Things to do in BOULDER with kids

If you look in the dictionary under “places to visit for kids of all ages”, you will probably find Boulder! This stunning Colorado city has great year round activities (and a lot are FREE too!), which are perfect for the entire family.

Want some classic family fun? Gateway Park Fun Center should be your first stop! With go-karts, a human maze, mini golf and batting cages this center is great for active kids as well as the entire family!

Skiing in summer? It’s not strange at Shredder, which has created the total indoor ski experience for those as young as 10 months up to the teens.  The adventure continues with places like Valmont Bike Park - are you ready to take on the cross country trails and dirt bike jumps!

Whilst Boulder is nestled in the mountains so great for the active kids, there are other activities such as the cultural (and FREE!) Leanin Tree Museum of Western Art, and the charming Cottonwood Farms where you can get lost in the straw bale maze, enjoy farm animals and pick fruit.

A short drive from Denver, Boulder is not only pretty to look at, it’s FUN to visit!

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  • Valmont Bike Park

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    (2 miles) Boulder

    An amazing 42 acres of FREE bike park in Colorado, with dirt jumps, slopestyle terrain and cross country courses!

  • Gateway Park Fun Center

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    (3 miles) Boulder

    An all weather amusement center that has go karts, mini golf, batting cages, golf driving range, human maze, indoor arcade and is a great place for birthday parties and family outings for kids of all ...

  • Shredder

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    (4 miles) Boulder

    Open gym sessions, camps and lessons....all geared around snow sports! Time to shred in Boulder, Colorado!

  • Leanin Tree Museum of Western Art

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    (5 miles) Boulder

    Come sit on the bronze donkey, or bronze saddle in our Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Come inside to see all the crazy cowboy humor inside the Museum. Both are FREE.

  • Cottonwood Farms

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    (5 miles) Boulder

    Lose yourself in the straw bale maze or in the 1 1/2 acre corn field maze. See the 1906 Case steam tractor and other farm equipment, and watch the calves, sheep, goats, chickens and Cole, the farm ...

  • WOW Childrens Museum

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    (10 miles) Lafayette

    Unique learning experiences for kids at this Colorado museum, with hands-on experiences for kids aged 1 to 11!

  • FatCats

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    (14 miles) Westminster

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

  • Anderson Farms

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    (14 miles) Erie

    At Anderson Farms, enjoy the spectacular views of the Front Range, Longs Peak and the serenity of this country farm as the beautiful backdrop for your celebration. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin ...

  • Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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    (14 miles) Westminister

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

  • Apex Park and Recreation District

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    (15 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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    (15 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.

  • Adventure Golf and Raceway

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    (15 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 ...

  • Skate City Westminster

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    (16 miles) Westminster

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

  • Boondocks Food and Fun

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    (17 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.

  • The Colorado Railroad Museum

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    (17 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 ...

  • Water World

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    (18 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!

  • Xtreme Challenge Arena

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    (18 miles) Thornton

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

  • Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

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    (20 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.

  • Lakeside Amusement Park

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    (20 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 ...

  • Casa Bonita

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    (22 miles) Lakewood

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

  • Heritage Square

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    (22 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 ...

  • Downtown Aquarium

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    (23 miles) Denver

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

  • Childrens Museum of Denver

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    (23 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.

  • Elitch Gardens

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    (23 miles) Denver

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

  • Dinosaur Ridge

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    (23 miles) Morrison

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

  • MetroDemic Scavenger Hunts

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    (23 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!

  • Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours

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    (24 miles) Denver

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

  • Denver Firefighters Museum

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    (24 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 ...

  • Water Ways

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    (24 miles) Julian

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

  • Denver Art Museum

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    (24 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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    (24 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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    (25 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, ...

  • Denver Museum of Miniatures- Dolls and Toys

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    (25 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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    (25 miles) Denver

    the Denver Zoo is home to 4,000 animals representing over 750 species and is one of the most popular zoos in the United States. With an exciting 15-20 year master plan in place, the 21st century will ...

  • Denver City Park

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    (25 miles) Denver

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