Things to do in BAKERSFIELD with kids

Welcome to the Country Music Capitol of California….Bakersfield! located in the stunning Kern County, Bakersfield gives the family a taste of city excitement, with the serenity of nature all at the same time. 

From museums, festivals, education, to entertainment and fun activities for those active kids, there are places to visit with the family in Bakersfield… you just have to know where to start!

Want some family adventures? Just head to attractions like Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center with mini golf and go-karts!

Love wildlife? How about a zoo with a difference at California Living Museum with gardens and animals alike.

Can’t get enough learning? Why not visit the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History? It makes science and history fun!

With festivals every month, numerous river rafting adventures, and a bevy of outdoor adventure, you will be able to find something perfect for everyone!

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  • Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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    Bakersfield

    Kids can immerse themselves in the history of the earth, including palaeontology and geology, through a fun yet scientific-based experience.

  • Bakersfield Museum of Art

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    (1 miles) Bakersfield

    A place to explore the world of visual arts, with exhibitions, programs, and special events, all in Bakersfield.

  • Jastro Park

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    (1 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield with great grass space, sporting activities, picnic areas, and a spray park over summer!

  • Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center

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    (1 miles) Bakersfield

    An adventurous playground of miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, batting cages and much more for the entire family.

  • Kern County Museum

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    (1 miles) Bakersfield

    Explore the fascinating history of Kern County at this local museum! Over 56 historic buildings on 16 landscapes acres to explore!

  • Rush Air Sports

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    (2 miles) Bakersfield

    17,00 square feet of trampolines, climbing challenges, basketball hoops, dodgeball courts, and a foam pit! Great fun for active kids in Bakersfield!

  • Patriots Park

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    (3 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield perfect for those sunny days, with play areas and sporting fun

  • California Living Museum

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    (9 miles) Bakersfield

    A great day out for the whole family, California’s premier native zoo and garden showcases native California animals and plants to teach kids respect for all living things through education ...

  • Kern River Whitewater Rafting

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    (39 miles) Wofford Heights

    Amazing white water adventures on the Kern River with these fun tours through the California wilderness!

  • Mountain And River Advetntures

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    (43 miles) Kernville

    A great, exciting and very wet day out for the whole family with white water rafting down the beautiful Kern River, as well as other adrenaline packed activities.

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (56 miles) Rosamond

    Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.

  • Trail Of 100 Giants

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    (57 miles) Springville

    Long Meadow Grove (341 acres) offers a spectacular hike at the Trail of 100 Giants, a mile-long fully accessible interpretive trail.

  • Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

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    (57 miles) Lake Hughes

    Amazing guided tours all about the life of the ostrich, feeding fun for kids, and of course - the ostriches themselves! Animal fun in California!

  • FIllmore and Western Railway

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    (68 miles) Fillmore

    Enjoy train rides on vintage locomotives in historic Fillmore, with weekend scenic trips, and special themed rides throughout the year!

  • Antelope Valley Rural Museum

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    (68 miles) Lancaster

    Dedicated to preserving the rural history of Antelope Valley, this Californian historical museum preserves, restores and exhibits artifacts important to the history of the area.

  • Visalia Adventure Park

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    (69 miles) Visalia

    Whatever the age Visalia Adventure Park has something for everybody: 18 hole Minature Golf Course, Hwy 66 Bowling, 900ft Family Go-Kart Track, Lazer Tag, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Full Throttle ...

  • Ice Station Valencia

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    (69 miles) Valencia

    Consists of one Olympic size rink, one National Hockey League size rink, and a unique studio rink with state-of-the-art sound and light systems, birthday party rooms, plus virtual reality and video ...

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    (70 miles) Valencia

    Have that Six Flags magic experience with thrill rides, family rides, and kids rides - so it's great for the entire family! Theme Park family fun in California.

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbour

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    (70 miles) Valencia

    Cool off in Los Angeles with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, with water slides and thrilling attractions!

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (72 miles) Santa Clarita

    A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.

  • Mount Asia Fun Center

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    (72 miles) Santa Clarita

    Mountasia is an action-packed, 7-acre entertainment complex offering fun for the entire family.

  • Mountasia Family Fun Center

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    (72 miles) Santa Clarita

    Mountasia is a 7-acre entertainment center featuring Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag, Rock Climbing Wall, Video & Redemption Games, Batting Cages and a Farrells Ice Cream Parlour ...

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (75 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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    (76 miles) Santa Barbara

    The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.

  • Rockin Kids PlayCenter

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    (77 miles) Simi valley

    Rockin' Kids Play Center offers indoor play and parties for kids in a safe and clean environment. It's a place for kids to use their social and motor skills while interacting with other children. ...

  • Underwood Family Farm Somis

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    (77 miles) Somis

    Bring the family out to see the alpacas, chickens, pygmy goats, and sheep at this fun farm, with fruit pickig and farm market!

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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    (77 miles) Santa Barbara

    Discover a treasure of experiences and help us to share and inform those who have not been able to explore the sea themselves to experience the wonders of the California coast. We hope that you too ...

  • Paint Pals Clubhouse

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    (77 miles) Simi Valley

    Designed to stimulate kids' creativity, this art studio lets the kids make their own artwork, sing karaoke, use their state of the art shadow room, black light maze and make a stuffed animal in their ...

  • Teaching Kids To Fish

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    (77 miles) Ridgecrest

    Teaching Kids To Fish is a great not-for-profit organization that benefits kids less fortunate, by giving them the opportunity to learn how to fish and how to respect our environment

  • My Gym Ventura

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    (78 miles) Ventura

    Classes and programs where kids can develop strength, balance, fitness, coordination, and motor skills. Great learning and development for kids in Ventura!

  • Underwood Family Farm Moorpark

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    (78 miles) Moorpark

    Animals to explore, Fall Harvest Festivals, pick your own produce and a farm market - great family farm fun in California!

  • Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park

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    (78 miles) Sequoia National Park

    Enjoy the most spectacular nature filled with incredible trees that have been around for centuries in this California National Park!

  • Golf N Stuff

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    (78 miles) Ventura

    Miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, video arcades...yes please! Great family fun.

  • The Clubhouse Funzone

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    (78 miles) Ventura

    Geared for kids under 6, but all ages welcome at this California indoor play center, with climbing, bouncing, and birthday parties!

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (79 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.