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Denver Activities for Infants and Toddlers

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Entertaining Activities for Infants and Toddlers 

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One of our readers recently asked for recommendations for worthwhile young child activities in Denver.  With that in mind, this list was born!  It includes over 15 unique activities you and your infant/toddler are sure to enjoy.  The list is separated by categories and includes a short description of each activity.  A link is provided for additional information, as well as a map-link to the area.  Most activities have admission fees, unless otherwise noted.      * I encourage you to comment about your family experiences, so that this article will grow into a parent-to-parent resource.

Indoor Activities

These activities are infant/toddler focused

Children\’s Museum of Denver, Denver – The Children’s Museum has a separate area especially created to stimulate and enchant infants and toddlers.  * Under 1 Free  Map It    

My Art Workshop, Littleton -  This Arts and Crafts Creativity Center is a drop-in workshop in Littleton, Colorado.  It provides materials and instruction for a variety of projects for children 6 months on up.  Map It  

Book Babies, throughout Denver - Denver Public Libraries hold “Book Babies” sessions in several branches on a weekly basis.  The program includes stories and songs/rhymes for babies and their parents with playtime afterwards. * Free to All Map It  

Little Monkey Bizness, different locations in Metro Denver - Little Monkey Bizness features a giant soft playground. Babies and crawlers have a separate space where parents can interact with them on soft climbing structures.  Map It 

The Classics 

Classic places you can take your child at any age.  Children can take in the sights and sounds as an infant, and interact more as they grow older. 

The Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo, Denver - Explore the incredible Denver zoo and take a train ride around the exhibits.  * 2 and Under Free  Map It 

The Denver Art Museum, Denver - Examine art and make stops at the “kid friendly” stations scattered throughout the museum.  *5 and Under Free  Map It   

The Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver -  The Discovery Room and Story Time in the Gardens are perfect activities for young ones.  * 3 and Under Free Map It 

The Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster -  Explore the wonders of living butterflies in a free environment, or check out the exhibits with living creatures in enclosures.  *1 and Under Free  Map It 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver -  Wander though the multiple floors of discovery, and make sure to visit the Dinosaurs and Gem exhibits (personal favorites of my children) *2 and Under Free  Map It

Outdoor Activities

These are activities that are not necessarily infant/toddler focused, but definitely kid-themed.  

Sunflower Farm, Longmont -  Explore all the ins and outs of a real working farm. * Under 1 Free  Map It   

Tiny Town

Tiny Town, Denver - A miniature railroad with a tiny town for children to explore.  * Under 2 Free  Map It  

North Pole: Santa\’s Workshop, Cascade -  A year-long celebration of Christmas at the North Pole with rides and Santa. * Under 2 Free  Map It   

Estes Park Aerial Tramway, Estes Park - A fun tram ride up the mountain and tons of fun feeding the chipmunks at the top. * Under 5 Free  Map It   

Playgrounds in Special Places 

This may seem a little strange, but there are great soft-sculpture playgrounds in unusual places around the city.  All are Free!  

Cherry Creek Mall: Rocky Mountain Play Park, Denver -  It once was a breakfast-themed park, but was recently renovated and now features Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” characters.   * Free to All  Map It   

Flatiron Crossing Playground, Broomfield  -  This mall has a Prehistoric Colorado Park with large soft dinosaurs to climb on and a Giant Sandbox.  * Free to All  Map It  

The Denver Aquarium: Sharkey Fun Zone, Denver -  Sharkey Fun Zone is a hidden indoor play area at the back of the building with giant-sized whales, sharks, and other sea creatures. * Free to All (if you enter at the back by the restaurant entrance.)  Map It