Temecula Berry Company

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Happy Monday! I’m loving this time year and the longer days. We love going outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. A new tradition for our family now takes place every May at The  Temecula Berry Company. We had the best time last year and can’t wait to do it again. Berry season kicks off this Friday, May 6th 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 can also join them every Friday night, beginning May 27th and every Friday in June for Friday Night Movies. They keep the farm open until 8pm to pick blueberries. All you need to do is bring a chair and enjoy the beautiful farm and a movie for the family.

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.

A Daytrip to Temecula with Kids!

Temecula Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park

Temecula Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park

When people think of Temecula, I think most people immediately think of a good glass of wine and maybe some golf. We’ve lived in the area for almost three years and have fallen in love with the city. It is the place to come wine tasting and it’s also a great place to hang out with the family. Here’s my suggestions for a daytrip to Temecula with the family(you can also make a pit stop at one of the local wineries, which happen for the most part,  to also be family friendly).

Our first stop would definitely be a stop in Old Town Temecula. This charming little area has been around since 1882 and is home to some pretty cool old buildings. It’s a bustling area with many restaurants and shops. We love heading there to visit one of our favorite children’s museums, Pennypickle’s Workshop.

Pennypickle's Workshop

Pennypickle’s Workshop

Pennypickle’s Workshop is located in the heart of Temecula’s Old Town. This 7500 square foot facility allows a child’s imagine to run wild. The workshop is packed to the brim with hands-on everything! From experiments to gadgets, there is nothing that is hands off. Your kiddos can touch and learn from almost everything around them. Nothing is off limits!

Kiddos will learn  about earthquakes, volcanoes, and other scientific concepts. The best part is that all these concepts are  learned through playing. It’s a great place to spend a few hours and really let the kiddos explore hands on.

Admission to Pennypickle’s Workshop is $ 5 a person. Kiddos 3 and under are free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Pennypickle’s Workshop

42081 Main Street, Temecula 92590

Old Town Rootbeer Company is always a must stop in Temecula!

Old Town Root beer Company is always a must stop in Temecula!

After a few hours of playing you’re kiddos will surely build up an appetite. We like stopping off for a treat at Old Town Root Beer Company, which is home to more than 5oo different variety of sodas. My kiddos love going in and checking out all that they have to offer. They have the best root beer floats and soda flavors. It’s a great little place to stop off and cool down. You can pack a snack/lunch and grab a soda to enjoy on the grounds. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat lunch, we enjoy Rosa’s Cantina, which is pretty delish and affordable. We also enjoy heading a few blocks from Old Town to stop at one of our favorite restaurants from San Diego, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto. They have a family deal for $20 that is out of this world good. You can add a 99 cents kids plate of spaghetti that your kiddos will devour.

Old Town Root Beer Company – 28500 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590

Rosa’s Cantina – 28636 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto – 27309 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula 92590

 

 

Make sure you pack a bathing suit and towel because you will definitely want to pay a visit to the Temecula Splash Pad, located inside of Margarita Park. I saved this little treat for last because it tends to be less busy in the afternoons. I would pack a chair, some towels, a change of clothes, and some drinks to ensure a good time for all. Your kiddos will love running around the sprinklers and adjacent play area while you relax in the shade. The park is gated and since my kiddos are a little older, I can relax and allow them to run around the park without having to worry about them every minute. There are plenty of shaded areas and bathrooms close by.

Temecula Splash Pad – 29119 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

If you’ve been meaning to visit Temecula, you definitely should! It’s a beautiful city with plenty to do for families.

 

Halloween Roundup: Peltzer Farms and Pumpkin Patch

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The Pig Races are a Blast!

Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Peltzer Farms with my son’s kinder class. I had never visited Peltzer, and was excited to learn about this fun little place. I fell in love with the Farm, and can’t wait to take the kids again this year.  Petlzer Farms is located in the middle of Wine Country in Temecula, and it is an absolutely beautiful place.

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Peltzer Farms is an authentic pumpkin farm, and offers plenty of fun. They are home to one amazing corn maze. I actually couldn’t find my way out! It took me some time to find my way out.  They also are home to pig races. The pig races take place every day, and they are so much fun! They are also free to watch. In fact, my two favorite attractions at the farm, the pig races, and the maze, are Free. Peltzer Farms is also the perfect setting for pictures. You have to make sure to take your camera, because the props are so cute! They have the vintage farm appearance, and you will find old pickup trucks, tractors, etc..

There is also a fun petting zoo, train rides, mining, and pony rides. Of course you will also find pumpkins of all sizes! They honestly have some of the coolest looking pumpkins, and had every size imaginable. It’s pretty safe to say, that you will find the pumpkin of your dreams here.

There is also a Blacksmith Shop on the weekends. You can watch Charlie Jr. make fun things using real blacksmith tools, such as authentic dog tags, horse shoe nail rings and other cool things. I’m telling you this place is a must visit!

Peltzer Farms is open everyday from 9am to 8pm, until October 31st. For additional info and directions, head here.