kids at the firepit at Winter Park Resort

Family Fun in Winter Park, Colorado and throughout Grand County

Find Something Fun for the Whole Family!
Kids grow up fast, and with all of the technology and electronics vying for their attention, sometimes it seems like communication and special family moments just don’t happen enough. But when you’re up in the high-alpine wilderness where cell reception can be spotty for some phones, you may notice a little more eye contact, smiles and camaraderie.

Families return to Grand County year after year because there are so many fun things to do together here. Nothing draws a family closer than snuggling under a blanket while watching 4th of July fireworks or racing each other on jet skis. Teens like to hang out at Grand Park Rec Center and shoot hoops, or go bowling at the Foundry in Fraser.

Kid Friendly Activities Near Winter Park, Colorado

Cooper Creek SquareCooper Creek Square:
Cooper Creek Square offers a quaint pedestrian mall with an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. Check out Cooper Creek Square for live entertainment in the courtyard of the mall on Fridays free of charge. Other attractions include free horse-drawn carriage rides and a small-tots playground. They also host events with music, shows and festivals.
Activities: Small-Tots Playground, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Live Entertainment, Paint Your Own Pottery, Festivals • 970.726.8891
47 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park, CO 80482 << Get Directions >>

Kids Fishing Ponds:
• Lions Club Ponds, Fraser (adjacent to Adult pond)
• Kaibab Park, Granby
• Breeze Unit Kids Pond, Parshall
* Caution: Fishing in warm water in a River (above 65° F) can kill fish.
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Winding River ResortWinding River Resort:
At Winding River Resort you can find family fun, camping and lodging. Ride a horse or let the kids ride a pony … or bring your own horse! There’s hayrides and chuckwagon breakfasts/dinners, ice cream socials and “Cowboy Church” on Sundays.
Activities: Horseback rides, Hayrides, Chuckwagon Breakfasts/Dinners, Ice Cream Socials, Camping, Lodging • 970.627.3215
1447 County Road 491, Grand Lake, CO 80447

The Village at Winter Park ResortWinter Park Resort:
Winter Park Resort offers convenient retail locations, restaurant and cafeteria dining, slopeside lodging, and fun activities. The base is the place to play in the summer with miniature golf, human maze, bungee trampolines, chairlift rides, lift-serviced mountain biking and disc golf, Colorado’s longest alpine slide, geocaching and more, plus free live music on Fridays at the Village Gazebo.
Activities: Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, Geocaching, Human Maze, Mini Zip Line, GyroXtreme, Mineral Panning, Bouncy Snow Cat, Hiking, Disc Golf Course, Chairlift Rides, Downhill and Cross-Country Mountain Biking, Lessons, Competitions
Services: Tuning and Repair, Equipment Sales and Rentals
Equipment Rentals Available: Mountain Bike Rentals; Winter Rentals: Snowboards, Skis, Poles, Demos, Boots, Helmets, Clothing, Youth Gear, Snowshoes, Ski Bikes • 970.726.1564
85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park, CO 80482 << Get Directions >>

Fraser Valley RecFraser Valley Sports Complex:
A 40 acre park just outside of Fraser at County Road 5, the FVSC is home to an NHL sized, partially enclosed ice rink known as "The IceBox"; three softball / baseball diamonds, portable bleachers and concrete dugouts; and a little league field. There are two soccer fields, outdoor basketball goals, a sand volleyball court, a picnic shelter, picnic tables and grills. All are available for public use as well as private rentals.
Activities: Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Picnic Areas, Bike Skills Dirt Park; Winter: Hockey, Ice Skating • 970.726.5919
220 Country Road 514, Fraser, CO 80442 << Get Directions >>

Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District:
Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District is a year-round outdoor destination with Rocky Mountain National Park as its backdrop. In the summer, enjoy the golf course, Sly Fox Restaurant, or hike or bike their great dog-friendly trail system!
Youth Programs, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golf Course; Winter: Tubing, Sledding, Nordic Center (Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails and Rentals) • 970.627.8008
1415 County Road 48, Grand Lake, CO 80447 << Get Directions >>

Fraser Valley RecGrand Park Community Recreation Center:
The new Grand Park Community Recreation Center has a massive pool area with lap lanes, diving boards, a whirlpool, sauna, a shallow area with waterspouts for toddlers, a water slide and lifeguards. Add in state-of-the-art workout and weight rooms, a climbing wall and a gymnastics studio … and you’ll never want to leave.
Activities: Pools, Hot Tub, Sauna, Fitness Rooms, Climbing Wall, Gymnasium (Basketball/Volleyball), Gymnastics Studio, Running/Walking Track, Childcare, Aerobic/Dance/Yoga Studio Rooms, Room Rentals • 970.726.8968
1 Main Street (Grand Park), Fraser, CO 80442 << Get Directions >>

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