San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 8-10

Has your January been filled with back to school, cleaning the house for the new year, and more indoor playtime than you care to enjoy? If so, then spend your weekend outside at one of the many events around the county. Head to Poway for the city’s annual Winter Festival. Experience the New Children’s Museum for free with Sesame Street. Or take a nature walk in Mission Trails. Or enjoy indoor recreation at the Family Fun Fest at the Salvation Army Kroc Center gym. Have a great weekend!


Photo: The Art Pantry

San Diego

Spanish Music Class
Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila ConmigoTM creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. Fri., 12:15 p.m., Pachis, an art studio for kids, Ages 0-6. Free. Event details.

Sesame Street and HBO Free Day
Join Cookie Monster and friends at a free museum day to promote new episodes of Sesame Street on HBO starting jan. 16, 2016. Kids will participate in activities, enjoy a performance by the Sesame Street Muppets and get to join the Everyday Heroes Club. Sat., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., The New Children’s Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

Free Family Fun Fest at 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., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center Gym, Free. All ages. 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., 9:30 – 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. 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. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Poway Community Park’s Winter Festival
Poway Community Park’s Winter Festival brings to life all of the magic and charm of winter like never before! Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down our snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone! Fri. and Sat., 5 – 9 p.m., Poway Community Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Baby Steps Through Pretend City
Bring your little ones to Pretend City for this exclusive infant and young toddler only time. This month’s theme will focus on the importance of sleep for you and baby. Discussion topics will be about sleep training, co-sleeping, crib safety, sleep requirements based on the age of your baby, and bedtime routines. Fri., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pretend City, All ages. Included with $12.50 admission. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer