Tag Archives: Balboa Park

Summer Camps for 2011

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 in For Kids

The research is done.  Here is this years recommendations for summer camps. As the camps are San Diego oriented, hopefully they will give you some ideas where to look for camps in your town.

If you have any camps to add, please do.  Love to hear from others! (more…)

December Holiday Fun in Southern Cal.

Posted on 15. Dec, 2010 in For Kids

It is the most wonderful time of the year….for this launch pad, anyway. We start any and all decorating the day after Thanksgiving.  Not one snowflake or Santa is unpacked until the day AFTER Thanksgiving.  Since we enjoy partaking in ALL the festivities we can squeeze in, instead of doing a weekend post for Family Fun, all of December is going to be in this post and we will keep it on the front page for the month.  You can check back at any time to find something fun to do.  Some of our rockiteers’ favorites: Oceanside Boat Parade, Encinitas Holiday Parade, (more…)

Fun Family Events for Father’s Day weekend!

Posted on 18. Jun, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Here is one for fairies and Dads’ of lil fairies: 

Fairy Festival at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, Ca on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Fairies! Come celebrate summer and wear your fairy costume if you have one, or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen. Free with admission or membership. Many free activities, small fee for some crafts.

Dinosaur Train! Saturdays & Sundays in June 10:30am at UltraStar locations. G-rated family entertainment, admission only $2.50!  www.ultrastarmovies.com/kidtoons.asp (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend of June 5, 2010 & Upcoming Summer Events

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Lots to do this weekend!  Fun for the whole family and enjoy the outdoors.

Sat., June 5, 2010 2 pm – 8 pm. San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ at Walnut Grove Park. Admission for adults/children.

Sat., June 5, 2010 9am – 12 pm. National Trails Day at Carlsbad Oaks N. Business Park.  celebrate the value of trails in the Carlsbad community through this national event organized by the American Hiking Association.

Sat., June 5, 2010, 8:30 am to 12 pm. Free Family Hike Sunset Park in San Marcos, CA.  Meet at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. This easy, 4-mile hike will visit the new 19-acre Sunset Park and explore the trails in the west portion of the city. Walking shoes recommended; bring water and trail snacks.

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, World Ocean’s Day with Hornblower Cruises. Free facepainting and storytime of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Seuss. 

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free Screening of  TOY STORY 2 at Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park.

Sun. June 6, 2010, 2nd Annual Encinitas Enviroment Day in conjunction with Encinitas Enviroment Day Fair.  Free to all!  Bike Parade starts at 9am, fair begins at 10 am at Cottonwood Creek Park on Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. on the west side of 5 frwy.

As always, check your local paper section or in San Diego, www.insidesandiego.com.  Have a great weekend.  The Summer Checklist of Activities to do with your kids is being worked on!  Should have it by the end of next week.

Fun Family Events and Freebies for Weekend of April 17, 2010

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 in Fun, Uncategorized

Earth Day is April 22, 2010.  This weekend there are two major fairs, EarthFair and Walk for Life.

The largest in Southern California, EARTHFAIR 2010.  EarthFair  is on April 18, 2010, 10-5pm in Balboa Park and its FREE.  There are over 400 exhibitors, rides, kids’ activity area, eHome, parade, green shopping, eARTH Gallery, Clean Car concourse and lots of yummy healthy food. 

The second fair is in North County, Walk for Life 5K and Community Health Fair in Oceanside.  This FREE fair is at the Pier from 9 – 5pm. on Sunday, April 18, 2010.  There will be free health screeings, free healthy food, magic, face-painting, kids’ discovery stations and live music. 

Get out and celebrate our planet and learn how to be good to her!

Freebies and Fun Family Events, Week of March 15, 2010

Posted on 14. Mar, 2010 in Fun, Uncategorized

FREE Family fun at the MCRD Museum

FREE Kids’ Meals on Tuesdays at Tony Roma’s restaurants.

FREE Purex 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets.

FREE Guided Tours for the whole family at the The San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.  This is a totally GREEN nature center with family oriented interactive exhibits.

FREE Self Defense Classes for Women and Young Girls at Orion Martial Arts Studio.

Ready for Dino Adventure? See the New Dino Exhibit at Musuem of Natural History at Balboa Park.  Opening March 27, 2010.

Family Ideas this week in San Diego

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

It’s Museum Month!

During the entire month of February 2010, you can pick up a FREE Museum Month Pass at Macy’s to receive half-off admission at 39 San Diego County museums all month long. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people with them to any participating museum to receive half-off, too.

http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum_month/

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