Kids Activities in McFarland

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Go-Karts

Camelot Park

Bakersfield

$30 $15

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Enjoy a go-kart track with stretches and wide curves and a mini-golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, a pink castle, and a windmill

Kern County Museum – Up to 50% Off

Kern County Museum

Bakersfield

$50 $25

See 150-year-old buildings in the Pioneer Village and explore the history of California oil in the Black Gold exhibit

Half Off River Tubing for One or Two

So Cal Rafting

Kernville

$90 $45

Ride along three miles of rapids in one-person tubes; Zorb experience lets you hop into a 12-foot inflatable ball to run across the water

50% Off Party Packages at Boingo's

Boingos Bounce House

Visalia Industrial Park

$275 $137

Two staff members are assigned to each party so parents can relax; color invitations and paper products included

50% Off Bowling at Freeway Lanes

Freeway Lanes

Selma

$52 $26

18 lanes host regular bowling, as well as glow-in-the-dark bowling with colorful lights and music

The Little Gym – Up to 56% Off

The Little Gym

North Fresno

$105 $50

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Noncompetitive classes sharpen motor, social, and creative skills in kids aged 4 months to 12 years

Up to 50% Off Play-Land Membership or Party

Rotary Storyland & Playland

West Fresno

$100 $50

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Memberships provide entrance to storybook playground, unlimited classic amusement rides, and discounted birthday parties for up to 15

Up to 50% Off at Aerosports Fresno

Aerosports Fresno

Hoover

$36 $18

Springy trampolines propel visitors of all ages through arenas and into foam pits during open-jump sessions

Up to 52% Off at Boomers!

Palace Entertainment

Boomers Fresno

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 55% Off at Willow Springs Racing

Willow Springs Racing

Rosamond

$325 $150

In go-karts outfitted with 4-stroke Honda engines, racers reach speeds up to 50-mph as they complete 100-laps around the track

Up to 54% Off Mineral Bath Passes and Food

Mono Hot Springs Resort

Mono Hot Springs

$70 $35

Mineral baths fed by hot springs soothe arthritis and rheumatism; a mountain-view eatery slings steaks and burgers

Up to 53% Off Music Lessons at Gottschalk Music Center

Gottschalk Music Center

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

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

52% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

The Jungle Party House

Clovis

$27 $13

Youngsters scale jungle gym, croon favorite jams at karaoke, bound about in bounce house and concoct arts and crafts at indoor playground

Up to 55% Off Trampoline Park

Jump5150

Santa Clarita

$22 $11

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Jumpers volley themselves off trampolines lining the floor and set at angles along the perimeter and leap into a foam pit

Up to 61% Off from The Woods Art Studio Art Camps

The Woods Art Studio Art Camps

Santa Barbara

$510 $199

Welcoming outdoor studio led by state-certified art teacher pushes kids' creative impulses with teen art camp

Up to 54% Off One Week of Gymnastics and Trampoline Summer Camp

Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club

Santa Barbara

$215 $99

Kids spend five hours a day tumbling, doing gymnastics, and even bouncing on trampolines under the supervision of certified coaches

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – 50% Off

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

Up to 50% Off Children's Dance Camp

Westside Dance

Santa Barbara

$150 $80

Children create art and learn dance styles from hip-hop to flamenco during a week-long summer camp that culminates in a parade

53% Off Week of Music Summer Camp

Girls Rock SB

Santa Barbara

$425 $200

The music camp, open to girls ages 7-15, blends music lessons and original songwriting into a jam-packed week, culminating in a showcase

50% Off Admission to California Oil Museum

California Oil Museum

Santa Paula

$8 $4

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Interactive exhibits walk guests through history of petroleum in California, from geologic formation to old-fashioned oil siphoning

Up to 60% Off at We Rock the Spectrum

We Rock the Spectrum

Santa Clarita

$30 $15

Inclusive, nurturing play environment encourages children across the autism spectrum to explore, socialize, and have fun

60% Off at Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree

Valencia

$124 $49

Memberships cover play sessions and classes on music, sports, and art, which develop creativity and physical skill in kids 5 and younger

Up to 73% Off Kids' Classes at My Gym

My Gym

Santa Clarita Valley

$145 $49

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In classes calibrated to age group, tykes from 6 weeks to 10 years learn physical, cognitive, and social skills

56% Off Music Lessons

Music Studio Of Maegan Wais

Newhall

$50 $22

One hour of learning to play piano and read music in a positive and encouraging environment

Gibbon Conservation Center – Up to 50% Off

Gibbon Conservation Center

Canyon Country

$30 $15

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Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

Wildling Museum – 50% Off

Wildling Museum

Downtown Solvang

$10 $5

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Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

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In 1868, a massive flood rolled down the Sierra Nevada Mountains, carrying tree after uprooted tree in its wake. Once the waters receded, those trees and the very confused squirrels hiding in them covered the Kern River valley. That's right where Thomas Barnes found them. So he cut them into logs and built a cabin from the ground up, then moved in with his wife and seven children. Today, that same cabin stands as one of the buildings within Kern County Museum's Pioneer Village.

The structures here are relics of several different times and places. Some came from old farms in the area, while others once stood on the main streets of towns—such as the Beale Memorial Clock Tower from old Bakersfield. While their original purposes have long since passed, the buildings still spring to life each time a visitor passes through. It's easy to imagine a blacksmith at work at the Calloway Ranch in the late 1800s, or the faithful tellers who saw The Kern Valley Bank through the Great Depression.

A different view of Kern County's history takes center stage inside the museum's other permanent attraction, Black Gold: The Oil Experience. Here, 9,640 square feet of exhibit space reveal how oil forms deep within the earth, as well as methods for its discovery and production. Other displays profile the workers and historical events that ultimately led to Kern County claiming 64% of California’s oil production.

3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
US

Roars, growls, and clanking metal clamors from behind the castle walls. This is Camelot Park, where families can roar around curvy courses in growling go-karts and smack baseballs with aluminum bats at the batting cages. After chasing checkered flags and practicing their swings for the zombie apocalypse, guests take it down a notch to putt around waterfalls, a pink castle, and a painted pagoda on the 18-hole mini-golf course. Afterward, guests can play arcade and redemption games inside or fire streams of water at each other from aboard bumper boats. Party packages combine these attractions but throw in pizza, balloons, and a personal party host.

1251 Oak St
Bakersfield,
CA
US

For more than 50 years, wheels have rolled across the hardwood rink at the original Rollerama on 34th Street. People who learned how to skate there as children—or shared a first kiss at the rink's edge—can now bring their own children to make new memories. The sport itself seems as popular as ever, given the crowds that routinely show up to glide around on rented skates and leisurely practice their triple axels. Both of Rollerama's current locations offer plenty of open skate times, along with classic food options such as pizza and hot dogs.

1004 34th St
Bakersfield,
CA
US

The Bakersfield Museum of Art caters to avid aesthetes and casual connoisseurs alike with a prismatic pastiche of regional art and traveling exhibits. Explore western U.S. landscapes through Maynard Dixon's painted works in the Space, Silence, Spirit exhibit, or incite daydreams of horizontal showers and closet waterfalls in Uniquely Ours, an installation boasting the architectural modernism of local homes. In addition to free entry to the museum, members receive access to lectures from celebrated artists, invitations to events, museum discounts, and more.

1930 R St
Bakersfield,
CA
US

My Gym was developed nearly 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, hone new skills, and socially romp off a sugar buzz. The Bakersfield location boasts classes for all developmental degrees from Tiny Tykes to Cardio Kids. Classes are organized according to age level and start as young as three months. View a complete schedule of classes here.

8302 Espresso Dr
Bakersfield,
CA
US

Within the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History's thick, siege-proof walls and beneath its huge, atmosphere-shunning roof are 16,000 square feet of exhibits spanning the subjects of anatomy, astronomy, archaeology, anthropology, biology, geology, and paleontology. Use your two tickets ($7 each) to bring along a fellow fossil fanatic as you explore an array of long-extinct creatures such as the mixosaurus, the dugong, and the VCR repairman. Elsewhere, tap into the geologic history of California, sifting through eons of erosion and millennia of movement. The museum's nooks of knowledge hold exhibits for everyone, with a veritable treasure trove of gems, minerals, and petrified wood wowing the young, the old, and the Highlander alike.

2018 Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
US