We blinked and suddenly spring break is practically upon us! Daylight hours are growing longer and warmer temps mean even more outside activities. If you’re seeking a way to keep your children entertained during the impending five day break from school, look no further than our beautiful city. Here’s a handful of awesome activities to educate, engage, and entertain children of all ages.
Where: Eldora Mountain
Eldora is just a hop, skip, and jump away from downtown Boulder. Parents can load the kids up early with their ski gear and be on the slopes by 9 am. Plus, this affordable resort has a host of other activities like nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Knowledgeable instructors can help youngsters improve their skills and gain confidence on the mountain. Grab a snack or lunch on the mountain and enjoy getting those last ski days in this season.
Where: LoBo Trailhead
This 12-mile trail system is easy to access and well maintained, offering a straightforward way to get outside no matter the weather. Easily bike along the gravel path from Boulder, all the way to Longmont. For those looking to make a shorter day of it, take the trail into Niwot and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza or warm cup of coffee along the bedroom community’s charming main street. Views of the Rockies are breathtaking, and from certain vantage points along the trail, visitors can easily spy the Flatirons and Longs Peak.
When March gets the last of its winter fury out, head inside for an easy, fun-filled day. CU’s Museum of Natural History provides a great place for children and adults to learn about the world around us. Its many exhibits underscore the importance of learning about and understanding our natural world. Current exhibits focus on evolution, the oceans, fossils, birds, and more. Its children and family programs foster an inviting environment in which guests are encouraged to use real scientific equipment, create art with high-quality art supplies, and meet the scientists behind the Museum of Natural History.
Where: Fiske Planetarium
The theater at Fiske Planetarium is all encompassing. Immerse your senses in wild Alaska or journey through the galaxies to discover unknown celestial bodies. Children of all ages will delight in the dome theater, impeccable sound system, and compelling, educational stories. Check the schedule closer to spring break for an updated list of shows.
Where: University Memorial Center
For fun indoors, head to CU Boulder’s University MEmorial Center. Its entire first floor is home to The Connection Bowling, Billiards, and Games. Improve your bowling score, play a rousing game of ping-pong, or kick back at the video game consoles. Make a day of it and have lunch at the concession stand, open daily. The newly renovated space is inviting and family-friendly; there’s no reason not to spend a day off school at The Connection.
Part of Boulder’s charm lies in its plethora of activities for children of all ages. Embrace the last of the winter weather by getting outside in the beautiful Rocky Mountains or explore the boundaries of scientific discoveries at Boulder’s top-rated University. Make the week off of school count with any of these memorable, family-friendly activities.