Top 13 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 May 23, 2022

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

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We update this article every Monday. We have not attended all events, and we encourage parents to use their judgment when choosing which events to attend. Age recommendations are provided by the venue.

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1. 🐦 Habitats for Homeschoolers: Bird Banding Station (Ages 5+) at Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield

2. 🛶 Paddle Days ~ Fri-Sun (All Ages) at Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Castle Rock

3. 🎨 Youth Pizza and Paint Night: Bee & Dandelion (Ages 6-14) at The MAC, Castle Rock

4. 🩰 Culture on the Green: International Youth Ballet (All Ages) at Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch


5. 🎨 Family Paint Class: Bears in Spring (Ages 5-17) at The MAC, Castle Rock

6. ⛰️ A "Walk Through Time" Hike (Ages 14+) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia

7. 🌰 Nature Play Day (0-5) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

8. 🎭 Roxy Puppet Theater (Ages 0-8) at Roxborough State Park, Littleton

9. 🌼 Guided Nature Hike: Spring Wildflowers (All Ages) at Prairie Sky Park, Lone Tree

10. 🤔 Trivia for the Generations (All Ages) at Game Train USA, Highlands Ranch

11. 🎶 Backyard Beats featuring Face Vocal Band (All Ages) at Sweetwater Park, Lone Tree

12. ⚽ DCSD Community Event: Colorado Rapids v. Nashville SC (All Ages) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City


13. 👸 The Magical Princess Party: Cinderella & Prince Charming (All Ages) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia


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