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Make Like a Bunny and Hop into our Annual Easter Bash

Apr08

Our Annual Easter Bash is right around the corner!

Come on out to the park this Friday – Sunday April 11 – 13 from 10am – 6pm for Easter fun and activities! This is one of our most popular family events and your kids will love visiting with the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs!

  • FREE Ride Tickets: Donate a new game or new art supplies to River Oak Center for Children & get free tickets (free tickets based on value of items donated).
  • Visit the Easter Bunny & Happy the Squirrel
  • Free Crafts & fun Easter themed photo opps
  • Spin & win at our info table
  • Great rides, food, vendors, & fun!

Egg Hunt Recommended Ages & Times:

4 & Under: 10:20, 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 1:40, 2:30, 3:20, 4:10, & 5:00
5 & Up: 10:45, 11:35, 12:25, 1:15, 2:05, 2:55, 3:45, 4:35, & 5:25

Egg Hunts are only $3 per child & may be purchased the day of the event at the ticket office. We limit the number of hunters to ensure all hunters have a safe, enjoyable time while finding a number of eggs. Please arrive early to purchase your hunt.

Plan a Day at William Land Park

Mar26

Where can you play softball and soccer, host a family reunion, attend a charity event, and spend a day enjoying rides and games in Sacramento? Right here, in William Land Park. Home to yours truly, Funderland, Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Zoo, and the William Land Golf Course, as well as picnic areas, ponds, playgrounds, and sports fields.

 Funderland Amusement Park

We love that so many park goers choose to spend a fun filled day with family and friends at our amusement park! Because each ride is unique and kid-friendly, there’s something fun for everyone. In addition to offering birthday party packages, we also offer fundraising opportunities and two academic field trips for schools: Math & Science and Language & Fine Arts, where kids learn how the rides work and all the creativity involved in making the rides. Who knew learning could be so fun?

Fairytale Town

Teach children to appreciate the gift of reading at this storybook-themed park. Everyone remembers clambering through the Crooked Mile, and who doesn’t love meeting all the cuddly barnyard animals? Fairytale Town offers field trips, workshops, and summer camps.They’re not just limited to animals and gardening, though. You can be in a theatre, band, or art camp, too!

 Sacramento Zoo

Lions and tigers and wallabies, oh my! While visiting William Land Park hop on over to the Sacramento Zoo and discover the plethora of exotic mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles that call this place home. The Zoo offers field trips, birthday parties, summer classes, and Overnight Safaris for adventure seekers. Kids will love the nighttime tour, animal feeding, spending the night under the stars, and waking up with the animals.

William Land Golf Course

Did you know that William Land Golf Course, which opened in 1924, was the first golf course in Sacramento? Golfers young and old still enjoy this golf course in the heart of Land Park today. WLGC offers both summer camps and junior programs and the golfing instructors are dedicated to teaching junior golfers life skills such as respect for others, good sportsmanship, confidence, and perseverance.

William Land Park is a great place for families to spend time having fun together, being creative, and learning in Sacramento. Come on down and and spend a day with us!

Enter to Win our Spring Spree Giveaway

Mar20

We’re about to put a little more “spring” in your step! Enter our Spring Spree Giveaway now through April 4th for your chance to win a $100 Target gift card, courtesy of the Easter Bunny. PLUS a Funderland Prize Pack including 4 Easter Bash tickets, 4 VIP wristbands, and 4 combo meals, courtesy of Happy the Squirrel!

How to enter:

Visit and like our Facebook page

Complete your entry form between 3/20/14 – 4/4/14 at noon PST

How to Get Bonus Entries:

After you submit your entry form, you’ll have to chance to share this giveaway on Facebook and receive 1 bonus entry for every Facebook friend who enters!

Prize Details:

$100 gift card to Target

4 tickets to Funderland’s Annual Easter Bash happening April 11, 12, and 13

4 VIP wristbands (good for unlimited rides on day of redemption)

4 combo meals (choose from 6 different meals)

To view official rules, please click here.

Four Easy Recipes to Make With Kids

Mar06

Four Easy Recipes to Make With Kids

It’s a great idea to get your kids involved in the kitchen as soon as possible.  Before you know it, they’re going to be moving out and having to cook for themselves.  Because kids are more likely to eat what they help cook (even if they don’t normally eat it), cooking together is a good way to teach kids to follow instructions thoroughly.  Even little ones can help by standing on stools and stirring or putting toppings on pizza.  Here are some tasty easy recipes to make with kids as they begin their adventure into the kitchen.

Pizza Bread

Pizza is easy for kids to make because it doesn’t involve a lot of stove or oven use, and it’s easy for little kids because most of it’s putting on the toppings.

Sourdough or English muffins, sliced sourdough, or French bread

1 jar spaghetti sauce

Shredded cheese

Pepperoni slices

Sliced olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, etc.

1.  Lightly toast the bread.

2.  Spread each slice with spaghetti sauce.

3.  Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over the sauce.  Put pepperoni slices over the cheese.

4.  Add sliced olives, mushrooms, chopped green onions, red bell peppers, or whatever veggies your kids like.

5.  “Glue” the toppings in place by sprinkling some cheddar, parmesan, or mozzarella cheese over the bread.

6.  Bake the pizzas for about 10-15 minutes at 400°.

7.  Let the pizzas cool, then enjoy!

Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is easy for a quick lunch or dinner that the kids can help make.

Sliced sourdough, wheat, or white bread

Butter or mayonnaise

Sliced cheese

Sliced deli ham or pepperoni (optional)

1.  Spread the insides of two slices of bread with butter or mayonnaise.

2.  Layer one side of the bread with sliced cheese and pepperoni or deli ham, if you like.  Place the other slice of bread over it.

3.  Place on a heated greased griddle or skillet and cook until one side is golden brown, then turn and cook the other side.

4.  Remove from pan and enjoy!

Fruit Dip

Fruit dip is a fun treat to have with fruit as an after-school snack.

7oz Marshmallow Creme

7oz Marshmallow Creme

8oz low-fat or whipped cream cheese, softened to room temperature

2 Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

Fruit dippers: strawberries, grapes, pineapple, apples, berries, cantaloupe

1. Spoon marshmallow creme into a large, microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds.

2.  Whisk in softened cream cheese and orange juice concentrate until very smooth.

3.  Chill, then serve with fruit.

See the original recipe here!

Frozen Yogurt Pops

These popsicles are good for you, and great on a hot day (though they take a while to freeze).

2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed

2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup white sugar or honey

8 small paper cups

8 popsicle sticks

1.  Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt, and sugar into a blender.

2.  Cover, and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired.

3.  Fill paper cups 3/4 full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the center of the foil on each cup.

4.  Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and peel off the paper cup.

See original recipe here!

5 Community Service Projects for Kids

Feb24

We understand that sometimes it can be hard to make time to give back to our communities. But getting your kids involved in community service projects and activities can teach them valuable skills and life lessons like compassion, respect, and empathy. To get your family inspired, here are 5 ways to teach your kids to serve their communities.

1.  Bake cookies or brownies for your local fire station.  The firemen will really appreciate this simple but delicious gift, and it’s a fun way to teach your kids how to help out your community and thank local heros.

2.  Volunteer to be a foster family for a pet from your local animal shelter.  Taking care of a pet is a big learning opportunity for children. It teaches them responsibility and kindness to those who can’t take care of themselves.  Adoption also helps to keep strays off the street.

3.  Pick up trash at your local creek. Creeks and rivers are something we all share.  Teach your children to show respect for public property.  Even little kids can help clean up your city streams.  Look up a local Creek Week association near you:  http://www.creekweek.net/

4.  Volunteer to take your neighbors’ dogs for a walk.  Do it for free!  This can really help busy neighbors or older folks who can’t walk their dogs.  Your kids will learn how to take care of animals, respect public property (like sidewalks and dog parks), and help others.

5.  Make care packages for homeless people.  Fill bags with some hand sanitizer, tissues, a granola bar, etc. and hand them out to people in need that you pass on the street.  This simple act of kindness can encourage your children to be compassionate towards others.

Get Your Funderland Groupon Deal – Save Up to 54% Off!

Feb20

Limited Time Funderland Groupon Deal

For a limited time we’re offering three great offers on Groupon so you can save on all your family’s fun plans! Everyone loves a great deal and your family deserves the fun! Hurry, this Funderland Groupon offer is only being offered for a short time and subject to availability. Don’t miss this offer! Visit our Groupon deal here!

Choose From These Deals:

  • Two Groupon-exclusive, unlimited-ride weekend wristbands with a Funderland souvenir cup for $27.50 (a $49 value)
  • Four unlimited-ride weekday wristbands with four snow cones or cotton candies for $35 (a $75.80 value)
  • Weekday basic birthday package for up to 10 for $69 (a $139.50 value)

Basic Birthday Package Details:

  • Two hours of birthday-party area and unlimited rides for each rider
  • Book of 10 tickets
  • Birthday-party host or hostess to help set up, answer questions, and administer hand stamps
  • Printable birthday party invitations
  • Funderland birthday shirt and coupon for a free wristband or tickets on a future visit for the birthday child

Click here for hours and days of operation. For more information please email us at info@funderlandpark.com

Enter to Win our “I Scream, You Scream” Giveaway

Feb14

It’s everyone’s favorite thing to scream: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Gather up all your kids and their buddies for a special day of play and sweet treats. Now through Feb. 28th, enter to win a playdate for 15 at Funderland Amusement Park and an ice cream party for 15 at Gunther’s Ice Cream Shop. Then clear your calendar and call your friends!

How to enter:

  • Visit and like our Facebook page
  • Complete your entry by noon on 2/28/14
  • After you submit your form, you’ll have the opportunity to share the giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every friend who enters!

Prize* valued at $200 includes:

Funderland Playdate for 15

  • 2 hours of unlimited riding for up to fifteen people.
  • 15 drinks – choose soda, juice, bottled water
  • 15 snacks – choose cheddar bunnies, applesauce, chips, carrot sticks

Gunther’s Ice Cream Party for 15 (1 of the following per person)

  • single scoop of ice cream
  • small ice cream sundae
  • small fruit freeze
  • small ice cream float
  • small 50/50
  • novelty item (pie case)

* Some restrictions apply. Please see official rules for details.

4 Ways to Show Your Family You Love Them

Feb07

With Valentine’s Day coming up, you’re probably thinking about what you can do for your family. Here are four simple ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

1. Spend time with your family.
This may seem obvious, but it’s important. Go on a walk, go to the park, read to your kids, play games together — these are all easy ways to spend time with your children.

2. Visit a relative you don’t see much.
It can be really encouraging when you visit an elderly relative, or just someone you don’t see much. Invite them over for lunch or bring them a plate of cookies.

3. Do something special with or for your family.
This can include cooking a special dinner, going out to do something fun together, or staying home and having a family game night. A special treat like this can help break up the monotony of everyday life.

4. Send them a love note.
A quick note on a post-it in your kid’s lunch box, or in your spouse’s car is a sweet way to say “I love you” and show your family you love them.

How to Motivate Your Kids to Be More Active

Jan21

Kids are naturally active and, if we could, we would bottle their energy and sell it by the dozen! But sometimes it’s a struggle to convince your brood to put down their video games and tablets, get up off the couch, and head out into the great outdoors for some good old-fashioned play time! To help motivate your kids to be be more active, try these games and exercises:

Sidewalk Chalk Hopscotch – get sketching with colorful chalk, and make a giant hopscotch board. Use bean bags (or a sock filled with rice/beans) to toss and hop to the corresponding numbers. For a fun updated version, make a solar system and “fly through space” instead of traditional block patterns. This is an excellent cardiovascular exercise and helps improve balance and coordination.

Speed Walk Through the Park – If walking is too slow and running is too fast, then speed walking is just right! Your kids will giggle at the way you look when you demonstrate how to speed walk. Host a speed walk challenge. Rules: you can’t run, you must swing your arms, and they have to walk that way for at least 60 seconds at a time. Whoever walks the furthest, wins! Need a twist? Bring a plastic egg to carry in spoon (it’s less messy than a real egg and still proves to be a challenge!)

Make Like a Frog and JUMP – You could technically choose any type of animal, but the point is to encourage your kids to act out the animals that jump, hop, leap, and fly. Help expand their imagination by helping them dress up. This “jumpy” exercise builds bone and muscle strength and keeps your heart healthy.

Be a Part of Their Play – Kids are great imitators, so set a positive example by getting active with them. Whether it’s joining in during their play time, having them join your exercise time, or heading out to the park for some together time, they’ll love spending the time with you. (Shameless plug – head over to Funderland Park for a family friendly day of rides, attractions, and family-sized fun!)

We encourage you to try these tips to motivate your kids to be more active this year. We’ve started out the year with a Family Fit-n-Fun Giveaway and shared the benefits of working out together to help inspire your family to claim 2014 as your year!

Fit-n-Fun Giveaway

Jan10

In honor of Family Fit Lifestyle Month we’ve partnered with California Family Fitness, Sacramento’s premier fitness club locally owned and operated company since 1991 to offer your family the chance to discover a fitter lifestyle in 2014! What better way to start 2014 off with a bang than to have fun being active together with your whole family and celebrating together all year long! Enter our Fit-n-Fun Giveaway now through Jan. 24th, 2014.

1 Winner Will Receive a Prize Pack that Includes:

  • 1 Deluxe Birthday Party + 10 VIP passes to Funderland
  • 1 month FREE Family Gym Membership to California Family Fitness

How to Enter:

  • Visit our Facebook page
  • Complete the entry form by 12pm on 1/24/14
  • After you submit your entry, you’ll have the chance to share the giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every friend who enters!

A Deluxe Birthday Party will receive the following:

  • 2 hours of unlimited rides for each rider
  • Birthday party area for same two hour time period
  • One book of ten tickets
  • Birthday Party Host/Hostess available at the beginning of your party to help set up, answer questions, and  administer hand stamps
  • Birthday prizes for birthday child
    • Funderland birthday shirt for birthday child
    • Special coupon for birthday child good for a free wristband or tickets on a future visit
  • Birthday party invitations – print your own invitations from our website.
  • Each rider will receive a voucher good for either a corn dog, kids hot dog, or 6 piece chicken nugget from our concession
  • Each rider will receive a voucher good for a small soda from our concession
  • Some restrictions apply
  • You must book your Birthday Party before hand (we recommend at least 30 days in advance)
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