Business Index

30+ More Museums

Museums that offer family-friendly exhibits and events.

4-H Youth Development Program

Los Angeles and Orange County programs (5-19) offer guidance in good citizenship, leadership and life skills through projects and community service.

AD/HD Support Group and Resources

Resources to find support groups and professional services.

Adventure City

Adventure City in North Orange County is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all new Rewind Racers roller coaster.

Adventure City

What a day of excitement! Play in Adventure City as long as you like; enjoy one-hour in the whimsical Party Station eating pizza and other treats served by your own party hostess; take a private train ride with your child as the engineer, and much more.

AJCC/Pete Davis Youth Basketball Winter League

AJCC/Pete Davis Youth Basketball League for boys and girls, ages 6-13 January 6 registration. Winter Program Dates – 1/06/19 – 03/10/18.

Aliso Viejo Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Aliso Viejo Parks and Recreation

www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Resource to find clubs/teams for a variety of sports, from traditional leagues for basketball and gymnastics to clubs for taekwondo, diving and feats of strength.

American Bicycle Association

ABA hosts district, state and national races and cruises. Their website offers information on the sport, including a rule book, plus referrals to local tracks and teams.

American Red Cross

Classes (5+) include first aid and CPR, plus referrals to Red Cross-certified swim programs and instructors.

Amtrak One-Day Train Rides

Short day-trips to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara and other cities are available from local stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine and Santa Ana.

Anaheim Community Services

www.anaheim.net/play

Anaheim Libraries Canyon Hills Branch

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Central Branch

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1 0a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries East Anaheim Branch

Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Euclid Branch

Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Haskett Branch

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Sunkist Branch

Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed, Saturday and Sunday.

Animal Care Centers and Exotic Rescue

Local animal care centers and exotic rescue such as the Marine Mammal Care Center, Pacific Marine Mammal Center and the Star Eco Station offer educational programs for kids on an ongoing basis.

Applied Music Studio

Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a free lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals.

Aquariums

A list of aquariums that offer tours, family activities, classes, camps and special events.

Arboretums, Gardens and Wetlands

Nature-centered destinations that offer walking and self-guided tours, workshops, family and kids programs, and special events.

Archery Ranges

Private ranges that offer instruction (5+), tournaments, league activities, target practice and private lessons.

Art Steps

Birthday parties or scout classes at Art Steps are fun, mini art classes. Each child proudly brings home a beautiful, finished drawing in crayon, marker or pastel, as a party favor or as work toward an art badge.

Artesia Library

Tuesday and Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, closed.

Arts Programs for Special Needs

Dance and music classes for children with special needs

Ashwini

“Amazing work by Kidsguide. I would not have survived without you. You are my first go to for any kids activity.”

Autism Programs

A list of organizations throughout Southern California that offer programs and services for children and teens with autism.

Badminton

The governing body for the sport of badminton. Visit the website for local club contact information. Plus, information on a local center.

Batting Cages

Most facilities offer training and lessons; some offer parties. Web search “batting cages” plus your city.

Beach Closure Hotline

Up-to-date information on water quality and beach closures in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Bellflower Library Clifton M. Brakensiek

Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Bellflower Parks and Recreation

Visit their website for events and classes.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Big Air Trampoline Parks are the area’s best indoor trampoline parks. Unique features include Battle Beam, The X Wall, Lil Air (for jumpers ages 7 and younger), Open Main Court, Dodgeball Courts, Foam Pit, Slam Dunk Basketball and a brand new trampoline laser maze in Laguna Hills!

Big Air Trampoline Park

Big Air Trampoline Parks have quickly become our area’s premier birthday party locations, winning “Best Birthday Party Venue” multiple times. Party packages include at least one hour of jump time and 40 minutes of reserved table time with pizza and beverages.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Local branches match boys and girls with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. Volunteers are extensively screened. Catholic Big Brothers offer bilingual, deaf and hearing-challenged programs.

Bike Paths

Website resources that list paved trails and paths in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Bionerds

Is your curious child having a birthday soon? Leave it to Bionerds to wow him or her and their friends with a fun and hands-on biology workshop party!

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tide pool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to your birthday party or special event.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes.

BMX Tracks

BMX courses at various Southern California locations feature practices, clinics and competitions.

Boat Cruises and Whale Watching

Boating locations that offer boat cruises including whale watching for families. Schedules vary.

Boat Parade of Lights in Dana Point Harbor

December 7, 8, 14 and 15: Celebrate the holiday season at the spectacular 44th annual Boat Parade of Lights at Dana Point Harbor! Enjoy the holiday extravaganza featuring carolers, trick ropers, games, crafts, free photos with Santa, and the boat parade.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is an interactive, educational, children’s extension of the Bowers Museum with a focus on its mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art, archaeology and world cultures.

Bowers Kidseum

Invite your friends to a fun-filled, unique birthday party experience! Customized packages may include a face painter, storyteller, and art projects.

Bowling Centers

Web search “bowling” plus your city.

Boxing

Official organization of USA Boxing. Find local clubs.

Boy Scouts of America

Cub Scouts (grades 1-5) and Boy Scouts (grades 6-12) participate in a variety of activities and earn badges. Cub Scouts tie knots, set up a tent, cook at a campfire and more.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Supervised activities (5-18) after school and during school vacations (see Camps), including crafts, field trips, homework help, and more.

Brea Community Services

www.cityofbrea.net

Brea Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Breast-Feeding and Pregnancy Support

Support groups and doulas for breastfeeding women.

Buena Park Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Buena Park Recreation

Visit their website for events and classes.

Build It Workspace

Parties at Build It Workspace are an exciting and creative way to celebrate your child’s big day. Fun activities include robot races, sewing with electronics, soap/chocolate-mold making, 3D printing and laser cutting.

Burgess Cotillion

With Burgess Cotillion, manners and etiquette are emphasized throughout their program. Students (grades 3-12) are taught how to: introduce themselves, go through a reception line, ask a lady to dance, and sit properly.

Burgess Cotillion

The three basic ballroom dances, waltz, foxtrot and swing, are taught every season, along with a Latin dance, such as the samba or tango, as well as other forms of dance, such as the Charleston or polka.

California Amateur Skateboard League

Regional association promotes skateboarding while helping communities provide skaters with safe skateboarding environments and competitions.

Camp Fire

Long Beach Area Council – Programs include small club/groups, camps, arts and service programs. Inland Southern California Council – Orange County kids and teens participate in community service opportunities.

Ceramics Studios

Most studios in our list offer ceramic painting; some offer pottery and polymer-clay sculpting, plus party packages.

Cerritos College

Intro to Spanish and Spanish Intermediate (grades 2-5 or 6-12), Chinese Language and Culture (grades 5-12), offered throughout the summer, two-hours per day, Monday – Friday, two-week session.

Cerritos College Community Education

www.cerritoscommunityed.com

Cerritos College Community Education

Year-round classes in piano (6-14, 3 levels), guitar (8-13), Community Band and Community Orchestra (10+), plus math tutoring.

Cerritos Library

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Chang Orthodontics

Their goal is to provide patients with the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal human touch. By placing an emphasis on communication, they strive to ensure every patient understands what it takes to make a healthy, beautiful smile.

Chess Programs for Kids

Chess classes, tournaments and camps for kids.

Child Abuse

Call for help or to report abuse or suspected abuse. Information and referrals are available; most are bilingual.

Children’s Home Society of California

A central coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs.

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) Resource and Referral

Resource and Referral offers a variety of child care resources to the community, such as child care referrals, resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting videos.

City Recreation Departments

Most city recreation departments offer youth group activities and family programs. See Recreation Departments and Colleges for contact information.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Boating safety classes (4+). Nominal fee for materials; instruction is free. Visit their website for referrals to youth classes (8-18) offered by local flotillas.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center hosts the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It also serves as the national memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members, lost in 2003.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Host your own out-of-this-world event at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Use the entire 20,000-square-foot Space Center or select facilities for meetings, birthdays, reunions, weddings, banquets, and other special events.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It also serves as the national memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members, lost in 2003.

Comics Workshop at the Hammer Museum

May 6: Comics, or something like them, have been around since people lived in caves and have been used to tell every kind of story.

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family & Child Counselor

Specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families, Connie is committed to assisting parents in navigating the often rough waters of child rearing.

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family and Child Counselor

Specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families. Connie came to appreciate the unique needs of this group while raising her own gifted children.

Corky Carroll’s Surf School 

Private and semi-private surf lessons are offered year round for all levels and ages. Summer camps are also offered, see Camps.

Costa Mesa Dungan Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Costa Mesa Parks and Community Services

Programs and activities for youth and teens are offered throughout the year. During the school year, programs include: L.E.A.P. Program – Learn, Explore, and Play (ages 3-5), Recreation on Campus for Kids program (ROCKS, grades K-6), and more.

Costa Mesa Technology Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Costa Mesa Verde Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Counseling

Couseling for kids and families.

Craft Instruction

Arts and crafts workshops for kids are offered at the following locations.

Creative Reuse Centers

Creative reuse takes used or recycled materials and makes them into art.

Cricket

Referrals to regional coaches, youth leagues and teams.

CrystalVoice Studio Voice Lessons

Crystal has over 25 years of experience as a voice instructor working with ages 8-80. She specializes in MDH Breathing Coordination, a functional vocal technique that applies to all styles, bridging the gap between art and science to help students achieve real, measurable results in their singing.

CrystalVoice Studio Voice Lessons

Crystal has over 25 years of experience as a voice instructor working with ages 8-80. She specializes in MDH Breathing Coordination, a functional vocal technique that applies to all styles, bridging the gap between art and science to help students achieve real, measurable results in their singing.

Curling

Resources and referrals to camps and leagues, plus a junior merit program. Local OC Curling Club in Westminster.

Cypress Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

Cypress Recreation and Parks

www.cypressrec.com

Dana Point Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing Free Kids Fishing Day and Kids Club

Free Kids Sportfishing Clinics (12 and under) are held on Sundays, noon – 12:30 p.m.

Dance Company

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Acro, Musical Theater and Lyrical (3+); beginner to advanced levels with an emphasis on technique.

Deep Blue Swim School

Deep Blue Swim School offers free infant classes (3-5 months), private lessons, parent-and-me swim classes, pre-competitive swim team, snorkeling clinics, and scuba for kids year round in their 92 degree indoor and ozone-filtrated pools.

Disc Golf

A list of local parks that offer disc golf courses, some also offer disc rentals.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive fun. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience their own Santa Ana winds, there’s something for everyone to explore.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Eco Challenge, Science of Hockey, and more.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Have an unforgettable birthday full of discovery, learning and play at Discovery Cube!

Diving Instruction

Currently looking for talented kids (6+), from learn-to-dive beginners, to high school divers, to elite national competitors.

Downey Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Downey Parks and Recreation

www.downeyca.org

East West Ice Palace

Fun party package includes public skating admission, private party room, pizza, cake, soft drinks, party decor, plus skate time. Skating lessons available upon request.

East West Ice Palace

Ice rink offers public skating, skating classes for kids (3+) and adults, freestyle sessions, in-house hockey, hockey classes, youth travel hockey league, adult hockey league, stick time and broomball.

Educare

EduCare Preschools of Lakewood are private preschools, and accept children ages 24 months through kindergarten. Each school is licensed for 70 children. Each facility leases space in a church, and both are attractive and well-maintained

El Dorado Nature Center Workshops

One-day Parent and Me Workshops – Join El Dorado Nature Center for fun and exploration this fall and winter.  Bring your imagination as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories and outdoor exploration

El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range

Free instruction to improve skills and consistent shooting technique (8+).

Elevation Studios

Ages 3 through adult, beginning through professional. Full recreational program as well as a highly competitive competition team

Emerald Events – The Bubble Rollers

The original Bubble Rollers allows you to run, walk or roll on water without getting wet! No pool? They can bring an inflatable pool, or have your party at a public pool or park, or a Bubble Rollers location.

Emerald Events Mobile Ice Skating Rink

Emerald Events has added something very exciting to their inventory – now you can ice skate year round! If you’re looking for a unique experience for your corporate, church, school event or home party, try their synthetic mobile ice rink

Emerald Events Mobile Ice Skating Rink

If you’re looking for a unique experience for your corporate, church, or school event or home party, try Emerald Events’ synthetic mobile ice skating rink, offered year round.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Checklists and classes for emergency preparedness.

Emergency Shelters

Temporary shelter for children and families in crisis. Residential care, counseling, referrals and bilingual assistance available.

Fairmont Private Schools

Since 1953, Fairmont Private Schools has partnered with parents who seek the best opportunities for their children. With four OC campus locations, Fairmont is the oldest, largest, nonsectarian private school in Orange County.

Family Frisbee Golf at OC Great Park

June 16: Enjoy miniature golf or throwing a frisbee? Then this is the perfect game for you!

Family Fun Centers

Various locations that offer a variety of activities that may include miniature golf, arcades, batting cages, carnival rides, go-carts and bumper cars.

Family Resources and Referrals

A comprehensive list of directories and/or referrals that are available for parents of children with special needs.

Family-Friendly Escape Rooms

A list of family-friendly escape rooms and puzzle rooms.

Family-Friendly Movie Deals

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Farmers Markets

Find a farmers’ market everyday of the week.

FEIG Law Firm – Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Probate & Family Law

Legal counsel for individuals and families seeking guidance with: Special Needs Trusts,  Wills, Trusts, Probate, Trust Litigation and Family Law

FEIG Law Firm Trusts, Wills, Probate, Family Law

Legal counsel for individuals and families seeking guidance with: Special Needs Trusts,  Wills, Trusts, Probate, Trust Litigation and Family Law.

Field Hockey

Official organization of USA Field Hockey. Find local teams and local leagues.

Fillmore & Western Railway

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also home to a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine.

Fillmore and Western Railway

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also home to a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine.

First Field Farm

First Field Farm offers instruction in English horseback riding and jumping for beginning through advanced students. Beginner lessons include care of the horse as well as the basics of position and control.

Fishing Spots

Local fishing spots in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Flight Museums

A comprehensive list of flight museums in the area. Some offer flight simulations.

Fondazione Italia – Italian Language Classes for Kids!

Italian Language Classes for Kids! Fondazione Italia offers immersion-style Italian language programs, including: Parent and Me and preschool, to elementary age, middle school and high school courses, throughout the year in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Food Banks

Four local food banks serving the Southern California area.

Football and Cheerleading at Games

Various local and national football leagues for kids.

FootGolf

Combining golf and soccer, FootGolf players kick a #5 soccer ball from a tee box into a 2 foot hole that generally follows the regular course layout, but does avoid bunkers and golf putting greens.

Foothill Ranch Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Fountain Valley Community Services

www.fountainvalley.org

Fountain Valley Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Free Admission Days at Southern California Museums

Ongoing: Free museum admission is offered on varying days.

Fullerton Library

Monday -Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Fullerton Parks and Recreation

www.tinyurl.com/fullertonparksandrec

Garden Grove Community Services

www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Garden Grove Libraries Chapman Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Garden Grove Libraries Regional Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Garden Grove Libraries Tibor Rubin Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Gate Languages

Gate Languages is a Huntington Beach-based language school, facilitator of intercultural enrichment, and consulting firm specializing in teaching languages.

Girl Scouts

Girls (grades K12) unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) through engaging, challenging, and fun activities.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Year-round programming for girls (grades K-12) focusing on academic achievement, life skills, and personal development.

Glo Mini Golf

Glo Mini Golf is a state-of-the-art, indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. Parties at the facility feature hundreds of black lights that illuminate the course in a kaleidoscope of electric colors. And their Virtual Reality Game Portals are a heart-pounding, 360-degree experience!

Golden West Community College

www.gwccommunityservices.com

Golf Associations

Long Beach Jr. Golf Association, Southern California Golf Association (SCGA ) and SCPGA Foundation Junior Golf Program.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

Have your child’s next birthday party, team party or scouting event at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Pizza Party packages can include easy or challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Offers challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train.

Grace First Presbyterian Church and Preschool

Grace First Presbyterian Church Preschool was established in 1957 as an outreach to serve the children (2-5) and families of the community. They provide developmentally appropriate curriculum by providing a balance of activities that meets the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Do your kids love to swordfight like a musketeer, Jedi or pirate? Then fencing is the sport for them! Fencing develops stamina, discipline and coordination.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Knights, pirates, Jedi, Zorro or Robin Hood? Fencing and archery are fun activities for all ages. Gryphon offers fencing or archery-themed birthday parties for kids and adults.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Archery teaches focus, concentration and coordination. Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio offers beginning archery classes for kids 7 and older.

Gymboree Play & Music

Encourage development through play and learning with the Gymboree Play & Music program, designed to support your child’s growth at his own individual pace.

Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music will create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities that are guaranteed to be 100% funwith zero clean up for the parents!

Gymboree Play & Music

Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments, all at Gymboree Play & Music.

Gymboree Play & Music

Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities.

Hacienda Heights Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Hammer Museum

Hammer kids programs offer hand-on art workshops and films for the whole family.

Hawaiian Gardens Library

Tuesday – Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Hebrew Academy Preschool & Little Gan Infant Center

Preschoolers experience a rich program in a loving Judaic environment where developmentally appropriate academics are taught together with the skills and knowledge that will become their foundation for all future education.

Help Lines and Hot Lines

Crisis intervention, information, listening/counseling and referrals for any need. Most hotlines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Historical Sites

Southern California historical locations offer museums, tours, crafts and family-friendly events.

Hockey Associations

Hockey associations that offer refferals and/or leagues.

Hourly Baby Sitting

A list of websites that provide a search for sitters in your area.

Huntington Beach Community Services

www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Huntington Beach Glowzone

Bowling, glow mini golf, ninja course, bumper cars, paintless paintball, climbing, laser mazes… what more could you need in a birthday party! With a variety of party packages, Glowzone offers something for everyone, with most party packages accomodating up to 50 guests.

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum

Changing exhibits celebrate the history of surfing and surf culture. Tours by reservation. Summer concerts offered. Closed Monday. $2 admission per person.

Huntington Beach Libraries Banning Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Central Branch

Monday, 1-9 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Huntington Beach Libraries Helen Murphy Branch

Monday, 1-7 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Main Street Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Oakview Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Saturday and Sunday.

Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program

Students can choose from a wide range of disciplines including: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, computer graphics, art and technology, photography and art history.

Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program

At Idyllwild Arts day and boarding school, intense training and teacher-passion will transform students into the best artist they can be, utilizing their multi-discipline program which includes ballet and cutting-edge modern and jazz.

Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program

At Idyllwild Arts Academy, the size of the music department is ideal for a high school: big enough to give developing classical artists many chances to perform and yet small enough to guarantee plenty of individual attention and instruction.

Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program

In the theatre department at Idyllwild Arts day and boarding school, students will master advanced techniques while they work side-by-side with gifted professional actors, dancers, singers, designers, and technicians in contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals.

IncrediFlix Parties

With IncrediFlix, your child will be center stage as the star of one of their unique parties. Choose the type of party (Music Video, Mini Movie, Minecraft or Lego) and decide if you want the party at their studio or bring the film crew to you.

Indoor Playgrounds

Indoor playgrounds that offer play equipment with unique features. Most offer parties, family sessions, scout/group programs and open play.

Information and Referrals

Organizations that offer information about, and referrals to, child-care programs and providers.

International School of Orange County

French/English bilingual education, starting at preschool, driven by a unique curriculum delivered in a nurturing environment that fosters personal development, academic excellence, and university/college preparedness.

Irvine Community Services Department

www.cityofirvine.org

Irvine Lanes

Irvine Lanes bowling center offers fun, easy-to-plan, and affordable birthday parties for kids of all ages. With 40 lanes of bowling, they can accommodate parties of any size.

Irvine Libraries Heritage Park Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Irvine Libraries Katie Wheeler Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Irvine Libraries University Park Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jazz Angels

Level specific jazz bands comprised of young musicians ages 9-17. Musicians learn to play (or improve how they play) this great American music through a unique method of music mentoring.

Jennifer Jacoby MacDonald

“My son likes to shop the guide, picking out summer camps!”

Jery Lee

“Congratulations, I have been using this magazine for more than 10 years to find activities for my kids to do. I love this magazine!”

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Various science projects and contests, plus web activities and resources for kids.

Jewish Community Centers

The following centers offer enrichment classes, preschools, family events, support groups, vacation-break camps and teen-specific programming.

Jump Rope

Find camps, workshops and clinics and local national champion jump rope team,

Karla Aguilar

“I love your magazine and so do my kids. Thank you for your great work and tips on how to spend time with the family when you are on a budget.”

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities is offered with Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment.

Kelly Summer Vocal Studio

Voice lessons for kids and adults who want to improve their singing ability are offered by Kelly Summer Vocal Studio.

Kick It Up

A variety of parties and options are offered, including the Enchanted Princess Ballerinas’ Ball, Fairy Dream Dance, Pineapple Princess Hula Party, Pop Princess Hip Hop Party, Go…Fight…Win Cheer Party and the Dancing Princess Party!

Kick It Up

Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Acrobatics are some of the many classes offered.

Kidnastics

Kidnastics has always been the place to be for your child’s birthday party. With over 23,000 square feet of gymnastics equipment, your child and their friends can enjoy over several hours of active-play in a fun and safe environment.

Kidnastics Gymnastics and Rise-Up Athletics All-Star Cheerleading

Kidnastics has been pleased to offer quality gymnastics instruction for over 40 years. As a recreational gymnastics and competitive cheerleading facility with over 23,000 square feet of full-line gymnastics equipment and two full-size gymnastics floors, they offer nothing but the best instructional classes for your children.

Kids Night Out

The following city agencies and businesses provide an activity-filled, drop-off evening for kids.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

Kidsguide Helps Cubberly’s Carnival

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Kidspace

Kidspace offers engaging birthday programs for your child’s special day, making it a fun and cherished occasion, including museum admission for all party guests, and interactive games and activities in art, science, nature, music and fun!

La Habra Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

La Habra Recreation

www.lahabraca.gov

La Mirada Library

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

La Palma Libraries

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Lacrosse

Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse for girls and boys (grades 3-8). Serves Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach, Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Ladera Ranch Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Laguna Beach Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9-5 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Laguna Hills Technology Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Laguna Niguel Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lake Forest Community Services

www.lakeforestca.gov

Lake Forest Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lakewood Libraries George Nye Jr. Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Lakewood Library Angelo M. Iacoboni Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Baseball, Softball and T-ball Online registration begins May 5. In person begins May 12. All registration ends on May 19.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Check out the variety of dance classes offered by Lakewood Recreation and Community Services.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Flag Football Online registration begins August 4. In person begins August 11. All registration ends on August 18.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Gymnastics classes are offered for kids (12 mos-16 yrs), seven-week session, $77.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Karate, beginning – intermediate (5-15), six-week session, $44, Karate Pee Wee Tiger (3-5), six-week session, $40.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Babies Love Music (4-14 mos), Toddlers Love Music (1-2), Kids Love Music (1-4), Drums for Fun (6-12), Violin (7+), Pop/Rock Singers (8-11), Ukulele (7-12) and Piano, beginning and intermediate (6-14); five to six-week sessions, $59-$72.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May-August: City of Lakewood Pre-Summer/Summer Aquatics. February- April: Swim Lessons by Lakewood Aquatics

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Over 10 tennis classes available for all ability levels, ages 5-17. Five to eight-week sessions, $55-$144.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Musical Theatre Class (5-13), Broadway Pops (7-11), three to five week sessions.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Youth clinics (6-15).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ice Skating: Parent & Me (3-6), Tot Beginning (4-6) and Beginning (7-14); four-week sessions, $45. Tot Ice Hockey (3-6) and Youth Ice Hockey (7-14); four-week sessions, $45

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Instruction by Kidz Love Soccer (3-10), six-week session, $70.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Instruction at Lakewood Equestrian Center.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Skateboarding (5-13), five-week sessions, $125.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Programs include: baseball, basketball, dance (ballet, tap, hip-hop, hula, Polynesian, adaptive), flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (drums, violin, piano, Pop/Rock singers and more.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Check out the variety of programs offered by the City of Lakewood: sports, cooking, dance, musical theater, and lots more.

LangoKids Irvine

LangoKids Irvine offers dynamic, fun, and engaging Spanish and French Immersion classes and camps for kids. With their native-speaking instructors, your child will acquire another language in a small group setting, gain exposure to new cultures, and have a blast in the process.

Lawn Bowling Center

Year-round free lessons for all ages.

League Baseball and Softball

Softball and Baseball Leagues.

Learning Disabilities

A comprehensive list of resource organizations for dyslexia and ADD/ADHD.

Leeway Sailing Center

Classes are offered year round for beginner to intermediate, including bay kayaking (10+) and sailing using Sabot (8+), Keelboat and Capri 14 boats (13+).

Leeway Sailing Center Birthday Party Packages

A unique fun celebration at the beach! The Leeway Sailing Center Birthday Party Package “A” includes one hour of beach games, one hour of barbecue and one hour of boating. Pricing ranges from $265-500 based on size of party, package and amenities.

Let’s Have a Cart Party

Since 1969, Lets Have a Cart Party has been preparing fresh food at your party site in front of your guests. Kenny Baines, owner and head chef, hand-selects only the finest produce for your occasion.

LGBT Support

Offers support programs for gay fathers and lesbian mothers as well as a support group for LGBTQ teens (13-18).

Libraries

Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times.

Library of the Canyons in Silverado

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Life of the Party

The best children’s entertainers in Southern California! Their expert staff features top performers including magicians, clowns, super heroes, princesses, and fairy tale and holiday characters.

Lil’ Chef School

Weekly classes with a different menu each week. Lil’ Chefs (5+) meet for 90 minutes of hands-on cooking full of learning and fun. Junior Chefs (9+, or with instructor approval) have mastered the basics of cooking, kitchen etiquette and safety.

Lil’ Chef School

Party themes include Teddy Bear Pic-Nic, Pizza-Palooza, and more From Wok on the Wild Side to Pizookie Sundae menu, their parties let parents relax and enjoy the show!

Lil’ Chef School

In addition to a wide variety of cooking classes for kids and teens, they also teach participants in Lil’ Chef camps and classes how to set and clear a table, execute proper table manners and introduce various cooking utensils and appliances and their use.

Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Encounter over 450 wild animals, live shows, children’s discovery center, animal carousel, seasonal camel rides, twice daily giraffe feedings and a G-scale model train, and more.

Local Ships

Information about S.S. Lane Victory, USS Iowa and USS Midway Museum.

Long Beach Libraries Alamitos Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Bayshore Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Bret Harte Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Brewitt Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Burnett Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Dana Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries El Dorado Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Los Altos Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Mark Twain Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Michelle Obama Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Ruth Bach Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Main Library and Information Center

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Many Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine parks offer arts and crafts on a drop-in basis with supervised recreation programming during after-school hours.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Check out the variety of dance classes offered by kids through LB Parks, Recreation and Marine.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Parent and Me Skating (3-6), Beginning Ice Skating (7-14) and Ice Hockey (7-18).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Jujitsu (6-12), Karate (5-12), Mixed Martial Arts White Belt (6-17), Mixed Martial Arts Upper Belt (6-17), Shotokan Karate (7-17). Homeland Cultural Center’s Bokator Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do). Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., free for all ages.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Kid’s Love Music (1-4), Kids Love Music Babies (4 mo. – 1), Kid’s Love Music: Toddlers! (1-2), Little Music Makers (2 1/2 – 5), Melody Time (1-2), and tons more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free coed indoor soccer leagues (5-8), Boy’s Leagues (9-14), and Girl’s Leagues (9-14). Pre-Soccer (3-6) and Tot Soccer (3-1/2 – 4).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Beginning to intermediate swim instruction (3+); year-round. Parent and child, (9 mos-3 yrs), recreational swimming and classes.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

T-Ball Skills (2-3 and 3-5); six-week sessions, $89. Coed T-Ball leagues (5-8).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free Girls Volleyball Leagues October through November.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Basic Cooking for Kids (6-12)

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Tiny Tumblers I (1-2), Tiny Tumblers II (2-4), Gymnastics Beginning (6-17), Gymnastics Intermediate (6-17), Gymnastics Advanced (6-17).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Classes for Tots (4-5), First Strokes (5-6) and Youth, (7-10, 11-15 and 7-15). Billie Jean King Tennis Center, (562) 438-8509 and El Dorado Tennis Center, (562) 425-0553.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

 Musical Minis Theater Class for ages 2-1/2 to 5. 

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Academics, archery, arts, baseball (T-ball), basketball (free coed leagues), boating and sailing classes, camps (see Camps), cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cultural, parent/me), coed flag football, gymnastics and more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Amiguitos Spanish Immersion (2-4), Bamboleo Bebe Spanish Immersion (1-2).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Eight, free drop-in skate parks are available at Bixby Park, Drake Park, El Dorado Park West, Fourteenth Street Park, Houghton Park, McBride, Orizaba Park and Silverado Parks.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Horse Fun (7-12). Classes held at El Rodeo Stables in Brea.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Coed Flag Football Leagues (5-8). Boy’s Flag Football Leagues (9-14).

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Fashion Make Up – A Two Part Series (16+).

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Hundreds of classes and programs for kids, teens and adults – many of which are free!

Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services

www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Los Alamitos Rossmoor Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Los Altos Dance Center

They offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical for pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults. Their friendly teachers make classes fun and enjoyable while teaching proper dance technique.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Children’s Zoo and camps also offered.

Low-Cost Health Services and Resources

Various agencies that provide referrals or services for medical and/or dental care to low-income families. Bilingual.

Magic Clubs

Magic clubs that offer actvities and instruction.

Magic Stores

Magic stores that offer supplies and lessons.

Makerspaces

The following locations offer maker classes, camps and workshops, plus robotics and other maker activities.

Makerspaces and Robotics

Makerspaces are locations where people create, invent, and learn, usually with technology such as 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.

Maria Tinajero-Dowdle

“Kidsguide was the first parents magazine I picked up when my now 16 ½ year old was just starting to get active. Her first horseback riding lessons, trip to the Del Amo Nature Center, local children’s theater, and so much more were because of your wonderful magazine. It was my “mom bible” for things to do for all three of my kids.”

Mark A. Garlington D.D.S. Orthodontics for Children and Adults

At Garlington Orthodontics, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome when you set foot in their office. They take pride in providing the best care in both a friendly and comfortable environment.

Martial Arts Parties at The Power of One Self-Defense Institute

Fun, exciting, and unique way to celebrate a birthday. The party coordinator keeps everyone entertained while teaching cool martial arts skills, including games to build confidence, teamwork and focus including obstacle courses and more.

Martial Arts with Sensei Mac

Sensei Mac offers a variety of Martial arts programs for kids (2+) that focus on building confidence, self-esteem while learning self-defense, discipline, respect and stranger awareness.

Metro-Railway

Trains run daily and frequently. The website features a trip planner to help plot routes to and from popular family destinations.

Missing/Runaway Children

Help, information, referrals and message-relay services for runaways, abducted children and/or their parents.

Mission Viejo Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon -5 p.m.

Mission Viejo Recreation

www.cityofmissionviejo.org/recreation

Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School

Year-round program for children (2-12) in preschool and kindergarten through grade 6. Students are in a multi-age group environment working individually and independently. Without a traditional grading system, classes help students to progress at their own pace.

Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

Animal shows and demonstrations twice a day. Plus, behind-the-scenes tours and other up-close opportunities.

More Equestrian Centers

The following locations offer English and/or Western riding instruction (5+) and trail rides (7+).

More Fencing

Additional fencing studios.

More Skating Rinks

Skating rinks that offer roller and/or ice hockey programs (3+), including classes, clinics, camps and leagues, plus public and specialty skating sessions. Pick-up play and party packages may be available.

Museum Art Classes and Workshops

Many museums offer art classes that may include drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, pastels, watercolor and other mixed media.

Museums

For science-focused destinations, see Attractions and Museums for locations and contact information.

Music Associations

Music Teachers Association of California and Suzuki Association of the Americas

Music Together at the Beach

Celebrating 20 years of family music-making in Long Beach and Huntington Beach! Music Together is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5 and the grown-ups who love them.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

My Gym has helped thousands of children, ages 6 weeks through 13 years, gain confidence and self-esteem in a loving and caring environment.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Easy, fun, all-in-one parties! Exclusive use of the entire gym. Convenient and easy for parents. Games, games, games…and so much more.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

My Gym offers Preschool Prep Early Learning Program. In their commitment to educate the whole child, the program focuses on imparting to children the skills needed to excel in preschool and beyond.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

As students, ages 4-13, strive for different belt levels, they learn about setting goals and the discipline needed to reach them.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun, urban/street-style dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out! 

Nate the Great at South Coast Repertory

November 2-18: Nate the Great, the world’s greatest kid detective, loves solving mysteries – almost as much as eating pancakes. When Annie’s special painting of her dog, Fang, goes missing, Nate’s on a new case! Did Fang bury it? Is Rosamond, who prefers cats over dogs, up to foul play? Come along as Nate searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever, new musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways.

National Cheerleaders Association

Hosts and promotes championships and camps (10+).

National Dance Alliance

National organization hosts championships, special events and camps throughout the area.

National Junior Basketball

Boys’ and girls’ leagues in three age divisions (grades 1-8). Registration begins in August for winter season. Various chapter locations.

Nature Centers

Nature centers located throughout Orange County and Long Beach Metro offer guided walks, kid- and family-friendly classes and workshops, exhibits and special events.

Nature Centers

For nature-related science camps and classes, see Recreation and Parks.

New Hope Academy of Gymnastics and Dance

Get ready for a “Gymcredible Summer” at New Hope Gymnastics summer camps, ideal for: beginner gymnasts, current students wanting to level up and athletes interested in competing – all gymnasts who want gold-medal skills!

Newport Beach Libraries Balboa Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Newport Beach Library Central Branch

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday noon -5 p.m.

Newport Beach Library Corona Del Mar Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Newport Beach Library Mariners Branch

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Newport Beach Recreation Services

www.newportbeachca.gov

North OC Community College District School of Continuing Education

Locations in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton.

North Orange Continuing Education

Locations in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton offer a variety of classes for kids and teens, ranging from academics and sports to the arts.

North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High

New this season, Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, CA, is unveiling two new Yeti Snow Parks, each with tubing, snow play, and grab-n-go lessons. Mountain High is Southern California’s “gateway to winter” and each of these zones serve as an introduction to snow sports with a direct conduit to alpine skiing and snowboarding.

Norwalk Libraries Alondra Branch

Tuesday – Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Norwalk Libraries Main Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Norwalk Recreation Cultural Arts Center

www.norwalk.org

Oakwood Academy Schools

Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Students learn computer skills and go on educational field trips.

Observatories and Planetariums

8 locations that offer programs about the universe, including telescope viewing.

Observatories and Planetariums

For details and contact information, see STEM.

OC French Summer Camp @International School of Orange County

The International School of Orange County is the Orange County campus of the International School of Los Angeles which was established in 1978 by visionaries of varied cultural backgrounds who felt that the greater Los Angeles community needed a school which would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment.

Odyssey of the Mind

Groups purchase a membership and form small teams (grades K-college) to solve competitive problems.

On-The-Water-Instruction

Various locations that offer boating classes and camps including sailing, rowing, SUP, kayaking and more.

Orange Coast College Community Education

Visit their website for events and classes.

Orange Community Services

www.cityoforange.org

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

The Orange County Department of Child Support Services provides professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children.

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

Professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children, including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, and account maintenance.

Orange County Zoo

A petting area, story times, special events and classes. Plus, school tours and scout programs available.

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870s.

Orange Libraries El Modena Branch

Monday-Wednesday, 2-7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orange Libraries Main Library and History Center

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orange Libraries Taft Branch

Monday – Wednesday, 2-7 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 1-6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orchestras

Find a list of regional youth orchestras at the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California website.

Outdoor Playgrounds

Outdoor playgrounds that offer unique features around Orange County and Long Beach metro. Our list includes pirate-themed parks, parks with mud slides and ponds, beach playgrounds and lots more.

Paint for a Purpose

Super creative and fantastic painting parties for birthdays and play dates. Whatever the age of your child, kids have a blast and get creative while painting.

Paramount Library

Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Parent and Baby Support Groups

Support groups specifically for mom and baby.

Parent-Participation Playgroups and Preschools

Parent-participation play groups and preschools (33 mos-5 yrs) are run independently by parents with a certified director at each session.

Parenting Classes Through Community Agencies

Community agencies that offer a variety of parenting classes such as parenting teenagers, parenting skills and family communication.

Parents Play Groups

Parents and kids meet for park play dates or field trips. Multiple play groups available to suit your schedule. Holiday parties for the whole family and moms or dads only social activities are typically included.

Parks and Playgrounds

For indoor playgrounds, see Playgrounds and for arboretums, nature centers and parks, see Recreation and Parks.

Parks in Long Beach Metro and Los Angeles

Regional, state and city parks in the Long Beach metro.

Parks in North Orange County

Regional, state and city parks in North OC.

Parks in South Orange County

Regional, state and city parks in South OC.

Parties By Erin & Co.

With more than 15 years experience, self-proclaimed Party Whisperer, Erin, and her team of talented performers can give your child the party of their dreams.

Pediatric Medical Center

PMC provides comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in: school underachievement and complex diagnostic and management problems.

Petting Zoos and Farms

Opportunities for kids to interact with farm animals. Some also offer pony rides and special events.

Photography – OC Studios by Lizette

OC Studios by Lizette makes preserving the memories of your child’s early years stress-free. This studio specializes in maternity and newborn, through elementary-school age.

Pickleball

Find clubs, pickleball courts, tournaments, rules and resources.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want a fun night out with friends and family, Pirates Dinner Adventure can help you celebrate with your group in true Pirate-fashion!

Placentia Community Services

www.placentia.org

Placentia Library

Library hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Play-Group Gyms

A list of play-group gyms throughout Southern California.

Police Activities League (PAL)

Year-round youth (5-17) program sponsored by police departments. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, computers, community service, homework help and field trips.

Pool or Playground Party at the Alpert JCC!

Want to have a pool party but you don’t have a pool? You can rent the pool at the Alpert JCC! Looking to stay dry and want a playground area for kids to run around? The Early Childhood Education Playground is the perfect place to host a large kids party!

Power 4 Youth

Middle-school students are matched with a volunteer for one-on-one academic mentoring at supervised locations in Lakewood and Long Beach.

Preschools – Long Beach and Orange County

Year-round preschools, for ages 2-5 years, offer an accelerated academic program that includes science, math and language development.

Presidential Libraries

Explore The Nixon Library, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library and Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special events are offered monthly for families with children on the autism spectrum or with physical disabilities. These events allow children and their parents/caretakers to play in a sensitive-friendly environment along with other families.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

An interconnected city designed for children (infant-8).

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special monthly events provide parents with important resources to help them stay on track of their child’s healthy development. Parents with children (0-18 mos) are invited to Pretend City every second Monday for Baby Steps through the City.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits.

Pretend City Children’s Museum Parties

A birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum will create lasting memories that your little ones will be talking about for years to come

Queen Mary

Go back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, now a full-service hotel and historical landmark with tours and exhibitions.

Rancho Rio Verde

Special-need students of all ages can participate in a vaulting program (gymnastics on horseback); Mondays, 2-7 p.m. No experience necessary.

Rancho Santa Margarita Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Read to Bodey the Dog in La Palma

June 2, July 7, August 4 and September 1: Read and pet Bodey the gentle, child-friendly therapy dog.

Rise-Up Athletics All-Star Cheerleading Program

Rise-Up Athletics is a competitive cheerleading program for girls and boys (5+) which teaches all skill levels and even offers half-yearly teams along with competitive travel teams. 

Robotics Party at Sylvan

Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Sylvan Learning has the hottest activity around…a robotics birthday party using LEGOs!

Rock Climbing

Indoor climbing facilities that offer classes, camps and party packages.

Roller Derby

Los Angeles and Orange County junior roller derby leagues.

Rugby

Youth rugby for boys and girls (grades K-12) in Southern California.

San Clemente Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

San Diego Zoo

Camps, sleepovers and family events offered.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Safaris, camps, sleepovers, zip line and a Jungle Ropes course.

San Juan Capistrano Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center

Private and group instruction (6+) for Western, English and Jumping. Beginner through advanced lessons can be arranged to fit your schedule. Lessons are available six days a week on your horse or theirs.

Sandy Fru

“I have told all my friends about your great site. My kids look for fun family events every week.”

Santa Ana College

Spanish (8-12), (714) 564-6594. www.sac.edu/cms

Santa Ana College – Community Services Program

www.sac.edu/cms

Santa Ana Libraries Main Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Santa Ana Libraries Newhope Learning Center

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday and Friday.

Santa Ana Zoo

Offers a children’s farm, train and carousel rides. Family events throughout the year.

Santa Fe Springs Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Santa Monica Playhouse

At Santa Monica Playhouse you can have a stupendous party without lifting a finger. It’s a fairytale come to life, as youngsters party down with characters from the show and then see them on stage in an award-winning musical comedy!

Seal Beach Community Services

www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us

Seal Beach Mary Wilson Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Seascape Kids Fun

Seascape Kids Fun offers many private party packages to accomodate your needs, whether it’s a party for 10 guests, or 100! Designed to fit parties and open-play for all ages, the three-stories arena has enormous slides and 13 foam ball shooting air guns.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Dance School for Children with Disabilites

Dance and music school for children with disabilities, such as visual impairment, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome, as well as children that are developmentally typical, to explore movement, music and creativity.

Sender One (Sender City) Parties

Sender City is an interactive climbing area for everyone in the family! They’ve worked to create a unique climbing environment built to excite, challenge, and entertain adventurous children and adults alike. Climb buildings, shapes, or race your friends to the top of the walls!

Seriously Ill and Bereavement Support Groups

Support for children and families who have lost or are losing a loved one.

Sewing and Knitting Instruction

The following locations offer classes, workshops and camps for kids in sewing and knitting.

Sewing Lab Los Alamitos

A fun, three-hour sewing party! Party go-ers (grades 2+) will not only learn how to safely use a sewing machine, but also sew their own party favora reversible tote bag or a stuffed animal.

Shared Science

Shared Science will help you design a physical science or robotics workshop to suit your event needs. Shared Science provides kids (grades K-9) with unique engineering fun that includes LEGO constructions, computer programming or even robotics.

Shree Bimal

“I absolutely love the kidsguide magazine. I find so many things I love to do with the kids. Thank you for so many ideas.”

Signal Hill Public Library

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Signal Hill Recreation Services

Programs include: ARC after-school program, tween after school program, youth sports (basketball, hockey, volleyball, and more.

Sitter Training

Training for boys and girls (10+). covering basic first aid, child behavior, safety skills and how to market their new business.

Skateboarding Parties with Skatedogs

Skatedogs comes to your home with portable ramps and rails to create a custom skatepark for a one-of-a-kind birthday party.

Skatedogs

After-school and weekend classes in skateboarding, one of the world’s fastest growing sports. They offer classes for all ability levels. Kids (5-13) make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have funall in Skatedogs’ private skatepark..

Skating Associations

Skating associatons that offer information and referrals to competitions and coaches.

Skating Paths

For paved trails/paths in LA and OC, visit: www.tinyurl.com/BikingLA, www.tinyurl.com/ocbikepaths.

Soccer Associations

Associations that offer boys and girls leagues (4-19), summer camps and special-needs programs.

Soccer Parks

A list of soccer parks that offer youth teams and play.

Softball Associations

Associations that offer referrals for local leagues and tournaments.

Southern California Rocketry Clubs

A list of rocketry clubs in Southern California.

Southern California Swim Teams

Southern California Swimming (SCS) oversees city and community club teams. Swimmers (4+) are grouped according to age and ability for year-round, weekday workouts and weekend competitions.

Southern California Tennis Association

Programs for players (10-18), including teams, clinics and tournaments. Scholarships available. Visit their website to find youth tennis programs and leagues.

Special Olympics

Sports training and competition for children (8+) with limited intellectual and physical abilities.

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

Celebrate your birthday or any special event and have a splashing good time at La Mirada’s premiere fun destination, Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark.

Sports for Special Needs

Basketball, baseball, softball and soccer programs for children and teens with special needs.

St. Catherine’s Academy

St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA) is an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition serving students in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. Founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, SCA offers both day and boarding opportunities.

St. Hedwig School

Serving students from TK-8th grade, St. Hedwig School strives to develop the whole child, one who is academically competitive and who demonstrates good character grounded in Catholic values.

Stanton Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Stanton Recreation

www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Store-Based Classes and Workshops

See a list of retail stores that offer themed cooking classes and workshops for kids throughout the year. Camps are often available. Class schedules are available on their websites.

Stratford School

At Stratford, high expectations yield extraordinary results. They start early with an advanced and intentionally balanced curriculum that challenges students and accelerates achievement.

Studio Art Instruction

20 studios offering classes for kids in painting, drawing, ceramics/sculpting and mixed media. Some offer camps and parties.

Summer Food Programs

Children can receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods through the following programs.

Summer Nights in the Garden at NHM

July 10, 24, August 7, 21: Awaken your senses in the Nature Gardens, with great music, garden-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks and more.

Support Groups for Parents

A list of support groups for moms.

Surfing America

Sponsors competitions and events for amateur surfers of all ages. The website features surfing resources including schools.

Susanne Hoglund

“You are a great magazine. I just used your magazine to find an assembly for my school in Anaheim.”

Swim For Life Aquatics Center at the Alpert JCC

At the AJCC’s Swim For Life Aquatics Center, trained and certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors teach each student to swim with confidence, using a 9-step swim program created by the American Red Cross.

Table Tennis

USATT-affiliated table tennis clubs offer training, tournaments and camps. Visit the website for local club contact information.

Task Force Laser Tag and Airsoft Shooting Range Emerald Events

Get your next event blasting with Task Force Laser Tag or Mobile Airsoft Shooting Range! Great for both kids and adults, they offer the most realistic Laser Tag experience in Southern California.

The Power of One Self-Defense Institute

Martial arts programs for kids (3+) and adults, from beginning to advanced, including Self-Defense, with a strong emphasis on life skills: focus, for better grades; self-confidence, discipline and respect; bully proofing and stranger awareness; and kickboxing classes.

The Reptile Zoo

Offers parties, educational events, and junior zookeeper camps.

The Rinks

Guests of all ages enjoy skating at The Rinks. With several daily public skating sessions, skate rentals and full-service snack bars, they offer the coolest fun! If you are new to skating, The Rinks offer a variety of Learn-to-Skate classes.

The Rinks

Put your party plans on ice at The Rinks! They offer packages with cake, refreshments, balloons and party decorations in their private party rooms. Then take to the ice for the coolest fun, including an exclusive group skating lesson for you and your birthday party guests!

The Tutoring Center

Are you happy with your child’s grades? Call The Tutoring Center today to schedule your Free Diagnostic Assessment. The Tutoring Center uses a unique system known as “The Rotational Approach to Learning.”

Thea Huang

April 26, 2018   Dear Editor, We read your magazine all the time to find out events. Thank you for helping us get off our tablets and slaying the boredom dragon. Thank you for letting families enjoy time together. We were so grateful for the tickets to the aquarium. I have enclosed a photo of […]

Theme Parks – What’s New This Season

Southern California parks that offer seasonal-themed rides, tours and entertainment, plus season passes and party packages. Picnic areas, lockers and stroller rentals may be available.

Tom Hicks Baseball Camps, LLC

The 29th annual THBC prides itself on being the area’s best fundamental baseball camp. Camps offered during summer and Christmas break focus on individual instruction and improvement.

Top Flight Street Hockey & Ice Hockey

The Rinks offer street hockey and ice hockey for participants with special needs, all ages and ability levels are welcome. Participants practice weekly, learn fundamentals and play games.

Track and Field

Referrals to youth track clubs and competitions.

Trail Rides

A list of local trail rides, some are in a country environemnt.

Train Museums and Rides

The following locations offer exhibits of working, model and replica locomotives and cabooses, and/or rides and party packages.

Tustin Library

Temporary hours during construction: Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tustin Parks and Recreation Department

www.tustinca.org

U.S. Pony Club

Program offers English riding instruction and competitions. Participants may lease a horse or use their own.

U.S. Synchronized Swimming

Provides information on So Cal clubs (3+), plus additional resources.

U.S.A. Archery

The national governing body for archery coordinates the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program which offers youth (8-18) the opportunity to compete in competitions.

United States Bowling Congress Youth Leagues

Leagues, tournaments, scholarships and instruction.

United States Youth Volleyball League

USYVL provides an eight-week instructional youth volleyball league for boys and girls, ages 7-15. This is a great opportunity for children to learn and play volleyball in a fun and positive environment.

United Waterpolo Club

Take your kids’ swimming to the next level! Newbies can now join United Waterpolo Club (UPWC). Since it was founded in 2007, UWPC has garnered eight national championships. Dedicated to teaching and promoting water polo to youth throughout Southern California, the non-profit club offers competitive programs for boys and girls (5-14).

US Polo Association  

Resources for junior polo programs, clubs and clinics.

US Rowing

Resources to find a rowing instruction class or a club or crew.

USA Fencing

Website features resources for clubs and membership.

USA Gymnastics

Website provides information and resources for all areas of gymnastics, including artistic/rhythmic, acrobatic, trampoline and tumbling.

USA Water Polo

Provides information on clubs, clinics, camps and tournaments for boys and girls (7+).

Vans Skatepark

40,000-square-foot facility featuring a full skate and BMX course for all skill levels, ages 6 and older. The location also houses a full Vans retail store and skate pro shop. Birthday party packages (see Parties), private lessons and skate camps (see Camps) are available.

Vans Skatepark

Large indoor/outdoor street courses, 80-foot-wide mini-ramp and beginners course. BMX sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 6-10 p.m.

Vans Skatepark Birthday Parties

Vans Skatepark is a great place to have a birthday party. The skatepark has a few different party packages to choose from, some even include private lessons.

Villa Park Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Volleyball Associations and Leagues

California Beach Volleyball Association, So. California Volleyball Association, and US Youth Volleyball League offer teams for boys and girls.

Westminster Community Services and Recreation

www.westminster-ca.gov

Westminster Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries – Central

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday.

Whittier Libraries – Whittwood

Monday – Tuesday, noon – 9 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday.

Whittier Libraries Los Nietos

Monday – Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries Sorenson

Monday – Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries South Whittier

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Wrestling

California USA Wrestling statewide governing body provides information about and links to local clubs, camps and competitions.

Year-Round Food Banks

A list of local food bank for families in need of food supplies.

YMCA

Programs for the entire family include child-care, fitness, teen clubs, day and resident camps (see Camps), youth sports, aquatics and gymnastics.

YMCAs, Recreation Departments, Colleges and Boys and Girls Clubs

Cooking and nutrition classes may be offered by city recreation departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and some community colleges.

Yorba Linda Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Youth Choirs

List of Southern California youth choirs for kids and teens.

Youth Theater Production Programs

A list of 18 children’s theater companies that offer youth productions. Many offer set design as well as open auditions.