Best things to do with kids in Folsom
Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:14 PM
I'd like to collect "nice day" ideas as well as "rainy day" ideas.
So... let's hear from moms and dads: what are the best "boredom busters" for kids here in Folsom?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:26 PM
A membership to the Zoo is well worth the money. We probably go every other weekend!
Plus any of the larger parks in the area - City Park, Livermore Park, Lew Howard, etc.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:35 PM
Water based finger painting, basketball, tricycle, go for a ride on the Folsom train, water sports, bubble tag, hide and seek, hop scotch, jumping games, etc. our kids are pretty young so we can make up just about anything and turn it into a game - that'll keep them amused.
Can't wait until they get older and we can play, "statue".
-- Albert Einstein--
Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:54 PM
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:49 PM
The bike trails here are awesome.
I like fishing and hiking with kids around Folsom lake.
A canoe or kayak is great for kids at Folsom and especially Natoma.
It's not in Folsom but my 11 year old really likes the grounds around the capital. There are some great trees and plants. The camelias are blooming like mad now. Mix that with Imax and a picnic lunch and you are set.
What is called the Castle Park, sorry don't know the real name, is a winner for the kids. It's near Oak Chan. We just got our polywogs from the nearby pond and are raising them on the klitchen counter.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 06:13 PM
Its called Folsom Kids Play Park. Probably one of the best in Folsom.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:19 PM
Rainy Day: The library; McDonald's playland on Iron Point; Border's bookstore; Petco; the toy store at the Nimbus Winery.
Nice day: Livermore Park (the creek provides hours of fun); Folsom Zoo; Fish Hatchery; Negro Bar; Castle Park; Folsom City Park (now has a new play structure along with chickens); Folsom Aquatic Center...
Wow. I think what this tells us is that Folsom is a really great town for kids. We didn't have half this stuff where I grew up!
Posted 02 April 2005 - 10:25 PM
We were at both of those today. The kids loved it.
There is one pet peeve I have about Castle Park. One more than one occassion I've found used condoms in the 'castle'. My youngest almost picked one up. We've also run across the same at a park in Empire Ranch.
Just wish people would clean up after themselves....
-- Albert Einstein--
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:40 AM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:43 PM
Train that goes round the zoo.
Don't know the level of the Lake this year, though, judging by the River, it could be high. If yes, there are nice places to play in the sand, take a dip, like Beal's Point.
Renaissance Faire in October every year.
Skip the Rodeo, it's incredibly crowded and expensive, and verges on cruelty to animals. You can watch the fireworks from a distance though, somewhere up in the hills?
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:18 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:58 PM
for those of you that have never seen the Rodeo Cattle Drive, it's this Friday, Noon, Sutter Street. It's always a blast!
Where's a good location to watch it from and not get trampled by cattle or people? Thanks!!
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