Kid Friendly Events

Need a family night out? Take a look at these family-friendly activities and events in Santa Barbara! Or visit our Family Fun Trek or Santa Barbara Family Ideas itineraries for inspiration for all ages. The part about a family visit to Santa Barbara is that it’s easy to leave the car in park and get around car-free! Cruise from downtown to Stearns Wharf and the Harbor in the waterfront shuttle for a mere $.50 per ride! Jump on an open-air trolley and head to Old Mission Santa Barbara or see the area from a different perspective with a sea kayak tour, ride on the water taxi or pedicab! For a true adventure, spend the day exploring the Channel Islands—one of the country’s most unique and stunning national parks, only a short ferry ride across the Santa Barbara Channel. From beaches to parks and fun in the sun to interactive museum exhibits, the best time is sure to be had by all in Santa Barbara!

 

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014


Free Movie Night at West Wind Drive-In
  • April 24, 2014
  • Times: 6PM
  • Location: West Wind Drive-In
  • Address: 907 South Kellogg Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Phone: 805-964-9050

Please join us for free movies at West Wind Drive-In! Gates open at 6pm Live Music, Games, Fun & More! $1.00 Nachos! Movies Showing for Free Night are: Frozen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire See you at the movies!!

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • April 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: Las Positas Road at Hwy 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-687-0766
  • Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds

The Santa Barbara Fair & Expo will feature carnival rides, games, contests, entertainment, exhibits, farm animals and more!

Backstage Passes at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 24, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 1:30-3:30PM (weekdays only) dates are subject to availability
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339 x 151
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Ideal for kids, this is a fun and interactive, up-close and personal experience which allows guests ages five and up to work alongside an experienced zookeeper for 1½ hours as part of one of four Backstage Pass packages: Barnyard:  Guests enter the barnyard and learn first-hand the ins and outs of caring for three heritage breeds that played a part in California ranching history: Guinea hogs, Navajo-Churro sheep, and San Clemente Island goats. Feathered Friends:  Guests joi... Details

Culture 101 Spring Promotion
  • April 24, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: All around The American Riviera®
  • Phone: 805-966-9222

Experience Santa Barbara's culture & discover the area's untold treasures. Get your hands dirty and become a Zoo Keeper for a day, illuminate your imagination with world premier art exhibits, or walk  your way through original tours, and much more! Check website for specific events.

Kids' Space Adventure
  • April 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 1PM-130PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History- Gladwin Planetarium
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kids Space Adventure is an interactive place where children can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more! 

Sharks...Bite Size
  • April 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Address: 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2526
  • Venue: Ty Warner Sea Center

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Friday Apr 25, 2014


Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: Las Positas Road at Hwy 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-687-0766
  • Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds

The Santa Barbara Fair & Expo will feature carnival rides, games, contests, entertainment, exhibits, farm animals and more!

Santa Maria Strawberry Festival

The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival is a fun, wholesome environment for the whole family! Enjoy daily workshops, pony and carnival rides, entertainment, food and of course Strawberries! 

Actor's Corner Center in Solvang Presents: "Some Thing To Do"
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8PM-8:45PM Friday and Saturday, 1-1:45PM Sunday
  • Address: 435 Second St., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Phone: 805-686-2409

"SOME THING TO DO", Magical Stories in Solvang for all ages.

Backstage Passes at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 25, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 1:30-3:30PM (weekdays only) dates are subject to availability
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339 x 151
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Ideal for kids, this is a fun and interactive, up-close and personal experience which allows guests ages five and up to work alongside an experienced zookeeper for 1½ hours as part of one of four Backstage Pass packages: Barnyard:  Guests enter the barnyard and learn first-hand the ins and outs of caring for three heritage breeds that played a part in California ranching history: Guinea hogs, Navajo-Churro sheep, and San Clemente Island goats. Feathered Friends:  Guests joi... Details

Culture 101 Spring Promotion
  • April 25, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: All around The American Riviera®
  • Phone: 805-966-9222

Experience Santa Barbara's culture & discover the area's untold treasures. Get your hands dirty and become a Zoo Keeper for a day, illuminate your imagination with world premier art exhibits, or walk  your way through original tours, and much more! Check website for specific events.

Kids' Space Adventure
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 1PM-130PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History- Gladwin Planetarium
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kids Space Adventure is an interactive place where children can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more! 

Sharks...Bite Size
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Address: 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2526
  • Venue: Ty Warner Sea Center

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Saturday Apr 26, 2014


Earth Day Celebration at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 26, 2014
  • Times: 11AM-3PM
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-6310
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

As part of Earth Day, Zoo guests fund out how to help make the world a better place for both animals and for humans, and enjoy interactive eco-friendly activities. 

Sandcastle Music Together
  • April 26, 2014
  • Times: 1-7PM
  • Address: 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-927-8894
  • Venue: Alameda Park

Find out how important and fun your role can be in nuturing your childs musical abilities. Classes will build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. 

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Sea Cave Kayak

Kayak and Snorkel Channel Islands National Park

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FlySBA.com

To anywhere in the world, Santa Barbara Airport!

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Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a cruise, accommodations for 2 & bottle of chardonnay

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Refresh & Renew

Welcome Back to the Newly Renovated Fess Parker Resort!

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Amgen: May 15

Catch the Action - Amgen Tour of CA returns to SB on May 15!


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