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April: What To Do With Kids In San Diego (April 2023)

What to do with kids in April Adventures in San Diego

April Adventures are here! 🙌 Which ones will you go on this month?! 🐣🌷🍓🌳🎥🎟🤹🏻⛸🎭

April's List of What To Do With Kids in San Diego

Here are all the fun kid-friendly events and seasonal happenings for these lucky San Diego kids in April.




Celebrate with your little honey-bunnies! (Easter Guide will be up this week)



Sandoval & Sons (Bonsall) usually has u-cut ranunculus & sunflowers. This is the cheapest no-frills flower field, but that's why it's our favorite! but they don't have updated information yet. I'll update this when dates are released and you can check their IG for updates as well. Available soon. 💻 info

Julian Farm & Orchard has u-cut daffodils, zinnias, sunflowers & farm activities. These costs can add up if you do all the activities so you might want to pick and choose a couple. We had the best day here and it's all so fun. They also had some hot sandwiches from a nearby restaurant for sale that were delicious. Available now. 💻 info

Carlsbad Flower Fields has PHOTO-only flowers (NO u-cut) and you cannot walk in the fields. They have lots of other fun activities on site, but the costs really add up here. Available now. 💻 website



This is a fun Spring-Summer activity to get out in the fields and pick the freshest strawberries you've ever tasted. Kids will get dirty, so wear clothes & shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Some of these have fun add-ons like hay rides or sunflower mazes, etc. so be prepared to do (and pay) more than just pick strawberries. And bring some extra money because it all adds up! And yes these freshly picked strawberries will cost you more than at the grocery store, but you're really paying for the experience and teaching your kids about where food really comes from.

FAQ: No, these are not organic strawberry farms.

Mellano Farmstand

*currently closed due to rain, will open sometime in April (I'll edit this when dates are announced)

HOURS: Thur-Sun from 10:30am-5pm

RSVP: none needed, walk-in only

2022 COST: $10/small bucket; $15/large bucket

2022 EXTRAS: $5/tractor rides on weekends

5750 N River Rd., Oceanside

Kenny's Strawberries

WHEN: opens April 1, 2023

HOURS: Fri-Sun from 10-5

RSVP: by reservation only (click here)

2023 COST: $8/small bucket; $20/large bucket


953 Rainbow Valley Blvd., Fallbrook

Carlsbad Strawberry Co.

*currently closed due to rain, will open sometime in April (I'll edit this when dates are announced)

HOURS: everyday 9am-5pm, weather permitting

RSVP: none needed, walk-in only

2022 COST: $12/bucket + admission for one; $5/pp field admission for those going in without a bucket

2022 EXTRAS: Tractor Rides are $10/adult; $7/kids ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and under; Sunflower Maze: tba

1050 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad




April 22-30, 2023. Opt Outside all week to enjoy our beautiful country. Entrance fees are waived on 4/22; different parks will host events & activities all week! 💻 website

San Diego National Park Events:

Cabrillo: walking tours, open bunker, snake greetings, open tower climbs

Joshua Tree: guided jr ranger hikes, campfire evenings

National Parks always have a few “fee-free days” during the year to make parks accessible to everyone. 2023 dates: 1/16, 4/22, 4/4, 9/23, 11/11

National Parks also offer free parks passes to 4th graders, military and those with permanent disability.



March-December. One of our favorite activities is back! They've got a ton of great movies for kiddos, check out their pajama movies, family days, teen nights and even “Wooftop Movies”. 🐶 A few of their April shows for kids are Harry Potter, Shrek, Encanto, Ratatouille, Freaky Friday, Puss In Boots. (Check back soon for my discount code.)

Note: Movies starting after 4:30pm are strictly for ages 18+ for their enjoyment.

2022 COST:

Lounge Seat, $17.50/pp

Lounge Seat w/ Popcorn, $20.50/pp

Adirondack + Popcorn, $22.50/pp

Adirondack Love Seat for two + Popcorn, $24.50 (priced per person)


This pricing is for kids 12 and under, only for screenings before 4:30pm. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult (18+). They recommend only bringing kids ages 5+ to make sure they can wear the wireless headphones.

Kid's Lounge Seat, $11.75/pp

Kid's Adirondack, $14.75/pp


There's a full bar and food menu provided by the Manchester Grand Hyatt, including concessions like popcorn, candy and movie snacks.


$11 with validation for 4 hours with food or drink purchase and $18 without food or drink purchase. Don't forget to bring this with you and validate it in the stamp machine before you exit the Rooftop Cinemas. You'll see people lining up for this machine, get in the line so you can get your validation. Otherwise you'll have to pay full price for the parking.

During the summer, the Grand Hyatt's parking may fill up and parking priority goes towards their guests, so you may have to park at Seaport Village; unfortunately RCC validation does not apply to any other locations if you have to park off-site.


Check back soon for my special FamDiego discount (last year it was 20%!).

These Rooftop Movies are on the 4th floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt downtown, but if you want to stay for the night and get a room you'll get a discount off of your room rate with your same-day ticket. Look on your RCC ticket for the discount code.

1 Market Place, downtown San Diego, 9101



March 31 - June 21, 2023. SoCal's largest outdoor roller rink is back.

WHEN: Mar. 31 - June 21

DAYS: Fri-Sun + Mon 5/30

HOURS: 4-9pm

COST: $10/pp incl rental skates, $99/season pass.

DEALS: $5 Spring deal on Fridays in Mar-June; $5 Summer deal on Thur & Fri in June-Sept.

TIP: download & sign the waiver online before you go.

5003 Willows Rd., Alpine, 91901




April 8 - May 13, 2023. This FREE street circus is coming to a neighborhood near you! It features international circus artists, musicians, clowns & performers. @fernstreetcircus / website

DATES below are from 2-3pm:

*subject to change

Sat 4/8 at Memorial Park

2975 Ocean View Blvd., 92113 (Logan Heights)

Sun 4/9 at Golden Hill Rec Center

2600 Golf Course Dr., 92102 (Balboa Park - southeast)

Sat 4/15 at Park De La Cruz

3603 38th St., 92105 (City Heights)

Sun 4/16 at Azalea Park

2596 Violet St., 92105 (City Heights)

Sat 4/29 at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park

4455 Wightman St., 92105 (City Heights)

Sun 4/30 at Colina Del Sol Park

5319 Orange Ave., 92115 (City Heights)

Sat 5/6 at Cesar Chavez Rec Center

455 Sycamore Rd., 92173 (San Ysidro)

Sun 5/7 at North Park Rec Center

4044 Idaho St., 92104 (North Park)

Sat 5/13 at Teralta Park

Orange Ave. + Central Ave., 92105 (City Heights)

Sun 5/14 at Gompers Park

1110 Carolina Ln, 92102 (Chollas View)



April 13-16, 2023. Tickets to the "Let's Celebrate" show are on sale now. You'll see Mickey & Minnie, Anna & Elsa, Woody & Buzz and more. This has been one of our favorite shows, even since mine were 2 yo they were mesmerized by all the action. Click here for my tips & tricks for Disney On Ice with Kids.

WHEN (April 2023):

Thur 4/13 at 7pm

Fri 4/14 at 7pm

Sat 4/15 at 11am, 3pm & 7pm

Sun 4/16 at 1pm & 5pm


Average $24-$58, but there are seat prices for $430! Cost varies by date and seats chosen. Please don't buy the super expensive seats can get good seats for under $40.



Here's a link to the seating map. They're all good seats! Even the cheap ones on the side are great views.😉


This cost $25 at the Jan 2023 show. I like to save you money when I can, but there isn't anywhere to park for free nearby and the trolley doesn't come close, only the bus line. So the only parking option is either to have someone drop you off or pay the $25.


This is a 100% capacity show. All guests age 2 and older are required to have a ticket.

Face coverings are strongly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status, and may be required per state, city and venue policies.

Check “Venue Information” for polices on bags, food, etc.

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 92110




April 28 - May 14, 2023. Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical" at the SD Junior Theater at Balboa Park. "A little girl with psychokinetic powers is unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her teacher, who recognizes her extraordinary personality. It's a fun high-energy show with dance numbers and catchy songs.

1650 El Prado, San Diego, 92101

(Balboa Park near The SD Natural History Museum/Big Fig Tree)






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