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· Adventure City

June 5, 2024

Anaheim – Adventure City 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. Great for birthday parties, too! Read More

· Adventure City

March 20, 2024

Anaheim – 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. Read More

· American Pediatrics

May 31, 2023

Irvine – American Pediatrics offers holistic care to newborns, adolescents, and teenagers. Services include vaccinations and immunizations, free consultation for expecting parents, ADHD & ADD diagnosis and treatment, same day appointments, and walk-ins. Read More

· Applied Music Studio

March 27, 2023

Los Alamitos – 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; also, lessons for jazz, orchestra and choir preparation. Read More

· Art Steps

October 3, 2023

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Classes, using a range of media, such as pastel, color pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oil and more, include Anime and Cartooning, Cartoon Clay, Faces and Figures, and more. Workshops and birthday party packages also available. Read More

· Art Steps

October 3, 2023

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – 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. Read More

· Arts & Learning Conservatory

September 20, 2023

Costa Mesa –  Arts & Learning Conservatory presents a variety of seasonal programs for ages 5-19 of all skill levels. Your child or teen will find inspiring teachers, new friends to collaborate with, performances to attend, and a place to call their musical home. They offer after-school/home-school programs, conservatory classes for young actors, music lessons, show choir, band, Storybook Scenes for younger kids, and lots more. Read More

· Best Parties By Erin & Co.

September 27, 2023

Face Painting, balloons, characters and magicians. Relays, obstacle courses, games and specialty parties. No child is too young or too old and no event is too large or too small for these party planning experts! Read More

Blue Submarine Biology Programs

· Blue Submarine

June 1, 2022

Various Locations – The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. They can also bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to a birthday party, school program or special event. Read More

Blue Submarine Biology Programs

· Blue Submarine Parties

June 1, 2022

The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to your birthday party or special event. English/Spanish bilingual programs also available. Read More

· Burgess Cotillion

February 3, 2022

Long Beach – Kids (8-18) learn social dancing and manners in eight monthly Monday classes. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba, cha cha, line dancing – you name it, Burgess Cotillion teaches it! Every class also includes refreshments, games, prizes, and manners every kid needs to know. Read More

· Chang Orthodontics

May 4, 2022

Los Alamitos – Drs. Russell Chang and Christine Chung use only proven techniques and technology and tailor treatment for each patient’s specific needs and concerns. They want to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-friendly, fun and cooperative environment, using the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal touch. Read More

· Children’s Home Society of California

November 1, 2022

CHS can help families find child care and help income-eligible families pay for child care. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Additional services include resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources.  Read More

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

April 4, 2024

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. Her own personal experiences, along with 20 years of clinical expertise, make her a unique resource for the community. Connie is certified to facilitate SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parent groups, too. Read More

· East West Ice Palace

January 18, 2024

Artesia – Party room available for rent during public session. Bring your own food, drink, and decorations. Group skating lessons available upon request. Read More

· EduCare Preschools of Lakewood

February 1, 2023

Lakewood – EduCare Preschool of Lakewood is a private preschool, and accepts children ages 24 months through Kindergarten. Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.  They offer an open-door policy and affordable pricing––potty training too! Read More

· Fairmont Schools – The Gift of a Fairmont Education

September 27, 2023

Orange County – imagine a school where students achieve well over national averages and graduates go on to attend the nation’s top colleges and universities. Imagine a place that meets children where they are – from the highest achiever to the “late bloomer.” Imagine an education that provides a rich learning environment where individualized instruction and an accelerated curriculum are combined with sports, activities, and clubs for the development of the whole child. Imagine a community of learners – from preschool to high school – where each child is known, valued, and respected, and students are empowered to make a difference in their world. Imagine your child at Fairmont Schools! Read More

· First Field Farm, Inc. – Horseback Riding

February 7, 2022

Cerritos – Instruction in English horseback riding and jumping for beginning through advanced students. They are a recognized Riding Academy by the USHJA, and have a trainer that is a USHJA Certified. Private and group lessons. Horses are provided. Read More

· Garlington Orthodontics for Children and Adults

May 4, 2022

Long Beach – Dr. Garlington is a top 1% provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. 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. Read More

· Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

September 27, 2023

Norwalk – Have your child’s next birthday party, team party or scouting event at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Packages can include easy or challenging mini golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats, Disk O’ Thrill ride and kiddie train. Read More

· Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

June 5, 2024

Norwalk – Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Enjoy challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats, and kiddie train, plus arcade games, great prizes, snack bar, and party facilities for birthday or team parties. Read More

· Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May 13, 2024

Lakweood – Programs include: Academic classes (math and reading development), art, baseball and softball, basketball, summer camp, dance (ballet/tap, Polynesian, hip hop, jazz and tap and ballet club), flag football, horseback riding, martial arts (karate), music (drums and musical theater), soccer, swim instruction, tennis, and volleyball. Read More

· Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May 3, 2022

Lakewood – Academic classes, art, baseball and softball, basketball, summer camps, dance, flag football, horseback riding, martial arts, music and musical theater,, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, volleyball and more. -3/”>Read More

· Lil’ Chef School

September 22, 2022

Irvine – Kids love to touch, create, learn and, let’s face it, make a mess! Lil’ Chef School provides an environment where they can do it all. They offer birthday parties, Mini Camps and cooking classes, including Adult & Me (ages 3-5), ages 3-5, Charter Schools, 2-hour workshops, Parent’s Night Out, Family Fun Nights and lots more. Read More

· Lil’ Chef School

October 22, 2021

Irvine – From Wok on the Wild Side to Cupcake Wars, the Lil’ Chefs parties let parents relax and enjoy the show! You will have the space all to yourself in their customized parties that include everything from invitations to chef hats! Boy Scout Merit Badge, Girl Scouts (Daisy to Senior Scouts), Adventure Guides and programs for other groups are also offered. Read More

· Magical Katrina Female Magician – Kids Magic Show – Los Angeles Magician

June 19, 2024

Los Angeles – Step into the enchanting world of Katrina’s children’s magic shows! Perfect for all ages and themes, Katrina blends education with entertainment, featuring close-up magic, larger-than-life illusions, and illuminating segments about science and magic! Shows are engaging and fooling to both children and grown-ups. Katrina also offers personalized experiences, like levitating the birthday child and can make official Magical Katrina magic kits and goodie bags materialize from thin air. Read More

· My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. Best. Party. Ever.

September 20, 2023

Signal Hill – Birthday bashes are where My Gym Long Beach truly shines – each celebration is meticulously crafted to make the birthday child feel like the star of the show! Brace yourself for an unstoppable whirlwind of thrilling activities, one-of-a-kind games, and catchy tunes. Sit back, relax, and soak in the joy – they’ve got everything covered! Read More

· My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

September 20, 2023

Signal Hill – Kids thrive at My Gym through active play, socialization with their peers, and fun-filled games and activities. They offer non-competitive, basic gymnastics and tumbling. Try Unlimited Classes and Unlimited Practice and Plays for two weeks for just $32! Offer ends soon. Read More

· Oakwood Academy Schools

September 18, 2023

Various Locations – Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Enrichment activities such as karate, swimming, piano, dance and gymnastics are offered. Get $50 off registration fee for new students. Read More

· Orange County Acting Academy

January 18, 2024

Mission Viejo – Elevate your child’s potential at Orange County Acting Academy (OCAA), the premier destination for Film & Television Acting education for ages 4-17. With coaches who are working professional actors who hold Child Performer Services Permits OCAA provides a safe and knowledgeable space for your child’s growth. From confidence-building to booking the big one, OCAA’s personalized approach is a step above the rest. Read More

· Orange Unified School District

October 2, 2023

Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and more – Educational options from pre-school (state and parent paid), Transitional Kindergarten, K-6, middle schools, a K-8 magnet school, and alternative and comprehensive high schools. One elementary school offers an immersion program in Spanish/Computer Science/English, and the other one is an Apple Distinguished School. They also offer dual-language programs in Mandarin/English and Spanish/English. Read More

· Pediatric Medical Center

May 4, 2022

Long Beach – Comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in: school underachievement and complex diagnostic and management problems. Each physician is active in the education and training of pediatric residents and medical students. Read More

· Shared Science

October 22, 2021

Greater Long Beach – STEM programs include Early Engineers, Rad Robotics, Team-Based Coding, Custom Parties and After-School Programs for Learning Pods and Micro Learning Sites. Programs are offered in-person, online or in a hybrid style. Read More

· Skateboarding Parties with Skatedogs

December 13, 2023

Various Locations – Skatedogs comes to your home with portable ramps and rails to create a custom skatepark for a one-of-a-kind birthday party. Guests can ride ramps and get skateboarding tips from an experienced instructor. Read More

· Skatedogs Skateboarding Classes & Camps

February 21, 2023

Various Locations – After-school and weekend classes in skateboarding, plus seasonal camps. Kids (5-13) make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun – all in Skatedogs’ private skatepark. They also offer private lessons and birthday parties.  Read More

· Southern California Youth Volleyball – USYVL

December 6, 2022

USYVL aims to provide every child (ages 7-15) a chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, supervised environment. One of the main tenets of the program is to encourage children to do their best with their abilities. With an emphasis on positive reinforcement, the program seeks to build confidence and self-esteem in each child.

· Southland Ballet Academy

September 28, 2023

Southland Ballet Academy offers year-round training for ages 3 to adult with locations in Fountain Valley & Irvine. Founded in 1983, SBA cultivates, trains and inspires an appreciation for classical ballet from beginner to professional dancer. Since opening its doors as a ballet studio, SBA and director Salwa Rizkalla have secured a national and international reputation and played a prominent role in grooming world-class dancers.

· Stratford School

November 9, 2022

Mission Viejo – Intentionally balanced cur­riculum challenges students and accelerates achievement. Their ever-evolving, STEAM-based curriculum ensures students develop the diverse set of creative talents they’ll need in today’s world. Stratford helps students discover and define their passions through a variety to extracurricular activities, personal development and enrichment that prepares students to become tomorrow’s creative problem-solvers, innovators, and confident leaders. Read More

· Tennis Anyone – Lessons & Camps

March 11, 2024

Various Locations – Junior classes for students of all levels, ages 3-17, plus some fantastic adult classes. For over 25 years they have brought tennis to these local communities: Alhambra, Arcadia, Brea, Chino Hills, Corona, Diamond Bar, Eastvale, LaVerne, and Yorba Linda. Summer camps available too! Read More

· Urban Workshop

August 24, 2023

Costa Mesa – Open up a world of hands-on problem solving that helps kids gain confidence, work as a team, solve difficult problems, and discover how the fun they are having now can be part a career in engineering, science, technology, or any other career. Read More

· YMCA of Orange County Homeschool Services

September 6, 2022

Orange County – Homeschool Elective & Support Programs are a new addition to the Y’s enrichment and youth offerings. Elective courses include art, cooking, engineering, esports, sign language, study hall, and more. P.E. electives include ballet, martial arts, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Read More

5 Easy Ways to Incorporate STEM at Home

January 24, 2022

National STEM Day is 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.

Acting Out Summer Stock & Workshops 2024

May 28, 2024

Long Beach – Campers (ages 7-17) celebrate creativity through a series of drama skills workshops and ensemble building. Areas of focus may include improvisation, scene study, monologue, voice over, song and dance, stage combat, and much more. At the end of the week, campers take to the stage and perform what they have learned and created! Two-day workshops also offered. Read More

Art Steps Day Camps 2024

May 28, 2024

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Fine art camps, offered in half-day options. Ages 4-7 explore multimedia art with their Storybook Workshop learning to draw, paint, and sculpt their favorite characters from books, while singing songs and playing games. Ages 7 & up learn to create Anime characters, and sculpt their favorite cartoon characters with two types of clay, paint using acrylics, and many other art adventures! Teens of all levels can also enjoy an in-depth focus on figure drawing, portraiture, perspective, and much more. Read More

Award-Winning South Coast Repertory’s Summer Acting Workshop

March 14, 2024

Costa Mesa – Kids and teens (grades 3-12) build confidence and self-esteem in a safe and welcoming setting. The fun-filled two-weeks are designed for students new to SCR and introduce them to the craft of acting, while solving creative problems through inspiration and innovation, strengthening important life skills. Sibling discounts available. July 15-26 or July 29 – August 9.Read More

Bionerds Summer Camps 2024

May 28, 2024

Orange County – Campers (grades K-6) cover vast topics of biology, including insects, plants, humans, animals, microorganisms, genetics, and many more. Bionerds is honored to be chosen Best Science Camps in Orange County by many organizations for several years in a row, since 2015. Read More

Children's Home Society of California

Children’s Home Society of California

February 15, 2022

CHS can help families find child care and help income-eligible families pay for child care. They also serve as a coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on child-care options that meet their needs. Additional services include resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources. Read More

Columbia Memorial Space Center

April 2, 2024

Downey – 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. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, but also features the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area. Read More

CSArts Academy Summer Classes at OCSA and CSARTS-SGV

March 16, 2024

Santa Ana – Aspiring artists are invited to enroll in exciting, enriching CSArts Academy classes hosted by Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) and California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV). 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! Read More

El Dorado Nature Center

March 12, 2024

Long Beach – Located inside El Dorado Regional Park, the Nature Center covers 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a 1/4-mile paved trail that wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas.Read More

Emerging Artists Musical Theatre Academy Musical Theatre Camps 2024

March 17, 2024

Long Beach & Torrance – One, two, and three-week summer camps that are all about the stage! Your child, ages 3-15 years, will enjoy learning singing, acting, and dancing as well as improv games and crafting. Students are encouraged to participate in every aspect of putting on a show, including costume design, set design, prop-making, and more. June 17 – August 16. Read More

Ideas on How to Throw the Ultimate Art Party!

August 22, 2023

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! 

Jammin’ Music – Build-a-Beat Workshop

May 28, 2024

Long Beach – Want to write a song but don’t know where to start? Build-a-Beat summer workshop is for you! This six-week course will lead students through fun activities to explore their musical ideas and give them the tools to succeed in today’s industry. Whether you’re an aspiring songwriter, musician, rapper, beat maker, or composer, Jammin’ Music has it covered. All genres and skill levels are welcome. Read More

Lakewood Recreation & Community Services – Monte Verde Park Summer Day Camp 2024

May 28, 2024

Lakewood – Day Camp will be offered June 10 – August 23.  The program for ages 6-12 will provide supervised activities, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with a 1:12 staff-to-camper ratio. Extended morning and afternoon care available. Activities will center on a different weekly theme and include a variety of arts and crafts, outdoor sports, indoor games and specialized activities congruent with the week’s theme, as well as a weekly excursion to a theme park or attraction. Read More

Lil’ Chef School Summer Cooking Camps

May 28, 2024

Irvine – Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry, or just blend, we have a camp for all interests. Camps are organized into 3 age groups: Tiny Chefs ages 4-6, Lil’ Chefs ages, 7-9, and Teen Chefs 10 and older. All chefs will get to taste everything that they cook and all recipes will be sent home for later preparation. Sessions: June 3-August 16. Read More

Long Beach Boot Camp – Outdoor Camp for Kids

May 28, 2024

Long Beach – Long Beach Boot Camp is offering a fun summer camp for smaller kids (ages 4-6 and 7-10) near Belmont Shore (Marina Vista Park) with lots of activities, including obstacle courses, games and relays, yoga, arts and crafts, and singing and dancing. The camp offers a fully flexible schedule. Parents can decide to drop kids off for 1-4 days or the whole week. July and August. Read More

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