Waterworld California - Places For Kids

Waterworld California

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1950 Waterworld Pkwy
Concord, CA 94520, USA

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(925) 609-1364
Hours vary. Check calendar for more info.
Free (Children 2 & Under)
$25.99 (Children Under 48")
$25.99 (Guests 60 and older with ID)
$35.99 (Guests 48” or taller)
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DESCRIPTION FOR Waterworld California

If the thought of lots of cool water and fantastic slides on a hot summer’s day sounds like the perfect way to spend your time, then head on over to Waterworld. This water-themed park has three separate sections – Rides & Slides; Waves, Rivers & Pools and Attractions Just for Kids – so there is something here that every age group can enjoy. 

Each ride is rated for its special features, such as speed, steep drops, sharp turns or other dynamic features and is given a ‘thrill’ rating from Extreme to Mild. Lines during peak hours can be long, so if there are certain attractions you want to experience, plan to visit those early in the day. Another reason to arrive early is to ensure...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Waterworld California

1. Don’t forget to bring towels and sun screen – though these items are available for purchase in the park – they are more expensive here.

2. Check out Costco or search for online coupons to purchase admission tickets at a lower price. 

3. Lounge chairs and lockers are limited so plan to arrive early to get one.

4. If you need to leave the park and plan to return that day, remember to get your hand stamped as you exit.

5. If all the adults in your group plan to ride the attractions, rent a locker because you can’t take wallet, purse, phone, camera, etc. on any of the slides and would otherwise need to leave them unattended at the ride entrance. 

6. Bring an extra pair...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Waterworld California

Phone:  (925) 609-1364

Email:  GroupSales@WaterworldCalifornia.com 

Website:  http://www.waterworldcalifornia.com/birthdays/

Party Price: $34.99 each person

Includes:  90 minute reserved seating/meal serving time in our reserved Birthday Beach Club area (you can bring your own balloons or other decorations to this area), two (2) whole 16" cheese or pepperoni pizzas, two (2) pitchers of Pepsi brand soft drinks, one (1) 12" chocolate chip cookie birthday cake, one (1) complimentary Dippin' Dots ice cream cup for the birthday child, one (1) single tube rental voucher for the birthday child and one (1) complimentary souvenir birthday party cup for the birthday child with $2.49 all day ICEE refills. 

There is a maximum of 20 guests (and minimum of 10 guests) permitted and your tickets must be purchased online at least 72 hours...

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REVIEWS FOR Waterworld California

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Gilroy Gardens

3050 Hecker Pass Hwy.
Gilroy, CA 95020

When the Gilroy Garden Park reopens on March 30th, the child world and plant world will again collide for good. The Garden Park is a good mix of education and fun, and can help kids think through conservation issues – especially if they're looking at the living Circus Trees that look like sculptures. During the summer, you can even go down a water slide through one of the trees, and pretend you're on a Jungle Book adventure with Mowgli. The rock maze is also a cool retreat from the sun, and there are shady trees all around the complex. Bring your bathing suit for walking behind the waterfalls, and tipping buckets onto the kids' heads at the Splash Garden. This is one of the best features of the park, not just because of the huge treehouse and twisty slide, but also because the kids can either shoot water at each other with super soakers, or use a water pump as a see-saw. The spinning water wheel may be as close as a city kid can get to seeing wheels and water other than in a movie. However, if you and the kids prefer to observe the beauty of water rather than interact with it, watching ducks while imitating them on paddle boats can be a lot of fun. The second great feature is not the rides, which are definitely mild to moderate on the thrill scale. The teacups, flying mushrooms, and little fire engines will probably thrill the toddler to four-year-old crowd. It's the gardens that are truly amazing. One of the really worthwhile rides is when you get to meander down a backroads area on a motorized antique car, going past a barn and a small pond with a tiny dock. You can see the Rainbow Gardens on a boat ride that goes around a small lazy river, and chase butterflies through the Monarch Garden greenhouse. Claudia's Carousel is especially good for toddlers, because then you get to slowly look at the amazing trees in all their twisty shapes – this could be a horticulture session for the older kids.

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Silliman Center

6800 Mowry Ave.
Newark, CA 94560

Somewhat like the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, the Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center is a combination of fitness and community activities. However, that's where the comparisons stop - it would be hard to make the case that air hockey tables and foosball are educational in nature. It would be even harder to pretend that the Wii's are used for anything other than Guitar Hero and Rockband, which are the current favorites with the teen crowd. The computer lab is certainly more used for Facebook and YouTube than for researching World War II history, but parents can always hope that time can change these tastes. That's also the hope of the Teen Coordinators, who are on hand to help out with homework and supervise the gaming equipment. The Aquatic Center is really the place to be. It's not just a pool with a deep end and some foam noodles thrown in for fun. The hot tub is behind the basketball hoop, and between the cool pool and hot tub are two very important elements: the lazy river and water slides. If parents are worried about their kids' safety playing with the bigger teens, they shouldn't have to be. The kids have their own small pool, small slides, and climbing ropes. If the chlorine fumes become overwhelming, you can always watch the kids through a large window while sitting on a comfortable bench. The Silliman Center is a small, indoor version of a water park, complete with a small snack bar serving nachos, hot dogs, and drinks – along with salad and fruit options. If you get inspired and want to take private swim lessons, these generally happen in the mornings for members. Don't get too inspired and bring your beach accessories (kickboards, water guns, beach balls) because it can interfere with the lifeguards seeing unsafe situations. It's an especially good place to go when the weather is grey and cold, because here there's water but it's warm, and indoors. Just remember to bring a little shampoo and maybe an extra bar of soap to help wash off the chlorine before you go, if you come on a weekend – it can get busy and crowded.

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Lindsay Wildlife Experience

1931 1st Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Kids can learn anything animal-related here: nesting patterns of birds, how to do animal surgery, the experience of flight. Being able to view an operating room that restores damaged animals is a training ground in itself, but the more technologically-minded may have more fun with the flight simulator that lets their imagination soar with electronic wings. If the kids have been begging for a pet but don't know what's involved in caring for a rabbit or guinea pig, don't miss the Petting Circle and the feeding demonstrations. Once they master those techniques, kids might also want to know what it would be like to spend every day with animals – they should stick around until after 3 pm for Meet an Animal Keeper. The live birds of prey hands-on station is one of the most intriguing, but the handlers do allow for a closer look at other animals during the day. The Hive Alive exhibit would be the exception, but it'll probably be as close as you can get to a group of working honeybees without getting stung. The beekeeper equipment willl also show the honey can get 'farmed' while minimizing the risk of damage. The best and newest exhibit that's non-live is The Burrow, complete with animal models and puppets that show the importance of tunnels, and separation for the living space and bathrooms in the animal kingdom. If the toddlers get restless, there are animal exhibits and puzzles in the playroom, or you can take them to nearby Larkey Park. Lindsay Wildlife does help a range of animals to be patched up and re-released, from bats to raccoons to squirrels. However, some of the animals that are rescued can't be released back into the wild, like the 25-year-old bald eagle, on-site raptors, and a gray fox. If normal visiting hours aren't enough, consider signing up the kids or the whole family for an affordable four-week class on Animal Homes or Bugs ($36 - $45), a three-day mini-camp on Animal Habitats or Caretaking ($60 - $85), or a two-hour workshop on raptors or reptiles or owls ($14 - $45). Just as the volunteers frequently show new animals to the kids, new class and workshop options get added every few months.

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