Oh yes, friends…it’s time for one of the loveliest times of the year — FALL! Yeah…! While Mama had a blast with the kids this summer…traveling, exploring our own town and just being crafty, it was definitely time to get back into the routine of everyday life. Now as we settle into the new school and homework routine, after-school activities and sports and just remain as busy as we did in the summer time, fall just brings something special to the table.
Living in Southern California, we don’t really get to experience any drastic weather changes or the scenic leave change as some areas of the United States, we do get to experience pumpkin patches on every corner of town with overpriced carnival rides, pony rides and all you can bounce bounce houses, Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Camp Spooky at Knott’s Berry Farm. Yes, you heard Mama right…it’s time to celebrate Halloween with The Peanuts Gang.
Last year Mama and family were lucky enough to experience Camp Spooky for the first time as a family and it’s one of the best theme parks in Southern California. First off, it’s not spooky at all but rather celebrates the whimsical side of Halloween, which is Mama’s favorite part of the holiday. Smiling pumpkins, not scary pumpkins is Mama’s rule of thumb. Oh, and it makes Mama nostalgic…as only Charlie Brown and friends could. Every year we watch The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and laugh and laugh as he waits and waits…it has definitely become a Halloween tradition.
While Knott’s is fun EVERY day of the year with all the fun roller coasters, rides and games, Camp Spooky will entertain your kiddos with special activities like Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Parade; Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show; Scary Stories at the Lodge; a Creepy, Crawly Critter Cave; and a Monster Factory (an interactive maze where things “go bump in the night!).
Not to mention all the Bewitching Treats that will be available throughout the park…yum…sugar high! This year Mama is going to surprise the kiddos and not tell them when and where we’re going. The screams of delight will be priceless when we show up at Camp Spooky without a hint. It may or may not show up on Mama’s Instagram and Twitter feed (@EverydayMama is the name…of course!).
Today is only the first day of fall but the minute it turns October 1st, Mama is putting up the Halloween decorations. Camp Spooky runs every weekend, October 5-27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is included with your Knott’s Berry Farm regular admission price. In fact, you may consider a Knott’s season pass for the whole family because of all the fun you’ll have!
Mama hopes to see you there…we’ll be the ones hanging with Snoppy and friends!
***Disclosure: Mama was invited to a press event at Camp Snoopy by GigaSavvy in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are Mama’s…meaning Camp Snoopy really is cool or Mama wouldn’t have talked about it (journalistic integrity and all).