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Coming to FoCo with kids in tow? Fort Collins is home to a variety of activities for kids of all ages and interests. No matter what season you’re visiting, there are loads of things to do both indoors and outdoors. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly activities in Fort Collins:

City Park

City Park is a large, beautiful park that features a playground, picnic areas, and a lake. You can even visit a mini replica of the Statue of Liberty, check out the trolleys, You can rent paddleboats, go fishing, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll.

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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

This 16,000 square foot interactive museum features hands-on exhibits about science and local history. The open floor plan invites you to discover the interconnectedness of everything from music to fossils to bicycles and everything in between. It’s both fun and educational for kids and adults alike!

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The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

This is a working farm where kids can learn about farm animals and even participate in feeding and petting them. Providing hands-on family fun since 1985, the Farm serves as an educational and interactive experience for Fort Collins residents and visitors.

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Story Time at Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys

Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys is an independent specialty kids store in Fort Collins, run by passionate locals who love kids! They specialize in an eclectic, whimsical mix of toys and their only rule is to make a mess and have FUN! Join Anna and Julie every Monday and Wednesday at 10:30am for in person Storytime. They will be reading some of their favorite children’s books.

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Gardens on Spring Creek

These beautiful gardens feature a variety of plants across 12 acres of beautiful landscape and 300+ North American butterflies in a tropical Butterfly House. You’ll find lots of family-friendly events, exhibits and activities too!

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Hiking & Nature

Fort Collins is surrounded by natural beauty. Along with strolling our beautiful streets and local trails, you can take your family for a memorable hike in Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, or the Cache la Poudre River Canyon. Don’t forget your camera!

Old Town Fort Collins

Stroll through the historic downtown area, which is known for its charming shops, restaurants, and street performers. Don’t forget to try ice cream from Old Town Churn – part of the famous Little Man Ice Cream.

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Odell & New Belgium Brewing Companies

While these are breweries, they often have family-friendly areas and activities like lawn games and live music. You’ll get a chance to enjoy FoCo’s craft beer scene while the kids

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Fort Collins Escape Room

If your family enjoys puzzles and challenges, try an escape room adventure together. Band together to solve the puzzle and exit the room in time!

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Bonus: Fort Collins Trolley! Take a ride on the Birney Car Trolley, which runs through the city and provides a unique perspective of Fort Collins. (Runs beginning of May – beginning of October annually.)

Be sure to check hours, seasonal availability, and any admission fees for these activities before you go, as they may change over time. Fort Collins is a wonderful city for families, with a wide range of options to keep everyone entertained and engaged during your stay!