Lone Tree, Colorado, may be a relatively small town, but the area offers fantastic landscapes, easy access to the most beautiful state and national parks, and plenty of awesome activities for kids and parents alike. We at Crème de la Crème of Lone Tree know how important it is to find local events and activities that are safe for a variety of ages and keep your kids entertained, so that’s why we’ve put together this list of must-visit locations. Visit these five kid-friendly attractions and activities in and around the Lone Tree area for a day of fun for the whole family.
The Edge Ziplines & Adventure
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Ready to soar through the air? Head to The Edge Ziplines & Adventure park in nearby Castle Rock, Colorado. This park has 10 zip lines totaling 2 miles of courses. You can go as fast as 50 mph and soar as high as 110 feet in the air.
In addition to zip lining, you can also traverse the aerial jungle-gym course, which has three different difficulty levels that are perfect for each adventurer in your family. Take on the Adventure Tower, where you climb up a rock wall to the top and then jump or rappel down to the ground. Or, tackle the relatively challenging Ninja Course, a speed, endurance, and agility challenge like no other.
While zip liners of all ages are welcome, children must meet the 70-pound weight requirement to handle the zip line courses. This is to ensure the zip line equipment works effectively to carry them throughout the course. Make sure to review the other requirements for attire, too. And consider signing the waiver before your visit so that you can get as much time on the zip line courses as possible.
You can visit The Edge at 1375 W. Plum Creek in Castle Rock every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle
The Cherokee Ranch and Castle is a ranch in Sedalia, Colorado, less than 30 minutes south of Lone Tree. The property features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state and plenty of opportunities for viewing wildlife. The ranch hosts guided hikes of varying difficulties and lengths, including one focused on learning the history of and exploring the area’s geological formations. There are also special events where you can come for unique wildlife sightings, too.
The ranch holds regular tours of the castle, which is a 1450s Scottish-style castle full of history and art. During the tour, you can also hear about the late founder’s devotion to conservation and education, which is still the goal of the ranch’s foundation. Other activities you and your kids will enjoy include tea parties, including those featuring your favorite princesses, cultural events, and live performances.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle is located at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road. You can visit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Located in Lone Tree, Schweiger Ranch is another great historical area with fantastic indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. Throughout the year, the ranch hosts monthly “open days” where they invite the public to tour the ranch house, other buildings, and the rest of the beautiful property. You can also go on nature hikes to learn about plant identification, how Native Americans used various plants, and more about the local flora and fauna.
In the summer, sit around the campfire and the stories of the American West and its legendary figures, like Annie Oakley. Every autumn, they host the Fall Festival, where the kids are sure to enjoy the pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, and hayrides around the property. And during the winter holiday season, Schweiger Ranch displays holiday lights around the property and on the house. You can also visit the Austrian Christas & Christkindl Market that celebrates the traditions of the Austrian family who lived on the property in the 1870s and gets everyone in the holiday spirit.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Going skydiving might not be the most kid-friendly activity, but getting practice in a safe, indoor setting is a fantastic kid-friendly alternative. If you and your kiddos want to experience flying like a bird, then visit iFLY Denver in Lone Tree.
iFLY’s dedication to safety sets it apart as one of the safest thrilling experiences for all ages. Trained and experienced instructors lead every indoor skydiving session, whether it’s your first or 50th time. When you arrive, you go through orientation, get saddled in your gear, and then lean into the air with the help of an instructor while another watches from outside the tunnel, just in case.
Even kids as young as 3 years old are able to learn to skydive in iFLY’s indoor simulator tunnel, so it’s perfect for practically every person in your family. However, if you want to sit out and just watch, you’re welcome to do so and cheer everyone on from the sidelines.
You can find iFLY Denver at 9230 Park Meadows Drive. They’re open Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lone Tree Arts Center
Lone Tree Arts Center is a performing arts and community center in the heart of our town. It’s a perfect kid-friendly outing location known for live music, dance, and local theater. You can take the kids to experience the music of different cultures, including Native Hawaiian music, the philharmonic symphony, a holiday music show, or a National Geographic Live speaker event to hear the experiences of some amazing figures in research, photography, and professional adventuring.
In addition to these special events, the Arts Center also hosts educational and entertaining kid-focused shows, too. They host children’s performers and tours, like Schoolhouse Rock Live, and super-fun presentations on all things science.So there you have it, some of the most fun kid-friendly attractions in and around Lone Tree, Colorado. Did we miss any of your go-to activities in the area? Let Crème de la Crème of Lone Tree know, and we’ll add it to our list!