When I was growing. up, one of my favorite activities was making ‘tamales’ from palm leaves and sand. I guess you could call it the California version of mud pies. My childhood was spent out doors. I spent hours in what is now being called ‘free play’. Our children’s play tends to be so organized and monitored, that we now have a term for letting them just play.
We recently spent the day at Three Bears Acres. It describes itself as “,,,an outdoor recreational farm”, I describe it as a place for kids to be kids and just free play!
A 68′ x 33′ jumping pillow.
Kids let their creativity flow on the graffiti wall!
Lola getting her ‘Brave’ on
The kids enjoyed the 100ft bridge that connects to a tree house, slides and swings
This was the favorite of the day! The toboggan run is the length of a football field! No
snow needed for this fun ride!
Rock n Roll
The kids tumbled and rolled in these, while wearing themselves out, pushing it back to the top
If you go…
- Bring water bottles (there aren’t any drinking fountains)
- Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ruined (also recommend mud boots)
- If you plan to spend the afternoon, you can pack a lunch and picnic lakeside
- Check their website for seasonal activities
- Don’t forget your camera!