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5 Local Tips for Family Fun in the Napa Valley

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Will and Nikki met at a ceramics class back in 1997, and their shared passion became the foundation of their relationship and NBC Pottery. They work out of a home studio in Angwin, in the mountains above St. Helena, molding organic wares that grace the tables of area restaurants. With two young kids in tow, they enjoy exploring the Napa Valley’s natural beauty and creative scene. Read on for their favorite places, from a perfect picnic spot to a winery with outstanding art.
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649 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Nimbus Arts has lots of programming throughout the week and on weekends,” says Nikki. “Parents can even drop their kids at a class then go out and have lunch or do a wine tasting.” Will adds, “Nimbus is not only...
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Angwin, CA 94508, USA
“We have an amazing state forest here in Angwin called Las Posadas,” says Will. “I love to take our kids, Gavin and Evie, and our dog, Sketcha, through the woods on walks and bike rides. There are so many amazing biking and hiking trails with...
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St Helena, CA 94574, USA
“Crane Park in St. Helena is a great place to bring your family or have a picnic. You can drink wine; throw some horseshoes; play tennis or bocce; hit up the amazing skate park; and browse the farmer’s market. The park is off the main...
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4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Yes, the Hess Collection in Napa makes wine and sells it under the same name. But really, the brand is about something equally wonderful in entirely different ways: modern art. Owner and entrepreneur Donald Hess began collecting art in the 1960s,...
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738 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
“Our go-to restaurant is Farmstead,” says Nikki, “it’s awesome for the whole family.” Will adds, “When we go out, we’ve got to have a place where the kids can roam. Farmstead has a big outside dining and...