Fave 5 ~ Week of October 7th

It’s another jam-packed week of kid-friendly FUN, and it starts with us taking advantage of one of our favorite Kids FREE in October events . . .


Padres’ Petco Park Tour (Kids FREE!)

Tuesday, October 8th @ 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Petco Park, downtown

Experience San Diego’s amazing ballpark as only players and staff do with a behind-the-scenes tour. Kids go free in October and tours happen nearly daily. Kids will love sitting in a  major league dugout, checking out the visitors’ clubhouse, the press box, a private luxury suite and more!


Carlsbad Public Safety Open House

Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Carlsbad Safety Training Center, 5750 Orion Street

Teach your kids about crime prevention and fire safety at this free event featuring a burning house exhibition, SWAT mission exhibition, Police K-9 maneuvers, CPR demonstrations and talks about safety in your home.


Spooky Trail @ Hellhole Canyon County Preserve

Saturday, October 12th from 4-8:30 p.m. 

19324 Santee Lane in Valley Center

Brave the haunted trail, carve a pumpkin and enter the costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best jack-o-lanterns and costumes in the following categories: Funniest, Scariest, Prettiest, and Most Original. Your spooky night concludes with the movie “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”  This free event is presented by San Diego Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hellhole Canyon, and they promise you a Spook-tacular time.


Parent Connection Family Swap Meet

Sunday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Torrey Pines High School, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road
It’s a thrift lovers delight for expecting parents and parents with young children.  New and gently used items for sale to help stretch your family’s budget. This is a great event for backyard play equipment, toys, books, clothes and more!

Not So Scary Estuary

Sunday, October 13th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Creepy crawly creatures don’t have to be scary. Kids visit in costume and enjoy crafts, interactive activities, live animals and more fun at the nature center. Costume contests at 11:30 and 1:30.

Don’t forget to visit our online calendar for even more weekly fun!

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