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Teen Centers and Suggested Places for Teens Including Skate Parks in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, January 23, 2022, In : For Kids 
Here is a list of Teen Centers and places for teenagers to thrive in San Luis Obispo County:
  1. Colony Park Community Center Teen Center for 6th - 12 graders. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from after school - 6PM. $10 yearly membership fee (scholarships available). Each teen will receive a Teen Center Membership Card to be scanned each time he/she enters the Teen Center. Each member must have a signed waiver to participate and must follow all Teen Center Rules. Please bring waivers to the C...

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Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps in SLO County

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, September 19, 2021, In : For Kids 
If your kids are like mine, they usually crave to get more active by the 3rd day of any consecutive break. A few hours a day at a half day break camp can really help them have a more exciting break and still have time to relax at home.

There's a few regular places around the county that usually run break camps year round. Here's what I've found so far for Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps. 
  1. Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo Fall Break Camp runs for 3 days and Winter Break Camp runs f...

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Boomers Santa Maria Review by San Luis Obispo Mom

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Friday, August 13, 2021, In : For Kids 
This summer, we took my sons to the Boomers in Santa Maria for the first time. It was a drive to the next county over but we always enjoy going into a big town again.

There's never an admission fee to go inside however you have to pay for the rides, mini golf and playing on the arcades. I think that if the kids are still little, they can skip the rides and just enjoy the indoor arcade. They also serve food so you don't have to worry about being hungry last minute. They have burgers, pretzel...
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Exploration Discovery Center Experience in Grover Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, August 7, 2021, In : For Kids 
We visited the Exploration Discovery Center in Grover Beach on their opening day today! Here are some pictures from our visit below.

After I picked my kids up from summer day camp, I asked them if they're up for exploring a new place today. I showed them pictures that the Exploration Discovery Center posted on their social media and website and the kids decided to go, judging from the posted pictures. When we got there, there were more things to do than expected!

Immediately upon entry, the...
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2022 Summer Camps in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Thursday, May 13, 2021, In : For Kids 
Here's a list of summer camp options for kids that are usually available for the summer. They usually don't post updated information until it gets closer to the summer break for the year.

2022 Summer Camps for Kids in San Luis Obispo County Availability
  1. Summer School Camp from City of San Luis Obispo Youth Services They call it KidVENTURE! They have weekly themes for ages 5 - 12 years old, separated by 3 groups. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between times: 7:30AM - 5:30PM

  2. Boys and Girls Club ...

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Free Meals for Kids in San Luis Obispo County during Coronavirus Covid 19 Closing

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Saturday, March 14, 2020, In : For Kids 
During the pandemic, school districts around San Luis Obispo County offered free meal pick ups for kids during school closures.

Locations of schools offering free breakfasts and lunches for all children and teenagers during school closures against Coronavirus Covid-19 would be posted on each school district's website below.

Please check with each school for any recent updates and changes.
Website for San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Website for Lucia Mar Unified School District
Website for...
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Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County Pictures

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Thursday, June 6, 2019, In : For Kids 
Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, California is the only zoo in San Luis Obispo county.

When you walk through the entrance of the zoo, you'll immediately find the pretty pink flamingos to your left!

It's a small zoo but for a small admission, it's really worth it. My favorites are the red pandas!

The kids will be entertained (See Lemurs below from Charles Paddock Zoo). Zoo prices for children are by age group but children who are 2 years old and under are free. If you're planning on taking the ...
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San Luis Obispo Library in Downtown SLO

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Sunday, May 12, 2019, In : For Kids 
When visiting the San Luis Obispo Library in downtown San Luis Obispo, you would either have to park along the street or park in a parking structure so be ready to have coins or money handy to pay for parking in downtown, even if you're just going to the library.

Unless you're within walking distance or using public transportation, you'll most likely have to pay to park. There are a few parking structures that allow you to park for the first hour for free but in my experience, I've never stay...
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Central Coast Aquarium is a Small Aquarium in Avila Beach

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Monday, January 28, 2019, In : For Kids 
In Avila Beach, by the kid's playground is a really small aquarium called Central Coast Aquarium. Since it was right by the playground and we were already there, we decided to pay a visit. There is a fee for adults and children. Kids 2 years old and under are free. You can literally go through the aquarium in 15 minutes! It may not be worth it if you are on a tight budget but our little boys still enjoyed it. Here are the pictures we took from our visit. 

The most fascinating part of the aquar...
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Arroyo Grande Library

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Thursday, January 24, 2019, In : For Kids 
Our first library adventure in SLO took place at Arroyo Grande Library in Arroyo Grande, CA. They have a children's area with LEGOs, computers for kids, puzzles and a little private area in the back. Here are the photos that we took from our library visit below.

The kids really enjoy the LEGOs, although it seemed too close to the main area where everyone could hear them building. The loud plastic clangs that came naturally from the shuffles of the LEGOs can sound disturbing a bit to maybe som...
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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, In : For Kids 
I'm always looking for the most inexpensive way to take my kids out to explore. We saw that the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum was having their "Moonlight Hours" where anyone could come visit that night from 5pm - 8pm for FREE so we took advantage of it! Here are the photos that we took from our free San Luis Obispo Children's Museum visit below.


With three floors, my 4 year old and 2 year old sons were so excited and thrilled! We started with the 3rd floor via elevator and worked our way...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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