Things to do in Sonora with kids

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Vallecito
Moaning Cavern holds the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern that you can see in California. In fact, it's so big, it could hold the entire Statue of Liberty!
Angels camp
Voted BEST FAMILY FUN SPOT in the Motherlode! We have something for EVERYONE! Make a day of it and have fun playing with your kids! Admission includes ALL of our activities and you can play them as much as you like! Rain or shine we are open year...
Angels camp
Angels Camp Museum is located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region.
Groveland
Yosemite Pines RV Park and Campground offers plenty of comforts to make your Yosemite vacation enjoyable and also convenient. Our combination of a great location and resort amenities makes us a popular stop for Yosemite travelers year after year.
Mountain Ranch
Explore incredible natural formations deep underground with California Caverns! A number of tours are offered so the family can explore some amazing and fascinating wonders!
Knights Ferry
River Journey Adventures has been providing fun family rafting trips and raft/kayak rentals for over 26 years. These trips are perfect for families looking to have a great experience in the outdoors. Great for ages 5 and up.
Oakdale
Spend a wonderful day with your family on the Stanislaus River with Sunshine Rafting Adventures. These trips are great for families with children 5 and older!
Volcano
boasts a vast array of stunning formations including huge swathes of rare helictite crystals, explorable by tour for several age ranges.
Modesto
Smash! Crack ! Yay! Experience the thrill of throwing a perfect strike on our new bowling lanes. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Modesto for kids.
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.
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 all work.
Yosemite Village
One of the most iconic national parks in the country, Yosemite National Park has hiking, biking, wildlife and camping. Spectacular family fun!
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 Tamarin.
Lodi
Park including carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course.
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!
Lodi
A huge collection of basically the most fascinating hands on experiements kids can do, and they're not small scale either. Dozens of hands on fun learning experiences covering almost anything scientific you can imagine!
Pixie Woods
(50 Miles)
Stockton
Visit Stockton's own fairyland for the 'young in age and the young at heart.Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California
Stockton
The Stockton Children's Museum is located in downtown Stockton, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in this part of the of the Big Valley!
Badger Pass
(50 Miles)
Wawona
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4yrs and offering 35% green runs; plus tubing with passenger capacity, beginner friendly terrain training park, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Go Bananas
(51 Miles)
Lathrop
Active kids under 10 can spend the day jumping and playing in this indoor fun center!
Markleeville
Skiing and snowboarding with limited green runs but plenty of intermediate, with a special kids only training area with it's own lift service. Cross country and snowshoe centre available.
Apple Hill
(56 Miles)
Camino
Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a miniature train ride, pioneer museum and family play park.
Twin Bridges
Lots of snow related activities for the smalls. It's no fluke that famlies always find themselves smiling, laughing and having more fun at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
Cameron Park
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon. Park also offers tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trail, fishing, boat rentals and picnic areas.
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 orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North Americ...
Rancho Cordoca
Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!
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 jumphouses!
Folsom
The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity.
Carmichael
Laser tag is action packed fun! Laser tag is a high tech, live action laser game played in a themed arena where special effects, fog, laser beams; pulse-pumping music and other players create an exciting, entertaining adventure.
Wildwood South Lake Tahoe
Skiing and snowboarding lessons and open routes catering to all ages and abilities; snow tubing; mountain gondola; ski bikes and a host of summer activities.
Sacramento
The Museum is home to the Challenger Space Program and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles and insects on display. Exhibits include hands-on "exploration stations" that focus on the na...
Sacramento
Family fun center with golf, bumper cars, race boats, slides, roller coasters and more. Fun for the whole family!
Sacramento
Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages.
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 new attraction the Scandia Sky Screamer.
Roseville
Vortex, Revolution and StormRider are three progressive bowl type slides that are ridden solo or with friends on a duo in-line tube or quad cloverleaf raft. These rides offer a progression of thrills for even the most experienced water sliders.
Funderland
(72 Miles)
Sacramento
Funderland is a small-scale, old-fashioned amusement park and is perfect for tots aged 2 to 12. Admission to Funderland is FREE. Each ride requires 1 ticket per person ($1.50 Monday Friday & $1.75 weekends and holidays). An unlimited ride wristb...
Fairytale Town
(72 Miles)
Sacramento
Since 1959, Fairytale Town has been a treasured place of laughter, memories, learning and family fun.
Sacramento Zoo
(72 Miles)
Sacramento
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
McClellan
In 2007 over 100,000 visitors came to the Aerospace Museum of California to view its unique collection of military and civilian aircraft, engine exhibit, use the educational programs, and enjoy the Da Vinci Experience exhibit.
Sacramento
A complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North Americas most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone!
Sacramento
The museum, opened by Governor Pete Wilson in 1991, is the official military museum and historical research center of the State of California.
Sacramento
The Discovery Museum History Center in Old Sacramento features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Sacramento for kids.
South Lake Tahoe
Guided HorsebackTrails Rides Daily AND Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Rides!
Genoa
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local businessman, rancher and politician, Dangberg star...
Antioch
Antioch features a small municipal water park with five water slides. The park is very reasonably priced. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California
Bodie Ghost Town
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(76 Miles)
Bridgeport
Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people.
Genoa
Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group facilities are available.
Mammoth Lakes
Ski and snowboard lessons and facilities on a vast scale, with a kiddies' tubing and play park, trick development area, air gondola and interpretive centre.
Mindon
An active and fun way to improve movement through educational classes designed for all age groups and levels of physical ability.
Friant
kids can view over a million fish in all stages of development, plus watch them jump and feed them as you go round.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Sonora with kids

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Its All About Fun

(38 Miles) Indoor Play in Modesto

2

Pixie Woods

(50 Miles) Indoor Play in Stockton

3

The Serpentarium

(49 Miles) Zoos in Lodi

4

Barrel of Monkeez

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Angels camp

5

Micke Grove Zoo

(49 Miles) Zoos in Lodi

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World of Wonders Science Museum

(50 Miles) Museums in Lodi

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Childrens Museum of Stockton

(50 Miles) Museums in Stockton

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Black Chasm Cavern

(34 Miles) Caves and Mines in Volcano

9

Micke Grove Regional Park

(49 Miles) Kids Fun in Lodi

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Angels Camp Museum

(11 Miles) Museums in Angels camp

Fun places to visit in Sonora with kids

California is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of California's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in California with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in California - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in CA