It’s the first week of October, and fall is in the air. This is the month of pumpkin patches, trick or treating at Seaworld & Legoland AND free admission for kids to nearly every San Diego museum and attraction. It’s also the last month for summer movies in the park with many Halloween favorites playing for free in parks across the county. So much fun, but what will you choose????
Tuesday, October 1st – Thursday, October 31st
Museums, Attractions, Restaurants & Hotels County-wide
Take up to two kiddos per paid adult to nearly any San Diego museum that you’ve ever thought about visiting with the family. There are more than 100 attractions, hotels and restaurants offering deals for San Diego families starting this week. The San Diego Zoo is offering free admission for up to ten children, aged 11 and younger, free with each paid adult ticket. Legoland is offering a one-day child hopper ticket with purchase of a full-price one-day adult hopper ticket to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE® aquarium. Up to 4 children can cruise on a Coronado Gondola with a paying adult. Get the full list of these special offers here.
Friday – Sunday, October 4th – 6th
Village of La Mesa
Kid and dog-friendly, La Mesa’s Oktoberfest is a great outdoor event. Enjoy rides, games, music and food all weekend long. Free entry.
Saturday, October 5th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 3131 School Lane in Lemon Grove
The Grossmont Healthcare District generously puts on Kids Care Fest each year, providing free vital screenings and services from local healthcare providers, food, games, rock climbing, safety demonstrations, giveaways and more! Free admission, open to the public, no registration necessary.
Saturday, October 5th @ 5 p.m.
Santa Clara Point in Mission Bay
Arrive at 5 to enjoy the pre-movie fun including a bounce house with slide, and arts and crafts. This free movie in the park will begin at sundown at the Santa Clara Recreation Center.
Saturday, October 5th from 5-6 p.m.
Sweetwater Summit Regional Park in Bonita
Meet LIVE Hawks, falcons and owls with the help of Sweetwater Springs Summit Regional Park rangers. Experience a close encounter with these skilled predators and learn about their fascinating physical adaptations. Learn about the birds of prey that live in your neighborhood and the important role they serve in the wild. Gain skills in identifying the birds of prey in Southern California.