Kids Activities in Ripon

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Boomers! (Up to 47% Off)

Boomers!

Landmark Business Center

$29.99 $16.99

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

$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

$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

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

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Admission for Adults and Children, Students, or Seniors at The Serpentarium (50% Off)

The Serpentarium

Lodi

$10 $5

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Explore 2 floors and 3,000 square feet of space filled with more than 50 different species of reptiles, as well as insects and pet supplies

Science-Museum Visit at World of Wonders (50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Wonders

Lodi

$20 $10

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More than 50 hands-on experiments and exhibits teach kids and adults how light, sound, sight, and motion work

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

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

$10 for 108 Batting-Cage Pitches at San Ramon Sports ($20 Value)

San Ramon Sports

San Ramon

$20 $10

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Batting cages lob softballs or hurl baseballs at 35–80 mph

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

Belle's Enchanted Party or Magical Tea Party with Alice at The Fabulous Party People (Up to 45% Off)

The Fabulous Party People

Berryessa

$20 $11

Kids meet their favorite character, like Belle or Alice, at a fantastical meet-and-greet that includes photos, crafts, and sing-alongs

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

$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

$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

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

Admission and Lunch for Two or Four at Aqua Adventure Water Park (Up to 44% Off)

Aqua Adventure

Irvington

$55.54 $31

This family-friendly water park features all-ages water slides, pools for tots and adults, and other watery attractions

60, 90, or 120 Minutes of Bowling with Shoe Rental for up to Six at Cloverleaf Family Bowl (Up to 65% Off)

Cloverleaf Family Bowl

Irvington

$50 $25

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50-year-old bowling center features updated bumpers, glow bowling, a sports bar, a food court, and plenty of special events

$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

One Hour of Outdoor Laser Tag for Up to Four or Up to Six People at Laser Recon (Up to 68% Off)

Laser Recon

Morgan Hill

$80 $29

Players scramble across outdoor field and strive to complete challenging and fun missions

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

$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

Two Hours of Sports Play for Up to Two or Four Children at MED-X Sports & Fitness Center (Up to 68% Off)

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

$30 $12

Children aged 5 to 12 increase activity levels as they choose from sports and wellness fun aimed at building balance and agility

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

Ryan Acosta Music

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

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

$25 for Five One-Hour Jungle-Gym Open-Play Sessions at Safari Run ($40 Value)

Safari Run Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

$40 $25

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Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

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

$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

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

$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

Two-Hour Indoor Jump Session for 2 or 4 Kids, or Birthday Party for 11 Kids at Jump Highway (Up to 49% Off)

Jump Highway

Fairfield

$48 $26

10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines and foam pits welcome jumpers of all ages; party package with pizza

$5 for a Fun Card with 110 Credits at Scandia Family Center ($10 Value)

Scandia Family Center

Fairfield

$10 $5

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Nine-acre park with two mini-golf courses, bumper boats, and arcade with more than 200 games

2 or 4 Go-Kart Races for Adults or Kids with Mini Golf or Arcade Games at Driven Raceway (Up to 51% Off)

Driven Raceway

Multiple Locations

$46 $22.99

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Electric go-karts hurtle along a winding track at speeds of up to 45 mph; mini golf and arcade games

Admission for Two or Four to Raging Waters Sacramento (Up to 41% Off)

Raging Waters Sacramento

North Sacramento

$63.98 $39.99

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More than 25 water attractions ranging from thrilling five-story plunges to relaxing trips around an 800-foot-long lazy river

$35 for a Bowling Package for Up to Six on Sunday–Thursday at Country Club Lanes ($119 Value)

Country Club Lanes

Arden - Arcade

$119 $35

Bowling alley with 48 professional lanes and two video arcades hosts games for up to six players

$25 for a 10-Visit Putting Course Card at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex ($50 Value)

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

$50 $25

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Complex immerses golfers in facilities for swing development, gear procurement, and rounds on courses once walked by legendary players

$49 for $98 Worth of Music Lessons — Sac Valley Guitar

Sac Valley Guitar

Sacramento

$98 $49

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

$20 for Laser Tag for Up to Four with Drinks and Arcade Credits at Lazer X (Up to $77 Value)

Lazer X

Arden - Arcade

$77 $20

During games, players face off in a 3,500 sq. ft. laser-tag arena with two levels, mirrors, and other obstacles

$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of Two from Sierra Adventure Sports on Sunday, September 21 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

River City Saloon

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Sacramento as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

Tickets to a Courtyard Classic-Film Screening at Crocker Art Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Crocker Art Museum

Downtown

$16 $9

Classic, family-friendly films screened in the Crocker Art Museum courtyard; includes museum admission on the day of each screening

$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

Two or Four Open-Play Visits at The Bounce Spot (50% Off)

The Bounce Spot

Southport

$14 $7

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Indoor inflatable playground with 65-foot-long obstacle course, 16-foot slide, and fenced-in toddler area with ball pit, toys, and books

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

5 or 10 Open-Play Times at Pump It Up of Oakland (Up to 56% Off)

Pump It Up of Oakland

Oakland Waterfront

$45 $23

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

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

Visit for Four or One-Year Individual or Archivist Membership to the San Mateo County History Museum (60% Off)

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

$20 $11

Underneath the stately dome of Old County Courthouse, visitors and scholars pore over archives and engage with hands-on exhibits

$35 for a Splat Master Party for Up to 12 Kids, Aged 8–12 at Midway Paintball Facility ($189 Value)

Midway Paintball

Hartley

$189 $35

Kids aged 8–12 dodge paintballs across six outdoor fields with buildings, inflatable cover, and natural terrain during Splat Master parties

General Admission for Two, Four, or Six Adults to Filoli (Up to 55% Off)

Filoli

Woodside, California

$40 $19.99

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654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens, nature preserve, and stately house filled with antiques and paintings

$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

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The dazzling, art-deco exterior of The State Theatre sends moviegoers back in time to Hollywood’s heyday. The elegant 1934 theater eschews the big-budget productions and 3D infomercials of today’s movie industry and instead screens classic films and indie features. On opening nights, The State Theatre often hosts Skype Q&A sessions with the directors and other filmmakers.

1307 J St
Modesto,
CA
US

Many people's favorite memories are born at Yosemite as they scale its epic cliffs, spot mule deer among its fields of wildflowers, or feel the mist of waterfalls thundering down from hundreds or thousands of feet above. The expert photographers of YExplore help visitors preserve those memories with shots that truly capture the grandeur of the land, with all its subtle gradations of light and color.

All of Y Explore's guides live in or around Yosemite, and harbor a deep knowledge of the area's geology and natural history. While the crowds line up to ascend El Capitan or look at that one acorn that's pretty big, Y Explore leads its students down paths stamped with far fewer footprints. There, you'll be free to practice the finer points of composition, lighting, perspective, depth of field, and other photographic concepts?resulting in stunning images of landscapes, flora and fauna, and sunsets.

Y Explore LLC P.O. Box 4951
Sonora,
CA
US

The echoes of spheres hitting wood and toppling pins, followed by celebratory cheers bounce from lane-to-lane inside West Valley Bowl seven days per week. Competitors of all ages clash during league play, open lane games, or cosmic bowling on Fridays and Saturdays, which, in between frames, shifts the spotlight onto a live deejay and karaoke performances. After attempting to climb onto the top scores list by using perfect form or bribing crooked pins to "trip over", bowlers can waltz into the center's lounge, where electric dart boards, pool tables, and televisions provide an oil-free alternative to the gleam of bowling lanes. For further refreshment, Johnny's Diner refuels sphere-flingers with burgers and sandwiches, and an on-site pro shop helps players improve games with equipment upgrades and bifocals for older balls.

2365 East St
Tracy,
CA
US

At Arcade Zone, fun diversions are the name of the game. Racing video games, Skee-ball, and hoop-it-up jump-shot games keep kids busy and engaged. The center also features inflatable bounce attractions where kids can expel their pent-up kinetic energy. And for birthdays and other celebrations, Arcade Zone offers private rooms for hosting parties.

3250 N Tracy Blvd
Tracy,
CA
US

The Stockton Indoor Sports Complex celebrates fast-paced sports and recreation with public-skate sessions, roller hockey, and roller-derby contests. During public-skate sessions, adults and kids lace up old-fashioned quads or in-line skates and glide around the center's hockey-rink-sized floor. Add a couple goals to the floor, and it's ready for youth- and adult-hockey leagues or indoor-soccer matches?the complex's only skate-free activity aside from bathroom breaks and oft-discouraged handstands.

For those who prefer to spectate, the Port City Roller Girls zip around the track on select days, shouldering opposing teams into the boards as they entertain fans during grueling roller-derby matches. On special occasions, the rink's private party rooms are available for birthday parties replete with pizza, hot dogs, and soliloquies lamenting the fleeting nature of one's youth.

3251 N Ad Art Rd.
Stockton,
CA
US