A Sacramento Summer with the Kids

Schools are out across Sacramento – so what’s a parent to do? No need to panic! Living at Northlake means you’re surrounded by tons of opportunities to take advantage of this sunny season. We’ve gathered some fun events around Sacramento that will create extra entertainment for the entire family. So turn off the TV, close the laptop, silence your phones and get outside to explore all the amazing activities Sacramento has to offer this summer.

Fairytale Town

This 3.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum will bring your child’s favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They can indulge in over 25 imaginative, three-dimensional play sets in a lush garden setting designed to exercise their minds and bodies!

Raging Waters

This California favorite features 25 family-friendly attractions, including over 20 water slides, an 800-foot lazy river and one of California’s original wave pools – perfect for staying cool. Bonus: They can accommodate special events and offer great family dining options.

Funderland Amusement Park

Conveniently located in beautiful William Land Park, Funderland Amusement Park has been thrilling families since 1946. With ten exciting attractions for all members of the family, a concession stand for treat-heavy pit stops and photo ops for group pictures you’ll cherish for years, it’s truly an area classic.

Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo is home to nearly 500 native, rare and endangered animals! Your kids will be wowed by exhibit upon exhibit of wonderous creatures from around the world. Areas such as Tall Wonders of Africa, The Reptile House and beyond deliver once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters.

Quarry Park Adventures

This outdoor aerial adventure park is perfect for your whole family. Attractions include the Aerial Adventure, zip lining, paddleboats and, for the kids, the Kidz Kove – fully supervised! Children ages 3 to 13 can run free, climb high and hang loose on more than 30 fun and challenging elements.

SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

Located in the historic power station along the Sacramento River, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) is a new science center that makes learning fun, even over the summer! It’s filled with interactive exhibits, demonstrations and events. MOSAC is also a dynamic epicenter for STEAM education—learn more at the link.

The Sacramento Children’s Museum

The Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM) engages your little ones with hands-on activities like artificial currents, balls in chutes to explore gravity and cool art projects. And something extra awesome: The museum offers a pint-sized city for children to role play, including a miniature grocery store.

So grab that day planner and start making a schedule! Your kids are going to want to visit these places over and over again.

Northlake is centrally located and close to all that Sacramento has to offer. After a full day of fun, head back to your home at Northlake, relax, fire up the grill, share memories and make plans for more good times. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep in touch with the community and sign up on the interest list to receive the latest news and announcements.

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