Cherry Hill: Utah’s Best Water Park!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

 

Have you been to Cherry Hill recently? If not, you don’t know what you are missing! Last week my kids and I went for the day. It was my first time visiting and to say I am impressed is an understatement. Seriously, this place is AWESOME! So what do they have there?

Water Park: Pirates Cove Activity Pool has an authentic 40 foot pirate ship with a simulated cannon battle and Caribbean sound. Our foam padded Cardiac Canyon River Run is loaded with caverns, waterfalls, and sudden drops and turns. Our Grant’s Gulch Lazy River has an endless river of fun that you float and soak in. The newly themed Double Dragons are enhanced water slides with fog and lighting in the tunnels. All of this … plus your choice of 2 Swimming Pools to soak and sun at.

 

Miniature Golf: Come play one of the most challenging miniature golf courses in Utah. With an updated look and some new features this golf course is one of a kind. Each hole has a theme such as castles, windmills, ski mountains, and more. Take a Date or bring the Family for some wholesome fun!

During Scary Hill the Mini Golf is re-themed with favorite Halloween characters like Dracula, Witches, Spiders etc.. Pumpkins are lit around the golf along with festive music and Halloween décor. It’s a must see for people who love Halloween!

The Rock: Located next to the Maze. This 30′ rock climbing wall is a test on your nerves and skill as you choose one of the 4 climbing paths. There are easy climbing paths for children and more challenging paths for adults.

Hamster Haven Playground: Your children can literally have a ball in our original ball crawl! Built so your little ones can race through tunnels, scale rope climbs and take on the slide in an area that’s similar to a hamster cage! This is a great place to get their energy out while parents relax in the shade.

Aeroball: Located next to the Jungle Maze you can test your skills on this athletic trampoline game. Brand New Aeroball Units were just installed! The object of the game is to shoot an Aeroball over your opponent while jumping. Score the most points during your game to win!

I am so impressed with what is available and what you can get for your money at Cherry Hill. We had kids from 3 to 14 plus adults and every single one of us had fun! This would be a super fun place to have a Summer party, birthday party, company party, or just a day out with the kids. You can choose which attractions you want to visit and plan ahead for your day. You can eat lunch/dinner on site or head somewhere local and then come back to the park. You can also bring in your own picnic. I can’t wait to go back!

 

Disclosure: I was given free entrance in exchange for this review. The opinions on this blog are my own.



Utah: Cherry Hill $20,000 in Prizes Giveaway!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

“The Greatest Fun Spot You’ll Ever Know!”

Cherry Hill is Davis County’s go to family friendly activity destination. We have the amenities you need to keep your whole family entertained all day including a water park, mini-golf course, rock wall, jungle maze, campground, and much more! With acres of activities to explore, your whole family is sure to have fun all day long. Cherry Hill has been family owned and operated since it opened 50 years ago.

To celebrate 50 years, they are giving away over $20,000 in prizes including Megaplex tickets, Lifetime products, ski passes, and much more every day of their 2017 summer season. Check out their website and follow them on Facebook for more information and to see a calendar of events.



Upcoming Summer Fun Guide

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017

Summer

I know many of you have been asking so I wanted to let you know that my Summer Fun Guide will be ready and posted soon! There are so many fun things for you to do and play with your family. There will be a good mix of things as well as places this year. And a wide range of prices, with nothing that will break the bank. I’m so excited to be able to share with you. Stay tuned!

If you have a product, place, or idea you would like shared in this guide please shoot me an email to jacki@mamasonadime.com so we can get it included.



FREE Summer Reading Programs

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017

 

summer-reading-programs

It’s that time to of year again! Temperatures are rising and school is almost out for the Summer! Make sure to keep your kids reading this summer. For some added incentive here is a list of FREE Summer Reading Programs…

Barnes & Noble – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Your child reads books and then takes a simple quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for prizes.

Half Price Books – Kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 minutes each day. Once they reach 300 minutes your child can turn in their completed reading log to get their $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks.

Scholastic Summer Challenge – Log your reading minutes at the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn prizes.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read 10 books and write them down on their Summer Reading Form. When you turn it in your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check with your local libraries to find out if they’re offering programs this summer.

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UTAH PROGRAMS:

Salt Lake County Summer Reading: Salt Lake County offers an extensive summer reading program for the entire family. The library system is offering a big summer reading kickoff celebration on Friday, June 2 in West Jordan. Those who finish the program will receive a free book or a $5 fine waiver.

Salt Lake City Library Summer Reading: Kids can mark down their summer reading with their Summer Reading Tracker, available at all City Library locations and earn fun prizes every month. There are even reading trackers for the tiniest readers! There will also be lots fun events at libraries throughout the city all summer long.

Utah State Fair Read and Win: Children ages 6-12 who read 10 books and fill out & mail the reading record form (print it from their site) can get a FREE ticket to the Utah State Fair in September and a voucher for one free carnival ride and a small lemonade.

Dream Big: Read/Provo: Provo City Library has a summer reading program with prizes, events and an end-of-summer party.

Some of these programs are limited to certain regions so you’ll want to check for locations in your area and verify that they are participating. Let us know if you know of any others that we don’t have listed here.



Utah: Great Discount on Bees Tickets

Posted by on May 1, 2017
Mamas on a Dime readers can now get an awesome discount on Bees tickets!
Save $4 to $7 per ticket PLUS pay no extra fees! Just enter coupon code BEES204 at the link above. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
You can check out the Bees schedule online before you order.
We absolutely love going to Bees games every year. There is a feeling you get while there that just makes things feel a little more magical. We make a point to go to a number of games every year and with these discounts we can afford it.
We just went to one of the LEGO Fest games and my husband plans on taking my daughter to the Princess themed game later this season. As well as lots of family games in the works. We LOVE baseball!


That Paint Thing – So Fun & Totally Worth it!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

Have you heard of That Paint Thing? I’m sure you have. Or some version of it. I’ve been wanting to go for forever. But I was a little hesitant since I have ZERO artistic ability. I mean none. I’m pretty good at stick figures, but that’s about the extent of my skills. But I finally decided to bite the bullet and give That Paint Thing a try. Even if I did a horrible job, at least I would have a night out with some of my favorite people, right?

I LOVED it! The instructor is fun, upbeat, very informative, and makes things feel do-able. She takes you through each step of the process, one by one, to create your masterpiece.

That Paint Thing is your LADIES night, DATE night, or FUN night destination. We have teamed up with Leatherby’s Family Creamery, Waffle Love and Brick Oven to offer an atmosphere of creativity and fun. This means we are combining painting, music, and prizes with amazing Leatherby’s Ice Cream, delicious Waffle Love creations or your choice of a tasty menu item at Brick Oven. Menu choice at Leatherby’s or Waffle Love catering included with your reservation.

When you get there, you will check in and find a seat. At your seat it will look something like this:

A blank canvas with the brushes and paints you will need. Depending on your location, a server will come get your food order and you will wait for everyone to show up. Once they do, the fun begins!

You will be guided through the steps to complete your masterpiece. You can see the end result as well as one that the instructor is painting as you are so you can see more clearly what to do. There are short breaks in between some of the steps so you can grab bites of your food or use that time to catch up on your painting (That’s what I used almost all of the breaks for.)

The only thing I would change is getting food. In the future, I would just go to the venues that don’t have food during the event. There just wasn’t enough time to really dig in while painting. So my food was just in my way and my ice cream ended up as a big, sad, puddle.

I love how every painting turns out differently. We all did things that were a little off from the others. Some had birds, some had more flowers, or more red, some had bigger mountains, some a brighter sun. It was great! I will absolutely go again. And every single person that went with me said the same thing. It was absolutely worth the price and time!

Plus, they are offering kids Summer camps right now! So fun!



Buy 1 Power Rangers Adult Ticket Get 2 FREE Kid’s Tickets!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017

While supplies last, Atom Tickets is offering Buy 1 Power Rangers Adult Ticket AND Get 2 FREE Kid’s Tickets!|

Instructions: log in or create an account with Atom Tickets. Choose a theater near you showing Power Rangers and add the three tickets to your cart. Enter promo code FAMILYPOWER at checkout.



10 Simple and Low Cost Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

Deals of the Week

Here are my top deals of the week as featured on Good4Utah today. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score. Plus, make sure to enter to win a Cinemark Prize Pack!

One of my favorite holidays is Saint Patrick’s Day. I love that you can do as little or as much as you want and it is absolutely perfect! There is no stress or pressure like on some of the other holidays. That being said, here are some of my favorite Saint Patrick’s Day ideas, crafts, and traditions.

  1. Green food coloring: This is an absolute MUST for this holiday. You can use it for so many different things. We use it to color our milk, make green pancakes or any other food, and sometimes to color our toilet water green.
  2. Lucky blocks from Heartfelt Wall Hangings: Heartfelt Wall Hangings has SO many adorable crafts at amazing prices. Snag these LUCKY blocks in a kit for just $5.50!
  3. The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt: Print this hunt or make your own! It’s super easy and you can do it with stuff you already have at your house with absolutely no preparation (my favorite) or hide the items for them to find beforehand.
  4. The Night Before Saint Patrick’s Day: We absolutely love The Night Before books and this one is just as good as the rest! It’s a must to read the night before.
  5. Rainbow & Pot of Gold craft: Another easy craft that is crazy cute. One of the amazing preschool teachers at my daughter’s school does this with her class and they LOVE it. Frankly, so do I. 
  6. Saint Patrick’s Day Would You Rather: Such a fun, silly way to enjoy the holiday. Answer questions like Would you rather catch a leprechaun or have a pet unicorn? Plus, it’s a FREE download.
  7. Green treats: Our family leprechaun always leaves a few green treats at our house. Usually a can of Sprite and some kind of green candy. If you don’t want sugar you can do a green apple and colored milk or something similar.
  8. Silly Leprechaun Tricks: When the leprechaun visits our house he plays silly tricks. They are never harmful or malicious and they are always easily cleaned up. Usually just things like leaving all the cupboard doors open, switching which drawer pants and socks are in, or turning couch cushions upside down. My kids think this is hilarious.
  9. Green Hair Spray: If you want to add a little extra green to your ensemble you can grab some green hair spray. Of course I grabbed it when it was on clearance after Halloween. That’s just how I roll.
  10. Set a Leprechaun trap: Who DOESN’T want to catch that silly leprechaun? It’s so fun to set a trap to see if you can catch that pesky little guy. We try to lure him in with gold or treats with some kind of spring to trap him when he picks them up. Sadly, we’ve had no luck so far. But that doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying!


Snuggle Up at Cinemark All Year Long + Enter to Win!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

I laugh at the jokes. I cry at the sad parts. I smile, I oooh and awww when appropriate; usually when the girl and boy get together in the end. Yep, I am any director or producer’s perfect audience. Basically, I LOVE movies. I love getting immersed into the emotions and forgetting about whatever is going on in my life at the moment.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. Plain and simple; I LOVE movies. As I’ve had kids I have loved being able to share that with them. I get more excited to see their reactions as to feel my own. And with the new luxury loungers at Cinemark? Yeah. That just makes the whole experience that much better. You can recline, put your feet up, and relax! No fighting over the armrest or worrying about putting your feet up and disturbing the person seated in front of you. Pure heaven, I tell you.

Which means I’m extra excited to share this blissfulness with YOU! Scroll down to see how you can enter to win now!

Win It:

Four Mamas readers will win a Cinemark Date Night Prize Pack!

(Four winners will receive one $100.00 Cinemark gift card, two 2017 Cinemark refillable popcorn tubs, two 2017 Cinemark refillable cups, and two Cinemark branded luxury lounger blankets)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what movie you are most excited to see this year (or your favorite of all time). Then head to the MoaD Facebook page and Instagram page for more chances to win!

There will be one winner from the blog, one from Instagram, and two from Facebook entries!
This giveaway ends Monday, February 13 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to US Residents Only
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Utah: Kisses and Fishes at Living Planet Aquarium!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Kisses and Fishes is back, and there are two nights to choose from. Spend a quiet, romantic evening at the Aquarium for Valentine’s Day. There are limited tables still available for Kisses & Fishes on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. The evening includes a gourmet dinner in front of our 300,000 gallon shark tank, live music, and photo ops. Enjoy dinner while watching sharks, turtles, stingrays, and colorful reef fish swim.

This date night includes a table for two with a gourmet dinner, live music, a fun photo op, and a chance to see the Aquarium at night without the crowds. Join us for a relaxing evening at the Aquarium with your special someone.

My family absolutely LOVES the local aquarium and this event sounds super fun. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now.