a couple with a toddler enjoying the displays in the museum in Bakersfield

Things to do with toddlers in Bakersfield, CA

If you’re planning to move into an excellent mobile home community with family-friendly amenities and situated in a convenient location, check out Smoke Tree Mobile Estates in Bakersfield, CA.

Bakersfield is just two hours north of Los Angeles, right next to the Sequoia National Forest and the Kern River. For this reason, this city offers several nature parks and recreational facilities (in addition to affordable housing and a high-quality lifestyle) that make it ideal for young families. 

Kid-friendly places in Bakersfield 

Here, we list some of the must-see kid-friendly places in Bakersfield that offer fun activities for your little ones. 

1. The Big Red Barn 

This family-owned farm started as a small fruit stand in 2001 before becoming one of the must-visit kid-friendly spots in Bakersfield. 

Steve and Vicki Murray, the couple who owns the farm resort, decided to open the Big Red Barn to share their love for agriculture with the locals and provide awareness and recreational activities for families and children. 

The farm allows visitors to pick berries and cherries and see how these are processed and turned into other products. (FYI, they are now exporting their produce to Japan and supplying retailers across California and Nevada.)

The farm also features Auntie Annabell’s Animal Garden, where visitors can feed and pet the animals, an aviary where they can see exotic fowls, a shaded picnic area where they can eat and relax, and walk trails where they can see beautiful garden flowers. 

2. Kern County Museum 

Founded in 1941, this museum displays thousands of cultural and historical artifacts from different parts of the country, although most tell the rich history of Kern County. It also features an architectural reproduction of a 19th-century one-room school, a jail, an oil derrick, a general store, and some old homes. 

This beloved museum also holds music festivals, private parties and events, workshops for kids, village flea and farm markets, and school tours and field trips. 

3. California Area Living Museum

Founded in 1980, this kid-friendly museum aims to educate children about the importance of protecting the local flora and fauna. However, right next to it lies a zoo where injured and orphaned animals are being rehabilitated. 

The museum, which is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Kern County foothills, also features a 10-foot aquatic tank, a reptile house with an extensive collection of lizards, snakes and other creepy creatures; an animal farm; and a children’s park. 

4. Rabobank Arena

Built-in 1988, this multi-purpose space hosts concerts, community activities, family shows and sports events. (FYI, it’s home to the Bakersfield Condors, which is an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League and the home arena to California State University.)

The arena, which was originally known as Centennial Garden, is located downtown at the corner of N Street.

5. Flight Adventure Park 

Originally known as Flight N Fun, this indoor adventure park was founded in 2015 to provide all-age fun activities with their trampoline, dodgeball courts, “Air Slam” basketball, human-sized hamster balls, and obstacle courses. 

While the adventure park accepts toddlers, they need constant parental supervision. In general, this place is ideal for older kids, teens and adults. 

Final word 

If you’re looking for a place where there is a healthy job market, affordable housing, excellent schools, and kid-friendly recreational parks, why not consider Bakersfield or check out Smoke Tree Mobile Estates? This is an excellent all-age mobile home community that features these facilities and amenities: 

  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor hot tub and sauna
  • Fitness studio
  • Clubhouse
  • Dog park and spa
  • Community library 
  • Billiards room
  • Car wash station