Welcome to Wild and Free
Who We Are
"And into the forest I go. To lose my mind and find my soul"
- John Muir
Wild and Free provides the opportunity for nature inspired free play to families living in and visiting Summit County. Mountain weather can be unpredictable, and the winters are long and cold. We want to give kids the chance to explore nature and use their imaginations no matter what is happening outside. Being outside is best, but even in the middle of a blizzard, you can still be Wild and Free.
Wild and Free offers various free play areas for kids to let their imaginations run. We feature our own quiet reading forest, an amazing indoor mud kitchen, a magical teepee, imagination inspiring campfire, a real flat bottomed boat, a special small world building area, and a space to create forts and whatever else comes to mind - there is something here for everyone. If you are looking for a place to bring your kids to play and have fun, bring them to Wild and Free!
When the big kids are in pack mode, infants and crawlers can hang out "over the bridge" so they can touch, observe, and explore without being trampled by the herd of older children. Our wee ones are innately curious about the world around them!
There is no holding back these curious kids! Design your own fairy forest, poke around the campfire, go fishing, paddle a boat, build a fort, serve up food in our "mud" kitchen, create your own play world - the sky is the limit, be Wild and Free!
Bigger kids have even bigger imaginations and ideas. We have plenty of boxes, blankets, sticks, rope, tape...just think of all the possibilities! For those more interested in detailed creation, we have art supplies, recycled materials, paper, and other bits and bobs that lend themselves to creative projects.
The Wild and Free Bar
**** NOW OPEN****
Kids shouldn't have all the fun! The Wild and Free Bar is open during operating hours for adults ages 21+ to purchase canned beer, and wine...featuring craft brews (including NA options!), wine, wine cocktails, and seltzers from Summit County and beyond. Meet your friends for a drink while the kiddos happily play!
We are partnering with Saved by the Wine to offer their amazing food options from 2pm to close.
Upcoming Events and Happenings...
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday*
10am - 4pm (summer hours)
*check calendar as our hours often change to accommodate parties
Sundays and Mondays
We are a "socks only" facility - please ensure all members of your party have socks! You can purchase kids socks at Wild and Free for $2/pair.
Did you know that Wild and Free is on the Summit Stage FREE bus route? The Summit Place bus stop is on the far side of our parking lot on Highway 6. Take the Silverthorne - Dillon - Keystone bus to get here...click the link below for updated Summit Stage time tables and information: