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

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 issue. You can check out the online version or […]

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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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Great Gift Idea for Sac Families

Great Gift Idea for Sac Families

Guest Post by Jennifer Bell Give the gift of entertainment and a year full of experiences and memories to treasure!  If you’re looking for the perfect family gift for your own family or relatives with children, look no further!  We’ve compiled a list of museums, zoos, and other organizations in the area with MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS! […]

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

A friendly REINDEER greeted us as we walked through the gates and there were Christmas trees EVERYWHERE!  Six Flags’ Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park was a blast!  We already love the rides, shows, and animals…so to top off the fun with Christmas festivities was truly icing on the cake. We went last Saturday with […]

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Weekend Top 10: February 27th – March 1st

Weekend Top 10: February 27th – March 1st

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Enjoy games, music and museum play during the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s $4 FRIDAY. Friday Listen to live music from PapaHugs and make a craft at Sierra Mom’s CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY & PRESCHOOL EXPO. Sunday FREE Learn about Maidu artifacts during TOOLS AND TALES or meet a live raptor during FANTASTIC FLYERS at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. […]

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Great Train Show at Cal Expo this weekend

Great Train Show at Cal Expo this weekend

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The traveling Great Train Show is coming to Sacramento this weekend! This is a great outing for the whole family! Tickets are inexpensive and kids 12 and under are FREE! The show features operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! Kids can even take a train ride! It is a […]

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Weekend Top 10: February 20th – 22nd

Weekend Top 10: February 20th – 22nd

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Create new memories together at the FROZEN IN TIME FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE in Elk Grove. Friday Learn about the first African-American woman in space and then build your own spacecraft during A SALUTE TO MAE JEPSON at the Robbie Waters Pocket Library. Saturday FREE Go on a nature walk at BIRDING FOR FAMILIES or get up […]

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Weekend Top 10: February 7th – 8th

Weekend Top 10: February 7th – 8th

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Build a Heart Box for Valentine’s Day at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE Enjoy the culture of our city during the ANNUAL SACRAMENTO MUSEUM DAY. Saturday FREE (or 1/2 price at Sac Zoo and Fairytale Town) Learn the SECRETS OF A WILDLIFE WATCHER or learn how to use a compass at the Effie Yeaw […]

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Friday Storytime at Aerospace Museum of California

Friday Storytime at Aerospace Museum of California

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you know the Aerospace Museum of California holds STORYTIME each Friday at 10:30am? Kids can hear stories about planes and space, participate in a craft or activity, tour the museum, and the best part…climb aboard a couple planes! Kids 5 and under are FREE with paying adult! Adult admission $8.00. Details: http://www.aerospaceca.org/upcoming-events/ My family […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 31st – February 1st

Weekend Top 10: January 31st – February 1st

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Try out rock climbing during the weekend KIDS BELAY at Pipeworks’ indoor climbing gym. Saturday Get a sneak peek of some of the dances from Sacramento Ballet’s PETER PAN at the McKinley Library. Saturday FREE Get eye to eye with a furry, scaly or feathered animal during  CRITTER CLOSEUP at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 17th – 18th

Weekend Top 10: January 17th – 18th

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Step back in time and see a cannon firing demonstration, learn about trappers and string trade beads during HANDS ON HISTORY: TRAPPERS, TRADERS AND TREATIES at Sutter’s Fort. Saturday Build a bluebird vacation home at WINTER BLUES BASH in the Roseville Exploration Utility Center. Saturday Learn how to bird watch on a walk with guides […]

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Introducing Snow Bunny Rentals: Snow Day Clothes for Kids!

Introducing Snow Bunny Rentals: Snow Day Clothes for Kids!

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am SO excited about this cute new mom-inspired business that I had to introduce you right away! Snow Bunny Rentals is solving a problem I know first-hand…how to get the kids all geared up without breaking the bank, searching high and low, or borrowing from all kinds of friends! Go to our facebook page […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 3rd – 4th

Weekend Top 10: January 3rd – 4th

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

See life-size dinosaurs, hear them roar and marvel at their story during WALKING WITH DINOSAURS at the Sleep Train Arena. Saturday – Sunday Take a NEW YEAR’S STROLL through the nature preserve with a naturalist at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday Enjoy illuminated landscapes from around the world, live entertainment and rides at GLOBAL […]

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