Kids Activities in San Carlos

San Mateo County History Museum – Up to 60% Off Visits

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

38% Off Jungle-Gym Open Play at Safari Run

Safari Run

Shoreview

$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

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

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

49% Off Design Camp from Young Outliers

Young Outliers

Palo Alto

$400 $205

Kids attend one of four design-centered summer camps that explore everything from archaeology to music to molecular science

GoKart Racer – 20% Off

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

$50 $40

(336)

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

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

26% Off Whale-Watching Tour

Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat

El Granada

$200 $149

From the deck of the Huli Cat, whale-watchers keep their lids peeled for the towering plumes of spray erupting from majestic humpbacks

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

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 Kids Music Lessons

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

Up to 44% Off Water Park Outing with Lunch

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

38% Off Jungle-Gym Play Sessions at Safari Run

Safari Run Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

$40 $25

(45)

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

56% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Summer Camp

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

$179 $79

Kids learn discipline and martial-arts skills as they exercise bodies and minds through interactive activities such as obstacle courses

Up to 48% Off Trampoline Birthday Party

Great Jump Sports

Milpitas

$250 $129

(55)

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

Madame Tussauds – Up to 40% Off

Madame Tussauds

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Interact with lifelike wax figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg & President Obama at a brand new waterfront wax attraction

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 47% Off Membership

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

(600)

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

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

"I Hate Children Children's Show" – Up to 50% Off

I Hate Children Children's Show

Hotel Rex

$22 $11

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Unscripted magic show featured at the Edinburgh Festival astonishes and cracks up families while inviting kids ages 8+ onstage

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

San Francisco

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Contemporary Jewish Museum – Up to 42% Off

Contemporary Jewish Museum

SoMa

$24 $14

(172)

Explore the history, culture, and ideas of the Jewish community through constantly rotating exhibitions of art and design

Up to Half Off a Historic Angel Island Tram Tour

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$90 $45

(200)

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

The Beat Museum – Up to 61% Off Admission

The Beat Museum

North Beach

$31 $12

(57)

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

7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

(50)

Choose one of two interactive rides that combine roller-coaster movement with interactive laser shooting, surround sound, and 3-D visuals

40% Off Membership at Cartoon Art Museum

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

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

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

Up to 40% Off Armory Tour for Two

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

Up to 46% Off Museum Memberships

Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena

$65 $35

(63)

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

Up to 66% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

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

44% Off Pottery Painting

Diy Ceramics

Redeem from Home

$36 $20

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

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

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

51% Off In-Home Private Guitar Lessons

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

Up to 52% Off Visits to The GLBT History

The GLBT History Museum

Castro

$10 $5

(19)

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

51% Off Animal Education Show

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

"Champions of Magic Live!"– Up to 50% Off Show

"Champions of Magic Live!"

Victoria Theater

$80 $40

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Five internationally acclaimed magicians combine their talents for a show featuring comedy, illusion, and escape artistry

Chabot Space & Science Center — Up to 54% Off LaserMania

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland Park

$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

Up to 46% Off Open-Play Times at Pump It Up of Oakland

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

Half Off Admission to Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

(19)

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

The Museum of Children's Arts – Up to 36% Off Studio or Party

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

Up to 66% Off Bowling

Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl

Dublin

$70 $24

Bowlers compete on one of 40 championship lanes equipped with automatic scoring

Up to 50% Off Kid's Summer Camp

KidSportzUSA

Campbell

$198 $99

Kids spend the summer building balance & agility through sports & wellness activities with a focus on fun; can choose from many activities

50% Off Music Lessons

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

The Tech Museum of Innovation – Up to 53% Off

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Downtown San Jose

$40 $19

(369)

Ride in a jet-pack chair, design and dress robots, and marvel at other inventions in a museum devoted to problem-solving

57% Off Arcade Visits and Prizes in San Jose

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

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

Up to 56% Off Laser Tag

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

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

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 Batting-Cage Practice at San Ramon Sports

San Ramon Sports

San Ramon

$20 $10

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

Up to 62% Kids' Active Play Sessions

Fuze Fit For a Kid

Los Gatos

$76 $29

(25)

Under the guidance of coaches, kids engage in old-school games of rock-wall climbing and obstacle courses while interacting with technology

55% Off Musical Instrument Course

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

58% Off Private Guitar Lessons

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

Up to 63% Off Pilates at Los Gatos JCC

Los Gatos JCC

Los Gatos

$160 $69

Students build strength using a Reformer apparatus in group and private Reformer classes; mat classes help sculpt bodies

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

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

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany Bowl

Albany

$30 $16.50

(194)

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

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito Swim Center

El Cerrito

$20 $10

(33)

Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

Up to 47% Off Go-Karting and Games at Boomers!

Boomers!

Livermore

$29.99 $16.99

(136)

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

Up to 60% Off Kids' Indoor Play Sessions

PartiPalooza

Livermore

$50 $25

(22)

Indoor play arena feeds all appetites for activity with a climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, bowling alley, and karaoke stage

Bay Area Discovery Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

$22 $10

(271)

Kids create art and explore interactive exhibits while learning about scientific concepts and local landmarks

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

Golden State Model Railroad Museum – Up to 51% Off

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

$45 $22

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

Half Off Group Surf Lesson

Tamalpais Surf Club

Bolinas

$70 $35

Slip into a sleek wetsuit and grab a surfboard for lessons with CPR- and First Aid-certified instructors

Up to 97% Off Adventures Passes

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

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

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

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

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

51% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson in San Rafael

Demo Sport

San Rafael

$100 $49

After 2-hour lesson covering paddleboarding basics, students hang on to their board, paddle, and leash for a morning of exploring the bay.

Up to 57% Off at Marinwood Pool

Marinwood Pool

Lucas Valley-Marinwood

$30 $15

A double-flume waterslide sends kids cascading into the 25-yard-long pool located near a scenic green park and playground

45% Off Wildlife Watching

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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

Up to 82% Off Lawn-Bowling Club Membership

Santa Cruz Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$74 $19

Members get three or six months of unlimited practice rolling unbalanced bowls toward a target ball with precision

Up to 49% Off at SUP Shack

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

$20 $11

(31)

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

Harvest Park Bowl – Up to 57% Off

Harvest Park Bowl

Brentwood

$47 $20

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Bowl on one of 32 lanes while eight big-screen TVs, a snack bar, and a game room vie for attention

Up to 68% Off Outdoor Laser Tag at Laser Recon

Laser Recon

Morgan Hill

$80 $29

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

Up to 74% Off Bowling

West Valley Bowl

Tracy

$29 $9

(7)

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

Jump Highway – Up to 49% Off Trampoline Pass or Birthday Party

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 Amusements at Scandia Family Center

Scandia Family Center

Fairfield

$10 $5

(100)

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

54% Off Standup Paddleboard Tour for Two with Wine

Napa Valley Paddle

River East

$238 $109

After an on-shore lesson, paddleboarders explore the Napa River with their guides on tours that include a bottle of wine

50% Off Quarryhill Botanical Garden Visit

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma

$20 $10

(27)

Glen Ellen hillside gardens stretch for 25 acres, blossoming with a vast collection of Asian flowers, trees, and rare plants

57% Off Bowling for Six

Stars Recreation Center

Vacaville

$70 $30

(53)

This 24/7 entertainment complex boasts a bowling center with 40 modern equipped lanes

81% Off Splat Master Paintball Party

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

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Helicopter pioneer Stanley Hiller Jr. founded the Hiller Aviation Museum with the future in mind, using history to inspire future generations to explore and create. He had firsthand proof of the innovative abilities of youth—his design for the first successful coaxial helicopter landed at age 19.

In the museum he established in 1998, 53,000 square feet of exhibits let visitors of all ages discover more than 40 aircraft without the dangers of encountering them in the wild. A narrated walking tour leads the way through them, tracing the history of flight from its humble beginnings in village jumping contests to today's supersonic jets. Fixed-wing and rotary aircraft designed by Hiller and others rest throughout the huge, bright space, while weekends beckon would-be pilots into a flight simulator equipped with huge monitors of bay views and realistic yokes, throttles, and pedals.

601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos,
CA
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For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.

800 Block of El Camino Real
San Carlos,
California
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

1309 Elmer St
Belmont,
CA
US

Belmont Iceland offers its own $5 deal for admission and skate rental on Friday evenings; however, this Groupon can be used at any time, offering customers the most versatility.

815 Old County Rd
Belmont,
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.

340 Blomquist Street
Redwood City,
CA
US

Lead-footed motorists can experience unlimited access to Redwood City Malibu's high-performance rides and attractions. Go-karts zip around hairpin turns, pick up speed on straightaways, and fly across banked curves with a passenger in tow aboard Redwood's safe and speedy four-wheeled chariots. After an afternoon of speed, slow down with the thoughtful zen-like meditation that is miniature golf on the park’s whimsically appointed links, or calmly crash into someone else's vessel on the bumper-boat battlefield. Speed demons can contemplate déjà vu on the circular grand prix course while leaving opponents as confused and defeated as the English after UFOs helped America achieve independence.

340 Blomquist St
Redwood City,
CA
US