Breckenridge Recreation Center – (year-round)
The town’s rec center (daily admission required) is one of the nicest year-round amenities. It features a nice aquatics area featuring a leisure pool, lap pool, water slide, lazy river & vortex pool. The climbing wall is also popular with the little ones. Drop-in child care available, but reservations recommended.
Breckenridge Fun Park - (summer)
One of the most popular summer attractions for both the kids and adults. Easy access via a free and scenic gondola ride from town up to the base of Peak 8. The park features the Gold Runner Coaster, alpine slide, miniature golf, maze, bouncy castle, bungee trampoline, gem mining, 4×4 tours, pony rides, chairlift rides, hikes, mountain biking, and a climbing wall.
Cycling with kids in Breckenridge - (summer)
The Pump Track, located on the east end of the Steven C. West ice arena parking lots, features bumps, rollers & berms designed to teach handling skills. Also popular for family biking & hiking is the River Trail, a beginner trail segment that parallels the Blue River. And the bike path is always fun for families. Trailer and tag-a-long rentals are available at most bike shops.
Downstairs at Erics video arcade - (year-round)
Besides being a family-friendly dining hotspot, the video arcade here features the best selection of arcade video games in Breckenridge. A handful of quarters may allow mom or dad to enjoy a glass of wine or one of the many fine beers on tap.
Historic mine tours
Bring your children out to explore some of the town’s mining legacy. Country Boy Mine offers guided tours, as does the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Self-guided tours are available at Iowa Hill and Illinois Gulch, and also in French Gulch on Minnie Mine & X10U8 trails.
Mountaintop Children’s Museum - (year-round)
Provides children with information learning through interactive exhibits and programs as well as incouraging imaginative play and engagement in active experiences. Drop-ins welcome. Or call (970) 333-7353 to make reservations.
Peek-A-Boo Toy Store & Play Area - (year-round)
Located on Main Street just down from Downstairs at Eric’s and near Clint’s coffee shop, this is Breck’s best toy store. Near the back (where parking is, if you can find a spot) they have a great indoor play area with some soft & safe items for the kids to jump around on. Show your appreciation by purchasing a toy, game or book.
Sledding - (winter)
Sledding with your kids is one of the most enjoyable and inexpensive off-the-mountain activities for families. Often times you may find a sled in your rental condo, or you can buy one at the local grocery stores for under $10. Carter Park in Breckenridge is a very popular spot. For a fee, one can also check out the longer tubing hills at the Frisco Adventure Park.