UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2016

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Summer is such a beautiful time to relax in Breckenridge. If you’ve got kiddos in tow we’ve got some great options to keep the family enjoying their summer break as well.

One of the newest family attractions in Breckenridge, Putt & Play Junction, is the happening at the Steven C. West Ice Arena outdoor rink. They’ve got 18 holes of mini-golf, two bounce houses, basketball hoops, lawn games and more. Open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm this is the perfect place to bring the whole family. For current rates call (970) 547-9974.

If you’re looking to view Breckenridge from a horse-eye view, Breckenridge Stables offers horseback and carriage rides that are sure to please the whole family.

Photo courtesy of the Breckenridge Stables

Photo courtesy of the Breckenridge Stables

They’ve got over 100 horses to choose from for their trail rides that explore the Ten Mile Range. Whether you’re looking for a historic tour or a quick trip around town, their carriage rides take you back in time and provide 19th century taxi style like no other. Head over to the corner of Main Street and Washington for your no-reservations-needed carriage.

The Breck Summer Fun Park has tons of activities that will keep your kids smiling and wishing the summer wouldn’t end. From the Gold Runner Coaster to the Alpine Superslide, Superputt Mini Golf, Mineshaft Maze and Ripperoo’s Bounce House,  there are so many ways to enjoy the mountains minus the snow. Save yourself some time and park in the Gondola lots in town and ride the scenic BreckConnect Gondola up to the park for free. Toddlers and children of all ages will get a thrill out of this breathtaking ride up the hill.

Have some skateboard fans in your life? Check out Breckenridge’s very own Skateboard Park located at 880 Airport Road directly beside the Breckenridge Recreation Center on the North side. The park is free and open to youth and adults during daylight hours seasonally as weather permits.

Do you know where this trail is located in Breck? There is a geocache site hidden nearby. Photo by Austin Kriete

Do you know where this trail is located in Breck? There is a geocache site hidden nearby. Photo by Austin Kriete

Incorporate a scavenger hunt into your hike or walk around town. Check out my blog post Geocaching: A Guide to your Treasure Hunt in Breckenridge for step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

For the slightly older kids, a historic tour by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance might be the perfect fit. Have fun taking a guided tour around town and learning about the amazing history surrounding us. They’ve got everything from gold mine hikes to haunted tours. School might be out still, but the learning never ends when you visit Breck!

The Breckenridge Music Festival has a fun and family-friendly lineup for their Blue River concert series. Plan a night out with the family and expose them to well-known artists like Bela Fleck and Jerry Jeff Walker. The BMF also has a Festival Orchestra, Tuesday Chamber Series and Sunday Champagne Series featuring beautiful and timeless classics.

The Country Boy Mine offers mine tours and gold panning to the adventurous of heart.

Photo courtesy of the Country Boy Mine

Photo courtesy of the Country Boy Mine

This historic restored mining site also provides the opportunity to pet burros, slide down a 55-foot ore chute, visit the general store and check out the exhibits and equipment used when the mine was in operation. How often do you get the chance to explore what a real Colorado miner saw, heard and felt? This is your chance to time travel.

Adventurous kids tend to love the thrill of whitewater rafting. Breckenridge sits within easy distance of several rivers, each of which offer different experiences and levels of difficulty. If you’re ready to start planning a raft trip, check out these tips for planning a great whitewater outing.

Family Activity Resources in Breckenridge

Ask questions and book activities at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.), or if you’re doing pre-trip planning, give them a call at 877-864-0868.

Lead photo courtesy Kodi Rafting

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