KIDDO-FRIENDLY FUN SPOTS Camps, bowling, fishing


Red River Fish Hatchery


The state-owned trout-stocked hatchery pond is only for children, seniors and the physically challenged. Take State Road 522 north toward Questa, turn west onto State Road 515, about 2 miles south of Questa. Follow the road for about 2 miles.

When open, a self-guided tour of the hatchery’s inner workings are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. When allowed, hatchery fishing hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The daily bag and possession limits are three trout.

You must supply your own fishing gear and obtain a fishing license (nonresident anglers 12 years and older). Licenses can be purchased in Taos at Big 5 Sporting Goods, Super Save Discount Foods, Taos Fly Shop and Walmart. Call (575) 586-0222.

Field Institute of Taos


All overnights and out-of-town trips are canceled. Summer 2020 events are only open to local children who live and go to school in Taos. Group size is limited to five children per lead instructor. For more information, registration forms and equipment list, visit, email or call
(575) 770-2391.

• June 22-July 2 Outdoor Explore – fourth-seventh grades. No overnight camping trip this year.

• July 6-16 Nature Adventure #2 – second-fourth grades, active, hands-on, outdoor adventures.

• July 20-23 – ages 9 and up, intermediate and above riders only. XC riding skills and bike maintenance.

• July 27-30 Outdoor Adventure – fourth-seventh grades, explore outdoors, involving teamwork, growth and fun. No overnight camping trip this year; four days.

• July 27-30 Taos Mountain Bike Adventure – ages 9 and up, advanced only – XC skills and bike maintenance.

• Aug. 2-6 Nature Adventure Mini #2 – first-fourth grades, active, hands-on, outdoor adventures.



Located at 225 Camino del la Placita and off the northwest corner of Taos Plaza, Twirl is a nonprofit play space and toy store with an awesome outside play area. When allowed, Twirl hosts special summer camps, workshops and unique events throughout the year. For more information, call (575) 751-1402 or visit

Movies on the Green


Kit Carson Park videos typically have started at 6:30 p.m., New Mexico Health Department and weather permitting. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic. Concessions may be available. For more information, visit

Storyteller Cinema 7


Storyteller Cinema 7 at 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road off Paseo del Pueblo Sur shows first-run titles on seven screens with concessions and an arcade. Tickets for children ages 3 to 11 are $5.75. Call the Movie Line at (575) 751-4245 or visit

Taos Youth and Family Center


Located at 407 Paseo del Cañón East, when allowed, TYFC offers swimming, pool slide, rollerblading (Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and an unsupervised outdoor skateboard park (daily, dawn to dusk). For more information, visit or call (575) 758-4160.



Located east of the Taos Youth and Family Center, at 520 Plaza Cañón Drive, there are 12 fantastic lanes plus a full-service restaurant available. Monday-Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (575) 758-2695 or visit


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