Arts and Crafts in SAN DIEGO 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 San Diego, 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….San Diego 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 San Diego inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • Clay N Latte

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    (18 miles) San Diego

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

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  • Legoland

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    (30 miles) 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!

  • Castle Park

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    (84 miles) Riverside

    25 acres of California amusement park waiting to be enjoyed in Riverside! Great family fun with thrills, spills, mini golf, shows and arcades!

  • Adventure City

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    (90 miles) 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

  • Knotts Berry Farm

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    (92 miles) 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!

  • Aquatica San Diego

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    (12 miles) San Diego

    Cool off in San Diego with SeaWorld's water park! Thrills and spills await families of all ages at this attraction.

  • LEGOLAND Waterpark

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    (30 miles) 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!

  • The Wave Waterpark

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Knotts Soak City Palm Springs

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    (85 miles) Palm Springs

    Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.

  • Knotts Soak City

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    (92 miles) 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.

  • San Diego Zoo

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    One of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals - San Diego Zoo has all your favorite animals, animal encounters and special experiences!

  • Seaworld

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    (5 miles) San Diego

    Explore the creatures of our oceans at SeaWorld San Diego - with sea lions, dolphins, orcas and sharks all ready to play!

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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    (12 miles) La Jolla

    This exciting Californian aquarium has been inspiring kids and families for over 100 years - that's pretty impressive! There are over 60 habitats with amazing marine life. Best go and check it out ...

  • Zoomars Petting Zoo

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    (62 miles) San Juan Capistrano

    Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.

  • Centennial Farm

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    (79 miles) Costa Mesa

    Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.

  • Santa Ana Zoo

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    (81 miles) Santa Ana

    The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Orange County Zoo

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    (83 miles) Orange

    The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern ...

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (94 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (95 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages ...

  • San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

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    (3 miles) San Diego

    Enjoy a guided and narrated your of San Diego Harbour with a twist on these speed boat adventures!

  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    (60 miles) Dana Point

    Memorable fishing and breathtaking whale watching experiences for the whole family in Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline!

  • Daveys Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    (75 miles) Orange County

    We offer 2.5 hour whale watching excursions as well as a full 5 to 6 hr fishing excursions out of Newport Beach, CA. Davey.

  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

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    (75 miles) Newport Beach

    Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (93 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (94 miles) Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • Kid Ventures

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    (8 miles) San Diego

    From the themed Indoor Play Village to the relaxing café on Parent’s Island, Kid Ventures is a truly special place for families. Kids are provided with endless opportunities to expand their ...

  • Boomers San Diego

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    (8 miles) San Diego

    Mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, train ride, cool arcade, multi level go kart track, laser tag and kiddie rides!

  • Jump and Rock

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    (12 miles) Chula Vista

    Indoor play with a twist - kids and adults can jump, bounce and DANCE in a night-club style environment with the latest cool lighting and sound system. Rock the day away!

  • Play Town

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    (12 miles) El Cajon

    Our play area is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under. We have a large bouncer, ride-on roller coasters, ride-on cars, push toys, balance beam, slides, soft play area, Thomas the Tank ...

  • FUNBelievable Play

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    (16 miles) Lakeside

    A taste of the UK with a British Style facility offering enormous play structure, zips and glides, toddler zone and SO much more.

  • My Kids Clubhouse

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    (17 miles) Poway

    Watch your kids laugh as they race down our triple wave slide and climb through a maze of tunnels in one of San Diego's largest indoor play structures. We are also #1 for children's birthday parties!

  • Childs Play Temecula

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    (53 miles) Temecula

    A fun indoor play area for kids 6 months to 6 years to discover their imagination, dress up and play!

  • Jump n Jammin

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    (66 miles) Mission Viejo

    Jump 'n Jammin is open everyday to play, when it works into your schedule. There are no membership or annual registration fees to pay.

  • SkyHigh Party Zone

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    (68 miles) Lake Elsinore

    Indoor party fun with elaborate themes, as well as open play for all ages - with huge inflatables, air hockey, ping-pong and even karaoke!

  • Corona Indoor Batting Cages

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    (82 miles) Corona

    Dodgeball birthday parties are a BIG hit, Corona Cages also has Kickball, Soccer, Wiffleball, Over the line and yes Automated batting cages. Party room and Snack bar.