Kids Activities in Orcutt

$20 for $40 Worth of Games, Lane Rental, and Shoe Rental at Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond

Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond

Goleta

24 lanes host glow bowling and live DJs; on-site restaurant with 40 on-tap beers

$40 $20

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Santa Barbara Zoo Admission for a Couple or Family with Train Rides, Climbing, and Giraffe Feedings (Up to 40% Off)

Santa Barbara Zoo

East Beach

Explore the zoo in 2.5 hours or 1/2 day, taking in a view of the Pacific Ocean and more than 140 different animal species

$58 $35

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60-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two from Soma Get Fit (Up to 80% Off)

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Santa Barbara Downtown

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

$125 $25

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for Two or Four (50% Off)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara

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.

$24 $12

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Visit for Adults and Kids to Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available. 

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Waterfront

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

$30 $15

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Three Pop-In Playtime or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

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

$27 $13

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (Half Off)

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

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

$10 $5

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Standup-Paddleboarding Rental for One or Two at Channel Islands Kayak Center (Up to 64% Off)

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

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

$89.95 $35

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Admission for Two or Four to the California Oil Museum (50% Off)

California Oil Museum

Santa Paula

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

$8 $4

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Public Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield (Up to 59% Off)

San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center

Downtown Bakersfield

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

$22 $9

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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Mini Golf and Go-Karts for Two or Four at Camelot Park (Up to 50% Off)

Camelot Park

Bakersfield

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

$30 $15

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Kern County Museum Visit for Two or Five (Up to 50% Off)

Kern County Museum

Bakersfield

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

$50 $25

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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

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 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

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