Inexpensive (or FREE) Ways to Entertain Kids in Colorado

May 23, 2013

 Keeping young kids entertained on a budget can be tricky. While splurging on fun activities like the aquarium make for great learning experiences for kids, there are also many cost-effective ways to spend time with your kids all year round.

#1 Caboose Hobbies | Lakewood, CO 
Got a train finatic in the family? Caboose Hobbies is a family-owned toy store that specializes in all things train. You can enjoy a quality hour at Caboose Hobbies playing with the trains or experimenting with different toys without actually having to spend money.

#2 Belleview Park | Englewood, CO
Belleview Park is a great place to take kids for the whole day. The park offers a miniature train ride ($2.00/person), a petting zoo ($2.00/person) and a water park with various rides and pools ($7.00/kid, $12.00/adult).

#3 Evergreen Lake | Evergreen, CO
Evergreen Lake offers a variety of activities throughout the year, including paddle boat rentals ($8.00/hour) and a summer concert series (free entry).

#4 Dinosaur Ridge | Morrison, CO
Morrison, CO is home to a few historic fossil sites. In an attempt to continue the preservation of these sites, the Dinosaur Ridge non-profit museum was founded, which aims to inform the public about the area and invite visitors to explore. Dinosaur Ridge offers a variety of activities (free - $10.00) throughout the year, including trail walks and informational talks for kids.