places for kids in Boulder

If you are planning on visiting Boulder or living in town and are looking for something fun to do with your little ones, we’ve got you covered! Boulder has a wide variety of kid-friendly places where you can find fun for all ages! From water parks to indoor rock climbing and more, take a look at our top picks for Boulder spots for kids’ fun!

Where: 6805 W 88th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80021, USA
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM | Friday- Sunday 9 AM – 7 PM

This indoor play space and STEM museum is the perfect place for kids to play for hours!

It features 9,000 square feet of indoor play space, a ballistic area, and hands-on fun! Kids ages 0-12 will run, jump, slide, crawl, and bounce for hours!

Where: 110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA
Hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday-Friday: 9 AM– 5 PM | Saturday: 10 AM– 6 PM | Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Kids will love the amazing hands-on experiences and exhibits at WOW!

Children’s Museum. The museum embraces the importance of play in children’s learning and of creative and innovative thinking.

Where: 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, Colorado, USA
Hours: Summer Hours: Open 7 days a week, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM to 7 PM | Fall/Winter schedule: Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM | Monday, 11 AM – 6 PM | Tuesday, closed | Wednesday, closed | Thursday, 11 AM – 6 PM | Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM | Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

The Carousel of Happiness is a favorite among Boulder kids!

This magical ride features over 50 intricate, hand-carved animals on a 1910 Looff carousel.  The whole family can enjoy this piece of folk art and become part of its living history!

Where: 1960 32nd Street, Boulder, CO, USA

Kids Climbing is a great spot for kids to have some active fun!

You will find classes, camps, birthday parties, and more which besides giving kids a fun time, it fosters physical and mental development through movement!

Where: 1942 Broadway, Boulder, CO, USA

You would think a mall isn’t the most fun place for a kid, but at Pearl Street Mall children can enjoy popular attractions for them like the Pop-Jet Fountain, amazing animal sculptures, fountains for spray play, and many more fun activities!

Where: 500 East South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO, USA
Hours: WEEKENDS ONLY: AUG. 16 – SEPT. 5: Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM-6 PM | HOLIDAY HOURS: SEPT. 6 OPEN 11 AM-6 PM

Built with accessibility as a top priority, The Great Outdoors Waterpark is a great destination for some family fun!

Kids will have a blast enjoying the many attractions and playing under the sun for hours!

Where: Firehouse Subs 29Th Street Mall, 29th Street, Boulder, CO, USA
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 6 PM

Kids under the age of 10 will have a blast at this indoor playground!

It features bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses, many fun activities, and special featured attractions in each location.

Where: 3640 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO, USA

If your kids are new to the whole ski and snowboarding world, this is the best place to give their first steps!

The indoor skiing and snowboarding arenas are perfect for kids to develop skills and get comfortable on the slopes.

Where: 1938 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO, USA

Hours: Studio Hours: Sunday- Thursday 11 AM- 5 PM | Friday- Saturday 11 AM- 7 PM

This great paint-it-yourself ceramic studio offers the chance to drop by anytime and paint pre-made bisque pieces.

Kids can enjoy a relaxing and artistic experience! It’s also perfect for families looking for a fun play on a rainy day.

Where: 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO, USA
Hours: August 16 -September 5: Mondays & Wednesdays 4 PM -6:30 PM | Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 4 PM -7 PM | Saturday, Sunday 9:30 AM-1:30 PM, 2-6 PM | September 6, Labor Day 9:30 AM-1:30 PM, 2-6 PM

Another super cool option for summer plans with kids is visiting The Bay Aquatic Park!

Families with kids ages 1-13 will have a blast enjoying the amazing features and picnic areas.