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Here's A List Of The Best Family-friendly Fort Collins Summer Activities!

If you’re in town with the family, our top 3 best places to take the kids for a fun day out are:

Fort Collins Discovery Center

Fort Collins City Park

Fort Collins Fort Fun Center

But Fort Collins has tons more great activities for kids (and the kid-at-heart)! Here are a few of our favorite summertime activities for families.

Best Fort Collins Outdoor Family Activities

Spend your sunny, summer days, in the beautiful outdoors of Fort Collins!

Fort Collins has beautiful summers (with temperatures around 80°F and 90°F), but sometimes you just need a break from the heat!

Splash Pads

The best way to cool off is to take a trip to the splash pad in Old Town Square, just a short walk from the Armstrong Hotel. You can also take a short drive and visit the splash pad at Spring Canyon Park.

Poudre River & Fort Collins’ Whitewater Park

The Poudre river offers endless entertainment and ways to cool off! The new Whitewater Park provides the entire family safe access to the river. This man-made whitewater rapid park offers thrill-seekers the chance to raft down the rapids without having to travel up into the foothills, and is a great spot to watch the kayakers and rafters!

Sweet Treats

What kid (and big kid) doesn’t love ice cream! Try a sweet treat at Ben and Jerry’s, Old Town Churn, or Walrus Ice Cream. Flavors are always rotating, so be sure to go often and sample them all!

Our Favorite Downtown Fort Collins Ice Cream Flavors:

Blue Moon at Walrus Ice Cream

Chunky Monkey at Ben & Jerry’s

Space Cherry at Old Town Churn

Best Fort Collins Indoor Kid Activities

If your kids need an indoor space to play during these hot summer days, Fort Collins has something for every age.

For the Older Kids

Fly High Trampoline Park

There’s a lot to do at Fly High Trampoline Park! Take the kids and enjoy a day of movement while you do high jumps, flips, and tricks in the main trampoline court, dive into the foam pits and wrestle your way out, do a fly high dunk at the basketball court, or grab your family and bounce and weave while playing trampoline dodgeball.

Open 7 days a week, kids can have fun in the morning, afternoon or until 9pm, and until 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. (Reservations are required so call (970) 305-5300.

Genesis Health Club

Kids can also enjoy roped climbing walls or tackle the bouldering walls at Genesis Health Club Climbing Gym. They offer day passes for non-members for only $15 plus rental equipment.

Open 7 days a week, 10:00am – 10:00pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday through Sunday. Call (970) 221-5000 for more information. 


For the Younger Kids

Urban Air Adventures

Urban Air Adventures offers endless fun for both young kids and older kids alike! Take the family and enjoy an afternoon of rope climbing, go-karts, trampolines and more! Urban Air also has climbing walls, a warrior course, battle beams, climbing hills, a Leap of Faith attraction and more!

Purchase tickets online to secure your kids a spot.

Color Me Mine

If your kids want to show off their creative side, visit Color Me Mine and choose from over 300 pre-made ceramic creations to paint.

They have every color and shade of paint colors so kids can make their project their own. After creating their piece, the Color Me Mine Team will hand dip the piece in a clear glaze and then fire the items in their kiln to be picked up a few days later, or they will even ship your finished creation home if you’re visiting from out-of-town.

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