If you live in the South Bay (San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, etc), or anywhere in the Bay Area for that matter, you’ve probably been to Santana Row. If you haven’t, it’s a really neat strip of restaurants and stores in Santa Clara, right across the street from Westfield’s Valley Fair Mall.
One of the best things about Santana Row is their awesome Mommy & Me on the Row: FREE Kid’s Club! The kids club runs from May 14 – December 10th this year, and it occurs on the second Tuesday of every month from 10am – 12pm. Each month, they have a different “theme”, and this week’s theme was CLIFFORD (The big red dog)! To find out more about the schedule, see their website HERE.
We’ve been coming on and off since my son was 3, and now that my daughter is 3, she loves it just as much. It does get really crowded, and there are lots of strollers and children, so be prepared. I actually recommend bringing little babies in a carrier, as it’s much easier to navigate through all the fun activities. And there are MANY!
They usually have at least one performer, storyteller, concert, etc. per event (the famous Andy Z has appeared MANY times!), so arrive early to get a good seat if you want to watch the performance. This week, there was a children’s concert, a storyteller, and the San Jose Ballet!
They also give out a lot of great “swag” like posters, coupons, balloons, crafts, and more. We got this fun Croods poster that is hanging on the wall right now, as well as big Clifford poster! The flyer you se on top is for CineArts @ Santana Row’s awesome Summer Movie Clubhouse, which puts on a series of 10 $1 children’s movies all summer long! You can also purchase tickets for all 10 ahead of time for just $5! It brings me back to my childhood! We will definitely be attending these as well.
Have you ever been to Mommy & Me at Santana Row? I think it’s great that they have such awesome, FREE events for kids in our area! Do you have any similar activities near you? I’d love to hear about them!