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 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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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 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: February 6th – 7th

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Check out our local culture and enjoy special activities on the 18th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO MUSEUM DAY. Saturday FREE & discounted    Celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR and while watching a traditional lion dance at Arden Fair. Saturday FREE Join the bug squad, play games and hear stories during BIRD & BUG BONANZA at Roseville’s Utility Exploration […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 30th – 31st

Weekend Top 10: January 30th – 31st

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enjoy some of your favorite characters come to life in Runaway Stage Productions’ HATS OFF TO DR. SEUSS. Saturday Become NATURE DETECTIVES and search for animal tracks and signs in the Effie Yeaw Nature Center preserve. Saturday FREE See tons of vehicle action when MONSTER JAM comes to the Sleep Train Arena. Saturday Go sledding, […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 22nd – 24th

Weekend Top 10: January 22nd – 24th

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

See YAMATO‘s traditional Taiko drumming with theatrical staging at the Mondavi Arts Center in Davis. Friday Learn about BEAVERS VS. OTTERS or capture nature on paper during NATURE’S ART BOX at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday, Sunday FREE Get your face painted, play games and become a bugologist at WOW Museum’s BUGOLOGY. Saturday Go […]

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Weekend Top 10: January 9th – 10th

Weekend Top 10: January 9th – 10th

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pet the moving dinosaurs and dig for fossils at DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS. Friday – Sunday Be amazed at the MAGIC of Trevor Wyatt at Arden Fair. Saturday FREE Enjoy stories and songs together during BLANKET FORT STORYTIME at the Belle Cooledge Library. Saturday FREE Get your wiggles out at BounceU’s COSMIC GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BOUNCE. Saturday, Sunday […]

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