Knott's Berry Farm
America’s first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm
is a wholesome family-friendly option for kids who are into the Wild West, ‘olden times’ and of course Snoopy. We loved the Camp Snoop area because my son could go back and forth to the rides on his own.The park is much less overwhelming than Disneyland which makes it great as a first time theme park to visit with your little ones. My son particularly loved the old west area, watching the blacksmith make horseshoes and the log ride.
Big Air Trampoline Park
The Big Air Trampoline Park
at the nearby mall is another hidden gem in Buena Park that makes this city so wonderfully kid friendly. Spend a few hours literally bouncing off the walls with indoor trampoline dodge ball courts, basketball courts, foam pits and freestyle areas. Not only do the kids have an amazing time wearing themselves out, but it’s still pretty fun for grow-ups too!
John's Incredible Pizza
Think Chuck e Cheese times 10! Admission to John’s Incredible Pizza
includes a massive buffet of delicious pizza, pasta, salads and desserts with a mind boggling amount of games and rides to keep all ages entertained for hours. Never before has my son repeatedly asked to go to a mall!
SUGGESTED WEEKEND ITINERARY
If you are visiting Buena Park for a quick three day trip, below is our suggested itinerary based on our recent visit.
In advance of your visit, book either the Pirates Dinner Adventure or Medieval Times for your first night’s entertainment. This will set the tone for a fun filled weekend adventure and you can find discounted tickets for both on VisitBuenaPark.com
With so much to do, you can spend your entire second day at Knotts Berry Farm. Arrive early to get in line for opening hours and if you can, check out the rides you want to do in advance so you can head there before more people come.
On your third day you have several options to end your visit to Buena Park. If you have a toddler, I would recommend heading to the mall for Toddler Time at the Big Trampoline Park. After you have worn the kids out, you can risk your sanity by heading to John’s Incredible Pizza Co. for even more kid-centric fun. Or go for some wind down time and head to the Ralph B Clark Regional Park for a relaxing afternoon before heading back home. If you're looking to visit other attractions in Southern California, don't forget Buena Park is only 5 miles from Disneyland, 10 miles from Huntington Beach and 20 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.