World Oceans Day at Carlsbad’s SEA LIFE Aquarium

Carlsbad’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is celebrating World Oceans Day from 10am-5pm on Saturday, June 4th, with a “Seussian” Celebration! Young guests will be treated to fun and educational hands-on activities throughout the day. This special event includes crafts, two underwater readings of Dr. Seuss books by divers dressed in “Seussian” attire, and more.

Not familiar with SEA LIFE Aquarium? It’s a unique aquarium that incorporates LEGOS into their theme. Check the link below for more info about this awesome destination. Click HERE for a post with pictures from one of our recent trips to SEA LIFE Aquarium. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: SEA LIFE Aquarium
Twitter: @SEALIFEAquarium

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PlayWerx

PlayWerx is a drop-in indoor play place for kids, located in the Carlsbad area of San Diego, California. They have a huge play structure which includes a ball pit, slides, swings, and lots of opportunities for jumping and climbing. The structure also has a toddler area designated for little ones up to 24 months. In addition to the play area, they also have a cafe with free WiFi, and lots of children’s books, as well as some magazines for the adults to enjoy.

Socks are required, so be sure to bring them along. Check the link to their website for more info. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: PlayWerx
Twitter: @Playwerx
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Museum of Making Music

The Museum of Making Music is located in the Carlsbad area of San Diego, California. Check the link to their website for more info. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Museum of Making Music
Twitter: @MuseumMaknMusic

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LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND is a theme park in the Carlsbad area of San Diego, California. If your kids like LEGOS, this theme park will be like a dream! They have rides, play areas, shows, and much more!

Website: LEGOLAND
Twitter: @LEGOLAND_CA

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Kidsville

Kidsville is an indoor play place located inside the Plaza Camino Real Mall, in the Carlsbad area of San Diego. Great for preschoolers!

Website: Kidsville
Twitter: @Kidsville

SEA LIFE Aquarium

SEA LIFE Aquarium is located next to LEGOLAND, in Carlsbad, California. It’s a great aquarium that incorporates LEGOS into it’s theme. Our kids love visiting this fun and unique aquarium. Please see the link below, to their website, for more details. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: SEA LIFE Aquarium Carlsbad
Twitter: @SEALIFEAquarium





Carlsbad Flower Fields ~ Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entry

PLEASE NOTE: The discount from this 2011 post is no longer available. If we find another comparable discount, we’ll post it here. For now, you might be interested in reading our full feature, THE CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS. Thanks!

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The Flower Fields, located in Carlsbad, are one of our favorite places to visit in the Spring! Looking through my e-mail this afternoon, I came across a Buy One Get One Free Entry coupon from Parents Connect (by Nickelodeon). The coupon is good through 4/30/11.

We enjoy visiting The Flower Fields in early to mid April, as it always seems to be a good time to see a lot of flowers in bloom. Click HERE to go to the Buy One Get One Free Entry coupon. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Knuckleheads Gym

The kids & I were invited to Social Media Day, with sdIRL at Knuckleheads Gym, but missed it due to mommy being under the weather. Fortunately, the AWESOME staff invited us to come another day, once I stopped barking like a dog РI mean stopped coughing, and felt better.

What a great place! As soon as our kindergarten age daughter walked in, she wanted to start playing with the machines! She was all over the stationary bike, and loving the interactive monitor that made her feel like she was riding on a course.

Although the gym is designed for kids age 5 and up, our tag-along preschool age son was right there, into the mix, next to big sis on a tricycle-like interactive machine with a monitor of an ATV riding over dunes. He LOVED it, and it only took him a few minutes to figure out how to pedal and steer. Kinder daughter tried it out as well, and also loved it! I wish we had that machine in our house!

Knuckleheads has many other interactive machines such as a Lightspace Treadwall that actually moves as you climb, with the velocity based on your weight, a Dance Dance machine, Wii, 3-Kick, Jr. Fun Zone, and other machines. Some of the machines are those that the kids can do with a partner, and some are made for individual use.

While the kids were playing I took note of some of the things that I thought made the facility great. First, it was well ventilated – not stuffy or hot. I liked that they played music, and had an outdoor area with a basketball hoop, and tables for relaxing. It was CLEAN! Believe me, after going to dozens of indoor facilities for kids over the last 5 years, I’ve seen many that did not meet my standard, but Knuckleheads was absolutely clean, including the bathroom facilities. One other thing they had that I liked were the crafts. No, people don’t go to a gym to do crafts, but if your child were to go to a facility for a full day, it’s a nice option for some downtime after playing hard.

When we arrived they were just ending a day-camp, and some parents waited a while after camp to pick up their kids. None of the kids that had a late pick-up were making a fuss about being there longer than the length of camp, and all appeared to have had a great day. This was a great sign! I’ve worked with kids in a camp setting that were the same age as the group of kids that were there, and have never seen so many content kids after 5 hours of day camp.

Knuckleheads is a drop-off facility meant for kids age 5-14. They have daily and monthly memberships, and offer sibling discounts. They hold birthday parties at the gym, as well as group events. Each of the employees I interacted with were friendly, professional, and took an interest in the kids. If you have kids in the age range meant for the facility, I highly recommend you check them out. Perhaps we’ll see you there!