Blueberry Picking at Temecula Berry Company

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Happy Sunday! I’m loving this time year and the longer days. We love getting outside when we can and were a little bummed out that our plans had to be put on hold on Saturday because of the drizzly weather. We had planned on berry picking at the Temecula Berry Company. We had the best time last year and can’t wait to do it again. Berry season kicked off last Friday, April 24th and continues on until June. Plan your picking because you don’t want to miss it!

Temecula Berry Picking is open 7 days a week during the season from 8am to 6pm. It’s a fun outing with the family and will only set you back a few dollars. You pick only what you plan on buying. Last year we only picked half a bucket and I believe we only paid $5. We had a great morning and we spent under $20(we had to buy the local honey, blueberries, and their out of this world blueberry pound cake).

It’s a fun family outing that everyone in your family will enjoy. All you need is to bring some water, some sunscreen, a hat(it gets hot!), and be ready for a good time. ¬†If you’re bringing little ones make sure to either head there early or later in the day to avoid the heat. There are plenty of photo opps and the cutest little farm house with piglets and chickens. The kiddos will love it!

You only pay for what you pick, so think about that when you’re choosing how many buckets to use. ¬†Admission is free, all you have to pay for are the berries you pick. Temecula Berry company accepts only cash or checks. I forgot last time and had to drive out to find a local ATM. Don’t forget to bring that cash.

It’s a great outing with the kiddos and we can’t wait to do it again. For additional info head here.

Free Admission – The Arboretum of Los Angeles County


The Arboretum of Los Angeles is a fantastic place to take the kiddos. The 127 acre botonical garden is a wonderland for the kiddos. You can hike with them, take them to one of the many classes that are offered or just stroll around and observe nature in all its splendor.

The Arboretum offers free admission on the third Tuesday of the month. Plan accordingly this month and enjoy a wonderful day with the kiddos.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007.

Hours:

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., grounds close at 5:00p.m.

For additional information click here

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Australia DVD- You have until Sunday. Please enter- I want all of you to win!!

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

If you are looking for a place to take the kids for a beautiful walk and if they love Koi fish boy do I have a place for you. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the Cal State Long Beach Campus is a beautiful place to spend an hour or two or even an afternoon.

The kiddos will enjoy feeding the colorful Koi. You can purchase Koi food for 25 cents per handful. You will want to bring a container from home to hold the food.

It’s a great place for your kiddos to wonder around and enjoy the beauty of the garden.

Here’s the best part admission is absolutely free.

Tuesday through Friday: 8:00a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed : Mondays and Saturdays
Admission is FREE
The Garden will be closed to the public from noon on
December 24, 2008 through January 24, 2009

EBM Japanese Garden
Cal State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California