Activity and Community Guides

Check these guides below for activities, arts and theater, classes, community events, family fun, field trips, museums, sports, youth groups and camps, as well as other resources.

Access Santa Cruz
Information on accessing transportation, parks and recreation, and activities for people with special needs

Bay Area Kid Fun

Bay Area Parent
Look at their online site (includes SFO, East Bay and Silicon Valley areas) for parent and family information, articles, resources, and activities, or pick up their magazines from local businesses.’s Guide to California Field Trips
Offers a wealth of information (for any family- not just homeschoolers) organized several different ways: by city or state, by indoor or outdoor, and by subject, with lots of listings, links, and resources included.

Good Times Weekly
Local events, music and theater, restaurants, articles, and more

Growing Up in Santa Cruz
Online version of the popular local parent and family resource magazine with articles, listings of upcoming family and parenting events, guides, and more.

National Center for Charity Statistics – clubs and activities page for Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Kids
Local family resources, events, classes, activities, and more

Art and Theatre
Singing, Choir and Chorus

Santa Cruz Parent Magazine and Resource Guide
Find out about all kinds of opportunities for children and families in the Santa Cruz County area: classes, activities, events, education, parenting, and lots more. Subscribe to their online newsletter.

See Classes for Kids and Adults here

See their Class/Camp/Sports Kids calendar here

Santa Cruz Public Library Community Guide
Info on youth organizations, arts and music activities, sports, and more!

Click here for Youth Activities Guide

Santa Cruz Sentinel – Community, Entertainment, and more
Click on “the epicenter’ for local events and entertainment news

Todays Mama (Coast Mama – serving Santa Cruz / Monterey Coast)
Calendar of local activities, handbooks, support, and forums for moms and more.