With Easter just around the corner, there are plenty of free or low cost events in San Diego. To get the most out of these events, be sure to plan ahead and arrive on time to participate in the activities that are the best for your family. Parking can also be tricky. Know where to go before you leave the house and carpool with a friend if possible.
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Poinsettia Community Park in Carlsbad will be filled with activities for the entire family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23. This free event put on by the City of Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Department will include crafts, bounce houses, games, and a sampling of all the great summer camps offered by the city.
It’s National Parks Week from April 16-24 and over 100 National Parks across the country including Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma are waiving their entrance fee. If you are looking for a frugal weekend trip, check out these California parks that are offering free admission.
A few weeks ago during the San Diego Science Festival, an amazing Science Expo Day was put on at Petco Park. My kids had so much fun with the hands on science activities so I was thrilled when I saw the ad for Science Field Trip Day at Petco Park. For only $7, you will get admission to the Padres verses Braves game and access to tons of great activities put on by the Fleet Science Center, including, a “Fire and Ice” show, a General Atomics show on physics, and an appearance by a Padres player to talk about the importance of education.
The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets on April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. An Easter egg hunt will take place at participating stores starting at 10 a.m. while supplies last.
The City of Encinitas will be celebrating Easter with it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Festival. The festival will take place at Ecke Sports Park (278 Saxony Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include arts and crafts, jump houses, face painting, and over 24,000 eggs. Children will participate in the Easter Egg hunt with their own age group. To see what time your child’s hunt will be, click here.