Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Kids

Planning a family trip to the gorgeous Vail Valley? Need ideas for activities to do with kids? The adventures and activities are endless. Here are the top and best kids activities that will keep kids involved with science, art, and nature.

Adventure Ridge

Adventure Ridge, located at the top of the Gondola One in Vail, is the perfect place for kids to enjoy mountain activities and for families to create beautiful memories. During summer Adventure Ridge offers mini-golf, motor tours, climbing walls, trampolines, and hiking and horseback/ pony tours. During winter, many of the activities include ski bikes, kids snowmobile track, tubing lanes, bungee trampoline, and snowshoeing.

Bookworm of Edwards 

Bookworm of Edwards is an independently owned bookstore and cafe which is located in Riverwalk in Edwards. They have an excellent selection of books, gifts, and games for children. Bookworm hosts events, book signings, and supports children’s literacy programs, such as writing contests, book clubs, and toddler storytime every Friday morning.

Eagle Climbing and Fitness

Eagle Climbing and Fitness is a fun indoor climbing facility that offers top-rope, lead climbing, and bouldering. This remarkable facility also has a complete fitness center and yoga studio with training options and classes for athletes and climbers. Eagle Climbing and Fitness has two separate areas, a plentiful space designed ideally for climbing competitions and special events and a contained private teaching area designed for lessons, team practices, youth programs, and birthday gatherings.

Epic Discovery 

Take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead and head to Epic Discovery, which makes summer in the mountains an extremely exciting experience. They offer numerous activities for all ages and abilities; activities feature zip lines, adventure courses, mountain coaster, tubing hills, climbing walls, bungee trampoline, and tubing. Epic Discovery provides an exclusive and connected mountain experience, which allows children and the entire family to explore the natural surroundings of the mountains and create unique memories.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the perfect destination for an exciting family adventure. It is situated on the edge of Glenwood Canyon with an elevation of 7,160 feet above sea level, which allows you to see panoramic views of the Canyon and its surroundings. The park offers various thrill rides, numerous family-friendly attractions, and cavern tours. Some of the exhilarating rides that the park features are an alpine coaster, soaring eagle zip ride, cliffhanger roller coaster, canyon flyer, and a giant canyon swing, which oversees the Glenwood canyon.

Mountain Recreation 

This incredible facility has terrific amenities, including a full-size gymnastics center, climbing and bouldering walls, and a trampoline area. Mountain Recreation allows children to perform different activities such as swimming, all sports leagues, summer camps, karate, yoga, and ballet. It is the perfect place to enhance creativity, strengthen skills, and interact in social activities.

Walking Mountains Science Center 

At Walking Mountains Science Center, you can find incredible sustainability programs that allow children to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the mountain environment. Some of the programs offered at Walking Mountains are free guided nature walks, which is the perfect opportunity to connect with nature at various locations across the Eagle River Valley. Their summer science camps allow children to experience the wild places of the Eagle Valley while developing their connection to nature through exploration of trails.

Note: Activities are for all ages and abilities and can be enjoyed by the entire family. 

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