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PeterR_Web_heroIrvine Barclay Theatre presents “Peter Rabbit Tales”, a theatrical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The internationally renowned Enchantment Theatre Company will bring the story alive by using life-sized puppets, fantastic costumes, masks, magic, dance and music. This is such a wonderful way to experience theater with young children, so don’t miss this great opportunity!

This performance is recommended for children ages 4 to 8 and their families. Tickets are now on sale for $21 ($16 if you buy 4 or more tickets).


Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2pm-3:30pm


Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612


Tickets are now on sale for $21 ($16 if you buy 4 or more tickets). Click here to purchase your tickets.

Peter Rabbit Tales

Enchantment Theatre Company Mission Statement

Enchantment Theatre Company exists to create original theater for young audiences and families. We accomplish this through the imaginative telling of stories that inspire, challenge and enrich our audiences, on stage and in the classroom. In doing so, we engage the imagination and spirit of our audience until a transformation occurs and the true grace of our mutual humanity is revealed.


A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & FriendsAll aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in November.

Train departure times fill up fast. So get your tickets now at Save on service charges by calling the museum directly at (951) 943-3020.

Day Out With Thomas 2016 offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with the famous engine and a 15-minute ride with his railway friend Percy. Children can also meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Superintendent of the Railroad from the Island of Sodor.  

Enjoy a wide range of fun activities perfect for children. There will be games, a petting zoo, bounce houses, coloring, live children’s music, sing-alongs and storytelling. There will also be Thomas & Friends temporary tattoos, Thomas & Friends train tables and building activities, videos and a Thomas gift store. 

There will be street car and trolley rides and an entire museum to explore. A visit to the Orange Empire Railway Museum is a trip back in time to when trains, conductors, whistles, bells and steam were a part of the way we traveled. 

A Day Out With Thomas will keep adults who love trains, and children who love Thomas, happily chugging along the tracks. Families should arrive no later than one hour prior to scheduled departure. Tickets start at $19 for ages two and older.  


November 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2016.


Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S. A Street
Perris, CA 92570


Click here to purchase tickets. Prices start at $21 and vary according to train times. Tickets are required for ages two and up.


Here is a fun giveaway, courtesy of the Orange Empire Railway Museum. One lucky family will win four tickets to participate in the Day Out with Thomas 2016 event. Enter below for a chance to win. Good luck to everyone!

Important: Tickets can only be used for 9am or 4pm on November 12th or November 13th 2016, depending on availability.
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We visited as guest of Knott’s Berry Farm
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Spring is here and the Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival is bursting at the seams with exquisite boysenberry treats, family entertainment, gourmet food and a wine and craft brew tasting garden. The festival only lasts until April 3rd, so don’t miss out!

Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card

One of the best ways to experience the Boysenberry Festival is with a Boysenberry Bites Tasting Card.  For $25, the tasting card includes generous portions of six tasty treats. We mostly stuck to the tasting card, and everything we tried was really good. I’d recommend getting at least one tasting card so your family can try those six dishes.

Boysenberry FlautasBoysenberry Dessert Flautas were the best dish of the day. Flaky fried tubes with berries bursting out of both ends and topped with powdered sugar – they were pretty too.

BBQ Chicken WingsSpicy BBQ Chicken Wings – I’m not normally a fan of wings, but these were meaty and the sauce was delicious.


Photo Courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm

Fried Alligator Bites with Fries & Boysenberry Aioli – I didn’t actually get to try these because the line was long, but everyone I asked said they were delicious. I’m including them because they seemed to be one of the most popular dishes based on the number of people were willing to wait for them.

Panna CottaBoysenberry Panna Cotta with Almond Crumble – this was custardy, creamy, and berrylicious.

BBQ MeatballsBoysenberry BBQ Meatballs – three good-sized meatballs covered in sweet and spicy sauce. My seven-year-old ate two and gave them a big thumbs up. I liked them too.

Wine and Craft Brew Garden

Photo Courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm

The Wine and Craft Brew Garden offers 4 craft brews and over 50 different wines from 36 producers including boysenberry beer and boysenberry wine. For $25, you get 6 tastings and a generous fruit, cheese and cracker plate, which was quickly eaten by my kids. Kids will also like the boysenberry lemonade, which seemed to be included in the price of the tasting card.

Churro Sundae

Photo Courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm

Also, I saw several people walk by with tasty-looking dishes that were not on the tasting card, including boysenberry funnel cake, turkey legs and corn on the cob, so you can try those too, but you have to buy them separately.

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Photo Courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm.

While you’re there, you can also check out the interactive pie making experience, stage shows, and as always Camp Snoopy, rides and more.

In conclusion, if you like boysenberries, then this festival is not to be missed.

Boysenberry Festival

March 19 – April 3, 2016

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA, 90620


~Ayn, blog contributor