There are so many things to do as a family in the city of Fresno. For this article, we examined several family friendly facilities and highlighted a few that we think every member of the family will enjoy. If you would like more information about any facility featured in this article, head to their websites.
● The Discovery Center
This facility is well organized and a great place to visit with your children. There is so much to learn, do, touch, and see. You will want to return several times, and you should as The Discovery Center often changes their featured exhibits. Here are just a few of the features to expect.
- Children’s Museum – Interactive
- Classes to teach children to make and do things
- A cactus garden
- Outdoor parks
- Outdoor toys
- A space ship
- Aquarium with fish
- Terrariums with exotic reptiles
- Exhibits and much more
● Breakout Fresno
This is a place that has something for everyone. For roughly the price of going to a movie, one can go to this escape room. The staff will give you hints to solve in order to get out of the room, and you will only have one hour. This is definitely a group outing and is fun for pre-teens and teenagers, as well as adults. The younger kids may prefer the movies, bowling, or mini-golf. Another bonus is that Breakout Fresno has a great staff and gets really good reviews.
● Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Your family will spend hours enjoying the animals and exhibits at this beautiful zoo. Visit the sea lion cove and watch from below as the sea lions dive from the cliffs above you. This zoo also has a lot of opportunities for animal interaction. There is a petting zoo for little kids, but even older kids might like to feed a giraffe. Touch a stingray or enjoy the Rainforest Exhibit. Small animals are allowed to run freely, and there is plenty to do and see. The price of admission is extremely reasonable, and the zoo also serves some amazing food and ice cold drinks. If you go on a summer day, don’t forget your hat to protect you from the California sun.
● Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment
Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center is a place for families to hang out, kids to have fun, and everything is done with a pirate twist. The facility offers:
- Mini golf
- Water slides
- Bankshot Basketball
- Bumper boats
- Ropes course
- Xtreme laser tag
- Snack bar
- Interaction with the Captain
● Aerozone Trampoline Park
Where else can you talk a kid and let them jump and bounce for two hours at a great price? The trampoline areas are big, clean, and well maintained. They have a separate trampoline section for toddlers ages 3-5 years old. They also have two dodgeball courts, rock climbing foam pits and other games to keep the kids moving. This is the most highly rated trampoline park in the Fresno, CA area! The facility also offers snacks and drinks and things you may need like gripper socks (these are required for cleanliness) for the kids. It is suggested to go online and fill out your waiver prior to visiting so that you will not be held up at the facility.