Playtime! Southwest Plaza Opens Children’s Playarea

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 20-10-2010

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Opening just over 3 weeks ago the Southwest Plaza Mall kids area is a hit!

Southwest Plaza Playarea

View from Above


Southwest Plaza Playarea

Peek a Boo!


Southwest Plaza Playarea

Cute Turtle!


Southwest Plaza Playarea

Hopping around


Interactive Puzzle

Interactive Station

Denver introduces B-CYCLE, a Bike Sharing System

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 29-09-2010

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Denver Bcycle Station

Denver BCycle Station

In April 2010, Denver joined other major cities and introduced B-cycle. According to their website, B-cycle is a next-gen bike-sharing system. In layman’s terms: B-cycles are magic bikes that are there when you want one and gone when you don’t. Just swipe your card, grab a bike, and get to where you’re going.

There are tons of self-service stations located around Denver and Boulder.  You can purchase a membership by day, week, month or year.  For the month of October B-cycle is offering $10 off the Annual Membership plus you get a free bike helmet, can’t beat that!   The Annual Membership Fee is $65 ($45 for students and seniors), not bad at all!

This would be the perfect family activity for families with older children.  I was also thinking of having a date night with my husband and doing a progressive dinner around Denver.

B-Cycle Station Denver

B-Cycle Station

Apple Picking, Pumpkins Festivals, Corn Mazes

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Mountains of Fun, Northeast Metro Denver Playgrounds, Northwest Metro Denver Playgrounds, Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 23-09-2010

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Apples on Tree

Isn’t the Fall such a wonderful time of year? Don’t you just want to be outside all the time? I love everything about the Fall.  Apples, berries, pumpkins, cider!

Want to know where to go for Apples, Pumpkins and Corn Mazes? You came to the right place!

U Pick Pumpkins

May Farms offers a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, that runs October 2nd – October 31st, they are open every day, 10 am – DUSK
They also have a farmers market and flower market open now, every day. 64001 US Highway 36 Byers, Colorado 80103

YaYa Farm and Orchard offers apple and berry picking, hay rides and nighttime rides with a bonfire! They also offer a dinner club, what a great date night. Plus October feast, with activities, cider making and more! They are open now through October 24th. Friday: 10:00 – 6:00, Saturday: 2:00 – 5:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 3:00. 6914 Ute Highway, Longmont, 80503

The Lakewood Cultural Center located at Ohio and S. Wadsworth in Lakewood is hosting the 35th Annual Cider Days.  To include, Apple Pie Baking Contest, pie eating contest, petting zoo, organic cider, demonstrations, and more. It runs Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd, 10AM -5PM.  Admission is 303-987-7850

If you feel like going on a day trip and maybe even taking a weekend you should go to the Happy Apple Farm in Penrose.  Penrose is just before Canon City, you could spend the weekend and also visit the Royal Gorge.   The Happy Apple Farm has berries, 14 varieties of apples, potatoes and more.  You can choose to pick it yourself, too fun!  1190 1st St. Penrose, Colorado 81240.

Apples Falling out of Bucket

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch offers a Fall Festival through October.  For only $7 they let you in for the day to enjoy a self-guided tour.  The kids get to paint a pumpkin, use the bouncy obstacle course, feed the animals, corn maze, hay bale maze and they can also observe a honey bee colony.   Tours are offered M-F 9-5.  RMPP 9057 Ute Hwy / CO 66, Longmont, CO 80503

New Play Area to Open at Southwest Plaza Mall

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 22-09-2010

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SW Plaza PlayArea
Awesome! My first thought was “it’s about time!”. We are very excited about the new play place, since winter is coming now we will have a close indoor play place.

The new play area opens this Saturday, September 25th. Be sure to get there early, the play area opens at 10AM. The grand opening will feature fun for the entire family. Head to the lower by Sears, fun awaits!

Mordecai Children’s Garden

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 07-09-2010

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Denver Botanic Gardens
Wow! Want to engage your children in a fun, interactive learning environment? Take them to the Mordecai Children’s Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. You could easily spend 2-3 hours there, it is so much fun. We highly recommend it!
Mordecai Children's Garden
Some features of the Mordecai Children’s Garden:
-Scavenger Hunt Cards
-Binocular Station with a lookout over the Gardens and the city.
-A bear cave
-A Mountain complete with bring and more binoculars
-A garden to dig and play in
-A stream that you can build a dam in
-Mini-interactive stations, rock stacking, smelly flowers,wood stacking
-Mini magnifying glasses throughout
-So much more!
Mordecai Children's Garden