Last weekend we were invited to a play date of epic proportions at Dos Pueblos Ranch. We decided to make an entire weekend out of this and turned it into a camping weekend (which I’ll post about later – you know, once I edit and pare down the 3000 photographs taken).

The setting for the play date was beautiful. Dos Pueblos Ranch is spectacular, so if you have an opportunity to go there, then do it.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
Our day began with a meeting of everyone in the barn.

We were provided with a schedule for the day that included a kids’ photo walk with Heather Armstrong, a paint fight with Maggie Mason, sand art with Liz Stanley , poetry in motion with Rebecca Woolf and tin foil viking costumes with Charlie and Andy of How to Be a Dad … just to name a few things.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
So, the kids hula hooped.

Hula hooping
And they played with beach balls that were almost bigger than they are.

Giant beach ball fun
And they played badminton with daddy.

Epic play date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
They learned how to make balloon swords.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
Balloon sword making
And they had sword fight.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
After sword fight.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
After sword fight.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
And then we made tin foil viking costumes to go with those swords.

DIY Viking Costumes
And they had a whipped cream beard race

Tin foil viking costume
And they went on a short photo walk.

Photo walk for kids with Heather Armstrong
Kids photo walk with Heather Armstrong
They took these photos (unedited)

Marisol's iphone photos
Flynn's iphone photos
 Flynn and daddy made paper rockets.

Making paper rockets
And sent them flying high, high, high into the sky … and then they landed in a tree.

Paper rockets
And they contributed to a giant sand art mosaic.

Sand art
Sand art
And things got a little wet and colorful.

Paint fight
Paint squirter fun for kids

Paint fight fun
And they had loads of fun, and made new friends.

Hyundai Epic Play Date at Dos Pueblos Ranch
Toward the end of the day, we were given a tour of Dos Pueblos Ranch down to their private beach where they host weddings and events.

We walked past avocado trees, under the train tracks and down to the private oceanfront compound decked out with fire pits, cushions and outdoor furniture.

Dos Pueblos Ranch
Dos Pueblos Ranch
Outdoor lights and candles
Dos Pueblos Ranch

Dos Pueblos Ranch natural elements
Dos Pueblos Ranch flowers
Dos Pueblos Ranch

Dos Pueblos Ranch
Dos Pueblos Ranch tour
Dos Pueblos Ranch
Dos Pueblos Ranch
Dos Pueblos Ranch Beach
Dos Pueblos Ranch
This play date truly was epic. The food was fabulous, and don’t think that the tiny details such as valet parking and having a crew on hand walking around with sunscreen went unnoticed. Thank you to Hyundai and all of the bloggers involved.

 

Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Melissa H. (makingitsweet) May 1, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Gorgeous location and what fun for the whole family! I can imagine they have fabulous events there!

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Kira @ my sesame seed buns May 3, 2013 - 11:09 am

Wow! I wish I went on the photography walk. It looked amazing! Did they take you all the way to the coast? My daughter is in your pic making the paper rockets! So fun!

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Deanna May 3, 2013 - 11:22 am

WOW you got some great photos! I wish I could have done the tour. Great wedding venue for sure!

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Tonya Staab May 3, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Hi Kira,

They walked us down to the beach along the trail that was just behind where we were building the paper rockets (where the gate was closed), it was absolutely beautiful down there, I can see why it's a popular wedding spot.  My sons favorite thing was the paper rockets, we could hardly pull him away from wanting to shoot them up into the air over and over … well until the paint fight started of course ha ha.

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zach ro jo October 24, 2015 - 7:56 am

WHAT SIZE IS THE BEACHBALL DID IT LAST LONG I COULD GET A BEACHBALL THAT BIG I’AM ZACHERY IM 21 SINGLE NOT MARRIED!

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zachery December 27, 2015 - 2:51 pm

How big is the beachball

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Ji Ong November 18, 2016 - 11:12 pm

Nice beach balls wish I could have them all.

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