Family Campout


While the national economy is finally on the rebound, it’s still the era of the “staycation.” For families considering a camping trip in the nearby area, even that kind of staycation can wind up being a little too pricey between the food, gas and campground fees. Fortunately, there’s Fairytale Town to the rescue. On Friday, Aug. 15, the storybook-themed park is opening its gates to families for some after hours camping fun. Ticketholders get to set up tents, sleeping bags, chairs and blankets across the 2.5 acre park. And it gets better. Once everyone on the guest list arrives, the gates are closed and families get to enjoy picnic dinners, scavenger hunts, a theater performance, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, and bedtime stories, all while surrounded by the magical and exciting storybook villages across the park. Campers also get to enjoy a snack during the theater show and a light breakfast before the gates reopen at 7 the next morning. What kid hasn’t dreamed of spending the night at a theme park? Fairytale Town makes it possible, right here in Sacramento. For more information, see here.

What: Family Campout
When: Friday through Saturday, Aug. 15–16, 5:30 p.m.–7 a.m.
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento
Cost: $25-$30