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23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

| May 23, 2013 | 373 Comments

[please visit our updated 2016 sprayground list] We all need a place to take the kids for some fun water play when it is HOT and are extremely lucky that throughout Sacramento, there are 23 parks with wonderful water features open for the Summer! The majority of them have just turned their water on or will […]

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Exploring WPA Rock Garden

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

| August 28, 2012 | 127 Comments

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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Favorite Places to Play Indoors

Favorite Places to Play Indoors

| August 14, 2012 | 523 Comments

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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Weekend Top 10

Weekend Top 10

| March 9, 2012 | 128 Comments

Fri, March 9th – Sun, March 11th 1. Bounce together at The Bounce Spot’s FAMILY FUN NIGHT. Fri 2. See a puppet show and play at FAIRYTALE TOWN GOES GREEN. Sat 3. Be inspired by the MAGICIAN Trevor Wyatt at the Fair Oaks Library. Sat Free 4. Build a CARNIVAL HOOP at Lowe’s Build and […]

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Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 Review

Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 Review

| February 17, 2012 | 121 Comments

The TOYS WERE BACK IN TOWN last night for Disney on Ice Toy Story 3’s Opening Night performance at the Power Balance Pavilion! My entire family has been anticipating this show for quite a while now and so we were happy to finally experience it! Almost all of our favorite Toy Story characters presented themselves and […]

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A Day Trip to Apple Hill

A Day Trip to Apple Hill

| November 5, 2011

[Updated Oct 2017] If you ask Sacramento families what the perfect traditional Fall outing is, more than likely the answer you will hear is…APPLE HILL! It is hard for me to admit that in the eight years that we have lived in Sacramento, we have never once been to Apple Hill!  Every Fall I planned […]

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Story Trail and Tot Land at the Crocker

Story Trail and Tot Land at the Crocker

| September 18, 2011 | 733 Comments

Join Rainbow Kid and Birdy on a journey through art, time and history that leads to a magical place. Imagine your kids enthusiastically leading YOU through an art museum.  Hard to picture?  Well, this is the experience that the Crocker Art Museum has so creatively planned for our little ones with STORY TRAIL. I am […]

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1000 Facebook Fans Celebration!

1000 Facebook Fans Celebration!

| May 7, 2011 | 147 Comments

Win a KidzArt Summer Day Camp or… A Sacramento Sidetracks T-shirt! We are thrilled to death that over 1000 of you have “Like”d Sacramento Sidetracks on Facebook!  It’s time to say thank you and celebrate with a fun GIVEAWAY! We will have a total of 3 WINNERS!  The first winner will receive 2 Days of […]

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Introducing Jenn Bartell Photography

Introducing Jenn Bartell Photography

| February 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

We were long overdue for new family photos and after asking around, I was referred by a friend to Jenn Bartell Photography & Design. Jenn specializes in “wedding photography and truly organic children’s portraiture.”  She is very artistic and adds unique design touches to her photographs.  I took one look at her website and couldn’t […]

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Indoor Play Series: Let’s Be Creative

Indoor Play Series: Let’s Be Creative

| January 27, 2011 | 128 Comments

#3 – Places to do Arts, Crafts & Building Kids love to get those creative juices flowing and express them freely!  Whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpting, gluing, or building with wood…art allows kids to be creative and have fun! According to First 5, here are some of the reasons ART IS GOOD FOR KIDS: Art […]

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