Grab your friends and head on over to Black Diamond in Brentwood for a funtastic day of rides and excitement.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For a day packed with attractions, entertainment, and fun, visit this amusement park and embrace your inner child.
Paint flies all weekend long at Antioch Paintball Park, as teams of players vie for control of two fields littered with hay-bale obstacles or Sup'Air bunkers. Large nets next to the field protect observers and wayward butterflies from paintballs. The field boasts a large grill area for teammates to tell colorful war stories while eating grilled hot dogs and gulping down energy drinks after a quick rinse in the onsite showers.
Four Rides at Pixieland Amusement Park
Pixieland Amusement Park dedicates every square inch of entertainment space to its pint-sized guests. Rides specifically cater to the taste—and stature—of kids ages 2 through about 8. There’s no admission fee to the park, but each ride costs a certain number of tickets, which can be purchased at the in-park Kids Cafe. Check out a selection of attractions below:
Pixieland Express is perhaps the park’s most iconic attraction. This tiny locomotive traverses a quarter-mile track, departing from a tunnel before making a long loop around a local duck pond. The scenic ride costs two tickets per person, and requires adult supervision for children under 42” tall.
Red Baron Airplanes invites kids who are at least 32” tall to board replicas of the eponymous biplanes, which are lifted skyward in lazy circles via mechanical arms. Unfortunately, parents are not allowed to act out longheld dog-fighting fantasies, as this two-ticket ride is for kids only.
The Antique Carousel requires no explanation. Beautifully preserved, the painted horses glide up and down in time with music, evoking the simple, innocent whimsy of a bygone era. The steeds, which cost two tickets to mount, are kid-sized only. Parents with children who are under 40” tall, however, can stand next to them on the rotating platform.
The Dragon Roller Coaster never reaches the heights of some of its larger cousins, but it does whip through tight turns and steep hills. The lead car boasts a rearing dragon as a masthead, and the subsequent cars are painted to resemble the serpent’s snake-like body. This mighty beast costs three tickets, and requires that riders must be at least 36” to board with parent supervision (or 48” to ride alone).
Five Things to Know About Waterworld California
Like an oasis in the desert, Waterworld California has drawn throngs of thrillseekers to Concord every summer since opening in 1995. Here are a few things to know before you splash down:
There are more than 35 attractions. Spread across 30 acres, the park’s collection includes heart-pumping experiences like Cliffhanger, which sends visitors plummeting some 70 feet in less than three seconds.
Families can play together or scream together. The Big Kahuna rafting experience spins and slides groups of four up and down its watery walls while more subdued family attractions include a lazy river and a family activity area.
It’s easy to stay fueled. There are six cafes and food stands peppered throughout the park, serving everything from pizza and hot wings to futuristic Dippin’ Dots ice cream.
Not everything is kid-friendly. Adults can imbibe in refreshing sips of imported and domestic beers, margaritas and wine. It’s all available in the Wipeout Lounge.
Remember to bring your own towel. If you forget one, the park has some available to purchase in its gift shop. Additionally, bring along some flip-flops—the park’s concrete can get really hot.
Blanketed in wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky High Sports delights barefoot fun-seekers with springy terrain and an exclusive court for jumpers 8 and younger. Guests can hone front flips, back flips, and belly flops during intense free-bounce sessions. Each trampoline comes equipped with a specially designed spring-loaded frame and thick, 2-inch safety pads that grant patrons a landing cushier than a corner office at a marshmallow factory. Stuffed with blocks of spongy, body-molding material, a foam pit dares treasure-seekers to fling themselves in or scour its depths for the lost contents of bygone pockets. Pintsize aerialist posses can safely practice their synchronized salchows on 360 degrees of trampoline walls while court supervisors watch from the sidelines and award hard-earned praise with oversize scorecards.
Looking for a place to take the kids this weekend? Look no further than the action-packed rides and boundless fun of Jungle Fun and Adventure in Concord.
Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this park's restaurant.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this park just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.