1. Fairytale Town
Fairytale Town is a place where kids can let their imaginations run wild – and always be assured of a happy ending! Located at William Land Park, it’s a 3-1/2 acre play park and outdoor children’s museum with more than 25 play sets, inviting children to act out stories and adventures to their heart’s content. Backdrops include a Sherwood Forest play fort, Jack’s Beanstalk, Mr. McGregor’s Garden, Cinderella’s Carriage, the Old Woman’s Shoe, and King Arthur’s Castle. It’s open daily 9 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.
2. Sacramento Zoo
When you have children of various ages, there’s nothing like a trip to the Sacramento Zoo to satisfy everybody. From anteaters to zebras, meerkats, snow leopards, giraffes, red pandas, and over 100 types of reptiles and amphibians, there’s always a new species to discover. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Depending on what’s going on, you may be able to catch one of their special events, like Star Wars day on April 17, or EGGstravaanZOO on April 20, an Easter-themed event complete with stage shows and age-appropriate egg hunting.
3. Red Door Escape Room
If you are looking for something to do with your older kids (14 and up), try the Red Door Escape Room. With five unique escape room themes, you and your family will be challenged to find hidden clues and escape the room within 60 minutes. For an even more immersive experience, you can also try their Virtual Reality rooms, where you can test your detective skills in an escape from a lost Egyptian pyramid, attempt a prison break, or embark on a mission in space. They are open daily until 9 pm during the week and 11 pm Friday and Saturday; closed Mondays.
4. California Automobile Museum
If you have a car enthusiast in the family – even if you don’t know a thing about cars – the California Automobile Museum is the place to see it all. They have more than 130 vehicles in their collection, but their special exhibits offer even more fascinating things to experience. Currently, they are featuring a Micro Cars exhibit (runs through August 5, 2019) that is showcasing 35+ cars from the 1940s through to today. The museum is closed on Tuesdays, but open from 10 am to 5 pm on other days. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged five to 17, and kids four and under are free.
If your kids are into rides, Funderland Amusement Park is the place to be. Conveniently nestled right in between the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town, you’ll find tons of rides for all ages and plenty of friendly, wandering characters to keep the smiles on high. The park is free to enter, and you pay for ride tickets as you go. Family packs and season passes are available, and it’s easily navigable, even for families with small children.
Do you have any favorite family outings in Sacramento? We’d love to hear about them! Drop by Business Workspaces for a tour today and let us know!