Arts and Crafts in California with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in California there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Golden State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape…California is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let California inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • San Francisco Children's Art Center

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    San Francisco

    Art fun with classes and drop in sessions for kids up to 12 years in this creative day option for the family!

  • Color Me Mine Encino

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    Encino

    Get creative with this arts and crafts studio where kids can paint pre-made pottery in any way they like!

  • Color Me Mine

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    Calabasas

    Create your own ceramic pieces with pre-made ceramics. Kids just pick the colors and off they go! Painting fun in Calabasas for the family

  • Clay N Latte

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    San Diego

    Bring out the artist in you as you paint your own pottery and get creative!

  • Museum of Childrens Art

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    Oakland

    A fun, creative and interactive space in Oakland, California where kids can get creative, and not only learn about art, but MAKE it!

  • ArtBeast Studio

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    Sacramento

    Open studios and classes for all those creative bodies, with play spaces, painting, arts and crafts, as well as singing, yoga and storytelling.

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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.