Activities & Dining

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Keystone Kidtopia - Fun for the Whole Family

Kidtopia is back and bigger than ever this summer with activities for kids taking place daily.  Summer fun entails Wild West Nights with bike in movies, crafter-er-noon programs, Strider Balance Bike Race Series and outdoor learning opportunities. There’s always something fun going on for kids and their families!

Kidtopia Regularly Programmed Events

Daily Kidtopia programming will run June 10 - August 31.

Day Activity Time Location Cost
Monday Wild West Night 5:00pm Keystone Stables FREE
Tuesday Family Nature Hike 10:00am - 11:30am Kidtopia HQ FREE
Wednesday Go Fly A Kite! 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lakeside Village Gazebo FREE
Thursday Family Dodgeball
3:00pm - 5:00pm Tennis Center FREE
Friday Facepainting & Craft-er-noon
12:30pm - 3:00pm Kidtopia Headquarters FREE
Saturday Super Slimy Science 9:00am - 11:00am Kidtopia HQ FREE
Sunday Strider Balance Bike Race Series
(select dates)

Meet the Rescue Dog
9:00am - 10:00am
10:00 - 11:00am

4:00pm - 5:00pm
River Run Village

Kidtopia Headquarters


kidtopia logoKidtopia HQ
This space is meant for families to spend time together. Feel free to help yourselves to any of our free activities such as coloring, jumbo blocks, foosball, ski patrol dress-up and projects. *Kidtopia Headquarters is not a drop off service. Please do not leave your children unsupervised.*  
Open: Daily 9:30am - 3:30pm.

Outdoor Events:

Strider Balance Bike Series Strider Balance Bike Race Series
Designed just for the little ones, the Strider Balance Bike Race Series is a fun way for kids to start practicing their bike and balance skills early. Kids can enter and race through River Run Village to vie for prizes awarded to top finishers. The race is free, and free strider bike rentals are available at Keystone Sports (limited availability). Helmets are required for all racers.Prizes for top finishers.

Dates: Most Sundays June 12 & 19 |  July 3, 10 & 24  |  August 14, 21 & 28
Time: Registration time 9:00am - 10:00am  |  Race times 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Run Village
Registration: FREE registration takes place at Keystone Tent location in River Run Events Plaza
Price: Free
Ages: Race age categories are co-ed 2-3 years and 4-5 years

Kid eating smores Wild West Night  
Bike, hike or gallop over to the Keystone Stables for Wild West Night. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with horseshoe games, lasso demos and s’mores around the campfire. Food and adult beverages are available for purchase, as well as $5 pony rides. Each night also features a classic, family-friendly Western-themed movie starting at 6:00 p.m.

Dates: Mondays June 13  - August 29 (Except July 4th)
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Keystone Stables
Registration: No advance registration required
Price: FREE  Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well as $5 pony rides
Age:  All age appropriate, movies will be rated G and PG

Movie Lineup:
July 18 The Fox and the Hound
July 25  Homeward Bound            
August 1 Milo & Otis
August 8  Bambi
August 15 National Velvet
August 22 The Black Stallion
August 29 My Neighbor Totoro

Special Guest Appearances from Red Tail - The Colorado Mountain Man

Join the campfire and hear some stories from this local legend.  Red Tail will take your family back in time with his authentic and historically accurate presentation on Colorado mountaineers and their experiences with the Indians, the wildlife native to Colorado, and the hardships of their wilderness experience. Red Tail will speak about cultural heritage as well as touching on environmental and ecological issues past and present. His show-n-tell, question and answer format allows his audience to see, hear, feel, and smell what it was like to live in the Rockies in the early 1800s.
Dates with Red Tail: June 20 & 27  |  July 18 & 25  |  August 15, 22 & 29

Family Hiking with View of Lake Dillon
Family Nature Hike with Crafts
Take a free family nature hike lead by Keystone naturalists each Tuesday throughout the summer. Kids and parents can enjoy a short hike where they will learn about native trees, birds and animals that thrive in our high-alpine environment, as well as the mining history on the mountain. The walk is a great introduction to the Rockies, and begins in River Run Gondola Plaza.
Dates: Every Tuesday from June 14 to August 30
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters
Price: FREE
Registration: Space is limited. Reservations required. Sign up through Activities and Dining by calling 800-354-4386.
Age: This hike will be on gentle terrain, we recommend it as best for ages 4-8, but all in the family can enjoy with some help from baby carriers and rugged strollers.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kidtopia Fly a Kite  Go Fly A Kite!
Take arts and crafts to new heights (literally!) with this interactive kite building workshop. All ages can participate, with step-by-step tutorials, kite supplies and the opportunity to head to the field and see the kite take flight!
Dates:  Every Wednesday from June 15 to August 31
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Lakeside Village Gazebo
Price: FREE
Registration: No advanced registration required
Age: We recommend this event for ages three and up but babies are welcome to watch!

Kidtopia Dodgeball

Family Dodge Ball 
One of your favorite gym class activities takes place every Thursday at Keystone with Family Dodgeball! Enjoy a little friendly competition and go head-to-head with other families in a classic game of dodgeball.
Dates: Thursdays from June 16 to August 24
Times: 3:00pm - 5:00pm 
Location: Keystone Tennis Center Outdoor Courts
Price: FREE
Registration: No advanced registration required
Age: We recommend this activity for kids 4 and up with their parents
 Keystone Science School Logo
Super Slimy Science
Join the Keystone Science School in discovering the wonders of Colorado’s waterways! The Super Slimy Science Program will allow guests to familiarize themselves with Summit County aquatics, focusing on the biological and chemical aspects of the Snake River. The program consists of hands-on activities, including searching for water bugs and performing fun tests on the water from the river. Don’t miss out on the science, adventure and fun! Footwear: Water shoes or sandals are recommended.  Children will be exploring near / in the water.
Dates: Fridays from June 10 to August 26
Times:  9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Meets at Kidtopia Headquarters-   Please be sure to arrive at 8:45am am in order for this activity to start promptly at 9:00am. 
Cost: FREE
Registration: Please sign up in advance at Activities and Dining as space is limited for this program. 

Indoor Events:

Avy Dogs
Meet the Rescue Dog
Meet one of the cutest employees at Keystone and learn about what it takes to train a resort avalanche rescue dog from their handler. A fun and engaging meet-and-greet for the whole family!
Dates:  Every Sunday from June 15 to August 31 (Except July 3)
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters
Price: FREE
Registration: No advanced registration required
Age: This activity is great for all ages
Kid Activities
Face Painting & Craft-er-noon
Enjoy face painting and crafts at this fun summertime Kidtopia activity! This program is a great alternative activity for children after a week of being active outside.
Dates: Saturdays from 11 June to 27 August
Times: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:  Kidtopia Headquarters
Registration: No registration required
Age:  Face painting for all ages, crafts are best for kids aged 4 to 8.

Rotating Family Events:

Kidtopia Kids Activities Kidtopia Discovery Days
Explore the fun at the Kids’ Discovery Days every Tuesday between June 23rd and August 11th.  The entertainer changes every Tuesday so make sure to come to every one! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. Everything starts at 11:00am.  Show (11:00-11:45am), spin art, photo booth, crafts, DJ / games  and 2 face painters are all FREE from 11:30am – 1:30pm.  Face painter lines closes early to end by 1:00pm. Entertainment Schedule: TBA 
Dates: Tuesdays, June 21 & 28  |  July 5, 12 & 26  |  August 2 & 9
Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: River Run Village Events Plaza
Cost: Free

Mountain Top Cupcakes and Canvases 
Join us for a mountain top adventure with cupcakes and canvas! We're really putting the art in après pARTy!  Let your little ones discover their inner Picasso during this 1 hour class. They will be guided by our art teacher to create artistic masterpieces and enjoy cupcakes. Class includes canvas, art supplies, cupcakes, and guidance. Cupcakes and Canvas takes place during F.A.C. (Friday Afternoon Club) where the whole family can enjoy free scenic lift rides up the mountain, live music, drink & food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball and more.
Dates: June 17& 24  |  July 1, 8, 15, 22  |  August 5, 12, 19 & 26
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Summit House
Cost:  $15/person
Registration:  Limited availability.  Registration suggested.  Register Here
Kidtopia FAC
Friday Afternoon Club
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club.  Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials.  Enjoy Kidtopia Yard Activities from 1:00pm-2:00pm which includes horseshoes, corn hole, ladderball, bocce ball, and more!  Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the  summer.  All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.  Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the  Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 1pm-close.  Call 800-354-4386 for more  information.
Dates: Fridays, starting June 10
1:00pm - 7:00pm:  Free Scenic Gondola Rides to FAC
4:00pm - 7:00pm: Live Music, Drinks, Food Specials
Location: Summit House
Cost: Free
 Kidtopid Play Park Kidtopia Kidzfest
Bring your family and enjoy some FREE family fun at the Kidtopia Kidzfest fairs!  Come experience a village trackless train ride, Bubble Foam Pit, pony rides, caricatures, face painters, balloon artists, photo booth, spin art,  inflatable dual slide,  DJ and street entertainers for a day you won’t want to miss!  Don’t forget, you’ll get wet in the bubble pit- please bring a towel!
Dates:  Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, July 23
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Events Plaza, River Run at Keystone, Colorado
Costs: FREE Entertainment
Parking: Free Parking is available at the River Run Lots located off Highway 6 East on Gondola Road.

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