Alga Norte’s Pirate Plunge April 23

by The Editors on April 5, 2016

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Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s annual Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road, in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM. Arrrgghhh!

Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more. . . Dry activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.

For additional details (including cost $10 a person, under three free) follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s EGGstravaganza Hatches March 26

by The Editors on March 15, 2016

The quiet before the egg-grabbing storm.

On March 26, 2016 (the day before Easter Sunday) the City of Carlsbad will host their annual EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at the Poinsettia Community Park starting at 10 AM.

The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. . . Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.”

Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for a flashback of the 2010 event (oh, they grow up so quickly, don’t they?), or follow the jump for all the details.

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Splash Bash Saturday Night

by The Editors on July 17, 2014

Splash Bash

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]


Kids Act At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on April 12, 2012

Kids Act

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]


Carlsbad Lancer Dancer Junior Campers

by The Editors on June 28, 2011

Hip Hop Carlsbad

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…]


The Flower Fields Are Now Open

by The Editors on March 1, 2011


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]


Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental Deals Expanded

by The Editors on July 16, 2010

N77767811593 4553Beginning 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]


Amazing Creations At The Carlsbad Art Farm

by The Editors on July 7, 2010

Kris With Session Three Painting Class 2010

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]

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Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Mall Rides

by The Editors on December 3, 2009

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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).


Legoland Fireworks From The Sheraton

by The Editors on August 23, 2009

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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.