It seems like my schedule is busier in the summer than it is any other time of year. This year especially so because both my kids are in activities at their school that has them practicing every day of the week! (My son on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while my daughter practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays). But summer doesn’t really start for us – and we find a way to put one day in the mix of all the summer practices) – until we take a trip to WaterWorld. We are planning to be there on Friday as part of Blogger week there. I love the fact that there are so many slides, rides, tubes and fun that no matter what we can all have a fantastic time as a family! What I like even more is now that both of my kids are getting bigger and are part of athletics I claim they should carry the tubes up the hills – because it is good training for them!
FREE Days – These places are free to Colorado Residents
- Tuesday, June 2 – Chatfield Botanic Gardens and Children’s Museum of Denver (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Friday, June 5 – Four Mile Historic Park
- Saturday, June 6 – Denver Art Museum (It is always free to kids 18 and under – this day is free for the parents too!)
- June 6 & 7 – Museums on Us (if you are a Bank of America Card or Merril Lynch Card holder) – History Colorado Center and Denver Zoo
Bath and Body Works. Bath and Body Works is having their semi-annual sale starting June 1 (going through the month). Great bath and body care including fragrances, lotions and bath soap at up to 75% off.
National Donut Day. National Donut Day is Friday, June 5. You can get a free donut in celebration at Krispy Kreme or Lamar’s. (Lamar’s will collect money for Salvation Army). At Dunkin’ Donuts you get a free donut with the purchase of a drink.
Fishing. Take the family fishing for FREE June 6 & 7 as Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 6 to 7. Fishing is a great time to spend in the outdoors with your family.
Smiling Moose Deli. In honor of National Trails Day this Saturday, June 6, Smiling Moose Deli is celebrating by offering guests a Buy One Get One Free Original Mo!
National Trails Day. June 6, 2015 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country (and loads here in Colorado). They day will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.
Harkins Summer Movie Fun. Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids is back again this year. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children. Tickets are on sale now at participating locations. Movies this summer include: Boxtrolls, The Lorax, Rio 2, Dolphin Tale 2, Curious George, Nut Job, Puss in Boots, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Penguins of Madagascar.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading. Kids can earn a free book of their won from Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite stores) in three easy steps. Step 1: Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF). Step 2: Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. (Find a Store). then Step 3: choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!
Free Denver Walking Tours. On June 1 at 10 a.m., Denver parents, kiddos, and visitors alike will be able to see and experience downtown Denver in a new way. They’ll be able to take advantage ofDenver Free Walking Tours’ new two hour daily tours that start in Civic Center Park, wind through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks, and end in front of Coors Field. No reservations needed and tours are every day – rain, snow, or shine. There’s no up-front cost for this fun, educational opportunity for kids and parents but tipping is strongly recommended. If you’d like a tour specifically geared to your kids, Denver Walking Tours offers group tours for a nominal charge so grab your friends for a fun day of learning this summer!
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