Things to do in FRESNO with kids

Fresno is your typical Californian city. Incredibly sunny days, beautiful palm trees, and gorgeous warm weather for most of the year.

Luckily, Fresno is also a pretty awesome city for kids! They have a ton of indoor and outdoor attractions that are great for kids of all ages, so you’ll never be stuck for places to visit.

For those kids with wandering fingers who like to touch and play with everything they find, places like The Discovery Center are perfect. Not only can they play with sounds, science, and even dinosaurs, kids under 3 are free! Even better!

Any animal loving kids should head straight to Chafree Zoological Gardens or Chaffe Zoo where they can even feed some animals. (The braver kids can get close to tarantulas!)

Want a magical place where the whole family can be active together? Blackbeards Family Entertainment Center has golf, basketball, bumper boats and race cars!

There are water parks for those summer days with The Island or Wild Water Adventures, a unique underground world with The Underground Gardens, or bouncing fun with SkyWalk Trampoline Area!

For a city that started as a railroad town, it’s certainly done well growing into an incredibly fun place for families!

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  • The Discovery Center

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    (3 miles) Fresno

    Interactive fun with Space, Paleontology, Natural Science, Music, Electricity, Magnets and Native American artifacts, as well as live exhibits.

  • Chafree Zoolological Garden

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    (3 miles) 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 ...

  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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    (3 miles) Fresno

    Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. We are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent ...

  • Rotary Storyland and Playland

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    (3 miles) Fresno

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

  • Three Palms RV Park

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    (4 miles) Fresno

    A family-orientated RV Park with full hook ups, swimming pool, and great location!

  • Blackbeards Family Entertainment Center

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    (4 miles) Fresno

    Where families go to have FUN!!! 2 Go-Cart Tracks with 4 different types of race cars, 6 Water Slides, Bank Shot Basketball, 3 18 Hole Miniature Golf CoursesCap'n Kids Ride Land for ages 2-12, ...

  • Laser Quest Fresno

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    (6 miles) Fresno

    Indoor combat laser fun for active kids over 5! Strap on those special combat vests and grab that phaser, because there is a mission that needs to be completed!

  • Boomers Fresno

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    (7 miles) Fresno

    Amazing activities for active kids, with go karts, mini golf, bumper boats, climbing wall, laser tag...and so much more! Fresno fun for all!

  • Forestiere Underground Gardens

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    (7 miles) Fresno

    Explore Ancient Roman architecture, underground rooms and passageways, and unique micro-climates at this listed Historical Site.

  • The Underground Gardens

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    (7 miles) Fresno

    A hand built catacomb style network of stunning proportions complete with subterranean landscaping which boasts fruit bearing trees, living vines and plants nearly 90 years old.

  • The Island

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    (8 miles) Fresno

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

  • SkyWalk Trampoline Area

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    (11 miles) Madera

    Over 7,000 feet of wall to wall trampolines with angled edges for bounce back, plus diving foam pit, bounce boards and trampoline dodgeball.

  • Wild Water Adventures

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    (11 miles) 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!

  • San Joaquin Fish Hatchery

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    (17 miles) Friant

    kids can view over a million fish in all stages of development, plus watch them jump and feed them as you go round.

  • Visalia Adventure Park

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    (37 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 ...

  • Boyden Cavern

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    (53 miles) Kings Canyon

    A seasonal cavern less explored than others, but with incredible underground formations! A great show case located in the Sequoia National Monument, explore with a 45 minute walking tour

  • Badger Pass

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    (55 miles) Wawona

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4yrs and offering 35% green runs; plus tubing with passenger capacity, beginner friendly terrain training park, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

  • Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park

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    (55 miles) Sequoia National Park

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

  • Castle Air Museum

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    (62 miles) Altwater

    Represents history in a way the whole family can share with our awe-inspiring majestic warbirds. We have a total of 50 aircraft on display ranging from WWII to the present.

  • Mammoth Mountain

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    (74 miles) Mammoth Lakes

    A snow loving families dream day out! Ski and snowboard lessons, as well as a kiddies' tubing and play park, trick development area, air gondola and interpretive centre.

  • Yosemite Pines RV Resort

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    (78 miles) Groveland

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

  • Yosemite National Park

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    (78 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!

  • River Journey Adventures

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    (89 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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    (89 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!

  • The Ravine Waterpark

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    (90 miles) 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 ...

  • Trail Of 100 Giants

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    (92 miles) Springville

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

  • Its All About Fun

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    (94 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.

  • Happy Acres Family Farm

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    (98 miles) Templeton

    See how one family manages the entire farm and turns the goat milk into cheese, ice cream, body lotions, soap and other products. Tour gives best access.