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Coming to Austin: Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could [Giveaway]

The Venardos Circus
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, May We Present: The Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could!

From September 22 to October 3rd, 2021, the Venardos Circus will put on 16 shows under The Big Top, their intimate red-and-white striped circus tent.
The Venardos Circus, is a small (really - it literally fits in a 32-foot trailer), unique, Broadway-style, animal-free circus, with big dreams and spectacular performances, that bring joy to young and old.  

Read more about the Venardos Circus and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets to opening night on Wednesday, September 22.
By Birgit Sund on September 10, 2021

Brand New Card Games - The Goodge Rules, Spoons and a Spork, Scorzo

The-Goodge-Rules-Spoons-and-Spork-Scorzo
Regal Games gave us a sneak peek at their new card games – a take on classic games with a new twist. We'll be travelling soon and these games are light and fit perfectly in our backpack. We're looking forward to try them!
By Birgit Sund on May 27, 2021

Splash Pads In and Around Austin

Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? There are plenty of splash pads in and around Austin. And we've made a list of all of them, including schedule and pricing info.


By Birgit Sund on May 19, 2021

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

By Birgit Sund on February 22, 2021

Magna-Tiles® Treasure Hunt Game [Review + Giveaway] ​


With all the extra family time we got last year, we’ve played so many fun games and also tried a few new ones. One of them was Ravensburger’s Magna-Tiles® Treasure Hunt.

This game is recommended for children ages 3 and up. It is for 2-4 players, easy to understand, and – big bonus – even younger kids can play the game all by themselves!

If your kids are Magna-Tiles fans and already have a bunch of Magna-Tiles, this game is even better: while the game comes with genuine Magna-Tiles, it can be mixed and matched with other Magna-Tiles sets, which allows you to extend the game or create a whole new game!

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.

By Birgit Sund on January 26, 2021

Peppermint Parkway at Circuit of The Americas [Giveaway]

COTA Peppermint Parkway Logo
Peppermint Parkway is a magical drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas featuring one-mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, dancing elves and more, on select nights from November 27th – January 3rd, 6 - 10:30 p.m.

Read on for details and for a chance to win a Sweet Deal admission ticket.
By Birgit Sund on November 12, 2020

Kids Halloween Costume Contest With Fun Prizes Sponsored By Local Businesses!

Halloween Costume Contest
Enter our Halloween Costume Contest!

While many families in the Austin area have decided to skip trick-or-treating this year, kids and parents alike aren’t even thinking about not dressing up for Halloween!

Therefore, we’re looking for the cutest, coolest, scariest, ugliest, you-name-it kids in costumes, the 512 has ever seen!

We have some fun prizes sponsored by local businesses.

Read on for details and how to enter.
By Birgit Sund on October 22, 2020

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth - Board Game of Minds and Magic! [Review + Giveaway]

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth

It’s fall, y’all, and what’s better than cozying up at home with the kids and a fun board game on a cold, rainy day? We just got a new board game and we love it: Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth!

Just like in the classic and other versions of Labyrinth, the goal of this game is to be the first to collect all of your treasures by moving walls and open passages of a Labyrinth, and to foil and block your opponents. Better get your thinking hat on!

Read our review and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.
By Birgit Sund on September 23, 2020

Virtual Hula Hoop Classes with Mad About Hoops

Mad About Hoops
So, I was looking for a fun way to keep my kids active at home and I came across Mad About Hoops, a hula hoop enrichment program, taught by two lovely ladies, Amy and Madison, in Houston and Denver. Like so many businesses offering classes and activities for kids, Mad About Hoops was negatively impacted by the current situation. However, Amy and Madison got creative and put together several virtual class options, live as well as pre-recorded, that kids and adults can enjoy from the safety of their home.   

Read on to learn more about their classes and to get a $30 (or $10) discount.
By Birgit Sund on August 6, 2020

Bike Night at the Circuit of The Americas

COTA Bike Night
We did something super cool on Tuesday. Of course, we picked the hottest day of the week, but it was a blast and probably a once in a lifetime experience — although, we could do it again every Tuesday in June, September, and October (minus October 27).

So, what did we do? We rode our bikes on the only Formula 1 and MotoGP racetrack in the country — Austin's Circuit of The Americas!

By Birgit Sund on June 12, 2020

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