Family Friendly Activities Around Denver


Finding the perfect summertime activity can be tough when you have kids of various ages. With school out, your days of relaxation have gone out the window and you are now ready to adventure with the whole family.

Here is Doulas of Denver's go-to guide for family, baby and toddler friendly summer fun in Denver!

Its a scorcher, let's stay inside.

The Denver Art Museum is a fun and interactive summer experience for kids of all ages. Free for children under 18, the museum has craft and game areas where your family can create art they can keep and take home. On weekends the museum hands out a family backpack packed with fun things to do and explore.

For a more interactive museum be sure to check out The Children's Museum of Denver where kids can explore different educational exhibits. The kids can run around and really immerse themselves in a safe and educational experience.

Parents might just have some fun exploring too! This museum is sure to bring out the child in everyone. If you have toddlers that need to ditch some stored up energy, the little exhibits and play spaces are perfect.

Get a little wild.

Denver is absolutely packed with wildlife experiences that your little ones will absolutely fall in love with. Downtown Aquarium is one of our favorites! With over 15 thousand species of fish, plants and ocean mammals up close and personal.

Wow the kids dining with real sharks and colorful tropical fish table side at their restaurant or view a huge exhibit of Sumatran tigers that love to swim.

If your children are young and the thought of sharks and tigers seems a little intimidating, head on over to the peaceful but incredible Butterfly Pavilion. 1,200 different butterflies fly free in this interactive butterfly learning center. Minutes from downtown, the butterfly pavilion is an absolute must see on a sunny summer day. Even younger toddlers and babies will light up watching a big colorful butterfly land gently on their hand, making this a great place to explore at any age.

Take cooling down to a whole new level.

If wild-life seems less appealing than wild-rides, Denver's two world-class water parks might be up your alley. Plan a surprise trip to Water World where the whole family can find an attraction to beat the heat.

This park has an entire area dedicated to the little ones, so if you have babies or toddlers this is the perfect way to cool them down worry free.

Older kids will love the thrilling roller coasters and the gravity defying water rides of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. This family friendly park is the ideal mix of adrenaline rush inducing slides and lazy wading pools to make for the ideal summer day activity.

And don't forget that sunscreen!

Park it at the park

Head to one of Denver's beautiful parks and recreation areas to lounge around and relax. Plan a day of board games and lawn games in the park with a picnic lunch or simply take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens with the baby carriage and nap time will be sure to follow. Don't miss the opportunity of a sunny day to soak in some gorgeous Denver landscape.

Armed with a list of activities and exciting places to explore this summer, boredom should be a thing of the past. Seize the opportunity to get interactive with your family and even learn something new. You'll be sure to find the right fit for you and your kids on any budget any day of the week.

Celebrate summer to the fullest.