Top Things to do in Brighton Colorado for Kids and Family Fun



Berry Patch Farms is a 40 acre farm that offers families organic, fresh and local produce. This is such a fun family activity to pick your own strawberries, raspberries, currants, pie cherries, plums, basil, flowers and pickling cucumbers. Contact Berry Patch Farms for when vegetable and fruit are in season. The image displayed is my baby girl picking strawberries it has a nostalgic and timeless feel and above is displayed on the Berry Patch website.

We have also had the wonderful opportunity to visit on school field trips! Kids love learning about agriculture and working farm and to better understand where their food comes from and it promotes better health! They also offer special events such as “Mom & Muffins”, “Dad’s & Dogs”, “Floral Tea”, “Farm Breakfast” and “Autumn Stillness”.

Tim & Claudia Ferrell embrace the Christian faith and have a heart for hard-work, integrity and great customer service. It’s a delight to support this small business that is a gem in Brighton!

 Address: 13785 Potomac St, Brighton, CO 80601


If you want to escape the heat in the Summer— Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park is the place to go! This is a big hit with the kids with slides, lazy river, climbing wall, tot pool, water basketball, pool and concession stand.

It opens Memorial weekend and closes Labor day weekend 11 AM- 6 PM
Address: 1852 E Bromley Ln, Brighton, CO 80601

Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park


If you need a break from the hustle bustle of Denver city life look no further because 20 minutes northwest is Barr Lake State Park! Barr Lake is a Colorado State Park established in 1977 in Adams County near Brighton, Colorado. It is a wildlife haven and relaxing getaway with 2,715 acres and 12 miles of park! 8.8 miles circle Barr lake and fishing and boating are only allowed on the northern section of the park. Barr Lake has a wide variety of fish including channel catfish, bluegill, rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, wiper and tiger muskie.

This is a bird haven with more than 350 species of birds documented in the park and this includes the majestic bald eagles!

Perk benefits include boardwalk, archery range, yoga classes, guided bird walks, toddler story time accessible fishing pier, gazebos and benches to watch wildlife! For more information on planning your visit or booking yoga and bird walks click below.

Location: 13401 Picadilly Road Brighton, CO, 80603


Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton is a great location for family photography. It offers beautiful golden grasses, blue small lakes, bridges and a fun place for kids to explore during a portrait session.

I find kids relax and be themselves more during a photography session when present in nature. The great outdoors allows kids to learn, explore, discover and find a deeper appreciation for nature! This boy is having a quiet moment by the edge of a lake.

Kids can be more present with their senses with the rustling of the wind, sight of blue calm water, sitting in soft fluffy natural grasses. This little girl was singing a song and finding joy in nature!

Photographing outdoors offers a Colorado rustic feel that is fitting for a headshot for this man into a cowboy hat that represents his community, politics and church values.


This is a family fun event and a big hit with kids to visit Adams County Fairgrounds and to see 4-H Shows and competitions. This allows kids in 4H to show their animals (goats, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, cows) to the community.

The first official Adams County fair started in 1904 yet there was gatherings of marketplace in 1888. Today the fair is still vibrant to showcase the best in agriculture and rodeo.

Kids can enjoy animals, food vendors and carnival rides.

There is something for everyone if you are looking for entertainment there is live bands and corn hole competitions.

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Free shuttles are available during the week of the fair. Location: The Riverdale Regional Park is located at 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, one mile west of U.S. 85 on 124th Ave.


A hidden gem tucked between Thornton and Brighton and is rated ”#1 Public Golf course in Colorado“ by Colorado Golfer Newspaper. This beautiful course is designed by Pete and Perry inspired by the Scottish links course that includes meandering adjacent to the South Platte River. Bonus features include trademark railroad ties, pot bunkers and water features!

This is a great place to take the whole family for affordable golfing which is ”One of America’s most affordable courses“ quoted by Golf Magazine and ”Denver’s most affordable course” cited by Avid Golfer. Have fun teaching your kids to golf at this unique golf course!

Location: 13300 Riverdale Road
Brighton, CO 80602