Kids Activities in Marina

One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Pleasure Point

$20 $11

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$30 $15

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

$15 for Carnival Rides from Midway of Fun at San Benito County Fair(Up to $30 Value)

Midway of Fun

Hollister

$30 $15

The 30 ride tickets or unlimited-ride wristband grants access to carnival rides in fair packed with food and fun

$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

$60 $34

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

$40 $18

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$95 for Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons at Chris Bryant Guitar School ($225 Value)

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$225 $95

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

Five or Eight Kids' Sports Training Sessions, or One Month of Unlimited Training at KidSportzUSA (Up to 51% Off)

KidSportzUSA

Campbell

$99 $49

Children ages 3–12 play indoor sports including soccer, basketball, and karate; agility training aimes to improve balance, speed and agility

$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

$140 $70

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Visit for Two or Four to the San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

$16 $15

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Surprising and playful contemporary art dating back to the mid-20th century, including LED light sculpture, photography, and new media

$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

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

6, 8, or 10 Games of Laser Tag at Zaps Zone or NorCal Laser Tag, Courtesy of Laser Tag Tickets (Up to 56% Off)

Laser Tag Tickets

Multiple Locations

$48 $24

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Tromp through a two-level 6,200-sq.-ft. arena, or zap opponents with long-range lasers on an outdoor field

Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

$499 $225

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

Two Hours of Open Play or 90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 50% Off)

Silver Creek Sportsplex

Edenvale

$28 $14

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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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Two Hours of Trampoline Jump Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 33% Off). Four Options Available.

Sky High Sports

Multiple Locations

$18 $12

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Bounce on wall-to-wall trampolines, dodge-ball courts, and a cushiony foam pit

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

$16 $10

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Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

$129 for a Two-Hour Trampoline Birthday Party Package for 10 Kids at Great Jump Sports (Up to $250 Value)

Great Jump Sports

Milpitas

$250 $129

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Party package invites up to 10 youngsters to work up an appetite during trampoline time, and then slay it with pizza and pop

$25 for a Family Outing for Two Adults and Two Children ($44 Value)

Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

$44 $25

Pony rides and a petting zoo entertain families

5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 60% Off)

Pump It Up

Union City

$45 $19

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Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Courtyard and Corn Maze with Option for Haunted Corn Maze for Two, Four, or Six at Fantozzi Farms (Up to 56% Off)

Fantozzi Farms

Patterson

$18 $9

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Farm offers 25-acre corn maze with 5 miles of paths, kid-friendly activities, and haunted corn maze on October evenings

One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$165 $79

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during weekly 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up

Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

5, 10, or 15 Kids' Drop-In Play Sessions at PartiPalooza (Up to 60% Off)

PartiPalooza

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

$39.99 for a $50 Gift Card for Racing at GoKart Racer

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

$50 $39.99

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Sodi RX 7 go-karts burn rubber during 10-minute races around indoor road courses

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Tracy

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at West Valley Bowl in Tracy (Up to 74% Off)

West Valley Bowl

Tracy

$29 $9

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Bowling center outfits feet with lane-approved kicks before challenging groups of two or four to trio of pin-punishing bouts

$50 for Four Children's Motor-Skills Classes at Pediatric Motor Playground ($157 Value)

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

$25 for Three Private Music Lessons at Barker's Music ($75 Value)

Barker's Music

Modesto

$75 $25

Talented instructors help students master the guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, or piano

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Haunted House Visit for Two or Four with Pumpkins at Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch (Up to 52% Off)

Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch

Piedmont Avenue

$26 $14

Haunted house spooks guests with a spider’s lair and shrinking hallway; stock up on Halloween supplies such as pumpkins and decorations

Admission to LaserMania for Two, Four, or Six at Chabot Space & Science Center (Up to 54% Off)

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland

$28 $14

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Enjoy a fusion of art and science with a 360-degree laser-light show set to the music of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, or U2

Admission to the Oakland Zoo for One Child or Adult (Up to 32% Off)

Oakland Zoo

Oakland

$11.75 $8

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Historic zoo houses more than 660 animals such as giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, alligators, and Malayan sun bears

5 or 10 Open-Play Times at Pump It Up of Oakland (Up to 46% Off)

Pump It Up of Oakland

Oakland Waterfront

$45 $29

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bounce houses, slides, and inflatables

Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (Half Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

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Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

Open-Studio Admission, Art Party, or Facility Rental at The Museum of Children's Arts (Up to 36% Off)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

$14 $9

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Children experiment with mixed media during open studio or create a themed project during parties; 1,000-sq.-ft. space for memorable events

$18 for $35 Worth of Themed Kids' Parties, Miniature Mani-Pedis, and Makeovers at Pretty in Pink Unique Party Boutique

Pretty in Pink Unique Party Boutique

Ripon

$35 $18

Girls ages three and up receive miniature mani-pedis or princess-themed makeovers, which include up-dos adorned with glitter and a tiara=

One Family or Family Plus Membership to Aquarium of the Bay (Up to 47% Off)

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

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Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

Trampoline Park Visit for Up to 2, 4, or 10 at House of Air (Up to 36% Off)

House of Air

San Francisco

$32 $21

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Jumpers leap from 42 conjoined trampolines inside "The Matrix", compete in games of trampoline dodgeball, or soar inside the new Kids Court

Historic Angel Island Tram Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Angel Island Company (Up to Half Off)

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$90 $45

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One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

$31 $12

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Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

Individual or Family Membership at the Cartoon Art Museum (40% Off)

Cartoon Art Museum

Yerba Buena

$45 $27

A year of admission and other perks at a museum that celebrates all cartoons, from anime and video games to TV shows and Sunday funnies

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

$24 $12

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities San Francisco (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience Packages for 2, 4, or Up to 15 at 7D Experience (Up to 56% Off)

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide; Dodge laser beams during LaZer Challenge

$30 for Armory Tour for Two at SF Armory (Up to $50 Value)

SF Armory

Mission

$50 $30

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Employees lead 90-minute tours for guests aged 18 & older through five floors of historic armory & elaborate adult-film sets

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Museum of the African Diaspora (Up to 46% Off)

Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena

$65 $35

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Museum with permanent and rotating interactive exhibits on the history of the African diaspora and the artistic reactions it has inspired

One-Hour Batting-Cage Sessions at The ClubHouse Training Schools (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

The ClubHouse Training Schools

San Francisco

$80 $29

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

One-Year Membership to the Conservatory of Flowers (40% Off). Five Options Available.

Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park

$40 $24

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Galleries of orchids, water lilies, ancient tropical plants, and planters inside North America's oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory

$20 for $36 Worth of Pottery Painting — DIY Ceramics

Diy Ceramics

Redeem from Home

$36 $20

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$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Admission for Two or Four to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium (Up to 40% Off)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Fisherman's Wharf

$41.98 $25

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10,000-square-foot emporium of oddness collects real-life wonders to provide strange delight for all ages

Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 51% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

$76 $39

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

Individual or Family Membership to The Mexican Museum (Up to 48% Off)

The Mexican Museum

Fort Mason Center

$60 $35

A visit to the museum shows off centuries of art from artists with unique perspectives

Two or Four 30-Minute In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (51% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

$999 $450

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

Admission for 2, 4, 6, or Up to 15 at The GLBT History Museum (Up to 52% Off)

The GLBT History Museum

Castro

$10 $5

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Encompassing 100 years of the city's GLBT history, the museum includes sections on drag culture, radical activists, and the AIDS epidemic

$145 for One-Hour Animal Education Class at Animals Galore & More (51% Off)

Animals Galore & More

On Location

$295 $145

Wildlife experts help foster feelings of goodwill towards nature in kids with up-close lessons with piglets, parrots, turtles, and rabbits

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Gottschalk Music Center (Up to 53% Off)

Gottschalk Music Center

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Students can learn to play the guitar or piano or wood-wind, brass, and string instruments

One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

$162.50 $79

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

One Visit for 1 Adult and 2 Kids or Unlimited Visits for 3 People at Habitot Children's Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Habitot Children's Museum

Downtown Berkeley

$28 $14

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Habitot builds infants’ and young kids' creative-thinking and problem-solving skills through exhibits, art studio, and educational programs

$16.50 for Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two at Albany Bowl (Up to $30 Value)

Albany Bowl

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

One-Hour Paddleboarding Session for One on a Weekday or Weekend at Wake Island Watersports (Up to 50% Off)

Wake Island Watersports

Roseville

$20 $10

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Guests paddle across the calm waters of a scenic, 8-acre lagoon

Passes that Provide Discounts on Local Activities for One or Two from Adventures Pass (Up to 97% Off)

Adventures Pass

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $59

Passes give holders discounts on activities such as fly fishing, clay shooting, paragliding, horseback riding, wakeboarding, and paintball

Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 60% Off)

Pump It Up

Concord

$45 $19

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Kids jump and play on inflatable attractions such as slides and obstacle courses

$29 for 4 Adult or Teen Parkour Classes with 1 Month of Open-Gym at Apex Movement NorCal ($145 Value)

APEX Movement NorCal

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 55% Off)

Pump It Up

Oakley

$40 $19

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Kids expend their energy of fun inflatable bounce houses, slides, and attractions; located indoors for all-weather play

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Though still the same game at heart, the bowling competitions at Valley Center Bowl take on a sci-fi spin. The center's 30 lanes use flat-screen televisions to report bowlers' scores, play 3-D graphics, and display a digital clock counting down to the robot uprising. During events such as the Rock-N-Bowl, black and colorful lights dance along the walls and floors while videos pour from six 42-inch screens. Electronic entertainment coaxes visitors away from the lanes an into a newly remodeled, 3,200-square-foot redemption arcade that sits beside the Lazer Frenzy laser maze. Recently renovated with comfortable seating and flat-panel screens, Monterey Lanes entices bowlers of all ages to strive for a perfect 300 score while enjoying good company and crisp refreshments from the cocktail lounge. Weekend glow bowling and an onsite arcade keep gamers amused, and the pro shop caters to more serious bowlers. Monterey Lanes routinely lends its slick surfaces to charity events, such as Bowl Over Breast Cancer.

2161 Fremont St
Monterey,
CA
US

An old-fashioned marquee sign hangs above the entrance to Osio Cinemas, its hand-placed letters broadcasting the six films currently being screened. While the selection changes weekly, the theater always carefully curates a selection of popular films, documentaries, and independent features. That eye for artistry even extends to the refreshments?besides classic popcorn scooped at the concession stand, the on-site Cafe Lumiere serves up slices of cheesecake, squares of brownies, and generally round cups of espresso, all of which may be brought into the theater.

350 Alvarado St
Monterey,
CA
US

Tucked into the tranquil foothills of Mount Madonna, BellaMar Training Stables and Riding School educates students of all abilities either inside one of two arenas or on the airy stretches of the facility's many trails. Head instructor Elizabeth guides riders through every level of equitation and instructs more advanced students on the styles of dressage and eventing.

New riders begin with private lessons, during which they learn such skills as correct position, grooming, and cleaning tack. Private lessons also maintain an overarching focus on good sportsmanship, emphasizing both respect as well as the importance of never spiking a helmet after a flawless trot. As riders improve, they can then move on to semiprivate or group lessons.

295 Webb Rd
Watsonville,
CA
US

Founded by equine enthusiasts Jordan and Valerie Fox, who draw on more than 15 years of experience in training and rescuing horses, Fox Equine at 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 12 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

Horse and Heart is a creative outdoor adventure with a special horse partner you choose. Learn to ride naturally, experience horses as friendly teachers in Equine Experiential Learning, attend our fantastic Summer Camps that in addition to horse play offer Aerial Acrobatics, Art, Dance, Theatre, the Ocean and the Redwoods.

5017 Ironwood Drive
Soquel,
CA
US