Posts Tagged ‘kids activities’

Gold Country Gymnastics

Friday, February 20th, 2009

This morning my son and I went to Gold Country Gymnastics in Grass Valley. They offer open gym time to preschoolers on Fridays from 9am-10:30am for $6 per child. It’s a really fun time in a big open room with all kinds of things around for the kids to run off some energy, get exercise, and build their coordination by running, jumping, climbing, rolling, and playing in the in-ground foam pit. My two-year old son has a blast at the gym.

Gold Country Gymnastics offers classes for all ages of children from walking through high school. They have gymnastics classes as well as special tumbling classes, trampoline classes, and they host birthday parties.

Gold Country Gymnastics is located at 110 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 14 in Grass Valley. Take Idaho-Maryland to Spring Hill Drive – take the first right into the parking lot and you will see signs for the gym. Their phone number is 273-3680. Visit the Gold Country Gymnastics website.

Take your kids to the Imaginarium in Nevada City

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

This week my son and I went to the Imaginarium in Nevada City for their monthly preschool play day. It was a really fun outing that I highly recommend! It was set up for preschoolers, and we explored magnets, bubbles, gravity exhibits, and did some painting.


The Imaginarium has over 20 different hands on science exhibits, and it’s good for all ages – kids and adults. They have a generator to raise your hair, a Distorted Room where you can shrink, and my personal favorite – a skeleton riding a bicycle. Through June 2009, they are hosting a special exhibit titled “Simple Machines”. 

The preschool play day is once a month, but if you don’t have a preschooler, the Imaginarium is open to the public one Friday or Saturday a month from September to June and for special events. Visit to view the schedule. You’ll find the Imaginarium at the corner of Ridge Road and Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. Phone: 478-6415.

Downtown Trick or Treat Photos

Friday, October 31st, 2008

So we had  some rain overnight in Grass Valley, but it did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits this morning when parents and children descended on downtown Grass Valley for some same trick or treating in Mill and Main Street.  A bravo to all the Grass Valley merchants who took part in this event, and especially to the ones who went all out and dressed in costumes!

Twin Cities Church Fall Family Festival

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

A safe, free, fun “halloween alternative” event at Twin Cities Church in Grass Valley, featuring games, pony rides, giant slide and a petting zoo.  And tons of candy (i did not make that up, that’s what it says in the flyer!).  Friday, October 31st, 5 to 8 pm at Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley.

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Halloween at the 49er Family Fun Park

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Come on down to the 49er Family Fun Park in Grass Valley on Friday 31st October between 3pm and 6pm for “Trick or treat in the land of the Storybook sweets”.  Kids get to trick or treat on the miniature golf course from green to green, and there’s nothing spooky or scary to trouble your little ones.  There’s also music, games and a bounce house!

Admission is FREE, with a generous donation of canned food for the Nevada County Food Bank.

The 49er Family Fun Park is at 314 Railroad Ave Grass Valley, CA 95945, phone (530) 272-4949.

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