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Local activities that families with young children can enjoy in Broomfield, North Metro, and Colorado.

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  • BalSwanChildrensCenter 1145E.13thAve. Broomfield,CO80020(303)4666308 www.balswan.org

    Fun Family Outings & Activities

    A Collection of Bal Swan Families

    Favorite Fun Things To Do

    Disclaimer:TheitemsanddescriptionslistedherewerecompiledfrominformationsubmittedbyBalSwanfamiliesandareintendedtoserveonlyasasourceofideasforotherfamilies.Information/listingshavenotbeenverified,andnothinglistedisspecificallyrecommendedorendorsedbyBalSwan.Parentsusingthisguideareresponsibleforcheckingtheaccuracyoftheinformationprovidedandmakingadeterminationastowhetheraparticularvenueisappropriatefortheirfamily.

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    Table of Contents Page

    OurBackyard 4

    BroomfieldArea:walk,ridebikes,ortakeashortcarride

    OurNeighbors 9BroomfieldNeighboringCommunities (Lafayette,Louisville,Erie,Boulder,Superior,Westminster,Arvada,Northglenn,Thornton,Longmont)

    TheBigCity 21

    DenverMetroArea

    VenturingOut 32WithinaboutatwohourdrivefromBroomfield(Loveland,Ft.Collins,Greeley,ColoradoSprings,NearbyMountainAreas)

    ExploringColorado 37

    AnywhereintheState!

    AnywhereActivities 42Familyfunactivitiesthatcanbedoneinyourbackyard,livingroom,etc.

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    Who We Are...

    BalSwanChildrensCenterspecializesinthehighestqualityearlychildhoodeducationinBroomfieldasnotedbyQualistarandourpartnershipswithPyramidPlusandtheUniversityofColorado.Ourinnovative

    programmingblendschildrenwithchallengeswithtypicalpeersinafullyinclusiveenvironment.Thirtypercentofourstudentshaveavarietyofdisabilitiesandseventypercentaretypicallydeveloping

    preschoolers.Someofourmorenotableservicesareourdegreedteachers,lowratios,fouronsiteplaygrounds,warmwaterpool,weeklymusicprogram,dance&movementprogram,staffpsychologistfor

    familycounseling,familyworkshopsandparentingclasses,andourvastrangeoftherapyserviceswhichincludegrouptherapyclasses.Wehavebeenanonprofitsince1963andhavehistoriccommunity

    support.Infact,onethirdofourtuitionissubsidizedbyourcommunity.Duringtheschoolyear,weserveagestwothroughsixinourToddler,Preschool,andKindergartenEnrichmentprograms,offeringhalfdayandfulldayschedules.Throughoutthesummerweofferprogramsforuptoagetwelve.For

    moreinformationortovisitourcenter,pleasecall3034666308.WewelcomeyoutobepartofourBalSwanfamily!

    BalSwanChildrensCenterCoreValuesProvideacaringandnurturingenvironment

    StriveforunequivocalexcellencePioneerservicesthatmeettheneedsofourcommunity

    Embracechildrenwithallabilities

    Ourwebsite:www.balswan.org

    Partnershipwebsites:

    www.qualistar.orgwww.pyramidplus.org

    Thanks to all the Bal Swan families who shared their favorite family fun activities. A special thanks

    to Bal Swan parent Rachel M. who helped compile the information and developed this guide!

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    Section 1

    Our Backyard Broomfield Area

    walk, ride bikes, or short car ride

    BeeintheLoop:SignuptoreceiveyourchoiceofBroomfieldsEmailupdates.Choicesincludethingslikechildrenslibraryevents,recreationcenterbrochure,Broomfieldauditoriumevents,openspaceandtrailsinformation,andeventhingslikeemergencymanagementinformationandpolicedepartmentinformation:www.broomfield.org/subscribe/

    Trails:Milesofinterconnectedtrailsforwalkingorridingbikes:www.BroomfieldOpenSpace.com

    ThiswebsitealsohasinformationabouttheBroomfieldTrailAdventureEventheldeverysummer.NearthePaulDerdaRecCenterareseveralgreateasylooptrails:www.broomfield.org/openspace/i/BCC_AerialTrail_loops.jpg

    TheRecreationCenteroffersseveralorganizedfamilywalkingeventsincludingpreschoolnaturewalksandFamilyMoonlightWalks:www.broomfield.org/recreation

    PreschoolNatureWalksMap:www.broomfield.org/recreation/forms/naturemaps.pdf

    Includes10thAvenuePond,JoshsPondandLacAmoraPark,LeGaultReservoirandTomFrostReservoir,Anthem,Alex&MichaelsPond,andPlasterReservoir

    PlanetWalk:StartatthePlanetParkjustsoutheastoftheintersectionofMiramonteandKohl.Headsouthonthepathandfollowtheplanets.AsyouapproachBroomfieldHeightsMiddleSchool,takeastrollthroughtheprehistoricloop.

    ArtBenches(lookforthemaroundtown)

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    Parks:www.ci.broomfield.co.us

    NorthmoorPark(rightnexttoBalSwan!)

    CountyCommonsPark(justeastofSheridanand13thAve.)

    OutlookPark(136thAvenueandOutlook)

    CountryEstatesPark:OnAspenstreetjustalittlenorthof136thAve.Inlinerinkwithhockeynets;playground;basketball,baseball,andsoccerfields.

    StearnsLake(southwestofHighway287andDillonRoad)

    SheridanParkwayParks:Justnorthof144thAve.onSheridanParkway:OneaboutCrimsonStarDr.(onthewest)andonealittlefurthernorthatEagleRiverLoop(ontheeast)

    CommunityEvents:www.broomfield.org

    SummerEvents:FourthofJulyFireworksatBroomfieldCountyCommons;MoviesinthePark(freeinsummeratBroomfieldCountyCommons);ConcertsinthePark.

    OtherEvents:BroomfieldDays(September);EasterEggScramble;ChristmasTreeLighting

    MamieDowdEisenhowerLibrary:www.broomfield.org/library/kidtracks/children.shtml

    3CommunityParkRoad

    Manyspecialchildrenseventsincludingstorytimeforkidsofallages,summerreadingfun,familyactivities,andannualbooksale(greatplacetopickupkidsbooksatagreatprice).SignuptogetEmailsofevents(SeeBeeIntheLoopabove)

    BroomfieldAuditorium:www.ci.broomfield.co.us.com/auditorium

    3CommunityParkRoad

    Severalfreeeventseachyearincludinglotsoffreechildrensshowsduringthesummer.

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    TheBay:www.ci.broomfield.co.us/recreation/aquatics/bay.shtml

    250LamarStreet

    Greatsummerfun;fishingderbyanddogswimatendofseason

    BroomfieldRecreationCenters:

    TosignuptoreceivetheBroomfieldRecreationCenteractivitiesbrochureonline,gotowww.broomfield.org/subscribe

    PaulDerdaRecCenter:www.broomfield.org/recreation

    13201LowellBoulevard

    Lotsoffunopportunitiesforchildrenandfamilies:awesomeindooraquaticarea,kidszonewithindoorplayground,gymnastics,climbingwall,classes.Kidscanwalktheindoortrackwiththeirparents,andstrollersareallowed.Alsooffersprogramsforchildrenwithspecialneeds.Childcareprovidedwhileparentsworkout.

    BroomfieldCommunityCenter:www.broomfield.org/recreation

    280LamarStreet

    Swimmingpool;classes

    ChippersBowlingwww.chipperlanes.com

    100NickelSt.

    Familyfriendlybowling;watchBroomfieldEnterprisenewspaperandgroceryreceiptsforcoupons.Alsosummerspecials.Theyputbumpersingutterssokidscanalwaysknockdownpins!

    BroomfieldDepotMuseumwww.ci.broomfield.co.us/museum

    2201W.10thAve.

    Agreatpieceoflocalhistory.SeehowhoneyismadeandvisitSheptheTurnpikeDogsGrave.Greatparkrightinfrontofmuseum.Itsopenonweekends.

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    RockyMountainMetropolitanAirport:www.FlyRMMA.com

    NearHwy287andHwy128neartheInterlockenBusinessArea.

    Watchtheplanesandhelicopterstakeoffandland.EatattheRunwayGrill(askforawindowtablesoyoucanwatchtheplaneswhileyoureeating).TheRockyMountainAirShowisheldeverysummer.

    FlatironsMall:www.flatironscrossing.com

    Funindoorplayareanearthefoodcourt,hugesandboxinsummer,freesummerconcerts,iceskatinginwinter.

    RockCreekFarm:www.rockcreekfarm.com

    Hwy287NearE470

    ColoradosBiggestPumpkinPatch.Openinthefall.Pickyourownpumpkin,seefarmanimals,runthroughthemazes.

    PetcoPetStore:www.petco.com

    Sheridan&120th.Kidslovelookingatthefish,birds,andsmallanimals.

    OldPossumBooks:www.oldpossumbooks.com

    7155W.119thPl.

    Offersachildrensstorytime.

    PumpitUp:www.pumpitupparty.com

    8835W.116thCircle

    Jumpingstructuresandbirthdayparties.

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    MusicTogether:www.rhythmrascalsmt.com/aboutus.html

    AbrakadoodleArtPrograms:www.abrakadoodle.com/co05

    YoungRembrandtsArtClasses:www.youngrembrandts.com

    DanceArtsStudio:www.danceartstudio.org

    Danceclassesforallages.

    MiraclesTherapeuticHorsebackriding:(3038834667)

    Approximately144th&Lowell

    Therapeutichorsebackridingforspecialneedschildren.

    BalletNouveauColorado:www.bncdance.com

    Balletcompanythatofferssomechildrensshows.

    SleddingHills

    BroomfieldCountyCommonstotheeastoftheplayground(Sheridanand13thAve.).OutlookPark:Amildersleddinghill(136thAve.andOutlookTrail).

    HealthyLearningPaths:www.healthylearningpaths.org/?page=calendar

    Offersmanyfreefamilyseminarsaswellasholdsfamilyeventsthroughouttheyear.

    GrandrabbitsToyShoppePlayDays:www.grtoys.com/article_info.php?articles_id=55

    PlayDaysareactivitiesdesignedforchildrenages39yearsandanattendinggrownup.Theactivitiesinclude:stories,crafts,scienceandgames.PlayDaysarenotonlyheldattheBroomfieldGrandrabbits,butalsotheBoulderandSuperiorlocations.Theschedulevaries;followthelinkformoreinformation.

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    Section 2

    Our Neighbors Broomfield Neighboring Communities

    (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Boulder, Superior, Westminster Arvada, Northglenn, Thornton, Longmont)

    LafayetteArea

    LafayetteLibrary:www.cityoflafayette.com/library

    775W.BaselineRd.

    BobBergerRecreationCenter:www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation

    111W.BaselineRd.

    Parks:

    WanekaLakePark:www.cityoflafayette.com/page.asp?navid=164

    NWofHwy287andS.BoulderRoad

    This147acreparkhasalakewithawalkingpatharoundit(greatforhikingorcrosscountryskiinginthewinter)andalsoagreatplayground!

    CommunityEvents:www.discoverlafayette.comorwww.cityoflafayettte.com

    PeachFestival(August),CelebrateLafayetteFestival(September),OatmealFestival,FarmersMarket(summer).

    WOWChildrensMuseum:www.wowmuseum.com

    110N.HarrisonAve.

    Greatplaceforthekidstoplayandlearn:art,music,theatre,sandbox,giantbubblemaker,pirateship.Thislittlemuseumhasalotpackedintoarelativelysmallspace.

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    YMCA:www.ymcabv.org

    Near95th&Arapahoe

    Recreationalactivitiesandsportscamps.

    PeanutButterPlayers::www.peanutbutterplayers