Sunday, January 9, 2011

Free kids Helmets at LV Ski Resort

Lids for Kids is giving away children's helmets and safety tips every Saturday in January thru Feb 5th from 930am-11 at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wings over the Springs Bird show

"Wings Over the Springs" brings the audience up close and personal with hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, cravens and more during dramatic free-flight presentations. This exciting show can only be seen at the Springs Preserve and will explore the role these majestic birds of prey play in sustaining our environment. Visitors will see: Eurasian Eagle Owl, Saker Falcon, Barbary Saker Falcon, Lanner Barbary, African Hawk Eagle, Barbary, Red Necked Falcon, African Crow Raven. Shows take place Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout January, also showing Monday, January 17.

Paint a Birdhouse @ Springs Preserve this weekend

Paint your own birdhouse and bring it home all day 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at the Nature Exchange $2 members $3 non-members

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Charity Event @ Child's Play

Please join us for a fun-filled day at Childs’ Play. Along with Celebrate Kids, Roos n More and Marcos Pizza, we will be hosting a charity event for Child Haven on Monday, December 20th from 11 am to 3 pm.

Everyone is invited. The admission is FREE! We are hoping for donations to help the children of Child Haven. If you would like to bring in an unused toy for one of these children in need, it would be much appreciated. Items such as cars and trucks, action figures, board games, Barbie dolls, baby dolls, puzzles and arts and craft items are all great ideas for these children at the holidays.

You may drop off a gift or you may stay and play for the day. In addition to the “open play”, we will have an entertainer from Celebrate Kids, pizza from Marco’s Pizza, and fun guests from Roos N More.

Not familiar with Roos N More? They are located in Moapa, NV and open to the public a few times each month. If you haven’t had a chance to go visit them, this is a “must” event here at Childs’ Play. Valerie Holt, the owner and veterinarian of Roos N More, has generously offered to bring a few of her furry friends to our facility for you to meet. You will learn about the animals in a hands-on environment. (They are a non-profit organization, as well. A cash donation of $3-5 per family towards their zoo would be greatly appreciated by them.)

There is no need to RSVP. Please just come and join the fun for a couple of great causes! Thank you and hope to see you at Childs’ Play at 7260 S. Cimarron Rd. Suite 100, Las Vegas NV 89113. Call us at 702-722-6041 with any questions. Thanks again...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Indoor Playspace & Cafe in Summerlin

Kinderland is the newest indoor play space and cafe in Summerlin. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Located on Sahara & Fort Apache

It's a very cute setup but designed more for infant to 3yr olds in this medium to small sized space. There is no dedicated area as cafe but still a great place for families. It's family owned by friendly people. Have fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Las Vegas Auto Show

Kids Day, Sunday, November 28 – All children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult on Kids Day. Bring the whole family to enjoy entertainment that includes a special appearances by Spider-Man® from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Iron Man® from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Holiday Events

Christmas Wonderland @ Ethel M Chocolate Factory (free)

Gift of Lights @ LV Motor Speedway ($15/car)

Holiday Spectacular @ Springs Preserve ($4-8) Reindeer/train rides, performances and thousands of christmas lights

Christmas @ The District Green Valley Santa pictures/Menorah Lighting/Carriage Rides/Performances on Stage (check site)

">Santa Run/Walk @ Town Square Dec 4th 8am ($25-45)

Magical Forest @ Opportunity Village ($9.50 adults $7.50 3-11yrs)

Floating Ice Rink @ Lake Las Vegas MonteLago Village ($12-15)

Winter Wonderland Display @ Sam's Town (free)

Nevada Ballet Theatre "The Nutcracker" @ Paris Las Vegas

Monday, September 20, 2010

Vegas Valley Book Festival

Most events will be held Nov 3-7 at the Historic Fifth Street School

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shakespearean Festival Starts Sept 16th

The Fall Season of the Utah Shakespearean Festival (in Cedar City) will run through September 16 through October 23.
Plays will be "The Adventures of Pericles," "Greater Tuna," and "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Tickets are $21-$68. The website is
Cedar City is about 2.5 hours drive north of Las Vegas.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Zoo in Las Vegas

Entertainment options in Downtown Las Vegas could be expanding, in the form of a new zoo and some crocodile wrestling. That's according to Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

The project would be run by the family of the late Steve Irwin. Irwin is the famed crocodile hunter who tragically died three years ago after being hit in the chest by a stingray's barb while he was snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Irwin family runs the Australia Zoo in Queensland and met this week with Mayor Goodman about opening a similar operation in Downtown Las Vegas.

"It looks like a great project with a crocodile-type enclosure where they would wrestle with the crocodiles and feed the crocodiles and have a real educational component to it and we're going to continue those discussions," said Mayor Goodman

The zoo would be a limited zoo. It's an Australian zoo. We're not gonna have lions and tigers and giraffes and all the things that Darcy Spears would want to have an investigative report about. We're just going to have wombats and platypuses and koalas and crocodiles. I'm a big crocodile fan. I love crocodiles. So it's my kind of zoo," said Mayor Goodman

Lied Discovery Museum Celebrates 20yrs

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS WITH US ON SEPTEMBER 9 ... FOR TWO BUCKS! Lied Discovery Children's Museum is marking its 20th Anniversary this year and we want you to come celebrate with us! On Thursday, September 9, museum admission will be $2 per person. Special programming and other activities are on the agenda as well. Mark your calendars and plan to participate in this special day ... TWO DECADES FOR TWO DOLLARS!

P.S The museum will soon break ground on a 58,000 sq ft building in Symphony Park. Thank you Smith Center! Opening 2012.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sundays thru Aug 1st kids eat free with adult entree

Rewards parents with FREE Sundays for kids
Las Vegas, June 15, 2010 – Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it will roll out its new Kid’s Menu in Las Vegas starting July 5, 2010.  As part of the launch, Chipotle will give kids a free Kid’s Meal on Sunday, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1 when parents purchase a burrito, salad, burrito bowl (a burrito without the tortilla) or order of tacos.

Red Rock Star-gazing Party Every 3rd Saturday

The Las Vegas Astronomical Society plans to host a Star Party at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, on the third Saturday of the month. The next one will be about Saturn and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The only cost is the park entry fee, currently $7 for vehicles and free for those arriving on foot or by bicycle.

The program allows the public to view the sky with telescopes.

Free Admission at Springs Peeserve this Saturday 7/17

Target Free Family Event
Enjoy complimentary activities, entertainment and more

Receive free admission to the Springs Preserve and enjoy a day of fun for the entire family as part of the national Target Arts & Wonder Weekend this Saturday, July 17.

Visitors will have unlimited access to all Springs Preserve attractions, museums and exhibits, as well as kids' activities including face-painting and balloon artists, arts and crafts, an archaeological "dig," and snacks such as snow cones and popcorn. The event also will feature music and entertainment by DJ Baby Chino and a screening of the Disney/Pixar movie "WALL-E.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Library Hours Change

For the following branches opening hours will change from 9am-9pm Mon-Thurs to 10am-7pm Mon-Thurs (Fri & Sat remain same):
Centennial Hills
Clark County
Las Vegas
Sahara West
Spring Valley
West Las Vegas
West Charleston

Super Summer Theatre

Here is this summers roster of outdoor theatre performances at Spring Mountain State Ranch in Red Rock Canyon. All shows start at dusk. Dress for the cooler temperatures in the canyon and Enjoy!

June - Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

July - Ain't Misbehavin'

August - Damn Yankees

- The Foreigner

Tickets purchased in advance from UNLV or Prestige Travel $12.00

Located about 15 miles outside Las Vegas within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There are two routes to the park. If you head west out of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard, 5 miles past the Red Rock Canyon Visitor's Center, the entrance to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park will be on the right. Watch for the signs.

You can also enter the canyon area from the south by taking Interstate 15 south to State Route 160, turn right onto State Route 159, go past Blue Diamond. You will pass Bonnie Springs and 1 mile further will be the entrance to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on your left.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Summer Movies

Village Square Stadium 18
9400 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas ,NV 89117

06/29-06/30 Muppets From Space (G)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
07/06-07/07 Tale of Despereaux (G)
Coraline (PG)
07/13-07/14 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
Astro Boy (PG)
07/20-07/21 Charlotte's Web (G)
Planet 51 (PG)
07/27-07/28 Rugrats The Movie (G)
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)
08/03-08/04 Rugrats In Paris (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
08/10-08/11 Wallace and Gromit (G)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
08/17-08/18 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

Colonnade Stadium 14
8880 South Eastern Ave
Las Vegas ,NV 89123

06/22/2010 - Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs - DP (PG)
06/23/2010 - The Spy Next Door - DP (PG)
06/29/2010 - Kung Fu Panda - DP (PG)
06/30/2010 - Tooth Fairy - DP (PG)
07/06/2010 - Wallace And Gromit - DP (G)
07/07/2010 - Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - DP (PG)
07/13/2010 - Monsters Vs. Aliens - DP (PG)
07/14/2010 - Night At The Museum II - DP (PG)
07/20/2010 - Everyone's Hero - DP (G)
07/21/2010 - Hotel For Dogs - DP (PG)
07/27/2010 - Horton Hears A Who - DP (G)
07/28/2010 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop - DP (PG)
08/03/2010 - Space Chimps - DP (G)
08/04/2010 - Aliens In The Attic - DP (PG)
08/10/2010 - Tale Of Despereaux - DP (G)
08/11/2010 - Coraline - DP (PG)
08/17/2010 - Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - DP (G)
08/18/2010 - Astro Boy - DP (PG)

Rave Motion Pictures
at Town Square
6605 Las Vegas Blvd South

(kids snack box $4 - popcorn, drink and fruit snacks)
June 8 & 9 Alvin & the Chipmunks the Squeakuel
June 15 & 16 Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaur
June 22 & 23 Astro Boy
June 29 & 30 Planet 51
July 6 & 7 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
July 13 & 14 Monsters vs. Aliens
July 20 & 21 Shorts
July 27 & 28 Hotel for Dogs

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kids Eat Free

Tuesday and Wednesday (after 4 pm)- 1 child (10 & under) eats free with adult
2411 W. Sahara Ave 367.2467
4111 Boulder Hwy 432.7777
4949 N. Rancho Dr 515.4387
169 E. Tropicana Blvd 736.3936
Tuesday after 4 pm- 1 child eat free with adult
1826 Las Vegas Blvd S.702.384.5624
3001 South Las Vegas Blvd 413.1923
6300 W. Charleston 309.0622
Monday and Wednesday - 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult
2400 N Rancho Drive 631-7000
Monday and Wednesday - 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult
4321 W. Flamingo Rd 942-7777
Buffalo Wild Wings
Wednesday $.99 kids menu (Movies on the Big screen) 11am-8pm
Tuesday - 1 child eats free with adult. 10810
W.Charleston Blvd 360.3845
Tuesday 2 children eat free with adult
1290 E. Flamingo Rd 893.0348
Jason's Deli
Mondays 4PM-9PM: one kid eats FREE with each adult
1000 S. Rampart 967-9008
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen
Monday Kids under 12 eat for only $1.99 all day
8245 W. Sahara Ave.360-8210
4457 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Zaba's Mexican Grill
Saturday & Sunday: two FREE kids meals per adult
9809 W. Flamingo Road 227-7238
2120 Rampart Boulevard
Cici's Pizza (under 3)
Texas de Brazil
Every day: children 6 & under eat FREE and ages 7-12 are half price.
6533 Las Vegas Boulevard South 614-0080
Lindo Michoacan Gourmet Mexican Cuisine
Monday Kids eat FREE with Adult
7870 West Tropical Parkway 385-4636
10082 West Flamingo Road
2655 East Desert Inn Road
Marie Callender's
Tuesdays & Saturdays: one free kid's meal per adult
600 E. Sahara Avenue 734-6572
4875 West Flamingo Road
600 E. Sahara Avenue

Monday, December 7, 2009


Magical Forest (slide, train ride, carousel, performances, food, pics with Santa)
Springs Preserve Winter Lights Festival (performances, food, sleigh rides, holiday lit trails)
Ethel M Chocolate Factory Light Display
Local Library events
Town Square Holiday Events (pics with Santa, performances, snow)
Bellagio Atrium Christmas Display
Southern Nevada Railway Polar Express
Lake Las Vegas (gingerbread house competitions, floating ice skating rink, food)
Make your own tradition!

Hunting for Christmas Trees

If you're interested in making the search for a Christmas tree and fun family adventure then make it a day trip to one of these area destinations.

Ely, NV 4hrs from Las Vegas featuring Festival of Trees, Parade of Lights & the Polar Express
Check or call 775-726-8100 for tree permits

Caliente, NV 2hrs from Vegas features nearby Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Rainbow Canyon, Beaver Dam, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon.

St George, UT 2hrs from Vegas offers Tuacahn Christmas Festival of Lights and Live Nativity show.

The Putt Park

18 hole outdoor miniature golf course. Glow in the Dark Mini Golf ever Wens-Sat night.
6085 S Fort Apache 702.254.PUTT

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tour LasVegas Speedway

Tour the 1800 acre Speedway, race track and check out the Vip Viewing booth. Kids under 3 are free.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Child's Play

Child's Play has it all..a great indoor play area, parent lounge, kids hair salon, photo studio and classes galore. It's an excellent party space. The prices are very reasonable and if you just check it out you will become a member too.

I will say the management is rather rigid and not very friendly at all. If you don't buy a membership or pass you are chopped liver.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Children's Discovery Museum Update

The Lied Children's Discovery Museum just updated their first floor exhibits and added some new ones. It is worth an extra trip if you haven't been in a while, don't miss the Clifford: The Big Red dog exhibit which leaves this summer.

Music Bug opens studio in Summerlin!

I'm excited to share that the Music Bug Creative Arts Center will be opening their 2nd location in the beginning of May at Sahara & Fort Apache (next to the Little Pastry Chefs, Jollibee, and Candy Elephant). I love that they have almost every class you could want for babies, toddler and kids: dance, spanish, art, music, performing arts, tumbling and yoga.
I personally can't wait.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

National Geographic voted Las Vegas as #1 for what??

As the #1 city to live and play, due to the abundance of nearby recreation oppurtunities. It seems we have the best of both for adventure and world class dining, resorts and entertainment.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What's new

The newest library is open in the Northwest, The Centennial Hills Library. It has the largest childrens collection in the city and features modern design. It is also next to the Centennial Hills Park, which won many design awards. Sounds like a fun filled day to me! The library website is showing incorrect storytime schedules so call for storytimes.
6711 N Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89131

ph. 507-6100

The Las Vegas Art Museum closed this year, it was located inside the Sahara West Library. With the closing of our only art museum I refuse to hear people complain about this city not having culture and arts. It takes people, visitors, true art lovers to make an art museum thrive, and the people have clearly spoken! Your'e not really that into art enough to actually go and see it! I think most people just need it to exsist to feel complete, so stop fooling yourselves that it's that important to you, and except this city for all the things that no other city has!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

All Aboard for a Train Ride

Nevada Southern Railway Excursions
Take the kids for a 45 minute train ride aboard a train from 1911. Air conditioned of course! Saturdays & Sundays

Friday, August 29, 2008

Avoiding the Heat

The things you can do to avoid heat are mentioned in other topics, but a seperate section to condense it all might help. Myself, I don't have an issue with the heat. My kids nap after lunch from 1pm-4pm (the hottest part of the day) But here goes.

Watch a free movie-Neonopolis, Cannery Theatres, Town Square Rave Theatres, Regal Theatres at Rainbow offer free movies in the summer (Tues & Wens 10am) City Parks, Ritz Carlton, Green Valley District, Summerlin, Lake Las Vegas, have movies and concerts in the park throughout the summer for free!
Walk the mall

Go to the Springs Preserve
Spend a day bouncing at Pump it Up
Go to one of many Storytimes
Play indoors at My Little Garden
Spend the afternoon at the Lied Childrens Discovery Museum
Go to the Natural History Museum (check out the early explorers program)
Spend a day on Mt Charleston (30degrees cooler)
Go to the Shark Reef Aquariam at Mandalay Bay
Enroll at Las Vegas Indoor Soccer for a sports class
Take swim lessons-YMCA, Water Wings, City of Las Vegas, or private lesssons
Enroll in a class or playgroup
Go for a train ride in Boulder City

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Town Square

Finally the ultimate dining, shopping and play destination in this valley that belongs to all of us. Centrally located it's like our very own gaslamp district. The playground is the best in the city with it's tree house, maze and water feature. The older kids always take over the merry go round though. During Christmas they had a great parade and Easter brought on an egg hunt. Easter was a disaster, hopefully they'll figure it out better for next year. Did I mention the movie theatre and nightclub? There is too much to list, so just go already!