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Music Classes and Birthday Parties with Little Folkies

September 27, 2016

Little Folkies Looking for a unique music class in Marin for your little one? Little Folkies, a folk music class for children ages 0 to 5 and their grown-ups, offers classes for mixed ages with babies, toddlers preschoolers, parents, grandparents and caregivers all getting together every week and singing together like one big family!

Little Folkies helps nurture the love for music that we all have and inspires young families to sing and play. Discover both new and old songs along with rhythmic dance and movement, silliness, musical games and fun activities that promote musical confidence in both little ones and adults. Classes in Marin are offered at Sprout, located at 12 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. 12-week Little Folkies Family classes take place on Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:30 am, Thursdays at 10:30 and 11:30 am, and Fridays at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Have a Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party this Fall!

August 20, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Party Nicasio Valley Farms

If your child has an October birthday, then why not have a pumpkin patch party? Marin's own certified organic pumpkin patch at Nicasio Valley Farms offers party packages during the month of October. It's a perfect way to celebrate a special fall birthday! October weather is usually fantastic, too, making an outdoor party even more fun. Make your reservation soon, as they book up quickly.

Birthday parties at Nicasio Valley Farms cost $12 per childhttp://www.marinmommies.com/ and include a private party table, a hayride, hay mazes, a visit with farm animals, and a small goodie bag. Partygoers can also choose a small pumpkin from the Kids' Patch. If you book your party on a Sunday, you can also enjoy live kids' music from Marin's favorite family entertainer, Tim Cain, who performs on Sundays from 11 am to noon. Additional activities, including bounce houses, pony rides, a climbing wall, face painting, and more, are available for an additional fee.

Strike! Family Bowling Fun and Birthday Parties in and Around Marin

August 8, 2016

Bowling kids Remember those fun times you had bowling when you were a kid? Guess what—it hasn't changed all that much, although it seems that there are fewer spots where you can bowl these days. Actually, it's even more fun for the little ones now with the advent of bumper bowling and ball ramps. Also, you have to love a sport where you can get an order of chili cheese fries while you're playing. It's a great active rainy day activity, too.

There are still a few fantastic family friendly bowling alleys in Marin and the Bay Area, so go rent some shoes, pick out your ball (that red one looks pretty cool!) and bowl a few games with the kiddos. Most of these bowling alleys also offer birthday parties for kids, as well. You remember how fun those were, right?

Country Club Bowl

88 Vivian Street, San Rafael 94901
(415) 456-4661

Located in San Rafael, Marin's only bowling alley offers 40 lanes, automatic scoring, and plenty of bumper lanes for the little ones. On-site food is provided by Villa York Pizza and Grill, and they even have 24 beers on tap. In case that's enough, they have pool tables and an arcade, too. Several different birthday party packages are available; call (415) 456-4661 to book your lanes. Check their website for hours and pricing.

Rebounderz Rohnert Park: Fitness and Fun, Rolled Into One, for the Whole Family!

June 1, 2016

Rebounderz Rohnert Park

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Rebounderz Rohnert Park.

Rebounderz Rohnert Park is fitness and fun rolled into one, for the whole family! Just 20 minutes up the highway from Novato, we are a facility that specializes in entertainment that provides exercise while having fun!  One hour of jumping burns about 1,000 calories. It also increases metabolism, circulates more oxygen to tissues and improves coordination!

In June, we are introducing our newest attraction, the JumpXTREME tower! Our tower platform is raised 14 feet above the ground and allows our guests to take a leap onto our custom designed inflated landing surface.  Test your fear of heights in a safe environment! Tummy fluttering at its best. Currently, experience our: 74 interconnected Trampoline Beds, 3-Level Indoor Playground, Air Dodge ball, Foam Pit, Basketball Slam, Arcade, Café, and Parents' Lounge with free wifi!

Top 10 Marin Kids' Birthday Party Venues!

May 12, 2016

Birthday Parties for Kids Marin

There's no shortage of great places to hold your child's birthday party in Marin, but which ones are the favorites with local families? Here's our top-ten list of kids' birthday party venues throughout Marin County, as selected by us and by Marin Mommies readers. (Please note that we haven't included parks and playgrounds in this list.)

You can browse more Marin birthday party venues on our Marin Birthday Party Guide, as well as search for entertainers, caterers, party supplies, bounce houses, and more. Here they are (in no particular order):


Novato's Love2Dance is not only a great place for dance classes, but for active themed birthday parties as well! Themes for Love2Dance's two-hour parties include "Pretty Princess", "Hawaiian Hula", "Hollywood", and even "Disney's High School Musical", and include lots of dancing and games like the Hokey Pokey and musical chairs. Love2Dance provides all the decorations and suppiles, and you bring snacks, beverages, and the cake! Owner Tara brings tons of energy and enthusiasm to the party and is great with the kids. Read more about Love2Dance's birthday parties here.

Ice Skating Fun at Snoopy's Home Ice in Santa Rosa

November 17, 2015

Snoopy's Home Ice Redwood Empire Ice Arena

The new Peanuts Movie out in theaters now inspired us to head north to Santa Rosa and pay another visit to Snoopy's Home Ice, as well as the Charles M. Schulz Museum right next door. The arena was a gift to the North Bay community from the late Santa Rosa resident and Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, and has been going strong since 1969.

I always consider an outing here a holiday tradition, especially since I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas every year, and attended a few holiday ice shows here over the years, too. It was always a treat to see Charles Schulz himself sitting in the audience, enjoying the show and chatting with visitors. 

Marin on Ice Returns to Northgate this Holiday Season!

October 31, 2015

Marin on Ice

Marin on Ice, Marin County's only holiday ice skating rink, returns to Northgate in San Rafael for a third season of open-air skating, opening Saturday, November 7, 2015 and running through January 10, 2016. The rink will be open daily, including holidays. Opening times vary, but the rink is generally open from 2 to 9 pm during the week, noon to 10 pm on Saturdays, and noon to 9 pm on Sundays, with extended hours during Thanksgiving week and around the holidays.

The Marin on Ice rink will be located in the same spot as in previous years, in Northgate's Oaktree Plaza near Kohl's. This year the Marin on Ice rink is bigger than ever, with 6,400 square feet of real ice!

Skating costs $15 per person, which includes skate rental, and "Skate Buddies" (the blue plastic chair-like supports) are available for beginners of all ages. Skates are available in sizes from a child's 9 to an adult 13. Tickets are good all day, and include in-and-out privileges.

Frequent skaters can purchase books of 10 tickets for $120—a 20% discount. Marin on Ice will also offer group skating lessons for kids ages 5 and up, taught by certified instructors.

Kids' Birthday Parties at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

October 27, 2015

Bay Area Discovery Museum Birthday Parties When it comes to the hottest locations for kids' birthday parties in Marin, the Bay Area Discovery Museum always makes the list. Located on San Francisco Bay right next to the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum's parties feature unique activities and access to the museum's exhibits and programs. And of course museum staff set up and clean up, so you only have to worry about having a great time!

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers four different party packages. The Bounce-a-Palooza package is for up to 40 children and includes a two-hour party in the Discovery Theater, a bounce house, facilitated activities, and face painting. The Birthday Bonanza Package includes a 90-minute party in the Loft or the Playhouse (depending on the number of partygoers), activities and face painting, and themed decorations. The Birthday Blast package features a party in the Loft or Playhouse and activities. Each of these three packages includes paper goods and party favors, help with set up and clean up, and all-day admission to the museum for party guests. The Room Rental package includes museum admission, set up and clean up, and a 90-minute party in the Loft or Playhouse only.

Studio 4 Art Expands to Mill Valley for Classes, Camps, and More

June 9, 2015

Studio 4 Art Mill ValleyMy family has been getting creative at Novato's Studio 4 Art since it opened downtown back in 2008. Now, Studio 4 Art brings its fantastic art classes, camps, drop-in sessions, and more to southern Marin with the opening of a new location in Mill Valley!

Parents may recognize the new location as the former site of the Little Art Studio. It's located at 254 Shoreline Highway, near Almonte Boulevard, in Mill Valley's Tam Valley neighborhood. Studio 4 Art offers a wide range of hands-on art classes and camps for toddlers and elementary school kids at both locations. Classes offered in Mill Valley include toddler and preschool art exploration, Spanish immersion + art, clay play, after-school sessions, and hand sewing.

Riding the Rails at Sonoma TrainTown

May 12, 2015

Sonoma TrainTown Railroad When we're in the Wine Country, we always make sure we visit TrainTown, the fun and fantastic miniature railroad located in the town of Sonoma. It's a place that I used to visit back when I was a kid, and it's the kind of destination that takes you and your family back to a simpler, less hectic time. Starting May 30, Train Town will be open daily for summer fun.

Sonoma TrainTown offers train-related activities that are fun for everyone, from toddlers to grade school kids (and adults, too), as well as a selection of carnival-style rides. It's also a short drive from pretty much anywhere in Marin, which makes TrainTown a must-visit attraction for North Bay families.

Top Birthday Party Spots

What are Marin's top birthday party spots? Here are six most popular places to hold a birthday party in our Marin Birthday Party Guide.