5 Best National Parks In California Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best National Parks In California

We've rounded up the best national parks in California in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 5 California national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the national parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Mum and daughter with map at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

  • South Walsham
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway just waiting to be discovered. Venture into its four...

RSPB Minsmare Visitor Centre

RSPB Minsmere

  • Westleton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Love nature, photography and the great outdoors? Then RSPB Minsmere National Reserve is a great place for your family day out. There, you won’t have...

Dirt trail in Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park

  • Holt
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Pretty splendid views of this Green Flag Award winning park can be seen from the observation tower so it's worth taking a camera and the small visito...

Creek at Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

  • Gooderstone
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trails will blow the kids away with its beautiful and imaginative design. There are many interesting paths and...

Families arriving at Holywells Park in Ipswich

Holywells Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Holywells Park has a lot to offers visitors for a day's family entertainment, from lots of green to plenty of wet! There's a paddling pool (summertim...

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