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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Summer Fun

2015 Summer Fun Guide

2015 Summer Fun Guide

It’s warming up, the kids are getting excited that school is almost out, and Sacramento businesses are gearing up to provide tons of fun for all of us. It is definitely time to start planning for awesome summer memories! This Summer Fun Guide is one gigantic roundup of water play places, fairs and festivals, movies […]

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Summer $1 Movies

Summer $1 Movies

This is always a great way to stay cool and treat the kids to the big screen without breaking the bank! Both Regal and Cinemark theaters are offering a fun lineup of kid-friendly movies this year, beginning in June. Check out their schedules so you can add the movies your kids will love most to […]

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Campfires at Maidu Museum

Campfires at Maidu Museum

Would your family like to have the fun of a campfire without going camping?  The Maidu Indian Museum has started their their annual Family Campfires! Every 3rd Friday from 7:30-8:30pm they recreate the peaceful evenings of earlier days.  Gather around the campfire at their outdoor amphitheater for songs and native stories.  They provide roasting sticks […]

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White Rock Neighborhood Splash Park with Water Slides

White Rock Neighborhood Splash Park with Water Slides

The Best $1.00 Outing Around! This is the perfect place to go when your kids need to get drenched and you want a cheap outing with the WOW factor! White Rock Neighborhood Splash Park has an incredible play structure with large dump buckets, canons, water jets…and WATER SLIDES! This park is SO worth our 30 […]

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BounceU Create & Bounce Camps 2015 [Discount]

BounceU Create & Bounce Camps 2015 [Discount]

*$10 OFF Camp for Sidetracks Readers!* (Just mention Sacramento Sidetracks when you register!) Check out FUN DETAILS on the 2 different camps available at BounceU including weekly themes and guest performers by clicking on one of these banners: My kids attended Create & Bounce Art Camp over Thanksgiving Break and had a BLAST! We are […]

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Weekend Top 10: July 17th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: July 17th – 19th

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories around the CAMPFIRE at Maidu Museum’s outdoor amphitheatre. Friday Go on rides, visit the animals and try fun treats at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. Daily Bounce, play games and enjoy live music at Growing Brilliant’s KIDS FESTIVAL in Rocklin. Saturday FREE Cool off at a SPRAYGROUND, AQUATIC CENTER, […]

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Weekend Top 10: July 10th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: July 10th – 12th

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance to Superlicious’ 80’s music at El Dorado Hills’ CONCERT IN THE PARK. Friday FREE Swim, play games and listen to music at FAMILY SWIM NIGHT in the Lincoln Village Pool. Friday FREE Go on rides, visit the animals and try fun treats at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. Daily Build Black Widow’s Sky Cycle at […]

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Wizards, Dragons & Unicorns Camp at BounceU

Wizards, Dragons & Unicorns Camp at BounceU

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

My kids are SO excited to be attending BounceU’s “Wizards, Dragons, & Unicorns” art camp next week! There are still a few spaces left at their Rancho Cordova and Roseville locations! The week will be filled with mystical themed crafts such as a black tote with crescent moon and star, drawing of a dragon, canvas […]

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4th of July Roundup 2015

4th of July Roundup 2015

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking for a Parade, Picnic, or Fireworks? Here’s a round-up of fun 2015 Independence Day celebrations in the greater Sacramento area! Arden-Arcade 14th Annual Spirit of Freedom Parade Parade route – south along Fulton Avenue, west on Cottage Way, ending up in the north parking lot in Howe Park. After the parade, there will be […]

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Weekend Top 10: June 26th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: June 26th – 28th

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sing, play and get your face painted at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s $4 FRIDAY. Friday Celebrate Shakespeare’s classic fairy play and eat all the ice cream you want at Fairytale Town’s annual A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy. Saturday Build a Captain America Motorcycle at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE […]

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Father’s Day Weekend Top 10: June 20th – 21st

Father’s Day Weekend Top 10: June 20th – 21st

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

See Mr. December perform at Rocklin’s EVENING IN THE PARK concert. Friday FREE Make PAPER AIRPLANES and participate in competitions at the Aerospace Museum of California. Sunday Ride a diesel locomotive during the California State Railroad Museum and California State Park’s DIESEL DAYS. Saturday – Sunday Go back in time to the Wild West with […]

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Win a Family 4-Pack to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Win a Family 4-Pack to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

| June 14, 2015 | 8 Comments

A magical night for the whole family! Fairytale Town will celebrate Shakespeare’s classic fairy play at the park’s annual ice cream social event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy on Saturday, June 27, from 5 to 9pm. “The Shakespeare-inspired festivities combined with Fairytale Town’s playful storybook park makes A Midsummer Night’s Dream […]

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