The big game is here, but make sure to spend some quality time with your little ones too!. Here are a few destinations that will keep the kiddos smiling and you scoring parenting points.

Friday, February 2
Lollipop Making Class
Ferrell’s
Buena Park
www.ferrellsusa.com

Guests can purchase a ticket to learn from the fin art of hand-pulled lollipops from confectioner, Sweet Pete. Naturally, what good is a lesson in treat making if you can’t take it home with you. Tickets are just $15.

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day
Pretend City
Irvine
www.pretendcity.org

Kids are invited to celebrate Punxsutawney Phil and either the arrival of an early spring or an extended winter with art, activities, and stories. The Groundhog’s Day festivities are included with admission to the museum and run from 11am until 4pm.

Saturday, February 3
Gary’s Harbor Historical Seaport
Newport Harbor
Newport Beach
www.historicalseaport.org

This is the last weekend guests can climb aboard the Lady Washington and actually set sail in the Newport Harbor. Ticket holders can actually experience a Battle Sail, complete with cannon blasts to give a real feel of what transportation was like in the 18th century.

Pan For Gold
The Autry
Los Angeles
www.theautry.org

What better way to teach the kids about the history of California than to help them actually pan for gold the same way the 49ers did. Every Saturday and Sunday kids can get their hands dirty and find bits of treasure in the process.

Sunday, February 4
Watch The Bunny Bowl
The Grove
Los Angeles
www.thegrovela.com

To celebrate the release of the film Peter Rabbit, The Grove is hosting an adorable play on the big game with the Bunny Bowl. Watch as 12 rascally rabbits scamper on a mini-football field. The beauty of this game is everyone wins.

Pasta Cooking Class
Whole Foods Market
Brea
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

The test kitchen is an important part of the Brea Whole Foods location in that it gives kids and parents hands-on experience with healthy food and practical preparation. This Sunday parents and kids are invited to learn the art of pasta making. Classes are first come, first served with the instruction beginning at 1pm.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.
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