Santa Fe appeals to kids as much as adults. The city has plenty of places to keep children of all ages happy, from skiing, hiking and biking trails to outdoor parks. Skateboarders can ride to their heart's content at two skateboard parks, one downtown at 302 W. De Vargas St. and the other, General Franklin E. Miles Park, at 1027 Camino Carlos Rey.
The links below reveal ideal places for children. But do explore other areas on our site to find great ideas for family fun in Santa Fe, including a family cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking where kids learn to make tortillas, red chile sauce and other New Mexican treats.
For more innovative kid's activities, view the Santa Fe Public Library's Calendar.
Santa Fe also has several movie theaters - from large facilities with stadium seating to smaller art house screens.
Things and places that your parents may not know about
After you have done all the things adults like to do you can visit fun places for kids...Developed for and by kids - DeVargas Middle School Citizen School Apprentices - see their selected listings below or click here to download the student's PDF.
We are a self-serve frozen yogurt shop that keeps 8 flavors of frozen yogurt on hand at anytime with over 60 toppings to choose from. We sell by the ounce so it's up to you how much or how little you want each time. Other items on the menu include pretzels, churros, fruit-tea smoothies, ice blended coffees, espresso drinks and a list of coca-cola products along with natural sodas. Come and see us! We also have games for the kids/parents to play. It's all about the experience for our customers!
Girls Inc.'s mission is inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and women in an equitable society. Since 1955, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been a strong advocate for the changing needs of girls and young women in Santa Fe.
Girls Inc. is THE positive development and risk prevention organization for Santa Fe girls. We believe the Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent women. We work with girls ages 5-18 through After School, Spring Break and Summer Camps, Outreach, Workshops, and Collaborations with other community organizations.
"Our Vision is to promote the talents and healthy behaviors of teenagers and to develop their potential for leadership in our community."
Help us support positive life choices for our teens today. Together we can provide the tools, learning and the competitive edge for our tomorrow's leaders.
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Farmers' Markets in the Santa Fe RailyardSaturdays 8am-1pm, year-round and Tuesdays 8am-1pm, May-November Visit the Santa Fe Farmers' Market for a celebration of Northern New Mexico's unique culture and history. In addition to great produce, baked goods, jams, and other locally grown foods, the market features crafts, herbal products, soaps, and other great gifts made from local agricultural products. The Market also features live music, kids activities, and special events throughout the year. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, pastry, and breakfast burrito at our concession stand as you experience this 40 year old local institution.
Also, the Railyard Artisans Market in the Santa Fe Farmers' Market Pavilion, Every Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Santa Fe Nannies is Northern New Mexico's Premier Nanny Agency. Serving Santa Fe, Albuquerque and surrounding areas. We provide families with experienced and loving nannies, babysitters, mother's helpers and home managers. Santa Fe Nannies is here for all your childcare needs, whether you are seeking a full-time nanny or just a babysitter for the weekend. To get started please visit our website and fill out a free Parent Registration Form.
WHEN: September 5, 2013 The 88th annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry's sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time. $5-$10, Fort Marcy Park.
If you're a kid, or a kid-at-heart, make this museum one of your first stops for family fun. With interactive exhibits, diverse programs and an outdoor garden, this is a place where families can learn and play together.
What once was a stop on the Camino Real is now a living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200 acre ranch just outside of Santa Fe. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the Southwest and hands-on demonstrations make this a perfect spot for families.
The New Mexico State Capitol (a.k.a. the Roundhouse), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the seat of government of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is unique as the only round state capitol in the United States.
The building was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above, with four entrance wings that protrude from the main cylindrical volume. Architecturally, the Capitol is a blend of New Mexico territorial style and neoclassical influences. Above each entrance is a stone carving of the State Seal of New Mexico. The building has four levels, one of which is below ground.
Dedicated on December 8, 1966, the building was designed by W.C. Kruger and constructed by Robert E. McKee.
To firmly ground yourself in New Mexico's rich past, visit this museum on the Santa Fe Plaza. Built by the Spanish as a government building in 1610, the Palace remains the country's oldest continuously occupied public building. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as New Mexico and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Vendors Program. The New Mexico Museum of History, which is physically and thematically linked to the Palace of the Governors is now open.
Join the Museum's education staff and guest artists in a family, fun hands-on learning experience. The free monthly program explores ideas and themes found in current exhibitions. Tour the Museum then create your own art.
Children ages 4-12 and their adult companions explore pertinent themes in art by looking at works on exhibit in the galleries and participating in multi-disciplinary, hands-on art activities that promote critical thinking skills and creative, interdisciplinary art making. The two hour, Saturday morning sessions are once a month. Check the Museum calendar for dates.
Home to the world's largest collection of international folk art in the world, featuring Alexander Girard's Multiple Visions, A Common Bond and interactive changing exhibitions.Public programs include art activities for ages 3 to 103, performances, artist demonstrations, lectures and other activities included with Museum admission. Available for private parties, meetings and seminars with or without open galleries.
Heidi Loewen has opened a warm & sunny porcelain gallery & school, down the road from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Once inside, you'll see her contemporary smoke fired porcelain vessels, some with gold leaf & oils. She even collaborates with the world renowned Dutch realist painter, Braldt Bralds for amazing trompe l'oeil effects.
Her unique gallery is her studio & school where she teaches private pottery wheel & sculpture lessons to students age 4 to 104! You may take class for an hour or more. There is no art or clay experience necessary.
Students may choose their favorite glaze colors & Heidi will ship your masterpieces back to you several weeks later. The class is fun and everybody is a success. Even men love Heidi's clay classes. Appointments are suggested.
Heidi taught the acclaimed Italian chef, Giada De Laurentiis to throw on her TV show, "Giada's Weekend Getaways," which highlighted fun things to do in Santa Fe. House & Garden TV will also feature Heidi Loewen teaching her porcelain miniature & large scale vessels in July 2008.
Heidi will prepare & center the clay on the wheel for students so they have the the fun of designing, shaping, & squishing their own vessels.
Loewen invites clients & designers to request special commissions to be created for homes or offices. She loves a good challenge & can easily make very large porcelain platters & sculptures. Collectors may even participate in the creation process. Choose your own color scheme. Loewen safely ships work all over the world.
We are a nanny and domestic placement agency. Whether you are looking for a full time household employee, or are visiting Santa Fe and looking for a sitting service; we are here to provide the best domestic personnel to meet your needs. All of our candidates have been thoroughly screened by our staff, have passed criminal background checks, and reference checks with high and outstanding recommendations. Please visit our website for more information.
Santa Fe Children is a complete online resource guide for families who live in or are visiting Santa Fe. Get info on Santa Fe Schools, Local Events, Toy & Book Stores, Kid-Friendly Restaurants, Clubs & Organizations, After-school and Summer Programs, Day Trips, Sports & Fitness, Arts & Music, Clothing & Gear Stores, and more!
Celebrate the rich culinary history of the "City Different" at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, the authority on Southwestern cuisine. The School offers a variety of authentic classes and events, including demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, restaurant walking tours, family and outdoor cooking adventures to name only a few. The School has been featured in "1000 Places To See Before You Die", listed in OK!'s Magazine (Dec. 17. 2007) as 1 of the 3 must-do's in Santa Fe, and frequently listed by Trip Advisor as one of the Top Things To Do while visiting Santa Fe.
The School and adjacent market are now located at our new location on the corner of Guadalupe and Johnson Street!
Don't miss all of the FUN. Visit our website at www.santafeschoolofcooking.com for more information, southwestern ingredients and products, gift baskets, and a list of our activities.
Established in 1969 and located in its own landmark building in Santa Fe's historic Triangle District, the newly renovated facility features showrooms for
acoustic guitars, drums and percussion, electric guitars, amplifiers and pro sound, keyboards, and accessories and educational materials; as well as a band/orchestra instrument rental and sales counter; performance spaces; teaching and ensemble studios and a coffee shop.