30 Things to Do in Douglas County This Weekend With Kids

Family Activities & Events in Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, & Nearby Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher June 10, 2024

Are you looking for fun family activities this weekend in and near Douglas County? We've got some recommendations for you! 

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1. 🌊 Buy One, Get One 50% Off ~ Through June 30 (All Ages) at Pirates Cove Waterpark, Englewood

2. 🌿 Nature Walk: Native Plant Families (All Ages) at Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree

3. 🐡 National Monkey Around Day (Ages 0-10) at Little Monkey Bizness, Parker

4. πŸ• Pizza Making Class ~ Every Fri/Sat through July (Ages 3-12) at 212 Pizza Co, Castle Rock

5. 🧸 Kids’ Zone: Teddy Bear Picnic (Ages 3-6) at Parker Recreation Center

6. 🎭 PAA Presents: The Little Mermaid JR (All Ages) at Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch

7. 🎑 Parker Days Festival ~ Through June 16 (All Ages) in Downtown Parker

8. 🎢 Music in the Park Series: Trouble Bound (All Ages) at Larkspur Community Park

9. 🌠 Wild Summer (Ages 7-13) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

10. 🎭 PAA Presents: Mean Girls JR (All Ages) at Ponderosa High School, Parker

11. 🚘 Street Party, Concert, and Classic Rock Cruise-In ~ June 14-15 (All Ages) in Downtown Castle Rock

12. ♾️ Therapeutic Rec: Socials ~ Swim Night (Ages 13+ with Special Needs) at Parker Recreation Center

13. ⛰️ Guided Nature Hike: Birds at Sunset (All Ages) at Prairie Sky Park, Lone Tree


14. πŸƒ Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek (All Ages) at Tallman Meadow Park, Parker

15. ⛰️ Base Camp Exploration (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

16. ⛰️ Geology Hike (Ages 14+) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia

17. 🐴 Pony Rides (Ages 3-10) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

18. 🏹 Try Archery (Ages 8+) at David A. Lorenz Regional Park, Highlands Ranch

19. 🏰 Colorado Renaissance Festival ~ Weekends through August 4 (All Ages) in Larkspur

20. πŸ› οΈ Kids' Workshop: Father's Day UTV (Ages 5-12) at participating Lowe's

21. 🩰 Mile High Dance Center's Annual Recital: Back to the Future (All Ages) at Lone Tree Arts Center

22. 🐐 Goat Picnic Hike (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

23. β›³ Tee Off with Dad: Golf Simulator (All Ages) at Outlets at Castle Rock

24. 🐴 Giddy Up & Read! (Ages 5-12) at Drifter's Hearts of Hope Horse Rescue, Franktown

25. 🎢 Rock the Ranch (All Ages) at Zuma's Rescue Ranch, Littleton

26. ⚾ DCSD Night: Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (All Ages) at Coors Field, Denver

27. ⚽ DCSD Night: Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC (All Ages) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City


28. ♾️ Low Sensory Morning (All Ages) at Downtown Aquarium, Denver

29. πŸ“» Bring the BOOM! (Ages 3-8) at Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch

30. πŸͺΈ Under the Sea ~ Dive into Disney Lorcana (Ages 6+) at Game Train USA, Highlands Ranch

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