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Our Top Winter Break Activities to Keep your Kids Busy

December 30, 2016

winter-breakIt’s winter break for most kids in the Sacramento area and some parents are wondering how to keep them busy.  We have plenty of options in the Sacramento area and here is my top list of things to do with my crazy and active kids:

Sky High Sports is an indoor trampoline center located at 11327 Folsom Blvd in Rancho Cordova.  They have open bounce hours, dodgeball, AIRobics, special days for those with “special needs”, family and great holiday discount packages.  For the kids who are a little older and have lots of energy to burn, this is the place to take them! Admission is $12 per hour.

Bounce U has 2 locations, one in Roseville (7611 Galilee Rd) and another in Rancho Cordova (11280 Sanders Dr).  Both locations offer open play sessions of bouncing fun – all with slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more.  Check their website for specific days and times each location is open.  They have two different sessions of open bounce – one for the children who are 7 years of age and younger and one for all ages.  This will help in making sure your little toddlers don’t get trampled by the bigger kids!

Roller Skating and Ice Skating is always a great way to burn energy indoors.  Sunrise Roller Lane (6001 Sunrise Vista Drive, Carmichael) has several weekday sessions to choose from.  Admission is $8 and skate rental is $3.  Skatetown Ice Skating Rink (1009 Orlando Avenue, Roseville) is a premier facility that currently has both indoor and outdoor ice skating available.   Holiday rates include the price of skate rental and are $15 general admission and $13 for ages 10 and under.  Both roller skating and ice skating sessions have “learn to skate” times for those who may not be quite as comfortable on skates.

Check out one of our local museums: California Aerospace Museum, Sacramento Powerhouse Museum, Sacramento Kids Museum and the California Railroad Museum to name a few.  Each museum has interactive exhibits and is a great way to spend time with the kids, learn a few things and stay warm during these cold winter mornings.

Get busy creating a unique masterpiece at Color Me Mine Ceramics studio.  Choose a ceramics option (vase, trinket box, statue, bowl, etc) and spend hours painting and creating your own unique project.  Locations are in Elk Grove, Folsom and Roseville. The cost of the items are dependent on what you choose, but the best part of painting at a studio is that the mess is contained, they do the firing and glazing of the pieces and all the cleanup is taken care of- this is my kind of art project!

So even though it may be cold outside and the kids are bouncing off the walls, you don’t have to resort to turning on the TV and playing video games all winter break.  Go out, explore the city, get active and have fun creating memories with your children.

For information on SNOW PLAY, click here.

By Heather Crivellone

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