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Funderland Among “Top Fun Things to Do in Sacramento!”


As with any city, local businesses are a core element in the growth and success of the community that they are found. Here at Funderland, we are a local business that is proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up Sacramento. We strive to bring our guests happiness and memories that will last a lifetime in a safe and friendly environment that the whole family can enjoy. And we are extremely happy to announce that we have made the list of “Top Things to Do in Sacramento!” by (

Since 1946, we at Funderland Amusement Park have been dishing up kid-sized thrills even the littlest ones can enjoy. We are the only place to take the kids in Sacramento that has nine exciting amusement rides, a full concession stand, memorable birthday party packages, photo ops, a leisurely train ride, and more! We function on a ticket per ride system, so there is no cost to enter the park. With each ride only costing one ticket per rider, you can be sure that you and your family will get the most out of your time spent at Funderland at an affordable price. And, the best part is, our tickets never expire!

From June 20, 2016 to September 2, 2016 you and the family can enjoy our Sizzlin’ Summer Sales deals! These deals include:

$10 Tuesdays: Unlimited Ride Wristbands are only $10 each on Tuesdays!
Wacky Wednesdays: 2 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $25 or 3 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $30!
Thrifty Thursdays: Purchase a Family Value Pack of tickets and get a FREE Book of Ten tickets!

(For a full list of events, please visit:

Funderland Amusement Park is conveniently located in William Land Park next to the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. Parking is free and we allow guests to bring food into our park as well. So, grab the kids and make a day of visiting one of your top, local Sacramento businesses, Funderland Amusement Park!

We hope to see you soon!

– Happy the Squirrel

5 Family Fun Ways to Make the Most of Summer!


What to do with the seemingly endless amount of free time in the summer months away from school can prove to be a difficult task for some parents. For working parents, it may be harder for you to ensure that your child is getting the most out of their summer days, but there are plenty of things you can do to make sure their summer is as much of a development and learning period as it is a break from school.

One thing you want to be sure your child cuts back on is spending too much time indoors with their eyes glued to a screen. This does nothing for their mental processes and can actually become a cause for concern. Activities that incorporate a healthy balance of education, play, and relaxation prove to be the perfect mix to get the most enrichment and growth out of your child’s summer break. We’ve compiled a list of ideas that cover all of the bases that will make this summer one to remember for the whole family!

1. Start a Lemonade Stand


Nothing really beats a good old fashioned lemonade stand in the hot summer heat! Let your kids express their creativity by decorating their own stand and creating flyers to put out around the neighborhood. Not only is this a fun activity for both you and your kids, this could also be an educational experience. This activity gives parents the chance to begin to instill entrepreneurial qualities in their children from a young age as they learn perseverance, communication skills, and, of course, the value of their hard-earned money and success!

2. Create a Family Cookbook


Calling all the sous chefs in the family! If your child loves helping out in the kitchen, this is a great activity for them to engage in that interest and take it to the next level. Creating your own family cookbook is a great way to bond with your children. You might have a new family tradition to pass down to future generations!

3. Pick Up a New Instrument.

Columbia Orchestra's Instrument Petting Zoo

If your child is a dancing machine or has ever pounded the “drums” on a turned over pot, learning to play an instrument could be something they will really enjoy! Music lessons of any sort have countless benefits such as total brain stimulation, an increase of brain capacity, and the ability to sharpen your concentration to name a few! Aside from the physical and psychological benefits, learning to play an instrument is a fun and stimulating hobby that kids and parents can really enjoy with no expiration date.

4. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter.


Volunteering at your local animal shelter is a great educational activity for you and your children over the summer months. Not only will your kids gain tons of knowledge of the different animals and their needs within the shelter, they will also learn compassion and selflessness through volunteering with animals. This type of activity is also perfect for that child who desperately wants a pet of their own. They will learn all that goes into caring for a pet without yet having sole responsibility for one of their own.

5. Have a Family Fun Day at Funderland!


At Funderland we are all about affordable family fun. Our park features everything a parent may need for a fun day at an amusement park without the crowds, lines, and absurd prices. And the best part is, parents can relax while knowing their kids are safe and having a blast exploring the park. This makes for great family fun on every visit.

Everyone knows that getting your kids out, active, and educated in a fun way during the summer months can be a challenging task, but with this list of activities, you and your child can prepare for one of the best summers yet!

Introducing The New Hay Maze + Our After School Special Returns


We’re so excited for Fall, we just had to share some of our favorite reasons why! In addition to the weather cooling down, making for a more comfortable outdoor experience at the park, we also have a brand new addition to the park! For the month of October, we will have our new Hay Maze up for your family to enjoy! Plus, our always popular After School Special is back now through Oct. 30. If that wasn’t enough, our annual Spooktacular event returns Saturday & Sunday Oct. 25 & 25. More information about our Spooktacular weekend will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

Happy’s Hay Maze

  • Your kids will love winding through and exploring our new Hay Maze. This seasonal attraction is a true Fall treat and fun for kids of all ages!

After School Special

  • Visit the park anytime after 3pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Friday, and purchase an unlimited ride wristband for half off! Perfect for a quick after school play date, and also a great way for the kids to get rid of that extra energy before dinner time.

Funderland Discounts and Special Offers


There is always something new and exciting happening around our neck of the woods, and this month is no different! We have lots of ways to help you save a buck or two while enjoying some good old-fashioned playtime – Funderland style! Here are our current discounts and special offers!

After School Special

Back by popular demand, our unlimited ride weekday wristbands are 1/2 off from 3-5pm Wednesdays thru Fridays! So grab the kids and head over to the park for some after school fun and diversion.

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Updated Park Hours

Our new Park hours are changing as we approach Fall. Beginning Sept. 2nd, we’re open W-F 11am – 5pm & Sat-Sun 10am – 6pm.

Can’t wait to see you and your family at the park. (P.S. Don’t forget to snap a picture with your favorite nutty friend, Happy the Squirrel!)

Fun-tastic Evening Special Event


Join us Friday, July 25th from 5pm – 8pm for a “Fun-tastic Evening” and help a good cause while having fun! All proceeds from this event will benefit Keaton Raphael Memorial, our local non-profit friends who provide hope and support to families with children battling cancer.

Attendees Will Enjoy:

  • Unlimited ride wristbands for just $5
  • Family friendly games
  • Raffle prizes
  • Face painting
  • Food and drinks
  • Meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen & our very lovably Happy the Squirrel

We can’t wait to celebrate this special event with you and your family while we help raise funds for Keaton Raphael Memorial. So grab your family, friends, neighbors, & well..everyone! And we’ll see you at the park!

Family Summer Activities Sacramento – Funderland Amusement Park


Welcome June & welcome summer! With the kids getting out of school and warm summer days ahead, it’s a good idea to start planning your family summer activities! Here’s what’s happening in Funderland Park this month:

June 1-15

  • After School Special 1/2 priced WB (after 3pm on non-holiday weekdays only until June 13th)
  • Lakeshore Learning Center will be in the park Sat. June 14th with Father’s Day themed crafts!
  • Dad’s ride FREE – June 15th

Summer Specials (valid specific weekdays June 16 – August 29 only)

  • Summer Sizzler – Free sno cone on any day over 95 degrees (valid non holiday weekdays only)
  • Ten Dollar Tuesdays – Weekday Wristbands only $10 (Tuesdays only)
  • Wacky Wednesdays – Parents ride FREE (Wednesdays only)

Plan your visit by viewing our rides and prices today!

5 Things to do With Your Kids this Summer


Now that the kids are almost out of school, it’s time to start planning your summer activities to keep them busy! Whether it’s a summer sports or art camp, playdates with friends, or relaxing afternoons by the pool, there’s lots of things to do with your kids this summer. Here are just a few ideas for you!

5 Things to do With Your Kids this Summer

  1. Host a summer party. You don’t have to have a birthday to throw an awesome summer party. All you need is some creativity, space, and sunshine. Some fun themes include a Luau Party, a Pool Party, or a Party at the Farm. Head to the dollar store for inexpensive items like hula hoops, flower leis, water toys, or hats. Don’t forget fun games like pin the tail on the donkey, pinatas, hopscotch, musical chairs, or 3 legged race.
  2. Explore your neighborhood. The Greater Sacramento Area is full of beautiful parks and trails. Take a nature walk through scenic parks like William Land Park. Make it more exciting by turning your walk into a scavenger hunt! List items like leaves, rocks, flowers, and landmark items like statues, fountains, and signs.
  3. Get fit together. Nothing brings your family closer than exercising together. It’s a great way to get and stay healthy and nothing keeps you motivated better than your kids! Plus, you’ll be setting a good example of how to be healthy and make fitness fun, not a chore. Try family friendly activities like biking, swimming, yoga, or hiking. You can even take your normal circuit training moves and tweak them for the kids. Body weight exercises like pushups, sit ups, lunges, crunches, jumping jacks, etc…are all great ways to keep the wee ones moving and having fun with mom and dad.
  4. Build a fort. Nothing makes you feel like a kid yourself than building and crawling around in a home made fort. For fantastic fort ideas, check out this Pinterest board. Pull out those blankets, pillows, cardboard boxes, flashlights, and couch cushions and get building!
  5. And of course plan a family day or playdate at Funderland. We have 9 pint sized rides for kids of all ages. We also have plenty of picnic areas, cafe treats, and attractions – perfect for a sunny summer day. So plan a family “Stay-cation” and pack in the fun at Funderland Amusement Park!

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What Being a Mom Really Means


As moms, we often get stuck in the day-to-day tasks that govern motherhood and wonder what in the world we’re doing. Some of these tasks are wonderful like those sweet moments when your kids are playing nicely with each other, when they’re using their manners, and when you’ve gotten all your housework down before noon (which means you’ll have the chance to actually sit down and play with your kids today!) Other moments are tough and exhausting like when you’re up all night with a sick child, when your kids are bickering non-stop, and when you’re late (again) for an appointment. During the good and not-so-good moments, don’t forget what it really means to be a mommy.

Being a Mom Means:

  • Responsibility is your middle name. You’re responsible for shaping, inspiring, encouraging, and loving the most sweetest kids in town. Although this task can weigh heavy on your shoulders, what joy it also brings! No words can describe the pride you feel when your son hits his first base run, or when your daughter’s solo in her class recital is adorably off key but she’s signing with all her might. Take pride in this responsibility, being a mother will be your most important job in life.
  • You wear a lot of hats. You’re a nurse, teacher, cook, house cleaner, referee, chauffeur, and counselor. It also means you’re an adventure tour guide, scientist, entrepreneur, obstacle course pro, artist, and a best friend.
  • Knowing your best is enough. There is no perfect mother, although some of us might swear we know one or two of them. Every mom doubts, fears, feels guilt, loses patience, and makes mistakes. But that’s not what define you as a mother. Since no one is perfect, how can we expect to achieve perfection in motherhood? Love and be gracious to yourself.
  • You’re #1 to someone. Although sometimes they may not act like it or know how to show you, your kids absolutely adore you. No one else can ever take the place of “Mommy” in their hearts.

The goal of every mom is to raise healthy happy kids, not perfect kids. So no matter what your background is, what mistakes you’ve made, or what situation you’re facing now, remember what being a mom really means.

Funderland is Making a Difference (by being environmentally responsible)


We want to make a different in our city!

At Funderland Amusement Park, we take being environmentally responsible and taking care of our community seriously. We’re always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, recylce and “up-cylce” as much as we can.

Here are just a few things we’ve done at the park to show the earth and community a little more love:

  • Placed recycle bins throughout the park to collect recyclable waste

  • Upgraded to biodegradable cups (no more styrofoam for this squirrel!)

  • Updated our train engine to one run on electricity rather than gas

  • Installed faux grass in party areas (and plan to install more around the park) to minimize water usage

  • Recycle all of our cardboard, glass, and plastic waste

  • Planted water-wise plants

  • Updated to more energy efficient fridges and freezers

  • Reuse as many props and event items as we can

  • Plus – our owner drives a hybrid vehicle!

reduce reuse recycle Just think about what we could accomplish if we all decided to do one thing every month to give back to our community and help take care of our planet!

Won’t you celebrate Earth Day with us?

In celebration of Earth Day – we’re giving away 4 2014 Season Passes to the Earth Friendly Family of the Year! Just snap a photo of your family being environmentally responsible and upload to our Facebook page by clicking here until 4/25!

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids


Going green isn’t just good for the earth, it’s good for your kids too! Helping your children understand their role in taking care of our beautiful world teaches them responsibility and helps them discover their world in a rich new way. Here are some great ways to plant a garden with your kids this year.

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

gardening 101 with kidsGet your tools in toe having the right gardening tools (including ones that are appropriate for your child’s age) will make your gardening experience more enjoyable. We recommend having a small shovel, a handle shovel, a small garden rake, potting soil, a watering bucket (a small one for them, a big one for you) and a few wire trellis.

Prepare your area there are lots of ways to plant a garden nowadays which don’t require a huge amount of space. Raised wooden planters, large planter pots, or recycled barrels are all ways to build a garden. You can even have a vertical garden using hanging planter boxes and a wooden pallet. Don’t forget to figure out where your garden will go before you plant. Things you should look at include the amount of direct sunlight the area receives throughout the day, as well as soil drainage (if you’re planting directly in the ground). If your yard’s soil is clay heavy, you should probably mix 50/50 potting soil in with your natural ground dirt.

Pick your favorite plants – now it’s time to pick your perfect garden plants. Some easy & hardy kid friendly plants include:

garening with kidsGive them daily jobs – your kids will probably need reminders to check their plants, clear away weeds, & water daily. It might help to create a simple “Job Board” so they know which day they are responsible for being the “Gardener”. The funnest time of year for the kids is when they get to harvest the crop!  

Look out for bugs – now that you have your garden planted, you might notice your garden is attracting some new visitors! Often beneficial garden bugs are natural predators of the bad bugs! To help you know which critters are good for your garden, and which aren’t, follow this chart:



Lady Bugs





Tomato Hornworms





Soil worms


Praying Mantis