23 May 2017
A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Summer Break
School’s out for summer, and every kid’s schedule just got wide open. If you’re looking to fill their free time with indoor and outdoor activities, read on. We can help prevent summertime blues with these fun suggestions.
Find Adventure Outside Your Door
As a resident of Reunion, your kids have access to the parks, trails, and open space right here throughout our community. Your kids can walk, pedal, or scoot their way to a fun-filled day without going too far from home. If it’s too hot to go out on the trails, they can always splash around in the pool at the Reunion Rec Center.
Fly High Over Downtown Denver
If your kids love amusement parks, take them to see the new Star Flyer thrill ride at Elitch Gardens this year. This ride stands 17 stories high and riders fly around at 50 mph in open-air swings.
Free Cultural Experiences
The Denver Art Museum is always free for kids 18 or younger, and free for everyone on the first Saturday of the month. The DAM features a designated kids’ area with games, crafts, and costumes. On weekends, children can pick up a family backpack, brimming with all sorts of artsy and educational activities.
Take them out to the ballgame! A trip to see the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field can be as low as $4 for adults and $1 for kids in the Rockpile seats.
Visit the Real Jurassic Park
If you have a budding paleontologist in your brood, come see (and touch!) the bones of an Allosaurus and a stegosaurus at Dinosaur Ridge, near Red Rocks. You can also see real dinosaur footprints preserved in the sandstone.
Work On Their Team-Building Skills
Need a group activity that will wear them out? Take them to the American Paintball Coliseum in Brighton. The coliseum features indoor and outdoor paintball fields. And don’t worry – the paint is water-soluble.
For a more comprehensive list of kid-friendly activities around Denver, the Denver.org site has a dedicated web page with ideas for summer family fun. You’re sure to find inspiration there. But we hope to see you around the community and at the Sundial House too! We wish you and your kids a wonderful summer full of everything that makes living in Colorado so special.