Things to do in ARNOLD with kids

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • California Caverns

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    (9 miles) Mountain Ranch

    Explore incredible natural formations deep underground with California Caverns! A number of tours are offered so the family can explore some amazing and fascinating wonders!

  • Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

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    (14 miles) Vallecito

    Underground adventure in Moaning Cavern, with a space so large it can hold the Statue of Liberty! Tours for the whole family to enjoy in California

  • Angels Camp Museum

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    (16 miles) Angels Camp

    A fascinating history museum located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, with collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp!

  • Barrel of Monkeez

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    (17 miles) Angels Camp

    A host of fun in California for those active families, with mini golf, air hockey, bouncers, rock climbing, lazer tag and much more!

  • Black Chasm Cavern

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    (19 miles) Pine Grove

    Underground adventures with an vast array of stunning formations including huge swathes of rare helictite crystals, explorable by tour for several age ranges.

  • Yosemite Pines RV Resort

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    (31 miles) Groveland

    Beautiful family campground near Yosemite National Park, with cabins, yurts, tents, and a petting farm!

  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort

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    (33 miles) Markleeville

    Skiing and snowboarding with limited green runs but plenty of intermediate, with a special kids only training area with it's own lift service. Cross country and snowshoe centre available.

  • River Journey Adventures

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    (35 miles) Knights Ferry

    River Journey Adventures has been providing fun family rafting trips and raft/kayak rentals for over 26 years. These trips are perfect for families looking to have a great experience in the ...

  • Sunshine Rafting Adventures

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    (35 miles) Oakdale

    Spend a wonderful day with your family on the Stanislaus River with Sunshine Rafting Adventures. These trips are great for families with children 5 and older!

  • Apple Hill

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    (39 miles) Camino

    Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a ...

  • Sierra at Tahoo Skisports

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    (40 miles) Twin Bridges

    Lots of snow related activities for the smalls. It's no fluke that famlies always find themselves smiling, laughing and having more fun at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

  • Cameron Park Lake

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    (46 miles) Cameron Park

    Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!

  • World of Wonders Science Museum

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    (51 miles) Lodi

    A huge collection fascinating hands on experiments kids can do! Enjoy fun learning experiences that cover almost anything scientific you can imagine!

  • The Serpentarium

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    (51 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Its All About Fun

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    (51 miles) Modesto

    Smash! Crack ! Yay! Experience the thrill of throwing a perfect strike on our new bowling lanes. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Modesto for kids.

  • Heavenly Ski Resort

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    (51 miles) Wildwood South Lake Tahoe

    Skiing and snowboarding lessons and open routes catering to all ages and abilities; snow tubing; mountain gondola; ski bikes and a host of summer activities.

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (51 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • Micke Grove Regional Park

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    (51 miles) Lodi

    Park including carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course.

  • Yosemite National Park

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    (52 miles) Yosemite Village

    One of the most iconic national parks in the country, Yosemite National Park has hiking, biking, wildlife and camping. Spectacular family fun!

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (53 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

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    (55 miles) Folsom

    The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity.

  • Pixie Woods

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    (55 miles) Stockton

    Visit Stockton's own fairyland for the 'young in age and the young at heart.Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California

  • Sacramento Childrens Museum

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    (55 miles) Rancho Cordoca

    Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!

  • Childrens Museum of Stockton

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    (56 miles) Stockton

    The Stockton Children's Museum is located in downtown Stockton, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in this part of the of ...

  • Zepyhr Cove Stables

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    (56 miles) South Lake Tahoe

    Guided HorsebackTrails Rides Daily AND Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Rides!

  • Mantecca Family Bowling Centre

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    (56 miles) Manteca

    Bowling on Manteca Bowl's 48 USBC sanctioned lanes is FUN with a capital "F". Courteous and helpful staff at the front desk attend to your needs, while behind the pins experienced mechanics make it ...

  • Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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    (57 miles) Genoa

    The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local ...

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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    (58 miles) Carmichael

    Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!

  • LaserTag of Carmichael

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    (58 miles) Carmichael

    Laser tag is action packed fun! Laser tag is a high tech, live action laser game played in a themed arena where special effects, fog, laser beams; pulse-pumping music and other players create an ...

  • Mormon Station State Historic Park

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    (58 miles) Genoa

    Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group ...

  • Go Bananas

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    (60 miles) Lathrop

    Active kids under 10 can spend the day jumping and playing in this indoor fun center!

  • Golfland Sunsplash

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    (60 miles) Roseville

    Over 30 rides and attractions at this California family adventure experience, with mini golf, laser tag, and a host of waterpark fun!

  • iFLY Sacramento

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    (60 miles) Roseville

    Kids as young as 3 years can experience the thrill of flying in Sacramento, with this soaring attraction for active and adventurous kids and families!

  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

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    (60 miles) Mindon

    An active and fun way to improve movement through educational classes designed for all age groups and levels of physical ability.

  • Lagunas Awesome Party Palace

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    (61 miles) Elk Grove

    In this safe, colourful facility, they have 5 enormous jumphouses for obstacle and slide action and adventure soft play, and a room of arcade games and air hockey tables. All ages welcome in the ...