Loveland is a quintessential family community offering fun for all ages. Whether you are enjoying Loveland’s natural beauty through outdoor trails and parks, or attending a show at the Budweiser Events Center or Rialto Theater Center, you can capitalize on several child-friendly activities.
#1: Challenge Your Kids to a Game of Laser Tag
Turn on stealth mode and track down your target for an epic, family game of Laser Tag. Experience some indoor fun at Loveland Laser Tag Fun Center with a three level laser tag arena, indoor ropes course, climbing wall, and arcade.
#2: Leave No Pin Standing
Show off your bowling skills for a friendly game at the Sweetheart Lanes Bowling Center. Stay late for Glow-in-the-Dark night, or make an afternoon pit stop to challenge your kids to a game, and see who will be the bowling champion.
#3: Get Your Game On
Catch some air, or practice your dunk at Loveland Sports Park, offering a variety of different courts and fields for kids to enjoy. The park includes seven full size athletic fields, a synthetic turf championship field, two sand volleyball courts, two basketball courts, a skate park and a spray playground for some water fun. With a FREE wireless hotspot, it is a perfect place for parents, too.
#4: Whirl Around the Ice Rink
From November through February, head out onto the ice at the Ice Rink at the Promenade Shops at Centerra. Throughout the season, catch special events for a chance to skate with Slapshot and the Colorado Eagles, Santa and more. Don’t miss theme events including Cartoon Skate and Rock’N’Skate nights.
#5: Say ‘Hay’ at Sylvan Dale
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is a wonderful western getaway for families, offering a number of kid-friendly options. Join a sing-along on a wagon or hay ride. Older children can go horseback riding while the young buckaroos can have fun on a horse with a lead-around ride. End the day at the campfire with s’mores and Cowboy tunes. Check the website for special events and to make reservations.
#6: Become a Beach Bum
Soak up some Vitamin D and splash in the refreshing Colorado water at Lake Loveland Swim Beach, or the Boyd Lake Swim Beach. Swim beaches are great family-friendly and low-cost entertainment and a great way to spend your summer vacation. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
#7: Float Down the Lazy River
Looking for a more laid-back water adventure for the family? Look no further than the lazy river in the Chilson Center. This indoor water attraction is a great way to beat the heat without missing out on summer water fun. If water slides are more up your alley, be sure to hit up the Winona Outdoor Pool for the awesome 100’ waterslide.
#8: SNAG A Hole-in-One
Introduce your children to golf with the family and beginner-friendly golf course at Cattail Creek. With self-teaching stations and the Starting New at Golf (SNAG) program, this is the perfect place to bring the kids and hit the greens.
#9: It’s Showtime
Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Harlem Globetrotters – the world is a magical place in the eyes of a child and entertainment comes to life at the Budweiser Events Center. Create lifelong memories with your child as soon as the lights go up.
#10: All Aboard the Buckhorn Northern Railroad
Take a tour of North Lake Park on a miniature, authentic replica of an actual steam train. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, kids of all ages can ride as the train chugs along the 1,588 feet of track, passing through a tunnel and by a small depot, water tower and more.