Kid-Approved Winter Activities in Breckenridge
Looking for the best and most fun things for kids to do while in Breckenridge? Then look no further, we’ve got you covered for all on and off snow activities that are approved for your younger kids.
Sledding at Carter Park
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned time, why not pack up the gang and head over to Breck’s Carter Park? This family-friendly park features a perfect sledding hill with your choice of several inclines and lengths for even the littlest of sledding partners. No doubt, you’ll laugh until you cry and bond over the fun to be had outside. If the weather is nice (and it often is!), you could even pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy some snacks outside with the provided picnic tables. (Local’s tip: be sure to “pack it in and pack it out,” make sure you take your trash with you or dispose of it in the provided receptacles.) Bonus photo opportunity, Carter Park also features spectacular views of Breckenridge Resort and the entire Ten Mile Mountain Range.
Ice skating at Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Located at the Breckenridge Recreation Center the Stephen C. West Ice Arena is great for families. They’re open seven days a week and feature rental skates for all sizes. With open skate, hockey, disco skate nights and curling there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check their website as they sometimes feature local hockey games or ice skating shows. They provide helmets for the kiddos (and big kids), as well as walkers to help beginners gain their footing and balance. Ask about lessons if you want to improve or learn in a supportive environment.
Always wanted to try snowmobiling or dog sledding? Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge is the go-to spot for snowmobile tours and mushing a dog sledding crew. Dog sledding is appropriate for kids five and up and a great way to see some of Summit County with a six-mile tour. Plus, it’s a great way to meet a new group of furry friends and get some truly unique vacation photos or videos. If you’re looking to amp up the thrill factor, try snowmobiling. Good Times Adventures lives up to its name with good times, plus sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. Kids as young as five are invited to join in on the snowmobile adventure. Try snowmobiling through an open field or go on a tour of the Continental Divide (hey, they might learn something too!) with experienced guides and top-of-the-line snowmobiles, which are brought in new every season.
Breckenridge Resort Ski School
Breckenridge Ski Resort, is of course, famous for its skiing and riding, but one of the best ways to create unforgettable lifelong memories is with the special experience of ski school. Kids get to learn and meet kids their age while perfecting their skills of being a pizza (and snowplowing or slowing down) or being a French Fry (and going straight). Of course, there’s hot chocolate and lunch in the lodge with a horde of other rosy-cheeked kids. Ask anyone who grew up skiing and snowboarding and they’ll tell you that ski school was one of their best memories. If you’re looking to get a more customized experience, why not book a private lesson? Kiddos can enjoy one-on-one time with their instructor while going at their own pace or perhaps spending a little extra time on a specific skill. Plus, you can join the lesson and get a few pointers yourself. Believe it or not, families can save money by booking a private lesson (depending on the time of year, number in your party and ability level).
Open Friday through Monday from 10 am-4:30 pm, the Mountain Top Children’s Museum is a must-do for kids and families. Kids love it because of the interactive displays, work stations and science experiments. Moms, dads, grandparents and nannies love the focus on education and curiosity, not to mention a welcome break inside the warm and cozy Museum. Mountain Top Children’s Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Breckenridge, at the base of Peak 9, just steps from Main Street (at the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street in the Village at Breckenridge). The activities and exhibits are appropriate for kids of all ages, children under one are free.
Don’t Miss: Kid’s Night Out at the Museum on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 pm (ages 4-12) featuring dinner and fun experiments at the museum.
For kids a little bit older, limitless outdoor activities abound for kids (and families) looking to try something new and for a different challenge, from fat biking (biking on snow!), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and pond skating. A day at the Gold Run Nordic Center is a great way to bond over laughs and a new experience together. Plus, it’s a great way to burn some calories and kiddo energy. Explore more with guided full and new moon snowshoe tours for all ages.
This is just a start. There’s so much more to keep those little ones entertained in a big way.
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