Even today, the magic of a marionette can inspire a child to grow up to be a puppeteer or a tiny actor made of wood. Feel child-like wonder with this Groupon.
- $18 for two adult admissions, two attraction tickets, and two inflatable jumpie wristbands ($36 value)
With their two attraction tickets, guests can choose from the following options: Zip Line, Water Rollers, Coconut Climb, Paintball, or Body Bubbles. The event runs Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27; hand stamps grant admission to both days. Admission (not including activity tickets) is free for children age 12 and younger—see the FAQ to help plan your visit.
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair
Children tucked inside giant plastic hamster balls giggle as they roll across the water. Meanwhile, a quartet bounds and flips in near-unison on their own personal trampolines. Though these acts would fit right into an avant garde circus, you'll also find them at the sprawling San Diego Kids Expo & Fair on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. In keeping with the event's mission to highlight local kid-friendly businesses, many of these activities are organized by area merchants. Military-grade laser tag games and a rock-climbing wall, among other attractions, beckon visitors of all ages to lose themselves in child-like wonder and the hope that maybe the lawn will eventually just mow itself.
Besides activities, the expo hall houses more than 150 exhibitors. In rows of booths, dance teachers, soccer coaches, and local chefs from Cooking 4 Life each discuss their craft. The focus on childhood health and education also extends to four performance stages, which become stomping grounds for martial-arts demonstrations and kid-friendly musical acts. Through this yearly celebration, the Expo aims to raise awareness (and funds) for local music and arts programs.