Things to do in California 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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  • Castle Park

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    Riverside

    25 acres of California amusement park waiting to be enjoyed in Riverside! Great family fun with thrills, spills, mini golf, shows and arcades!

  • Knotts Berry Farm

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    Buena Park

    With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun!

  • Legoland

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    Carlsbad

    Ready to bring out the hero in you? That's what LEGOLAND is for! With over 50 rides to choose from, there is something for the entire family in this super fun Californian theme park!

  • Pixieland Amusement Park

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    Concord

    A small amusement park perfect for young kids, with free entry but pay per ride. A sweet family day out in California!

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    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.

  • Rotary Storyland and Playland

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    Fresno

    A fun and charming theme park attraction in Central Valley for the whole family. Fantasy and excitement await for all ages!

  • Universal Studios Hollywood

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    Universal City

    The chance of a lifetime to be immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood! Visited, recommended and LOVED by FamilyDaysOut!

  • Adventure City

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    Anaheim

    Adventure City is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun in California

  • Gilroy Gardens

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    Gilroy

    A sweet family theme park in Scotts Valley, California, with theme gardens, attractions, and of course - rides!

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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    Vallejo

    Amazing theme park fun for the whole family in Vallejo, with rides for all ages, animal attractions, entertainment and great events!

  • Small World Park

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    Pittsburg

    A fun and intimate amusement park in California perfect for families and younger kids, with boats, nature, a train, carousel and lots of activities!

  • Californias Great America

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    Santa Clara

    Thrilling and family theme park fun in this exciting and adrenaline pumping California attraction! Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment and even a water park will all fill ...

  • Antioch Waterpark

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    Antioch

    A small municipal water park great for kids on those hot days, with 5 fun water slides.

  • The Island

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    Fresno

    Great COOL fun in California with this family friendly water park, with a tropical island theme.

  • Knotts Soak City

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    Buena Park

    Loads of incredible water attractions, including speed, tube and body slides, Tidal Wave Bay and lazy river, plus huge and separate water adventure playgrounds for big kids and smaller ones.

  • Mustang Water Park

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    Arroyo Grande

    Cool family fun for all ages at this Californian waterpark, with pools and slides to entertain and make a splash in!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbour

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    Valencia

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

  • Wild Water Adventures

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    Clovis

    Water fun in Fresno, with over 20 water attractions for the whole family, including a wave pool, slides, and great fun for those little ones!

  • Waterworld

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    Concord

    A whopping 20,000-square-foot activity pool features seven family slides, the lily pad walk and the Dragon's Tail slide complex! Make a splash in California

  • Golfland Sunsplash

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    Roseville

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

  • Waterworks

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    Redding

    Great water fun in Redding, California, with this waterpark filled with activities for the whole family!

  • Raging Waters

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    San Jose

    Enjoy Northern California 's Largest Waterpark with 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den!

  • Knotts Soak City Palm Springs

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    Palm Springs

    Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.

  • Raging Waters Sacremento

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    Sacramento

    Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and ...

  • The Ravine Waterpark

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    Paso Robles

    The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles is the hottest place to cool off on California's Central Coast. Situated within 10 minutes of many of Paso Robles' best wineries, where the summertime ...

  • The Wave Waterpark

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    VIsta

    Amazing water park with great character and some really fabulous features that span all the age groups, from nice calm lazy river rides, an aqua play structure and simple slides to full on terrifying ...

  • Raging Waters San DImas

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    San Dimas

    Water fun at California's largest water parks! Raging Waters San Dimas is 50 amazing acres of water fun, with over 35 slides and attractions! Summer's here!

  • LEGOLAND Waterpark

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    San Diego

    It's LEGOLAND time - but this time it's SPLASHINGLY fun! Rides and adventures for the whole family at this fun California Waterpark - a great family day out!

  • Fiesta Village

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    Colton

    Waterpark with several slides, plus miniature golf course, go karts, bating cages, open air roller skating rink, amusement rides, family laser skill game and funzone arcade.

  • Aquatica San Diego

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    San Diego

    Cool off in San Diego with SeaWorld's water park! Thrills and spills await families of all ages at this attraction.

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    San Francisco

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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    La Jolla

    This exciting Californian aquarium has been inspiring kids and families for over 100 years - that's pretty impressive! There are over 60 habitats with amazing marine life. Best go and check it out ...

  • Oakland Zoo

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    Oakland

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. ...

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages ...

  • Chafree Zoolological Garden

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    Fresno

    The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for ...