Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad


The Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad celebrates its 20th year when it opens the day after Thanksgiving. So why am I writing about it NOW? Because tickets are ALREADY on sale and some dates are ALREADY sold out.  I don't want you to miss out on the fun. Mapping Out the Festivities Every year, it seems they add more lights and the location becomes more … [Read more...]

Boomers Buccaneer Cove is the New Splash in Town


I bet you already know about Boomers Buccaneer Cove in Irvine. You've probably watched the construction since the beginning of Summer 2013. I have to say up front that Boomers is usually my husband's area of expertise. He takes the kids there - without me - once every couple of years.  I keep the place in my "Vegas for Kids" file along with venues like Chuck E. Cheese.  I much … [Read more...]

Playful Sponsor Feature: Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park


Many thanks to Wheel Fun Rentals for their sponsorship. Their generous support over the years helps ensure I can keep bringing play to Orange County. Remember when volunteer North County Parks Reporter, Lisa, took a spin on a Wheel Fun Rentals® surrey bike at Irvine Regional Park? Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Regional Park offers bike and paddle boat rentals. Their fleet of … [Read more...]