Family Activities for the weekend of February 16 and 17

The weekend of February 16th and 17th in Las Vegas is all about the outdoors.  The weather is starting to warm-up and this particular weekend’s events incorporate sun and fun for Vegas families. Starting with Saturday, 02/16/13, families can get an early start on the day’s activities by stopping by Lake Las Vegas’ private fishing event! It starts at 8am and runs all day long.  The event is a catch and release activity that is designed to help children learn about the art of fishing and different types of fish.  More information can be obtained by calling 702-499-8821.

For three dollars per person, families can ride the outdoor cart of the Town Square Train. Town Square is the outdoor shopping mega-mall on Las Vegas Blvd.  Centrally located, families can ride around the mall for a small fee and people watch or decide where to have lunch.  The train picks up in front of the Sketchers store and tickets can be purchased at the mall’s concierge, next to main playground. 

At one o’clock “Little Women” at the Summerlin Library Theatre will take place.  This library is located at 771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, NV.  The best part of this event is that it is free and a great way to introduce classic ligature to children of all ages.  The event is being produced by Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy.

On Sunday, February 18th, and form 10am until 2pm, take the kids to a real outdoor Farmer’s market in the south-end of Las Vegas. Located at 9480 South Eastern Avenue, families will find local and organic produce along with delightful baked goods and craft salsas.  This event is fun because it allows parents to involve their children in the dinner making process. Kids can pick out the very vegetables they may eat later on that night for supper, allowing them to become involved in the shopping and cooking process. Plus, not many people associated Las Vegas with a farm-type environment.  This truly is an event rare to Las Vegas’ normally glitzy and glamorous culture. Lots of down home fun and inexpensive, fresh foods!

Lastly, check out story time. This free event takes place on Sunday the 18th. The Spring Valley library hosts the reading, which is located on Jones between Tropicana and Flamingo. Note: The library has a very small parking lot. If you don’t arrive early, you may be forced to walk a block or two!  Also, this event is great for younger kids. If your children are over the age of eight, they will become bored.  However, this library has a great pre-teen book section that includes comic books. If you have a Clark Country library card, it will work here too! 

This weekend in Las Vegas is not only about the outdoors but it is about saving money! Sure, there are other events going on but if you are looking for family engagement while saving serious dough check out our recommendations!

Family Activities for the weekend of February 9 and 10

It is a great time for parents in Las Vegas (and those visiting) during the month of February. There are tons of free, fun and educational event on and off the famous Las Vegas Strip. For the weekend of February 9th and 10th check out the following events.

Tivoli Village Complimentary Face Painting and MORE! This event goes from 9am until 1pm on Saturday, February 9th. Tivoli Village is located on the west-side of Las Vegas. The address is 440 S Rampart Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89145. The best part of this event, besides being free, is that every member of the family will love it. The kids get free face painting and to watch jugglers perform. The parents can enjoy upscale shopping in a relaxed environment. Plus, there is complimentary valet parking!

On the same Saturday (02/09/13) there is another choice for a fun event and it is also on the west side! A farm near Gilcrease Orchard is giving away pony rides for a small fee. The kids can collect farm fresh eggs, too. The eggs do cost money but it is a great learning experience for children, especially the younger ones. The address is 7222 Grand Teton Drive.

On Sunday, February 10th, children have a unique opportunity. From 11:30am until 6pm, the Silverton Casino Hotel’s aquarium is hosting the ‘Meet the Mermaids’ event. The event is free and kids can read the biography of each mermaid while peering at them through the 4,000 tropical fish filled aquarium.

Also on the 10th is the Blue Grass Brunch at BarBistro. This event takes place on the artsy restaurant’s patio from 11am until 3pm. The address is 107 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104.

The Spring’s Preserve is located within fifteen minutes of the BarBistro. On the 10th, families can rent bikes (helmets included) from the Preserve and ride two miles worth of trails. The cost is $8 per hour, per person. The scenery is well-worth the price and the weather in Las Vegas right now is perfect for this activity. Also, on this date the Spring’s Preserve’s “Wings over the Springs” show runs live. Kids can watch, sometimes even interact with hawk eagles, falcons, and owls!

Lastly, and if you have a little extra cash, check out Celine Dion’s show at Caesar’s Palace. The show is amazing and more than family-friendly. The show starts at 730pm on Saturday night (2/09/13) but the tickets start at $160 per person.

As you can tell, Las Vegas has plenty to offer families on the weekend of February 9th and 10th. Regardless if you are taking the family out on a shoestring budget or are planning to splurge, there is no shortage of entertaining and informative activities for the entire family to partake in!