We are entering into sweater weather!
Fall – my favorite time of year! The air is crisp and fresh; the trees turn to red and gold; and corn mazes are all-the-rage. We are so busy during the fall season because there is too much to do in the amount of time there is to do it. We pack in as much as we can before having to wait a whole year to do it again!
Several places around the Denver and Boulder area offer corn mazes. There are some popular locations such as the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Maize in the City, and the Anderson Farms maze, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find some less well-known corn mazes in your area. And don’t forget to look into smaller mazes for children, such as the Krazy Rainbow Maze at Anderson Farms.
Along with corn mazes, pumpkin patches are everywhere this time of year! Many local farms, and even markets will have pumpkins in fields for the picking. A few places will even transport you there by pulling you in a trailer behind a tractor.
- Ekar Farm in Denver offers classes for children to learn about nature and growing a garden. They also have classes for adults.
- Berry Patch Farms in Brighton has a Half Pint Club in September for children to pick berries, take a hay ride, and do a craft.
Look at the Changing Leaves
This is Colorado, so if you go into the mountains in the month of October you will see the beautiful red and gold changing leaves. But the best way to see the fall leaves is to take the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, a 55 mile drive through much of Colorado’s most amazing landscapes. If you’re looking for something less time-consuming, consider Boulder’s list of best places to see fall colors.
There are several places that host fun events for families, but nothing like Anderson Farms‘ Fall Festival in Erie. This place has everything you could ever need to get into the fall spirit…except for maybe Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes. If you’re looking for an opportunity to treat your nanny kids to a day of fun fall events, look no further. Anderson Farms has rides, a play area, “punkin chunkin”, a pumpkin patch, a giant corn maze, food, and more! It’s definitely worth visiting!
- Trick or Treat Street at the Children’s Museum at Marisco Campus
- Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum
- Enchanted Hollows at the Denver Zoo
- Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens
- Glow at the Gardens at The Denver Botanic Gardens – York Sreet
- Pumpkin Nights
- Munchkin Masquerade in Downtown Boulder