Family Activities in Breckenridge, CO
Besides offering the usual summer stuff like mini golf, bungee trampoline, bouncy house, sky fly trampoline and climbing wall that you can find in malls all across America, this park uses the mountain to create unique thrills and spills. Ride the chairlift up; then hop on a sled and use gravity to careen down the SuperSlide, a cement track that snakes down the slope, racing your kids side-by-side! The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster (see this guide) is also here. Keeping to the mining heritage, you can also pan for gold and find your way through the Mineshaft Maze. Stay for lunch and make a day out of it.
The International Snow Sculpture Championships in January is one of the signature events the town throws every year. Artists come from all over the world, and you can watch them carve their masterpieces out of huge blocks of snow. Family holiday time lasts the whole month of December with a Victorian Celebration that starts with town's lighting ceremony and includes two weekends of a Victorian Holiday Market. January celebrates winter with a zany Ullr Fest parade. Later Spring Fever provides lots fun and great deals for families on spring break. Summer kicks off with Kingdom Days celebrating the town's heritage and Fourth of July celebration with free family concerts and the parade and all the trimmings.
Who said learning can't be fun? The Arts District of Breckenridge is an arts campus in the heart of town that lets families get in touch with their creative side. Historic buildings have been transformed into arts studios that offer open hours and workshops in various mediums for all ages. Think drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and more. When the kids get their fill of the action, settle in for a live show at the Backstage Theatre, a concert at the Riverwalk Performing Arts Center or a movie at the Speakeasy Theatre.
Suspended high in the air above the mountains and valleys of the Colorado Rockies with a bird's eye view of wildlife and 36 peaks of the 54 Fourteeners (peaks that are 14,000 feet or higher) is a treat you must share with your kids at least once. Even if you don't like waking before sunrise, it will be worth it as you watch the pilot and his crew inflate the balloon and then you climb into the basket. You'll see how the heat from the flame keeps the balloon aloft as you move ever so slowly across the amazing landscape.
If you want your kids to catch fish, you gotta go where the fish are biting. Nobody knows that better than Jackson and his crew at this fishing guide service based out of Mountain Angler fly shop for 26 years. From full- and half-day walk-and-wade excursions to overnight float trips, they offer every kind of fishing option to make it easy to catch your prize. They’ll take you on rivers, streams, ponds and reservoirs in the area year round, and provide all the equipment (except fishing license). This is a great family outing for kids 12 and older.