Kid-Friendly Colorado: Your Fall Fun Bucket List
Posted on 19 Oct 2020
With the perfect climate, tons of activities, and stunning scenery that stretches for miles, it’s no wonder locals love Colorado in the fall. A quick car ride will transport you to festive seasonal fun for the whole family just minutes from home at Reunion — whether you enjoy traditional hay rides or spooky thrills, continue reading to tick off these autumnal must-dos.
When you’re ready for a dose of fresh air and Colorado sunshine, consider a socially distant corn maze. Open day and night — and never haunted — Anderson Farms is Colorado’s longest-running corn maze. With a staggering 25 acres of twists and turns, your kiddos can choose to play games while they traverse the maze or take turns leading your family along the winding walkways. Older family members may enjoy more intense Halloween action — also socially distant — in another corn field that features Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt.
Price: $12 (ages four-and-up) Kids under three are free!
Opening dates: September 25 – October 31
Location: 6728 County Road 3 1/4 Erie, CO 80516
Now is the perfect time to pick plump pumpkins. Cottonwood Farms offers a variety of activities ranging from hay rides to viewing their farm animals. At the pumpkin patch, borrow an iconic red wagon to haul your pumpkin prizes around — with options ranging in size, shape, texture, and color, choose gorgeous gourds to carve and display at your Reunion home. To take your festive home decor to the next level, get a corn bundle or straw bale to display outside of your home all the way to Thanksgiving.
Price: $5 per person (free for kids under five and adults over 65)
Opening dates: Open every day September 26 – October 31, 10am to 6pm
Location: 10600 Isabelle Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026
Boo at the Zoo
A well-known and long-celebrated Denver tradition, Boo at the Zoo has worked hard to be safe for visitors this year. The Denver Zoo’s Storybook Safari takes your kiddos on a journey through the 84-acre campus while bringing classic animal stories and fairytales to life. Your family can wear your costumes while you visit your favorite creatures and experience spooky fun along the way! Protip: Keep an eye out for creepy-crawlers like spiders and bats made entirely from LEGO pieces.
Price: Starting at $20 for non-members (online tickets are required)
Opening dates: October 1 – 31
Location: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205
Trunk or Treat At Reunion
Of course the Reunion community is a hub for Halloween fun! Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat event on October 25 — whether you dress up or come as you are, stop by and mingle safely with your neighbors and let your kiddos trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk. Sign up to decorate your car’s trunk with a Halloween-themed display and welcome your neighbors to check it out as you fill their candy bags. You can bring your own grub or grab a tasty snack from one of the many on-site food trucks!
Price: Free to attend – please wear a mask!
Date: October 25, 4pm – 6pm
Location: Reunion Rec Center parking lot
With Halloween right around the corner and things a little different this year, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities to celebrate the season around Colorado. Just minutes from Reunion, keep your family traditions alive — while keeping your distance — with spooky fun for everyone. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to share your favorite moments from trick-or-treating and pumpkin picking!