Frequently Asked Questions

Children's & Teen Activities

Questions

  1. What are the hours of operation for the Arts & Crafts Room?
  2. Is the Arts & Crafts Room supervised?
  3. Does the Activities staff babysit children in the Arts & Crafts Room?
  4. How old do children have to be to participate in the Arts & Crafts Program?
  5. Are teenagers permitted in the Arts & Crafts Room?
  6. Where do we sign up for Kiddie Korral, Lil' Wrangler Club, MAC Club, teen activities, ropes course, mountain biking, fishing, archery, air rifle, nature walks, etc.?
  7. Are there forms to fill out for the child and teen activities?
  8. Does a parent or guardian have to sign their child up for the evening programs?
  9. Can teenagers drive themselves to the off-property teen movie?
  10. What are the age requirements, guidelines and fees associated with the Ropes Course?
  11. What are the age requirements and guidelines for guided mountain bike rides?
  12. Where can bikes be ridden?

Answers

  1. What are the hours of operation for the Arts & Crafts Room?

    Summer Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Holiday/Off-Season Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Please check the daily schedule during your stay for the most current information.

    Contact Guest Services ~ Phone (805) 686-7700  |  Contact Form - Guest Services

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  2. Is the Arts & Crafts Room supervised?

    Yes. It is supervised during the summer, holidays and on weekends.  It is supervised only occasionally on weekdays during the off-season.

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  3. Does the Activities staff babysit children in the Arts & Crafts Room?

    No. The Arts & Crafts Room offers "free-flow" programs where the kids can come and go as they please.

    If you are interested in hiring a babysitter, a list is available through Guest Services.

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  4. How old do children have to be to participate in the Arts & Crafts Program?

    Children should be at least 6 years old in order to visit the Arts & Crafts Room.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult or sibling over the age of 10.

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  5. Are teenagers permitted in the Arts & Crafts Room?

    Yes, all ages are welcome including adults.

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  6. Where do we sign up for Kiddie Korral, Lil' Wrangler Club, MAC Club, teen activities, ropes course, mountain biking, fishing, archery, air rifle, nature walks, etc.?

    Sign-ups for all activities (excluding horseback riding) are taken at the Guest Services desk in the Fitness Center lobby from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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  7. Are there forms to fill out for the child and teen activities?

    Yes. Each child must have their own permission/liability form filled out and signed by their parent or guardian prior to participating in any scheduled activity. The form is valid for the duration of your stay.

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  8. Does a parent or guardian have to sign their child up for the evening programs?

    Yes. Children must be signed up in advance for any scheduled evening functions including Kiddie Korral, dinner functions, MAC Club and teen activities.

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  9. Can teenagers drive themselves to the off-property teen movie?

    No. All teens who sign up for the teen movie must ride in the van which is driven by an Alisal employee.

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  10. What are the age requirements, guidelines and fees associated with the Ropes Course?

    Children under 7 years of age are not permitted to participate in the Ropes Course. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The course is designed for all ages and adults are encouraged to participate as well.  The maximum number of participants is ten and the cost is $75.00 per person.

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  11. What are the age requirements and guidelines for guided mountain bike rides?

    The minimum age for mountain bike rides is 13 and the maximum number of riders is eight.

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  12. Where can bikes be ridden?

    Guests may ride on Alisal trails only if they are participating in a guided mountain bike ride. Maps of the Santa Ynez Valley are available at the Front Desk or Guest Services for guests who prefer to ride off-property.

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