I love springtime in Colorado. I enjoy getting out on my bike, spring skiing and everything the Denver area has to offer. However, I also completely understand that while these things are great for me, they are not always the best options to entertain young children. After being holed up in the house for a couple of months I’m sure you’re ready to get out!
Here are my 5 Go-To Places when the kids, and you, need a break.
One of my favorites is the Cat Café in Denver. Located at 3929 Tennyson Street it is a charming little place that fosters cats for adoptions and is a kitty heaven for children of all ages. You can play with and pet cats, have a cup of coffee, and just enjoy the environment. It is open from 10am – 7pm daily and a welcome reprieve from being stuck in the house. Get more information here: http://www.denvercatco.com
Denver’s Little Adventurers
If cats aren’t your thing, check out the Children’s Museum, https://www.mychildsmuseum.org. As the name implies, it is full of fun and engaging activities for children of all ages. Personally, I love the bubble exhibit, but you will find so many different activities that this is one place a membership can pay for itself quickly. In addition, it’s free the 1st Tuesday of each month from 4 pm – 8 pm.
Are your kids dinosaur fanatics? Then you need to get your adventurer on at Dinosaur Ridge, http://www.dinoridge.org. With an amazing history of discoveries, this National Natural Landmark in Morrison is simply awe inspiring. There are fossils, displays, exhibits and you can literally walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs. It’s open all year round and perfect for a warm winter or spring day.
I Get to Ride the Ostrich!
If you are up for a little drive in the mountains, then I highly recommend the Carousel of Happiness in Nederland. Even though my kids are now older, this is still one of their favorite memories and a yearly tradition. The restored 1910 carousel has astonishing animals and is suitable for all ages. The Wurlitzer band organ itself is amazing. The best part, it only costs $1 to ride. https://www.carouselofhappiness.org
Fun and Sun with Friends
This last one is a bit of a no brainer, but I feel it is important to mention. Denver is home to some of the best parks in the country. When it is cold, snowing, raining, or muddy, this might not be the best option, but on those wonderfully warm days there are many options. We would spend a day doing a park scavenger hunt. We would visit 3 parks and see what we could find. This is even more fun if you’re with another family with kids. The “Purple Park”, their name, was my kid’s favorite. Use this link to get started: https://www.denver.org/things-to-do/sports-recreation/denver-parks/
Get Out and Explore
I love my kids, and there is nothing better for me to take them someplace that excites them, especially when we’ve been trapped inside all winter. Denver is incredibly kid friendly, you just need to get out and explore. Call some friends, and make it happen. If you have any questions, please call us. We want to be more than realtors, we want to be your neighbors.