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National Parks / Natural World in HANFORD

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Hanford has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Hanford, California offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Hanford itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • San Joaquin Fish Hatchery

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    (46 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.

  • Sequoia King's Canyon National Park

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    (47 miles) Sequoia National Park

    Enjoy the most spectacular nature and these incredible trees that have been around for centuries.

  • Trail Of 100 Giants

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    (73 miles) Springville

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

  • Jastro Park

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    (74 miles) Bakersfield

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

  • Patriots Park

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    (76 miles) Bakersfield

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

  • Monarch Butterfly Grove

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    (99 miles) Pismo Beach

    Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in ...

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  • Kern County Museum

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    (73 miles) Bakersfield

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

  • Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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    (74 miles) 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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    (75 miles) Bakersfield

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

  • Castle Air Museum

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    (88 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.

  • Chafree Zoolological Garden

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    (31 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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    (31 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 ...

  • California Living Museum

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    (75 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 ...

  • Charles Paddock Zoo

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    (83 miles) Atascadero

    The mission of the Charles Paddock Zoo is to provide an educational resource for wildlife awareness and conservation, and an enriched recreational experience for the residents and visitors of the ...

  • Rotary Storyland and Playland

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    (31 miles) Fresno

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

  • Wild Water Adventures

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    (33 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!

  • The Island

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    (37 miles) Fresno

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

  • The Ravine Waterpark

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    (73 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 ...

  • Mustang Water Park

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    (90 miles) Arroyo Grande

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

  • Happy Acres Family Farm

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    (80 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.

  • Blackbeards Family Entertainment Center

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    (32 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, ...

  • Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center

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    (74 miles) Bakersfield

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

  • Laser Quest Fresno

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    (36 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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    (36 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!

  • SkyWalk Trampoline Area

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    (41 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.

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