Beaver Creek Kids’ Activities
Beaver Creek boasts is acclaimed as a family-friendly ski destination and even off the slopes, the little ones will love the various kids’ activities in Beaver Creek. From a bungee trampoline, miniature golf and climbing wall to the children’s museum and day camps, kids can have fun all summer long.
Beaver Creek Children’s Museum
The Beaver Creek Children’s Museum educates children and adults alike in a fun and interactive way. For the younger visitors there is a special area just for them entitled Toddler Town. This room is filled with brightly colored decorations, soft plush toys, simple games and mechanical exhibits to test their growing dexterity. For the older kids, there are many exhibits to educate or simply entertain. Some of the exhibits featured at the museum are Professor Quackenbush’s Workshop – filled with building and construction themed mechanical activities, The Kids’ Computer Zone – featuring educational and fun software, Banana Jones’ Jungle Science Lab – a rainforest adventure camp filled with natural science books, specimens, tools and squirmy things, and J. B. Tucker Showman’s Theatre – a working theatrical stage filled with costumes and props for the kids to create their own show. In addition to featured exhibits, the museum offers special presentations such as educational workshops, star-gazing nights, visits from Smokey the Bear and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The Children’s Museum is located in the village next to the Beaver Creek Hiking Center.
Nottingham Lake & Park
The 48-acres Harry A. Nottingham Park, located at 1 Lake Street in Avon, is a beautiful place to spend a day. There is fishing, paddle-boating, or SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboard) available on the lake, as well as multiple athletic fields, children’s play area, small beach and swim area, picnic tables, tennis courts, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts. Nottingham Lake is the focal point of many summer and winter activities in the park
Avon Recreation Center | (970)748-4060
The Avon Recreation Center, located at 90 Lake Street in Avon, and offers full gym facilities, fitness classes, lap pool, jaccuzzum dry sauna and steamroom along with a 140-ft water slide, lazy river, kids splash-n-play area, aquaclimb climbing wall, diving well for the kids.
Walking Mountains Science Center | (970)827-9725
The Walking Mountains Science Center looks to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a non-profit science learning center, they offer innovative school programs, summer youth science camps, adult seminars and year-round interpretive programs. Find out more here.