*I was given free tickets to the fun park but all opinions are my own. This past summer we got the chance to spend a few days in Breckenridge, CO and we had the best time. We stayed at Beaver Run resort, and you can check out this post about how much we loved it and we will stay there again.
Not only was the hotel amazing but the activity park in the heart of Breckenridge was a highlight. If you’re like us, it might be snowy outside but we are already making plans for this summer. Some of our friends came along on our trip and they all had so much fun they want to do it again this summer.
If your thinking about going to Breckenridge this summer you HAVE to check out their fun park. They had stuff for little kids, bigger kids and even adults! The men in our group really wanted to take the Segway tour.
Below I am going to give you a few tips on how to navigate the fun park to have the most fun possible.
Like most vacations, you want to sleep in and not be on a tight schedule but take it from me, getting your tickets early is a must! We got to the ticket booth around 10 and the line was insane! We had to wait about an hour and with lots of kids, they got antsy. If I would have known I would have gotten up early and grabbed them before they even woke up
I think you can even buy them online but they don’t have it set up yet since summer is still a few months away. So check this website closer to the date.
If you don’t live in Colorado like we do, you might not know the weather can change very rapidly. The picture below was taken at about 1 pm in the afternoon and as you can see, a storm was rolling in. We got to play at the park for about another hour but most of the activities can not get wet because they could be dangerous like the Alpine slide. My advice would be to get to the park when it opens in case the weather changes. I thought the staff did an excellent job in deciding when to shut down the park. Even though we wanted to stay, we were thankful they were looking out for us.
Also you can check the weather on the day you want to visit and if it seems bad, just try the next day!
There are so many things to do at the activity center. We used to only vacation in Colorado in the winter but after experiencing the park, we would go back during the summer for sure! There is so much to do, you have to start early to get it all in. Here is everything they offer:
Alpine Slide, Scenic chair lift, Gold Runner Coaster, Breck Flyer Zip Line (one for adults and one for kids), Mountain Biking, Guided hiking tours, Segway Tour, 4X4 tours, mini putt putt, Gemstone panning, Mineshaft Maze, Climbing wall, bungee trampoline, bounce house, duck races and ropes course.
It was so much fun hopping around from one thing to the other since we had the unlimited passes.
We stayed at Beaver Run and it was so nice. We could load up our whole crew and go everywhere together. They gave use the number to the shuttle hotline so anytime we needed to go somewhere or be picked up, the shuttle was at our service. Since we are from Colorado, we know the city pretty well. But this is a nice service if you are not familiar with the town.
And just so you are aware, you can park at the gondola parking lot and get your tickets for the fun park at the ticket center. And you can ride the gondola up and down for free. That was one of my kids favorite parts. We even saw a moose!
Once your done with the activity park, ride the gondola back down to the town. You can walk to the town easily from the gondola. The kids favorite store is this toy store below. It has every fun toy imaginable, a candy bar and a small play area in the back for smaller kids.
I would also suggest planning your trip around something fun the town has going on. For example we got to hit up the farmer’s market and they also had a music festival going on.
If you have any questions about your upcoming trip to Breckenridge, ask me below!
If you live in Denver I know you have heard we are on bloom watch for the Corpse Flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
This particular plant’s first bloom occurs after 8-20 years of vegetative growth, and get this, it can takes as long as 7-10 years for a second bloom. This is the first corpse flower bloom in the Gardens’ and Rocky Mountain Region’s history so this is a big event folks!
This is also a big deal because when this plant blooms it gives off an incredibly horrible smell, like the smell of rotting meat but it only blooms for less than 48 hours so you need to get to the Denver Botanic Gardens TODAY to witness this event!
The hours for this special event are: Wednesday, August 19: 9 a.m. – midnight | Thursday, August 20: 6 a.m. – midnight | Friday, August 21: regular 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. hours resume.
The Denver Botanic Gardens are located at , 1007 York Street, Denver. The plant is in the Orangery greenhouse near the Marnie’s Pavilion door.
You do NOT want to miss this! Let me know if you go!
*I was given free tickets for my family, but all opinions are my own!
Last week my family and I were invited to check out WaterWorld and boy did we have fun! This year my husband came with us so the older kids had so much fun. And I was able to watch this little nugget above. WaterWorld has a fantastic kid area so he was happy to play in there the whole time. I did take him on one of the bigger rides where 4 of us rode in a inner tube. But he didn’t have as much fun as the rest of the kids so we camped out in the kids’ area after that.
There were plenty of rides my older two kids could ride with their daddy so they would ride those rides, then come back to the kiddie area to tell us all about it. Also you can bring your own food into the park for picnics or they have yummy food you can buy. I brought lots of snacks and drinks but we bought a pizza while we were there as well.
This little ham couldn’t get enough!
And TODAY is the 19th Annual Belly Flop Contest at Water World. The event will take place, rain or shine and starts at 10am so if you were planning on going today, check this out!
WaterWorld is located just 10 minutes north of Denver so if you are visiting or are a local and haven’t been yet, you should check it out! There are over 50 attractions on 70 acres so there is something for the whole family.
Also if you are interested, we brought floaties for the kids who could not swim but they were not approved by the park. So if you go to Customer Service you can ask to borrow some that they provide.
For tickets, opening and closing times and any more information you would need to plan your trip, go here!
Also you know I love a good deal, check out this page of discounts you can score for your visit and this Sunday is Father’s Day and all Father’s get in for FREE! SCORE!
We had the best time at the Bugaboo event at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO today! This even is running again on sunday and it’s a must see! Your kids can trick or treat, learn about all kinds of buys and don’t forget to let them wear their costumes! My kids would have stayed all day if I would have let them. We even competed in the roach races and Solomon’s roach won! haha!
We will make this a yearly thing to attend.
Experience Metro Denver’s favorite Halloween event – Bug-A-Boo at Butterfly Pavilion! Celebrate the fall season dressed in your Halloween best while enjoying indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crawly activities, a parade led by Pete the Mantis, and lots more fun for the whole family to enjoy! Kick off the holiday a week early! Festivities will run from 9am to 5pm on both days. My kids love the butterfly pavilion so we can’t wait to go!!
– See more at: http://www.butterflies.org/calendar/bug-boo#sthash.5eBZUVdb.dpufFor more info, go here: http://www.butterflies.org/calendar/bug-boo
We visited Cottonwood Farms this past week and had a ball! If you want to visit a pumpkin patch, visit Cottonwood Farms! It’s free admission and it’s in such a beautiful spot you will get lots of amazing pictures! It’s been freezing so they have to bunch all the pumpkins together so they won’t ruin but they told me this weekend they will have them all set back out. You can still purchase pumpkins though! There we’re so many fun attractions, my kids could have stayed there all day!
We plan to go back next week! They staff was so nice plus I forgot my wallet and am dying to buy some of their honey they sell!
Open Daily 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. September 22 through October 31 with free admission!
Cottonwood Farmfollow is located east of Boulder on 75th Street & Arapahoe Rd. with a great view of the Front Range. Bring your camera to capture of all the family fun.
They have a Corn Maze Bring that the whole family for a walk in the corn maze free of charge. Their two acre corn maze provides the “real feel” of being on the farm.
They also have a Straw Bale Maze! You can snap some shots of your children in the straw bale maze from one of our two raised platforms.
They have a Pumpkin Patch where you can borrow one of their red wagons or bring your own! Each pumpkin is unique and it’s fun to see which one each family member chooses.
They also have a slew of animals along the farm where you can say hi to Rocco the donkey, and Bentley the miniature horse.
There is also a hay rides! They offer a hay ride for $3 every weekend day in October. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3 ride free. You will sit on straw bales on a real farm wagon pulled by a tractor. This ride takes you around the patch and back. You will get a bird’s eye view of the activities at the farm as well as a view of the Front Range with all the fall colors.
1535 N 75th St.
Boulder, CO 80303