Hudson Gardens – A Treat for Flower Lovers

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 15-08-2011

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Stopping to smell the roses, is not just a cliche.  It is a perfect way to unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty. Recently, we headed to Hudson Gardens in Littleton for a treat in the Rose Garden.

Hudson Gardens

Purple Flowers at Hudson Gardens

Bee on Rose

Hudson Gardens is located at 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton 80120


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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

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

The Wildlife Experience

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 05-08-2010

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Colorado Wildlife ExperienceAutomated Croc moves and make sounds

Colorado Wildlife Experience is definitely a must see!  It is a museum for the 21st century.  Almost all displays are interactive, even complete with robot “humans” that give information.  Using a kiosk you can even ask them a question.  Globe-ology is going on right now too – there are animal sounds to hear, different climates to explore, bat caves, waterfalls, deserts.  Join National Geographic at their 2nd story display of the Critter Cam.  A super fun interactive area exploring the world of animals.  There are many demonstrations and events throughout each day, making it even more fun.  There is also a gorgeous art exhibit.  There are 2 playrooms, a gift shop, a snack bar and a restaurant.  Also, they now have 3D movies for an additional fee.

Colorado Wildlife Experience

Globe-ology

Colorado Wildlife Experience

Really hanging globe- images are projected onto it – Demos

Colorado Wildlife ExperienceUsing one of the many kiosks throughout

We went on a Sunday afternoon, crowds were light.  We walked through in about 2 hours.  We will return.


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