At sitter we know that parenting can be hard, and weekends just mean overtime with no extra pay! We feel fortunate to live and work at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where there is always something family friendly to do! Here is our list of fool proof, pain free ways to entertain your kids on the weekend – You won’t find Chucky Cheese on this list!

This list is also great for sitters looking for a place to take the kids. Sitters will get gold star status with these fun ideas!

Outdoor Activities

Sledding: our two favorite spots are Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder or Sledding Hill Park in Littleton.

Ice skating: Evergreen Lake is hands down the most magical place in the Front Range to lace up your skate.  If you don’t want to make the drive to Evergreen, Winter Skate in downtown and the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park are great local choices.

Snowman sculpting: you can always do this in your front yard, but why not get some friends together and head out to one of our many local parks a few that come to mind are Washington Park Denver or North Boulder Park in Boulder

Indoor Activties

Denver Museum Of Nature And Science

Denver Children’s Museum

WOW Childrens Museum

Denver Art Museum

CU Mens & Womens Basketball

Denver Center for Performing Arts

Arvada Center

Apex Pool & Indoor Waterpark

Hammonds Candy Factory

Boulder Performing Arts

Littleton Museum

Boulder Dinner Theater  make sure to check out their great children performances

Wings Over The Rockies

Holiday Activities

Holiday Lights  on Pearl Street in Boulder

Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo

Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Hike to the Flagstaff Star in Boulder

Boulder Snow Much Fun – Holiday Lights and Performances in boulder Central Park

Sleigh Ride – again this is not quite the front range, but if you have time for a day trip, a horse drawn Sleigh Ride is such a memorable holiday experience!

Living Lights at the Butterfly Pavilion

Denver Aquarium breakfast with Santa

Denver Firefighters Museum is having a gingerbread firehouse exhibit and contest

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Center celebrate the holidays in a prehistoric way!

The Wildlife Experience