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Adventure Play Park at Sendero Field

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Featured, Parks, San Juan Capistrano | 0 comments

  The new community of Rancho Mission Viejo, located off Ortega Hwy and Antonio, between the communities of Ladera Ranch and San Juan Capistrano, has sprung up quickly with lots to offer and even more construction on the way. One of the highlights of this new community is the Adventure Play Park located on Sendero Field. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting this fun, new Orange County Park! Adventure Play Park is an eco-friendly, nature-inspired sanctuary where the kids can run and play on the vast open grass spaces, climb to their hearts content on the various play/climbing structures, and explore the rustic surroundings. Playground feature include, but are not limited to: Climbing logs, rocks and ropes Swings – three regular and one baby Tree house Log crawl tunnel “Imagination stations” Log balance beams Many slides, including...

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Hike to Patriot Trail in San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Featured, Hiking Trails, Parks, San Juan Capistrano | 0 comments

  It’s Memorial Day weekend, and a great time to talk to our children about the meaning of the holiday. It can be hard for children to understand war and freedom depending on their age, but taking them for a walk along Patriot trail to the 9/11 memorial can make it easier. Yesterday, we took our kid to San Juan Capistrano to walk Patriot Trail. While we were walking along the hiking trail, it gave us a chance to talk to our children about the meaning of the holiday while being a peace by the surrounding panoramic views of Orange County. The kids took their time along the trail to ask us questions that they might have while stopping to admire all the beautiful flowers and butterflies. At the end of the trail, the children came upon a flag pole (where...

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Adobe Brick Making at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Events, San Juan Capistrano | 1 comment

  As my fourth grader prepares for her big mission report this year, we have been spending a lot of time exploring the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Not only is it a place of history, and full of education but also a calming place to spend an afternoon with the children. Over the weekend, we came to the Mission to experience their adobe brick making session, and the kids loved it! The adobe brick making class is at the Mission every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The cost is $3 per person, and $1 for members. When your family, first arrives at the Mission, purchase your tickets for the brick making, along with your admission. Anytime throughout the day, your children can come to the activity area in the middle of the main courtyard to participate in...

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Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Featured, Parks, San Juan Capistrano | 1 comment

  After spending the afternoon at Zoomar’s Petting Zoo, the kids and I ventured over to Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano. It is another one of those fun things to do in Orange County that everyone has been talking about, but we had never been until now. Los Rios Park ended up being a kids park paradise! The park was decked out in a full western theme, and the kids did not want to leave. They climbed on the large play structure, pretended they were in the wild west on the horses, and climbed for hours on the large rock formations. The park has swings, and in the summertime, there is a large water feature for the kids to have water play! The park is set in far enough away from the main road that parents can...

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