Turn off the lights and go with the glow at these super-fun phosphorescent facilities. Or make your own luminous amusements at home with these secret glow-in-the-dark recipes.
1. Glow Running
Glow-in-the-Dark Kids Run in Los Alamitos is part of the two-day Race on the Base just for kids up to age 14. This Friday, February 24, the expanded Glow in the Dark Fun Run will take place in three waves starting at 6:30 p.m. Register for one of two distances: 1/2 mile (Wave 1 for kids 8 & under only) and one mile (Waves 2 and 3). You’ll run one lap to complete the 1/2 mile distance or two laps to complete one mile. You can also win a prize for best costume, brightest family or group, and wackiest costume. Registration is limited, so register early!
2. Glow Bouncing
Head to Big Air Trampoline Park in Buena Park, Redlands or Laguna Hills for Cosmic Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, where your little jumpers can work up a sweat in a wonderland of lasers and strobes.
Or try out SkyZone’s Glow in Anaheim or Westminster with lasers, music and blacklight that transform the park into a crazy jumping dance club.
Every other Friday night, BounceU in Orange cranks up the tunes and turns on the effects so kids can enjoy two full hours of disco bouncing fun. It’s just $10 a head, and you’ll get a glow-in-the-dark accessory on your way in.
3. Glow Bowling
Stake out a lane Friday or Saturday night at Cal Bowl in Lakewood for Cosmic Bowling, where you and your kids can knock down pins surrounded by glowing neon lights and club music.
Try Cosmic Bowling at Concourse Bowling in Anaheim, every Friday from 5 p.m. to closing. Or head to Irvine Lanes for late-night lasers, lights and music Fridays and Saturdays during Galaxy Bowling. In Norwalk, Keystone Lanes offers Cosmic Nights on Friday and Saturday, plus a Cosmic Package.
4. Glow Golfing
Check out Glo Mini Golf in Riverside where all the wonders of the world are explored in this one-of-a-kind glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. Take a selfie at the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China or Amazon Jungle. Add the 3D glasses for a visual that’s better than IMAX. And check out Rockbot, a social jukebox that lets you pick the music playing at GLO right from your phone. Party packages available, too!
5. Glow Tag
Grab a group (ages 5+) and head to Laser Quest in Fullerton or Mission Viejo for a heart-pounding afternoon of laser tag. After a quick briefing, you’ll put on your LQ pack, grab your laser and make your way through a low-light obstacle course full of lights, swirling fog and music, tagging your opponents for the big win. With pizza deals and cake, it’s the perfect place for a party.
6. Glow at Home
Slide a glow stick inside a beach ball and turn out the lights for a glowtastic game of dodge ball. Mix up a batch of homemade glow-in-the-dark slime. Or serve your movie-night guests glow-in-the-dark Jell-O. Check out these and more on Kidsguide’s Pinterest glow board!
Bonus! Join Pirate Coast Paddle for SUP Glow Night Tours during summer (June – September). Boards are equipped with waterproof LED lighting. A guided tour through the calm waters of the Newport Beach bay creates an illuminated experience that allows marine life to be seen.