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Get up and get your gobble on! From Dana Point to Long Beach, we’ve got the best Turkey Trots in So. Cal

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22 Can’t Miss Family Fun Centers

Work. Laundry. Times tables. Dishes. All work and no play makes for a mopey family. Ditch the drudgery and head to one of these Family Fun Centers. You’ll have a ball.

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Introducing… The Daily!

Mobile-friendly. Entirely awesome. A daily calendar full of fun things for you with your kids will now be waiting in your inbox when you get up. Coffee. Shower. Read The Daily.

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11 Winning Tips for Reluctant Readers

Meet the winners of Kidsguide’s Book Bunch prize drawing, and learn tips for helping your own reluctant reader!

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Finish Your Homework!

Now that the school year is back in full swing, that means homework assignments are here, too. Make the process as painless as possible with these tried-and-true tips.

The Kidsguide Directory

Fillmore and Western Railway

Scenic tourist excursions depart from Fillmores Central Park station on 1950s-era diesel locomotives and a restored 1913 Baldwin Steam Engine powered trains. Weekend excursions, specialty trains rides and family events are scheduled monthly. See Trains for a complete listing and Calendar for family events.

Wagonwheel Ranch Horseback Rides

Offers one- and two-hour Western trail riding, party packages, and year-round camps. There are many sights to see along the Palos Verdes Peninsula with their guided horseback rides, including hillside views, meadows of wildflowers and wildlife.They help riders with tacking the horse; hoof care and the proper way to bridle the horse is also demonstrated with hands-on experience. Their horses are gentle and suited for the beginner to experienced riders, no matter the age, and special needs individuals as well.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Over 17,000 square feet of jumping space at South Orange Countys best indoor trampoline park. Unique features include Climbing Wall, Battle Beam, Lil Air (for jumpers age 6 and younger), Open Main Court, Dodgeball Courts, Foam Pit, Slam Dunk Basketball and The Bullpen. Great location for groups, corporate team building, birthday and team parties. Seasonal park promotions and specials listed on website. Reservations for groups of 15+ are required and made online or by calling Event Sales. Big Air locations include Laguna Hills, Redlands, and the newest location opening in Buena Park in late 2014.