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1. American Kids Sports Center
• 3622 Allen Rd. 661-589-2100 • 4401 Ride St. 661-833-3986 • www.AKSC.com
American Kids Sports Center has been building healthy kids since 1984! We offer topnotch sports instruction in gymnastics, dance, taekwondo, cheerleading, and swimming, plus many other fun activities, including parties, sports camps, and Parent Night Out. We have two locations to choose from, our Northwest facility at 3622 Allen Rd and our newest location in the Southwest at 4401 Ride St near Gosford and White Lane. For parents, we also offer free wi-fi, a great snack bar, and shopping in the Proshop. To find out more about American Kids Sports Center, call 661-589-2100, visit aksc.com, or find us on Facebook.
2. Bakersfield Blaze
4009 Chester Ave. • 661-716-4487 • www.bakersfieldblaze.com
Sam Lynn Ballpark is home to the Bakersfield Blaze, a Class "A" Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. With a storied history of players sharpening their skills in Bakersfield on the way to becoming successful Major League Baseball players, AND promotions every night, Sam Lynn provides fantastic baseball and the best in family-friendly entertainment! Take advantage of our discounted tickets Sunday through Wednesday, enjoy beer specials on Thursdays, see spectacular fireworks Fridays, and receive great souvenirs on Saturdays. Don't miss any of the fun! Please visit our website, www.bakersfieldblaze.com, for all the details, and to purchase your tickets today!
3. Bakersfield Racquet Club
1660 Pine Street • (661) 325-8652 • www.brctennis.com
The Bakersfield Racquet Club is your destination for family fun this summer! Let us teach your child the basics of tennis in our youth tennis camps, beginning each Monday-Friday till the last week of July. Running from 8am to noon, these fun camps also include lunch! (Cost is $150.00 non-members, $125 for members.) If you're feeling like relaxing instead, come have lunch at RJ's Bar and Grill on our beautiful patio, then cool off in our two sparkling lifeguard staffed pools! Swim classes, summer pool memberships, and pool party packages also available! Questions? Call our offices today at (661) 325-8652!
4. Boys & Girls Clubs
• 801 Niles St. • 5207 Young St. • 8301 Segrue Rd., Lamont • 661-325-3730 • www.bgclubsofkerncounty.org
The Boys Club of Bakersfield began in 1966 serving 25 youth and today as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County we operate a standalone Club in East Bakersfield, Southwest Bakersfield, and Lamont along with 49 school-based sites in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont and Frazier Park serving about 8,000 youth annually. Programs and services include computer education (including robotics), tutoring/homework assistance, fine art, dance and physical fitness, nutrition, health and life skills for youth (ages 5 to 17 years of age). Furthermore, our staff is trained in a proven youth development strategy that focuses on promoting protective factors and building social bonding.
5. Camelot Park Bakersfield
1251 Oak Street • 661.859.1812 • http://camelotparkbakersfield.com
Camelot Park Family Fun, where America plays! Come celebrate that special day… We'll do all the work while your whole family has all the fun! Enjoy arcade games, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, Go-Kart and Rookie Jr. Go-Karts. Our Ultimate Party Package (Minimum 8 guests) offers the BEST VALUE and the MOST FUN! You'll enjoy a reserved party room for 90 minutes, plus each guest receives:
• 1 Unlimited ride wristband
• 10 Arcade tokens
• 1 Personal cheese or pepperoni pizza
• 1 Souvenir Sports Bottle with a FREE Refill!
For more information, call 859-1861 or book our party online at: camelotparkbakersfield.com
6. Creation Craze
9680 Hageman Rd. • 661-588-7107 • www.creationcrazestudio.com
Creation Craze Studio is a family-locally owned Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. Creation Craze makes pottery painting fun for all ages, no experience necessary. We have a large selection of bisque items to choose from, including a menagerie of critters, boxes and banks as well as plates, platters and picture frames. All glazes are non toxic. If you're not feeling creative we have a library of design idea books, and an array of stamps and stencils. Drop in anytime, no appointment necessary. Our party room can handle your birthday gathering and other large groups as well! Gift certificates are also available.
7. Family Music Center
9600 Retail Dr. • (661) 247-7435 • www.thefamilymusiccenter.com
Head over to Family Music Center this summer to ride the music wave! Summer is a great time to get into music whether you're a beginner, have been playing for a while, or just looking to jump back in. Family Music Center is conveniently located just north of Calloway and Rosedale Highway in northwest Bakersfield and offers flexible scheduling for private lessons. With a great staff team of knowledgeable music coaches and their current expansion into a new larger facility, Family Music Center is the place for all your musical endeavors this summer!
8. Harmony Road Music School
5381 Truxtun Ave. • 661-665-8228 • www.harmonyroadbakersfield.com
Harmony Road Music School has become well known in Bakersfield as a leader in music education for young children. Early childhood music & movement classes are for toddlers/preschoolers age 16m-4 years. Activities include singing, movement, finger games, playing w/rhythm instruments, songs with balls, scarves & hoops, piano keyboard introduction, and rocking/cuddling songs. Group piano classes are for children ages 5 - 12 years and feature singing, ensemble playing, ear training, theory games, and keyboard repertoire. Recitals are twice yearly. Advancing students participate in adjudicated evaluations such as Guild, MTAC's CM program, and other festivals. Check our website for the complete summer schedule of classes and music camps!
9. Maya Cinemas 16
1000 California Ave. • 661-636-0484 • www.mayacinemas.com
Maya Cinemas 16 is your one-stop family fun destination! Beat the heat and spend a few hours with us! We have our Kids Summer Film Festival every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am, with $1 admission, Family Fun Day on Tuesdays, when all seats are $5.50 & 3D features are $8.50 (except Special Engagements). Hot Dog Appreciation Day is every Monday, with hot dogs for only $1.25! We offer Birthday Packages and gifts cards too. We even do apps! Free download in your android app store; get showtimes at the touch of a button! Visit mayacinemas.com for more info!
10. My Gym Children's Fitness Center
8302 Espresso Dr. • 661-589-4288 • www.mygym.com
My Gym has created an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children ages 6 weeks thru 13 years develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Our structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes incorporate music, dance, puppets, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, fitness, cardio workouts, sports and other original activities. My Gym kids have so much fun as they exercise and gain strength, coordination, balance, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills. The most important benefit we offer, however, is the building of confidence and self-esteem. Help a child feel good about him or herself, and you've given that youngster a jumpstart on the path to becoming a healthy, well-adjusted young adult. We do Fantastic Birthday Parties!
11. Pump It Up of Bakersfield
2841 Unicorn Rd. • 661-392-8800 • www.pumpitupparty.com
Get out of the heat at Pump It Up! Children can bounce, slide and play on the giant inflatables in our climate controlled arenas. We have expanded our public sessions for summer, so be sure to call for dates & times. Public sessions include: Pop-In Playtime for children 34" tall through 12 years old, Jump-N-Jam for 10 to 15 year olds, and Sensory Jump Time for our friends with autism or other special needs. On July 24 we will host a fundraiser for Autism Speaks. Don't forget us for your summer birthdays or family get-togethers either! www.pumpitupparty.com 661-392-8800.
12. Tutti Frutti Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt
8200 Stockdale Hwy. • 661-396-8000 • www.tfyogurt.com
Stop by Tutti Frutti Stockdale to chill out with a frozen yogurt cup during these hot summer days! We carry the highest quality yogurt products which can be enjoyed by every member of the family. Choose from 16 different flavors daily, with at least one No Sugar Added flavor, plus a variety of 30 or more tempting choices at our toppings bar. Our fresh fruit toppings are prepared daily by our friendly staff, never compromising on the quality our customers expect and deserve! For the summer try our new flavors including carrot cake, root beer float and cinnamon biscuit or stick with some of our regular favorites like watermelon, strawberry kiwi sorbet, and pomegranate raspberry sorbet.