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

Fall Fun Guide 2014

Fall Fun Guide 2014

Our round-up of things to do in Sacramento this season will keep your family busy through Thanksgiving! We love October in Sacramento —temperatures cool down, sweaters come out of the closet, pumpkin-flavored treats start to pop up everywhere and there’s plenty of fun in the pipeline. To kick-start your crew’s season, we’ve put together a […]

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Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

  This photo was taken at The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights. Review coming soon! It’s PUMPKIN PATCH time! Picking out pumpkins together is such a fun fall tradition and we are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. They each have a variety of attractions that […]

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50 Places for Fun in the Fall

50 Places for Fun in the Fall

Here are some fun ideas for celebrating fall, indoor options for rainy days, and things to do in between holiday events. Many of these links go to reviews I’ve written in the past about our experiences and so be sure to double check hours and admission prices as things may have changed since we visited. […]

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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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Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Roast marshmallows and enjoy native stories around the CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Dance to spooky music, walk the haunted hallway, play, and meet Leo (the mascot) at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s MONSTER BASH at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Saturday See Trevor Wyatt’s magic show, play carnival games, and navigate a harvest maze at […]

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Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

| October 16, 2014 | 32 Comments

This year’s fun theme: The Adventures of Percy Jackson! Three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at Fairytale Town’s annual Safe & Super Halloween! Fairytale Town will be transformed into Rick Riordan’s mythological world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians for three nights of family fun on October 24, 25 and 26 from 5 to 9 […]

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Weekend Top 10: October 11th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: October 11th – 12th

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bounce, get your face painted and listen to live music at TRUCKTOBER FEST in McKinley Park. Friday Build your own spooky Haunted House at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Check out the truck exploration center and see live youth performances at FAMILY FEST in Roseville. Saturday FREE Learn about the death-defying adventures of […]

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Nature Fest Photo Gallery

Nature Fest Photo Gallery

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

My family and I attended Nature Fest 2013 at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and had a great time! This Sunday is Nature Fest 2014, so I thought I’d share these photos with you to give you and idea of what it’s like. Wild Things had so many neat wild animals to show us and […]

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Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

See the most gigantic pumpkins, watch the pumpkin regatta and play in the kids zone at the Elk Grove GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Saturday – Sunday Journey back to an era before the railroad and automobile with a local author as she talks about her new book, THE STAGECOACH IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Rough Rides, Gold Camps & […]

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Fall Fun Guide 2014

Fall Fun Guide 2014

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our round-up of things to do in Sacramento this season will keep your family busy through Thanksgiving! We love October in Sacramento —temperatures cool down, sweaters come out of the closet, pumpkin-flavored treats start to pop up everywhere and there’s plenty of fun in the pipeline. To kick-start your crew’s season, we’ve put together a […]

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Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This photo was taken at The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights. Review coming soon! It’s PUMPKIN PATCH time! Picking out pumpkins together is such a fun fall tradition and we are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. They each have a variety of attractions that […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Listen to authors and illustrators read their children’s books at the SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL in Fairytale Town. Saturday – Sunday FREE Pet an alligator, check out exhibits and learn about lizards, snakes, and more at the SACRAMENTO REPTILE SHOW. Saturday – Sunday Enjoy entertainment, activities and free admission to the Folsom Zoo during the […]

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Sacramento Reptile Show 2014

Sacramento Reptile Show 2014

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

{Click on this image and then print the ad for $1.00 off admission!} My husband took my sons to the Sacramento Reptile Show last year and they had so much fun! They reported seeing lots of different snakes, lizards, and alligators. They learned new things and even got to pet some of the reptiles, which […]

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