Looking for ways for your kids to have a memorable and fun week off from school? Whether you need spring break activities to fill two afternoons or the entire week, here are a wide range of kid-approved options just for the kids or for the whole family to enjoy. Let the learning continue even if school is out this March 26th-30th, 2018!
1. Zoo Camps
The Denver Zoo offers their Spring Safari, a camp the week of spring break for kids Pre-K through 3rd grade. Or, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a spring break camp for children pre-K to 6th grade, including both single-day and all-week camps.
2. Museum Camp
In Denver, you can’t go wrong with an excursion to the Children’s Museum, the Art Museum, and the Museum of Nature and Science. Don’t forget the cool Float Your Boat Camp at the Longmont Museum, where kids can learn to build, float, and race a toy boat.
3. Denver Botanic Gardens
Need an activity for that budding gardener in your life? The Denver Botanic Gardens has a camp for kids ages 6-12 called “Garden Explorers.”
4. Kid-friendly Hikes
If the weather is nice, getting outside and hiking can be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and get in some exercise. Check out easy, family-friendly hikes like NCAR’s Weather Trail, a 0.4 mile loop with educational signs about weather and climate, or take a stroll down Clear Creek trail in Golden, a trail that is accessible for strollers, too.
5. Kids Ski Free
Why not enjoy some spring skiing? Steamboat offers a free kid’s lift ticket if you purchase an adult lift ticket for 5 or more days, or Epic Pass holders get a free lift ticket for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone with no purchase necessary at all. There’s also the 5th and 6th Grade Passport that offers free skiing for children in the aforementioned grades to ski at 23 of Colorado’s mountains for free. Plus, even the road trip into the mountains can be part of the fun.
6. Denver Children’s Theatre
This season, the Denver Children’s Theatre is presenting Sleeping Beauty, with show dates during spring break. Enjoy an afternoon caught up in this timeless, classic story as it comes to life on stage.
7. Colorado Railroad Museum
The Colorado Railroad Museum is focused on model railroading for this year’s spring break activities, including hands-on activities, make and takes, and more. And, on the last Friday of spring break, March 30th, don’t miss out on their Boulder County free admission day!
8. Denver and Longmont Public Libraries
For your growing entrepreneur, the Denver Public Library is collaborating with YouthBiz to host a spring break activity called, “YouthBiz Presents: Startup – Think, Speak, and Act like an Entrepreneur Spring Break Mini-Camp,” for ages 11-14. For ages 5-10, there’s also a two-day crafts and yoga camp. In Longmont, check out the spring break book club at the Longmont Public Library on Friday, March 30th, that will be reading Victoria Jamieson’s novel and leaning about the roller derby team of Boulder County.
9. Kid’s Cooking Classes
Sticky Fingers Cooking has four cooking camps the week of spring break, including a camp focused on international cooking. Uncorked Kitchen in Centennial also offers camps for children and teens ages 7-17.
10. Rock Climbing
The Boulder Rock Club offers an indoor rock climbing camp where kids ages 6-14 learn climbing safety and climbing games alike! City Rock Climbing Center in Colorado Springs hosts two camps, a climbing camp for ages 4-7 that includes indoor climbing and obstacle course games, and a caving camp for ages 8-16 that includes a trip to a real outdoor cave. You can also check out the brand new rock climbing gym opening on March 19th in Longmont, the Longmont Climbing Collective. In addition to open gym climbing times, they’ll be holding try-outs for a variety of clubs, starting as young as 3 years of age during the Spring Break week.