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Sacramento Community Bike Ride Schedule

Sacramento Community Bike Ride Schedule

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23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

We all need a place to take the kids for some fun water play when it is HOT and are extremely lucky that throughout Sacramento, there are 23 parks with wonderful water features open for the Summer! The majority of them have just turned their water on or will be turning it on Saturday…so you [...]

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Storytimes in Sacramento

Storytimes in Sacramento

Whether your child is a baby, toddler or school-age, they probably love storytime just like mine do!  Not only is it a fun outing, but it plays an important role in introducing kids to the magic of books.   Another plus is that storytimes are FREE!  We are lucky in Sacramento to have so many [...]

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Shop and Play at The Fountains

Shop and Play at The Fountains

The Fountains at Roseville have some fun…and FREE ways to entertain your little ones!  Right in the middle of this beautiful shopping center are a few amenties just for kids.  They can take a train ride, watching the dancing water fountain, get wet in the interactive fountain, and play on the playground. The Train runs [...]

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A Capitol Adventure

A Capitol Adventure

The California State Capitol is beautiful…and a must-see for all that come to visit Sacramento.  But even if you are not a tourist, this is an awesome place to take your kids! Our Experience: When my dear friend and her son came up from San Diego to visit us this summer, the Capitol was at [...]

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Summer Fun

Ultimate Summer Fun Guide 2014

Ultimate Summer Fun Guide 2014

Are you ready? I have IDEAS for you! Over 100 ways to make summer in Sacramento AWESOME! My mission: to round up all the very best things to do around town in order to ensure you have solutions when you hear “I’m bored” or better yet – avoid ever hearing it! If you’re a planner, [...]

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BounceU Create & Bounce Camps 2014 [Discount]

BounceU Create & Bounce Camps 2014 [Discount]

*$10 OFF Camp for Sidetracks Readers!* (Just mention Sacramento Sidetracks when you register!) Check out FUN DETAILS on the 2 different camps available at BounceU including weekly themes and guest performers by clicking on one of these banners: My kids attended Create & Bounce Art Camp over Thanksgiving Break and had a BLAST! We are [...]

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Summer Dollar Movies 2014

Summer Dollar Movies 2014

It’s DOLLAR MOVIE time! This is always a great way to stay cool and treat the kids to the big screen without breaking the bank! Climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or [...]

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5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

Photo: My boys and I at the Wackford Aquatic Complex in Elk Grove! Aquatic Centers are like mini water parks with amazing play structures and water slides that kids go crazy for! For just a fraction of a large water park’s price, you can have a ton of fun cooling off! Here are the five [...]

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Elk Grove Spraygrounds Open May 15

Elk Grove Spraygrounds Open May 15

The forecast for this Thursday, May 15, is 100 degrees! Whoah! How perfect that it happens to also be opening day for all Elk Grove Spraygrounds. Pull out those bathing suits and surprise your kids! The best FREE way to cool off! My kids have been chomping at the bit and keep asking when we [...]

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Try the brand new Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags [Everyone gets Kids Price in July!]

Try the brand new Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags [Everyone gets Kids Price in July!]

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get wet and wild! Tsunami Soaker is Six Flag’s Discovery Kingdom’s newest ride and opened at the end of May of this year. The ride has nine boats that rotate and riders can use their own water cannon to spray at each other. There are also water cannons for bystanders to spray at riders! We [...]

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Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories during a FAMILY CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Watch Despicable Me 2 under the stars at Fair Oaks’ MOVIE IN THE PARK. Friday FREE Pan for gold, dress up as a pioneer, and see a cannon fired during Hands on History: MINING THE MINERS at Sutter’s Fort. [...]

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We Swam With Dolphins!

We Swam With Dolphins!

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been dying to share this with you… My daughter and I got to swim with dolphins! We were invited to participate in the Dolphin Discovery program at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Since ‘Swim with dolphins’ was on my bucket list and my water-loving daughter has a special fondness for dolphins, we [...]

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Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Visit the animals, ride the giant slide and be sure to check out the Dream Big exhibit at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. July 11 – 27 Build Turbo with a pullback motor at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Explore the night sky and hear tales of the galaxies during ASTRONOMY AND STARGAZING at [...]

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Weekend Top 10: June 27th – 29th

Weekend Top 10: June 27th – 29th

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Watch Monsters University under the stars during the Natomas At Nite MOVIE IN THE PARK. Friday FREE Enjoy music, food and activities at the Sacramento Children’s Museum $4 FRIDAY. Friday Build a Sheep Drop Game at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Have some outside fun with games and art when the WOW BUS [...]

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Win 2 Days of ReCreate Summer Camp

Win 2 Days of ReCreate Summer Camp

| June 23, 2014 | 8 Comments

ReCreate Eco-Art Center in Roseville is the best place for kids to explore their creativity while learning about protecting our environment. My kids and I have had wonderful experiences turning trash to treasures there and I highly recommend registering for one of the super fun summer camps they are offering. Their cool themes include Science [...]

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Weekend Top 10: June 20th – 22nd

Weekend Top 10: June 20th – 22nd

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories at Maidu Museum’s FAMILY CAMPFIRE. Friday Watch Frozen under the stars at Fair Oaks MOVIE IN THE PARK. Friday Tour a fire station, meet fire fighters and check out a fire engine at a FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE. Saturday FREE See animals, go on rides, and be entertained [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy [Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets!]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy [Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets!]

| June 16, 2014 | 60 Comments

A magical night for the whole family! Fairytale Town will celebrate Shakespeare’s classic fairy play at the park’s annual ice cream social event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy on Saturday, June 28, from 5 to 9pm. “The Shakespeare-inspired festivities combined with Fairytale Town’s playful storybook park makes A Midsummer Night’s Dream [...]

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Ultimate Summer Fun Guide 2014

Ultimate Summer Fun Guide 2014

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you ready? I have IDEAS for you! Over 100 ways to make summer in Sacramento AWESOME! My mission: to round up all the very best things to do around town in order to ensure you have solutions when you hear “I’m bored” or better yet – avoid ever hearing it! If you’re a planner, [...]

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