Beaver Creek 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 Base Area
During the summer, the Beaver Creek base area is energetic with a number of activities for the kids. The high-flying bungee trampoline is open to both kids and adults, an 18-hole miniature golf course offers wacky putting greens, and a safe and exciting climbing wall, a challenge for all ages with a variety of routes to the top. Scenic chairlift rides also leave right from this base area, bringing you to the top of the mountain to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
Scenic Chairlift Rides
See Beaver Creek from a whole new level! Enjoy a quick and effortless scenic chairlift ride to Spruce Saddle Lodge, an iconic lunch venue for breathtaking scenery and mountain adventure. Built in 1982, it is one of the original resort structures, and at 10,200 feet offers unrivaled views of the Gore Range and Eagle River Valley. Chairlift Rides can be purchased online or in the Summer Adventure Center, located on the Starbucks plaza level in Beaver Creek Village.
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.
Beaver Creek Rodeo
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs every Thursday in Beaver Creek! The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events – Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw!