5 Things to Do With Your Kids When It’s Raining in Orange County

5 Things to Do With Your Kids When It’s Raining in Orange County
... does happen every once in awhile.  Even more rare is rain for more than a day or two, but this week it’s been raining since Sunday, and the kids are no doubt beginning to get a little (ok, a lot) stir crazy! With so many activities based on the outdoors, what can you do in the area with the kids when it’s raining? 1.  Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana (map) It’s easy to spot “The Cube”, a 10 story, 108 foot structure at the Discovery Science Center.  Inside...
January 22nd, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, kids, rainy day

The 21st Annual Talk Story Festival

The 21st Annual Talk Story Festival
Sunday kicked off Children and Youth Month with a full day of festivities on the Honolulu Hale grounds.  This month there is even more family-friendly fun to honor the island’s keiki starting this Friday.  This week I will be providing information on the best kid-friendly events happening around the islands.  Don’t miss the fun! Friday-Sunday, October 9-11: The 21st Annual Talk Story Festival – The City and County of Honolulu Parks Department presents a special local festival...
October 6th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ala moana, Family Friendly, honolulu, kids, talk story

Arizona Fall Festivals

... you too can stand on the corner in historic downtown Winslow. Live bands, including Phoenix’s own 74th Street Band, food, crafts and games for the kids and other activities are available for guests. Visit their site for more details. Way Out West Oktoberfest Tempe October 3 at 10:00 AM to October 4 till 12:00 AM Tempe Beach Park @ 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe This event sounds like a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest, but only as an Arizonan can … cowboy style! There’s something for everybody....
September 22nd, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arizona State Fair, Attractions, beer gardens, Bob-Dylan, brats, concert, concerts, coupons & discounts, eagles, Events, Family Friendly, festival, Food & Beverage, german, Kelly Clarkson, kids, Lady Antelbellum, live bands, music, oktoberfest, People - Interesting Local People, polka, rides, State Park, Tempe, The Black Crowes, Winslow

Top 10 Vegas Autumn Adventures

Awww, fall.  After those brutal 115 degree summer days, fall is heavenly.  What many people forget is that Vegas is the epicenter of the outdoor world with a wealth of great nearby destinations.  Fall is the perfect time to put the top down, let the breeze tangle your hair and have a great outdoor adventure.  Pick some vine-ripened fruit; gawk at the fall colors; wade in a stream; soak in the last sun of summer; enjoy a wine walk or an outdoor concert, or just wander without...
September 11th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 50+, all ages, fall, Family Friendly, get-away, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, kids, music, nevada, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", staycation, vegas, Vegas vacation, wine

Cooking Classes for Kids at the Miami Metro Zoo

Photo Credit: Clarity @ flickr It’s never too early to get your kids into the kitchen. From weekly trips to the grocery store to stirring in chocolate chips into the cookie dough to decorating cookies to measuring certain ingredients, the love for the kitchen and anything culinary related can start early on and instill a sense of accomplishment in the early chef. The Miami Metro Zoo will be offering a summer cooking class for kids on September 26. kids will make their own recipe from scratch...
August 24th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: cooking-classes, Events, Family Friendly, kids, Metrozoo

Family Travel Tip: Parks in Barcelona

Traveling to Barcelona with kiddos? Good! There is plenty to entertain kids and parents in the Catalan capital. If you have young children who need to let off some steam consider taking them to one of the city’s many parks which are especially fit for kids. Though these kid parks are everywhere, some of the best and most central of the bunch are located on Psg. Sant Joan and in Ciutadella Park. These little playground/parks are nice because they are fenced in keeping kids safe while parents...
August 21st, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, kids, parks, playgrounds, travel with children

IslandWood at Bainbridge Island – Eco-travel for Kids & Adults

IslandWood, located on Bainbridge Island just about a half hour outside of Seattle in Washington State, has a lot of green going for it – especially when it comes to how they cater to children. Students get a new perspective on science and math lessons from a tree house overlooking a bog, one of six different natural elements in the IslandWood watershed. Just the facts: IslandWood is a unique 255-acre outdoor learning center that aims to provide exceptional learning experiences that inspire...
August 21st, 2009 | Jennifer | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: camp, composting toilet, eco travel, environmental learning center, green travel, island wood, IslandWood, kids, LEED Gold, overnight, Seattle, seattle summer camp, summer, Washington

Babytime Expo

Join Chuck E. from Chuck  E. Cheese, Elmo, Blue from Blues Clues and more at the Babytime Expo.  The event features local magicians, games, a diaper derby and a Daddy derby and dozens of baby- and parent-centric exhibitors and experts that will help make you a better parent.  The first 50 pregnant women who attend each day will receive a free Bump Bay, sponsored by the Bump and valued at $250. Babytime Expo 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 8, 2009 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Point Hotel 9777 Las...
August 5th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baby, Baby Expo, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, kids, Las Vegas, parenting, People - Interesting Local People

Get Out and Get Dirty: Vegas Birds Await

While most of us hole up during the summer, if you can stay in the shade, most summer mornings can be very pleasant until almost 11 a.m. Then, head indoors until way after sundown.  If you have exhausted the pleasures of your own yard, one of the best places to head out with your family is the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.  Las Vegas is on the Western Flyway, that migratory freeway birds use to get in their summer vacations.  Lake Mead, the Colorado River and the Las Vegas Wash are all premier...
July 21st, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bird preserve, birding, free, fun, History & Information, kids, nature, outdoor Nevada, People - Interesting Local People, Scenic & Short Trips, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", Summer Fun, Tours, vegas

Lots of Fun for Kids: Vancouver International Children’s Festival

It’s time for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival held every year at Vanier Park located at the foot of Chestnust Street and Whyte Ave.  From toddlers to teens there is entertainment for everyone including music, theatre, dance, circus arts, puppetry and storytelling from Canada and around the world.  Performances are held outdoors in this beautiful setting overlooking English Bay or under the shelter of the big white tents.  Circus Rebellion from U.S.A. performs with tantastical...
May 10th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, circus, Family Friendly, festival, fun, kids, music, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, The Arts

REVIEW: Santini – Best Ice-Cream in Lisbon

Ask anyone in Lisbon about the best local ice cream, chances are they will tell you to catch the train to Cascais and direct you to Santini. Opened for three generations, almost 60 years ago, Santini sells traditional Italian ice-cream that has been served to the national and international royalty. It is said that one of its secrets is the quality and the freshness of the ingredients, 100% natural. As well as the art to combine them. The fact is that it’s an excellent ice-cream that makes people...
April 28th, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Cascais, children, Family Friendly, ice cream, kids, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping

Vacation with Kids

Travelling with children is not always a pleasure but exploring Amsterdam with the kids is delightful. Amsterdam is the perfect city for a family holiday. It’s compact and crammed with attractions for children. Parents don’t have to dip deep into their pockets because many sights and attractions are free. Children up to four years old never pay tram fares or entrance fees. Children up to eleven pay half price, and sometimes nothing at all. Hop on a tram, any tram for a long or short ride...
April 14th, 2009 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: children, Family Friendly, kids, museums, Shopping

With the Family in Tow

Already Spring has sprung and in a blink it will be Summer – prime time for family outings, family reunions, family vacations, family everything. Here comes the short list of favorite family experiences to be had in, around, and out of the city: Catalina Island. Just an hour or so from L.A. by ferry, this island feels like another world. No worries about traffic plowing down the youngsters, sandy beaches, lots of comfort food and casual accommodations (even condos with kitchen facilities for...
March 21st, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: amusements, Attractions, beaches, children, cycling, Family Friendly, gardens, hiking, kids, observatory, Outdoors & Recreation, surfing, teens, travel, vacation

Family Friendly Edinburgh Attractions

... learn a few words of Gaelic while you’re there! Check their website for schedules and events. Parents will hate me for saying this (and the kids will thank me), but there’s a great fudge shop just across the street! Edinburgh Castle. (view location) While the historical significance of this site will be lost on most children (and even some adults), who doesn’t like a great view and the chance to climb around on some centuries-old castle walls and cannons? With plenty of shops...
March 19th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 5
Filed under: Attractions, edinburgh castle, edinburgh zoo, Family Friendly, kids, our dynamic earth, scottish storytelling centre

Educate yourself with a trip to a local children’s museum

... are pursuing LEED certification. Exhibits include a Spanish galleon ship, a Florida Cracker House, a child-sized city and an exhibit that teaches kids and adults how to be green. Location: 1707 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach (772) 225-7575 Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 – 5:00 pm on Sundays. Cost: $6.00 for adults and children 2-12, free for members and children under 12 months and $3.00 for children 12 months –...
March 16th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, children, children's science explorium, education, Events, family friend travel, Family Friendly, family vacations, florida, kids, Miami Children's Museum

Kids are Free with Velocity

... of great discounts. It’s just become even more valuable to families, with Velocity and Tourism New South Wales giving members the chance to take kids to local hotels, restaurants, attractions and events for free! Families will love the savings at places like Sydney Wildlife World, the Crown Plaza at Darling Harbour, and the Lindt Chocolat Café. This offer is valid until 28 February 2009, allowing you to take full advantage of the Christmas holidays! Click here to see all the places Velocity members...
December 3rd, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: children, Family Friendly, free, kids, Sydney, Velocity, Virgin Blue

Master Chef Teaches How to Make a Gingerbread House

The Executive Pastry ,Chef Aron Weber, of the five-star Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, will be teaching a children’s class on how to decorate their own Gingerbread House. All materials and refreshments are included, plus you get to take your completed gingerbread house home with you. The class is intended for  children.   Fairmont’s Gingerbread House Class The Fairmont Washington, DC 2401 M Street, NW Washington, DC  20037  (map it) 202-429-2400 Dates...
November 11th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: christmas, classes, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, kids, Restaurants & Bars, Washington DC

Kids Delight: Wedding Day

... don’t get married. The world has changed since I was a kid. Children can get married these days. On Wednesday 9 July BovenNEMO organises kids’ Wedding Day. Twenty-five kid couples will say I will and children champagne will flow. This is romance at its best. The good thing is that that all weddings will be annulled at sunset. For more information look at http://www.e-nemo.nl/?id=1&s=40&d=1066 Don’t feel like getting married? No problem, just watch the ceremony and the party....
July 3rd, 2008 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, kids