This weekend is shaping up to be a sweet one, and not just because of the city’s Drive-Thru Ice Cream Festival (although that helps). Families can also find fun under the sun at a live concert and when they let their kids play with well…let’s just say other kids on the farm. Here’s the full scoop!

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The New Children’s Museum Re-opens
It’s re-opening weekend at The New Children’s Museum where they’re excited to welcome families once again. Get your tickets and attend one of the two, three-hour sessions, from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets required. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Go Roller Skating
Bring the kids to this outdoor roller rink for a retro good time. Rentals are included with admission, face masks are required and be sure to sign the waiver before you arrive. Sun. Event details.

The Gruffalo’s Feast
Join Chef Lee for a stroll through the deep dark woods as she reads the popular children’s book, The Gruffalo, and creates an imaginative lunch inspired by it. Little ones will have fun making Gruffalo Tusks Fruit Kebab, Woodland Creature Muffin Pizza, and Gruffalo Crumb. Ages 4-6. Registration required. Sat. Event details.

Kids and Kids Playtime
You can pet and cuddle the goats, play with antique Tonka Trucks in the sandbox, watch the hens and roosters and meet the pups, Tuff and Indie at the farm at the Goods and Goats Market this weekend. Adults can also purchase a painting kit to get your art on. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Concerts at the Ferry Landing
Spend a sunny Sunday outside with the fam. Head to the Ferry Landing to Coronado Island to catch a live concert with the kids. Ginger Cowgirl will be performing. Sun. Event details.

Native Plant Garden Tour
Do you enjoy the natural wonders the coast of Southern California has to offer? Have you ever wanted to know more about the beautiful plants around you? Then join in on this California Native Plant tour! Come learn how to identify certain iconic native plants and hear about how native animals and people use them. You’ll also take a look at special adaptations that native plants have for survival. You’ll even have the opportunity to practice your naturalist art skills. Sun. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe