From the tame attractions to heart-pounding thrills, here are five places to play with your kids in Sacramento.
These places are unranked because these attractions can be equally fun.
Fairytale Town is a children’s dream come true. They can actually live out their favorite bedtime stories and nursery rhymes with life-sized, but kid-friendly areas. This is a great place for toddlers and preschoolers to come and explore the pint-sized play areas, like the Jack and Jill Hill or the block of swiss cheese. Older kids can enjoy The Children’s Theater and The Mother Goose Stage.
Address: 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95822
Phone: (916) 264-5233
Funderland Park is a great little amusement park for the kiddies. Ideally, for ages 2 to 12, kids can ride a roller coaster, trains, tea cups, a carousel or a log flume. There is a snack bar that sells everything from hot dogs to churros to coffee (to keep the adults on their toes).
Address: 1350 17th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822 (Corner of Sutterville Road and S. William Land Park Drive)
Phone: (916) 456-0115
Since Sacramento is hours away from the nearest ocean, what better way to get some aquatic fun than at Raging Waters Sacramento. Only open during the summer months, this water park has attractions for the young and old, from daring water slides to meandering water rides. A kiddie area has kid-friendly rides.
Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 (next to Cal Expo)
Phone: (916) 924-3747
Although the Sacramento Zoo is a smaller zoo in comparison to the others you can see in California, its intimacy allows the little ones to get up close and personal with hundreds of animals. There are hands-on activities, a playground, and several gardens.
Address: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 808-5888
Kids young and old can learn about Sacramento’s early history at Sutter’s Fort Historical State Park. This Midtown attraction is an actual fort, not a figurative one, with walls 2 feet thick and about 17 feet high. There are hands-on activities and scheduled events throughout the year.
Address: 2701 L St., Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 445-4422