Top 20 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 August 14, 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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1. πŸ›Ά Paddle Days at Rueter-Hess ~ Fri-Sun (All Ages) at Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Castle Rock

2. 🌟 Glow ~ Every Fri/Sat (Teens) at Sky Zone, Parker


3. ⛸️ Theatre on Ice (All Ages) at South Suburban Sports Complex, Highlands Ranch

4. ✍️ Nature Walk: Sketch Journaling (All Ages) at Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree

5. 🚘 Parker Car Fest (All Ages) in Downtown Parker

6. 🏎️ Lowe's Kids' Workshop: Build a Muscle Car with Your Mini-Mechanic (Ages 5-12) at participating Lowe's stores

7. πŸš› 6th Annual Touch a Truck (All Ages) at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock

8. 🐐 Meet the Animals (0-6) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

9. 🐴 Tales for Tails: Read to Horses (Ages 6+) at Harmony Equine Center, Franktown

10. 🍳 Saturday Treats Workshop (Ages 4-7) at Lone Tree Recreation Center

11. β›³ Get Into Golf Clinic: Family FUNdamentals (Ages 10+) at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel

12. 🩰 Meet a Ballerina (Ages 1-8) at Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch

13. πŸ’• The Summer Ball: Around the World (All Ages) at Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock

14. 🌾 Campfire Series: Work and Play on the Homestead (All Ages) at Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree

15. 🎢 Concert Under the Lights (All Ages) at Festival Park, Castle Rock


16. 🚘 2nd Annual Cars at the Canyon (All Ages) at Castlewood Canyon State Park, Franktown

17. 🐾 Junior Naturalist: Wildlife Connections (Ages 7-12) at Roxborough State Park, Littleton

18. πŸ’› Family Swim Benefiting Castle View Families (All Ages) at SafeSplash Swim School, Castle Rock

19. 🀠 Cowboy Poets & Music Roundup (All Ages) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia

20. 😊 Empowering Kids: Happiness Flip Workshop (Ages 7-9) at Westridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch


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