Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tropicana Post #2- Indoor Safari Park!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Tropicana.


I am currently taking part in the Tropicana Juicy Rewards Program. By taking one minute out of my day (literally), I enter codes from our Tropicana purchases and receive amazing discounts on Amusement Parks, Museums, Concerts and so much more!

We recently redeemed ONE point for a discount at the Indoor Safari Park: 50% off 4 play passes (a savings of $20!). Here is what the print out looks like:



When we told the kids where we were going, they were busting at the seams with excitement! (Stay tuned for the cute video montage at the end of this post) Meet our quads: Ethan, Ben, Andrew, and Savannah



I handed our coupon to the sales clerk and we were on our way! We rode on choo choo trains...



and Dad even tried to show us how to play putt putt.



Andrew is practicing his technique...



Talk about an obstacle course! I laughed outloud as I watched Joe trying to putt around the wandering kids.



The Kids World section was a blast!



Sav enjoyed playing with the blocks...



Drew could not stop smiling!



My boys playing in the ball pit (insert Mom cringing! Afterward I rubbed them down with plenty of hand sanitizer---we buy that stuff in BULK! lol)



Sav, my fearless leader, was the first of the kids to try out the giant blue slide.



Ethan, my careful observer, did not know what to think about the slide (later, we couldn't keep him off of it- see video below!)



Dad and Drew- clowning around as always



Ben rode around on a plasma car...



While Drew rode around on a zebra...no joke! They had mechanical animals that the kids could ride around the area. Sweetness.



Mama gettin' some sweet sugar from E-bud.



Benny playing at the train table station



Savi cooking up a feast on the play kitchens



Ben joining in on the food preparation...



One last pic of me and the crew before we hit up a pizza place! What a fun way to spend a cold and rainy Saturday morning!!!


Here is a 1 minute video of the kids in action! We had SO much fun!




Can you believe that ALL of these activities only cost us around $20 (regularly $40)?!! Many times, I feel a great amount of Mommy guilt because it usually costs a fortune to do fun, family outings with 4 children. I am SO glad that I found out about this Tropicana Juicy Rewards Program so that we can take advantage of discounts more often!

Go HERE to register and start saving on YOUR very own family fun time!

Make sure and check back with the Steece family on our exciting adventures over the next few months as we take part in this awesome program! My Tropicana Review Home Page

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105 comments:

Melanie said...

I love to sit inside and relax with the windows and doors open on rainy days. That is, of course, unless it's raining so hard that it's coming down sideways... Then I keep the windows closed :)

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Susan said...

My girls and I love to open the door and smell the rain. We also cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie.

Michelle said...

We like to head to Chick Fil A and eat lunch and take advantage of the indoor play place there. My daughter has to have an outlet for energy, so we are always looking for something fun to do on rainy days. The place you visited looks awesome!!

katie said...

I love to relax with a good book and listen to the rain.

Lisa said...

looks like so much fun.

Debbie said...

I love to read books with my boys!

Kristen said...

This may sound lame, but I love to SLEEP on rainy days!

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Alyssa said...

I love sitting in our sunroom on rainy days. Three walls of windows make watching lightening like watching fireworks!

Jenny B said...

rainy days with quadruplet 2 yr olds can make a mom get pretty creative. We love to paint, color, build forts...ya know, the usual:)

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popsbabypenguin said...

Its difficult to take our family of 5 many places, but we love to rent movies and curl up at home to watch together.

Jill said...

On rainy days, we like to head over to our library that has a WONDERFUL children's library that is completely walled off and seperate from the rest of the library. They have a great area set up with bean bags, puzzles, building blocks and of course, books. My little guy could spend hours there doing (and re-doing) all of the puzzles and climbing in and out of the huge clawfoot tub they have as a "seating area".

Caralyn said...

On gentle, warm rainy days, we love to go outside in the rain and jump in puddles! On super stormy days, we like to build tents in our game room and curl underneath with lots of books.

Krystyn said...

Rainy days... we usually hang out inside and play fun games.

Pamela & Todd said...

I just asked my almost 5 year old daughter, "Katelyn what do we usually do on rainy days?" Her response, "We could go to houses, you know of our families. We could go to Granddad's and then Mimi's. We could take turns at different houses." :)

Mama Llama said...

I love going to bounce places when it rains, or our science center.

Shosh said...

stay inside in pajamas!

LStewart said...

My new found love with a rainy day is to put on old clothes and get out in the rain with Lil Man. It is so awesome to hear him laughing in the rain. If it's a cold rainy day then we cuddle with a good book or catch up on Gullah Gullah Island and Upside Down Show.

Molly said...

We love to get in the kitchen and bake or make dinner together!! She also likes to get her rainboots on and umbrella up and go splash around if it isn't a storm!

Janet said...

Movie days are always our go to on rainy days.

Amy S. said...

In our house Rainy Days equal Redbox Days!!!

Susan said...

I like to stay inside and catch-up on my DVR'd shows. Or a nap is nice, too! I am going to check out this safari place and see if it's somewhere I should take my nephews. Thanks!

Mami2jcn said...

We like to make popcorn and watch a family movie on rainy days.

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twinsx3 said...

We usually head to some indoor play place to entertain the troops!

MamaMiss said...

I like to pop popcorn and watch a movie with the kiddos

Jen said...

On rainy days, I like to watch a girlie movie or read a book/ magazine or scrapbook. As a family, we watch kids movies and lay on the couches together all snuggled up. Boy, I could sure use a rainy day right now!

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Katrina said...

On rainy days we like to watch movies and craft. We like to make our finger paints and make a mess haha.

Mindy said...

Watch a movie :)

Brittany Nelson said...

May sound crazy, but I love to DEEP clean and disinfect the house. Then hop in my pajamas and watch a movie/s with my husband! :)

Joni & Al said...

Love listening to the rain and curling up with a good book...if the toddler is asleep!

The Steffens said...

I like to snuggle up with the hubs and watch a movie or read a good book on my Kindle.

Leftover Creator said...

We love to paint!

Lisa said...

Nothing better than taking a nap on a rainy day (If only my girls thought the same thing!)

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pargirl1434 said...

I love to do crafts

Haydensmommy05 said...

We love to play games either candyland is a big hit around here!
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Barbara said...

I love to sit inside and watch movies, watching the rain. Wish I could do it now!

Kristen said...

We play board games, do crafts, paint, build forts and watch movies. Wish we had an Indoor Safari Park... that place looks awesome!!

mrsrstjr said...

We like to read books, play with her play kitchen, etc. :)

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QuatroMama said...

Too. Much. Fun!

Send the Safari Park people up to Indiana, please!

Love you, mama!

Barbara Manatee said...

what a neat place!! ON rainy days, I love to take our kids to one of our local Children's Museums...we have 2 different ones, about 30 minutes away and they are both great!!

JC said...

On rainy days, a cup of tea and a good read at home is heavenly.

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Lindsey said...

That place looks really cool!

Theresa said...

I love to read and take a nap on rainy days...I don't have kids yet, so I am sure that will change! tjwallace04@gmail.com

KSDallas said...

I have to admit I don't do much of anything on a rainy day. I watch tv or nap or play on the computer. Big ol' bum. lol

shoestringliving said...

I love to cuddle up with the cat or hubby-sometimes both if I'm lucky-and listen to the rain. If it's a huge storm, then I like to sit by the window and watch the lightening strikes.

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The Armstrong Family said...

I love to stay in bed on rainy days (wishful thinking!)

Ashley said...

I love reading and watching movies in my pjs when it's raining.

Jessica said...

We usually get out a bunch of board games and sit around and play all afternoon when it is raining.

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Juli Pittman Skelton said...

We love to go to the movies on rainy days!!!!

amy said...

I like to put my boys in the bathtub and let them play with shaving cream or paint on paper, the tub or themselves. then fill it up with water and its cleanup time! Lots of fun for them and easy cleanup for mom

Anonymous said...

That place looks awesome. I am going to have to take my son there! On rainy days we usually just chill in the house watching movies and eating snacks.

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jms said...

Why should the rain keep you inside? It's like being in the pool, you just get wet ☺ We love to play in the rain (when it's warm of course). If it's cold, we build a fire and drink hot chocolate and curl up with a good Disney movie.

Jessi said...

Taking some time to blog hop....what a fun way to spend time with the kiddos!

Rainy day = pjs, indoor picnic, movie & a good nap. ;-)

Amie said...

well, by myself, curl up by a window with a good book and read. With kiddos, play board games!

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Deal Chasin' Mama said...

We either have a movie day with popcorn or take the kids to the indoor moonbounce place to jump off some energy!

Dolphin Girl said...

On a rainy day we LOVE to go puddle jumping, then come inside dry off and drink hot chocolate while watching a movie.

Grubb Family said...

Cuddle on the couch and read books, watch movies and snack on popcorn.

We are the Smith Family said...

Personally...I'd love to SLEEP on a rainy day but with 3 kids under 18 months that won't happen anytime soon! A road trip to Nana's house or maybe just loading up for drivethru Wendy's....How nice it would be to have an indoor park like that around here!!!

Cara said...

We love to sit inside and snuggle-watching movies and reading books!

Kelly said...

Rainy days mean lazy days at our house (on the weekends at least!). Good for setting up the tent and "camping out" in the living room, board games, popcorn and movie snuggles.

Julie said...

A rainy day is the best time to grab a good book!

Nelsby said...

On rainy days, I like to get the family involved in playing a board game. We always have a ton of fun -- and it gets the kids away from their Wii and PS3 for a little while!
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Shelley said...

We love to stay inside and watch movies.

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Brandy said...

we like to paint & are just now starting to explore play doh!

Tiffany Norris said...

I like to read on rainy days! Can't wait to use my rewards. :)

Stacy Ann said...

Love to watch old movies and clean. :)

Kelly said...

I love to sleep on rainy days but since I am a mom and that is not possible I like to watch movies with my girls.

Anonymous said...

We find ourselves cuddled up with a movie or playing the Wii on rainy days. I honestly like them the best because it forces us to put the errands on hold and hang out as a family!

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Melinda said...

I love to read on rainy days!

ShoppingChic2 said...

I love to listen to the rain come down, while I relax with a movie

Blue Girl said...

Curl up with the cats and a good book

Just Me said...

hang out with my hubby

Betty N said...

I like to play games and do crafts with my grandchildren

Anna said...

love to watch a good movie or read an interesting book!
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Mysharona said...

I like to take the kids bowling.

Karina said...

Pop popcorn and snuggle up with the hubby

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Jen said...

That's an easy one! We craft!

DG said...

on rainy days I like going to the local cafe to read - it's relaxing!

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jillyrh said...

We love to turn on the fireplace and watch movies all snuggled up!

Tiaras said...

rainy days are always a good time for a family movie with the children! Although my kids LOVE to run outside in the rain - and I usually do let them!

Mysharona said...

Play a board game.

Scott said...

Rainy days are great for reading or watching educational shows. Have a hot cup of tea or cocoa and just chill!
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angie lilly said...

In the summer, I love to play in the rain as long as its not a thunderstorm! HA! My mom and I used to do this all the time. Just put on your swim suits and go for it. Play in the mud and puddles in your yard and enjoy!
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Erin said...

I've just about had it with rainy days around here! My ideas for entertainment of the troops are running low. There's a new play place that just opened up around the corner, with bouncy houses/slides that we'll have to check out.

wigget said...

i like to do puzzles and play games

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weezy said...

We like to build forts out of blankets, and we could play one long game of monopoly for a couple of days.

Anne J said...

I like to bake cookies on rainy days

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Mari said...

I like to read, catch up on knitting or sewing.

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