Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bruder Toys Outlet Store

Do your kids love playing with new toys but you don’t have the budget for one?  Let their imagination flow at Bruder Toys headquarters in the Southbay.  They have a tiny showroom which carries discounted products.  Best of all there is a play room where kids can “test” out any of their toys one at a time.   If you’re not familiar with this brand, they are the maker of high quality, life-like toy vehicles ranging from dump trucks, construction vehicles, tractors…you name it, they probably have it.  But beware, once you take your kids here, they may not want to leave!  They do have a dedicated rack with opened items in excellent condition, previously used in trade shows, that are steeply discounted so you don’t have to leave empty handed.

Know before you go:
Showroom hours are M-F 9a-5p
Free parking available in their lot.

About the business:
Bruder Toys America, Inc.
4950 W 145th St
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Monday, June 6, 2016

Virginia Park Splash Pad

Splash pad
Our friends on the Westside have their son’s annual birthday party at the Virginia Park Splash Pad.  This year was no different and with summer approaching, it’s always a hit.  The splash pad area is fairly large with lots of spouts and several spinning water gun spouts as well.  Adjacent to it is a small community room that is available for rent (The Patio),  perfect for birthday parties.   Additionally there are two basketball courts, a Library (Pico Branch Library), 2 sand covered playgrounds, grassy areas for soccer and BBQ grills  Overall this is a great place to spend a few hours, and if you plan to be there on a Saturday be sure to enjoy some fresh good eats from the farmers market.
View of splash pad and "The Patio" space available for rent.

Know before you go:
Splash pad is only open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day 10a-6p
Saturday Farmers Market 8a-1p
Bring a towel and change of clothes.
Bring baby powder to dust off the sand from those wet feet.

About the business:
2200 Virginia Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404