Sunday February 23, 2020
Denver is famous for its winters and is a magnet for those who are attracted to winter activities. If you are a family with young children, however, you may be at a loss for what to do this winter. It’s not necessary to stay cooped up in the house until the snow melts, developing “cabin fever” like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.
Here are a few great ideas for family activities that you and your little ones can enjoy:
- Go Skating — If you like embracing the cold with some winter fun, check out the Downtown Denver Ice Skating Rink. You can go any day of the week and it is open later on Fridays and Saturdays. Even better, entry is free if you just want to sit and watch your kids learn to ice skate. Skate rentals are reasonable as well: $6 for children and $8 for teens and adults.
- Take in a Movie — Denver is home to one of the most unique theater chains in the country, the Alamo Draft House. This theater screens hard-to-find art films as well as classics. But they also have an entire series for families that show new and classic family films in a fun environment. One of their programs, Alamo for All, shows movies with the lights up a little and the sound turned down slightly for those with children who may have sensory processing issues. They also have great screenings of musicals where the audience is encouraged to sing along.
- Get REALLY Active — If you want to let your kids burn off that pent-up energy without spending a day in the snow, consider JungleQuest. This local activity center has activities such as rock-climbing walls, ziplines, and a safari swing to keep them running around for hours. Plus, the caves and treehouse in the center are great places to play and explore.
This winter, don’t stay stuck in the house listening to the kids say, “I’m bored!” Instead, get out and get active with these fun activities that will keep any family member happy.