Things To Do in Denver With KidsMelanie Blodgett
August will mark six years of living in Denver for our family and it definitely feels like home. We’ve really fallen in love with the city for its variety, accessibility, dining and 300 days of sunshine. Only recently have kids’ activities in the area been of interest to us, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of them. Here are some kid friendly spots we love to frequent.
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Children’s Garden 2 of 14
The Mordecai Children's Garden is a place to play, explore and discover. Located on the top of the Botanic Garden's parking structure, on a hot day you can even kick off your shoes and wade in the creek.
Art Museum 3 of 14
Thanks to recent renovations, the Denver Art Museum is now much more kid friendly with items to play with in nearly every room. Don't forget, free admission on the first Saturday of every month!
Zoo 4 of 14
We frequent the Denver Zoo not only because it's close, but they're always adding new habitats and animals. It's especially fun to go in the spring and early summer when the babies arrive.
Fancy Tiger 5 of 14
You might not think a craft store would be fun for kids, but Fancy Tiger now offers beginner sewing classes just for kids. While they learn, you can browse their amazing fabric selection and grab some ice cream across the street.
White Fence Farm 6 of 14
Part petting zoo, part playground, part restaurant: White Fence Farm is a family friendly spot that always offers an interesting time.
Westlands Park 7 of 14
Westlands Park has one of the biggest and best playgrounds in Denver with pretty views of the mountains.
Children’s Museum 8 of 14
The Children's Museum of Denver is just as fun for the kids as it is for the adults. The hands-on exhibits are amusing as well as educational. My favorite room may be the grocery store with aisles of fake food and mini shopping carts.
Central Park 9 of 14
While the trees still need time to grow, the playground and splash pad at Central Park is always bustling with excitement. The equipment is new and unlike any others I've ever seen.
Museum of Nature and Science 10 of 14
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is an excellent stop for kids young and old. While the popular space and dinosaur exhibits stay year round, they also have some of the best travelling exhibits stop through. There's even and interactive room for toddlers.
Library 11 of 14
The Denver Public Library is the best system I've ever experienced. While the media options are practically endless, each branch has a children's space with toys and books galore. And don't forget about weekly story time!
Little Man 12 of 14
If you're looking for a cool treat, Little Man is the place to go. Not only is the building unique, the flavors are as well. It even has a slide out back.
The Shoppe 13 of 14
The Shoppe is part bakery, part cereal bar, part art exhibit, part game room. So pretty much awesome for kids.
Butterfly Pavilion 14 of 14
If you're kids are weary of fluttering things, the Butterfly Pavilion is a place to discover and learn all about (what else?) butterflies. Maybe one will even land on your nose!