2018 Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Denver, CO
Denver's favorite places to take kids for 2018
There are literally hundreds of wonderful places to take your kids in greater Denver! Each year, we survey Denver parents to find out where they love to take their kids. 2018's results are below. And make sure to sign up for our fantastic FREE weekly newsletter with dozens of ideas each week for local stuff to do with kids, many of them free.
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Great Play has been created with two objectives: to ensure that kids have fun, and to help them reach their full physical potential, to help every child develop a love of physical activity that will lead to an active, healthy and confident life.
Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care and visitor experience. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission. We provide extraordinary experiences every day for our animals and visitors and our core values are evident in everything we do: Protect • Honor • Innovate • Engage • Empower • Serve
Pumpkin Patch of Centennial
The pumpkin patch at Good Shepherd Episcopal sells a variety of pumpkins, mini pumpkins and gourds. All pumpkins are grown on the Navajo Reservation. Proceeds benefit organizations helping the homeless and the hungry.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures. Exciting exhibitions, and IMAX theatre, and a planetarium make the Denver Museum of Science and Nature a must-see for families with children. A discovery zone for kids, exhibits on Mummies, Space Exploration, Wildlife, and Prehistoric creatures cover the bases of kids' favorite science and nature topics.
WOW! Children's Museum
WOW! Children's Museum is dedicated to providing educational hands-on exhibits, activities and programs for all children - bringing families together in a creative environment that sparks imagination and inspires learning through play.
Take a ride on the hayride to the pumpkin patch, walk through the 30 acre corn maze, visit the barnyard, race on the pedal karts, ride the barrel train, and take the little ones to the kiddie coral and the hay bale maze. Located in Erie.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Children's Museum of Denver
At the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, you can do it all. Whether you’re navigating through a 3 ½ story climber, stepping inside a 6-foot bubble, sculpting a clay masterpiece or powering a hot balloon, there is always something new to explore. Every day, our expertly designed exhibits and programs encourage kid-powered learning and open doors for Colorado's curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more - on their own terms.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is about sharing the wonders of the natural world with kids of all ages and providing memories for a lifetime. Here, you do more than just look. Named 4th-Best Zoo in North America by USAToday’s 10Best, you’ll get to explore newly renovated and award-winning exhibits. Discover more than 30 species of endangered animals. Interact with our giraffes and don’t miss the chance to hand-feed them! Soar over your favorite animal exhibits and take in breathtaking views of the city below on the Mountaineer Sky Ride.
Since 1890, Elitch Gardens in Denver has been America's only downtown theme and water park. The park is open May through October with 53 rides, live shows, thrilling roller coasters, an entire water park, and Fright Fest in October.
Bay Aquatic Park
Broomfield's outdoor water park, designed for families and children ages 1-13 years. The Bay features two exciting body slides, an inner tube slide, leisure pool with zero–depth entry, and an interactive water play structure. There is also a newly remodeled tot pool with slides, spray ground, restrooms, and large grass and picnic and rental areas.
Colorado Pumpkin Patch
Climb on our straw bale pyramid, play in the rope maze, launch gourds, visit our petting zoo, take a pony ride, enjoy a hay ride, play in the corn box, and don't forget to pick out you pumpkin.
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
The Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch is a fun and organically healthy place to be this year. Enjoy a day in view of the beautiful Rockies and Longs Peak under the Festival Pumpkin Tree!
Adventure Golf and Raceway
At Adventure Golf and Raceway you can golf on 3 of America's most unique 18-hole miniature golf courses and race around Colorado's first and only outdoor electric go-kart track, and much more.We offer birthday and group events. Come visit the number one Denver miniature golf experience.
Boondocks Food and Fun
Boondocks Food & Fun Colorado Attractions: bowling, laser tag, arcade, mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts,rookie track, and a ropes course.
The Rockies are Denver's Major League Baseball franchise. They are currently members of the National League West Division. Their home venue is Coors Field.
The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!
Water World, one of America's largest family water parks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver on 70 beautifully landscaped acres. We feature 48 creatively-themed aquatic attractions, offer free parking, and family picnics are always welcome!
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.