Fall has finally arrived, and with the change in seasons comes a whole new set of fun activities you and your family can enjoy in Denver. The cooler weather can make it tempting to stay inside in front of the TV, but watch out. More than 40% of U.S. parents report that their children spend three or more hours a day using digital devices. This can ultimately contribute to vision and hearing loss. If you’re looking for a few good ways to get the family out of the house this weekend, check out this list of fun fall activities that are great for the whole family.
Just because it’s a bit chilly out doesn’t mean it’s time to pack it all in for the winter. There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the many gorgeous parks and outdoor spaces near Denver. There might even be time to help your kids take up a new interest in your favorite hobby, whether it’s hiking, camping, or fishing. Fishing as a hobby is generally more prevalent with older generations, but more than 60% of participants were under 45 in 2017, and now is a great time to get the kids invested so they have a new fun way to spend time as they grow. Of course, your kids will want to warm-up after some outdoor fun. Make sure your house is cozy, well-heated, and ready for your tired crew.
Shop Til You Drop
With the cooler weather on the way, now is the perfect time to stock up on winter clothing to keep you cozy throughout the rest of the year. Denver has plenty of excellent malls for you and your kids to check out for all the finest cold-weather fashion. The number of fashion consumers is expected to grow to over 1.2 billion by 2020, so don’t be surprised if there are a few crowds to work through. Be on the lookout for amazing savings and sales!
Exciting Escapes And Escapades
For a little bit of adventure this fall, think outside the box. Denver has plenty of arcades, zoos, and even escape rooms to get your kids moving and experiencing everything the city has to offer. For the past five or so years, escape rooms have grown in popularity at a remarkable rate, and Denver now has its own fair share of these adventurous activities. The creative puzzles are perfect for problem-solving minds both young and old, so try one out to see if you might have a new favorite rainy-day activity.
Just because you and your family are out having fun for the weekend doesn’t mean the learning has to stop for the little ones. Denver has many locations that can give your kids the educational entertainment that’s perfect for growing minds. Check out one of Denver’s many children’s museums, art galleries, theaters, and more. Many of these locations will even offer reduced admission on certain special days, which gives you a great opportunity to find your favorite in the city. There’s sure to be an exhibit in the area that caters to your kid’s favorite interest, whether it’s dinosaurs, outer space, painting, and many more.
Finding things to do with the whole family can sometimes be a challenge, but Denver offers many great opportunities for you and the kids to explore and enjoy yourselves. Keep the fun going year-round with these excellent cold-weather ideas to keep your family entertained, and your kids are sure to ask you to return to their favorites on your next free weekend.