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: December 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: December 6th – 7th

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ride the SANTA TRAIN, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and have your picture taken with Santa! Saturday, Sunday Travel the World of Lights, see acrobats and martial artists, and go on rides at GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND. Saturday – Sunday Sing about animals with the POODLUMS at the Robbie Waters Pocket Library. Saturday Get your picture […]

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Best Places to Play in the Snow

Best Places to Play in the Snow

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Santa’s East Sac Adventure

Santa’s East Sac Adventure

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Saturday, December 6th, from 10am – 2pm is a super fun annual holiday event at Theodore Judah Elementary School in East Sacramento. Santa’s East Sac Adventure & Holiday Boutique is open to the public and includes free and inexpensive activities for the whole family. Here’s why you’ll want to go… Train Rides Petting Zoo […]

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Weekend Top 10: November 22nd – 23rd

Weekend Top 10: November 22nd – 23rd

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enjoy live music, art projects and meet Mama Claus at the SACRAMENTO HARVEST FESTIVAL. Friday – Sunday Travel the World of Lights, see acrobats and martial artists, and go on rides at GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND. Saturday – Sunday Get into the holiday spirit at the Roseville HOLIDAY PARADE, then hop on over to Rusch Park […]

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Weekend Top 10: November 8th – 9th

Weekend Top 10: November 8th – 9th

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bounce, listen to live music, get your face painted, and play games at the MEGA FAMILY CARNIVAL in Countryside Community Park. Saturday Be amazed by the tricks of MAGICAL MARY at the McClatchy Library. Saturday FREE Learn about bats and meet live ones at Placer Nature Center’s WINGS OF THE NIGHT. Saturday Be inspired by […]

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Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Trick-or-treat through a mythological world, watch “Frankenswine” the puppet show and enter a costume contest at Fairytale Town’s THE ADVENTURES OF PERCY JACKSON SAFE & SUPER HALLOWEEN. Friday – Sunday Meet Elsa the Snow Queen, watch a magic show and ride the Not So Spooky Train at Funderland’s SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN. Saturday – Sunday Hunt for […]

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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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