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Walnut Creek Guide Family Activities

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Walnut Creek family activities
Walnut Creek Family Activites

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, Walnut Creek and the surrounding area is a great place for families. While children only make up 16 percent of the population, there are many opportunities for both adults and children to learn, exercise and have fun. The best part: many of the activities available for families are budget friendly. From museums and movies to libraries, tasty treats and play time, there is something for all ages and interests.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 1st Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 935-1978
Website: www.wildlife-museum.org
The Lindsay Wildlife Museum allows you and your children the chance to learn all about the wildlife in the region. As both a museum and wildlife rehabilitation center, the museum is popular among families, offering everybody the opportunity to observe local animals up close.  Admission is only $5 for children older than 2 and $7 for adults, but if you become a member, you attend for free.  

Solano Drive-in
1611 Solano Way, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-1951
Website: www.westwinddriveins.com/theaters/solano.htm

Do family movie night a little differently than normal by hitting up the Solano Drive-In. Offering a family special on Tuesdays, you can get tickets for $4.75 and adult and $1 for children between 5 and 11 years old. Now watching movies with your children can be more comfortable, affordable and even more fun.

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 977-3340
Website: www.ccclib.org/locations/walnutcreek.html

Whether you and your family explore the stacks together to discover your next reading adventure or attend one of the great events, the Walnut Creek Library offers your child a jump start on learning. With Cuddle Club on Tuesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, toddlers and parents can have fun lap bouncing, learning tickle rhymes and doing other literacy activities for free. For a calendar of more fun events, from teen activities to Toddler time, click here.

Kara’s Cupcakes
1388 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 933-2222
Website: www.karascupcakes.com

Celebrate with your family with featured flavors of the month that both you and your kids will love. Only $3.25 per cupcake, Kara’s Cupcakes is a great way to indulge you and the family with fun and special treats. You can also get a dozen cupcakes or mini cupcakes and share them.

Jungle Fun and Adventure
1975 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 687-4386
Website: www.thejunglefun.com

Having provided memories and entertainment for families in the Bay Area for more than 20 years, the Jungle Fun and Adventure is an ideal spot for parents and siblings to spend quality time with each other. The jungle consists of 20,000 square feet of fun with themed murals and play gear. While the jungle is fun all week long, if you’re looking to save a little money, it’s even less expensive during the week. Prices start at $4.95 and up. Parents are free. Prices are found here.