Next Stop: Denver, Colorado
Traveling with your children is exciting, and whether this is a first time or another adventure to add to your child’s travel list, it is going to be fun!
Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city covered in beautiful trees, shrubbery, and flowers. Many lakes and ponds are situated around the town with amazing scenic parks and paths to experience them. Depending on the time of year in Colorado, you may even see a snow-covered landscape!
Traveling with kids is an excellent time for bonding as well as helping them to learn about and experience a new location they might have never thought about otherwise! Welcome to Colorado!
Denver, Colorado offers some of a unique landscaping you will find. It is home to over thousands of animals, insects, and plants which will give you a fantastic view to share with your family. Kids can be a handful when traveling, but I have some of the best sites to see that will keep you and your children entertained!
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
This farm museum is open between May and October and offers some of the most amazing and unique experiences you would not be able to get anywhere else. This farm museum has cows you can feed and milk, ducks and geese you can feed, and baby chicks that you can experience hatching.
After experiencing the amazing animals and getting your hands dirty in the process, you can also wash laundry by hand, learn how irrigation for crops works, and teach your children about the hard work that goes into farming. This is a wonderfully unique experience that will give you many memories of this trip!
This aquarium is a beautifully designed building that lights up the night. This aquarium features sea life from the beach to shipwrecks, and from the rainforest to the coral that is always hiding underwater. The sea life will amaze you and your children and give you the feeling of being underwater.
If the feeling of being underwater excites your little ones, perhaps they would also love to watch the mermaid show. You can watch them underwater every 60 minutes on certain days and even dine while watching them. What will make the mermaid show stand out for your kids is that they will swim alongside the sea life, including sharks!
Children’s Museum of Denver
The children’s museum helps develop the education and hands-on learning activities for children. There are many exhibits for you to experience with your child from climbing mountain paths for incredible views to balancing on kayaks and climbing boulders. They even have places for children under three to learn and have fun.
This museum tries to engage children by offering a wide variety of things they may like to do or explore. From a book corner to a fresh market for dining, to learning about bubbles, water, and gravity, and to even teaching your child healthy food options, how to build, and do it yourself assembly, this museum has it all! This museum aims to engage your child and help them to understand how their surroundings work and develop an interest in the science and mathematics fields.
Confluence Park is made to encompass where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meet. This park has beautiful grass and flowers, as well is designed with viewing in mind. The shoreline of the water has concrete sitting areas with steps. You can descend into the water of the Cherry Creek that is separated just a small length by rocks from the South Platte River.
This Park is a beautiful spot to take your family for a picnic and to get into the water to experience flowing currents. This park is a beautiful and unique park to experience in Denver. Your children will love being by the riverside and being able to partake in playing in the shallow water of the creek.
This is a zoo you should let your children experience. It is over 80-acres of animals, plants, insects, and adventure waiting to happen! At the Denver Zoo, you can see some amazing animals that are not available at other zoos, such as the Maned Wolf, Double-Wattled Cassowary, Asiatic Black Bear, and even the Aye-Aye (which I saw for the first time, ever, here at this zoo).
The species of animals that they care for, and help keep from being endangered, is humbling to experience. This experience will help your children learn more about animals they did not know about and may have never seen before.
The Denver Zoo is also known for its conservation efforts. The zoo staff works hard to research the animal’s needs, help them with breeding, and make sure the animals are healthy and well cared for by veterinarians. They have over 3,500 mouths to feed and animals to share with your family.
You can also experience the wonderful, humbling experience of feeding giraffes and partake in water shows. If you sit up front at the water shows, you WILL get wet!
End of the Day
While during the day you are enjoying your kids or thinking about the adventures you have just experienced with your family; this is one trip they will always remember. These activities range from things you can do during the day to things you can enjoy at night.
Staying at kid-friendly hotels will give your downtime a small bit of fun. Some kid-friendly hotels include pools, playgrounds, and activity rooms. These are ideal to keep your kids busy if you just want to relax before the next day of fun!
Where are some of your fondest places you have visited? Do you enjoy revisiting places to try new things? What are some of your favorite memories of traveling with your kids? I like hearing about your travels and experiences, so if you have been to an incredible place, let me know all about it
I’m Alanta who the mother of two wonderful children. I have been writing informational blog posts for parents for a few years now. I hope I can help you with your questions and concerns with parenting. You can visit her blog at TopTenStrollers