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Activities to Keep Kids Busy During Summer Break in Boulder County

As the hot summer break stretches into its dog days, it gets harder to think of creative things to keep your kids entertained. If you’re looking for activities that engage and excite, Boulder has plenty to offer. Check out these summertime happenings that are sure to provide a memorable summer vacation. 

Valmont Bike Park

Nestled between Gunbarrel and downtown Boulder, this bike park is perfect for kids looking to get some practice rides in. The Tot Track is home to easy trails for little ones just starting out on striders and tricycles. This 42-acre park has plenty of track for riders of all skill levels. 

Meadow Music

These free concerts on Chautauqua Green are a highly anticipated Boulder summertime event. Throughout June, July, and August, singer-songwriters Jeff and Paige host a lively concert accompanied by a short nature hike for children of all ages. The concerts are educational and spirited, teaching guests about the environment in an engaging way. 

CU Museum of Natural History

Explore the natural history that makes our state so special. Visit exhibits featuring dinosaur fossils, Colorado’s birds, and archaeological discoveries from century’s old human civilizations. Kids will delight in the museum’s discovery zone and enjoy hands on activities that share the fascinating world of science in an easy to understand way.  

ABC Kids Climbing Gym

This 7,200 square foot space was designed with kids in mind. With a special area for kids 2.5 – 5 years old, this gym is a friendly, approachable space where children can learn climbing techniques. Camps, classes, and individual instruction help children expand their athletic skills while engaging them in a fun sport.

Gateway Park Fun Center

For some good old-fashioned family fun, check out Boulder’s Gateway Park Fun Center. Spend the day playing mini golf, zig-zag through the human maze, or take a swing at the batting cages. On rainy days, the Gateway Park Fun Center makes for an easy, entertaining activity for groups of kids any age. 

Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

On select Saturdays, this Boulder dairy opens its doors to the public. Kids will delight in wandering around the dairy, petting goats, and assisting in bottle feeding. Visitors may even get to sneak a peek at the milk processing facility or witness a hoof trimming. 

Boulder offers a surplus of summertime activities that provide out-of-the-box experiences that engage and entertain children of all ages. Whether your child is interested in mountain biking, loves animals, or wants to get outside and play in Boulder’s beautiful foothills, our city provides opportunities to do it all. 

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