Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget- 3 Ways to Spark the Spirit

25 11 2012

With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, many new magical adventures are popping up everywhere.  On November 23, 2012 Carson City opened it’s annual Skating Rink in Down Town Carson City.

This family friendly outing is sure to keep the family busy on a budget and is another way to create those lasting family memories. They offer family nights, heated tents to get warm, and a fun magical atmosphere.

More information for the Carson City Ice Rink.

This weekend was also the weekend my family and I participated in the only hunt The Chalmers’ Family is ever apart of… The Christmas Tree Hunt. It was a great day to get out and about with some amazing family and take our pick from the trees within the Mount Rose Hunting grounds.  We hike far and wide to find the perfect little tree and two brave little boys took it down.

There is still a lot of time to get your tree permits!!

More information for Christmas Tree Permits.

Hop on board the Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.  The train will be running on December 1 &2 and only costs $3.00 per rider.  This train adventure is very short but the children are usually excited to see that Santa himself walks through the carts handing out candy canes to all the passengers   A great rider for little ones who have a hard time sitting still for too long.  For more information call 775-687-6953.

Remember, this is your children’s childhood and you can help mold their memories however you wish.

Make this a great holiday season full of adventure, excitement  and wonder.


Supporting Your Local Community- Northern Nevada Children’s Museum

4 11 2012

During the colder months in Carson City I often frequent kid friendly locations.  It helps break up the monotony of the house and still allows the kids a lot of much needed adventure while keeping their little bodies from freezing in the winter weather.

One our favorite places, that is sure to not  disappoint, is the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

This little hot spot located on main street in Carson City offers an array of interactive fun for the entire family, keeping those kiddos busy for hours.   They also offer several scheduled events including story time, pottery painting, and special holiday events throughout the year.

I was able to purchase a family pass, also called a reciprocal pass aka “Traveling Pass”, that allows my family access to the Discovery Museum in Reno.  In addition, the “ACM and ASTC reciprocal admission programs which includes free or reduced admission to over 450 children’s museums and science-technology centers around the world.**”  

Click on the ACM and ASTC links above to view participating museums.

What an amazing deal for families trying to stay busy with the kids on a budget.

So when the weather turns bad, check it out, the kids will be happy you did!

Teresa Chalmers

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