Arts and Crafts in MONTEREY 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 Monterey, 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….Monterey 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 Monterey inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • Museum of Childrens Art

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    (86 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!

  • San Francisco Children's Art Center

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    (88 miles) San Francisco

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

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  • Gilroy Gardens

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    (32 miles) Gilroy

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

  • Californias Great America

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    (55 miles) 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 ...

  • Pixieland Amusement Park

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    (96 miles) Concord

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

  • Raging Waters

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    (51 miles) 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!

  • Antioch Waterpark

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    (95 miles) Antioch

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

  • Waterworld

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    (95 miles) 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

  • The Ravine Waterpark

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    (96 miles) Paso Robles

    Cool off on California's Central Coast with this family friendly water park, with extreme slides, huge wave pools, and leisurely fun!

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Monterey

    A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (50 miles) San Jose

    A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (72 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.

  • Oakland Zoo

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    (81 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!

  • San Francisco Zoo

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    (85 miles) San Francisco

    Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!

  • California Academy Of Sciences

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    (87 miles) San Francisco

    Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new ...

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (88 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!

  • Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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    Monterey

    Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey

  • Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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    Monterey

    Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the coastal leader in narrated bay and ocean tours, specializing in whales, sea, and shore wildlife. We offer safe, ...

  • Segway Tours Monterey

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    (1 miles) Pacific Grove

    Strictly for the over 12s but super fun for big kids, learn to control your Segway and then follow the guide of your chosen tour and enjoy!

  • Monterey Movie Tours

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    (3 miles) Monterey

    Whether you would like an introduction to the area, an alternative to attractions youâve already seen or an exciting rainy day option, Monterey Movie Tours® is your ticket to a star-studded ...

  • Molera Horseback Tours

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    (22 miles) Big Sur

    Scenic coastal horseback tours in historical Andrew Molera State Park. A coastal paradise with flower-studded meadows, enduring Redwood groves, translucent streams and secluded beaches. One of the ...

  • City Clues Family Adventure

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    (87 miles) San Francisco

    It's family treasure hunt time in San Francisco! Scour the city to find clues and complete your adventure, using tours designed especially for families.

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    (88 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 ...

  • Segway San Francisco Electric Tour

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    (88 miles) San Francisco

    Glide With the Original San Francisco Segway Tour Company- Since 2004 More fun than walking, more eco-friendly than driving -- the Segway is the best way to see San Francisco's Waterfront or ...

  • San Francisco Fire Engine Tours

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    (88 miles) San Francisco

    An exciting day out for kids, and those kids at heart where you get to travel through the beautiful sights of San Francisco in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine! How cool is that!?

  • Bay Quackers Duck Tours

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    (88 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco Duck Tours - Experience San Francisco's newest attraction and a better way to see San Francisco, on board one of DUKW's, (we call 'em Ducks!) an original, refurbished World War II ...

  • Giggles N Wiggles

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    (26 miles) Santa Cruz

    Indoor play fun for kids in the Capitola Mall in Santa Cruz, and a place to relax for parents too!

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (44 miles) San Jose

    20,000 sq ft of WILD jungle fun with this indoor playground, perfect for kids up to 12 years and parents! With play structures, bumper cars, laser tag, arcade and more!

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (52 miles) Santa Clara

    Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.

  • Safari Run

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    (72 miles) San Mateo

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

  • Pump It Up

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    (74 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.

  • The Coop

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    (78 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!

  • Go Bananas

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    (89 miles) Lathrop

    Active kids under 10 can spend the day jumping and playing in this indoor fun center!

  • Playland not at the beach

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    (94 miles) El Cerrito

    Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a temperature-controlled 9000-square foot building chock-full of amazing things to see and do.

  • Adventure Kinderland

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    (95 miles) Richmond

    An amazing jungle for indoor play in California, with slides, tunnels, ball pools and much more! Open play and party fun for those active kids!