Glendale Centre Theatre- Children’s Shows

The Glendale Centre Theatre will kickoff their 2008 Children’s season with Rapunzel. The show will play from March 1st through June 2008 on Saturday mornings only. Saturday Matinees start at 11am. Ticket prices are $11 for chidren 12 and under and $12.50 for adults. For additional information click here.

Free Admission to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library

The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace will celebrate Presidents’ Day by offering free admission. The library will be open on Presidents’ Day from 10am to 5pm. There will be live music, free cherry pie to the first 100 guests and much more. It’s a perfect place to visit with school age children. I’ve actually visited the library with my two toddlers and they loved touring the helicopter exhibit and the grounds. It’s only one of two Presidential Libraries in the state and I’m very lucky to live in the same city as this gem. This would be a great opportunity if you’ve yet to visit this Southern California treasure.

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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Legoland – California

We are lucky to have one of the four Legoland parks right here in Southern California. Closer than Sea World, Legoland is only a two-hour drive south of Los Angeles in Carlsbad.

This park is very much oriented to young families. There are plenty of things for the entire family to do, and children from infants to teenagers will easily enjoy themselves here.

Our visit on February 9th was met with great weather and no crowds. The longest wait for us was at lunch because the pizza oven had broken down. The lines for the rides were no more than 10 minutes long. I was impressed at the size of Legoland. The park is easily a full day experience. There is no way we could have done everything on our single visit there. The off-season hours on Saturday are 10 AM to 5 PM. Considering that the target audience for the park is young families, one can understand the limited hours.

A fantastic feature at the park is a brochure at the entrance called “What to do when you’re 2” which gives tips on things to do in each area of the park when you have real young children. It’s best to bring your children when they are at least 34 inches tall in order to enjoy a large portion of the rides. There are many interactive water areas in the park that were open yesterday, even though it is winter. It was a warm day and there were plenty of kids getting wet. Those parents had apparently been there before because their children were wearing swim clothes!

The Mother’s Station at the park was well stocked with diapers and baby supplies. It is located in Fun Town just behind the Lego Club House. It made changing diapers a simple task for two little ones.

The park has rides from slow boat trips all the way to family friendly roller coasters. It would be nearly impossible to not have fun here.

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