Browsing Category

Kids

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Event Guide: April 21 – 22, 2018

April 19, 2018
boulder kids weekend guide

We are coming up on a special weekend in the Boulder area, full of fun and engaging Earth Day events, as well as a long-anticipated ballet, Astronomy Day, National Park fee free day and so much more! If you are looking for service-oriented Earth Day events for the family, check out our Earth Day Events post. Have a fantastic weekend!

Centennial State Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

april in boulder

Photo Courtesy Centennial State Ballet

When: April 21 & 22, 2018

Where: Niwot High School Auditorium, 8989 Niwot Road, Niwot, Colorado 80503

Time: Saturday 2PM, Sunday 1PM, Special Ballet Petit performance on Saturday at 11AM for young audience members (see details below**).

Cost: Adult $22, Student $17, Seniors $17, Tickets available here.

Centennial State Ballet will perform The Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in a prologue and three acts, for their Spring gala production. The well-known fairy tale​is the story of a baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. She is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The two main conflicting forces of good and evil serve as a theme throughout this fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince and magical stage effects. Audiences of all ages will be entranced as the beloved story comes to life onstage through the artistry of the Centennial State Ballet performers. Choreography by Kristin Kingsley, inspired by Marius Petipa. Musical accompaniment features the Centennial State Ballet Chamber Orchestra. **Special Ballet Petit performance is perfect for younger audiences. Enjoy a narrated version of The Sleeping Beauty performance in a theater setting. See Princess Aurora, Prince Desire, and the Lilac Fairy up close when you take your picture with the characters after the show.

The Boulder Family Get Down

Boulder in April

Photo Courtesy The Boulder Family Get Down

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Boulder Dance Coalition, Avalon Ballroom Sodal Hall, 6185 Arapahoe Rd # B, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Cost: Adults: $12, Kids (5-16) $8, Kids under 5 free. Tickets available here.

The Boulder Family Get Down is a fun, family focused, daytime dance party for parents, caregivers and relatives who want to let loose and dance together. This event is BYOB, please only compostable cups. Buy your ticket now! Space is limited.

Free Museum Family Day: Nature’s Aviators

Boulder in April

Photo Courtesy CU Museum of Natural History

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Look up in the sky, what’s soaring by? A bird, a bat, a bee, or a seed? Take an up-close look at wings covered in feathers, scales, and fur—what structures help them fly? Through observations and hands-on experiments, we’ll spend the day with our heads in the clouds, exploring the successes and challenges of nature’s aviators at CU Museum of Natural History‘s Nature’s Aviators. Live Birds! Flying Squid Rocket Launching! And – while on the subject of looking up in the sky – be sure to visit Fiske Planetarium for Astronomy Day from 1PM – 10PM (details below). The museum will provide maps so you can easily move from one venue to the other.

Astronomy Day at Fiske Planetarium

boulder area kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Fiske Planetarium

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Time: 1PM – 10PM

Cost: FREE

Fiske Planetarium & Sommers-Bausch Observatory are hosting the annual Astronomy Day! FREE events will be happening throughout the day, come for an hour or stay all day. Activities include planetarium shows, science on a sphere talks, activities for kids, observing with telescopes, student activity tables, prizes, and more! Click here for all the activities.

Longmont Earth Day Celebration

boulder area earth day events

Photo Courtesy Sustainable Resilient Longmont

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

The 4th Annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration is a free event featuring an expo of more than 20 hands-on activities, performances and education that will highlight sustainability and environmental issues. This year’s celebration will be a family-friendly event open to kids and adults of all ages. The event will host environmental education booths, speakers and performers (including Jeff and Paige), as well as arts and crafts, and opportunities to find out more about sustainability initiatives. This event is being organized by Sustainable Resilient Longmont.

National Park Fee Free Day

National Parks Free Day

Photo Courtesy National Park Service

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Colorado’s National Parks, Monuments and Public Lands

Time: All Day

Cost: FREE

National Park Week begins this weekend! The National Park Service is granting free admission to ALL National Parks and Lands on Saturday, April 21, 2018. What better way to enjoy our beautiful planet than to visit one of our state’s amazing and diverse national park, monuments and public lands. For all the info, click here.

FREE Mother/Daughter Yoga + Summer Camp Info Session

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Orel Yoga and Movement Meditation

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Kaia FIT Lafayette, 102 East Cleveland St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE. Register here.

Ages: 5 – 8

Join Game On! Sports 4 Girls at the brand new Kaia FIT Lafayette studio for a FREE Mother/Daughter Yoga Class led by guest instructor, respected local yogi, and fellow mama, Orel Zwiebel from Orel – Yoga and Movement Meditation. Together you will stretch, bend, breathe, and connect with your daughters in a warm and welcoming community. Giggles are always encouraged. If you’d like, stay for a 30-minute summer camp info session following class. Open to girls 5-8 and their mothers (or fathers/guardians!). Please make sure to reserve your tickets here.

McGuckin Hardware Earth Day Birthday Party

boulder area earth day events

Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Celebrate Earth Day with McGuckin Hardware at the Earth Day Birthday Party. Check out earth-friendly product vendors, product demos, information sharing, giveaways, food and beverage samples and kids’ activities! Activities include DIY handmade paper, wildflower activity from BBB Seed, touch table with nature artifacts from Thorne Nature Experience for kids to learn about Colorado wildlife, enter a raffle to win a STIHL HSA 56 battery-operated hedge trimmer and battery ($309.85 value), tree giveaway hosted by City of Boulder and the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by TruGreen. First 260 customers in our south parking lot get a free native sapling to plant in their yard! One tree per Boulder household. Details here

Lafayette in Action 2018

Boulder Kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy The Empowerment Center of East County

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School, 101 E Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE. Register here.

Planned in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, The Empowerment Center of East County presents Lafayette in Action 2018. The event seeks to build community through service and celebration and acknowledge the continued contributions of Lafayette’s young people. Activities include breakfast, zumba, service projects around Lafayette, student presentations, live entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and a silent auction. Free and open to the public. For all the details, click here.

SuperKids 2018

boulder kids weekend event guide

Photo Courtesy Yellow Scene Magazine

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St #850, Broomfield, CO 80023

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

For 10 years, SuperKids has been an exciting, fun event for Colorado families. Best part of all? It’s 100% Free! This year, the event will take place at The Orchard Town Center, presented by Yellow Scene Magazine. Activities include: battle of SuperHeros, pony rides, bouncy castle, rock climbing wall, skateboarding demos, kids performances, and so much more!

Breyer Horse Painting Fun Day

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy JAX Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch and Home

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home, 5005 West 120th Avenue, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE

Parent, bring your kids to JAX Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch and Home for a FREE Breyer Model Horses FUN DAY! Paint your own miniature Breyer horse to take home. Where will your imagination take you?

Choir Concert at the University of Colorado Boulder

April in Boulder

Photo Courtesy Green Mountain High School Choir Boosters

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Grusin Music Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost: FREE

The University of Colorado‘s Performing Arts department presents University Choir and University Singers with Guest Choir Green Mountain High School‘s Shadows of the Mountain in concert. This is a free concert. Grusin Music Hall Facilities open one hour before performances. Performance doors open 30 minutes before start time.

PAWS to Read

boulder kids weekend events

Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 5 – 10

Check out the super fun PAWS to Read program this weekend at the Lafayette Public Library! Kids ages 5-10: Spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog. They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories.

Jeff and Paige Earth Day Concert at Alaya

Things to do in Boulder in June

Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Alaya Preschool, 3340 19th St, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Cost: $8/person, Crawlers are FREE. Tickets here.

Come celebrate Earth Day with Jeff and Paige at an outdoor concert at North Boulder preschool, Alaya. Expect songs and skits honoring and appreciating our wildlife, plant life and commitment to conservation. Front Range Cargo Bikes will be offering free test drives of their smooth-sailing e-bikes. Bring a blanket and weather appropriate clothing.

Free Hot Dogs at JAX Mercantile

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Boy Scout Troop 17

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home, 5005 West 120th Avenue, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE, Donations accepted.

Boy Scout Troop 17 will be serving FREE hot dogs compliments of JAX Mercantile! Donations and tips are welcome. This boy scouts troop is earning funds to make a trip to Fire Mountain Scout Camp in Mt. Vernon, WA.
Kids

Boulder Kids Long 4-Day Weekend Guide: April 13 – 16, 2018

April 11, 2018
boulder kids weekend guide

It’s the last long weekend of the school year for BVSD students! I’ve put together an extended guide with all kinds of fun activities and events happening Friday through Monday, in and around Boulder.

10th Annual Family Fishing Frenzy

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Fans of Louisville Open Space

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Warembourg Fishing Pond, 245 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 9AM or 11AM

Cost: FREE, Register here.

Bring your kids and your fishing gear and head on down to the Warembourg fishing pond for a fishing clinic sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Louisville Parks & Recreation Department. Topics to be covered will include knots, casting, fish habitat, fish handling, laws and more. Once making it through all of the educational stations you will be given your very own children’s fishing pole! Fishing licenses are required for parents and children over the age of 15. Space is limited so please make sure to register here.

Frequent FlyersAerial Day Off Camp

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Frequent Flyers

When: Friday & Monday, April 13 & 16, 2018

Where: Frequent Flyers, 3022 Sterling Cir, Ste 150, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 9AM – 3PM

Cost: $70 per student per day. Register here.

Ages: 8 – 16

If your child has ever dreamed of flying, this is the perfect activity for the BVSD days off! At the Aerial Day Camp, kids will be led by professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and theater. Students are invited to Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance and so much more. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Ages 8-16 and all levels welcome. For more information and to register, click here.

Free Baby Dance Class at InsideOut Creative Movement

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy InsideOut Creative Movement

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Tara Cluck Dance Center, 990 S Public Rd Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 12PM – 1PM

Cost: FREE, Register here.

InsideOut Creative Movement is starting its spring class session and is inviting you to take a free baby class. Class is appropriate for caregivers and babies 3 months to prewalkers. Comfortable clothes and bare feet are best.

Thorne Spring Fest

Things to do in Boulder in October

Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Thorne Nature Experience, 1466 63rd St, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Looking for something fun and FREE to do with your children on BVSD’s Spring In-service Day? Hop into Spring with Thorne Nature Experience at the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center. Kids will enjoy nature crafts, a fire-making demo, face-painting, nature hike explorations with Thorne Staff, and dancing and singing in rainbow socks with the best nature performers –  Jeff & Paige at 11AM! Pack a picnic lunch and a picnic blanket to enjoy the mountain views. Thorne will have light refreshments donated by in-kind sponsors. This event will mostly be outdoors, rain or shine. Please plan for the weather and bring sunscreen, layers, and water. Carpooling with friends is recommended. For more info, click here.

Parents Night Out Princess Pizza Party

boulder birthday parties

Photo Courtesy Dizzy Family Fun Center

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Dizzy Family Fun Center, 455 Weaver Park Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6PM – 11PM

Cost: $30/child.

Ages: Kids must be potty trained.

Join Dizzy Family Fun Center for a Parents Night Out Princess Pizza Party. Elsa and Rapunzel will  join the kids for a pizza party. While the parents have a night out, the kids will enjoy unlimited laser tag, nerf wars, ninja course, kiddie town, laser maze, a $10 Arcade card and a pizza party with two beautiful princesses (7-8pm).

Out & About’s Kid’s Center Stage Performance

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Out & About

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Angevine Middle School, 1150 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Cost: FREE, Donations accepted.

Come support Out & About’s Kids Program‘s performance of Let The Wild Rumpus Begin. This production is an adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are” written by the participants of Center Stage Theatre Company in collaboration with Bridget Heddens. Sponsored by the Lafayette Arts Commission and PEN, the BVSD Parents Engagement Network.

CU Museum of Natural History’s Curious Connections in Nature

what to do with kids in boulder this summer

Photo Courtesy CU Museum of Natural History

When: Daily

Where: CU Museum of Natural History, CU’s Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309.

Time: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 9AM – 4PM, and Sunday: 10AM – 4PM.

Cost: FREE

In the wild world around us, everything is connected. Curious Connections in Nature is a new exhibition at the CU Museum of Natural History that delves into these connections through hands-on activities, multimedia displays, and specimens from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, our backyards and beyond. While you are at the museum, check out the ongoing fossils exhibit. In the lower level, kids will love the interactive play and learning area. Right outside the play area parents can enjoy a nice, FREE cup of coffee or tea in the museum’s BioLounge with comfortable seats and inviting atmosphere. Family-friendly bathrooms are located upstairs. Admission to the museum is FREE. The museum is open Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 9AM – 4PM, and Sunday: 10AM – 4PM.

Colorado Tartan Day Festival

boulder kids weekend guide

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado

Time: Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM, Sunday 9AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Learn about your Scottish-Irish ancestors at the Colorado Tartan Day Festival. It’s a chance to wear those kilts, bodices, Outlander gear and all the tartans. Live music and dancing, as well as a variety of Celtic house goods, jewelry, leather goods, food trucks, re-enactment performances and much more. Well behaved pets welcome! More details at www.coloradotartanday.com.

April Kids Club at Village at the Peaks

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Village at the Peaks

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Join Village at the Peaks for its monthly Kids Club! This month, celebrate Spring with FREE activities for the whole family. Activities include: kids craft with Angie Nordstrum Design, Avid 4 Adventure bike course for kids and adults, kids games hosted by Silver Creek High School, Silver Creek Fiddlers, Choir and Cheer Squad, face painting, balloon twisting, petting zoo and FREE Marco’s Pizza (while supplies last).

Eldora Mountain Resort Pond Skim & Luau

A post shared by Eldora (@eldoramtnresort) on

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Eldora Mountain Resort, 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, # 140, Nederland, Colorado 80466

Time: 9AM – 4:30PM

Cost: Event is free. For lift ticket prices, click here.

It’s the bash of the season and a celebration of another fantastic winter! Eldora Mountain Resort‘s Spring Beach Party and Pond Skim is a day of fun, splashing, and sending a season off with some fun. Grab your best beach outfit and test your skimming ability to rock out the last day of the season. Dress up in your best beach attire! The Pond Skim is open to all ages and on the day of the event we will have a registration/waiver desk setup for the adventurous ones who want to give it a go. Soak up fantastic spring conditions, uncrowded slopes, live music, discounted beers from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, and, of course, the 10 Barrel Snow Beach, with on-snow beach games like giant jenga, giant croquet, giant cornhole, and more.

Boulder Running Company Grand Re-Opening Party

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Boulder Running Company

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Boulder Running Company, 2775 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Join Boulder Running Company for a Grand Re-Opening Party to celebrate the newly renovated store. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a series of surprises throughout the day. Boa will be mixing tunes with a DJ all afternoon, Hoka One One is sponsoring a running challenge and On Running is putting on a fitness fashion show. Try out the treadmill challenge for the chance to win a $250 gift card, plus one lucky winner could win free shoes for a year. Coffee and soda will be provided by Oskar Blues and there will be yard games for the kids (and the adults).

Spring Break Roller Derby Double Header

january in boulder

Photo Courtesy Boulder County Bombers

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado

Time: 5PM – 10PM

Cost: $15, tickets available here.

Head on out to the Boulder County Fairgrounds this Saturday to watch the Boulder County Bombers in a double header! At 6PM, BCB All Stars vs Crossroads City Derby and at 8PM BCB Bombshells vs 10th Mountain Roller Dolls. This is a family friendly event. Adults will enjoy craft beer and cocktails, as well as a concession stand. The Juniors Program, Boulder County Bottle Rockets, will also be showing off their skills in between the two bouts, at about 7:30.

Colorado Jewish Food Fest

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Boulder JCC

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where: Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 9AM – 3:30PM

Cost: General Admission Advance Purchase $5/person (3 & Under FREE) Register here. GA at the door, $10. Workshops are an extra cost, tickets available here.

Colorado is at the forefront of the Jewish Food Movement, which connects food and sustainability with Jewish tradition. Hazon, which promotes Jewish food and environmental movements, and Milk & Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC are proud to present a day of eating, hands-on activities, workshops, music, art, and farm tours at the Colorado Jewish Food Fest. This multi-sensory day is a way to connect with your roots and experience how Jews do food in the 21st century. Jeff and Paige will be at the festival with a sustainability themed concert!

Meet Children’s Author Kimberly J. Allen

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Kimberly J. Allen

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where: The Wild Game Longmont, 2251 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Unit A, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 2PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Seven Trees Publishing presents the long-awaited children’s book, My Puppy Thinks She’s a Brown Cow. Join local Author/Publisher, Kimberley Allen for her debut book launch and signing.

Kidding Around at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Mountain Flower Urban Goat Dairy, 3240 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Time: 9AM – 11:15AM

Cost: $36 for one adult & one child, Tickets available here.

Ages: 5 – 12 and their adult guardian.

The newborn goat babies at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy are ready to teach you how to kid around on the farm! Check out this event for a fun morning filled with farm activities and baby goat snuggles! Meet goats and a llama, learn basic goat care, walk a goat on a leash, participate in a milk demo, and tour our farm and barn. Located on Long’s Gardens, a historical property right in the heart of Boulder!

School Day Off Camp at RoboThink Boulder

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy RoboThink Boulder

When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Yes Class RoboThink Boulder, 1075 E South Boulder Rd #215, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 9AM – 3:30PM

Cost: $80, Register here.

Ages: 6 – 11

Creative Thinkers & Tinkers are invited to discover RoboThink Boulder‘s exciting robotics and coding camp! On the BVSD day off, kids can build, code and play with robots.

Tinker Art Studio School Day off Workshop

birthday parties boulder

Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio

When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 5926, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: $32 + $6 Materials Fee, Register here.

Ages: 5 – 12

Join Tinker Art Studio for an afternoon of painting with the fun Hello, Rabbit! We’ll paint a 12×16″ canvas and enjoy an afternoon of art and creativity together. Interested in a half-day camp? Check out Tinker’s 9am-12pm School Day Off Camps for another fun no-school day option. Now located in south Boulder, Tinker Art Studio provides authentic art opportunities for children, teens, and adults to grow as both skilled artists and creative individuals. At Tinker, you will find a lively studio balanced by a calm and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Kids

Kids Weekend Guide: April 7 – 8, 2018

April 6, 2018
things to do in Boulder in 2018

The Spring weekend that all the kids have been waiting for is here! The Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival will return to Pearl Street this Sunday. Also, this weekend check out art and maker events, a health fair, the Cesar Chavez celebration, yoga and more! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio

what to do with kids in boulder

Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio Facebook Page

When: Saturday, April 6, 2018

Where:  Tinker Art Studio, 5926, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 9:45AM – 10:45AM or 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Cost: $12/child per hour

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration. The studio offers several stations set up with a variety of materials as well as ideas and techniques for use of materials are offered. Children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, clay, print making, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. Parents can drop off their artist off anytime during Tinker Time to run a few errands, take a break at the coffee shop, or stay at Tinker watching their artist at work. All ages are welcome, but if your child is under 4, we ask that a parent or caregiver remain with them in the studio. Tinker Time is limited to 16 students, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, it’s highly encouraged that you reserve a space in advance.

Fairy Garden Workshop

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Shelly’s Garden Country

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Shelly’s Garden Country, 4181 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 1 – 2 PM

Cost: $30 per kit*, tickets available here.

Create your very own magical fairy garden at Shelly’s Garden Country in Broomfield. Make one for yourself or bring along a friend or child and spend time together creating memories. Fairy gardens are so much fun and something the entire family will enjoy. *$30 fee includes cone plant, one fairy and soil.

Lafayette’s 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

Boulder in April

Photo Courtesy The Empowerment Center of East County

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Sanchez Elementary School, 655 Sir Galahad Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 12PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Free and open to the public, Lafayette’s 14th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration will kick-off at 12:00PM at Alicia Sanchez International School (655 Sir Galahad Drive), where a Convivio featuring free refreshments, live entertainment, children’s activities, and student presentations, will be held. A “Seeds of Justice” march will follow at 1:30PM with departure from Alicia Sanchez International School. The march will conclude at the Lafayette Public Library where the Lafayette premiere screening of Motus Theater’s film, which is dubbed in Spanish and which depicts the lives of undocumented youth through the eyes of law enforcement leaders. A corresponding discussion will take place from 2:30 – 5PM. Children’s activities, including youth-facilitated Reading to End Racism circles, will also be coordinated. This event is brought to you by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East CountyLafayette Police DepartmentLafayette Public LibraryLafayette Recreation Center, and Motus Theater.

Little Adventures Kids Yoga

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy CorePower Yoga North

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: CorePower Yoga – Louisville, 1817 Highway 42, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: $20 per parent/child for members, $25 per parent/child for non-members, $5 per additional child/family

Ages: 3-10

Bring your kids and join Jaime S. at CorePower Yoga Louisville as she leads you through yoga postures through a combination of story, dancing, and play. Adult must accompany child. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket(s) and reserve your spot today.

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

Boulder in April

Photo Courtesy Flora the Fairy

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Where: Pearl Street Mall, 1942 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder with the Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival. Festival goers can witness the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies (including the fabulous Flora the Fairy) and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition in Boulder features special events and activities for girls and boys and celebrate the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season. The event includes live stage performances including Taylor Shae & Jeff and Paige, face painting, free activities for children and more!

9th Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K and Expo

boulder weekend kids guide

Photo Courtesy Healthy Learning Paths

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Where: 1st Bank Center Broomfield, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Time: 8AM – 12PM

Cost: $40 Adult 5K, $20 Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run/Walk with T-Shirt, $10 Applebee’s Buzz, $10 Diaper Dash with Cape, $10 Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run/Walk and FREE options. For all the details and to register, click here.

Healthy Learning Paths invites you to spread the power of health at the 9th Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K and Expo: Where Science, Engineering & Health Collide. Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter and Longmont United Hospital, Centura Health want you to join the runners, walkers, and crawlers to rally for the health of kids! Enjoy Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run that is just shy of a mile. Youngest athletes will love running with the Bee at the Applebee’s Buzz for ages 3-5 years and Diaper Dash for ages 2 and under. Cool capes for kids while supplies last! Runners enjoy our tradition of high quality long sleeve tech shirts. Wear your favorite costume for a chance to win a priz.! Don’t miss Colorado’s premier health expo with over 80 exhibitors! Proceeds benefit Healthy Learning Paths, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded with a rebellious spirit and bold mission: to spread the power of health for children while leading the way to health conscious communities

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: March 31 – April 1, 2018

March 30, 2018

The weekend is looking warmer and sunnier, bringing with it a ton of fun kids events! Celebrate Easter with the kids, check out a multitude of workshops and exhibits in this first weekend of Boulder Arts Week, watch a free horse show, discover meditative arts, and enjoy live music. Happening all weekend long in and around Boulder.

Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Bunny Events

boulder in April

There are a ton of family friendly events happening Easter weekend! Egg hunts all around the Boulder area, as well as visits with the Easter bunny and more. Click here for the full list.

Spring Arts Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center

boulder events in March

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Shambala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Boulder Shambhala Center invites you to discover meditative arts at Spring Arts Day. Demonstrations and hands-on classes. A work of art is created because there is basic sacredness, independent of the artist’s particular religious faith or trust. Sacredness from that point of view is the discovery of goodness, which is independent of personal, social, or physical restrictions.” – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. For the full demonstration schedule, click hereChildren are welcome. This is a free program, open to all!

Bonfire & Benefit Concert in the Sunflower Field

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide

Photo Courtesy Sugar Moon Bluegrass

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Farm & Sunflower Field, 4801 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503-9127

Time: 5:30PM – 10:30PM

Cost: FREE. Donations to Boulder County Hospice can be made during the event.

Everyone is invited to spend an evening at the farm for a simple night of community & music to benefit Boulder County Hospice. Bring your family, friends, a chair, whatever beverages make you happy, snacks to enjoy or share, and whatever gear gets you comfy. Provisions will be simple but wholesome: live music and room to twirl, a bonfire to gather round as the evening progresses. Feel free to share this invitation widely – the more the merrier. The all-gal bluegrass trio Sugar Moon will be playing two sets of heartfelt music starting around 6PM, and gathering around the bonfire to close out the night. Contributions are welcomed and encouraged. All proceeds go directly to Tru Community Care. We will pass the hat, give what you can. For all the details and to RSVP, click here.

Winter Woolies Western and Ranch Horse Show

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide

Photo Courtesy Weld County 4-H Horse Council

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 7AM – 6PM

Cost: FREE to attend.

Join the Weld County 4-H Horse Council at Boulder County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena for some serious Winter Woolies horse fun at the Western and Ranch Horse Show. This is an open show, everyone is welcome! Watch these young riders perform in a variety of races and games. Since this is an active horse show, take care to keep kids away from horses warming up (there will be plenty of seating in the grandstands). For more info, click here.

Jeff & Paige at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

Boulder Kids Weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Cost: $10. Tickets available here.

Join Jeff and Paige for their first-ever kids’ concert at Gunbarrel Brewing, a spacious, family-owned, kid-friendly “hop spot.” Award winning duo “Jeff & Paige” present a science and nature-themed show for the kids complete with live, original music, educational skits, quick costume changes and loads of audience interaction. Perfect for kids ages 3-8.

Lionheart Youth Theatre’s Petra and the Wolf at the Broomfield Auditorium

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide

Photo Courtesy Broomfield Auditorium

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 Children Under 18. Tickets available here.

Creative Broomfield presents Lionheart Youth Theatre’s Petra and the Wolf. A new work for young audiences inspired from the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf, with captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre and a new instrumental score written and performed live by Mother Falcon, a band NPR describes as “the little orchestra that can seemingly do the impossible.” This original work introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion. Family audiences will walk away from this stunning piece of visual & musical storytelling with a new sense of empathy for the animals that share our earth. Best for 1st grade and up. All ages welcome. Original score performed live by Mother Falcon.

Boulder Arts Week

boulder birthday parties

Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: March 30 – April 7, 2018

Where: Various locations around Boulder.

Time: See full schedule here.

Cost: Costs vary depending on event, click here for details.

The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week is happening through April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. Celebrating Boulder artists, the week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. There are many kid-friendly art experiences, including Saturday Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio, family painting classes at POSHsplat, free trial music lessons at Parlando School of Musical Arts, sewing rebellion at BLDG 61, and a ton of other events! Join Boulder to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.

Boulder Events Kids

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Events 2018

March 26, 2018
boulder in April

Easter is this Sunday! Have some extra special fun with the kids by taking them to one (or more!) of these festive Easter events. Easter egg hunting, games, prizes and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny are happening all week long in and around Boulder.

Easter Bunny Portraits at Flatirons Crossing

easter bunny boulder area events

Photo Courtesy Flatiron Crossing

When: Daily through March 31, 2018

Where: Flatirons Crossing, 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021

Time: Make your reservation here.

Cost: Photo packages $29.99 +

Ages: All Ages

Kids can get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny at Flatiron Crossing while parents receive professional photos. At this event, you can save your place in line, avoid the stress, and keep your kids smiling right through picture time. Reserve your time here.

Broomfield’s Easter Party Fun

Easter Bunny Boulder

Photo Courtesy Broomfield Rec Services

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Where: Broomfield Community Center & Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $8 residents / $10 non-residents. Tickets available here.

Ages: 2 – 5

Broomfield Recreation Services is bringing Easter fun to your little ones! At Easter Party Fun, enjoy Easter games, inflatables, prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Ages 2-5. Pre-register early here.

Eggcellent Adventure at Natural Grocers

boulder spring break

Photo Courtesy Natural Grocers

When: Friday, March 30, 2018

Where: Multiple Natural Grocers locations:

Boulder Natural Grocers, 2685 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Longmont Natural Grocers, 1745 North Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Lafayette Natural Grocers, 100 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Time: All locations 11AM, Longmont Location will have an additional egg hunt at 5PM.

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Natural Grocers is offering the most eggciting Easter Egg Hunt in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette on Friday, March 30. Everyone in the family is welcome. The event will feature a coloring station, toys and prizes, this event is sure to delight kids of all ages. This event will take place at the Boulder Natural Grocer location from 11AM – 12:30PM, at the Longmont Natural Grocer location at both 11AM  and 5PM, and at the Lafayette location at 11AM.

41st Annual Easter Egg Race at Grandrabbits

Boulder Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 2 – 10

Join Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe in Boulder for its 41st Annual Easter Egg Race! For kids 2-10 years old, one race per child. Use coupons collected in the race on items in the store! Race at Boulder store only.

Northmoor Park Easter Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Northmoor Park, East 13th Ave & Birch St, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 10AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 10 years & under

Northmoor Park Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Allison Cassieri of North Denver CO Homes, will feature over 5,000 eggs! Meet the Easter Bunny in person, enjoy this epic egg hunt, and find the Golden Egg for a special prize.

The Great Easter Egg Drop at Village at the Peaks

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Village at the Peaks

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Village at the Peaks is hosting the coolest Easter egg delivery ever – The Great Easter Egg Drop! Mile-High Skydive will be kicking off the event with live skydivers at 12:30PM (Conditions permitting). After the show, there will be tons of other fun and FREE activities for the whole family, including: Easter Bunny with Photo-Op, princess performances on the stage, train, face painters, balloon twisters, Easter crafts, games, music, and baby goats. While supplies last, there will be bags of stuffed Easter eggs for kids at the Village at the Peaks registration tent.

Broomfield’s Eggstravaganza

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy City and County of Broomfield

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 11:30AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 8 and younger

The City and County of Broomfield is hosting Easter fun for the entire family at Eggstravaganza. No registration required – just show up. Meet at the Broomfield Amphitheater by the pond at 11:30 a.m. and march with the Easter Bunny to the lawns of Community Park to participate in the 24th Annual Egg Scramble. Egg hunting is for children 8 years old and younger and will be divided by age group. Be sure to bring your own basket and a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Erie Easter Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Calvary Bible Church

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Two Calvary Locations: Erie Calvary Bible Church, 615 Evans St., Erie, Colorado 80516 and Boulder Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave. Boulder CO 80301

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Grab your kids and baskets and join Calvary Bible Church for a fun and unique Easter Egg Hunt in Erie! Come anytime between 10AM-12PM to enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and special prizes! Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Longmont Easter Egg Hunt and Festival 2018

Boulder Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy White Fields Community Church

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Roosevelt Memorial Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

The 8th Annual Longmont Easter Egg Hunt and Festival 2018 is hosted by White Fields Community Church. Events include an amazing Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, craft making, bounce house and many other exciting activities.

Easter Bunny Pictures at Jax Broomfield & Lafayette

Boulder Area Easter Bunny

Photo Courtesy Jax Broomfield Outdoor, Ranch and Home

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home, 5005 West 120th Avenue, Broomfield, Colorado 80020 & Jax Lafayette Ranch & Home, 400 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: Broomfield: 10AM – 2PM, Lafayette: 11AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

At Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home and Jax Lafayette Ranch & Home bring your camera, bring your kids, bring your pets to meet the Easter Bunny!

Erie Underwater Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Erie Parks & Rec

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: 10:00 – 10:30AM – ages 1 – 3 years (Zero Depth Area) [FREE], 10:30 – 11:00AM. – ages 4 – 7 years (Lazy River), 11:00 – 11:30AM – ages 8 – 10 years (Lap Pool Area)

Cost: $8 Residents, $10 Non-Residents. Kids 3 & Under are FREE.

Ages: 1 – 10, Tickets available here.

The Easter bunny is missing hundreds of eggs and they have been found floating in the Erie Community Center pool. Come splash, swim and hunt at the Erie Underwater Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be broken into age groups. Find the golden egg for a special surprise. Please bring swimsuit, towel and a basket to collect the eggs. Parents are required to be in the pool for children who can’t swim (and any child under age 3). All pool rules apply. Advance registration required.

Longmont Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy City of Longmont Recreation and Golf Services

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: $10/Family, $3/Swimmer, or $1/Observer, Tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Calling all kids to the City of Longmont’s 19th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will be scattering hundreds of weighted eggs throughout the pool. Kids of all ages and abilities are invited to collect eggs that have sunk or are floating in all areas of the pool and then enjoy the multiple crafts that will be on hand for the event. Fun for the whole family! Parents are welcome to join in the fun with the kids.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Community UCC Boulder

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Community UCC Boulder

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Community United Church of Christ, 2650 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, Colorado 80305

Time: 9:15AM – 10AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

The Community Easter Egg Hunt at Community United Church of Christ will feature 1200 Easter eggs spread out across the lawn following the lively, child-friendly 8:30AM Easter service.

Pine Street Park Annual Easter Egg Scramble in Louisville

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Keith Pieper

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Pine Street Park, W Pine St & Polk Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 12PM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Pine Street Park Annual Easter Egg Scramble is a FREE event and tradition in our neighbourhood. It happens snow or shine at “the field”. Everyone welcome! Parents — bring some eggs filled with candy or toys to share and spread across the field (If it will be warm, avoid chocolate as it may melt). Kids — bring your own basket and gather as many eggs as you can, as fast as possible. Scrambles divided by age group to make it fair.

 

Easter Egg Hunt at Bittersweet Cafe

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Bittersweet – Cafe & Confections, 836 Main St, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Bittersweet Cafe & Confections is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt that will bring cheer to kids and adults alike! Find an egg and get a free hot chocolate. Parents can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys. Enter a raffle to win gift cards from local businesses such as Verde, Lulu’s, Coabana, The Singing Cook and more. Live music from local a capella group, The Accidentals.

Magical Easter Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy Eldora Mountain Resort

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Eldora Mountain Resort, 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, Nederland, CO 80466

Time: 10AM – 1:30PM

Cost: Event is FREE, Lift Ticket Info Available Here.

Ages: All Ages

Bring the family up for a day of skiing and riding at Eldora Mountain Resort with a magical twist at the Magical Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny has agreed to send thousands of Easter Eggs to Eldora! Keep an eye out around the mountain for hidden eggs with fun prizes. For the little ones we will have a special egg hunt behind Indian Peaks Lodge at 10AM followed up by a super special magic show by Magician Connie Elstun and her magical Easter Bunny Super Chocolate at 11AM! Then to keep the fun going there will be face painting available in Indian Peaks. This is a family friendly event that will be fun for all ages. The Easter Bunny will also be showing off their skills on the hill so keep an eye out for the perfect photo op.

Easter Egg Hunt on Pearl Street in Boulder

Boulder Area Egg Hunts

Photo Courtesy The Well Church

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Boulder County Commissioners Lawn, 1325 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5247

Time: 10AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Join The Well Church on the Boulder County Commissioners lawn for a free Egg Hunt open to the Boulder community! First wave starts at 10AM, 2nd wave starts at 10:20AM. If you have kids of age for an Egg Hunt, anyone is welcome! Please bring your own basket and stick around after to meet other local families too.

Louisville VFW Easter Egg Hunt

Boulder Area Easter Egg Hunts

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Where: Miner’s Field, Courtesy Rd & South St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 12PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 1 – 12

The VFW Post 1771 will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday for Louisville Children 1-12 years old. Please come early as the event will start at 12:00pm. Some of the eggs will have a surprise award in them — a $1 bill has been put into 100 of the eggs.

 

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: March 24 – 25, 2018

March 23, 2018
boulder in March

Start Spring Break off with a weekend full of fun events! Take a farm tour, sled at Hops & Handrails, make some art, spend some time reading stories to a sweet dog, and more. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

FREE Farm Tours & Activities to Celebrate National Agriculture Day

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy 7th Generation Farm

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Where: 7th Generation Farm, 1536 Courtesy Rd, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

7th Generation Farm is offering free hayrides, kids planting activities, historical presentations and farm tours to Celebrate National Agriculture Day! All ages welcome. This is event is put on in conjunction with Boulder County and they City of Lafayette. Park at the Kerr Community Gardens (Overflow at the Louisville Sports Complex).

Family Easter Cookie Decorating Class

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy DP’s Sweet Life

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Where: AR Workshop Boulder, 1361 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette, Colorado 80516

Time: 9AM & 12PM

Cost: $30, Tickets available here.

Join local dessert designer and owner of DP’s Sweet Life, Danay Powers, for a 90 minute, family fun Easter cookie decorating class. Parents and kids alike will learn tips and tricks to design incredible looking cookies just like the professionals do. All participants will take home an exclusive cookie decorating kit which includes eight of the cookies they decorated in class, three bags of royal icing frosting, and a decorating needle.

Saturday Tinker Time

what to do with kids in boulder

Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio Facebook Page

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 9:45AM – 12PM

Cost: $12/hr, per child or $55 for a 5-hour tinker time card

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration at Tinker Art Studio. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, air dry clay, printmaking, fabrics and yarn, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. For more info, click here.

Hops & Handrails

boulder in March

Photo Courtesy Left Hand Brewing Company

When: March 24 – 25, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: Saturday 12PM – 6PM, Sunday 12PM – 4PM

Cost: $10 – $125, Tickets available here. Kids under 12 are FREE.

Back for its sixth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns to Longmont with the support of Winter Park Resort, Burton Boards, and the Satellite Boardshop. Day 1 will feature a 40’ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition with the support of Winter Park Resort. Only at Hops + Handrails can guests enjoy unlimited samplings of over 60 craft breweries while soaking up the Colorado sun in front of a four-story ramp in the middle of town. Skiers and boarders will throw down big air and their gnarliest tricks on the ramp, trick rails and keg wall in men’s and women’s categories. Day 2 will be a family-focused winter wonderland featuring a sledding & tubing hill. For more details, click here.

PAWS to Read

boulder kids weekend events

Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 5 – 10

Check out the super fun PAWS to Read program this weekend at the Lafayette Public Library! Kids ages 5-10: Spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog. They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories.

Kids Yoga at Studio Love

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Studio Love

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Where: Studio Love, 1010 Carbon Ct, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Cost: $8/Child

Ages: 4 – 9

Studio Love will be offering a Kids Yoga class this Sunday. During the class, an adult class will be held in the room upstairs!

Kids

Fun Things to Do With the Kids During Spring Break in Boulder

March 22, 2018
boulder spring break

Spring Break is almost here for BVSD kids. If you don’t have any plans yet, don’t panic! There are plenty of fun and exciting options to get the kids out of the house all week long! From free activities to paid workshops and camps, below are 14 exciting opportunities for kids during Spring Break in and around Boulder.

Boulder County Free Day at Colorado Railroad Museum

boulder events march

Photo Courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum

The Colorado Railroad Museum is proud to offer free general admission and rides behind a historic steam locomotive to all Boulder County residents on Friday, March 30. Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s historic steam locomotives in vintage passenger cars. The Colorado Railroad Museum features over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard. Also, see the exhibit galleries, renowned library, roundhouse restoration facility and working turntable. Admission: Boulder County Residents, Museum Members and Children under 2 are free. For all others fees are as follows: Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8. Ride Tickets: Boulder County Residents Free. For all others: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. The museum is open from 10AM – 4PM.

The Colorado Railroad Museum is located at 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, Colorado 80403.

Painting & Sculpture Making at Tinker Art Studio

birthday parties boulder

Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio

Tinker Art Studio is offering several afternoon art workshops during Spring Break. Offerings include painting, fabric dying and sculpture making. Workshops cost $32 + $6 materials fee. For all the details and to register, click here.

Tinker Art Studio is located at 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80305.

Gateway Park Fun Center

spring break in boulder

Photo Courtesy Gateway Fun Park Boulder

There is something for everyone at Boulder’s favorite amusement park, Gateway Park Fun Center. Kids will love the retro feel of the two miniature golf courses, bumper cars and go carts. The park also offers batting cages, inline hockey rink, human maze and more. Gateway is offering a special deal for Spring Break – $19.95 for Mini Golf & Go-Karts for Two, with 20 Arcade Tokens (Regularly $34).

Gateway Park Fun Center is located at 4800 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301.

CU Museum of Natural History’s Curious Connections in Nature

what to do with kids in boulder this summer

Photo Courtesy CU Museum of Natural History

In the wild world around us, everything is connected. Curious Connections in Nature is a new exhibition at the CU Museum of Natural History that delves into these connections through hands-on activities, multimedia displays, and specimens from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, our backyards and beyond. While you are at the museum, check out the ongoing fossils exhibit. In the lower level, kids will love the interactive play and learning area. Right outside the play area parents can enjoy a nice, FREE cup of coffee or tea in the museum’s BioLounge with comfortable seats and inviting atmosphere. Family-friendly bathrooms are located upstairs. Admission to the museum is FREE. The museum is open during Spring Break Monday – Thursday 9-5.

The CU Museum of Natural History is located at CU’s Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309.

School Day Off Camp at CATS Gym

birthday parties boulder

Photo Courtesy CATS Gym

Join CATS Gymnastics for an afternoon of fun for School Day Off Camp. Kids will have an awesome time bouncing, flipping and tumbling through a fun-filled school day off. The camp will run on Monday and Wednesday from 12:30PM – 2:30PM. Ages 5 – 12 Pre-Register here. Ages 4 and younger an adult is required to stay. $15/child. Pre-Register by calling 303-939-9699.

CATS Gym is located at 2400 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301.

We Are All Composers at Erie Community Library

spring break boulder

Photo Courtesy Enthusic Music Company

We Are All Composers is an exciting musical exploration program introducing the basics of music composing while building a positive self-awareness and strengthening children’s self-confidence. Presented by Enthusic Music Company at the Erie Community Library for kids grades 1-5. This FREE program will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 1:30 – 3PM. Registration is required, click here to register.

The Erie Community Library is located at 400 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516.

Kids Camp Painting at PoshSplat

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy POSHsplat

Kids Camp at PoshSplat is a great way for kids to spend a fun morning during Spring Break. Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. Check the calendar to see the offerings available each day. Cost of each 3 hour class is $24. Pizza lunch available for an additional $6 (or bring lunch from home).

PoshSplat is located at 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.

Hike & Learn at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

what to do with kids in boulder this summer

Photo Courtesy of NCAR

The National Center for Atmospheric Research offers beautiful outdoor spaces and Visitor Center, perfect for a fun day out with the kids. At the Visitor’s Center, kids can learn about weather and climate with interactive displays. Kids can play with clouds and even create their own tornado! Other exhibits include Sun-Earth Connections, Layers of the Atmosphere, Climate Discovery and more. Guided tours are available from 12-1 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, or you can opt to move through the exhibits on your own. Take a hike at the base of Boulder’s amazing flatirons with gorgeous views.  NCAR offers a cafeteria that is open weekdays (except holidays) for breakfast, 8:00 am – 9:30 am and lunch, 11:30 – 1:30 pm (Cafeteria accepts only cash). Visitor’s Center is open Monday – Friday from 8AM – 5PM. Admission is always FREE to the public! Parking is also free.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is located at 1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

Kids Day Out at Color Me Mine

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine is hosting Kids Day Out on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Super Gamers will ‘craft’ some ‘super’ fun projects together. This fun day out includes pizza, games, friends and fun! The workshop includes a ceramic and a canvas piece. Reservations required. Ages 5-12. Kids Day Out is $45/child. Register by online here or by phone at 303-443-3469 with questions.

Color Me Mine is located at 1938 Pearl St Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80302.

Spring Break Aerial Day Camp at Frequent Flyers

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Frequent Flyers

If your child has ever dreamed of flying, this is the perfect Spring Break camp! Kids will be led by professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and theater. Students are invited to Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance and so much more. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Ages 8-16 and all levels welcome. Spring Break Camp Tuition: Individual day – $70/child. Full week discount – $330/child. Sibling discount – 10% off each sibling after full payment for one child. Call 303-245-8272 with questions. Register online here.

Frequent Flyers is located at 3022 Sterling Cir, Ste 150, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

Spring Break with Growing Gardens

boulder spring break

Photo Courtesy Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens is offering fun, educational activities during Spring Break. In collaboration with BVSD Lifelong Learning, Growing Gardens is offering a variety of garden and pollinator-themed classes to keep your children exploring and learning. Classes are offered Wednesday – Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm and are open to children aged 5-11. $80 per day. For all the details, click here. To register, click here.

Growing Gardens is located at 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO 80304.

Spring Break Soccer Clinic

boulder spring break camps

Photo Courtesy Longmont Indoor Soccer

Longmont Indoor Soccer will be offering skills clinics over Spring Break for ages 4 to 16 yrs. Players will receive specialized soccer training on the fundamentals, technique, and tactics necessary to play at a highly competitive level. Clinics will be overseen by coach Peter Ambrose. We have a large staff of coaches ready to train so we will offer this clinic to a wide age range of players. For full day (9AM – 4PM) $75/day. For half day (9AM – 12:30PM or 12:30PM – 4PM) $40/day. For more information, click here.

Longmont Indoor Soccer is located at 795 S Sherman St #8, Longmont, CO 80501.

Butterfly Pavilion Spring Break Camps: Colorful Colorado

boulder spring break

Photo Courtesy Butterfly Pavilion

At Butterfly Pavilion‘s Spring Break Camps, Discover the incredible plants and invertebrates that inhabit our local ecosystems. Experience the excitement of outdoor exploration, live animal encounters, and hands-on activities that encourage an appreciation for science and conservation! New, fun and interesting topics each day. Full Week (Full Day) – $230 for members, $250 for non-members. Full Week (Half Day) – $117 for members, $130 for members. Full Day – $45 for members, $50 for non-members. Half Day – $27 for members, $30 for non-members. Early Drop Off (8 – 9 am) – $5 per child. Late Pick Up (4 – 5 pm) – $5 per child. Camps are for ages 5 – 12. Full days are from 9 am – 4 pm. Half days are from 9 am – 12 pm.

The Butterfly Pavilion is located at 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Eggcellent Adventure at Natural Grocers

boulder spring break

Photo Courtesy Natural Grocers

Natural Grocers is offering the most eggciting Easter Egg Hunt in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette on Friday, March 30. Everyone in the family is welcome. The event will feature a coloring station, toys and prizes, this event is sure to delight kids of all ages. This event will take place at the Boulder Natural Grocer location from 11AM – 12:30PM, at the Longmont Natural Grocer location at both 11AM  and 5PM, and at the Lafayette location at 11AM.

Natural Grocers in Boulder is located at 2685 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301, in Longmont at 1745 North Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501, and in Lafayette at 100 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: March 17 – 18, 2018

March 15, 2018
Things to do in Boulder in October

For this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, take the kids out to learn about physics, celebrate our beautiful open spaces, witness amazing Irish dance performances, explore art and so much more! Happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

CU Wizards Show: Much Ado About Absolute Zero

boulder kids weekend guide

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Where: Duane Physics Room G1B30, CU Boulder Campus

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE.

This month’s CU Wizards show, Much Ado About Absolute Zero, will be led by award-winning CU Professor of Physics, Paul Beale. Learn the story about heat and temperature, from billions of degrees during the big bang all the way down to absolute zero! Kids will explore heat, temperature, and entropy using hot, cold, and COOL physics demonstrations like infrared cameras, liquid nitrogen, and superconductors! This is a free STEM show for students ages 5 & up. For more info, click here.

Summer Camp Expo & St. Patty’s Day Celebration

boulder kids weekend

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 South Hover Road, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE. Register here.

Join Macaroni Kid for its 2nd Annual Summer Camp & Activities Expo to help parents find the perfect camps and summer activities for their kids! This year, the event falls on March 17th, St Patrick’s Day. The event will include Village at the Peaks Kids Club activities and performances: bagpipers, Irish dancers, fiddlers, prizes, face painting, lots of games and kids crafts.

Saturday Tinker Time

what to do with kids in boulder

Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 9:45AM – 12PM

Cost: $12/hr, per child or $55 for a 5-hour tinker time card

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration at Tinker Art Studio. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, air dry clay, printmaking, fabrics and yarn, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. For more info, click here.

McGuckin’s Lucky Saturday

boulder events March

Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Join McGuckin Hardware in a celebration of Irish and Irish American heritage on St. Patrick’s Day! Learn how to make your own Potato Tower, try delicious samples of Irish Soda Bread and Cheddar Bacon Beer Bread from Great Harvest Bread- Boulder, CO., see a performance from Celtic Steps and McTeggart Irish Dancers. For the full schedule, click here.

World Spider Day at Butterfly Pavilion

 boulder kids weekend guideWhen: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $8 – $12 (World Spider Day included with general admission)

Celebrate spiders at World Spider Day at the Butterfly Pavilion. Spiders are critical to ecosystems and inspire technological innovation with their incredible abilities. However, spiders all over the world are threatened by over-collection for the pet trade, habitat degradation, and habitat loss. Join us for this event where you’ll learn more about the importance of spiders, along with what YOU can do to conserve them!

Imagina Open Space Concert

Things to do in Boulder in October

Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where: Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

free, outdoor concert featuring Jeff & Paige  by the new, top-of-the-line library playground. Sponsored by your City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department as a thanks to our community, and a celebration of the future of Boulder’s undeveloped lands. In addition to the kids’ show there will be “Get to know your neighbors” learning stations, a values, hopes and concerns public art project, a drum circle and (hopefully) a chai garden. Rain or Shine!

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance at WOW!

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy WOW! Children’s Museum

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Cost: Admission to Museum: Children (ages 1-11): $9, Adults: $5, Infants (under 1): Free, Members Always Play for Free!

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with an engaging dance performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers, Colorado’s Premier Irish Dance Academy at WOW! Children’s Museum. Performance is included with Museum admission.

Music Together® Class at George Reynolds Library

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Music Together with Jane Smolens

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where: George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Music Together at the George Reynolds Library is an interactive music and movement experience for infants through 5 year olds and their caregivers. Family fun through singing, movement, instrument play led by Jane Smolens, Director of Mountain Song Music Studio, Inc. No reservations required, but space is limited. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: March 10 – 11, 2018

March 9, 2018
boulder weekend kids guide

It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend, an early taste of spring. Check out Frozen Dead Guy Days, Jeff and Paige at the Rayback, storytimes, robots and more! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

2018 Summer Camps & Summer Fun Fair

weekend kids guide boulder

Photo Courtesy The Daily Camera

When: Saturday, March 10, 2017

Where: East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 10AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

The Daily Camera is hosting a FREE Summer Camps & Summer Fun Fair this Saturday! Learn about all the possible camps your children can attend this summer. Free activities for kids, enter to win great prizes.

Mindfulness for Kids

what to do with kids this weekend in boulder

When: Saturday, March 10, 2017

Where: A Mom’s Space, 424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO

Time: Ages 5-7 meets from 10-10:45am, Ages 8-12 meets from 11-11:45am

Cost: $15/kid (sibling discount available). Pre-registration is required, click here to register.

Ages: Ages 5 – 12

Mindfulness for Kids classes focus on giving children the tools to learn to stay connected to their inner knowing, understand their personal space and help them connect to what is true and important for them – and let go of what isn’t! Presented in an age appropriate manner, this class will use familiar everyday imagery in fun visualization and meditation exercises, play games, sing songs and create art! Kids will explore their personal space, their energy, their bodies and spirits! Facilitated by Stacia Synnestvedt. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so register early!

Full STEAM Ahead: RoboRobo Robotics and Coding

boulder weekend kids guide

Photo Courtesy Boulder Public Library

When: Saturday, March 10, 2017

2 Locations/Times:

George R Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80305 at 11AM – 1:30PM

Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303 at 3 – 4:30PM

Cost: FREE, Registration Required. Register here.

Ages: 7 – 12

Build, code, design and discover with science, technology, engineering arts and math. Full STEAM Ahead is a new series at the Boulder Public Library for ages 7-12 on the second and fourth Saturdays during the school year.

Historic Hoverhome Tour

boulder events in March

Photo Courtesy St. Vrain Historical Society

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Where: The St. Vrain Historical Society, Inc., 1309 Hover Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: $8/Person. Children 6 & Under FREE.

Tour this beautiful 1913-1914 historic home, built by Charles L. Hover and his family. On these tours, docents guide you around historic Hoverhome where you will learn about the Hover family and their involvement in Longmont and beyond.  Tours start on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 pm and last about an hour each. No RSVPs are needed. Fees and donations collected help support the continued care of this historic home.

Cuentos y Cantos – Bilingual Storytime

boulder weekend kis guide

Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 10:30AM – 11AM

Cost: FREE

This Saturday at Lafayette Public Library! Disfrute de cuentos tradicionales y música de América Latina (bilingüe). Enjoy traditional folktales and music from Latin America (bilingual). All ages welcome.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Things to do in Boulder 2018

Photo Courtesy Frozen Dead Guy Days

When: March 9 – 11, 2018

Where: In and around Nederland, see festival map here.

Time: See full festival schedule here.

Cost: Some events are FREE to watch, Music tents $15 for weekend pass, Blue Ball $20/person, VIP passes $150. For VIP ticket info, click here. For Blue Ball tickets, click here.

Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in America, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the mountain town of Nederland, just thirty minutes from Boulder. The festival, celebrating its 17th year, features three days of frosty merriment including 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, the Blue Ball, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.

Jeff and Paige at Rayback Collective

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Where: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Cost: $10/person 2 & under FREE, tickets available here.

Ages: 3 – 8

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused concert by Jeff and Paige at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music, Rayback Collective. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery AM cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside.

DANCE for BoldeReach

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy BoldeReach

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Where: Kakes Studios, 2115 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Cost: Suggested donation: $25

Ages: All Ages

Come dance with BoldeReach! BoldeReach is a community of women who work to enrich the lives of women and children in extreme need. This year we are raising funds for Pathfinder Center, the only Native American-run safehouse for trafficked women. Have fun, dance and do good! Enjoy an hour long class taught by Ayre creator, Juliet Seskind. All ages, dance levels and abilities welcome.

PAWS to Read

boulder kids weekend events

Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 5 – 10

Check out the super fun PAWS to Read program this weekend at the Lafayette Public Library! Kids ages 5-10: Spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog! They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories.

March Meltdown at the Longmont Ice Pavilion

boulder kids weekend guide

Photo Courtesy Longmont Recreation and Golf Services

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Where: Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 8th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 1:30PM – 6PM

Cost: $5.50/Child 2 – 10 years, $6/Child 11-17 years, $6.50/Adults, $6/Seniors 55+

Ages: All Ages

Help Longmont Recreation Services celebrate the end of a great winter season at the Longmont Ice Pavilion, for the annual March Meltdown. Enjoy ice skating, ice painting and free ice cream while supplies last. Regular admittance fees apply.

Kids

Field Trip to Ft. Collins: Museum of Discovery, Hot Dogs and Cookies

March 6, 2018

If you are looking for something new to do with the little ones, the Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery is full of unique, hands-on fun! While you are in town, check out local favorite Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs, then take a stroll around the corner to Mary’s Mountain Cookies to pick up a treat before heading back South.

Museum of Discovery

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

The Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery inspires kids to explore Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics with hands-on exhibits and activities. There is something for every child to enjoy, from The Tot Spot to the Music and Sound Lab to Wildlands and Wildlife. Below are just a few of the highlights from this adventurous museum.

Schatz Family Exploration Zone

ft collins museum of discovery

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

This exhibit encourages kids to turn scientific concepts into action with some fun, hands-on activities that explore motion, light, color and more!

The Tot Spot

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

Your little one is going to revel in this amazing toddler-centered exhibit. They will love the giant, interactive train table, sink or float water zone, art center and life sized crawl-through tree.

Music and Sound Lab

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

Photo Courtesy Ft Collins Museum of Discovery

Is there anything more fun for a kid than making noise? This exhibit allows kids to try out a variety of fun (and sometimes loud!) instruments, including a full drum set, guitars, horns and so much more.

Wildlands & Wildlife

ft collins museum of discovery

Photo by All Things Boulder

This exhibit allows kids to explore the creatures and lands that existed in Ft. Collins millions of years ago! Prehistoric beasts and flora are accompanied by a complimentary exhibit showing the plants and animals that inhabit Ft. Collins today.

The Tornado Chamber

ft collins museum of discovery

Photo by All Things Boulder

My kids’ favorite part was hopping into the tornado chamber. A real-life vortex, the chamber is hair-flying fun!

There is so much more to this fantastic museum, including live animals, innovations lab, Ft. Collins history, natural areas, and even a dome theater. The museum is about an hour’s drive from Boulder, but well worth the trip!

The Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery is located at 408 Mason Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM, Thursday open late until 8PM. Closed Mondays. General Admission prices are $9.50/Adults, $7/Seniors, $7/Students, $6/Kids Ages 3-12, Children 2 & Under are FREE.

Lunch at Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs

ft collins

Photo Courtesy Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs

Just a few minutes away from the museum in beautiful downtown Ft. Collins, Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs is the perfect spot to take hungry kids after a fun morning at the museum. The menu is full of amazing food that is both kid-friendly and satisfying for adults (vegetarian options available), and easy on the pocketbook! Be sure to try the fries, choose from classic, sour cream & onion, buffalo wings flavored, vinegar or truffle fries. Kids can play with restaurant-provided Mr. Potato Heads while waiting for food to arrive. Fun all around!

Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs is located at 140 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524. For the full menu, click here.

Sweet Treats at Mary’s Mountain Cookies

ft collins

Photo Courtesy Mary’s Mountain Cookies

Just around the corner from Big Al’s, stop in at Mary’s Mountain Cookies for a quick treat before hitting the road back home. These are more than just cookies, they are decadent masterpieces. Kids will have a hard time deciding between M&Ms cookies, S’Mores cookies, or even a cup full of edible cookie dough. Indulge in a cookie yourself! Other varieties include salted caramel cookies, turtle cookies, and snickerdoodle. Coffee, of course, is also available to revive tired parents.

Mary’s Mountain Cookies Downtown is located at 123 N College Ave #106, Fort Collins, CO 80524. For the full menu, click here.