Theme Parks in SAN FRANCISCO with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in San Francisco, California! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Golden State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because San Francisco is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Pixieland Amusement Park

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    (26 miles) Concord

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

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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    (27 miles) Vallejo

    Amazing theme park fun for the whole family in Vallejo, with rides for all ages, animal attractions, entertainment and great events!

  • Small World Park

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    (33 miles) Pittsburg

    A fun and intimate amusement park in California perfect for families and younger kids, with boats, nature, a train, carousel and lots of activities!

  • Californias Great America

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    (36 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 ...

  • Gilroy Gardens

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    (69 miles) Gilroy

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

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  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (2 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!

  • California Academy Of Sciences

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    (3 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 ...

  • San Francisco Zoo

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    (5 miles) San Francisco

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

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (14 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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    (15 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!

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (44 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!

  • Safari West

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    (56 miles) Santa Rosa

    The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible ...

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (66 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (67 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (73 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    (85 miles) Monterey

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

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (92 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • The Coop

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    (8 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!

  • Playland not at the beach

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    (11 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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    (12 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!

  • 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!

  • Pump It Up

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    (31 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.

  • Scandia Family Fun Centre

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    (35 miles) Fairfield

    Scandia Family Center is nine acres of entertainment for the entire family. We feature two award winning miniature golf courses, state-of-the-art Lasertron Lasertag arena, lil' indy raceway go karts, ...

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (39 miles) Santa Clara

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

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (46 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!

  • Giggles N Wiggles

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    (60 miles) Santa Cruz

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

  • Go Bananas

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    (62 miles) Lathrop

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

  • Mantecca Family Bowling Centre

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    (67 miles) Manteca

    Bowling on Manteca Bowl's 48 USBC sanctioned lanes is FUN with a capital "F". Courteous and helpful staff at the front desk attend to your needs, while behind the pins experienced mechanics make it ...

  • Lagunas Awesome Party Palace

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    (69 miles) Elk Grove

    In this safe, colourful facility, they have 5 enormous jumphouses for obstacle and slide action and adventure soft play, and a room of arcade games and air hockey tables. All ages welcome in the ...

  • Scandia Family Fun Center

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    (84 miles) Sacramento

    We feature 2 award winning 18 hole miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, gas power raceway, a grand arcade with redeemable prize center, snack bar, onsite birthday party rooms and our ...

  • Muir Woods National monument

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    (12 miles) Mill Valley

    Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the ...

  • Oyster Bay

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    (13 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 ...

  • Redwood Regional Park

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    (15 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.

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (19 miles) Hayward

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

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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    (43 miles) Boulder Creek

    Stretches from sea level to over 2000ft above and terrain ranges from almost tropical canyons and raging waterfalls to sparse and almost arid slopes. There's certainly scope for some terrific ...