Kids Activities in Nipomo

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

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

Up to 50% Off Public Skating with Skate Rental

San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center

Downtown Bakersfield

$22 $11

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Two or four guests strap on rental skates and glide around an indoor climate-controlled rink set to under 60 degrees

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

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

52% Off Bounce-House Admissions

Pump It Up

Ventura

$27 $13

Lauded by Parents magazine, center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

40% Off Miniature Golf and Arcade Games

Golf N Stuff

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$30 $18

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Play one of two miniature golf courses before hitting the arcade, home to more than 100 games

50% Off Music Lessons

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

$30 $15

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

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

Half Off at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

Up to 64% Off Standup-Paddleboarding Rental

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$89.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson before solo or paired paddleboarders explore the harbor

Up to 50% Trampolining or Party at Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports

Camarillo

$18 $8.99

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360 degrees of trampolines with specially spring-loaded frame; trampoline dodgeball and special kids-only zone for younger guests

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Hop-n-Play's indoor playground extends beyond the usual dimensions of fun. Apart from being climbable, slidable, and bouncable, nearly every play piece is also moveable. Toddlers can ride balls suspended from a spinning palm tree, or balance inside a slowly rotating hamster-wheel. Flowing water even makes an appearance, cascading down a tiny slide that's encased in clear plastic to prevent anyone from getting wet or ruining their makeup.

But each unique and safely padded attraction does more than entertain. While romping and running under the watchful eye parents, kids develop their muscle coordination and sense of space. And they can develop them late into the evening—families can show up ready for bed during the last business hour of the day, known as "pajama play."

Tanforan Shopping Center, 1150 El Camino Real, Ste 142
San Bruno,
CA
US

At Boomers!, thrill-seeking families and fun-enabling friends can attack a variety of appealing attractions, including mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, and the button-mashing joys housed inside the exhilarating game room. The Vista location entertains families of sharpshooters with a blacklight-illuminated laser-tag arena before little ones climb and crawl through the Kidopolis play area. The El Cajon and San Diego locations let rivals celebrate the spirit of competition as they fly past each other in speedy go-karts or have a snail-paced Ferris wheel race at the kid's county fair. Unlimited pass holders at the El Cajon location can also scale the 32-foot-tall climbing wall, which, like America, enables citizens to climb to the top via myriad routes.

2250 Preisker Lane
Santa Maria,
CA
US

Helmed by photo instructor Hal “Bull” Schmitt, Light Photographic Workshops simplify Adobe programs with single-day, eight-hour sessions designed to turn Photoshop neophytes into pic-enhancing masters. The course will delve into Lightroom’s powerful, easy-to-use sliders, tools, and basic editing functions for removing apparitional pic crashers. Though not required, students are welcome to bring their Lightroom 3–equipped laptop to the class to follow along with the lesson plan or a notepad and quill pen to take notes. Upon completing the course, each student takes home an instructional DVD with more than 8 hours of material for multimedia reminders of the class’s subject matter and a 40 percent discount on their first fine art, photo, or fine-art gallery canvas wrap print order through Light Workshops. Students are encouraged to bring either a bagged lunch or lunch money to save personal computers and fellow students from accidental ingestions.

1060 Los Osos Valley Rd
Los Osos,
CA
US

At Ostrich Land, visitors quickly learn that ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand—they'd much rather bury them in a bowl of food that you hold out in front of you. They're also not fond of waiting their turn, and at any given moment, you might have four beaks dipping into your supply. The experience is a far cry from throwing bread at ducks or pigeons. These birds are the world's largest: they can reach up to 9 feet in height and weigh 350 pounds. At top speed, they hit 45 miles per hour on their massive, two-toed feet.

Having been raised around people and trained to eat from outstretched bowls, the park's 50 ostriches and emus welcome spectators from their savannah-like enclosure. They're also celebrities in their own right, with bit roles in the film Sideways as well appearances in a Santa Maria Times video feature and a tongue-in-cheek homage in an episode of The Simpsons. Dispensing the animals' supper is only one way in which guests can get close—a stop inside the gift shop reveals shelves of ready-to-cook ostrich and emu eggs, ostrich feather dusters, and savory ostrich meat shipped in from a separate farm not affiliated with Ostrich Land. Also in stock are vials of emu oil, a substance with anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that can soothe the skin.

610 E Highway 246
Solvang,
CA
US

Herds of wild horses and burros—about 400 in total—roam the 300-acre Return to Freedom sanctuary, where they're free to exhibit the natural behaviors and social structures they came to know in the wild. However, for many of the horses, it hasn't been an easy journey to their new home. Government roundups displaced these wild steeds from public lands, forcing many into auction, where they were sold off to the highest bidder. Their stories are harrowing, which is why Return to Freedom works tirelessly to help these wild horses resume their natural ways of life. Visitors of the sanctuary can observe these creatures on walking tours and safaris, getting up close and personal with the five herd families that traverse the lands.

PO Box 926
Lompoc,
CA
US

Ann Byron has made a career of customized equestrian training and coaching across the Western United States. She passes on this expertise to budding horseback riders at her very own barn, Byron Equestrian. Residing at Diamond Hills Equestrian Center, Ann’s venture grants students access to grassy pastures, jumps, and friendly horses that never forget their rider’s birthday. The barn is also a three-day eventing center, training horse-and-rider tandems to compete in the events of dressage, show jumping, and cross-country.

2130 Adobe Canyon Rd
Solvang,
CA
US