Things to Do in Estes Park for Kids
Looking for activities with kids in mind? Estes Park has two amusement parks, a bowling alley and several other activities like trout fishing and outdoor seminars that the whole family can enjoy.
There is a plethora of fun Estes Park kids activities to keep your little ones happy. Estes Park’s two amusement parks are Fun City and Estes Park Ride-A-Kart. Fun City has a giant slide, bumper cars and boats, go-karts and a climbing wall. The Ride-A-Kart has a few of these activities and a miniature railroad, 4-person bungee trampoline and two 18-hole mini-golf courses.
If you’re in the mood for a quieter, more relaxed afternoon and have children interested in fishing, another great place to go is the trout pond at Trout Haven Ranch. Privately owned and stocked, Trout Haven Ranch does not require a Colorado fishing license and guarantees a catch. All of the equipment required is available free of charge—you only pay (by the inch) for the fish you catch.
A third option is Chipper’s Lanes, a site for parties, music and a game of bowling. Chipper’s Lanes participates in the Kids Bowl Free program, so visitors under 18 who have been signed up online can get two free games.
Finally, we recommend visiting the Rocky Mountain Nature Association’s website for a list of seminars that take place during the summer. Several of these are planned with kids in mind and can provide an exciting and educational outdoor experience.
There are plenty of Estes Park kids activities. In addition to the many short hikes, waterfall hikes, and rock climbing opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park, the following activities are especially fun for kids.
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golfing
- Aerial Tramway
- Movie Theatres
- Rock Climbing
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