Kids Activities in Denver

Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (Up to 53% Off)

CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Golden Triangle

$16 $8

Developed by counterterrorism experts, the interactive exhibit educates visitors about global terrorism's history, tools, and media coverage

Two or Four One-Hour Drum Lessons at Drum Lessons by Nick Soave (63% Off)

Drum Lessons by Nick Soave

Denver

$80 $30

An avid drummer since age five, Nick Soave teaches aspiring percussionists of all ages skills such as polyrhythms and playing with a band

Flight Simulation and Museum Day for One, Two, or Four from Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Lowry Neighborhood

$46 $24

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Learn how the pros pilot a fighter jet during simulated flights; explore a former Air Force hangar with more than four dozen airplanes

Unlimited Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Putter’s Pride (Up to 58% Off)

Putter’s Pride

Southwest Denver

$20 $8.50

Waterfalls and tiny towns line the edges of three 18-hole mini golf courses with holes featuring windmills, dragons, and rocky outcrops

$50 for $100 Groupon — Sunlight Music Academy

Sunlight Music Academy

City Park West

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Admission and Unlimited Rides for Two or Four at Lakeside Amusement Park (Up to 44% Off)

Lakeside Amusement Park

Lakeside Amusement Park

$45 $27

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Historic amusement park features rides and activities for guests of all ages, with a wooden roller coaster and bumper cars

Lacrosse Camp for One or Two Children Aged 7–17 at Next Level Lacrosse (Up to 46% Off)

Next Level Lacrosse

Cranmer Park

$400 $225

During a three-day camp, some of the best lacrosse professionals lead individual and group instruction on the fundamentals of lacrosse

Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Six, or a Party for Up to 20 at Elitch Lanes (Up to 66% Off)

Elitch Lanes

Berkeley

$83.75 $29

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Bowling alley hosts small groups for two-hour games or parties of up to 20 for games and food

Four or Eight Weekly Group Guitar Lessons at Strum and Sip (Up to 71% Off)

Strum and Sip

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Laid-back beginner's lessons teach basic chords and strumming techniques; Rockstar sessions cover a new song each week

Admission for Two or Four at Museo de las Americas (50% Off)

Museo de las Americas

Santa Fe Arts District

$10 $5

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Collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian to contemporary creators provides a history of Latin American culture

Full-Day Admission for Four with Optional Take-Home Fire Helmets at Denver Firefighters Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Denver Firefighters Museum

Central Business District

$24 $12

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Bunking gear, horse-drawn fire trucks, and hands-on fire safety activities exhibited inside a 1909-built former fire station

$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of Two on August 23rd from Sierra Adventure Sports ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Blake Street Tavern

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Denver as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Pat's Downtown Grill

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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Denver Patio Ride's party bus moves through the River North arts district and downtown by way of pedaling—any willing pub-crawlers can power the party forward as the sober driver steers and brakes. After jump-starting at Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Larimer and Broadway, the bus cruises at a low-key 5 miles per hour, stopping at a smorgasbord of bars, many of which pour $5 specials of one shot and one beer. Guides infuse jaunts with historical tidbits, trivia, and prizes, while the solar-powered sound system’s iPod hookup allows pedalers to blast their personal collection of upbeat audio books. No weather other than rain or snow prevents tours, and the bus’s capacious storage space accommodates any party accessory except beer, which is not allowed on the bus. Revelers can rent out the whole bus for large parties, or buy seats on a weekly schedule of public pub-crawls.

2445 Larimer Street
Denver,
CO
US

Established in 1908, Lakeside Amusement Park maintains its turn-of-the-century charm while embracing modern amenities and attractions. An adrenaline-pumping drop tower and a slew of neon-hued, spinning rides contrast the classic joy of a wooden roller coaster, which rises from its perch near the lake.

The all-ages park also comprises Kiddies' Playland, a place where tots can get their fun fix on boats, animal-themed rides, and pint-sized motorcycles. The facility also accommodates large groups with on-site picnic grounds perfect for birthday parties or applesauce fights.

4601 Sheridan Blvd
Denver,
CO
US

The sounds of slap shots and blades carving the ice resound through Big Bear Ice Arena as it sets the stage for visitors participating in hockey, figure skating, and a host of other games. Hockey programs for kids and adults follow the rules and regulations set forth by USA Hockey, which allows slap shots but not checking or doing burnouts in a Zamboni. When pucks aren't careening from board to board, figure skaters can glide out onto the ice for programs that range from a Learn to Skate class to competitive team events. Less competitive patrons, meanwhile, can log their time on the ice through games such as bandy and broomball or casual open skates.

8580 E Lowry Blvd
Denver,
CO
US

Rainbow Play Systems’s expansive showrooms introduce kids aged 2 to 10 to a wonderland of gym equipment, all of which is available for purchase. A multitude of swing sets with spiral slides, trapeze rings, and tire swings exercise tykes while preparing them for the physics portion of the SAT.

5250 Broadway
Denver,
CO
US

Children’s Museum of Denver was originally founded in a converted school bus in 1973. Since then, its surroundings have changed, but its mission has remained the same: to engage visitors in learning through play. Its collection of 13 hands-on playscapes is designed to stimulate the minds of children from birth to age 8, earning Children's Museum of Denver a spot on Forbes's 2012 list of the 12 Best Children's Museums in the US.

Amid the museum's two stories, visitors learn about fire safety in Fire Station No. 1, shop for healthy foods in the market, and unleash their creative sides with paint and stage costumes at Arts a la Carte. Dedicated to nurturing a love of math and science, the museum also features a recyclable-material assembly plant, a bubble experimentation lab, and a newly opened kinetics exhibit with a gigantic marble run.

2121 Childrens Museum Dr
Denver,
CO
US

Built in 1859, the Four Mile House marked the final rest stop for people on westward journeys to Denver along the Cherokee Trail. Nestled on the Cherry Creek’s banks, the house played host to travelers seeking home-cooked meals and a place to sleep before their final four-mile trek to the city. Since then, the abode has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and it's Denver's oldest standing structure.

A preserved slice of frontier life circa 1859–1899, Four Mile House is open for tours, as are its surrounding barns and outbuildings. Elsewhere, visitors can greet live goats and chickens or hop aboard horse-drawn rides around the 12-acre park. Four Mile House further celebrates its pioneer legacy with events such as historic demonstrations of activities like blacksmithing, the art of taking any object and painting it black.

715 S Forest St
Denver,
CO
US