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Kids activities are what make vacations in Vail & Beaver Creek so magical for families!

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is western Colorado's #1 must-see attraction. Listed by USA Today as one of the 'Top 10 Coaster Rides of Your Life.'One of the longest alpine coasters in Colorado, individual cars on tracks speed 3,400 feet through the trees and down the side of Iron Mountain. Ride alone or in pairs. You control your speed as you whizz over bumps and waves and around hairpin curves.Ride the Iron Mountain scenic... Read More
Care4Kids Babysitting in Vail Valley, CO
Care4Kids Babysitting in Vail Valley, CO
Care 4 Kids Babysitting makes it possible for you to have quality child care on your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation, so you can enjoy some adult time! Family-owned and operated since 2002! Baby sitters travel to your hotel, condo or rental house location and look after your kids - ages newborn and up - day or night. They are thoroughly screened to ensure the best care for your children - and peace of mind for you. Sitte... Read More
Portofino Jewelry in Avon, CO
Portofino Jewelry in Avon, CO
Making jewelry is a great family activity for everyone at any age! Trained staff will help you and provide all the supplies you need. They make it especially easy for kids. Kids can choose from lots of beads & charms that are cost-appropriate and make wearable art. A handmade keepsake helps them create memories of your Beaver Creek vacation!Portofino Jewelry offers a unique expe... Read More
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
How will you discover Vail Mountain? The options are endless at Epic Discovery. Enjoy breathtaking views and a FREE kids' scenic gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain, with adult ticket purchase. Once at the top, explore all Epic Discovery has to offer - Adventure Courses, a Mountain Coaster, Ziplines, Climbing Wall and much more. Read More
4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO
4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO
20-25 minutes West of Beaver Creek & Vail, 4 Eagle Ranch has been providing authentic western adventures and entertainment for 25 years.Homesteaded in the 1880s, the original cabins, open pastures, and mountain views offer a genuine Colorado ranch experience. Open to the public for: 1st Thursday Dance; horseback riding; zipline tours; wine tasting; jeep & Razor tours; "glamping;" Paintball course, climbing wall & bungee trampoline. Read More
Top of the Rockies Zip Line in Leadville, CO
Top of the Rockies Zip Line in Leadville, CO
Experience over 8,000 feet of zip lines on 6 different zip sections, 4 with twin lines. Ride the 6 ton Monster Truck or Polaris Rangers up to the first Zip platform at 11,500 feet and explore this 2,500 acre private preserve high on the snowcapped Continental Divide - the most beautiful view you might ever see. All zips have double cables for safety. "Self Braking" is not required. For the Grand Finale, fly the B... Read More
Timberline Tours in Vail Valley, CO
Timberline Tours in Vail Valley, CO
This unique adventure, offers two thrilling vacation activities for kids near Vail: rafting and dinosaurs! Timberline Tours, the #1 rafting outfitter for the Vail and Beaver Creek area, teams up with the Fossil Posse. This Vail day trip offers a prehistoric journey back through time to when the great dinosaurs roamed the Colorado River Valley. Participants discover real dinosaur footprints and dig for bones and o... Read More
Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO
Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO
BE A FOSSIL POSSE DINOSAUR EXPLORER with Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys! A must-do adventure for any fledgling dinosaur enthusiast!Trip duration is roughly 3 hours. Kids ages 6-12 years-old learn about ancient Colorado with an entertaining dinosaur talk. Then head off to a realm of dinosaur discovery with real fossils, teeth, bones, footprints, life-sized dinosaurs, and more. Kids get to hold and examine artifacts as they explore dinos... Read More
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
How will you discover Vail Mountain? The options are endless at Epic Discovery. Enjoy breathtaking views and a FREE kids' scenic gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain, with adult purchase. Once at the top, explore all Epic Discovery has to offer - Adventure Courses, a Mountain Coaster, Ziplines, Climbing Wall and much more. Read More
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
How will you discover Vail Mountain? The options are endless at Epic Discovery. Enjoy breathtaking views and a FREE kids' scenic gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain, with adult purchase. Once at the top, explore all Epic Discovery has to offer - Adventure Courses, a Mountain Coaster, Ziplines, Climbing Wall and much more. Read More
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours provides railroad tour packages every day of the year. Choose from 4-, 6-, 8-, or 12-hour tour packages that include many additional family-fun activities along with the excitement of "ridin' the rails!" Most tour packages include complimentary beverages, lunch and free digital photos and videos of your one-of-a-kind adventure. For 26 years, Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours has been the #1 cho... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Voted one of USA Today's "Top 10 Family Cave Tours," Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves are open year-round! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is western Colorado's #1 must-see atttraction!The amazing Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves are a constant 52 degrees all winter! A million years in the making.Two kid-friendly, walking cave tours available: Historic Fairy Caves To... Read More
Travel Vail Baby in Vail Valley, CO
Travel Vail Baby in Vail Valley, CO
Travel Vail Baby offers quality baby and toddler equipment rental including cribs, strollers, high chairs, car seats, hiking backpacks, pack-n-plays, swings, toys, humidifiers, wheelchairs and twin size roll away Delivery anywhere in Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, Avon, Edwards, and Cordillera.Avoid the hectic security checkpoints and costly baggage fees of bring... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
For a different kind of winter vacation adventure, take a scenic gondola to the top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, where you'll find Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America's only mountain-top theme park and the Western Slope's #1 must see attraction.Offering a unique, family-oriented alternative to skiing on a winter day, with incredible thrill rides, attractions and amazing cave tours. One of the state's lon... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
It's the only ride of it's kind...in the world! The Haunted Mine Drop located at Glenwood Caverns was Voted by USA Today as the "Best New Attraction".  This drop tower ride plunges riders 110 feet underground into a dark mine shaft for an adrenaline rush like you've never experienced. It's just one of many unique thrill rides, family attractions and cave tours you'll get for one low price with the Funday Pass. Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO
Learn about our local wildlife, watershed, and environment through interactive exhibits or ask a Naturalist all your burning nature questions. Hands-on, rotating demonstrations and beautiful outdoor trails will entertain any age, any interest, any time of year! Visit the free exhibit hall at Walking Mountains Science Center to explore your curious nature. Appropriate for all ages. Donations accepted. Open Mon-Sat, 9am... Read More
The Sitter Agency in Vail Valley, CO
The Sitter Agency in Vail Valley, CO
Providing safe, reliable and fun babysitters at your location, whether home, hotel or vacation rental.The Sitter Agency will find the perfect sitter from its skilled childcare network to meet your family's needs. All sitters are CPR-certified, background-checked, reference-checked, 21 years or older, and experienced childcare providers with a passion for children. The Sitter Agency is fully licensed and insured. ... Read More
Vail Valley Escaperoom in Avon, CO
Vail Valley Escaperoom in Avon, CO
Immerse yourself in the mental challenge and adventure of an escape room on your Vail vacation. Use your wits to discover hidden objects, solve puzzles, answer riddles, find clues and ultimately solve the mystery. One hour is all you have, so be swift and sharp!It's a "night out" better than any bar or movie! Bring friends, family or coworkers, and let the adventures begin.Locally-themed escpae room challenges: Save the Mountain,... Read More
Imagination Station in Lionshead, CO
Imagination Station in Lionshead, CO
A thoughtful, indoor play space for all ages! The Imagination Station features a water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a light table and builder boards that encourage problem solving and a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion. Make your Vail vacation fun for the littlest members of your family with interactive activities at Vail's little children's museum. Check out t... Read More
Vail Gymnastic Center in Lionshead, CO
Vail Gymnastic Center in Lionshead, CO
Vacation fun for active kids! Drop-in gymnastics options for all ages and skill levels. Walk-in guests are welcome to join classes, and visiting competitive gymnasts can join the team for practices while visiting Vail.Vail's 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art gymnastics center offers programs for all ages from walking toddlers to adults. Open gym times occur weekly for toddlers, kids and ad... Read More
4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO
4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO
4 Eagle Ranch offers fun for the whole family. Winter activities include:Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6-8:30pm. Includes: sleigh rides, dinner, live music, campfire w/s'mores. Holidays may affect availability, please call for more information.Private Sleigh Ride Bookings: Dependent on availability.First Thursday Western Dance: Spit shine your cowboy boots for some we... Read More
Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, CO
Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, CO
Relax...restore...and rejuvenate at Iron Mountain Hot Springs, nestled along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. It's the perfect compliment to a day of activity in Colorado's great outdoors any time of year. Colorado's newest hot springs features 16 unique pools filled with 100% pure, thermal mineral water, ranging from 99 to 108°F, along with a larger, freshwater family pool with elevated whirlpool. The Rejuvenation Sta... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is an exciting zipline experience at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, western Colorado's #1 must-see atttraction!, a short drive from Vail and Beaver Creek Resort in Glenwood Springs. Uniquely designed, this zip ride loads at the bottom then carries you 600 feet up Iron Mountain before releasing you downhill for the thrilling trip back to the bottom. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork Val... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime! The Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park launches you 1,300 feet above the Colorado River and out over Glenwood Canyon...reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour! Both the ride and the views are breathtaking. Literally. Check for seasonal operation.Find many other amazing thrill rides and attractions at America's only mountaintop amusement park and western Colorado's #... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Let your kids climb the walls! Kids can climb to new heights on a 32 foot climbing wall. Located at the top of Iron Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs... America's only mountain-top theme park and western Colorado's #1 must-see atttraction! The climbing wall features five different routes of varying difficulty and a textured surface with fossils for the look and feel of real rock. Check for seasonal operation. Read More
Vail Rec District in Lionshead, CO
Vail Rec District in Lionshead, CO
When the snow melts, the Vail Skatepark takes its place on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure. It's open every day, dawn to dusk. Youth, ages seven to 14 can join skateboard clinics from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. Private lessons are also available.Helmets are required. Knee pads and wrist guards are recommended. Skateboard and helmet not provided. Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO
If you like adrenaline, you'll love the Cliffhnager...the nation's highest elevation, full sized roller coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Perched 1300 feet above the Colorado River on the edge of Glenwood Canyon, the Cliffhanger reaches speeds of up to 50 mph! The park offers a full day of family fun and adventure, with thrill rides, family attractions, cave tours, a mountain-top restaurant and more...al... Read More
Colorado River Center in Wolcott, CO
Colorado River Center in Wolcott, CO
The Colorado River Center at Rancho Del Rio offers a full day of FUN for the whole family. At a beach on the banks of the Colorado River, it provides an abundance of family river activities near Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. Options include:Rafting or Ducky rentals. Half- or full-day rentals available.Have lunch on the shaded patio area and enjoy kids' playground plus splashing in the riverPhoto Ops GALORE!!!... Read More
Bearcat Stables in Edwards, CO
Bearcat Stables in Edwards, CO
Horseback rides near Vail that are fun for the whole family!Enjoy the company of a knowledgable guide who will share with you the history of the land through which you ride. Catch glimpses of deer and elk in aspen groves and wildflower-covered meadows. The trail will be navigated by a beautiful, well-loved horse selected to fit your riding ability.Backcountry advanced horseback rides through the White River Na... Read More
Town of Minturn in Minturn, CO
Town of Minturn in Minturn, CO
Thursdays, July 11-August 29, 2019. Free outdoor concert series hosted by the Minturn Community Fund. This is a "can't miss" Minturn summer event! Concerts begin at 6 pm. 6-8pm, Little Beach Park and Amphitheater.Gather your family and friends to enjoy the best hidden gem in Eagle County! Minturn's Little Beach Park offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor amphitheater experience with riverside appeal. Kids can play on the nearby pl... Read More
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours provides railroad tour packages every day of the year. Transportation available from Summit County. Meet in Frisco, off I-70, and ride in a spacious limo van to train stations throughout central Colorado. Choose from 4-, 6-, 8-, or 12-hour tour packages that include many additional family-fun activities and the excitement of "ridin' the rails!" Many train tour packages include complimentary beverages, lunch and free digi... Read More
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
Epic Discovery in Lionshead, CO
Tubing at Epic Discovery on Vail is fun for the entire family! Grab a tube, hop a lift, get a rush, repeat. Vail's multi-lane tubing hill whisks you downhill while the easy-access surface lift takes you back up quickly.  Read More
Vail Rec District in Lionshead, CO
Vail Rec District in Lionshead, CO
The VRD's youth summer camps feature hands-on learning about the natural environment, adventure-packed days including rafting and caving, arts and crafts, plus golf, gymnastics, ice skating, and more. All camps fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged. Sports camps with a focus on a specific sport, like soccer, gymnastics, basketball and much more, are also available at different times throughout the summer. Read More
Vail Tennis Center in Vail Village, CO
Vail Tennis Center in Vail Village, CO
The Vail Tennis Center offers a slice of heaven for tennis lovers: eight Har-Tru clay courts with the Gore Range Mountains as a stunning backdrop. Enjoy some of the best tennis of your life on your Vail vacation.Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Tennis Center includes a full-service pro shop that rents racquets and courts, offers private lessons and provides clinics for all ages. Throughout summer, enjoy singles and doubles play, l... Read More
Leadville Railroad in Leadville, CO
Leadville Railroad in Leadville, CO
Need a vacation activity for the whole family and the dog? Enjoy a train ride while visiting Vail, Beaver Creek or Summit County resorts! It's as educational as it is fun!Catch one of the daily trains departing the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad depot. Kids can even join the engineer in the cab to see what a real locomotive looks like - and talk with the conductor while watching the Arkansas Riv... Read More
Minturn Anglers in Minturn, CO
Minturn Anglers in Minturn, CO
Minturn Anglers is proud to be Vail and Beaver Creek's most 'kid friendly' fly fishing shop! Children attending this camp will enjoy a day full of fly fishing, wildlife viewings and exploring the mountains. The camp is held from 10am to 3pm seven days a week and includes a fly rod, reel, fly box and instructional video as a gift for your child ($100 value). A snack is provided, but for an additional fee lunch can be substituted. Treat your children to a... Read More
Triple G Outfitters in Wolcott, CO
Triple G Outfitters in Wolcott, CO
For the little wrangler in your group Triple G offers pony rides daily at 11am. Led by one of the guides and accompanied by a parent, these pony rides give the kids a chance to feel what its like to be on a full-sized horse. Read More
Youth Camps in East Vail, CO
Youth Camps in East Vail, CO
Vail Recreation District offers a number of day camps and sports camps for kids ages 2.5 to 18. Day camps are offered Monday through Friday throughout the summer and focus on fun, learning and adventure.Week-long sports camps are offered in a range of activities, including tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, flag football, hockey and skateboarding. Read More
Vail Skate Park in Lionshead, CO
Vail Skate Park in Lionshead, CO
As soon as the snow melts, the Vail Skatepark takes its place on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure. It is open every day, dawn to dusk. Youth, ages seven to 14 years, can join skateboard clinics from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. Private lessons are also available. Helmets are required. Knee pads and wrist guards are recommended. Read More
Little Beach Park in Minturn, CO
Little Beach Park in Minturn, CO
Little Beach Park and Amphitheater in Minturn is nestled between the Minturn Cliffs and the Eagle River. The perfect location for a family picnic or a party, the park has lots of shade trees, picnic tables and grills, easy access to the river at the "beach" and a variety of play structures for children of all ages. Stop by in the early evening and you may see a local band rehearsing on the amphitheater stage adjacent to the p... Read More
Beaver Creek Market & Deli in Beaver Creek, CO
Beaver Creek Market & Deli in Beaver Creek, CO
Bring in the kiddos for some fun and delicious treats. Warm up those chilly fingers with piping hot chocolate and freshly popped popcorn after skiing for a family-friendly apres.There's also a large assortment of toys, puzzles, games, crafts and, of course, delicious home-made fudge and old-fashioned ice cream. The perfect place to pick up kids' apparel, accessories and souvenirs. Open daily 8am-9pm. Located in the St. James complex, n... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO
Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you take in the majestic views.Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10+ FREE. Daily | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm  Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO
Come inside to find out what wildlife you might encounter on the slopes of Vail Mountain, participate in a "Ske-cology" lesson or learn about snow science! Naturalists will help you explore a variety of Rocky Mountain nature exhibits at the Nature Discovery Center on top of Vail Mountain.Appropriate for all ages. Donations accepted.  Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30 am-6:30 pm | Sunday-Monday: 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Visit Read More
Colorado Snowsports Museum & Hall of Fame in Vail Village, CO
Colorado Snowsports Museum & Hall of Fame in Vail Village, CO
The rich and often colorful history of Vail Village comes alive this winter as the Ski Museum resumes its popular walking tour of Vail Village on Tuesday mornings. Beginning at the Museum, the one-hour tours get underway at 11 am and are priced at $5 per person. Guests are encouraged to contact the Museum in advance at (970) 476-1876 to secure a spot on the tour. Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO
Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10+ FREE. Tuesday - Saturday | 5:... Read More
ThinkVail in Vail Valley, CO
ThinkVail in Vail Valley, CO
Check out the comprehensive ThinkVail.com  website about gear, adventures, activities and events in Vail, Colorado. Read More
Colorado Adventures / Wilderness Aware Rafting in Out of Area - (800) 462-7238
Vail Parks & Playgrounds in Vail Village, CO - (970) 476-4790
Zip Adventures of Vail in Vail Valley, CO - (970) 926-9470
Colorado Adventures / Wilderness Aware Rafting in Out of Area - (800) 462-7238
Beaver Creek Stables in Beaver Creek, CO - (970) 845-7770
Avon Recreation Center in Avon, CO - (970) 748-4060
Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, CO - (970) 926-2732
bol in Vail Village, CO - (970) 476-5300
Party Central in Avon, CO - (970) 331-2377
Marko's Pizza in Edwards, CO - (970) 926-7003
Space Virtual Reality in Edwards, CO - (970) 306-3871
Vail Public Library in Lionshead, CO - (970) 479-2187
Avon Library in Avon, CO - (970) 949-6797
National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, CO - (719) 486-1229
Fuzziwigs Candy Factory in Vail Village, CO - (970) 476-4401
Small World Playschool in Beaver Creek, CO - (970) 754-5325
Tumble Bubbles in Beaver Creek, CO - (303) 532-6141
Activity Sitters in Vail Valley, CO - (970) 376-6389
Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, CO - (970) 926-2732
WECMRD Field House in Edwards, CO - (970) 766-5555
Colorado Adventure Center in Glenwood Springs, CO - (800) 808-0357
Vail Resort in Lionshead, CO - (970) SKI-VAIL
Vail Resort in Lionshead, CO - (970) SKI-VAIL
Vail Resort in Lionshead, CO - (970) SKI-VAIL
Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon, CO - (970) 748-4086
Beaver Creek Stables in Beaver Creek, CO - (970) 845-7770
Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals in Avon, CO - (970) 471-8491
Matchless Mine in Leadville, CO - (719) 486-1229
Gypsum Recreation Center in Gypsum, CO - (970) 777-8888
Mom's Best Friend in Vail Valley, CO - (970) 476-KIDS