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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Winter Fun

10 Things for Kids to Do over Winter Break

10 Things for Kids to Do over Winter Break

The kids will be out of school for their two week winter break soon! I’m sure part of your time will be spent celebrating the holidays and cuddling up at home but inevitably there will come a point when everyone gets cabin fever. When that happens, you may need a quick reference, so here are ten things to […]

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Holiday Guide 2016

Holiday Guide 2016

The holiday season is the perfect time to make memories with our kids, keep traditions and create new ones! Here are festive things to do in the Sacramento area to celebrate this special time of year. Enjoy the magic of the season with your family! This Holiday Guide includes the following categories in this order: […]

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Best Places to Play in the Snow

Best Places to Play in the Snow

Sledding, Tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding…and more! Thinking about playing in the SNOW this holiday season? I’ve got a huge selection of fun places to go sledding, skiing and make snowmen for you in the Go Play! Ski & Snow article I wrote for Sacramento Parent Magazine’s November 2014 issue. You can check out the online version. […]

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Favorite Places to Play Indoors

Favorite Places to Play Indoors

I’ve put my Indoor Play Series posts all in one place for those days that are too hot, too cold, or too rainy to play outside! #1 – Indoor Playgrounds, Trampolines, and Inflatables I’ve rounded up the very best places to “get physical” INDOORS and all the important details that will make it easier for […]

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Family Night at Downtown Ice Rink

Family Night at Downtown Ice Rink

  Last week, we met up with friends at the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink for their Family Skate Night. Every Wednesday night you can get one child’s admission FREE with a paid adult admission! Bundled up in our hats, gloves, and scarves, we instantly felt in the holiday spirit when we heard the Christmas music […]

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Weekend Top 10: February 24th – 25th

Weekend Top 10: February 24th – 25th

| February 20, 2018

Celebrate a beloved author at HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS! STORYTIME at Barnes & Noble. Saturday FREE Jump and play at night during BounceU’s COSMIC GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BOUNCE. Saturday Hear stories, play and learn about home building and hibernation at Sacramento Zoo’s NATURE EXPLORERS.  Saturday Watch the El Dorado Musical Theatre’s young professionals perform the classic tale, […]

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Weekend Top 10: February 3rd – 4th

Weekend Top 10: February 3rd – 4th

| January 30, 2018

Enjoy arts and culture at local museums during the 20th Annual SACRAMENTO MUSEUM DAY. Saturday FREE (or discounted admission) Join the Bug Squad, explore Cruddy Creek or build a birdhouse at BIRD AND BUG BONANZA in Roseville. Saturday FREE Enjoy cookie decorating and crafting during a TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY at the Fair Oaks Library. […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 27th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: January 27th – 28th

| January 25, 2018

Go FISHING IN THE CITY at Florin Creek Park and learn techniques from the Fish and Wildlife Department. Saturday FREE Enjoy a reading of the new Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens book at Barnes and Noble’s STORYTIME. Saturday FREE ICE SKATE together during a public session at Iceland. Saturday – Sunday Learn the differences between […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 20th – 21st

Weekend Top 10: January 20th – 21st

| January 19, 2018

Explore instruments and music making at Sacramento Children’s Museum’s SOUND EXPLORERS. Saturday See the quirky story of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH come to life on the Woodland Opera House stage. Saturday – Sunday Take a nature walk led by a naturalist during BIRDING FOR FAMILIES or meet NOR-CAL SNAKES up close at the Effie […]

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