Family Fun

Denver’s Epic Escape Game is a Rush of Frantic, Creative Family Fun

When my 14-year-old son unlocked the door allowing us to escape with a mere 12 seconds left, it was such an incredible rush I half-expected someone to present a cardboard check to us for one million dollars. It’s okay that didn’t happen. The rush of beating a room at Denver’s Epic Escape Game was reward in itself. We had just spent the past hour working together solving multiple puzzles to unravel a mystery and it was a total blast. Escape game houses and rooms are opening up around the nation, first springing up on the coasts. Now, Denver has several options for families to explore. The idea behind the craze is simple: Families, coworkers, friends, and even strangers must work together as a team to escape a themed room within a certain time limit. The rooms are packed wi...

Kids & Cars: 20+ Boredom Busters for your Holiday Road Trips

Family getaways into the mountains can be amazing and relaxing, at least once you arrive! Kids and car rides can lead to chaos or make wonderful family memories. The challenge of spending time in an enclosed car space with little physical movement can be difficult for even short rides. Any parent can have a panic attack if facing hours in a car with kids. Sure you could just pop in a DVD, but why not establish car time as a unique time to bond, learn to use car time creatively and quietly, or actually learn something. Most importantly, remember to have fun! Quiet Activities

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition Rockets into Denver

Picture this: It’s a major holiday. You have all your best china and crystal laid out on a beautifully set table. Candles flicker. Everyone smiles in anticipation as you place a golden turkey in the center. The dog in the corner is drooling. Then, without warning, you grab the tablecloth and yank. Will the big day be ruined or will you be the best holiday hostess ever with your cool trick? Thanks to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, you can practice this skill and learn the science behind it. From now through January 5th, 2014, the DMNS is hosting Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition. The wildly popular Discovery Channel show is now a hands-on, crazily fun experience for the entire family. In the Blueprint Room, fans of the show will recognize 60 actual props, machines, and c...

Events: History Colorado Center’s FREE celebration, kids learn to golf and more

History Colorado Center. Celebrate Colorado’s 137th birthday on Aug. 1 at the History Colorado Center with free admission to exhibits, including live performances, make-and-take crafts, library “pop in” sessions, $1 hot dogs and more. See special temporary exhibits like Gold!, All Aboard Colorado, and The American Soldier. Visit their website for complete Aug. 1 – Colorado Day information and schedule. Colorado Day celebration includes FREE admission to History Colorado Center and statewide History Colorado museums; starting Aug. 2, children 12 and under receive FREE admission to the History Colorado Center through Sept. 30! Offer includes two children per each paid accompanying adult; adults must register in History Colorado’s free History Buff program to redeem offer. For complete ...

Want to Swim in Winter? Here’s Where!

When the pools around town close for the summer, and the lifeguard whistles stop tweeting across the warm air, most of us in Colorado put thoughts of swimming to rest. Our eyes and hearts shift quickly from the pool to the slow build-up of snow on the mountains to our west. We hit the ski sales and re-outfit our growing kids in new gear, while bathing suits sink forgotten to the bottom of dresser drawers. I am a summer girl, however, who counts the days until Memorial Day as soon as the sun sets on Labor Day. And I have a child who loves being in the water. It’s not necessarily about swimming for him. It’s just the calm, the ease of movement. So this winter, for the first time, I looked to our local indoor pools and was more than pleasantly surprised about the options. An entire family can...

Summer 2011: Fun Things to Do in Denver

Warmer weather is here! As the sun lingers in the sky longer before settling behind the mountains, how should we fill the time? What activities are sure to be a hit? Well, with the help of our readers (yes, that’s you!) Mile High Mamas has compiled a list of fun activities in the Denver area this summer.  All of these places and activities in one handy list!?  Awesome! Need an idea for an inside activity? It’s here! Need a new outside activity to try? It’s here! See something that isn’t on the list? Let us know, and we’ll add it! Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often! It’s your Summer 2011 Guide to Fun in Denver! So, get out there! Try something new! Explore your own backyard and beyond. Indoor Activities: Get in out of the sun (or rain) and have an ind...