Free Things to do with Kids

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

So we all know that William Land Park is Sacramento’s hot spot for families with the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, a duck pond, playground, play pool, and picnic areas galore. But…did you know that there is a HIDDEN TREASURE as well? The WPA Rock Garden sits undiscovered by most visitors. Right next […]

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Kids Eat Free Every Day of the Week

Kids Eat Free Every Day of the Week

Whether you want to go out because you do not feel like cooking or simply to have fun, Kids Eat Free Days at local restaurants sure make it more affordable to go out as a family!  I have rounded up lots of great places to eat and most of these restaurants offer one Kid’s Meal […]

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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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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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Hiking at the Cosumnes River Preserve

Hiking at the Cosumnes River Preserve

Are you in the mood to get some fresh air, some exercise…and explore nature with the kids?  Here’s a place you’ll want to check out! For quite a while I had been wanting to take my little ones to the Cosumnes River Preserve after seeing some pictures of a friend and her teenagers hiking there.  […]

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Fall Fun

Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2017

Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2017

It’s such a fun fall tradition to visit a pumpkin patch! We are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. A few of the pumpkin patches are opening this weekend and next but according to a couple farms I spoke to, the pumpkins are typically not ripe […]

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Gibson Ranch Park Photo Gallery

Gibson Ranch Park Photo Gallery

  Gibson Ranch Park 8556 Gibson Ranch Rd Elverta, CA 95626 $5.00 parking fee per vehicle  

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery Salmon Ladder

Nimbus Fish Hatchery Salmon Ladder

This is the best time of the year to visit the Nimbus Fish Hatchery! It’s SALMON SEASON and there is so much to see and learn! Laura Drath, the Fish and Wildlife Interpreter for the Nimbus Fish Hatchery was kind enough to give me the inside scoop on what is happening and the best time […]

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Black Chasm Cavern Day Trip

Black Chasm Cavern Day Trip

For this ADVENTUROUS DAY TRIP we hit these 3 spots: Indian Grinding Rock State Park, Black Chasm Cavern, and Zen Garden Trail Are you up for a new adventure?  I am so excited to share this awesome day trip we recently took with you!  This is one that the ENTIRE family will enjoy.  Three unique […]

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A Day Trip to Apple Hill

A Day Trip to Apple Hill

[Updated Oct 2017] If you ask Sacramento families what the perfect traditional Fall outing is, more than likely the answer you will hear is…APPLE HILL! It is hard for me to admit that in the eight years that we have lived in Sacramento, we have never once been to Apple Hill!  Every Fall I planned […]

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Weekend Top 10: November 18th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: November 18th – 19th

| November 17, 2017

Enjoy a reading of “Bear Says Thanks” at Barnes & Noble’s THANKSGIVING STORYTIME. Saturday FREE Listen to live music, meet Mama Clause and check out the Kidzone at the annual SACRAMENTO HARVEST FESTIVAL. Saturday Skate around the DOWNTOWN ICE RINK together. Daily See the illuminated landscapes, meet Santa and watch the Circus of Light at […]

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Weekend Top 10: November 11th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: November 11th – 12th

| November 10, 2017

Celebrate Veteran’s Day at The Aerospace Museum’s OPEN COCKPIT DAY. Friday FREE Build your own play structure during Sacramento Adventure Playground’s COMMUNITY DAY. Saturday FREE Cast a miniature version of your favorite dinosaur during DINOVEMBER weekend at the Powerhouse Science Center. Saturday – Sunday Enjoy a reading of A LOUD WINTER’S NAP STORYTIME during Barnes […]

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Weekend Top 10: November 4th – 5th

Weekend Top 10: November 4th – 5th

| November 1, 2017

See toy train and model train layouts during California Railroad Museum’s BIG WEEKEND OF SMALL TRAINS. Saturday – Sunday Build a military Humvee at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE Ice skate together during Downtown Ice Rink’s PRINCESS AND SUPERHERO DAY. Saturday Create your own pizza during KIDS IN THE KITCHEN at Pizza Rock. Saturday […]

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Halloween Celebrations & Trick-or-Treating 2017

Halloween Celebrations & Trick-or-Treating 2017

| October 17, 2017

Celebrate Halloween all month long in Sacramento with these family-friendly events that will provide your kids with safe trick-or-treating options and plenty of chances to wear those costumes more than once! Here are the festive activities in date order so that you don’t miss a thing. Make some fun memories! Free Library Halloween Events Crafts, […]

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