Things to do in ARVADA with kids

Of course kids always have fun in the great outdoors, but sometimes kids want something more than scenic drives and lake adventures. That’s where Colorado comes in - they have it all!

Never considered Colorado for theme parks? Head to Lakeside Amusement Park to change that! Didn’t think Colorado was for the animal lovers? How about Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or Downtown Aquarium?  

What about museums? Where do we start! History lives with Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, kids can create and play at the Children’s Museum of Denver,  and who doesn’t love a ghost town! Ghost Town Museum will sort you right out!

And of course, how can we not mention the great outdoors - but with a difference! Kids can surround themselves with fossils at the The Dinosaur National Monument, or visit the second most visited mountain in the world at Pikes Peak! 

There is so much kids fun to be had in Colorado for the active kids, train lovers, nature lovers and of course the little ones (there is even Santa’s Workshop!) but let’s not forget that Colorado is one of the premiere skiing states in the USA.

Colorado? More like Colora-GO!

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  • Lakeside Amusement Park

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    (2 miles) Denver

    A great family friendly amusement park right on a picturesque lake (with great mountain views!), there are rides for kids of all ages, which always makes for a amazing family day out! Life's a roller ...

  • Apex Park and Recreation District

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    (3 miles) Arvada

    Apex Park and Recreation District is located in northeast Jefferson County (northwest Metro Denver). This center encompasses Activity Centers,Indoor & Outdoor Pools and Fitness Facilities.

  • Jumpin Jordys

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    (4 miles) Westminster

    Offer a range of exciting inflatables from slides and mazes to assualt courses and bounce houses for kids under 9 to entertain, exercise and exhaust themselves on.

  • Casa Bonita

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    (4 miles) Lakewood

    Great Mexican food PLUS over 30 attractions - cliff divers, escaping gorillas, cowboy shootouts, lost caves and caverns, amusement arcade and more.

  • Adventure Golf and Raceway

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    (5 miles) Westminster

    Three of the most incredible, most unique and beautifully landscaped, 18-hole miniature golf courses in the country! Then get behind the wheel of real NASCAR-themed electric go-karts designed for ...

  • Childrens Museum of Denver

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    (5 miles) Denver

    Amazing hands-on adventures and discoveries for kids in this interactive museum, where they can create, learn, play and explore! Great creative fun in Denver, Colorado for the family.

  • Downtown Aquarium

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    (5 miles) Denver

    A great aquarium experience, but with the option of dining in their restaurant - which is like being underwater! A very fun experience!

  • Elitch Gardens

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    (5 miles) Denver

    Family theme park fun in Colorado with Glitch Gardens - a theme park AND water park with attractions and excitement for all ages!

  • Water World

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    (6 miles) Federal Heights

    42 amazing attractions in this splash-tastic water park - one of the biggest in the country! Get ready for a very wet family day out in Colorado!

  • Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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    (6 miles) Westminister

    Butterflies, both tropical and local, are their specialty! The Tropical Conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies from around the globe.

  • The Colorado Railroad Museum

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    (6 miles) Golden

    Lose track of time year round at the Depot Museum featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches. Frequent train ride opportunities throughout the year for guests to ride behind a vintage steam ...

  • MetroDemic Scavenger Hunts

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    (6 miles) Denver

    Save the city of Denver from an epidemic with this fun online scavenger hunt, where you find the locations and answer questions to save the day!

  • FatCats

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    (6 miles) Westminster

    Tenpin Bowling, Laser Maze, Glow in the Dark Pirate themed mini golf and Water Walker plus extensive arcade.

  • Putting Edge

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    (6 miles) Lakewood

    Glow in the dark mini golf fun in Lakewood where you can have an out of this world experience!

  • Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours

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    (6 miles) Denver

    Fun tours in Denver and Colorado on the very cool Banjo Billy's Bus!

  • Water Ways

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    (7 miles) Julian

    Water park fun for kids of all ages, as well as a cool 18 hole mini golf course and picnic spots!

  • Denver Firefighters Museum

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    (7 miles) Denver

    Follow the bootprints of a firefighter on a tour of the Museum. Learn about the equipment firefighters used, how firefighters used horses and dogs to help fight fires, see real fire trucks and ...

  • Denver Art Museum

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    (7 miles) Denver

    There's a lot to see and do at this Denver art museum, from world-class art collection to special events, to kid-friendly areas and activities!

  • History Colorado Center

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    (7 miles) Denver

    A rich, family friendly experience designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, through exhibits, media and artifacts.

  • The Molly Brown House Museum

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    (7 miles) Denver

    The mission of Historic Denver's Molly Brown House Museum is to accurately portray the story of Margaret Tobin Brown within the context of her lifetime through ongoing research, artifact collection, ...

  • Xtreme Challenge Arena

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    (7 miles) Thornton

    A cluster of courses, classes and impressive challenges providing exhilarating, skill building, and super fun activities. Open play too!

  • Denver Museum of Miniatures- Dolls and Toys

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    (8 miles) Denver

    Featuring displays of mansions in miniatures, toy cars, giant teddy bears, a tiny circus, antique, international and iconic dolls and special temporary exhibition, the museum will amaze you. ...

  • Denver Zoo

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    (8 miles) Denver

    Over 4,000 animals for kids to learn about at Denver Zoo, that aims to create a better world for the animals through human understanding, with feedings, shows and more!

  • Denver City Park

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    (8 miles) Denver

    Denver's premier park is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor play, lakes, museums, a zoo, historical monuments and picnic sites!

  • Denver Botanic Gardens York St

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    (8 miles) Denver

    Dig, explore and play at one of the top five botanic gardens in the country! Acres ready for outdoor fun, and even a 3-acre garden just for them.

  • Denver Museum Of Nature and Science

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    (9 miles) Denver

    A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe, respectively.

  • Boondocks Food and Fun

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    (9 miles) Northglenn

    Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Slick Track, Rookie Track, Bumper Boats, a 20 lane Bowling Center, Laser Tag, Huge Arcade and Prize Center, plus Kiddie Cove play zone.

  • Wheel Fun Rentals

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    (9 miles) Denver

    Our unique bikes, Surrey cycles & boats offer outdoor recreation & exercise for the entire family. Sunbathe or sightsee and let our knowledgeable, friendly staff answer all your questions. Ages 1-99

  • Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

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    (9 miles) Golden

    Transport back to the old west with this Buffalo Bill Museum with memorabilia from the life of one of the world's most infamous outlaws. Great family fun with Wild West Show, and Old West artifacts.

  • Skate City Westminster

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    (9 miles) Westminster

    The whole family can get their skates on in this indoor skating rink in Westminster, Colorado!

  • Dinosaur Ridge

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    (10 miles) Morrison

    Dinosaur fun at Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado! Kids can learn all about these amazing prehistoric creatures, and even touch footprints!

  • Heritage Square

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    (10 miles) Golden

    Heritage Square is a unique amusement park, theater, and shopping village with delightful Victorian architecture -- a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy great fun and ...

  • Wings Over the Rockies

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    (12 miles) Denver

    If your looking for high flying aerobatics, loud airplanes, and fun for the kids, come join us this summer when we attend air shows and fly-ins through out Colorado. We offer a variety of hands on ...

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (12 miles) Westminster

    Indoor fun for active kids under 8 years, with inflatables, jungle gyms, play structures and even a dedicated toddler area! Great fun in Westminster for little ones!

  • Skate City Littleton

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    (13 miles) Littleton

    Indoor skating fun in Littleton, Colorado, where the whole family can take to the rink and enjoy a fun filled experience together - so get your skates on!