Things to do in SANTA CLARA with kids

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • My Gym San Jose

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    (1 miles) Santa Clara

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

  • The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    Explore and experience the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on show in western North America! A fascinating and historic family day out in San Jose!

  • Winchester Mystery House

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    Experience the marvellous, the eccentric and the baffling at this mystery house in San Jose! Spooky and strange family fun!

  • Californias Great America

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    (3 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 ...

  • Golfland USA

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    (3 miles) Sunnyvale

    Mini Golf at Golfland USA is more than just playing "a round" If golfing is your style, then try one of our two 18 hole miniature golf courses.

  • The Tech Museum of Innovation

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    (4 miles) San Jose

    Find the innovator in you at this Tech museum in San Jose, where challenges, hands-on exhibits and themed galleries offer a fascinating learning experience for kids - that's fun!

  • Children's Discovery Museum

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    (4 miles) San Jose

    Learn through fun and exploration at this creative and exciting Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. It's a great way to understand the world!

  • Cucina Bambini Kids Cooking

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    (4 miles) San Jose

    Offers culinary education covering a wide range of cooking techniques, along with safe food handling, etiquette and nutrition.

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (5 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!

  • Golfland

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    (7 miles) Milpitas

    You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve played at Milpitas� three beautiful courses in a lush setting offer a challenge and a wacky good time! You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve ...

  • Raging Waters

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    (8 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!

  • Deer Hollow Farm

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    (8 miles) Los Altos

    An educational center and working homestead located in the Rancho San Antonio Preserve, with self-guided tours around a real farm!

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (8 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!

  • Golfland

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    (9 miles) San Jose

    Two mini golf courses, an arcade, and even waterslides - a host of kids fun in San Jose!

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

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    (12 miles) Palo Alto

    A great little museum and zoo, with over 200 lives animals, and fascinating hands-on exhibits so kids up to 9 years can learn, create and explore - all in Palo Alto!

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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    (17 miles) Redwood City

    Welcome to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the ...

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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    (19 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 ...

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (21 miles) Hayward

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

  • Roaring Camp Railroads

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    (22 miles) Felton

    See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on your next visit to the San Francisco or Monterey Bay Areas. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big ...

  • Pump It Up

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    (22 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.

  • Henry Cowell Redwood State Park

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    (22 miles) Felton

    Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.

  • The Mystery Spot

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    (23 miles) Santa Cruz

    Visit a strange, gravitational anomaly in the redwood forests, where perceptions are changed and the laws of gravity are questioned!

  • Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

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    (24 miles) Dublin

    Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.

  • Super Franks

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    (24 miles) Pleasanton

    For 8 years and under this is a great selection of 6 individually themed areas to stimulate kids' minds and bodies, plus organised activities, summer camps and more.

  • Golden Tee Golfland

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    (24 miles) Castro Valley

    Is golfing your style? Try your skills on one of our golf courses.Golden Tee is home of the hottest cutting edge games like Tekken 5 DR, Drum Mania V4, Guitar Freaks v4,Initial D 4 Mario Cart 2, DDR ...

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (25 miles) Dublin

    Bouncing fun in Dublin with a Trampoline Basketball Court, Trampoline Dodgeball Zone, open Jump Arena and a soft foam pit!

  • Boomers Livermore

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    (25 miles) Livermore

    Entertainment includes laser tag, go karting, mini golf, bumper boats and gamer arcade.

  • Safari Run

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    (25 miles) San Mateo

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

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (26 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.

  • 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!

  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

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    (26 miles) Burlingame

    See the World's Largest Pez Dispensing Machine, an example of every Pez dispenser made, unique exhibits of other classic toys and more at this museum of memorabillia! Plus Toy and Banned Toy Museums.

  • Capitola Beach

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    (26 miles) Capitola

    One of the most popular beaches on the West Coast, this Californian beach is perfect for water sports, beach fun and family adventure!

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    Offers a diverse ranging of changing exhibitions generally suitable for the whole family but with principles perhaps best appreciated by over 4s.

  • The Beach Boardwalk

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    This vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.

  • Neptunes Kingdom

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    It's the pirates life with a two story 18 hole mini golf course, and arcades too! Part of Santa Cruz' Beach Boardwalk!