Kids Obstacle Challenge San Diego

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Anyone have kids that like to run, jump and play in the mud? Well there is an event coming soon to San Diego that will be perfect for them. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to San Diego July 22. This is an adventure and obstacle course made just for kids and will be nothing but fun for the whole family as parents run for FREE. The course is designed for children between the ages of 5 to 16. There is 10-15 challenging but fun obstacles and lots of mud on the 1.5 to 2 mile course. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is the largest touring obstacle course for kids in the nation.

The San Diego stop includes a rope swing into a giant mud pit, an army crawl section, a scale up cargo nets and a slide into more mud! Register now and take part in this muddy fun day. Registration includes a custom 2017 race medal, a snack at the finish line, a goodie bag and free event photos. And remember parents are free!

When
July 22, 2017
8:30am – 2:30pm

Where
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, Ca 92025

Register
Register before July 21 online at kidsobstaclechallenge.com/sandiego and save $10 on your tickets

Can’t make the San Diego stop, then be sure to check out Kids Obstacle Challenge’s website for more event locations. Have a muddy good time!

Cruzin Mama

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The Big Exchange: San Diego Museums

Image courtesy of San Diego Museum Council

Are you a current member to a San Diego Museum? If so this month you could benefit from the amazing Big Exchange! Over 30 museums around San Diego will be taking part of this program and what this means is that if you are a current member to a San Diego museum then your membership will let you into any of the other participating museums. Basically you have a membership to all the museums!

The Big Exchange is going on all May from the 1st to the 31st, which is an extension from last years program which only ran for two weeks. This is a whole month to museum hop and explore. The Big Exchange is a wonderful program and the perfect time to check out a new museum or visit an old favorite.

Participating Museums

      • Barona Museum & Cultural Center
      • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
      • Bonita Museum
      • California Surf Museum
      • Coronado Museum of History & Art
      • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
      • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
      • Heritage of the Americas Museum
      • Japanese Friendship Garden
      • Living Coast Discovery Center
      • Maritime Museum of San Diego
      • Mingei International Museum
      • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
      • Museum of Making Music
      • Museum of Photographic Arts
      • New Americans Museum
      • Oceanside Museum of Art Women’s Museum of California
      • San Diego Archaeological Center
      • San Diego Art Institute
      • San Diego Automotive Museum
      • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
      • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
      • San Diego History Center
      • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
      • San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
      • The New Children’s Museum
      • The San Diego Museum of Art
      • The Water Conservation Garden
      • Timken Museum of Art
      • USS Midway Museum
      • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
      • Visions Art Museum
      • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
      • Whaley House Museum

 

Visit sandiegomuseumcouncil.org for more information on the Big Exchange and San Diego’s museums.

Have a fun time exploring with the Big Exchange!

Cruzin Mama

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed

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Looking to have a roaring good time with your little dinosaurs, then be sure to check out Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed coming to Southern California this April. Enjoy everything Dino when this event comes to Costa Mesa at the OC Fair and Event Center on April 1st and 2nd. There is plenty of Dino themed activities to keep your children busy for the day, from Dino digs, a scavenger hunt, photo opportunities, Dino rides,a Dino raceway and more!

When
April 1 -April 2, 2017

Where
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tickets
General Admission (Adults and Children) $15.00 (Seniors are $12)
T-rex Ticket Package (Ages 2-12) $39.00 -This package includes general admission plus face paint, fossil find bag, green screen photo, drawstring backpack and a speedy-saurus fast pass.
Children under 2 years are free with paid adult.
Visit discoverthedinosaurs.com to purchase your tickets ahead of time

Enjoy the prehistoric fun and check out this event before it goes extinct.

Cruzin Mama

Lego Batman™ Movie Days at Legoland!

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Batman Days are coming to Legoland California!

Well more specifically Lego Batman™ Movie Days are coming. This February there will be two action packed weekends in celebration of your favorite Lego caped crusader. Best of all is the fun is included with admission. Come take part in a scavenger hunt through Miniland, meet the dark knight himself along with his sidekicks, and of course complete a Lego build activity. If you can’t make it during these dates do not fear Batman and Friends character meet and greets will be going on throughout February and into March so there is still a chance to hang out with your favorite dark knight.

Lego Batman Movie Days

February 18th – 19th

February 25th – 26th

Batman Movie Days Fun!

  • Character Meet and Greets – Meet face to face with the Lego Batman or one of his friends Batgirl or Robin
    • Monday -Friday
      10:00, 11:00, 12:15, 1:45, 3:00, 4:00
    • Saturday-Sunday
      10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45

    *Times are subject to change be sure to check on your visit to be sure of correct times*

  • Miniland Scavenger Hunt: The Villians Have Escaped! – Help track down the likes of Joker and his villains friends on a scavenger hunt through Miniland USA
  • Mystery Mosaic Lego Build – help in completing this build to reveal the mystery image
  • Build A Batmobile – Build and test out your own version of the batmobile
  • WB Family Gamespace- come and play all the Lego Batman™ themed video games
  • Character Lego Builds – help a Lego Masterbuilder complete life sized builds of Batman, Batgirl and Robin!

Don’t miss out on visiting the park during these action packed weekends! Also be sure to check out the new Lego Batman™ Movie which hit theaters February 10th.

Cruzin Mama

Legoland California
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008
Purchase Tickets Ahead at
legoland.com

National Parks FREE Entrance Days 2017


National Parks Free Days 2016

The National Park Service is back with its FREE entrance days for 2017! This year the National Park Service is offer 9 fee free days which are great opportunities to get out and explore. There are 409 parks in the U.S. , 127 of those normally charge an entrance fee ranging from $3-$30. So fee free days are a great way to explore on a budget. Also be sure to visit Find Your Park to see all the events happening in parks nearby.

*Fee free days waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation fees. Fees for reservations, camping, tours, and fees collected by third parties are not included unless otherwise stated.*

2017 FREE Entrance Days

  • February 20th  Presidents  Day
  • April 15-16th and 22nd-23rd National Parks Week (Weekends)
  • August 25th National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30th National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th-12th Veterans Day Weekend

Image courtesy of National Park Foundation

Park Passes

Can’t make any of the fee free day but are planning on visiting multiple parks, then an Annual Pass is what you need. There are actually quite a few different pass options for our National Parks.

  • Annual Pass   The cost is $80 for this pass. It is available to everyone and can be purchased at a federal recreation site, over the phone (1-888-275-8747 ext. 3) or online.
  • Military Annual Pass  This pass is FREE to all current members of the United States Military, Reserves and Guards. This pass can only be picked up in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
  • 4th Grade Pass   Through Every Kid in a Park program all 4th graders are eligible to obtain a FREE Annual Pass. This pass provides free entrance to national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges for the 4th grader as well as all children under 16 years of age in the party and up to three adults. Paper passes accepted only no electronic passes will be honored. Pass is only valid during the school year (September 2015 – August 31st, 2016). For more information and to get the pass visit everykidinapark.gov

For full information on passes and to see all pass options visit nps.gov

California National Parks

Have fun exploring!

Cruzin Mama

Click here to find National Parks outside of California.

Great Wolf Lodge Grand Opening

Images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Southern California Great Wolf Lodge Grand Opening!

The Great Wolf Lodge here in Southern California will be open very soon! The Grand Opening is set for March 4th, but you can already book your stay now. I spoke about this amazing new vacation spot back in October when the announcement about its opening was made and now that day is here.

GWL is a vacation destination with themed rooms, activities like glow in the dark mini golf and mini spa, and of course it’s main feature the water park. Entrance to the water park along with character experiences are included with your stay. Oh and did I mention that it’s an indoor water park, so it doesn’t matter what crazy weather So-Cal is deciding to have as any date will be a waterpark day!

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark

Let’s not forget that the GWL is in Orange County. That means it is close to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the beach. Also if your up for a drive down to San Diego there is the World Famous San Diego Zoo, the museums at Balboa Park, Sea World and towards Los Angeles there is Universal Studios Hollywood and many great museums as well.

Below is a link to save on your stay at GWL, be sure to book your vacation soon!

Cruzin Mama

Great Wolf Lodge deals

San Diego Museum Month

Macy's Museum Month

It’s already February can you believe it! It’s crazy how keeping extremely busy makes the time fly. With going to free events (like the ones posted on here ;) ) and play dates, story times and doing Girl Scout cookie sales I feel like there is hardly enough time in the day!

February is San Diego’s Museum Month! This is an wonderful opportunity to get the half off admission price to San Diego’s amazing museums. To receive the discounted admission is simple, just go to any San Diego Macy’s register and pick up your free Museum Month Pass. And the best part is even if you are not a San Diego resident you are still able to take advantage of the deal! The Macy’s in Temecula will also be carrying the Museum Pass. The pass lists all participating museums and their locations in San Diego county. You will receive half off one visit to each participating museum when you present your Museum Month Pass at the entrance/ticket windows. Museums are listed below along with links to their web pages so you can plan out your visit! Be sure to check out my posts of the museum’s that my family has visited, and you can also follow my Instagram and Twitter for live posts during my family’s trips.

Participating Museums

Have a great museum month!

Cruzin Mama

National Parks FREE Entrance Days 2016

National Parks Free Days 2016

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year. So to celebrate NPS is offering 16 FREE entrance days in 2016! This 16 opportunities to get out and explore. 16 times to take in some of Americas natural wonders. There are 409 parks in the U.S. , 127 of those normally charge an entrance fee ranging from $3-$30. So feel free days are a great way to explore on a budget. Also be sure to visit Find Your Park to see all the events happening in parks nearby.

*Fee free days waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation fees. Fees for reservations, camping, tours, and fees collected by third parties are not included unless otherwise stated.*

2016 FREE Entrance Days

  • January 18th Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • April 16-24th National Parks Week
  • August 25-28th National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24th National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th Veterans Day

Park Passes

Can’t make any of the fee free day but are planning on visiting multiple parks, then an Annual Pass is what you need. There are actually quite a few different pass options for our National Parks.

  • Annual Pass

    The cost is $80 for this pass. It is available to everyone and can be purchased at a federal recreation site, over the phone (1-888-275-8747 ext. 3) or online.

  • Military Annual Pass

    This pass is FREE to all current members of the United States Military, Reserves and Guards. This pass can only be picked up in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

  • 4th Grade Pass

    Through Every Kid in a Park program all 4th graders are eligible to obtain a FREE Annual Pass. This pass provides free entrance to national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges for the 4th grader as well as all children under 16 years of age in the party and up to three adults. Paper passes accepted only no electronic passes will be honored. Pass is only valid during the school year (September 2015 – August 31st, 2016). For more information and to get the pass visit everykidinapark.gov

For full information on passes and to see all pass options visit nps.gov

California National Parks

Have fun exploring!

Cruzin Mama

Click here to find National Parks outside of California.

Kids Takeover Buena Park!

Image courtesy of visitbuenapark.com

Image courtesy of visitbuenapark.com

It’s a Kidvasion this January!

All January long take advantage of some amazing deals on entertainment, dinning and stays in Buena Park through Kids Takeover Buena Park. (This is similar to Kidvasion that happens in San Diego every October) Kids can go FREE to amazing places like Pirates Dinner Adventure or even the Aquarium of the Pacific! Check out the deals below.

Kids Take Over Deals

Entertainment

  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – FREE Kids Admission with the Purchase of an Adult Admission
  • South Coast Plaza – Complimentary Carousel Ride (Pick up Coupon at California Wecome Center)
  • Big Air Trampoline Park – One FREE Hour of JumpTime with Purchase

Theme Parks & Museums

  • Knott’s Berry Farm – $7 Off Kids Admission and $32 Off Adult Admission
  • Aquarium of the Pacific – FREE Kids Admission with Purchase of Adult Ticket
  • Discovery Cube – FREE Admission with Purchase of Adult Ticket
  • Pretend City Children’s Museum – Buy One Ticket Get One 50% Off
  • The Children’s Museum of La Habra – $1 Off Admission

Dinning

  • Fuddruckers – $0.99 Kid’s Meal with Purchase of Adult Meal

There are so many great deals to take advantage of but hurry they will only be available in January.

Cruzin Mama

Great Wolf Lodge Coming to Southern California!

All images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

All images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California Coming in February!

Southern California is about to have another great family vacation spot this February. Great Wolf Lodge will be opening this year in Garden Grove. If you have not heard about Great Wolf Lodge before or have yet to stay at one, let me tell you what it’s all about!

Great Wolf Lodge is more than just another family friendly hotel, it is a vacation destination in it’s self. The Lodge features its own indoor water park, entertainment and activities for families, miniature golf, an arcade and more!

Kids Den at Great Wolf Lodge

When you stay at the Great Wolf Lodge you are booking more than just a hotel stay. Even the rooms are more than just a typical hotel room. There are wonderful family suite rooms complete with a den for your cubs or a cabin to give you the feel for the outdoors.

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark

The main attraction and what sets Great Wolf Lodge apart is the indoor waterpark. There is no worry about weather conditions here. There is cabana rentals available, waterslides, and attractions for all ages. The best park is entrance to the waterpark is included with your stay!

Great Wolf Lodge Activities

Speaking of inclusions, there are quite a few activities included with a stay at Great Wolf Lodge. From character meet and greats to story time and a forest friends show, will help to make your vacation a blast. And there are plenty of other attractions to keep your kids entertained.

Like I said a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge is more than just a stay at a hotel, it’s an entire vacation spot itself! So be sure to check out this newest addition when it opens in February 2016.

Cruzin Mama