Farms and Outdoor Adventures
This is one of my favorite little museums/farms! If you have never been it is definitely worth checking out. First perk is it is free. While this museum does have a few indoor galleries the real attraction is the farm animals and old buildings outdoors. We love to wander around, enjoy the outdoors, and check out the animals.
Four mile historic park is very similar to the Littleton history museum in a ton of ways, but there is an admission charge here. A few things that might make it worth the money, my kids favorite activity here is panning for gold, be prepared with extra clothes, they will get wet and messy! They also offer carriage rides for a extra charge. In addition the park boasts Denver’s oldest house and offers tours of the house. I did not find the tour to be kids friendly however and only made it through a small portion of it before I had to leave due to my 3 year old trying to touch EVERYTHING (they did not like that!) So if you have littles who like to touch and climb, save yourself the stress and skip the tour.
We love to go for tea tastings and tours but be aware children must be 5 years old to take the tour. If you have kids younger and are in the area its still worth stopping by for free tea tasting and the gift shop!
Our favorite tour because it is open to all ages and you get a free candy at the end! Make sur to go early though, last time we caught the final tour of the day and they were already done making candy for the day!
Indoor Fun, Fun Centers and Putt Putt
I remember going to the one in Arvada as a little kid! We took our kids a few years ago to this location and have been meaning to go back. The owner was so nice and even though we had accidentally come on a day they were supposed to be closed he opened up rides for my kids and was so kind and helpful! We were lucky enough to catch him there but I definitely recommend checking times before you go!
This one is for the older kids, I believe you have to be 5 to do a class here. My 8 year old son went for a birthday party and loved it but we have never done the drop in classes. If your older kids like to be active, love skateboarding, tumbling, Trampoline etc. this is definitely worth checking out.
One more fun thing for your kids this Spring break, plan a fun themed adventure photo session for them! I would love to help you with this! Get more information at bit.ly/TruthPhotoInsiders
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