Winter Park Colorado Kids Activities, Fun Things to Do

Fun For Kids


Kids will love Winter Park's many winter and summertime attractions and activities that guarantee a full day of fun and a heavy night's sleep.

  • A full-day Adventure Pass allows unlimited bungee trampoline, alpine slide and much more for $44.
  • Be prepared with plenty of water, sunscreen, rain gear and snacks for a daylong family adventure in Winter Park.
  • A warm summer day calls for aquatic fun, so rent a motor boat or go on a whitewater rafting tour.

Winter Park has it all for families and kids.

Summer Kid Friendly Activities and Attractions

  • Mutton Busting Rodeos
    Sign up the wee ones for a ride (with helmet) on a fluffy-coated sheep at the weekly Saturday night rodeo.
  • Bungee Trampoline
    The bungee trampoline will leave little ones begging, “One more time!”
  • Gold Panning
    Strike it rich, or at least find some cool-looking rocks, mineral panning with the kids.
  • Alpine Slide
    Coast over 3,000 feet while dropping over 600 vertical on the longest alpine slide in Colorado. Tiny tots can ride with an adult.
  • Horseback Riding
    Nothing is better for connecting the family with nature than a laid-back guided horseback ride on one of Winter Park's Rocky Mountain trails.
  • Boating
    Head to Winter Park's three nearby lakes and rent a pontoon boat for the afternoon – grill burgers, swim off the stern platform and fish for trout.
  • Whitewater Rafting
    Get your adrenaline fix on the nearby Colorado River, where beginner rapids and expert guides allow even the youngest to get their feet wet.

Winter Kid Friendly Activities

  • Alpine Skiing
    Ski or snowboard on a wide variety of terrain at the Winter Park Resort, or if you're in the mood for night skiing, trek out to the SolVista Basin in Granby, where you can ski on lit trails from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday through their ski season.
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    Glide on Devil's Thumb Ranch's vast variety of groomed trails and then stop in at the coffee shop or Heck's Tavern for a hot chocolate afterwards.
  • Dog Sled Rides
    Experience the thrill of being pulled on a sled by a team of dogs that will love every minute of it, via the only outfit in town that offers this type of adventure: Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park (located in Fraser).
  • Hot Air Ballooning
    Set out to soar above the beauty of the Rockies in a hot air balloon via Grand Adventures Balloon Tours, piloted by an FAA commercial pilot; suitable for kids 4 and older.
  • Ice Fishing
    Take the kids out ice fishing on Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Lake or Grand Lake, and try your luck at catching some of the largest trout in the state! Contact the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce for more details.
  • Ice Skating
    Skate to your heart's content at the Cooper Creek Square rink for free, complete with holiday lights and music. Skate rentals are available at Christy Sports or the Viking Lodge.
  • Indoor Recreational Fun (Swimming, Climbing, & More!)
    The Grand Park Community Center, which is open daily and to the public, has a heated pool that boasts a curvy sliding board and a lazy river! There's a climbing wall, dance studios, indoor track and other general workout facilities; child care is available.
  • Movie Theater
    Catch the latest flicks and nosh on popcorn at Winter Park's movie theater/bowling ally, The Foundry.
  • Shopping
    Saunter through the Winter Park Resort's Village, with its boutiques and restaurants, or browse the shops and grab a gelato at the Cooper Creek Square in downtown Winter Park.
  • Skibiking
    Tour the Winter Park Ski Resort on this special bike built for snow, day or night. Contact the Resort for details.
  • Sleigh Rides
    Ride in a large, pillow-lined sleigh that is horse-drawn on snowy trails at the Devil's Thumb Ranch, and for extra fun, ask for a 'brunch' ride, where they'll bring hay to feed the other horses.
  • Snowshoeing
    Strap on snowshoes and tour the trails at the Devil's Thumb Resort, the YMCA of the Rockies or the Grand Lake Touring Center. It's as easy as walking and great exercise for all ages! Bring your own or rent from any of these destinations.
  • Soaking in Hot Springs
    All ages enjoy soaking in the therapeutic hot springs at the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort; indoor and private pools are available, along with their wide variety of outdoor springs.
  • Tubing
    Grab your friends and family and experience the thrill of speeding down the snowy slopes at either the Fraser Tubing Hill or the Colorado Adventure Park, both located behind the Alco Shopping Center in Fraser.

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