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The Family Research Lab is a currently conducting a study involving children between the ages of 6 and 10 who were diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.The study will involve one visit to the Family Lab at Cal State Fullerton, where the child and parent will participate in several activities. Families will receive $75 for their participation.
Families interested in learning more about this opportunity can contact Dr. Jason Baker: 657-278-1088 or

Storytime with Animals

Maruska —  June 20, 2017

Summer Story Time with Animals at Rancho WildlifeLooking for a unique story time experience? Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Zoo is offering an animal adventure storytime! Kids first listen to a story about an animal and then get to visit the animal at the zoo. Kids also get to do a craft and walk around their spectacular property. The cost is $5 per child (adults are free)! Make sure to save your spot! I just did.

Click here for all the information. 

We visited as guest of Knott’s Berry Farm

Boysenberry FestivalThe much anticipated Boysenberry Festival is back at Knott’s Berry Farm and it is better than ever! The 23-day food festival offers over 70 exquisite boysenberry themed dishes and drinks, a wine and craft brew tasting garden, pie eating contests, line dancing, and so much more! They also offer over 10 shows throughout the day including a brand new musical featuring Snoopy, Charlie and the entire Peanuts gang. And of course, don’t forget about Camp Snoopy, a Peanuts themed area with 14+ rides designed for the young crowd. Don’t miss it and don’t forget to purchase your tickets online to save up to $27!

Boysenberry Inspired Dishes:

One of the best ways to experience the Boysenberry Festival is with a Boysenberry Bites Tasting Card. For only $25, the tasting card includes generous portions of six delectable treats.

Tasting Card

Other must try items include crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli, sweet boysenberry cream soda, creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick, boysenberry ICEE floats, boysenberry latte and the delicious deep fried cinnamon bun with boysenberry cream cheese!

Fun Bun

Fun Bun – Deep Fried Cinnamon Bun with Boysenberry Cream Cheese Topping

Wine and Craft Brew Garden:

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.

Wine and Craft Brew Garden

Entertainment and Show:

Knott’s currently offers 14 shows/activities throughout the day. So you can actually just spend the entire day watching shows and eating boysenberry inspired dishes. 

Snoopy, Charlie and the Peanuts Gang

Rides for younger kids:

There are a total of 14 rides at Camp Snoopy. Let me try to summarize what your kids can do depending on their heights. This is just as a reference, it is not 100% accurate 🙂

  • Kids less than 32 inches: they can go on 8 rides if accompanied by an adult
  • Kids 32-36 inches: they can go on 6 rides if accompanied by an adult plus 3 more rides on their own
  • Kids 36-42 inches: they can go on 6 rides with an adult, and 6 rides alone
  • Kids 42-48 inches: they can go on 11 rides alone, and 3 with an adult
  • Kids 48-52 inches: they can go on 13 rides on their own, plus 1 ride with an adult
  • Kids 52+: they can do almost everything but a couple of rides have a maximum height of 54 inches

Young kids can also go on the following rides with an adult: the Calico Railroad, Timber Mountain Log Ride (if 36 inches), Calico Mine Rides, Butterfield Stagecoach, Merry Go Round, Hat Dance (36 inches), Pacific Scrambler (26 inches), sky cabin, and Voyage to the Iron Reef.

Camp Snoopy


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

Alligator Bites

Alligator Bites with Boysenberry Aioli


April 1st through April 23rd, 2017
10am – 10pm (closes at 8pm through April 6th)


Boysenberry Panna Cotta


Right now, a single day ticket is $48 if you purchase it online, $45 for kids 3-11 years old. The ticket price changes often, so you might want to check Knott’s website here.

Their annual pass starts at $91 which includes unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates. Click here for more info.

Parking: $18.

Food & drinks: boysenberry dishes can be purchased for $4-$10. The tasting card costs $25 and includes 6 tasty treats. The Wine and Craft Brew Testing card is also $25 and includes 6 tastings plus a fruit, cheese and cracker plate.


Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs