Things to do in CASTRO VALLEY 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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  • Golden Tee Golfland

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    Castro Valley

    Is golfing your style? Try your skills on one of our golf courses.Golden Tee is home of the hottest cutting edge games like Tekken 5 DR, Drum Mania V4, Guitar Freaks v4,Initial D 4 Mario Cart 2, DDR ...

  • Oakland Zoo

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    (5 miles) Oakland

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit zoo home to over 660 native and exotic animals! Kids can experience feedings, and events, and learn lots of new things across the day!

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (6 miles) Hayward

    Experience the unique environment in this San Francisco Bay salt marsh, with an interpretive center, family programs and nature!

  • Oyster Bay

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    (6 miles) San Leandro

    An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and ...

  • Oakland Aviation Museum

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    (7 miles) Oakland

    West Coast aviation history comes to life at this fascinating museum in Oakland with actual aircraft on display, as well as simulators and and interactive play area!

  • Redwood Regional Park

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    (8 miles) Oakland

    Kids can experience the magic of this hidden redwood forest whose 1,830 acres are ready to be explored - an amazing natural wonder in California for the family to enjoy.

  • Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

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    (8 miles) Dublin

    Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.

  • Super Franks

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    (10 miles) Pleasanton

    For 8 years and under this is a great selection of 6 individually themed areas to stimulate kids' minds and bodies, plus organised activities, summer camps and more.

  • Chabot Space and Science Center

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    (10 miles) Oakland

    Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where ...

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (11 miles) Dublin

    Bouncing fun in Dublin with a Trampoline Basketball Court, Trampoline Dodgeball Zone, open Jump Arena and a soft foam pit!

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center

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    (12 miles) Alameda

    Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features all new exhibits opened in April 2004. You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations ...

  • Oakland Museum of California

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    (12 miles) Oakland

    A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.

  • Pump It Up

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    (12 miles) Pleasanton

    Facilities are based around a series of giant inflatables which vary but include slides, mazes, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and other variations.

  • Childrens Fairyland

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    (12 miles) Oakland

    This is a 10-acre outdoor park in Oakland's Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt that features beautiful displays, rides, and entertainment inspired by children's literature. One of the many fun family ...

  • Museum of Childrens Art

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    (13 miles) Oakland

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

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (15 miles) San Mateo

    A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.

  • Boomers Livermore

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    (15 miles) Livermore

    Entertainment includes laser tag, go karting, mini golf, bumper boats and gamer arcade.

  • Safari Run

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    (15 miles) San Mateo

    Safari run in this indoor playground, with open play, fitness classes, camps, parties and more!

  • Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (16 miles) Berkeley

    Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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    (16 miles) Redwood City

    Welcome to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the ...

  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

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    (16 miles) Burlingame

    See the World's Largest Pez Dispensing Machine, an example of every Pez dispenser made, unique exhibits of other classic toys and more at this museum of memorabillia! Plus Toy and Banned Toy Museums.

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

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    (18 miles) Palo Alto

    A great little museum and zoo, with over 200 lives animals, and fascinating hands-on exhibits so kids up to 9 years can learn, create and explore - all in Palo Alto!

  • The Coop

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    Modern and cool indoor play for kids AND adults in San Francisco, with 3,000sq ft of ball pits, slides, tubes, dress up, reading nooks and MORE!

  • The Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    Features up here include ice skating and bowling facilities, children's carousel and a child sized labrynth. They offer 2 adventure play areas, one with interactive water features the other with 25ft ...

  • San Francisco Railway Museum

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    The San Francisco Railway Museum celebrates the history of rail transit in San Francisco and explores its significant impact on the quality of urban life in this great city throughout its storied ...

  • Childrens Creativity Museum

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco's arts and technology museum for kids of all ages with hands on fun learning exhibits.

  • The Cartoon Museum

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    .The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately ...

  • Mission Cliffs

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    (18 miles) San Francisco

    A welcoming and supportive environment for all levels of climber from absolute beginner upwards to give it a go. Offers after school and summer rock climbing programs for kids, plus teen climbing ...

  • San Francisco Cable Car

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the city using it's iconic Cable Cars and Street Line, complete with the traditional poles on the outside that braver passengers can ride hanging on to!

  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    Overlooking the cable car workings themselves, the museum features three 1870s cars plus a wealth of memorabilia.

  • RocketBoat San Francisco

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    A thrilling high-speed rocket boat adventure across San Francisco Bay!

  • Pier 39

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    Visit one of San Francisco's Premier Bay Attractions - a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 12 restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages!

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (19 miles) 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!

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours, is located at PIER 39 in San Francisco. The famous one-hour Bay Cruise sails along the City's ...

  • Bike And Roll

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    (19 miles) San Francisco

    The perfect way to explore San Francisco is on a bicycle, and Bike and Roll offers guided and self-guided tours for all ages so great for those active little ones in the family!