Dear Funderland Guests,
As a family-owned and operated small business, Funderland has always strived to maintain an environment that is family-oriented, fun, and safe. As the current COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, we are holding true to our commitment to safety by implementing the following:
- Frequent sanitization of rides including seating areas, lap bars, seat belts, etc.
- Frequent sanitization of commonly touched areas such as ride fencing, water fountains, etc.
- Frequent sanitization of eating areas and tables.
- Spacing of guests on rides so there will be a minimum of at least one empty seat in front of, behind, or beside guests that are not from the same riding group.
We will continue to monitor this situation as it develops and will follow all state and government regulation. Thank you for your continuing support during this time.
On the evening of Tuesday, September 26, a fire broke out at the Funderland concession stand. Thankfully, no one was injured as it occurred while the park was closed and no guests or staff were present. The Sacramento Fire Department quickly responded to the fire and extinguished the flames before they spread to our rides. They are currently investigating what may have caused the fire. Our most heartfelt thanks go out to the SFD for their hard work protecting our park.
We are currently open for our normal fall operating hours as all our rides are fully operational. Additionally, we will be looking to bring in a temporary food facility in the near future to provide food for our guests.
Summer has arrived and the outdoors can be your child’s playground. But did you know that playing can be about more than just wearing off some of that endless energy that all kids seem to have? Playing can also be educational. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, when children play, they are learning and reducing stress at the same time.
What They are Learning
They are learning how to be physically active and building up strength and balance. The simple act of running and jumping allows for young children to develop their sense of self and an understanding of how their bodies work. If the child is playing with a friend, they are communicating, both verbally and nonverbally. They could be building (or tearing down) something as a team. They may need to help each other climb, or pick the other up if they have fallen. Maybe they are on a ride together that takes teamwork. Take the Crazy Cups, for example. The more they spin the wheel in the center, the faster the Crazy Cups will spin. The social interaction and discovery of themselves learned through physical play is something that cannot be replaced by what is learned in a traditional classroom.
How They are De-Stressing
A young child soaks up anything and everything they see. They are learning constantly, which is why their environment is so important. And processing all of that information can sometimes be stressful. Even though they are children without the responsibilities that adults have, they can encounter stress. What compounds stress even more for a child is that they don’t understand the concept of stress and therefore, they cannot self diagnose. But physical activity and play can be a stress reliever for children, just as it is for adults. As the National Association for the Education of Young Children points out, “Play helps your children grow emotionally. It is joyful and provides an outlet for anxiety and stress.” For some kids, play is the No. 1 way they learn. Getting outside and having your child discover new ways to play will mean they are discovering new ways to learn. Be an example and show them that you are never too old to play outside either. And if you feel adventurous, plan a trip to Funderland Amusement Park and let them discover the most fun place in the Sacramento region for kids. You never know what they may learn!
This season it’s all about Mom! This Mother’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to win a pampering prize pack all moms are sure to love including 4 Funderland season passes, 4 meal vouchers, and a $150 gift card to Massage Envy to help mom feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
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All About Mom Giveaway Prize Package Includes:
- $150 Massage Envy Gift Card
- 4 Funderland Season Passes
*No Facebook account required to enter. Just click here to go straight to entry form.Good luck!
Summer is fast approaching and with that comes long days at the park, trips to the ocean and amusement parks. What that means is a lot of fun in the sun and parents should remember to protects themselves and their kids against the strong rays that can be harmful to the skin. But not all kids are ready and willing to apply sunscreen when they will be out in the sun. So what is a parent to do?
4 Tips Parents can Use to Get Their Kids to Wear Sunscreen
- Talk to them about it often – When you wake up and see that it is bright and sunny outside, take this time to remind them about how it is going to be really hot today and that it is important to protect their skin. When you are out and about and it is sunny, remind them how important it will be for them to wear sunscreen later when they are playing.
- Make it cool – Kids love superheroes. Make them one by fighting the sun. Sunscreen gives them a “protective shield” that makes their skin operate like superheroes’ suit of armor. When they are ready run out the front door ask them if they have their superhero suit on.
- Involve them in their own health – This will be a good opportunity to educate them about their health and how taking care of themselves is important. Explain how getting a sunburn can happen and how it is easily preventable. Taking ownership of this might even empower them to not only protect themselves, but also remind you about putting sunscreen on!
- Be an example – Don’t give them a reason to remind you to put sunscreen on. If you are going to be outside for a long time with them reach for the sunscreen and begin to put it on yourself before starting anything else. If they see this enough it will become routine and they will expect it.
Sun Safety tips From the American Academy of Pediatrics For babies under 6 months: Avoid sun exposure and dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However, when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to small areas, such as the infant’s face and the back of the hands. If an infant gets a sunburn, apply cool compresses to the affected area.For all other children: Stay in the shade whenever possible, and limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that provide 97-100 percent protection against both UVA and UVB rays), and clothing with a tight weave. On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen – about one ounce per sitting for a young adult. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Use extra caution near water, sand and snow as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly. Even though Funderland Park is well shaded, we encourage all attendees to think about how they will protect themselves against the sun’s rays when they arrive. Once you have that taken care, have a good time!