If you’re headed to Colorado Springs with young kids and wondering if there’s anything to do, then look no further. There’s everything from one of the best zoo’s in the country to the World Famous Penny Arcade. Here is what to do in Colorado Springs with young kids.


Visit The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo By far one of the best zoo’s we have been to and we’ve been to a lot! I have an Instagram Highlights saved so you can see our whole adventure there! It’s on a mountain so just walking around to see all the animals was a different and cool experience. You get so close to a lot of the animals. The views were incredible. There is a sky ride that you can take from the bottom to the top and back down. Definitely worth it! Now, they say there’s a “playground and rock wall” for the little ones up there to play on. Honestly it was kind of lack luster. But the kids were so worn out by the time we got to the top of the sky ride that they didn’t really care. If you’re wondering whether or not you should eat at their Pizza With a View restaurant, I would say hold out. It’s way too pricey for pizza!


Visit The World Famous Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs: there was literally so much to do here. My boys are 4 and 2.5 and they just had a blast going from the 80+ coin-operated rides! They loved it! Pro tip: bring lots of coins! There are change machines dispersing quarters, but some still take pennies, nickels, and dimes. There’s arcade games that will keep the whole family busy for hours. A definite must-do if you’re in Manitou Springs. Which the town itself is small, but it’s a cute town to walk around in and visit the tourist shops.


Walk Garden Of The Gods Such a beautiful place! The owner of the land sold it to the city for $22 under only one stipulation: he wanted it to be free to visitors, always. How cool is that! It was just a spectacular place to walk around and the boys even had fun! One thing I wish we would’ve brought is either a carrier for Beckett or stroller so he could’ve last longer. Other than that, we had a blast can are already planning a trip back.

Where To Stay: Cheyenne Mountain Resort We loved the rustic charm of this cute place. It was in a great location from the zoo and Manitou Springs. They have an outdoor heated pool in the winter (didn’t try it with the little ones!). They also have a kid camp in the summer. We will definitely be back!

What To Eat: So there definitely aren’t a lot of family friendly options here. Your only options are at the Shops at Broadmore where we ended up each night and ate at Red Robin, Chipotle and IHOP.

If you’ve been to Colorado Springs, let me know what you would add to this list! Also, make sure to check out the Top Things To Do in Silverthorne With Young Kids