Saturday Nov. 14th 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday Nov. 15th 10:00am to 2:00pm

If you have a gun in the house, this course is for you. If you’re thinking about purchasing a firearm, you need to sign up. If you’ve never touched a gun before in your life and want to see what it’s like, come join me. This course will include 2 hours of classroom time followed by hands on range time including guns, ammo, and everything else you need.

You will learn how to safely & properly handle & store firearms. It will also make you more comfortable and confident around guns. If you are interested in this class you should enroll as soon as possible. It fills up fast. You will learn the operation and handling of many types of handguns ranging from revolvers to semi automatics including .22cal, 9mm, .38/357 magnum and 44 magnum. You’ll get to handle guns that are no longer legal to posses. But because you’re a Fred’s Playland member you can get first hand experience what they are all about. Don’t ask me how I’m able to do this:) It’s my little secret.

If you ever wanted to handle the big guns like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Mel Gibson this is for you. But what’s more, you will leave with the confidence and training that you need to keep you and yours safe.I can only take a limited number of participants so sign up ASAP. The price for this course is $75 per person. This price will include class time, use of firearms, ammo, targets, range time, eye and ear protection and handouts. It’s going to be fun, educational, and enlightening… but mostly fun!

Locations will be shared with your upon receipt of your reservation. You can sign up immediately by clicking the pay button. Please specify Saturday or Sunday.


Just click and follow the instruction carefully. Cost is $75.00 per person. You will receive confirmation and all updates associated with this event. See you all soon. Let’s have some fun.

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Kids are free in San Diego again this year! During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego and Southern California. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.

Click here to browse 100+ Kids Free attractions and offers. Then go out and have some fun with the kids. Who knows? You might find some fun for yourself. Hurry! the month has already started and time is limited.

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2015 Cruise of Lights


We will depart at 3:00pm from
The First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley
2111 Camino Del Rio So, San Diego

-This tour was voted Top 10 By Coastal Living Magazine
-also voted Top 10 Best Christmas Lights Destination in the U.S. by AOL

Our Cruise will be out of Huntington Beach Yacht Club. We will cruise the canals of Huntington Beach, admiring all the fabulous holiday lights. It’s a Christmas light tour like no other so bring your cameras. We will depart San Diego @ 3:00pm and that’s where the fun begins. Reservations are $45 per person and kids are welcome.
$45.00 Per Person

Due to cost increases at the venue this may be our last year attending this event.

Your $45 will include bus transportation, $19 ticket fee for the boat tour, snacks & drinks, & PayPal fees. I’ll supply the fun:) You bring your coats, gloves, & scarves… (Santa hats optional). Please RSVP with your payment below and I will send you confirmation. So click the payment button and let your holiday spirit flow. Also, it will probably be a little chilly on the boat so bring your jackets, hats, scarves, warm personalities. You may also bring your thermoses with hot chocolate or coffee.


After the cruise we will ride a few short miles to The Irvine Spectrum for dinner & Christmas shopping.

Attractions at the Irvine Spectrum:
1)  Over 40 restaurants
2) The Ice Skating Rink will be open
3)  An incredible vintage Carousel
4)  A Ferris Wheel with a fantastic view
5)  The largest Dave & Busters on the Planet

Upon arrival at the Spectrum we will be given discount books with special Christmas offers. The Irvine Spectrum is one of the largest shopping malls in the US so get ready to Charrrrrrrrge it! Bring your Happy Faces. There’s a lot of fun to be had
$45.00 Per Person

We will have about 3 hours to enjoy dinner in one of over 40 restaurants. You will also have time for some Christmas shopping in one of the largest malls in the country.

We will be arriving back in San Diego around midnight.

Click Here for Last Year’s Photos

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Nascar Races

Saturday Oct. 17th 2015
$40.00 Per Person

The trip is on…

We will depart from San Diego at 4:00pm for an evening of high performance, high adrenaline racing fun. The track is located off the I-10 Freeway between Riverside & Pasadena. This is Nascar, family style. It’s all the thrill and excitement of the big track with a special twist that make it great for the whole family. This is the perfect introduction to racing and if you are a fan already, you’ll love it even more. WE should return to San Diego around 1:00am. admission charge includes transportation, tickets to the event, and a welcome aboard hi-octane beverage for the adults and something slightly less challenging for the kids. We will be traveling via Goldfield Stage Motor Coach with bathroom of course;)

Bring the Kids

We will depart from The First United Methodist Church at
2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

There will be food available at the racetrack and I have to tell you, they have the best food I’ve ever seen at an event stadium. You’re going to love it. Please RSVP soon because space is limited. Payment instructions below. See you there.

Your payment is your reservation

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Save Around San Diego.
It’s  been a few years since we’ve offered the Entertainment Book but as we know all good things come to an end.  But this may help a little. It’s fairly new to San Diego and it’s loaded with money saving deals. Even though there is no fine dining section, there are some very attractive restaurants, deals and offers listed. I’ve been sampling it for the past few weeks and I love it. It’s not as extensive as the previous book and as mentioned, there is no fine dining section but I think it’s well worth the money. Many merchants have been getting tight with the 2 for 1′s but this book has plenty. The cost of the book is $20 but through a special offer from Fred’s Playland you can get your copy for only $15 including shipping & PayPal fees. And they make great gifts.

-ONLY $15.00-

But this is for a limited time only. Order yours now and start saving money. This book has over $5000 in savings plus, your own app with mobile offers and lots of printable coupons. You can view a sample book at this website:

You can order your book or books by clicking the pay button and following the instructions carefully. When I receive the books I will contact you and let you know they are being mailed. The offers in this book expire December 31st, 2016 so you have lots of time to save money.

Click below and start saving.

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Sept 30th, 2015
-Sold Out-
Waiting List Available

This is a
Special Invitation to
The Dr. Phil Show

The trip is on Sept. 30th 2015
We will depart from The First United Methodist Church at 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Departure time is 5:30am – Returning by 6:00pm

The cost is only $11.00

This trip promises to be great for several reasons. Get ready for some fun and get ready to smile. As always, there will be food, drink & surprises. As you know, I never tell where our lunch stop will be but there is never a disappointment. This will be no exception. Sign up soon because these trips always go fast.

Pay Here

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November 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2015
-Event Sold out-
Waiting list is available

Last years trip was amazing
If you missed it, here’s your second chance.
If you attended, you probably want to do it again
only bigger and better.

Here’s how it goes:

We will depart from San Diego early on Friday morning Nov. 6th. Transportation will be provided by Goldfield Stage Co. We will make food and rest stops along the way and there will be plenty of snacks & drinks on the bus. There will also be a special movie presentation to kick off the holiday season. We will arrive in Williams AZ in time to get checked into “The Days Inn” and have a wonderful dinner at “Kicks on Route 66″.

There may be a zipline option
This is Williams Arizona’s newest attraction.

It’s high flying and it’s fun for all ages.

Saturday morning we will Have breakfast and spend the day at the incredible Grand Canyon. Most of us will take the 1 hour bus ride to the rim of the Grand Canyon but there will be an option to ride the historic Grand Canyon Railroad.

The ride is a little longer but It’s a treat and well worth it. The train features observation cars to give you the best view possible and they also have food and drink aboard. It’s like taking a step into the past. Train riders will be met at the Grand Canyon and return on the bus to party with the rest of us. Here is the pricing for the Grand Canyon Railroad:

These are the seating options for the train:
Adult – one-way……………………….………………….…………….$69.25
1st Class – one way……………………………………………………$122.24
Observation Dome…………………………………………………..$143.21
Luxury Dome/Parlor……………………………………………….$151.25
These are one way prices  & include:
•Train Tax Rate: 10.40%
•Comp Policy: One complimentary train ride for driver and escort
•Passenger Service Attendant (PSA) Gratuity: $1.25 per person gratuity for train guest
•NPS park entrance fee: $15.00 per adult (16+)

These prices will apply if we get 20 people or more. I will take your reservation and get them booked for you. If by some chance we don’t make our minimum I’ll refund your money and you will have the option of booking at the regular one way fare. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to RIDE THE TRAIN:)

Sunday morning we will be on the road back to San Diego. There will be an onboard champagne party to finalize a fantastic weekend.

There are many more fun surprises in store for you on the trip and here’s the best part. You will pay only $110 per person for this trip plus the cost of hotel at $70.00 per night for two nights. It’s a total easy payment plan. All you need to reserve your seat is $110 per person. Your hotel payment not due until November. What could be easier? This gives you plenty of time to plan and adjust your schedules. You can start booking now.

Check your schedules and get your reservations in soon. You know what will happen if you don’t. You’ll be sitting at home in November looking at photos of everyone else having fun. That would just be sad.

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The North County Scene

What’s New at the Belly Up?

Come out and see what’s new at
The Belly Up Tavern.

Here’s what’s up and coming…
Sep. 13th ——— Earl Thomas
Sep. 20th——— Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues
Sep. 26th ——– Berlin
Oct. 6th & 7th— Greg Allman
. 1st ———- Sergio Medez & Brazil
Nov. 27th——– Beatles vs Stones Tribute
Jan. 19th——— Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Many other artists are on the list for Dec. Jan. & Feb., so check the calendar and get your tickets early so you can have the best seats.

Tickets can be purchased here. Take a look at the whole Belly Up Calendar. There’s something for everyone. Really!

Stay tuned for some up coming specials offers and give-a-ways, but to secure your seats now, Click Here for tickets! 

The Belly up Calendar

143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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New Membership

Fred’s Playland Membership

Come join the fun Now! All you have to do to be a member is CLICK ON THE LINK. Send me your FIRST & LAST NAMES and you’ll be registered as a member. You will receive announcements of new events and activities as soon as they hit the press. Membership is free and no one in town can beat my prices. There’s only one requirement…

You have to be fun!
No Mean People allowed:(

If you are an energetic, outgoing, and fun person, or just want to be, this is where you need to be. Click the button and begin to live. I look forward to meeting you and making you a part of my world.

Sincerely,  Fred

You can also post your events here. There are only a few guidelines. Click on the flashing link to find out how.

Click the flashing neon and tell me what you would like to promote.

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Nov. 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2014

A lot of planning hours went into this one but it was a huge success. It may turn out to be an annual event. The Days Inn Williams AZ were our wonderful hosts and took care of our every need. The partnered up with Kicks on Route 66 next door who took care of our dining needs. Along with the indoor pool and use of the breakfast room, we were able to have both a wine pool party and a cocktail party.

After breakfast on Saturday morning some of us will take the 1 hour bus ride to the rim of the Grand Canyon while others opted to ride the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. We all rendezvoused at the canyon and had a great time touring and enjoying it’s beauty.

The views were spectacular and many new friends were made. For many of the group it was their first time visiting the Grand Canyon. They were able to scratch that off their bucket list. This was one of most fun adventures to date.

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