No Utah grandparent should be without the Utah 4 Kids Adventure Guidebook, and we have all the details. Plus, Thanksgiving Point's Family Night on the Farm series rolls on with a Day in the Life of a Farmer.

Utah 4 Kids 

This weekend, we highly recommend picking up this book for the long Memorial Day weekend:

One perk of working at Salt Lake magazine is being one of the first to see new publications—press copies of new novels, biographies and much more. Some of it, we can't use, but others are hidden gems in a sea of manilla envelopes.

And we just received one of those gems, which every parent and grandparent from Bear Lake to St. George should have—the Utah 4 Kids Adventure Guidebook—written and illustrated by Samantha Simon.

The guidebook is part directory with activities for kids and adults to take part in all over Utah. Simon even interviewed big-name Utahns like former NBA star Mark Eaton, Olympic Gold Medalist Nikki Stone and Paralympic Medalist Chris Waddell. The book also introduces kids to Fardoodles, the book's spokescreatures.

Pick up the book at Park City Dolly's Bookstore, Tracy Aviary, Utah Olympic Park, The King's English Bookshop, Utah State Capital Gift Shop, Hastings in Ogden and Logan, Hill Aerospace Museum Gift Shop, Park City's Silver Creek Animal Clinic, Zions Natural History Association Gift Shop in SLC, Park City Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, Moab's Back of Beyond Books, Samak Country Store in the Uintas, and the Olympic Oval. Or you, can visit to order a copy.

Here is just one excerpts from the book:

Stokes Nature Center, Logan

"Stokes Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for students of all ages to explore, learn about, and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world." 

2696 E. Highway 89, 435-755-3239,

Family Night on the Farm: Day in the Life of a Farmer

If you're a member, you get in free, if not, it's just $5 to experience a Day in the Life of a Farmer with the kids at Thanksgiving Point on Monday. Kids can create their own farmer hat, put on Farmer Joe's clothes and see if they have what it takes to take care of the daily chores around the farm.

Monday, May 28 at 5 p.m.
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Click here for more info.