Fairfield, nestled in the California Coast Range in Solano County, is an ideal place to view some gorgeous northern California landscapes. This city features a nice mix of urban and rural attributes. There's an assortment of kid-friendly family activities in the area whether you call Fairfield home or are just visiting.
Parks and Recreation
For some outdoor fun, take the kiddos to some of the parks and trails around the city of Fairfield. Cordelia Community Park (no website; 1300 Gold Hill Road, Fairfield; 707-428-7431) covers 48 acres and has a large youth playground, toddler playground, skate node and picnic areas. Visit Allan Witt Community Park (no website; 1741 West Texas Street, Fairfield; 707-428-7431), where you'll find 46 acres of parkland with two playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts. Or, take a hike with your kids at Laurel Creek Trail (no website; Meadowlark Drive and East Tabor Avenue; Fairfield; 707-428-7431).
When it's raining outside, there's still things to do with the kids in Fairfield. The Fairfield Cordelia Library (no website; 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield; 866-572-7587) offers free kids' programs, like science labs, story times, play times, games and book clubs. Or, take a free tour of the Jelly Belly factory (jellybelly.com) with your children. Grab something to eat at the Jelly Belly Cafe and take some jelly beans home from the Jelly Belly Candy Store. You can also have some exciting family time at Scandia Family Fun Center (scandiafamilycenter.com) where you can play games in the arcade, hit some balls in the batting cages, play some laser tag or miniature golf and ride some go-karts or bumper boats.
Get your kids involved in some of the sports activities available in Fairfield. The City of Fairfield's Youth Sports Program (fairfield.ca.gov) offers a variety of sports for the kids including basketball leagues, archery, soccer and baseball. You can also sign your child up for swim or diving lessons. Or, you can check out the programs offered through the Fairfield Family YMCA (lbymca.org/fairfield). There are swim lessons, a kids' swim club and the Jackrabbit Water Polo Club for kids 7 to 14.
You can also sign your kids up for a class in Fairfield to explore new interests or develop existing ones. Kids age 5 and younger can participate in a music class at Music Together of North Bay (musictogethernorthbay.com). Classes include singing, rhymes, movement and the opportunity to experiment with an array of musical instruments. Your kids can also take martial arts classes at Revolution Training and Martial Arts (fairfieldmartialarts.com). Your preschooler or kindergartner can participate in Tiny Tigers, a class that helps little ones learn social skills, coordination and life skills such as self-control. Students in Karate for Kids learn traditional martial arts techniques along with self-defense. Your teenager can continue with martial arts through the Adults and Teens class, to help relieve stress and stay fit.
- City of Fairfield California: Youth Activities
- City of Fairfield California: Parks and Trails
- Solano County Library: Fairfield Cordelia Library
- Jelly Belly: Visit Jelly Belly
- Scandia Family Fun Center: Home
- City of Fairfield California: Youth Sports
- YMCA of Greater Long Beach: Fairfield Programs
- Music Together North Bay: Home
- Revolution Training and Martial Arts: Home
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