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 US Youth Volleyball League

March 3, 2019

USYVL provides eight-week instructional youth volleyball leagues for boys and girls, coed for ages 7-15. This is a great opportunity for children to learn and play volleyball in a fun and positive environment. USVL offers over 20 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Register by January 1st and get the early-bird rate. 

Acting Out

March 18, 2019

Save your drama for Acting Out! Celebrates creativity through drama skills workshops, ensemble building, song, movement, improv, scene study, stage combat, monologue and so much more. Sibling discount and package options available – ask for details.

Adventure City

July 24, 2019

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

July 24, 2019

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.

Alice in Wonderland in Westminster

October 28, 2019

November 8-10 and 15-17: This remarkably delightful, musical version of Alice In Wonderland is a magical tale based on the much beloved stories of Lewis Caroll. With fun and energetic music and dialogue, audiences will recognize all their favorite characters: Alice, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and more!

Alpert Jewish Community Center

February 5, 2019

Kids University at Alpert JCC is open to grades K-8 and provides transportation to the center from Long Beach area schools. Homework assistance, access to the computer lab and swimming pool, and classes in sports, visual arts, Judaic studies, science and more are offered.

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

November 12, 2019

Through Easter: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide where riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds. Go-Karts, mini-golf and new Soaring Eagle attraction, too.

ANASTASIA AT SEGERSTROM CENTER OF THE ARTS

October 14, 2019

November 5-17: Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Applied Music Studio

May 2, 2019

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.

Arts & Learning Conservatory

March 14, 2019

Arts & Learning Conservatory programs include theater for youth as young as kindergarten; vocal workshop; beginning acting; teen voice; intro to tap; and improv. After-school programs, musical camps and school productions.

Arts & Learning Conservatory: Mary Poppins in Costa Mesa, plus Afternoon Tea

October 16, 2019

November 14-16: The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England 1910 and the Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. The family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Plus, upgrade your experience with exclusive tickets to the Afternoon Tea on November 16.

Big Bear Snow Play

November 12, 2019

November through Easter: Day and Night “Glow” Tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Plus, try the brand new Ropes Course — a two-level arial adventure, 12-35 feet in the air, that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through and over 30 obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness.

Bionerds

April 5, 2019

Bionerds offers one-day or weekly camps from half-day to full-day, during school breaks, including summer. The camps are jam-packed with fun and hands-on biology activities for children (grades K-8) throughout Orange County.

Bionerds

April 5, 2019

Bionerds offers fun and hands-on biology workshops for kids (grades K-8) throughout Orange County. They have after school, in-class, school-break camps and party programs.

Bionerds

April 5, 2019

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

December 28, 2018

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. They can also bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to a birthday party or special event.

Blue Submarine

February 4, 2019

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.

Blue Submarine

February 4, 2019

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 tidepool animals are available for certain classes.

Burgess Cotillion

January 31, 2019

Bobby Burgess––original Walt Disney Mouseketeer, ballroom dancer on the Lawrence Welk Show, and instructor with the Legendary Call’s Cotillion––leads each Burgess Cotillion class. Kids (8-18) learn social dancing and manners in eight monthly classes.

Chang Orthodontics

March 12, 2019

The highest quality orthodontic care in a family-friendly, fun and cooperative environment. Drs. Russell Chang and Christine Chung use only proven techniques and technology and tailor treatment for each patient’s specific needs and concerns. 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at The Wallis

September 17, 2019

December 4-7: Joy to all mankind? Bah! Humbug! Audiences (recommended for adults of all ages and brave children, ages 8+), are invited to spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted old miser. Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts, and celebrate the holiday season with a mesmerizing one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story.

Children’s Home Society of California

February 25, 2019

Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Listings are maintained on licensed child-care centers, family child-care homes, before and after-school programs, public and private schools, and child-care assistance programs. 

Children’s Nature Retreat

September 9, 2019

If your children love animals, The Children’s Nature Retreat is the perfect place to celebrate their birthday! Your child and guests will spend the day exploring the great outdoors, feeding and learning all about many animals. Includes all-day admission; one-hour guided tour with a dedicated animal keeper; animal feeding; more!

Columbia Memorial Space Center

February 14, 2019

Host your own out-of-this-world event! Use the entire 20,000-square-foot Space Center or select facilities for meetings, birthdays, reunions, weddings, banquets, and other special events. A variety of birthday party packages are available.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

February 15, 2019

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 is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes and workshops, plus camps and birthday parties.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

February 15, 2019

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. Classes and workshops are held regularly, plus a robotics lab, where participants are taught the principles of robotic programming, engineering, failure analysis and mission management. Robotics badge/patch workshops for scouts are also offered.

CSArts Academy – Fall & Spring Saturday Series

August 20, 2019

Intensives, workshops and camps for beginning and advanced students in: acting, animation, writing, culinary arts, dance, digital media, fashion, filmmaking, special effects makeup, instrumental music, musical theatre, production and design, song writing, ballroom dance, visual arts and more. Use code “KidsGuide10” to receive 10% off when you register!

CSArts Academy – Fall & Spring Saturday Series

August 20, 2019

During the fall and spring Saturday series, CSArts Academy provides a creative and nurturing environment for ages 8-15 to delve into their passion for theatrical arts. The program engages students’ imaginations, teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and helps young actors find their creative voice. Also, special effects makeup; audition technique; and film and television production skills. Use code “KidsGuide10” to receive 10% off when you register!

CSArts Academy’s Summer Classes

April 8, 2019

During CSArts Academy’s Summer Classes, beginning and advanced classes for aspiring culinary artists (ages 8-15) are taught by Orange County School of the Arts’ renowned educators, including: baking, introduction to a commercial kitchen, pastry and more.

Dahl’s Matilda, The Musical, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

September 4, 2019

October 25 – November 17: From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.

Deep Blue Swim School

March 7, 2019

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

Disney’s Frozen Jr. in Anaheim

November 6, 2019

December 12-14: Celebrate the holiday season by taking the whole family to see Disney’s Frozen Jr., presented by Arts & Learning Conservatory! Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage, featuring all of the memorable songs from the animated film.

Dogs! A Science Tail at the California Science Center

May 8, 2019

Experience the extraordinary way a dog sees, hears, and smells the world through fun and unique hands-on exhibits in this 9,000 sq. ft. experience for humans. Also, an exhibit featuring original artworks by Norman Rockwell, Charles Schulz and other artists; Superpower Dogs 3D on the 7-story IMAX screen; more.

Downey Unified School District Office

March 6, 2019

Downey Unified School District believes in engaging all students to excel and become self-motivated learners. Using exciting 21st Century techniques and an academically rigorous curriculum, DUSD is committed to preparing students to be globally competitive and graduate college and career ready.

Dream Come True Party Room

September 3, 2019

Step into a picture-perfect party at the Dream Come True Party Room. This is not your typical party place – it’s a whimsical setting that both adults and children will love! They also offer play dates, Kids Happy Hour, weekly tea time, camps and special events.

Early Childhood Education at the Alpert JCC

March 7, 2019

At the Alpert JCC, they are dedicated to creating future leaders and building a love of learning and community that lasts a lifetime. From the youngest toddlers to the oldest Pre-K students, they encourage independent thinking and decision-making that prepares graduates to be responsible leaders when they leave the doors. Plus: Their Jbaby program, where babies and mommies/daddies have an opportunity to meet new parents in the area, exchange baby stories and spend quality time together.

East West Ice Palace

December 27, 2018

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. Competitive synchronized skating teams and classes also available.

East West Ice Palace

February 25, 2019

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

Educare

February 13, 2019

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. They also offer potty training!

El Dorado Nature Center

March 8, 2019

Trails wind around two lakes, a stream, and forested areas. Family and kids’ workshops, art and science classes, family night walks (must pre-register), special events,  bird-watching, and educational programs offered throughout the year.

El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range

March 13, 2019

Free instruction to improve skills and consistent shooting technique (8+). Must take safety class before taking beginning class; sign up begins at 9 a.m. Advanced, 9-10:20 a.m.; beginners, 10:30-11:50 a.m.; and safety class, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Equipment provided.

Emerald Events and The Bubble Rollers

March 1, 2019

The best attractions for any event, from children’s parties and corporate events to carnivals and fund-raisers! Bubble Bumpers/soccer, Land Zorb Bubble Rollers, Tube Rollers, Paddle Roller Boats, foam parties, synthetic mobile ice skating rink/curling, Mobile Bungee system, photo booth and huge inflatables, etc.

Emerald Events Mobile Ice Skating Rink

March 1, 2019

If you’re looking for a unique experience for your corporate, church, school event or home party, try Emerald Events’ synthetic mobile ice rink. It can be set up on almost any flat surface and they even provide the skates.

Fillmore & Western Railway

March 11, 2019

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. All year long they offer train tours, such as weekend scenic adventures, murder mystery comedy lunch and dinner trains, holiday trains, special event trains, steam train rides, school trains and privately chartered group trains

First Field Farm

February 4, 2019

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. Private lessons are 30 minutes; group lessons, 45-60 minutes. Horses are provided.

Girl Scouts of Los Angeles

February 5, 2019

By participating in Girl Scouts’ age-appropriate, girl-led activities, your girl will do more than she ever thought she could: from zip-lining through pine forests to developing apps for good. Today, girls are dreamers, makers, and innovators… girls possess the power and the skills to make the world a better place.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

February 28, 2019

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.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

April 8, 2019

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. See the latest issue of Kidsguide for the Golf N’ Stuff ad with coupons!

Gryphon Fencing & Archery Parties

February 27, 2019

Gryphon offers fencing or archery-themed birthday parties for kids and adults. The birthday person and guests will play games, learn basic fencing moves and cap the event with a fencing match using Olympic-style electric scoring equipment. For archery-themed events, participants will learn safe shooting skills, play games and shoot balloons.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

December 27, 2018

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. They offer fun fencing classes for kids age 5 and older, plus vacation-break camps and fencing and archery-themed birthday parties.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

February 27, 2019

Archery teaches focus, concentration and coordination. Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio offers beginning archery classes for kids 7 and older. Students will learn about the history and equipment in archery and safe shooting skills. During the course, students will try several styles of archery tournaments and play fun games.

Jazz Angels

February 26, 2019

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. Three ten-week sessions throughout the school year, plus a summer program.

Just Think Art

September 25, 2019

Weekly art classes for children, ages 5 and above, teenagers and adults covering various mediums (watercolors, acrylics, charcoal, oil pastels, pencils, mixed media, etc.) and subjects (sketching, calligraphy, cartooning, illustration, design, scrapbooking, etc.).

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

March 11, 2019

Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities. It can help your child to reach educational/IEP goals, improve communication, improve gross/fine motor skills, express feelings, and improve emotional and affective development. Mention Kidsguide for a free first lesson offer.

Kelly Summer Vocal Studio

March 11, 2019

Voice lessons for kids and adults who want to improve their singing ability. Kelly is a career singer and voice teacher with a Masters Degree in vocal performance. Mention Kidsguide for a  free first lesson offer.

KIDZ BOP at The Wiltern

October 18, 2019

December 15: Experience the KIDZ BOP interactive, family-friendly concert experience! The show will feature awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises. Dads, show off your best dance moves on stage during the Daddy Dance Off!

Kumon of Long Beach – Stearns

September 12, 2019

As the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, Kumon accelerates your child’s learning from as young as three years old all the way through high school. Kumon goes beyond tutoring, by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted math and reading curriculum. Kumon’s time-tested self-learning program uses engaging… View Article

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

March 12, 2019

Ballet Character Class, Ballet/Tap, Baby Doll Dance, Cutie Pies & Dancing Divas, Polynesian Dance), Baby Hula, Hip Hop and Baby Hip Hop, plus Special Needs Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

March 12, 2019

Classes include: Babies Love Music, Toddlers Love Music, Kids Love Music, Babies Love Christmas Music, Toddlers Love Christmas Music), Kids Love Christmas Music, Drums for Fun, Violin, Pop/Rock Singers, Ukulele and Piano, beginning and intermediate.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

October 9, 2019

Youth programs include baseball, basketball, dance, flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music, skateboarding, softball, ice skating, ice hockey, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, track and field, and volleyball. Plus, adaptive recreation programming for people with special needs and family events.

Let’s Have a Cart Party

February 11, 2019

Since 1969, Let’s 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. Meats are fresh and never frozen. Carts include: kosher hot dogs, gourmet pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries, baked potato bar, cotton candy, ice cream sundaes, fresh hot cookies, crepes, chocolate fountains and many more.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

March 13, 2019

A variety of music classes for ages 4 months and up. Classes include Kids (Babies, Toddlers) Love Music, Little Music Makers, Melody Time, Music and Movement, Audition Prep for Solo Pop and Musical Theater, Guitar, Group Piano, Glee Club, Keyboard, Ukulele, Drums and Bass.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

March 13, 2019

Parents and Me Pre-K Readiness, Readwrite Kinder Prep, Reading, Math and More Preschool, ReadWrite en Español (4-6), Reading Development, Math Development, Spanish Language Immersion (10 mos – 6 yrs), Baby and Toddler Sign Language (2 mos – 4 yrs), Computer Coding (6-9), and a variety of STEM classes.  

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

October 9, 2019

Academics, archery, arts, baseball, basketball, boating and sailing classes, camps, cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance, coed flag football, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music, skateboarding, ice skating, hockey, soccer, swimming, teen centers, tennis, theater arts, and volleyball leagues.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine

September 23, 2019

Hip Hop (tots to teens), Petit Ballet Tots, Pre-Ballet, Character Class, Children and Youth Dance Workshop, Mexican Folklorico and Musical Theatre. Free weekly classes at the Homeland Cultural Center: African Drum and Dance, Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Break Dancing for Kids, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

October 8, 2019

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. Skateboarding Class is also offered for ages 5-13. Saturdays, $125 for 4 weeks.

Los Alamitos Lice Removal, Torrance Lice Removal

August 30, 2019

Established in 2015, the Los Alamitos and Torrance Lice Removal clinics provide professional head screening and lice removal performed by certified head lice technicians. Treatments are provided in private treatment rooms, have a 99%+ success rate, and get you lice free in about one hour. Kid-friendly, no toxic chemicals, no pesticides, no follow-up appointments, no at-home combing, no hourly rates or extra charges.

Los Altos Dance Center

January 28, 2019

Los Altos Dance Center is a family-owned studio serving the Long Beach area since 1977. They offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical for pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults.