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Spooky Events at Maricopa Parks

spooky events

These Maricopa parks are having some great “Halloween” and Spooky programming for families! If you are looking for something fun for the family, check out these parks for the wonderful programming around the valley! Entrance fee per vehicle for the Maricopa parks is $7 for a regular automobile. Halloween Spooktacular-Estrella Mountain Regional Park-14805 W Vineyard…

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Things to do in East Phoenix

things to do in East Phoenix

Are you looking for things to do in East Phoenix? East Phoenix can be categorized as being near Tempe and Scottsdale for this post. If you are looking for things to do in North Phoenix or Central Phoenix, make sure you check out our other posts! Hall of Flame Museum If you have a child…

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Things to do in Avondale!

things to do in avondale

The West Valley has a lot to offer. Avondale is one of the smaller cities in the west valley, it has grown in the past few years in population. It also has some great new features for families! Indoor Places Forget the old batting cages out in the hot sun, D-Bat in Avondale is climate…

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Fun things to do in Peoria!

fun things to do in peoria

Peoria Arizona encompasses such a LARGE amount of space and has so many amazing things to offer. If you live, work or have visited Peoria, you know that there are tons of different things to see and do. Here are just a few things to do, but ones we feel you should definitely check out!…

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Park West SplashPad

Park West Splashpad

Park West will be having a lot of upgrades this upcoming year, including a new Splashpad! I’m sure you have seen that I LOVE splashpads but, I had never seen one being built. So, when my friends over at Park West told me that they were in the midst of putting it together, I thought…

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Topgolf Glendale

topgolf glendale

Are you an avid golfer? An Average golfer? A newbie golfer or someone who hasn’t even played mini golf? Topgolf specializes in all of the above! Whether you have hit the fairway many times or can’t even make it through a round of mini putt putt, Top Golf can be challenge for the pro or…

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Heavenly Trampoline Jumper South Lake Tahoe California

heavenly jumper

Do your kids like the Trampoline Jumpers? Well, The Shops at Heavenly have those too! Located right next to the Heavenly Mini Golf, the Jumpers are a huge attraction to the daredevil kids. All three of our kids were able to do the jumper. I think Dimples just squeezed by with the minimum weight requirement…

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Alamo Lake State Park-Wenden, AZ

alamo lake state park

Alamo Lake State Park has more than just hiking and trails, it also has swimming, fishing, camping and cabins too! One of the many questions that I get asked every year is “Where can I go lake swimming or boating?” Well, Alamo Lake State Park was one of the many hidden gems I have found.…

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Fun in Mesa

Are you roaming around the valley looking for some fun in Mesa? There are lots of things to do and see in Mesa-Here are the places we have reviewed, and there will be more to come! Pioneer Park in Mesa-This newly redesigned park has a beautiful covered splashpad, a huge playground with amazing climbers and…

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Maricopa Live Steamers Glendale

Kids on the train

Looking for trains that you can ride? Check out Maricopa Live Steamers in Glendale! I had heard about Maricopa Live Steamers a few years ago and we would end up booked up on a Sunday, and miss the opportunity to go. Maricopa Live Steamers offers free train rides almost every Sunday, October through May (before…

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Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point-Lehi Utah

The Museum of Natural Curiosity was a “must see” by my friends who knew Salt Lake City, so when I found out they were participating in the reciprocal program with the Arizona Science Center membership program, I said “Let’s Go”! (check out if they are currently involved here ). Located in Lehi, Utah, about 30…

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Fun Things to Do in Surprise!

As a resident of Surprise, I’m always discovering new nooks and crannies of fun around our city. Here are some great places to go right here in Surprise! Indoor Places Luv 2 Play– Reems and Bell- This highly anticipated indoor play area opened in 2017 to much fanfare. Luv 2 Play is not only a…

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If you are looking for a class that has a good mix of physical activity, educational learning and socialization while in the outdoors, Tinkergarten has that all! Marissa Holm was our Tinkergarten leader, and she is just excellent with children and adults. She has a warm spirit and is encouraging and understanding to kids of…

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Japanese Friendship Garden-Phoenix

While we had my roommate from college visiting (she is from Japan and now lives in Tokyo), I thought it might be fun to take her to see the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix to see what she thought. The Japanese Friendship Garden is actually located inside of Margaret T. Hance Park. It is also…

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Surprise Parks with Playgrounds

There are so many great communities in the Valley with great parks, let alone great businesses and events that are family friendly. I’m starting my “Parks around the Valley” Series, and am Starting with Surprise. If we have been and reviewed the park, you will find that the name of the park will be linked…

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