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Activities For Kids

Breckenridge Gold Runner Coaster


Activities

Winter Gold Runner Alpine Coaster

Ride down the mountain on 2,500 feet of coaster track on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge. Ride alone or with a friend on our two-seater coaster cars, and control your own speed through the turns, dips and twists around and above the ski runs and through the snowbanks and forest! Located on Peak 8.

Ice Skating
Kids of any age can enjoy the Stephen C. West Ice Arena located on Boreas Pass Road. The ice arena offers an indoor and outdoor ice rink which are open for public skating seven days a week. Skate rental and instruction are available on-site.
(970) 547-9974

Carter Park
Take your sled, your mittens and your friends to Carter Park, home to one of the only sledding locations in town. Located at the south end of High Street and adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School.

Breckenridge Summer Fun Park
The snow-covered winter ski resort transforms into a summer playground at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Park for free in the Gondola parking lots in town and take the gondola to the base of Peak 8, where adventure is waiting for you! The Summer Fun Park has plenty of activities available for all ages. Find thrills on the Gold Runner Coaster or the TenMile Flyer Zipline as you race down the mountain with friends, all while enjoying the amazing views and great summer weather.

Breckenridge Kids Summer Day Camp
The Day Camp features a curriculum that focuses on science, nature, crafts and more, while teaching kids valuable outdoor skills. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Full-day sessions include lunch, and camp is run by CPR and first aid-certified counselors with a 1 to 10 ratio of counselors to campers. This camp is an official Colorado licensed camp facility. For more information: Visit the Summer Camp page or call (970) 453-5000.

Breckenridge Recreation Center 
The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers two climbing walls, an indoor pool and slide, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts and more. All services are available with the purchase of a one-day pass or punch card. (Kids 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.) Specialty programs are also offered.

(970) 453-1734

MiniMites Hockey
Throughout the year, these daily hockey classes get kids under 6 years old out on the ice and having fun in skates.
(970) 547-9974

Eric's Arcade 
From Pinball to Ms Pac Man, Downstairs at Eric's Arcade provides a fun activity for older kids and is located right on Main St.

Mountain Top Children's Museum
With a new location, the Mountain Top Children's Museum offers children an opportunity to think outside the box and use their imaginations. "Where the Wild Things Are" is an example of interesting exhibits you'll find on your stroll through the museum. It's a perfect afternoon activity for learning and excitement for younger children.
(970) 453-7878

Ski School

Breckenridge offers Ski & Ride school specifically for children 3-12 years old. Children gain confidence and skills to tackle the slopes and get to spend the day with the school mascot, Ripperoo! Daily rotating themes encourage fun-filled adventure and help to educate participants on topics such as mountain ecology and skier and boarder safety. Full and half-day lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced children are offered from Peak 8, The Village at Breckenridge and Beaver Run base areas.

Visit the Breck Ski and Ride School or call (888) LRN-2SKI for more information and to book a class today!

Child Care

Our Child Care Centers offer a fun environment where your child can play during your stay. We entertain the youngest members (2 months to 3 years of age) of your family with fun-filled activities both inside and outside! We offer healthy lunches, snacks and organic milk for children over 12 months of age. If your child has an allergy, please feel free to bring an allergy-free lunch and snack for your child.

We have three convenient locations in Breckenridge. The Peak 8 Child Care located at the top of the gondola, at the base of the Peak 8 mountain. The Village Child Care located at the below the Village at Breckenridge next to the Maggie Pond. The Beaver Run Child Care located at Beaver Run at the bottom of the Beaver Run chair. All three Child Cares are nut free facilities.

Be sure and ask about our Lil Rippers Program! Give your child a private introductory ski experience with one of our Ski and Snowboard instructors by adding this option to a full-day reservation. This program is available for children 2+ at our Beaver Run and Village Child Care centers.

Peak 8 Child Care:

TEMPORARILY CLOSED starting April 24, 2017 due to construction



Village Child Care (Summer & Winter):

Cost (Summer ‘17 – May through October):

$85 a day or $20 an hour

Hours of Operation (Summer):

Monday – Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins accepted based on availability.

Cost (Winter 16/17 – November through April):

$138 a day, if inside of 48 hours $128 a day, if outside of 48 hours $37 an hour (Based on availability)

Hours of Operation (Winter):

7 days a week 8:30am - 4:00pm

Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins accepted based on availability.



Beaver Run Child Care (Winter ONLY):

Cost (Winter 16/17 – November through April):

$138 a day, if inside of 48 hours $128 a day, if outside of 48 hours $37 an hour (Based on availability).

Hours of Operation (Winter):

7 days a week 8:30am - 4:00pm

Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins accepted based on availability.



For reservations call 970-453-5000, 888-LRN-2SKI (888-576-2754) or call the child care directly (970-496-7470).

What makes Breckenridge a kid-friendly resort?


Breckenridge is Kid FriendlyWhen the kids have fun, everyone has fun. That’s the philosophy that’s pushed Breckenridge to the top of the list for families seeking kid-friendly ski trips.

We make it easy for children to enjoy every aspect of their vacation, on and off the mountain.

Below are just some of the ways that we’ve endeavored to make Breckenridge a kid-friendly resort.

The Ski & Snowboard School is designed for engagement

Our world-class instructors know how to capture your child’s attention and help them fall in love with skiing and snowboarding. All our lessons are engaging and fun, and most children walk away with friendships they won’t soon forget.

Weekly events that are fun for everyone

Adults shouldn’t be the only ones having a blast at our events throughout the week. Every event we offer, from Ullr Fest to our music and spring festivals, includes kid-friendly options like crafts, games and parades. Plus, many events like our annual Easter Egg Hunt are focused entirely on the younger set.

Ullr Fest KidsFamily-friendly restaurants to keep tummies full

Kids deserve good food, too, and several restaurants throughout Breckenridge cater to youngsters as well as they do adults. For breakfast or lunch, grab a bite at Columbine Café.

For a great dinner, try Empire Burger, Seven’s, Euro-Deli or Downstairs at Eric’s, which is a win for both parents and children alike.

Plenty of mountain fun; even off skis

You don’t have to be strapped into a snowboard or clipped into skis to enjoy some on-mountain family fun.

Take a ride on the Gold Run Alpine Coaster, the only of its kind in all of Colorado, and hold on as you sail through trees and snow. Or hop on the new TenMile Flyer Zipline.

Activities For Kids Around BreckenridgeTons of activities in town

If your little ones want a break from the mountain, there are a number of fun activities for them that don’t involve skis or a snowboard. 

For hands-on indoor play, take them to the Mountain Top Children’s Museum or the Breckenridge Recreation Center.

For your slightly older kids, a trip to Eric’s Arcade or a show at the Riverwalk Center will have them grinning from ear to ear.

Breckenridge is more than a ski town.

It’s a place where families make memories that will last them a lifetime, and we make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for family bonding experiences.

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