Things To Do With Kids in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is home to the United States Air Force Academy, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, dozens of parks, famous landmarks, and is the second most populated city in the state. With so much to do, it can take weeks to explore the ins and outs of The Springs. U.S. News ranks Colorado Springs as the second best place to live in the country in part thanks to its variety of recreation and entertainment options. Scroll down to explore kids activities in Colorado Springs ranging from local favorites to popular hot spots.

Some argue that the best things to do in Colorado Springs are all outdoors, but the city is full of renowned landmarks that attract thousands of tourists every year. Top things to do with kids in Colorado Springs include:

  • Touring the United States Olympic Training Center
  • Seeing the world's largest giraffe herd and over 700 other animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Exploring Old Colorado City, a national historic district
  • Visiting the United States Air Force Academy
  • A trip to the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine with Cripple Creek Gold Mine Tours

Plan an afternoon of sightseeing and affordable things to do with free museum days and popular parks. Explore the category below for deals on fun sightseeing activities in Colorado Springs:

  • Enjoy free admission at the Money Museum every third Saturday of the month
  • Visit the Peterson Air & Space Museum located inside the Peterson Air Force Base
  • Head to Acacia Park for a picnic and splash in the Uncle Wilber Fountain
  • Take a trip to Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs
  • See exhibits at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum free

Entertain the kids at the best playgrounds, trampoline parks, and amusement centers in Colorado Springs. This city is loaded with top-rated kids activities both outside and in. Browse fun things to do and unique kids entertainment in The Springs:

  • Marvel at the view while the kids burn some energy at America the Beautiful Park Fantasy Playground
  • Spend the afternoon at Sky Zone trampoline park
  • Mini Golf and explore the laser maze at Glowgolf
  • Enjoy family and children rides at the Santa’s Workshop amusement park
  • Save on admission at Skate City Colorado

Colorado Springs has several organized tours perfect for a full day of entertainment with the family or in a group. Save on bundles of tickets and book your reservation ahead of time to ensure convenience and availability. Other group activities in Colorado Springs include:

  • City scavenger hunts with MetroDemic or Puzzling Adventures
  • Rounds of laser tag with four to six people at The Summit Interquest
  • A balloon ride over Colorado Springs with Rainbow Riders
  • Safe rides on scenic roads and passes with Jeep Tours
  • A guided Royal Gorge rafting trip

Most museums in Colorado Springs have kid-focused exhibits and some are even interactive. KidsZone at the Money Museum hosts free classes, activities, and more every day. Check out other educational things to do with kids:

  • Save half off at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry
  • Sign up for archery lessons at Bill Pellegrino's Archery Hut
  • Score discounted admission at the Money Museum
  • Learn to fence at Front Range Fencing Club
  • See fossils and preparation labs at Dinosaur Resource Center

Lure your kiddos creative side with art, music, photography, or acting classes. Colorado Springs has some of the best music and art academies in the state. Browse schools, studios, instructors, and more below:

  • Paint, draw, and try other crafts at Kids Art Colorado or Kids Can Draw
  • Sign up for music lessons with Lucci Music or Graner School of Music
  • Facilitate your child’s dream to act and sing at the Academy of Children’s Theatre or Colorado School of Acting
  • Let your kids learn the basics of photography at Colorado Photography School
  • Enable their inner musician with private lessons from the Music Studio at Colorado Springs

The weather in Colorado is so unpredictable we all need an escape from it here and there. Next rainy day, try these games and activities to entertain the kids indoors:

  • Climb at the CityROCK Climbing Center
  • Play retro arcade games at the Penny Arcade
  • Test your teamwork at Planet Deadline Escape Rooms or Escape the Place
  • Bowl at The Summer Interquest or Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill
  • Climb and jump over 9,000 sq ft of slides, obstacle courses, bouncers, and jumpers at the Colorado Springs House of Bounce