Saturday, October 13, 2018

Family Friendly Fall Activities in the Bay Area


Fall is a great time to get the family out of the house. The San Francisco Bay Area provides a plethora of child and family-oriented events and places to explore. Many of them are open year-round or holding seasonal exhibits and activities as they occur. Whether you prefer the outdoors or an interior adventure, the items mentioned here are bound to interest your whole family.

San Francisco has Heart

You may have seen the hearts which have popped up in the area. An exciting family treasure hunt to locate the hearts is always fun, and a little out of the ordinary. The hearts exist for a good cause and are popular with Bay Area children. In addition to the excitement of searching for these unique items, your family will discover new places to visit, things to do, and places to shop. 

Goblin Jamboree

This year’s Goblin Jamboree has the theme of “Old West Ghost Towns,” and is sure to entertain the whole family. This annual Bay Area Discovery Museum event includes pony rides, train rides, a hay maze, a ghost town to explore, and more. When the Jamboree is over, the museum holds other exhibits and events throughout the year.

Children’s Fairyland

Any sunny day is a good time to visit Children’s Fairyland. Examine dozens of child-sized storybook sets laid out in colorful detail. Take a ride on the Jolly Trolley and slip down the Dragon Slide. Adults and children alike love the park’s lush gardens and butterfly habitat. The gardens were the original intent for the park, with the fairyland growing out of a love for the flora in children’s picture books. The combination of brightly colored plants and storybook settings is a memorable experience.

See the Light at CuriOdyssey

IlluminOdyssey begins the first week of November and runs until January. Built for kids to explore and experiment, this exhibit will entertain all ages with the history, variety, and possibility of light waves. Many of the exhibits are hands-on, and children can experiment with combining light with music, motion, and more. Learning never goes out of style, and admission to IlluminOdyssey is included in regular ticket purchases.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Hay rides,corn mazes, and fall festivals are terrific ideas for fall family adventures. There are similar festivals just outside of the bustling city, giving your family an excuse to get away to fresh air and rural lifestyles. Children can pet farm animals, learn about life on the farm, and enjoy activities and refreshments built around country living.

San Francisco is a great place to be in the autumn months. Family activities range from personal outings to major commercial events. Whether you want to introduce your children to the arts or relive the awe of childhood discovery, what you are looking for is not far away.

The Montessori School of Fremont teaches children using the Montessori Method.  Like these family friendly activities, we encourage children to get hands-on with what they are learning and be curious and free to explore at their own pace.  To learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child's learning, contact us today.

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