Petaluma Summer Adventures for Kids
Sonoma is known for so many things. Other than its natural beauty, it is also the largest producer of some of the most famous wines. While wine country towns like Sonoma and Petaluma are not exactly what comes to mind when one thinks of kid-friendly activities, you would be surprised at the places and activities available for kids and kids-at-heart, so come around for a bit of summer fun!
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A Sticker Factory Tour
Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory
3810 Cypress Drive, Petaluma CA 94954
Satisfy their curiosity and get your kids' creative juices flowing with this fascinating sticker factory tour. Watch how art combines with technology to produce beautiful designs and learn fun sticker historical facts. The best part? Free stickers at the end of each workstation tour (there's six!) and a one-of-a-kind sticker art project in the Company Store!
For reservations and admission rates, click here
An Authentic African Safari
3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Explore the Sonoma Serengeti and experience an African safari in sunny California. Get up close and personal with exotic wildlife in a three-hour riding and walking tour that includes African cats, mischievous monkeys, striped hyenas and colorful birds!
For reservations, contact Safari West
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A Ride of a Lifetime
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
20264 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
Create memories that will last a lifetime in this historic park. Children can enjoy a 20-minute train ride on a quarter scale railroad on four miles of track that goes through tunnels and over bridges and stops at Lakeview, a miniature town and petting zoo. The amusement park also features railroad-themed rides that will surely be a hit with the whole family.
Admission is free but tickets are required for individual attractions.
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Get Hooked with the Great Outdoors
Lake Sonoma Resort
100 Marina Drive Geyserville CA 95441
Enjoy the beauty of nature while cooling off from the heat of summer at Lake Sonoma Resort and Marina. Bring out your baskets and enjoy a picnic barbecue, or spend the night under the stars in one of their camping spots. Water sports activities like wake boarding and jet skiing are available for the more active, while fishing, boating and canoeing can make for a relaxed day.
Contact Lake Sonoma for reservations.
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A Bouncin' Good Time
Rebounderz Rohnert Park
555 Rohnert Park Expressway West, Rohnert Park CA 94928
You and your kids can literally jump for joy in this indoor trampoline park. This premier family entertainment facility boasts a massive combination jumper with 75 interconnected trampoline beds, a 4-lane foam pit, 4-lane basketball slam, trampoline dodgeball, and a Ninja Warrior course for adults and kids. It also has an indoor playground and toddler park for children aged 2 to12 and a cafe and adult lounge with WiFi.
Visit the Rebounderz website for rates, hours and reservations.
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A Not-So-Ordinary Day at the Park
690 Sonoma Mountain Parkway Petaluma, CA 94954
A 9.37-acre community park, this is the place to be for enjoying a summer picnic or taking the kids out for a run at the playground. Bring out their sporty side with tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts as well as softball and baseball fields. Next to a shopping center, a bit of a snack after playtime has never been more convenient!
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A Splash of Summer Fun
Petaluma Swim Center
900 East Washington Street Petaluma, CA 94954
Open only during the summer season, the complex features a 50-meter heated indoor pool and a smaller 2 to 3-foot wading pool. Heated showers, dressing rooms, and a renovated deck and picnic areas that include barbecues and vending machines ensure that the whole family can spend the day in watery bliss!
Check their schedule and rates here.
No matter what kind of adventure you and your kids are looking for, there will surely be something for the whole family here in beautiful Petaluma!