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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Sunday Apr 20, 2014


Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Bacara Resort & Spa
  • April 20, 2014
  • Times: 10AM-2PM
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Phone: 805-571-3018
  • Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa

Enjoy Easter with your family at Bacara's decadent Champagne Easter Brunch. Guests will enjoy a delicious food, including a special children's menu, a live pianist and complimentary access to the resort's fun-filled children's activities, including Easter Bunny visits, Easter egg decorating, and Easter egg hunts at 11AM, 12:30PM and 2PM. 

Actor's Corner Center in Solvang Presents: "Some Thing To Do"
  • April 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

Sharks...Bite Size
  • April 20, 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. 

Monday Apr 21, 2014


Backstage Passes at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. 

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014


Backstage Passes at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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. 

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014


Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • April 23, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • 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 23, 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

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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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