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Children and Teen Activities

SLO County is a very family-oriented, kid-friendly place to vacation. Besides the many outdoor activities that will keep you children busy, there are many other options to keep them entertained and happy!

Local Activities for Families and Children

Check out the many different activities, events and attractions designed to entertain your children, no matter what age they are.

Morro Bay Museum

The Morro Bay Museum has many interesting, interactive exhibits that young people enjoy. It gives them a chance to get the inside scoop on what is going on down under the bay and ocean waters.

Charles Paddock Zoo

The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of animal species from around the world. Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The Charles Paddock Zoo is truly dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species. If you want to engage with some of the rarest animals in the world in a safe and respectful environment then you will surely want to visit our Zoo. We have so much to offer, including: camps, classes, birthday parties and more!
Location: 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, California
Phone: 805.461.5080

San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

Don’t miss taking your children (and yourself) to the wonderful SLO Botanical Gardens. They offer some fun and educational programs for kids and you will enjoy it too! It is located on Hwy 1 across from Cuesta Community College.
Sandprints Photography

Sandprints Photography

While on vacation on the beautiful Central Coast, why not capture your family`s spirit and love of the area with a family photo shoot? We specialise in breath-taking beach photography on location in Los Osos, Morro Bay, Cayucos and Avila Beach. Stop by our studio at 870 Main Street in Morro Bay to chat about your dream family portrait! Or simply call anytime, (805) 550-9386
Location: 870 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: (805) 550-9386


If your kids are in to skateboarding, then they definitely need to check out the Los Osos Skate Park near the Los Osos Community Center. This 6,000 sq. feet park has a street course, grind rails, asphalt slab and wooden jumps. HELMETS and PADS ARE REQUIRED! It is a free park and is open from dawn to dusk.
Location: Los Osos Valley Road and Palisades Ave., Los Osos

Santa Barbara Mission

Founded by the Franciscan Friar Fermín de Lasuén on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara, also known as the Queen of the Missions, has a history unlike any other landmark. We invite you to learn about its rich and diverse history, enjoy it’s beautiful gardens and surroundings, and discover what makes this mission one of the most unique and interesting destinations in the world.

Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.

Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of parks and fields for an abundance of recreational uses. These parks provide excellent locations for recreation and community enjoyment.
Phone: 805-781-7300