April 13, 2021
Don’t just walk around like everybody else—ride around in style on a surrey bike or pedal along the waterfront in an iconic swan boat. Here’s a list of 22 locations that offer rentals.
April 9, 2021
Alpert JCC teaches each student to swim with confidence using a 9-step swim program created by the American Red Cross that will keep them safe in and around the water. All instructors are Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. Mention KIDSGUIDE for free registration!
April 8, 2021
National Farm Animals Day is April 10th! Discover how farmers care for their animals and learn where our food comes from. Springtime is one of the best times to visit a farm and find out about the animals that live there—you might even get to see baby farm animals!
April 7, 2021
CSArts Academy is back in-person and online this summer! Aspiring artists are invited to enroll in exciting, enriching CSArts Academy classes hosted by Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). CSArts Academy allows students to explore their creativity and learn fundamental skills in visual arts, music, voice, dance, culinary arts, film and television, and much more!
April 5, 2021
Looking to keep your kids curious, challenged, and connected this summer? Then look no further than Fairmont’s award-winning summer programs, which offer a full line-up of educational programming for every age group—all within a safe environment which follows rigorous COVID protocols.
March 31, 2021
This summer, the Y is igniting the best in every camper. Through exciting educational and recreational activities, field trips, challenges, art, and more, campers will learn some of life’s most necessary skills, like resiliency, positivity, adaptability, relationship-building, and caring for others.
March 18, 2021
City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Afterschool Program is dedicated to providing youth ages 5-12 a safe, fun, healthy and positive atmosphere. Participants will enjoy recreational activities and homework help while practicing social distancing and other guidelines set forth by the CDC.
March 16, 2021
Now that LA and Orange Counties are officially in Red Tier, many of your favorite family-friendly places have been given the green light (or, red light?) to reopen at limited capacities. But, just because these places can open, doesn’t mean they will right away. Here’s the latest reopening updates from your favorite SoCal family destinations.
March 11, 2021
The Junior Lifeguard program is a treasured summer tradition for many who live near the coast. Year after year, this popular program teaches valuable life lessons and skills to thousands of Southern California kids and teens.
March 9, 2021
Food festivals, sheep shearing, leprechaun hunt, and real-life unicorns?! There’s lots of magical things happening this month!
March 9, 2021
Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival is here! Here’s 5 tips you need to know before going and a review of the food and overall experience.
March 5, 2021
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will open the Butterfly Pavilion and parts of their 3.5 acre Nature Gardens to the public from March 18 – September 6, 2021.
March 4, 2021
If you are part of the 89% of California parents who are concerned that your child has fallen behind during the pandemic, perhaps it’s time to consider Fairmont Schools. Join Fairmont Schools for their preschool – 8th grade virtual Open House events to learn about their academic program, and the social and emotional support their nurturing community provides.
March 3, 2021
Excited to see Disney’s new movie, Raya and the Last Dragon? These drive-in movie theaters are making it possible for your family to go out for a movie premiere night! All enjoyed safely from your car, of course.
March 2, 2021
Original artwork and poem written by 12-year-old Swasti Dhagat, a student from Sounds of Color Studio in Orange County.
February 25, 2021
North San Diego’s world-renowned spring experience for the past 40 years is blooming once again! From March 1 – May 9, immerse within 50 acres of giant, colorful ranunculus flowers.
February 24, 2021
A Touch of Disney, a new ticketed experience within select outdoor areas of Disney California Adventure Park, will be making its debut beginning March 18 and continues through April 5, 2021 on select dates.
February 24, 2021
Looking to get outside in this beautiful SoCal weather? Here’s a list of local botanical gardens that are blooming this spring! Most of these places are open with advance reservations and safety guidelines. Be sure to check each location’s website or social media for updated information.
February 19, 2021
Iconic feature films are coming back to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Guests can enjoy the moviegoing experience with socially-distant pod seating.
February 2, 2021
Dinosaurs, ponies, trains, even an outdoor broadway musical! We’re excited about the fun things happening this month.
January 28, 2021
Here’s the latest reopening updates from some of your favorite kid-friendly places in SoCal. Be sure to read and follow all safety guidelines.
January 26, 2021
Need a laugh today? These parents don’t hold back when it comes to parenting—and we’re here for it!
January 21, 2021
Why do children need poetry? Lots of reasons! We’ll tell you about great resources to find children’s poetry, activities, and podcasts that’ll inspire your kids to love and even write their own poetry—all for free!
January 19, 2021
You’re invited to The White House! Explore the ornate rooms and decor of The State Floor, The Ground Floor, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
January 11, 2021
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by reading along to the following picture books that help children understand this great leader who fought for civil rights.
January 7, 2021
Enjoy tubing, snow play, warm up by the fire pit, and more!
January 6, 2021
Looking to (safely) get out of the house for a bit? Enjoy lights, music, interactive sets, life-size dinosaurs, and even play carnival games from the comfort of your own car. But hurry—some are ending soon!
December 11, 2020
Tis the season for winter cheer and there is no better place to find it than the Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High. Have your picture taken with Santa and the Yeti FREE from 12pm-2pm with the purchase of any tubing or snow play activity. Now open WEEKENDS from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 10, 2020
Don’t miss these unique holiday experiences in SoCal!
December 9, 2020
The mission of Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) is to reach out to children and families at risk with a range of services to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop within a safe, healthy, and secure environment.
December 7, 2020
These Christmas tree farms have been working hard all year long to grow the best trees. Gather the family for the timeless tradition of cutting down your own Christmas tree and enjoy a fun, outdoor, socially-distant Christmas outing.
December 2, 2020
The City of Long Beach will offer programs to safely engage youth during the upcoming winter break. The programs will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols. Programs include Winter Camps (ages 5-12), Teen Programs, and Winter Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center (ages 5-8).
November 30, 2020
Win a weekday pass to Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru! Journey into a one-of-a-kind, contactless experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows!
November 25, 2020
In this guide, you’ll find everything we could find to help your family enjoy the holidays in the most normal and safest way possible.
November 24, 2020
Win a ticket to Hikari: A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms! Literally translated, Hikari means shine in Japanese, and this holiday season Tanaka Farms shines with over a mile of twinkling lights! Drive through the 30-acre farm and be dazzled by farm-themed lighting.
November 23, 2020
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets for the North Pole Express departing from Santa’s Christmas Farm in Santa Paula. See and wave at Santa and his elves and enjoy fun storytelling.
November 17, 2020
[GIVEAWAY CLOSED] Win a memorable, magical Santa Claus photo experience with f/8 Studios and bring a sense of holiday normalcy to your family, all within an outdoor, COVID-safe environment.
October 22, 2020
Like many other things, trick-or-treating won’t be the same this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t carve out a fun Halloween! Here’s a list of so many things you can do besides trick-or-treating!
October 13, 2020
Celebrate the house that goes completely over the top to make Halloween extra special.
September 22, 2020
Follow these helpful tips on how to pick a pumpkin, carving hacks, tracing tricks, and preservation methods to keep your pumpkin lasting longer!
September 21, 2020
Did you know your 4th graders can get you free access to hundreds of national parks, lands, and waters for an entire year? Find out how!
September 10, 2020
We asked Kidsguide readers about their all-time favorite children’s books and here’s what they love! Plus, many of these books are part of a series, so your kids will love picking up the next book.
September 1, 2020
Looking for ways to motivate your kids to read more? You could try using the traditional flashlight under the covers, but take it up a notch and use finger lights or a head lamp! Start a family book club, or have the kids record their own audiobook. Lots of ideas here!
August 26, 2020
With some school campuses remaining closed, these family-friendly places are offering supervised distance learning support to help students focus and keep up with their classwork/homework while offering an awesome place to play too.
August 19, 2020
If you’ve never been in a teacher supply store… you’re in for a real shopping treat!
August 4, 2020
Whale watching is one of those things every Southern California family should do at least once. Here’s our reasons why we think every kid should go and what parents need to know before going!
July 30, 2020
If your kids will be learning from home this school year, they’ll need a space they can call their own. We found inspirations that will work for small spaces or big spaces—perfect for any home. Let’s get learning!
July 28, 2020
Is your home overflowing with books your kids have outgrown? Start a free children’s library to share with neighbors! Make a library from a newspaper stand, bunny hutch, wash tub, dollhouse, old TVs and lots more. Check out these ideas to get you started.
July 13, 2020
Visiting a botanical garden while social distancing is a great way to get outside. Many gardens have reopened and are following all necessary precautions.
July 9, 2020
Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but they’re the modern-day solution to help us maintain social distancing. Here’s a list of SoCal drive-in theaters and 10 tips for an awesome moviegoing experience!
July 1, 2020
SCR’s two-week summer acting camp for kids and teens helps build confidence and self-esteem!
June 24, 2020
Fresh air, fresh produce, and tractor-drawn wagons… it’s the perfect summer outing!
June 12, 2020
Keep track of reopening dates for fun, family-friendly places. This list will be continually updated as information becomes available. Stay safe!
June 10, 2020
In this upside down world, The Help Group’s summer camps will be virtual! Camps begin June 15th and siblings are welcome. 2020 Virtual Summer Camps Camp Sunshine | June 15 – July 2, August 3-21 Focus on life skills building while having fun. This creative and fun camp program is designed to help young… View Article
June 10, 2020
Help support oncology families and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation by participating in a series of summer experiences that will not only spark creativity, but also raise funds for research with the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer.
June 8, 2020
Five Days of Broadway at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is going virtual! Enroll now in this acclaimed musical theater summer camp for students ages 11-19. Learn directly from broadway actors and leading industry professionals.
June 3, 2020
Promote meaningful conversations with your kids about showing kindness and compassion towards others. Use these printable cards as a starting point to teach and explain why our world needs kindness, especially right now.
May 7, 2020
Step aside newlyweds, this game is all about moms! Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with a fun game the whole family can play. If you’re familiar with The Newlywed Game, then you’re ready to go.
April 22, 2020
The early bird gets the discount! City of Newport Beach Summer Camps extends their early-bird discount. Save 10% when you register Tuesday, May 26.
April 17, 2020
Take classes like Musical Theatre Jazz, Inside the Mind of a Casting Director, Make-Up for the Stage and lots more!
April 16, 2020
Is your child having a hard time focusing on schoolwork at home? Try one of these strategies! Hint: It includes video games (kinda).
April 7, 2020
If at the end of the day, everyone feels loved, I have done enough.
April 2, 2020
Easter’s around the corner and we rounded up some unique Easter traditions that your family will want to do year after year! Get out there and spread a little Easter cheer!
March 31, 2020
THIS. IS. IT… the day you’ve been waiting for… the day when you get to pay your kids back for their misadventures with a little mischief of your own.
March 26, 2020
The school playground may be closed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get to have recess! We rounded up some old school (no contact!) recess games that kids AND parents will love!