We live in a wonderful state with stunning natural attractions, plenty of sporting activities, and tons of mountains to explore. For children, mountains, valleys, and scenic drives can become boring. As natives of Colorado, we are constantly getting asked, “What is there to do around here?” We love answering those questions because Northern Colorado is full of fun things for children and families to do. Here are some activities in our state to explore. Be sure to check this often, as we are constantly updating this list.

Colorado School-Age Staples:

Northern Colorado Region

City Museums

Other Museums and Tours


Education Farms

  • CSU Environmental Learning Center – With 200 acres, the Environmental Learning Center connects both children and adults with nature.
  • Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum – Experience farm life with washboards, milking cows, pulling a horse-drawn plow, and grinding corn.  (May to October).
  • Zippity Zoo BaryardLocated in Loveland, the Bradbury family invites kids and their family to get hands-on experience.  
  • The Farm at Lee Martinez Park – Located in Fort Collins, this Farm Serves as an educational and interactive experience for visitors.
  • Anderson Farms – Located in Erie this family farms is open for an annual fall festival from mid- September to Halloween.
  • Agricultural Heritage Center -Boulder County – Get a glimpse into the farming past and the history of agriculture in Boulder County.
  • Sunflower Farm – Boulder County – Educational demonstration farm

Parks – Everyone has their favorites! Here are just a few: 

Roller and Ice Skating

Fun Places to Take Children that are Different

  • Crackpots (in Longmont) – Take a piece of pottery and decorate it with paints and stencils to create your own masterpiece.
  • Mary’s Mountain Cookies – Located in Fort Collins, Loveland and Broomfield- Stop buy and enjoy a nice warm cookie.
  • Nuance Chocolate – Located in Fort Collins, this chocolate company makes handmade, bean-to-bar chocolate.
  • FoCo DoCo -Located in Fort Collins, this donut shop makes everything to order with fresh good

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