Tag: Summer

Summer Fun Guide 2017

Summer Fun Guide 2017

| May 24, 2017

Summer is both a magical time of memory making and a daunting time for parents as we try to find ways to keep the kids busy. My mission: to round up all the very best things to do around town in order to ensure you have solutions when you hear “I’m bored” or better yet […]

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Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

| May 24, 2017

If you’ve been following Sacramento Sidetracks through the years, then you know I am always enthusiastic about the spraygrounds we have in our area! They offer the most fabulous FREE way for kids to cool off in the summer! Most of the “spraygrounds”, “splash pads” and “fountains” on this list are located within a park […]

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Summer Fun Guide 2016

Summer Fun Guide 2016

| May 26, 2016

Summer means ice cream, splashing in the pool, experiencing new outdoor adventures, and doing all the carefree things we don’t have time (or the weather for) the rest of the year. I have a feeling that you all are as excited as my family is to start making some awesome new summer memories! This guide […]

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3 New Attractions at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

3 New Attractions at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

| August 4, 2015 | 601 Comments

Every summer, my friend from San Diego and I trade off visiting each other and try to create a memorable week with our combined five kids. This year it was my turn to host and in planning our outings, I decided our biggest one should be Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. They had never been and […]

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Summer $1 Movies

Summer $1 Movies

| May 30, 2015

[updated for 2017] 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 […]

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White Rock Neighborhood Splash Park with Water Slides

White Rock Neighborhood Splash Park with Water Slides

| July 25, 2014

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]

| June 10, 2014 | 117 Comments

*$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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5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

| May 21, 2014 | 118 Comments

[updated for 2016] Photo: My boys and I at the Wackford Aquatic Complex in Elk Grove! Aquatic Centers are like mini water parks with amazing play structures and water slides that kids go crazy for! For just a fraction of a large water park’s price, you can have a ton of fun cooling off! Here […]

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Elk Grove Spraygrounds Open May 15

Elk Grove Spraygrounds Open May 15

| May 12, 2014 | 139 Comments

The forecast for this Thursday, May 15, is 100 degrees! Whoah! How perfect that it happens to also be opening day for all Elk Grove Spraygrounds. Pull out those bathing suits and surprise your kids! The best FREE way to cool off! My kids have been chomping at the bit and keep asking when we […]

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Splash Around at a Sacramento City Pool

Splash Around at a Sacramento City Pool

| June 28, 2013 | 378 Comments

[updated for 2016] With temperatures in the triple digits, we’re all looking for ways to cool off! One of the most affordable ways to do that is to head to a city pool. The City of Sacramento operates 12 pools and 5 play pools. Visit their website for locations and hours. Swimming Pool admission is […]

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