Kids Activities in Foothills

$26 for a One-Year Family Membership to Dinosaur Ridge ($60 Value)

Dinosaur Ridge

Denver

$60 $26

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Year membership grants dino buffs access to bus tours and exhibits at outdoor museum rife with prehistoric fossils, tracks, and artifacts

10-Lap Go-Kart Race for One or Two Drivers at Action Karting (Up to 51% Off)

Action Karting

Northeast Jefferson

$40 $20

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Zip around a 17-turn track for 10 laps while driving a 6.5 hp Italian go-kart that can reach speeds of up to 55 mph

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

Admission to Three Attractions and a Maze for Two, Four, or Six at Miner's Maze Adventureland (Up to 52% Off)

Miner's Maze Adventureland

Golden

$36 $18

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Fun park entertains families with 5,000 sq. ft. maze, bungee trampoline, train rides, and inflatable spheres that let guests walk on water

$20 for Unlimited Rides and Unlimited Ziplining at Heritage Square Amusement Park ($35 Value)

Heritage Square Amusement Park

Golden

$35 $20

Ride go-karts, bumper boats, kiddie coasters, a ferris wheel, or a zipline that zooms up to 21 mph

Two or Four Music Lessons at Ad Hoc Music Lessons (Up to 51% Off)

Ad Hoc Music Lessons

Lakewood

$50 $25

Students hone their technique and musicality in guitar, piano, drum, bass, violin, ukulele, cello, double bass, viola, or sax lessons

Visit or Membership to Morrison Natural History Museum (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison

$16 $8

Visit or join a paleontology museum whose exhibits include remains from the first stegosaurus ever found and a T. rex skull you can touch

4, 8, or 12 Weeks of Kids' Gymnastics Classes at Jet Kids Gymnastics (Up to 51% Off)

Jet Kids Gymnastics

Littleton

$61.32 $30

Kids of all ages learn gymnastics moves while improving their flexibility, balance, and coordination

Admission for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (50% Off)

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Golden Proper

$12 $6

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xhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including quilts from the 1800s and contemporary art

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Four, Six, or Eight Adult Soccer Fitness Classes from Soccer Fit (Up to 51% Off)

Soccer Fit

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

In 60-minute classes, students 14–60 work together in boot camps to improve soccer skills as well as agility, balance, and fitness levels

All-Day Package for 2 or 4, Birthday Party for 10, or Bowling for 8 at Fun City (Up to 48% Off)

Fun City

Littleton

$91.90 $50

Vast indoor amusement park offers 9 attractions, including a foam factory, arcade, laser tag, bowling, plus a restaurant, full bar, and more

Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoes and Beer or Soda for 6 or 10 People at Western Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Western Bowl

Allendale Area

$41 $20

Players sip soda or beer between frames at this bowling alley equipped with computerized scoring

$8 for $15 Groupon — A Place 4 Me, LLP

A Place 4 Me, Llp

Northwest Arvada

$15 $8

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

Denver

$45 $27

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

Entry in Sword Skirmish Club's Dueling Games for One, Two, or Four from Renaissance Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Renaissance Adventures

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Most Saturdays, dueling games arm kids aged 6–12 with foam swords, getting them outside, active, and participating in adventurous activities

Admission for Two Adults and Two or Five Children at Ancient Treasures Alpaca Ranch (Up to 44% Off)

Ancient Treasures Alpaca Ranch

Indiana St. & 78th Ave., Arvada

$30 $19

Visitors to the ranch can feed grain to the alpacas at the ranch and purchase knit hats, scarves, and gloves made from their soft fur

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$32 for Admission to Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens ($45.99 Value)

Elitch Gardens

Denver

$45.99 $32

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Kids can explore a hay maze, go trick-or-treating, and play Halloween games

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

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

$40 for Four Recreational Piano Classes ($80 value) — Pianoforte, Inc.

Pianoforte, Inc.

Englewood

$80 $40

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

Denver Urban Avengers Race Registration for One, Two, Four, or Six on October 25 (Up to 56% Off)

Denver Urban Avengers

Stoney's Bar and Grill

$44 $22

Clad in costumes, teams of two to six pursue clues and challenges as they race through Denver in a superhero-themed scavenger hunt

5, 10, or 20 Open Jump Visits at Jumpin Jordy's (Up to 55% Off)

Jumpin Jordy's

West Central Westminster

$33 $18

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Play palaces, slides, and obstacle courses present a gauntlet of fun for youngsters as they bound, bounce, and burn off energy

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Littleton

$91.96 $44

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$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

Four Private Music Lessons or an Eight-Week Group Music Course at Creative Arts for Kids’ Enrichment (Up to 61% Off)

Creative Arts for Kids’ Enrichment

Thornton

$100 $39

Youth-focused studio hosts private lessons in strings, winds, voice, and percussion, and forms classical and jazz ensembles for all ages

Visit for 2, 4, or 6 or Single, Senior Couple, or Family Membership to Four Mile Historic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Four Mile Historic Park

Cherry Creek

$10 $5

Memberships to Denver’s oldest house and 12-acre pioneer-era park includes discounts on special events and free wagon rides

Day, Night, or Glow-in-the-Dark Foam-Dart Play for One or Two at Dart Warz (Up to 50% Off).

Dart Warz

Centennial

$40 $20

Players battle using safe, fun foam darts on a bunker-filled field; weekday, weekend, and glow-in-the-dark games available

Ice-Skating Session for Two or Four Including Skate Rental at Big Bear Ice Arena (Half Off)

Big Bear Ice Arena

Lowry Field

$20 $10

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Lace up a pair of rental skates and glide across the ice during open skate times

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

Ice Skating or Hockey Lessons at Boulder Valley Ice at Superior (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Boulder Valley Ice at Superior

Superior

$70 $32

Skating and hockey programs for both children and adults teach the basics in six weekly lessons; open-skate session includes skate rental

Planetarium Show for Two or Four at Fiske Planetarium in Boulder (50% Off)

Fiske Planetarium

Boulder

$20 $10

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Planetarium's dome glows with shows about cosmos & music-filled laser shows; kid-friendly shows available

2 Hours of Jump Time for 1 or 2, Weekday Party for 8, or 10 Visits at Jumpoline Park in Aurora (Up to 50% Off) 

Jumpoline Park

Mission Viejo

$18 $9

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Bright colored trampolines fling jumpers into the air, with separate areas for kids under 7 and high-flying dodge ball games

Pottery Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to $31 Off)

Color Me Mine

Boulder

$60 $29

Paint your own dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations at a studio that is currently under new ownership

A Private Music Lesson from Love Audio (50% Off)

Love Audio

Centennial

$50 $25

A one-hour guitar or drum lesson in the genre of your choice, from rock to Bach.

Clear Creek Zipline Tour with Photo Package for One, Two, or Four at Colorado Adventure Center (39% Off)

Colorado Adventure Center

Idaho Springs

$114 $69

Soar over pine trees and creeks along eight single-pulley ziplines starting as high as 65 feet above the ground

One Day at Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children on October 25 or 26 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Admission for Two or Four to Western Museum of Mining and Industry (50% Off)

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Colorado Springs-Monument

$16 $8

Museum offers more than 4,000 artifacts and a 5,000-volume research library of the stories and items that fueled the industrial revolution

One-Hour Pony Party for Up to Four or Eight Kids at FairyTails Pony Parties (Up to 63% Off)

FairyTails Pony Parties

Black Forest

$160 $59

Themed parties at an enchanted setting with fairies, pixies, and forest gnomes; pony painting, riding, and goody bags included

Eight Classes, or a Single or Family Membership to the ​School of Sports at Youth Sports Academy (Up to 52% Off)

​Youth Sports Academy

QDoba Event Center

$80 $40

Extracurricular sports program that teaches kids under 22 a variety of sports and activities in a fun and welcoming environment

Unlimited Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf During One Visit for Two or Five at Glowgolf (Up to 57% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Bietry Academy of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Bietry Academy of Music

Colorado Springs

$78 $39

30-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano, voice, guitar, or drums

Admission Package for Two or Four at Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy (Up to 50% Off)

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

Colorado Springs

$16 $9

Rodeo history comes alive through Western artifacts including equipment, awards, clothing, and trophies of famous champions and rodeo clowns

Admission for 2 or a Family of 4 to Colorado Model Railroad Museum at Greeley Freight Station (Up to 50% Off)

Greeley Freight Station Museum

Greeley

$16 $8

Take a look at a tremendous and detailed model railroad, set kids free to play museum games, and get a peek at history

$50 for a Zipline Adventure from Adventures Out West ($85 Value) 

Adventures Out West

Manitou Springs

$85 $50

Ziplines soar over lush canyons during adrenaline-fueled excursions with provided full-body harnesses and water

Two Hours of Open-Jump Time for Two, Four, or Six at Trampoline World (50% Off)

Trampoline World

Trampoline World

$30 $15

Children bound across 32 massive trampolines into huge foam pits and soar through the gym on one of the bungee harnesses

Drum Lessons by Stuart Pray (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Stuart Pray

The Drum Shack

$40 $20

Award-winning drummer Stuart Pray helps students develop accurate meter and good playing habits on a drum kit

Dinner Sleigh Ride or Scenic Hot Cocoa Sleigh Ride for Two or Four from Breckenridge Stables (Up to 53% Off)

Breckenridge Stables

Breckenridge

$170 $93.50

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Teams of draft horses pull custom-built sleighs on a scenic path with mountainside views of Breckenridge

Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Sertich Ice Center (Up to 54% Off)

Sertich Ice Center

Memorial Park

$19.50 $9

Ice-skating admission and skate rental at an indoor NHL-size ice rink named Best Ice Rink by the Colorado Springs Gazette 5 years in a row

Two Hours of Jump Time for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 12 at Springs Trampoline Park (Up to 67% Off)

Springs Trampoline Park

Colorado Springs

$36 $12

15,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines let guests touch the sky; parties include pizza and a t-shirt for the birthday child

Adult and Child Admissions to Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum

Timnath-Wellington

$20 $10

10-acre museum on historic 160-acre farm showcases original equipment such as tractors; hands-on activities include milking a wooden cow

15 or 30 Games at Thunder Alley Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Thunder Alley Bowling Center

Fort Carson

$33 $15

Bowlers redeem 15 or 30 games over multiple visits at alley equipped with 36 automatically scoring lanes and a snack bar

All-Inclusive Autumn Activity Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Pope Farms (Up to 42% Off)

Pope Farms

Wiggins

$26 $16

Farm visitors can seek out a jack-o'-lantern candidate, get lost in a corn maze, take a hayride, and launch pumpkins

Museum of Colorado Prisons Visit for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Museum of Colorado Prisons

Cañon City

$14 $7

Visitors can browse through exhibits covering more than 140 years of Colorado's incarceration history

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As master black-belts with years of training in their field, Grand Master Hart and Master Lewis believe that one of the most effective paths to martial-arts training goes through individual attention. At 5280 Karate Academy, their team of black-belt and master-level instructors work with students one-on-one as they delve into training in a safe, non-competitive environment. Taekwondo and karate programs focus on building physical skills such as basic striking technique and self-defense as well as mental discipline and self-esteem. Once students become comfortable with the basics, coaches work with them to develop more personalized training programs designed to accommodate their individual fitness levels and willingness to punch a plank of wood in the face.

10815 W Jewell Ave Ste G
Lakewood,
CO
US

Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. Since opening its original location in Canada, Putting Edge has now expanded to 16 North American locations, all of which invite guests onto its challenging 18-hole courses to seek victory over opponents and the forces that keep their teeth from not glowing as brightly as they could. Elsewhere, the facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites such as air hockey.

14500 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood,
CO
US

Miner's Maze Adventureland is peppered with numerous exhilarating and family-friendly attractions, including a new multi-level ropes course where guests can climb and swing at up to three stories in the air. The course features challenges easy through difficult, and participants are fully secured to a track to ensure safety at all times.

Down below, a whistle shrieks as the Rio Golden Railroad train chugs around the park, and children shout as they navigate the park's namesake maze, a 5,000-square-foot, two-level labyrinth that occasionally hosts squirt-gun contests. At the Water Walkerz attraction, people climb inside big, inflatable spheres to zip across the surface of a pool without sinking or bumping into an oil tanker. Both the Magic Mountain Climbing Wall and the Silver Spring Bungee help guests reach new heights, the former with a three-story rock climbing wall and the latter with a bungee cord and a trampoline, along with the Magic Mountain Mine Shaft vertical webbed maze.

In addition to its year-round activities, the park features seasonal activities, including an annual Easter golden egg hunt and kid-friendly Halloween events.

14500 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood,
CO
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $9.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $3.99 value).

945 S Kipling Pkwy
Lakewood,
CO
US

Over the course of Lace'em Up's three private lessons, an experienced instructor will cover the basics of skating, including the different parts of the blades, weight placement in the boots, and how to tell the left skate from the right skate. Beginner-level ice-carvers will then master the techniques of skating forward and backward, crossovers, transitional turns, speedy maneuvers, and stopping without the aid of walls or gravity. Each lesson's one-on-one attention ensures that skaters will stockpile skills at the fastest possible rate until they're capable of rocketing across the ice like a well-oiled dolphin on a Slip-n-Slide.

2250 South Kipling Street
Lakewood,
CO
US

Children run in trails marked by prehistoric footprints, and fingers run across fossils during each visit to Dinosaur Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of ancient artifacts. Around every corner of the outdoor museum—which rests on land designated as a national natural landmark—bones and impressions protrude from their earthy abodes as evidence of the area's once larger-than-life inhabitants. Paleontologists of all ages can examine curious tracks on surrounding hiking paths, such as Triceratops Trail, or hop on a guided bus tour to examine fossil sites and valleys where brontosauruses used to question the meaning of life.

Lurking inside the visitor center is the Trek Through Time exhibit, where interactive children's games, replica fossils, and massive murals join forces to lead explorers into different prehistoric eras. In addition to its day-to-day operations, Dinosaur Ridge also plays host to various events during the year, including Boy Scout days, birthday parties, and lectures that explain how T. rex stayed humble despite his large stature.

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US