More Outdoor Outings

More Outdoor Outings

In Locations Beyond Folsom & El Dorado Hills


Many of the fall seasonal outings also have petting zoos, pony rides, or other animal exhibits as well.

Hagen Community Park

2197 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova

A 75 acre park, which, aside from playground(s), also offers other features such as a petting barn (open in summer only), miniature steam train ride (first weekend of each month), community center, and aquatic center. A parking fee is required in peak season. Off Zinfandel Dr. Storytime in the Barn Review Park Review

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Sacramento Zoo

3930 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento

There are restrooms and snack bars at the zoo, picnic are also permitted. This zoo has giraffes and other larger animals (no elephants though) not found at the Folsom zoo, and is larger and nice and flat (no steep hills). You can even feed the giraffes for a small fee. Also has other attractions like a carousel and wheeled train ride in addition to the animals.

Photo by J. Brown

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Amusement Centers


Fairytale Town

3930 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento

In William Land Park, across from the Sacramento Zoo is a fairy-tale themed park for kids, with metal twirly slides, the little engine that could, Cinderella’s carriage, McGregor’s barn, and animals like the three little pigs and Little Bo Peep’s sheep.

Photo by J. Brown

Funderland Amusement Park


1350 17th Ave, Sacramento

A small scale amusement park that has 9 child size rides, of which 7 can be ridden even by 2 year olds. Rides such as spinning tea cups, small roller coaster, train ride, carousel. Near Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town in William Land Park.

Photo by Isaac C.

Miniature Golf


1893 Taylor Rd., Roseville

Miniature golf (outdoor), waterslides/waterpark, Indoor arcade and lazer tag. It can get very in the summer with little shade. Best to come early in the day in warm weather.

Photo by Phil Hawksworth

Scandia Family Fun Center

5070 Hillsdale Blvd, Sacramento

They offer Miniature Golf, Race Cars, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Snack Bar and an Arcade. In the Arden-Arcade neighborhood.

Photo by Jannis S.

See also: Folsom (indoors)

Movie Theaters

West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In

9616 Oates Dr, Sacramento

This drive-in theatre is just off Bradshaw Rd & Hwy 50. Children 5-11 years are only $1 each, and children under 5 are free. Showtimes, however, may be after many kids bedtimes.

Photo by Cammie G.

Kid’s Train Rides

see also: Folsom Train Rides

Hagen Community Park (Rancho Cordova) First weekend of each month. Miniature steam train.

The Fountains at Roseville

Roseville Parkway & Galleria Boulevard, Roseville

Wheeled train rides are available from 11-2 and 3-6 for $2 year round, unless you come on Tuesdays when apparently they are free.

Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks

Sacramento Zoo (wheeled train, not included in base admission)

Food/Shopping with Outdoor Play Areas


The Fountains at Roseville

Roseville Parkway & Galleria Boulevard, Roseville

This upscale outdoor shopping center has an interactive water feature, inexpensive kiddie train rides (wheeled train, not on tracks), and a small fenced climbing play structure. Kid’s features are between Whole Foods and Pet Food Express. Review

Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks

Galleria At Roseville (1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville) – The Galleria has an outdoor playground, downstairs, in the Prominade near the food court. It includes a climbing structure, soft climbing items for toddlers, and a musical floor tile.

See similar locations in Folsom




3909 Bradshaw Rd, Rancho Cordova

An educational 1/3 scale miniature city teaching safety skills about preventable accidents like fire and pedestrian safety. Organized tours are available for groups of 10+ (suggested for preschool age or above). Smaller groups can take a self-guided tour during open hours. Small admission fee required.

Photo by Annette

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael **

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is an award-winning environmental and cultural education center located within the beautiful American River Parkway. Their 100-acre nature preserve features interpretive trails that meander through the riparian woodlands along the American River and tours and educational programs are available. **Please double check directions into the park as GPS may lead you through a closed road.

Photo by Kids Busy Book