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Pinspiration-Phoenix

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If you love different crafts and are all about Pinterest, Pinspiration is your new art haven! Located in North Phoenix in the Desert Ridge/High Street area (right near Mellow Mushroom), Pinspiration has tons of different art projects for the newbie to the expert. The best part of doing things at Pinspiration is that they have…

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Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum

I had heard about the Chandler Museum (and that it was free), so when we were visiting the Crayola Experience in Chandler Fashion Center, I felt like we might was well bop over and check it out. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S Chandler Village Dr (which is right near the Chandler Fashion…

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Uptown Jungle Avondale

uptown jungle avondale

Uptown Jungle is opening its newest location in Avondale! Joining their locations in Peoria, Mesa, and Chandler you’ll be excited to find this huge indoor play area has tons of fun for tots through teens! Located at 1725 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ , Uptown Jungle in Avondale is in the same plaza as Joann…

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Medieval Times Scottsdale

medieval times Scottsdale

The long and eagerly awaited Medieval Times in Scottsdale has finally made its grand opening in 2019! Munchie and I were able to go with some friends to check out the Grand Opening. If you love Ancient Times, Knights of the Round Table, fighting, and Royalty, this place is for you! Medieval Times is located…

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Glendale Heroes Library Branch

glendale heroes library

The Glendale Heroes Library Branch evaded me for a while. I have seen the library being built, and then knew it was finished and tried to visit it many times, but it was always closed! Their hours are a bit…difficult, even in the summer. I do wish there is a little more consistency for us…

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Urban Axes Phoenix

urban axes phoenix

Ax Throwing? That sounds mildly dangerous, thrilling and a bit…psychotic? Well, get out some pent up aggression and get your biceps ready for an Ax flipping good time at Urban Axes in Phoenix. Ax throwing competitions are nothing new, but are a bit uncanny to many city dwellers. Just imagine having to split some logs…

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Sam Garcia Western Library Avondale

sam garcia western library

I had taken my kids to the Sam Garcia library a few years ago when they had a great book sale. We didn’t explore the library that day, and I’m not sure why. However, had we explored the library day I wouldn’t have gone back to see what they have done! The Sam Garcia Western…

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Bowlero Scottsdale

bowlero scottsdale

Dimples wanted to go bowling for his birthday, and I figured a new place to go bowling was in order! We love our usual places like Uptown Alley and Main Event in Avondale, but I also love exploring new places. The Bowlero we visited was at 101 and Mayo Blvd, right at the Phoenix/Scottsdale intersection.…

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Glow Putt Mini Golf Scottsdale

glow putt mini golf

When you are a mom, birthdays can be a trap. What do you do on your birthday when you have young kids? You go mini golfing! I am not a great golfer. If you read my post about TopGolf, you’ll realize that golf is not even one of my most favorite things to do. However,…

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Special Toddler Times!

Special Toddler Times

Now that the kids are going back to school, Toddler Times at your favorite kid places can rule. Here are some places that are often open to all age ranges, but are open to just toddlers. Chandler Uptown Jungle–Read our Review Tot times-9am-12noon weekdays ages 5 and under Goodyear Elevate Trampoline Park–Read Our Review Mondays,…

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AZ Ice Arcadia

Az Ice arcadia

First off, I have to admit that my kids were not involved in this visit! It was a date night, but we saw kids there! AZ Ice in Arcadia is located in a hard to find location. Our Google Maps told us where it was, but unfortunately it is not easy to see when you…

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Play Factory Superstition Mall Mesa

play factory mesa

The Play Factory was previously located in Desert Ridge Marketplace and we had reviewed it several times as management and ownership changed throughout the years. Space was somewhat awkward but had enough room for kids to play. Before leaving the Desert Ridge space, The Play Factory owners had updated the old playscape. The newer playscape…

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Paradise Pier Disneyland

Paradise Pier Disneyland

Paradise Pier is one of Disneyland’s hotels that is considered “on property”. The other two are Disney’s Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel. The benefit of staying at a Disneyland hotel is that you get the benefit of an extra hour in the park and there are often extra deals and packages offered. Paradise Pier Hotel…

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SkyZone Phoenix/Scottsdale

skyzone scottsdale

SkyZone Phoenix is actually located in Scottsdale at 4857 E Greenway Rd. It is easy to get to from the 51. If you have SkyZone socks, bring them along. If you have any other type or brand of grippy sock, they aren’t allowed. It is also a good idea to sign their waiver online before…

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Modern Round-Peoria

modern round

If you haven’t heard of Modern Round in Peoria, I wouldn’t be too surprised. Or, maybe you have heard of it and are thinking-Wait-why is Surprise AZ Mom covering this? Modern Round is “part virtual shooting range part upscale lounge” (from their site). My husband visited Modern Round a few years ago with some guys…

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