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Spice up Your Thanksgiving Celebrations

Nov14

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends and celebrate the season. However, if you’re looking for ways to spice up your Thanksgiving celebrations, we have a couple of festive ideas for you and your family to try this year!

1. Give back this Thanksgiving

There are lots of ways to give back to your community or to local or national non-profits. This is just another great way to help teach kids the art of gratitude and build their character.

2. Get your kids to be grateful

Spend about 10 -15 minutes as a family sharing what you’re thankful for. Encourage your kids to think beyond being thankful for their toys (although these are things to be grateful for too!). Jot down what everyone shares and save them someplace safe. Then next year you can re-read them together and remember all that you were thankful for!

3. Make festive crafts with the kids

Get crafty by making miniature Mayflowers, Turkey Pinecones, & Fun Leaf Fans – perfect for decorating your home and bringing the holidays inside.

4. Pumpki-fy your snack time

Instead of pumpkin pie – try a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Pumpkins are packed full of good for you nutrients like Vit. A and is low in calories. Your kids will love the smooth texture and sweet comforting flavors.

Special 2015 Season Pass Sale

Nov01

Take advantage of our early bird pricing for our 2015 Season Passes and save $20 on each! Now through Nov. 30th, get your annual ticket to fun for just $59.95 – regularly priced $79.95 As a bonus, when you purchase your 2015 Season Pass during the month of November – you get to ride the rest of the month free!

With our Season Passes your family will enjoy a year of exciting rides, special season pass holder events, and memories to last a lifetime. Our rides are perfect for kids and kids at heart. Plus we’ll be unveiling brand new rides and updates during the 2015 season – be the first to ride our new swing ride and new buggy car track!

More Perks for Season Pass Holders:

  • Unlimited riding for 1 person for the entire 2015 riding Season (Feb 2015 – Nov 2015)
  • 10% discount on food and birthday party packages
  • Half priced weekday wristbands for 1 friend of a season pass holder during the following days:

Mondays – Thursdays in May
Wednesdays – Fridays in September (after Labor Day) and October

  • Bring a friend for FREE Days. One free wristband for each season pass holder per day on the following days:

Mother’s Day
Memorial Day
Father’s Day
4th of July
Labor Day

Purchase your 2015 Season Passes today at the ticket office or online this month during our $20 off special and we’ll see you at the park!

Save 50% Off With Our After School Special

Oct17

Enjoy some after school fun and rides with the kids this month. October is the last month we’re hosting our After School Special for 2014!

After School Special Price

Come by the park Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays through Oct. 31st from 3pm – 5pm and get an Unlimited Ride Weekday Wristband for only $7.95 – that’s half off the regular price!

During our After School Special, ride all our kid-sized rides as many times as you want. So head into the park, enjoy the cooler weather, and let the kids burn off some extra energy after school.

We’re Making Some Changes!

Oct05

We’re excited to announce we’re making some changes & improvements to the park! We’ll be expanding our rides to include 10 thrilling kid approved rides as well as in park restrooms (yay!) all coming in 2015 and beyond.

Ride Updates:

  • Beginning Oct. 13th we will begin deconstructing our Log Ride. But not to worry, we will have a new, one of its kind, pirate water ride to replace it!
  • Beginning Nov. 1 we will begin re-routing our car ride. By next year a whole new look and track will be ready to be explored by all our riders!
  • In 2015 & 2016 we will have a new swing and custom, pirate water ride to unveil! We can’t wait to introduce them to you!

In Park Updates:

  • In the near future we will be opening in park restrooms for our patrons. We’re very excited to be able to finally provide in house facilities for all our Funder-families and hope you are too!

If you have any questions about these updates, please contact us at info@funderlandpark.com or stop by our main office in the park. We’ll be announcing official opening dates of our new rides and restrooms next year – so stay tuned!

Our Spooktacular Halloween Event is Back!

Oct03

Visit us Saturday Oct. 25th and Sunday Oct. 26th for our annual Spooktacular Halloween and and enjoy frightfully festive celebrations with the whole family! We’ll have so many fun and slightly spooky actives, rides, and attractions for kids of all ages.

Spooktacular Halloween Activities & Attractions:

  • Elsa the Snow Queen – 12pm & 2pm
  • Magical Magician – 1pm
  • Safe Trick or Treating – $3 each
  • A Happy Little Pumpkin Patch – $3 each
  • The Not So Spooky Train – 1 ticket per rider
  • A Silly Haunted House – 1 ticket per rider
  • Kids Costume Contests
  • Face Painting
  • Vendors
  • Crafts & More!

Get Free Tickets:

When you bring in new games or new art supplies for River Oak Center for Children we’ll give you free tickets as a thank you (amount of tickets based on items donated).

Parents – Don’t Forget:

Children can come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and enter into our Kids Costume Contest happening at 11:30am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm. We’ll also have festive totes you can purchase for $2 each for all your trick-or-treating fun!

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall

Sep18

This time of year is one of Happy the Squirrel’s favorite times of year! Since he’s busy stocking up his acorns for winter, we’ve got a few fun ways to celebrate fall with your family at home, out and about, or in our park! Choose your favorite or do all 5 and keep the fall fun going.

Festive & Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall as a Family

1. Make something sweet with apples

These seasonal favorites are at the peak of harvest, making them sweet and inexpensive. They’re great for dipping, tossing in a salad, snacking on with cheese, or baking into your favorite desserts. Some of our favorite includes apple muffins, and home-made apple sauce.

2. Embrace all types of gourds

Pumpkins are another season favorite, but there are lots of other fun fall decorations that are from the gourd family. In hues of green, orange, yellow, and white, you can turn any area in your home into a festive fall oasis.

3. Turn your backyard into a weekend farm

Hosting a fun harvest themed party is just what this time of year calls for. Invite the kiddos over for apple bobbing, pumpkin decorating, pin the face on the pumpkin, and harvest hoedown (musical chairs).

4. Have a Fall-themed scavenger hunt

Print items to hunt for before heading out into your neighborhood or local park. Seasonal items include acorns, colorful leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, rakes, squirrels, pinecones, apples, and more!

5. Turn ordinary household items into crafts for the kids

You don’t have to spend a fortune on holiday inspired crafts. You just have to gather up a few household items and get creative. We love these 10 craft ideas using commonly found items in your home.

Of course, we’d love to see you out enjoying the cool, crisp weather and blustery days with us! Take advantage of our After School Special from 3-5pm for ½ off unlimited ride weekday wristbands, soar high on our Flying Dragon ride, and snap a fun festive photo at our various photo ops.

Funderland Discounts and Special Offers

Aug28

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.

Get Coupons via Email

Let’s connected! Join our email list for monthly coupons and specials including deals on wristbands, free drinks/snacks, and more!

Looking for More Sacramento Deals?

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for special discounts and offers for fans as well as monthly Facebook giveaways!

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!)

5 Fun End of Summer Ideas for Families

Aug18

As we head into back to school time, it’s easy to feel a little sad that Summer is over and you have less time with the kids to enjoy the warm weather. Well the fun doesn’t have to stop, just because school is back in session! Now that summer is over its peak, many places offer afternoon or evening discounts through the next few months, including Funderland with our After School Special! But that’s not all, see below for more ways to keep the fun going!

Fun End of Summer Ideas

  1. Have an after school pool party. It doesn’t have to be big and fancy, just invite a few neighbor kids or school friends over for a late afternoon swim to cool off and run free after school. Make sure you have plenty of cold water and possibly some fresh fruit for snacking!

  2. Take advantage of the twilight hours from 7 – 8pm by heading over to a frozen yogurt shop for an after dinner treat, a local miniature golf course with the family.

  3. Make a summer collage. Use pictures from magazines, family photos from the summer, plus anything else your kids want to add to a construction sheet like stickers, stamps, or sentimental items like ticket stubs! Your kids will love seeing their “masterpiece” at the end, and you’ll have a fun family keepsake.

  4. Head over to Crayola.com, one of our favorite colorful websites, for fun printables for nearly every season or activity!

  5. Visit Funderland from 3-5pm (weekdays only) for our After School Special which includes half off each unlimited ride wristband. Don’t forget, we now have misters in the park to help you stay cool while you play!

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Jul29

Back to school brings a lot of excitement and changes. But one thing you may be dreading as a parent is trying to get creative with brown bagged lunches for the kiddos. Whether you have a picky eater or just want to give your son or daughter some variety, we have some great back to school lunch ideas for you.

Snacks

  • Fruit kabobs are a fun way to pack sliced fruits. Try pineapple, banana, apples, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, and watermelon.
  • Yogurt is a great sweet treat that give your child a good dose of calcium and protein. There are lots of options including drinkable, spoonable, or squishable packages.
  • Fruit leathers or granola bars are an easy non-perishable snack for kids
  • Trail Mix also packs lots of protein and good-for-you fiber. You can make your own using nuts, dried fruit, cereal, popped corn, or carob chips.

 

Build Your Own Lunch

  • Pick a Protein:

Sliced cheese, turkey, ham, tuna, pepperoni, hummus, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, or peanut/almond butter

  • Pick a Fruit or Veggie:

Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, celery, pickles, olives, or radishes.

  • Pick a Grain:

Whole grain crackers, tortillas, sliced bread, bagel slices, cooked rice or quinoa, English muffins, brown rice chips, or sweet potato fries.

  • Use small reusable containers like these mini-dippers, for low fat ranch, Italian dressing, mustard, cream cheese, peanut butter, or jelly! Making adding a big flavor even easier.

 

Lunchbox Essentials

  • Small freezer packs helps keep cold items chilled until lunch time
  • A thermos are a great way to keep hot things hot and cool things cooler. Great for soups, apple cider, mac-n-cheese, iced water, milk, or juice.
  • Kid sized utensils make mealtime easier for little eaters just like these from Pottery Barn Kids
  • Make each day a little more special with lunch love notes from Mom.

Dads Make our World Awesome

Jun12

Dad, we sometimes forget to tell you how much we appreciate you. We know you work hard, provide for your family, and teach us so many valuable life lessons. So we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you do.

Why Dads Make Our World Awesome:

You are an Influencer

When you encourage your kids, you make them feel strong, capable, and supported. Don’t ever forget how much your cheering means to your children.

You are Adaptable

When mom is sick, you often step into the role of Mr. Mom. We know it can be way out of your comfort zone, but you do an awesome job keeping your family’s little boat afloat.

You Keep Energy High

Although sometimes you might get the kids a little too wound up at bedtime, you have a knack for getting the kids active and burning off energy. From sports, to yard work, and all the ways in between, you get things done. And that’s get for everyone.

So thank you to all you dads who make our world more awesome. To show our appreciation, we’re hosting a Dads Ride FREE day at Funderland on Sunday, June 15th.

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