With the weather finally staying cooler these days (except hello 65 this week) you might be more inclined to stay indoors. If you aren’t up skiing in the mountains or enjoying a little mountain getaway, there are plenty of other great indoor activities for the whole family to enjoy or for a little romantic outing with your significant other. I know for my family, my wife and I like to have some one-on-one time when we can and we make sure to make that happen on a weekly basis. When my daughter and her friends are around, we don’t want them to get too stir crazy so we have checked out some of the awesome spots below that were fun to try and a great way to get out of the house:
Jump Street – Westminster
The name alone should tell you this is going to be a fun place to take the whole family (and will also wear out the little ones). Jump Street is the largest indoor trampoline park in the metro area sporting tons of trampolines, laser tag and even dodge ball rooms.
Children’s museum of Denver/Aquarium –
These two are literally right next to one another and while you may not want to hit them both in the same day, it does make it convenient if you have older kids who wouldn’t mind seeing both. Back in 2012, Forbes Magazine named the Denver Children’s Museum one of the 12 best in the country and for good reason. The aquarium has everything you could imagine from sharks to fish to otters and then you don’t want to miss the mystic mermaid show. Both of these places really cater to kids and will have your child engaged.
Butterfly Pavilion – Westminster
For those days when the temperature doesn’t want to rise more then single digits, get in your car and take your family to a much warmer climate. The butterfly pavilion is a humid rainforest full of 1,600 butterflies from different places around the world. There’s also an opportunity to for your kids to hold “Rosie” the resident tarantula, always a fun time right?
Shredder Urban Ski & Snowboard Park – Boulder
Does your little one know how to ski? If not (or even if so) this is the perfect indoor place to take them to learn how to ski and snowboard. There is no actual snow in the building but they use a combination of wax and water that helps the kids know how to turn and stop. Bring your own gear to get used to it but if your kid doesn’t have any yet don’t worry, they will provide some. Also they offer some great classes for kids so if you have a kid who really wants to learn, look into signing them up!
There are so many great indoor spots to try in Colorado as the weather continues to stay cold, make sure to get the family out of the house every now and again!