The long, hot days of summer are here and as much as we love barbecues, camping, and water fun, triple digit temperatures have just about everyone wanting to be indoors.
Luckily, we have great attractions in Fairfield that can cool you off on a hot summer day or keep you indoors, all while still making memories with family and friends.
Allan Witt Aquatics Complex: If you have children, you know they need to be near water when temperatures hit the triple digits! The city’s Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park includes a six-lane pool, a lazy river, two giant 30-ft pool slides, and an outside shallow play area with slides, climbing structures, and water dumping toys. There is also a grass area for families to lounge and enjoy the sunshine. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food and drink, but please no alcohol or glass.
The aquatics complex is located at 1741 West Texas Street. Summer recreational swim is seven days a week from June 10 - Aug 23, 12-4 pm.
Meanwhile, the fountains at the Solano County Government Center in downtown Fairfield on Texas Street can be activated daily to help you and the kids cool off. It’s free to play, and the kids are welcome to wear their swimsuits.
Jelly Belly Candy Company: On the most sweltering days of summer, families can enjoy hours of fun inside Fairfield's Jelly Belly Candy Company. The self-guided tour above the factory floor is always free - and the samples are too! Come discover why USA Today readers voted the Jelly Belly Factory one of the Top 10 Tours in the United States! Walk above the factory floor, enjoy the sweet aroma of the candy being cooked that day and fun interactive exhibits. Before or after your tour, visit the Jelly Belly Cafe and enjoy a pizza or cheeseburger shaped like a jellybean.
Jelly Belly's Visitor Center, located at 1 Jelly Belly Lane in Fairfield, is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and self-guided factory tours are available daily 9 a.m to 4 p.m
Driven Raceway: Do you have a need for speed? Race your family and friends around the Driven Raceway track in the most sophisticated and high speed elecric karts available today, all in a large enclosed family entertainment faciity. These Italian-built karts are capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph for the adult drivers, which gives the racing edge on the demanding Driven Raceway D-Force Super Track. Driven Raceway supplies the helmet and instructions and YOU bring the drive! In addition to the kart racing, Driven Raceway also offers a glow-in-the-dark Black Light Mini Golf Course and a mini bowling alley.
Driven Raceway, located at 1560 Gateway Blvd in Fairfield, is open Monday-Thursday, 12 pm to 9 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Jumpity Bumpity is an ocean-themed, indoor recreation center for children. The Fairfield location includes a three-level soft padded play area for children 12 years and under as well as a three-lane Ninja Warrior course for all ages.
Jumpity Bumpity, located at 250 Travis Blvd in Fairfield, is open daily. Please click the link to their website for their hours and scheduled activities.
Scandia Family Fun Center: Scandia has an impressive indoor arcade and play area in addition to their popular outdoor attractions like mini-golf, Water Bugs Bumper Boats, and Lil' Indy Raceway. Scandia’s grand arcade has over 200 games to choose from, from the classics to the cutting edge of video technology, plus pinball and a huge selection of prize redemption games. The ClubHouse for Kids features over three levels of climable, slideable and jumpable playspace. Scandia's lasertag course is also indoors. Keep your cool as you team up with up to 25 other plays to battle in a futuristic space station.
Scandia, located at 4300 Central Place, is open Sunday-Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm and Friday-Saturday, 10 am to 12 am.
Solano Town Center: Solano County's largest indoor shopping mall is also home to Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 IMAX! The mall's anchor stores include JCPenney, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods and Best Buy.
Solano Town Center is located at 1350 Travis Blvd in Fairfield. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm