Walt's Best Ideas To Entertain Kids
1. "Funderland"; Land Park Sacramento. Old school mini-amusement park with a log flume ride, roller coaster and flying planes. Can't beat it for the under ten year olds. Plan a picnic before or after because you're right at the park. Next door is the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale town. You could kill the whole day in one spot. Dad could even get in nine holes while Mom sweats the kids by herself! Or not.
2. "The California Museum", 10th and O Sacramento. There are so many great museums in the city, but this is one i think alot of folks miss. Sure, we take our relatives to Old Sac, The railroad museum and the State Capitol building, but this is a museum with great history about our state. Make this one a stop with the kids the next time you want to try something new. Better suited for kids 8 and up. Other great stops include the Aerospace museum at McClellan Park and the Marshall Gold discovery site in Coloma.
3. Bouncing. Yes, bouncing. Nothing wears the little darlings out better than a trip to one of the many bounce spots in greater Sacramento. Spend 2-3 hours bouncing, and they're sure to pass out on the way home. Our fave spots are the "Bounce spot" in West Sac, "Laguna's awesome party spot" in Elk Grove and "Sky High" in Rancho Cordova (trampolines aplenty). These places are a gold mine in the winter to get out of the rain, and in the summer to escape the heat.
4. River Cats Baseball. The area's affordable sports entertainment venue that's family friendly. Of course they have bounce houses for the kids. Lawn seating is available for families that want to set up lawn chairs or throw down a blanket. My kids are good for about 4-5 innings or until i'm broke from buying chicken strips and dinger dogs.
5. Indoor skating. Great to get out of the rain or away from the sun. We've hit "Skatetown" in Roseville for a couple of birthday parties for ice skating. My kids are always trying to get me to take them to "The Rink" at Bradshaw and Highway 50 for roller skating and/or to "Sunrise Roller land" in Citrus Heights. They fall a hundred times but keep getting up for more!
Have i missed any? Suggestions? Thanks! -Walt