With summer nearly behind us and the fall season getting underway, families are looking to get back into the school grind while seeking out classes and opportunities to learn something new together. Luckily, there are always fun and educational things to do in and around Breckenridge that don’t require a commitment. Here is quick roundup of drop-in classes and places that you can have some family fun and develop new skills at the same time:

Music on the Mountains is perfect for the younger kiddos!

Music on the Mountains is perfect for the younger kiddos!

Kids Making Music

Music Together- Music on the Mountains offers drop-in classes for families at their Breckenridge location at St. John Episcopal Church. This early childhood music and movement center is perfect for children 0-5 years old and the adults who love them. The cost is $20 per family. Registration is highly recommended, as there are limited spaces available. Email musiconthemountains@gmail.com.

Glaze Your Own Pottery

Ready Paint Fire offers open studio hours every day, when kids and their parents can drop in any time between 11 am and 7 pm. Bring the whole family and have fun painting on ceramics or canvas. Or, build a stained glass mosaic. The kiln will be fired every evening, so pottery pieces can be picked up the next day. Keep an eye on their events calendar for specialty classes and canvas painting parties. Ready Paint Fire is located at 323 N Main Street.

Children’s Museum

Ready Paint Fire is the perfect place for children & adults!

Ready Paint Fire is the perfect place for children & adults!

Mountain Top Children’s Museum is a great place to bring the family for creative indoor play. It is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. With exhibits like the bear cave, kidstruction zone and wonder lab & planetarium, children can let their imaginations run wild. The cost is $7 per child and $5 per adult (children under age 1 and grandparents are free). The museum is located at 605 South Park Avenue.

Story Time

The Summit County Library South Branch in Breckenridge is always a great place to swing by and spend some time reading. Hours and storytimes change from season to season, so be sure to check the website for details. The Breckenridge branch is located beside the Justice Center at 504 Airport Road.

Putt & Play Junction

Each summer near the ice rink, Putt & Play Junction offers mini golf, bounce houses, basketball hoops and more. At just $7 per person or $22 for a family of four (same-day re-entry allowed), it’s an affordable outdoor play space that keeps kids busy. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on site.

In fall and winter, check out Family Gym Time at the Breckenridge Recreation Center – there’s tons of fun to be had for children up to age 5, who can jump on the inflatable jungle, run around on the gym mats and use the play equipment. The drop-in fee is $6 per child. Also check out the Breckenridge Recreation Center’s current class schedule for other fun opportunities. The Breck Rec Center is located at 880 Airport Road.

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Erin Opsahl is a busy wife & mother of two growing kiddos. Growing up in the California Bay Area, she is a true lover of the ocean, sunshine & flip flops! Marriage brought her out to Colorado twelve years ago and she has called Summit County home for the past nine. She often tells people she didn’t own a real coat or shoes until moving here! Being a new mom, in a mountain area that felt isolated, Erin realized her need for connection to other moms and the community. Out of this need, Erin found her passion! Combining her Psychology degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, with her love of connecting people and resources (& finding a bargain), she focuses on promoting networking, friendships, fun ideas and local resources to both strengthen and build personal relationships and families. Erin spends as much time as she can being Mommy and participating in fun family events around Summit County – on a budget. Erin believes an informed mom is a better mom!

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