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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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Arizona Grand Resort

Arizona Grand

The Arizona Grand Resort is located near Arizona Mills Mall, and some of our favorite destinations: Legoland Discovery Center and SEALIFE Aquarium. Arizona Grand Resort and the Oasis Water Park is located at 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix, right on the Tempe line. We found an amazing weekday deal during the 2018 season for…

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Upgraded: Estrella Gymnastics in Goodyear

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Estrella Gymnastics in Goodyear has reopened under new ownership and management in the same location. With 25,000 square feet of space, this gymnastics studio offers opportunity for your young gymnast to learn proper technique with a fun and engaging curriculum. Estrella Gymnastics is one of the largest Gymnastics studios in Arizona I was able to…

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Crayola Experience Chandler

Crayola Experience

Any child of the 1980s will know Crayola Crayons, Markers, water paints or colored pencils. I think the brand was etched into our lives as a staple part of art class or free time. Throughout the years, Crayola has experimented with newer technologies in arts and crafts. Now, there are five locations (2019) where families…

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Free Summer Activities 2019

Ultimate free summer activity guide

The Phoenix Valley has so many great opportunities for kids,teens and adults to have fun during the summer! Check out all of these FREE activities that we found. Some require registration and are detonated as such. Also, links are provided so you can check the event is still occurring as scheduled! Start marking your summer…

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Urban Air Adventure Park Goodyear

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Urban Air Adventure Park has a lot to offer. As you may remember, we went to review the location in Ahwatukee a while ago and did a piece on their birthday parties as well. However, everyone has been eagerly anticipating the west valley opening of Urban Air, and I have to say, I was checking…

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Summer Travel-National Parks to Beat the Phoenix Heat

Summertime is coming, and you may be hoping to beat the Phoenix heat by traveling. We love to find different places to go with our children, and it can be tricky to find a great destination plus find lodging as well. National Parks are a great way of exploring the outdoors with your family. There…

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Surprise Aquatic Center

Having three small kids at the pool is quite exhausting, but now that two of my three are good swimmers, I felt confident to take the plunge at the Surprise Aquatic Center without another adult! The Surprise Aquatic Center is located at 15831 N Bullard Ave, and is one of two pools in the city.…

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Scottsdale Quarter Splash Pad

scottsdale quarter

Scottsdale Quarter is a very chic place, with some great boutique stores and of course the American Girl Store . And, there is also a free splashpad! YAY! We love splashpads, especially when there are places to get a drink for mom or a snack for the kids all around the quarter. The area that the splashpad…

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Uptown Alley Surprise

Uptown Alley, located at Litchfield and Waddell Roads, is a great family fun location nearby! With a full restaurant, bar, pool tables, live  music (certain nights), laser tag, bowling, it is a great family friendly destination right here in Surprise Uptown Alley caters to a family friendly scene during the day, but is more of…

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Might Moo Ice Cream El Mirage/Youngtown (and truck too!)

Ice cream is an Arizona summer time staple. I’m pretty sure the calories just can’t count with the heat that we have during an Arizona heat wave! We had heard about Mighty Moo from a few friends and finally the kids finished their dinner without whining (yep, it is a BIG requirement in our household)…

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Big Surf Tempe

big surf

We were invited to a private party at Big Surf.   So, what we saw was an emptier version of what is probably the norm for the season, but it was really nice because I don’t really like crowds (I know, sounds crazy!) Big Surf is at 1500 N McClinton Dr in Tempe, and is…

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Veramonte Splash Pad

Veramonte splashpad

Update 2019- Veramonte park replaced the strange “turn on” system that was in the floor with a pole with a button turn on. So much easier and makes a lot more sense! The rest of the splashpad remains them same, although I wish they would have smoothed out some of the edges. Thanks to our readers…

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Westgate Splash Pad-Glendale

After a few days of being caught in the house, I finally took 2/3rds of my child clan to Westgate for their splash pad. We had gone to Westgate many times, but usually the weather wasn’t quite right for splashing. Actually, the last time we were at Westgate was when I ran the IMS half…

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Cool Ideas when it’s hot outside

Even when it is hot outside, the kids still seem to have energy to burn while they are indoors. Of course, we don’t want them sitting in front of a screen all day, and staying out and going to places isn’t always feasible or affordable. So, this list of ideas is for the parent who…

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