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Holiday Break Survival Guide: San Francisco

Is the upcoming school break at the top of your worries list?

Never fear, KidPass is here. We’ve got tons to do in the Bay Area over break, from camps to family outings to classes and playspaces and more. Check out our list below!

Make a Splash with Splash Basketball Camp Saturday Clinics

Where: Fremont
Best for: age 5 – 12 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.

Run Around at Christmas Week Camp at GrowFit San Jose

Where: San Jose
Best for: age 4 – 13 years

This all-day camp (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) is a safe space for children to discover new athletic passions and engage in a variety of sports and games while focusing on the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. A great way to tire them out!

Take Advantage of Parents’ Night Out at My Gym Santa Clara

Where: Santa Clara
Best for: age 2.5 – 8 years

Treat yourself to a much-deserved night out! On December 21st from 5:30 to 8:30, drop off your little ones for a fun evening of pizza, snacks, games, and arts and crafts. They’ll have fun, you’ll get some errands done (or just be able to relax for a bit.) My Gym also has a drop-off morning session on December 20th from 9:30 to 12:30 AM for those morning errands!

Visit the San Francisco Zoo

Where: Lakeshore
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.

Get Artsy at Young Art Lessons

Where: PleasantonSan MateoSanta 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.


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Play at Planet Playhouse

Where: Ingleside
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.)

Play Some More at Play Haven

Where: Sunset
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.

Play Even More at Luv 2 Play

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!

Visit the Aquarium of the Bay

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.

Check Out Mommy Nearest’s Holiday Activities List

Where: Various
Best for: various ages

Mommy Nearest has rounded up a ton of fun holiday-related things to do in the Bay area this month. Why not put one (or all) of them on your list?

Want to discover and book more new activities in San Francisco? Check out these 10 Things To Do for $10 or Less in the Bay Area. You can also check out all upcoming activities across the Bay Area for even more ways to have fun! 

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