On Saturday night, July 19, 2014, the City of Carlsbad is giving parents the chance to drop the kids off at the new Alga Norte pool and have two hours to themselves.
Splash Bash is designed for children 8 and older, but kids younger than 8 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Attendees will spend an evening playing on giant inflatables, walking on water in giant water balls, diving off of diving boards and dancing to music under the lights poolside. Tickets are $10 per person. One child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult.
We know how great two hours can be. It’s not long enough for a movie, but definitely long enough to get dinner or something. For more info, click the link.
[Link: Splash Bash]
Have some kids who love nothing more than putting on shows? Now, thanks to Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre they can get some professional training even if they’re as young as 4 years old with Kids Act.
Kids Act can help motivate, inspire and enrich your child. . . With 2 distinct age groups (4-6yrs & 7-11yrs) and class sizes small enough to tailor each child’s experience, Kids Act is a special way to ignite your student’s imagination.
Session start on April 16, 2012. For more details, or to sign up click here.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
The week of August 1, 2011 Carlsbad’s national dance competition award winning Lancer Dancers will be sharing some of their deep dance skills with young dancers grades K-7 during Jr. Lancer Dancer Summer Camp.
Team Co-Captain, Camille Posard shares her theory on success, “Last year we were the Cinderella Story winning the National Championship with 8 rookies on the team and 5 freshmen, but it was hard work and determination not experience that made it possible. We will be sharing what we learned with the dancers at camp this summer”. . . . The Lancer Dancers are excited to be able to share their dance skills, choreography, and teamwork with other young dancers during this week of camp. Their goal for the camp is to inspire others with their love of dance, but more importantly, how teamwork, dedication, and hard work can take you just about anywhere that you set your sights on! Lancer Dancer, Katie Park, describes how camp is about more than dance, “Young dancers will not only learn dances, but leadership qualities and discipline that help you succeed in other aspects of life.”
All the five-day camp requires the will to dance and a $100 donation to the Lancer Dancers. For more information click here and/or follow the jump. [click to continue…]
You know that hillside full of flowers (or dirt as it currently appears) located directly behind The Carlsbad Premium Outlets shopping mall? Well, as of today, March 1, 2011 they are open for wandering. And for fans of Ranunculus this could be heaven.
- Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Tickets are available for purchase onsite and online
- Prices: $10.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors 60+, $5.00 for Children 3 – 10, Children 2 and under are Free
- Season Passes: $20.00 for Adults, $18.00 Seniors 60+, $10.00 for Children 3 – 10
- Wagon Rides: $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children 3 – 10
- Information Line: (760) 431-0352
What else do you need to know?
[Link: The Flower Fields]
Beginning Monday, July 19, 2010 the Carlsbad Stand-Up Paddleboard Club will be expanding their special stand-up paddle and kayak rentals for parents paddling with kids under 12. From 8 AM to 12 PM Monday through Thursday rentals will only be $10 an hour.
The Carlsbad Stand-Up Paddleboard Club is located at 4509 Adams St., in Carlsbad (not at California Water Sports near the freeway). For more information click the link.
[Link: Carlsbad Stand-Up Paddleboard Club]
A crew of budding artists shows off their work after a week at the Carlsbad Art Farm, according to a post on the school’s blog.
During the week, students learn to sketch animals; color mix using a limited pallet; how to block in their subject for a painting; a little about animal anatomy, and then use the colors they create on their own pallet to render their subject (in this case: a bunny, chickens and a mouse on a wheel). These students will be entering Grade 4 this fall.
The Art Farm Summer Camps are open to students entering Grades 2-8 in the fall of 2010 and run either mornings or afternoons beginning each Monday. Sign up now as there is still spots open. For more information click the link.
[Link: Carlsbad Art Farm]
We know why The Forum Carlsbad has free horse-drawn carriage rides and it doesn’t bother us at all because we can visit a mall without buying anything and we often do. That said the Always and Forever Carriage Company will be offering free holiday carriage rides every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas at The Forum Carlsbad.
And, yes, the ride is through a crowded shopping mall, but it’s still fun and most importantly it’s free. While you’re there stop in and see the most real Santa Claus we’ve seen. Real beard, real old, real Santa Claus. He’s sitting next to the Christmas tree by Lululemon (11 AM to 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas).
For the second week in a row we snuck up to the Carlsbad Sheraton for an epic view of the Legoland fireworks at 8:30 PM on Saturday night. From the lower parking lot we could see the fireworks from the ground to the sky and be so close we could almost feel them exploding overhead.
Definitely a great way to kick off an evening in Carlsbadistan, but next Saturday night August 29, 2009 at 8:30 PM is the last fireworks show for the summer. Don’t miss it.
According to their website, Jon and Karen Whitehead started Carlsbadistan’s Captain Cooks Culinary Academy for Kids because they wanted to combine their “passions for cooking, healthy eating and the environment.” Captain Cooks offers three different cooking classes for kids 4-7, 7-13, and 11-16.
IRON CHEF: Each day our young chefs will create 2-3 dishes out of a secret ingredient that will be introduced to them each day. They will learn valuable lessons such as how to work together as a team and how to be creative with what is in the fridge. Our chefs will guide them through the process of looking up recipes in cookbooks and using their imaginations to create tasty dishes. Ages 4-7, 7-13 and 11-16.
AROUND THE WORLD: In this camp we will take a culinary journey around the world and experience different foods each day from Italy, France, Greece, Mexico and China. Kids will learn about cultures and experience new tastes. Ages 4-7, 7-13, 11-16
BASICS OF BAKING: Young chefs will learn the basics of baking, from yeast breads to quick breads, pies and pastries, pizza dough and breadsticks, cookies and cakes. Ages 4-7, 7-13, and 11-16.
There still are a few (like six) spots left in classes this summer. Click the link for more info.
Captain Cooks, 6986 El Camino Real, Suite C, Carlsbad Ca 92009
[Link: Captain Cooks Culinary Academy for Kids]
Want to know a little about the history of Carlsbadistan? We haven’t gone on the tour yet, but we’re looking forward to taking a “walk back into time” to “revisit 19th and early 20th century Carlsbad. Four sq. blocks of history. Stories & people from a bygone era.”
Walks are lead by amateur historian George Hruby every Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Tickets are $12 and available for purchase at The Ocean House Restaurant.
[Editors' Side Note: Our recent rash of irony-free posts is scaring us a little.]