KidSpace A Children’s Exploration Center

Y’all know I love to do local places – This is one I really love to take Hudson to! It’s fun, educational AND health conscious so wanted to share them with y’all incase you’re looking for some fun places to hit up during these cold Colorado winters!

You walk in and it just screams interstellar.. There are themed sections everywhere! You see scientific experiment games based on Archimedes’ work, a launch lab where kids can use different levels of strength to get a rocket ship to different planets, a ballistics zone where kids can run, play, climb and use air launchers to shoot balls – And SO much more!!

Wherever you look there’s STEM play and that’s an amazing feeling as a parent to have the opportunity to have your kids learn as they play! I believe STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is so crucial for children, especially at a young age as it allows their minds to bend and flex in ways they wouldn’t be able to ordinarily.

They have hourly planetarium shows in an amazing blow up igloo which is so fun for the kids!

Something all parents can appreciate is the extreme cleanliness of the entire facility – I never feel as though I’ve got to give Hudson a bath after he leaves! Another parent pleaser is the amazing full espresso bar with delicious coffees and healthy snacks!

The owners are so friendly and passionate about their creation and they should be. You can easily spend hours here.. So if you’re looking for a fun, indoor place to take your stir crazy kiddos – Bring them here!! You won’t be disappointed and they’ll be begging you to come back!

Toy Fair – Hottest Toys and Trends

Hey y’all! These are some of the biggest toys showcased at this year’s Toy Fair – The largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere!

Huggers by Wild Republic

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These adorable little guys are huggers! Fun plush stuffies that hug you back! Their arms are made from snap bands so they safely and comfortably hug onto wrists, backpacks, strollers, bikes and more! They come in a large variety of different animals and are only $7.99! They’ll make any kid feel snuggly cozy! ❥

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Glove-A-Bubbles by Zing

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You may have seen these fun little gloves on their commercial and they’re JUST as fun as they look! They come in 8 different animals and are only $8.00 for a 4 pack! Just put the glove on (They have handy finger slots so they don’t easily slide off your kid’s hands!), dip them into the bag of solution and wave back and forth to create tons of different sized bubbles! Your kids will LOVE these!

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Dough Sets by Green Toys

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We LOVE Green Toys products in our house but their new dough sets are our kids’ favorite new playtime activity! They are safe for children ages 2 and up because they’re non-toxic and made with organic flour in US food-safe facilities! Their tools are made from 100% recycled plastic and are dish washer safe! How nice is that?! They have 4 different sets: Race Car, Flower, Cake and Meals! They’re really fun and a great company to get behind!

**They’re regularly $24.99 but are currently on sale on Amazon.com!

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Poof Lacrosse Launcher by Alex Brands*

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These are really fun lacrosse launchers that are pump action and can shoot out one or multiple balls at a time! Perfect for team or solo practice sessions! They will be available this Spring and would be amazing for any kiddo in lacrosse!

* Link to product not available yet. Can be found this Spring on https://www.alexbrands.com/

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Brackitz Pulleys Set by Brackitz

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These amazing STEAM toys were made by a Colorado Dad whose Children were outgrowing the tradition blocks and puzzles. So he designed Brackitz to promote next-level thinking. They’ve already got some great sets but their pulleys sets are new and show children the relationship between the pulleys, cranks, axels, hooks and strings in relation to the crank mechanism to haul and lift the bucket!

It’s an amazing toy that teaches basic engineering and architecture! They retail for $39.99.

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I’ve got all of these toys in my home and my kids love them!

Putter’s Pride

Hey y’all! You guys know how much I love posting on local places for families around Denver and I’m super excited to take my family here (It’s a total surprise, too. They have NO clue!) so thought I’d share it with y’all!

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Putter’s Pride has been open since 1996 and is an awesome place for families to gather (Might have my Mom come with too so ALL the Aunts / Uncles and Nieces / Nephews can enjoy it together!) They offer entertaining fun for everyone with individual and group rounds of 18-hole miniature golf. It’s great for every age and groups of any size, which is really important with our huge family and very young kiddies!

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Putter’s Pride also welcomes Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Camps, Church Groups, Family Reunions, Local School and Non-Profit Fundraisers and everything in between. For details on group rates and availability on having your party at Putter’s Pride you can call (303) 985-3860 or email us at info@putterspride.com. If Hudson enjoys this place I MAY be booking his 2nd birthday here ❥

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If you have guests, such as elderly relatives who want to come and enjoy the party or parents accompanying their child who do not want to participate in miniature golf, they are welcome to come into the party area at no charge.

AND they allow food and drink (Alcohol is prohibited) so I’ll be sure to pack a delicious picnic lunch for my family to enjoy. It’ll be a wonderful experience for all of us and I cannot wait to go (And take photos so I can tell y’all about our time there!)

Buy 1 Round Get 1 Round FREE OR 20% Off Birthdays or Groups or 20% Off our regular rates for groups of 10 golfers or more and FREE use of picnic area.

Coupons may not be combined with any other offers. Must present coupon at time of purchase.

xoxox

Boulder Escape Room

A few weeks ago my step-son Eliot was in town visiting. I thought it would be a really cool experience for him and I to have some Mom/Son time at a local Escape Room! He had never heard of them (I wonder if they have these in Louisiana!) and I’d never actually gone to one but always wanted to! So we went to the Boulder Escape Room for the Alien Abduction room – Luckily we happened to be the only ones theres and had a BLAST!

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So I decided we would come back EVERY TIME he came to visit as a tradition 🙂 But after telling my Husband all about it he seemed intrigued as well so I booked us an Escape the Psycho Killer room!

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We went yesterday and were again greeted by their amazing employee Robert (He’s AWESOME) The inside is always so dark and ominous and has a creepy song playing on loop for some ambient background sound. It really sets the tone for some eerie fun!

The Psycho Killer – You have been trapped by the Psycho Killer! This particular psycho is a fiend for puzzles. He has meticulously set up a game of logic that challenges your mental stamina and your ability to work with others. Now you must solve riddles, find clues, and outsmart the psycho killer before time runs out…

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We were each separated into our own rooms and given one hour to escape! I began in a small room that had tons of locks, furniture and a piano.. After looking around I quickly found many puzzle pieces that eventually gave me a four digit number. I could hear my Husband across the wall and found a little tube that we were able to talk through. I gave him the number from my puzzle that he was able to use on a lock in his room that gave him a key to my door! (This game is ALL about teamwork and mental strength)

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After transferring the key through the tube I was able to get out of my room and unlock his door! So we were able to quickly get to work together and find the other clues hiding in his room!

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In his room we were able to find a DVD that played a video of the killer teasing us and giving us one little hint that allowed us to open the safe in my Husband’s room. After that we were flying through and were sure to escape!

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With 20 minutes left we searched high and low, used a blacklight to read hidden clues in paper and played keys on the piano that were on a hidden message to try and decipher the code! Sadly, with only 2 minutes left we finally started to understand WHAT the last step was and solved the riddles given to us.. But we were not able to complete it in time! (It’s actually really challenging! We loved it!) We were 95% of the way done on a room that only has a 22% success rate. SO CLOSE. And for only two of us?! We were SO proud and frustrated at the same time!

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It was such an amazing experience to get to do together and we truly worked really well as a team! It was like a unique kind of date night! We had a blast and talked about it for hours after!

The Boulder Escape Room is fantastic for all ages and is a blast for date nights, work events, or pretty much anything! The staff is fantastic, the ambiance is awesome and it’s something we’ll absolutely come back to do again and again – Especially when they come out with their new rooms (They swap them out every 6 months and will be opening a new location soon with even more rooms and actual jump scares – That would definitely be motivating 😉 )

I highly recommend them to anyone! Kids, adults, teens – Anyone! Try them out! They’ve got a great Groupon deal going right now – Boulder Escape Room Groupon Deal !