Where imagination and education come to play! Kids can create in the art studio, rescue citizens in emergency services, shop in the grocery store, and so much more. It’s the city where little pretenders have the biggest dreams.
SOLD OUT: By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants. But on Eerie Evenings (October 23 & 24), the Gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world. Enjoy a family-friendly evening of fun and education. Toxic specimens, man-eating plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await!
Halloween is happening! Check out all of the fun and creative events including Halloween-themed classes, public displays, walkthrough and drive-thru events, pumpkin patches, trunk-or-treats, and lots more.
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!
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.
YMCA of Orange County is here to support your family and child’s needs. As schools have transitioned to 100% online learning, they have created programs to support learning in a safe, fun, and engaging environment. Register today!
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!
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.
Foxes, camels, ostriches, cheetahs, oh my! Check out this list of animal sanctuaries, ranches, and zoos that are outdoors and open. Many offer private tours for an extra special way to connect with animals you don’t get to see everyday.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Throw your mini Picasso the ultimate art party! There’s lots of local art studios that’ll do all the work for you or you can take on the creative challenge of throwing a party at home. Whatever the case, Kidsguide’s got you covered!
Camp is where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, engaging in physical, social and educational activities. YMCA of Orange County has a camp for every kid this summer!
It’s National STEM Day on November 8! The day inspires kids to explore their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. And guess what parents, STEM education can happen right at home! Check out these 5 easy ways to include STEM learning on a daily basis.
This 20-acre, ranch-style retreat gives children the unique opportunity to interact with animals and nature. With guided and special tours and a party space, the Children’s Nature Retreat is perfect for families.
Need an outing idea for a big group of kids? Try laser tag! It’s a great way to get your kids and their friends to avoid screens as entertainment for a few hours and run around instead. Most of these places also offer birthday party packages, public sessions and more. Check it out! … View Article
Looking for a fun, family outing? Strike up a little friendly competition between parents vs. kids with a round of mini golf or a few laps of go karts! Check out these family fun centers that’ll make for an awesome family day.
National Bowling Day is this Saturday, August 10th! Looking for places to celebrate this fun, family pastime? Kidsguide’s got you covered! Check out these local bowling spots… some offer special deals for National Bowling Day and some let kids bowl for free!
World Jump Day is July 20 and that means it’s time for the kids to bounce off the walls (if they aren’t already)! But instead of jumpin’ around the house, let your kids get their wiggles out at these uber-bouncy spots! Inflatable Fun The Big Bounce America August 2-18 | Norco Bounce… View Article
Rawr! Is your kiddo a fan of all things dinosaurs? Here at Kidsguide, we know dino-love NEVER goes extinct. That’s why we’ve put together this blogosaurus filled with ten must-see dino destinations! Dino Days at the Nature Park Lake Forest June 1-2, 2019: Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into… View Article
Have a kiddo that loves boats and ships? Lucky us, we live right near the ocean with some of the coolest boats and ships around. Set sail for these awesome outings, we bet your family will be having yachts of fun!
We’ve put together the best indoor playgrounds in SoCal. These facilities are not only great for kids to get their wiggles out, but many of them also offer family sessions, parents’ night out, and more! Check it out!