Kids Activities in Live Oak

Up to 82% Off Lawn-Bowling Club Membership

Santa Cruz

$74 $19

Members get three or six months of unlimited practice rolling unbalanced bowls toward a target ball with precision

55% Off

Los Gatos

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Private Lessons from Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$45 $19

Musician bases his curriculum on simple chords and chord progressions, teaching students in whatever genre of music most interests them

50% Off Kids' Wilderness Skills Adventure Camp

Saratoga

$800 $399

Wilderness survival skills include lessons on building fires, collecting water, identifying plants, and constructing shelter

Up to 50% Off Kid's Summer Camp

Campbell

$198 $99

Kids spend the summer building balance & agility through sports & wellness activities with a focus on fun; can choose from many activities

50% Off Music Lessons

Campbell

$140 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 42% Off from Blue Ocean Whale Watch

Dock B

$50 $29

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Trained naturalist leads trips that pass by killer whales, humpback whales, blue whales, and dolphins in their natural habitat

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

24 Hour Fitness- San Jose

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Britannia Arms

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Kids' Indoor Open Play Visits at The Duck Pond

South San Jose

$50 $25

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Children play and learn through crafts, music, and camaraderie at a nonprofit play center

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

57% Off Arcade Visits and Prizes in San Jose

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

Up to 63% Off Kids' Open Play or Skating

San Jose

$24 $10

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Kids aged 18 months–12 years cavort on the indoor play area's inflatable obstacle courses; kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

San Pedro Street Market

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; participants gulp drink specials at after party

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Chris’ Whale Watching Tours – Up to 29% Off

Monterey

$35 $24.99

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

Mountain View

$30 $15

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History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

Up to 65% Off Music Classes for Toddlers

Mountain View

$126 $59

Children explore sounds through singing, moving, listening & playing instruments, as well as verbalization & visualization of musical ideas

Up to 55% Off Trampoline Jump Time

Milpitas

$44 $22.99

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Bouncing and dodge-ball courts housed inside air-conditioned arena with music, arcade, and pizzeria

Up to Half Off Freshly Grown Lemons

Multiple Locations

$18 $12

Certified naturally grown lemons from a family-operated ranch

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

Up to 52% Off at the Biggest Little Airshow

San Carlos

$28 $14

Stunt pilot Carl Liepold and his full-sized Yak-55 join realistic jet- and propeller-powered model planes, helicopters, and rockets

50% Off Five-Day Girls' Summer Art Adventure Camp

Belmont

$555 $275

Fun and educational art camps for girls combine creative opportunities with the chance to learn about business and culinary skills

Up to 55% Off Rides and Games at Gama Ride

Belmont

$20 $10

After taking a ride on a 3D or 6D roller coaster, friends take their tokens and compete in air-hockey or races with super bikes and cars

50% Off Farm Day or Kids’ Party at Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

$40 $21

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Pony rides and petting-zoo visits entertain families, and youngsters celebrate milestones with farm-themed shindigs

Up to 57% Off Pony Rides or Petting Zoo Party

Half Moon Bay

$70 $35

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Students can learn to ride ponies; or, bring a pony or barnyard animals to a party with the mobile petting zoo

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

55% Off Lap Swimming at Burlingame Aquatic Club

Burlingame

$175 $79

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Successful club responsible for renowned aquatic athletes welcomes lap swimmers for exercise or relaxation

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 52% Off Bowling in Castro Valley

Castro Valley

$26 $13

32-lane facility provides automatic scoring & bumpers for young bowlers

Up to 60% Off Kids' Indoor Play Sessions

Livermore

$50 $25

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Indoor play arena feeds all appetites for activity with a climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, bowling alley, and karaoke stage

Up to 66% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

South San Francisco

$80 $29

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Indoor batting cages at a 17,000-square-foot facility staffed by professional coaches and professional baseball scouts

$30 to Attend the Apollo 11 Anniversary featuring Buzz Aldrin

Alameda

$30 $30

WWII aircraft carrier celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a science festival where Buzz Aldrin himself is the guest of honor

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Founded by equine expert Sharon North-Pohl, who draws on more than 20 years of experience in training and rescuing horses, Willow Pond Ranch's trainers provide rich educational experiences during lessons and day camps. At the redwood-ensconced ranch’s riding school, students are matched with one of 17 gentle horses and ponies after instructors consider skill level, personality, and quality of whinny. The covered riding arena enables educational trotting even when rabid snowflakes are on the prowl in the scenic foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where the horse-rescuing ranch nestles its stables.

505 Alfadel Ln
Soquel,
CA
US

More than any particular riding style or program, Rosy Smiley's goal for her students is to foster a strong bond of respect and understanding between horses and their riders. Herself an equestrian enthusiast since the age of 5 and a degree-holder in equine science, she possesses much experience in this realm. Training regimens follow the path of hunter/jumper or pleasure riding in the English and Western disciplines, all held at a facility with a large outdoor arena, a round pen, and a 1-acre pasture.

6501 Freedom Boulevard
Aptos,
CA
US

With permanent exhibitions including an observation beehive, snake display, and touch pool full of wiggly aquatic life, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History appeals to both individuals and families looking to learn more about the naturally occurring world around them. The museum's current exhibition, Bones: An Inside Look at Nature, explores adaptation and biodiversity by looking at the skeletons of different animals, a bone-crown topped with the skelegem of a never before seen whale fossil, whose age is counted in the millions.

1305 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The Museum of Art and History's magical meld of contemporary art and Santa Cruz County history came into being in 1996, when the art museum and the Santa Cruz Historical Society were fused. An individual membership gets you free admission to the museum's diverse collection, invitations to members-only exhibition previews, a discount to the museum's public programs, and, among other benefits, resistance to the wail of the banshee. Revisit the days of writing on paper and typing with one finger at the Don’t Forget to Write: Correspondence in the Pre-Electronic Age exhibit, which compares 1918 wartime letters with 2010 Facebook posts and showcases out-of-date communication methods, such as typewriters, fountain pens, and styrofoam cups connected by floss. Machines of Memory: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Joseph Zirker, an exhibit about the Bay Area printmaker's innovative work and methods, displays three- and two- dimensional compositions aglow with biomorphic shapes and symbols.

705 Front St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

"The Nick" showcases alternative, foreign, and art-house films in a theater steeped in the stylings of Hollywood. Beyond the elegant marquee lights, in a smoothly styled lobby, the walls are accented with stained-glass detailing comedy and tragedy masks. The retro chic movie house boasts two intimate and two large screens, which will soon play host to a bevy of upcoming shows. Current features include Academy Award nominees Black Swan, Another Year, The Illusionist, and Biutiful, the story of a crime boss who is diagnosed with a serious illness which forces him to reconcile his good intentions with his lawless lifestyle.

210 Lincoln St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory has long been at the forefront of marine research. Opened in 1978, the UCSC-affiliated center is set on a bluff overlooking the rich natural laboratory of Monterey Bay, called the “Serengeti of the Sea” for its diversity of marine life. Complementing the laboratory's mission to advance knowledge of the marine environment, the 20,000-square-foot Seymour Marine Discovery Center opened in 2000 to educate the public about the bay and the process of scientific research. Carefully designed to resemble a lab rather than a traditional museum, the center's hands-on exhibits delve into specific research projects while colorfully answering such questions as "what is science?" and "why is science important?" Aquariums and touch tanks facilitate up-close encounters with marine life, and an 87-foot blue whale skeleton—one of the largest in the world—soars majestically outside.

100 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz,
CA
US