San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 6-8

If you resolved to enjoy more of what Southern California has to offer in 2017, than this weekend is perfect for you with several family-friendly events around town. Take a nature walk in Mission Trails. Enjoy indoor recreation at the Family Fun Fest at the Salvation Army Kroc Center gym. Head to Orange County for the last weekend of Winter Wonderfest at The Cube. Or get artsy at Pachis Art Studio for Kids open art day. Have a great weekend!


photo: The Art Pantry

San Diego

Family Fun Fest at the Salvation Army Kroc Center
The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host a free Family Fun Fest to kick off the new year! The event will feature a musical jam zone, inflatable fun park, painting station, dress up station, soccer, basketball, flag football, guided tours, and more! Sat. Event details.

Fantasy on Ice
It’s the last weekend to ice skate outdoors at Liberty Station. Enjoy frozen family fun at the annual Fantasy on Ice skating rink, presented by Sycuan. Fri. – Sun. Event details


Open Art Studio
Head to Pachis Art Studio for Kids for open studio where families to learn, play and create art together. Working on a family project already? That’s great! Stop by and take advantage of Pachis art supplies and staff advice to add more and new things to something you’re already working on. Open Art is designed for preschoolers and homeschoolers with new seasonal themed projects available every week. All art materials provided. Sat. Event details.

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning hosts a free craft activity each Saturday, where your kids can get creative. Every week features a new craft, this one is the 100th day celebration mask. Sat. Event details.

Guided Nature Walk
Enjoy a free guided nature walk and learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of our open space and the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Sat. Event details.

Wacky Science Sunday
Join Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus Wahoo! for Wacky Science Sunday at the Natural History Museum. Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science! Sun. Event details.

Orange County

Winter Wonderfest
Don’t miss this last weekend to play in the snow and discover science at The Cube. Slide down a 75-foot long ramp on inner tubes, a snow play area, snow sledding, holiday-themed movies, gingerbread derby racing and much more! Additionally, experience the Annual Science of Gingerbread featuring award-winning gingerbread creations, “A Matter of Taste” stage show, and cookie decorating. Fri. – Sun. Event details.

Resolution Art Month
Head to Pretend City for Art Appreciation month as kids learn all about art techniques and create some art of their own. Each week features a different type of art and exploring a new world of creativity! Fri. – Sun. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer


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