It has been nearly 6 years since I’ve had a little guy at home on weekdays to explore San Diego with. I usually leave those kinds of posts to my fabulous blog partner, Chelsea. But, this week we have a special 3-year-old staying with us, and I wanted to share our plans in case you’re also looking for fun things to do with a preschooler.
MONDAY — SEAWORLD
I’m going to start the week off with my favorite, tried-and-true toddler entertainment – a day at Seaworld. I know Ben’s going to be thrilled by the Explorer’s Reef touch pools, the animal exhibits and shows and the rides at the Bay of Play. When Mallory and Gage were little, this was one of our regular weekly outings. And since the Seaworld Preschool Fun Card is only $20 for unlimited admission through 2019, it’s kind of a no-brainer.
If you have a preschooler between the ages of 3 and 5, don’t miss your chance to snag a fun card. Order online and redeem in the park before April 30th! (children under 2 are admitted for free).
TUESDAY – JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN
Have you ever brought a toddler to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park? It’s free this Tuesday for “Residents Free Tuesday,” and it is actually a wonderful place to stroll with a child. From the winding garden paths to their award-winning koi ponds, this is such a happy place.
While the garden’s cherry blossom festival has just ended, they do still have a number of trees still in bloom as well as azaleas and wisteria. It’s going to be a nice way to spend Tuesday afternoon, and if we have the desire, we’ll head over to the Fleet Science Center’s Kid City or the Model Railroad Museum for some serious toddler entertainment!
WEDNEDAY – HULLABALOO @ DEL MAR PLAZA
On Wednesday Ben and I are going to head over to Del Mar Plaza at 11 a.m. for their FREE “Lil Tritons Club” event featuring my favorite children’s musical artist, Hullabaloo Band. Ben has never seen a Hullabaloo concert before, but I know he’s going to LOVE it, especially since we’re going to be outside on the heated deck overlooking the ocean. And, good news for me, kids eat free after the concert at two of my favorite restaurants, Il Fornaio and Pacifica Del Mar. Woot!
THURSDAY – “REAL” EASTER EGG HUNT
On Thursday, I am psyched that Ben and I will actually get to hang with my partner Chelsea and her kiddos. Chelsea has planned a “real” egg hunt with our Mom’s Guide to Family Fun playgroup. As she explains, ” When I grew up, we had REAL Easter Egg hunts, where we actually had to HUNT for the eggs! I have been so annoyed by the over-crowded, over-commercialized, done-in-30-second egg hunts that happen across the county and am ready to make my kids work for their rewards LOL!”
If you’d like to be a part of our hunt, be sure to join our group here and register for the event. 🙂
FRIDAY – INDOOR EGG HUNT
‘Tis the season for egg hunts, and since Ben is only 3, I’m sure he’ll be up for as many as I can provide. On Friday we’re going to head over to the Cardiff Library for a free indoor egg hunt, bunny ear craft and a book giveaway in honor of Dia de los ninos. Our San Diego libraries always do an amazing job of educating and entertaining kids. If you want to join us on Friday, be sure to RSVP by calling the library at 760.753.4027.
I’m going to make the most of my week with the energetic, happy little 3-year-old we’re blessed to take care of this week. I hope your week is also busy and blessed!