Facing a week of free time with your kids and looking for stuff to do?
Below we’ve rounded up some of our most popular and fun things to do during Thanksgiving week in the Bay Area. From playspaces to art lessons to animal encounters, there’s something here for everyone!
Best for: age 3.5 years and under
Introduce your young learners to the wonders of the animal kingdom through imaginative play, songs, crafts, animal encounters, and zoo walks! Pick from going on a stroller safari or attending an early learner class with your tot.
Best for: age 5 – 17 years
This positive and rewarding age-based development basketball camp offers a solid foundation to develop the fundamental skills of an athlete, ranging from beginning players to improving the already advanced players. Their teaching progression takes into account children’s age and skill level to make the camp engaging for all.
Where: Pleasanton, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Lakeshore
Best for: age 1 – 17 years
In these top-rated art lessons, kids will be introduced to a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil pastel, tempera, acrylic, water pastel, colored pencil, and clay. Choose from 45-minute or 60-minute sessions.
Best for: age 9 months – 10 years
This indoor playspace features a 45-foot castle obstacle, inflatable slides, trampolines, a flying balloon room, a make-believe area, and more! A great way to give them a fun day (while tiring them out.)
Best for: age 18 months – 6 years
This soccer program teaches children in ways that suit their developmental level. Teaching methods are specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. Kids leave happy, confident, and sweaty, wanting to come back for more!
Best for: age 6 years and under
Created by teachers, this playspace has everything from art and sensory activities, to imaginative games and dramatic play areas, to a rock climbing wall. Table seating and free WiFi is also available throughout.
Where: San Carlos
Best for: age 6 months – 12 years
This 8,500-square-foot indoor playground has 3 levels with 3 separate age-appropriate play areas for kids. There are crawl tubes, slides, tunnels, interactive soft play and sensory play panels, toys, plus an arcade!
Where: North Beach
Best for: all ages
Here 20,000 aquatic animals are waiting to greet you and your little ones. Walk through swirling schools of anchovies, get a hands-on experience touching sea stars, anemones, bat rays, and sharks, and delight in the antics of our three playful North American river otters.
Want to discover and book more new activities in San Francisco? Check out these 10 brand new SF activities. You can also check out all upcoming activities across the Bay Area for even more ways to have fun!
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