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49er Youth Sports Camp at CSULB

February 12, 2019

Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the campus closure through August 24, the 49er Camp has been cancelled for the summer of 2020. This decision to not be there for our 49er Camp community has been a difficult one, the health and safety of the children and the community are our utmost priority.  Please check the… View Article

5 Days of Broadway at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

February 12, 2020

Fun and inspiring week for young musical theater fans! Learn from leading professional artists and educators and build a strong foundation in music, acting and dance – as well as an introduction to some of the backstage aspects of professional theater.  Classes include both performance opportunities and hands-on workshops that are intended for all experience levels …

Acting Out

March 20, 2020

Save your drama for Acting Out! The program celebrates creativity through drama skills workshops, ensemble building, song, movement, improv, scene study, stage combat, monologue and so much more. Acting Out is great for kids (ages 7-14) who are involved in other theater programs, as well as someone new to theater. They challenge every camper according… View Article

Adventure City

January 21, 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

January 21, 2020

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.

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.

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.

Big Air Trampoline Park

March 10, 2019

Are you ready to have some BIG Family fun at Big Air Trampoline Park! They are Orange Counties Premier Indoor Trampoline Park that offers exciting fun, including an indoor trampoline Laser Maze, Trampoline Dodgeball courts, Battle Beam, Climbing Wall and more! While you’re there, feel free to relax in one of their massage chairs while accessing… View Article

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

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

January 19, 2020

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

January 19, 2020

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. Birthday party packages are available.

Blue Submarine

January 30, 2020

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.

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.

Camp Discovery 2020

March 4, 2020

Summer camps at the Cube! From June to July the Cube is offering everything from space camps to coding camps to movie making camps! No matter what your child is interested in, Camp Discovery gives kids of all ages the chance to investigate science through fun, one-of-a-kind experiences.   CAMP DISCOVERY 2020 – Los Angeles… View Article

Camp Invention

May 12, 2020

Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/20) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12/20). 6 So Cal locations to choose from!

Camps at YMCA of OC

March 4, 2019

The YMCA offers of variety of camps to meet your family’s need. Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. The Y has camps for every season! If your child is ready for an overnight adventure, week-long sleep-away camps are perfect. Sleep-away camps are offered all summer long for… View Article

Chang Orthodontics

March 2, 2020

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. They also want to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a… View Article

Children’s Home Society of California

February 12, 2020

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

February 24, 2019

The Children’s Nature Retreat, located on 20-acres, is a farm, animal sanctuary and nature reserve with over 130+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Visitors can even “Be a Keeper for the Day.” Group tours and party packages are also offered.

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 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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

March 8, 2020

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on exhibits. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience the planetary research station, there’s something for everyone to explore. Cutting-edge exhibits and thrilling events will educate and entertain everyone from kids of all ages to the kid in all of us. Don’t miss… View Article

Discovery Cube Orange County

March 8, 2020

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Healthy Kitchen, Science of Hockey, and more. This spring is the return of OC’s most popular spring-break event, Bubblefest through April 12! Then join them for Rocket Launch and become a rocket… View Article

Downey Unified School District

March 2, 2020

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. The 97% graduation rate is a representation of DUSD’s dedicated staff, the importance placed… View Article

Early Childhood Education at the Alpert JCC

February 25, 2020

Summer 2020 and 2020-2021 school-year registration is now open! The Alpert JCC’s ECE is dedicated to creating future leaders and building a love of learning and community that lasts a lifetime. From the youngest toddlers (2 years old) to the Pre-K students, they encourage independent thinking and decision making that prepares graduates to be responsible… View Article

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.

El Dorado Nature Center

March 8, 2019

Covering 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a 1/4 mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. At the entrance, cross over the wooden bridge that spans the lake and you’ll find yourself on a small island that houses the Visitor Center, containing educational displays, art gallery and… View Article

El Dorado Nature Center Nature Kids Discovery Camps

March 6, 2020

While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to our recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID19 pandemic for the safety of our participants. Visit www.LBParks.org for the latest information on program adjustments. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.lbparks.org to register…. View Article

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.

Fairmont Schools

March 18, 2020

Founded in 1953 by a family of educational pioneers, Fairmont Schools Preschool – 12th grade program cultivates ingenuity, diversity, and curiosity. Fairmont students are top performers throughout Orange County, including in STEM subjects and foreign languages, and flourish in athletics and the arts. While Fairmont’s unique curriculum is tested and true, students create their own… View Article

Fairmont Schools Summer 2020 Programs

March 2, 2020

Preschool – 12th grade In thier fun Virtual Summer Programs, children can make friends, build skills, and stretch their imaginations within a lively, supportive environment. Kindergarten – 12th grade Summer School boosts students’ academic skills to start the new year confidently, and “Under the Sea” Summer Camp for Preschool – 8th graders combines oceanic themed… View Article

First Field Farm

February 24, 2020

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. Beginner lessons include care of the horse as well as the basics of position and control. Private and group lessons. Horses are provided.

Forest Dream Work Studio

March 16, 2020

Forest Dream Work Studio offers acting classes, vocal/ singing classes, and dancing classes (hip-hop/ K-pop) for all ages. They provide teenagers and children with courses on language performance training, thinking training, emotional quotient training, natural instincts liberating, character imitation, dubbing training, physical movement etiquette training and the like via four novel teaching methods through implantation…. View Article

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.

Golden West Swim Lessons

February 10, 2020

Group and private swim lessons are offered June 15 – August 14 at Golden West College’s Aquatic Facility. Class offerings include: Parent and Me, Transitional Parent and Me, Preschool (ages 3-5), Level 1-5 (ages 6+) and Water Polo.

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!

iD Tech Virtual Camps & More

March 9, 2020

iD Tech – Virtual Tech Camps iD Tech – Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect online learning option for kids and teens who want to sharpen their tech skills from the comfort of home. Structured, weeklong sessions with 5 students max per instructor, and curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. $399 with… View Article

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at Bowers

February 26, 2020

Through August 30: The exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public. The 10,000-square-feet traveling exhibit, which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018, will offer several rare items only on… View Article

Irvine Lanes

May 14, 2019

Irvine Lanes is one of So Cal’s premiere bowling centers, with 40 lanes, recently remodeled concourse area, and touch screen scoring system. Their second floor has a unique concept in bowling centers featuring a number of private rooms for catered special events. Plus, Kids Play Free Rewards program running spring through summer, and fun, affordable, easy-to-plan birthday parties, for kids of all ages.

Jazz Angels

February 26, 2020

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. Email: barry@jazzangels.org.

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.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

October 9, 2019

Programs include: academic classes, baseball/softball, basketball, camps, dance, family events, flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, ice skating, ice hockey, martial arts, music, parties, skateboarding, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, volleyball and more!

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

March 17, 2020

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services offers free after-school tutoring programs at some parks throughout the school year. Academic classes taught by Readwrite Educational Solutions are also offered: Math Development and Reading Development (Grades K-6), $79, Readwrite en Espanol (Grades 1&2), $79. Online Driver’s Education (ages 15.5+), $22    

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

March 17, 2020

Swim lessons and wading pools are offered by Lakewood Recreation and Community Services. Pre-Summer Swim Lessons are held May 26 – June 5, plus Swim Lessons by Lakewood Aquatics (3+), and Summer Swim Lessons offered by City of Lakewood,  June 15 – August 21. Call or visit their website for more information and to register…. View Article

Leeway Sailing Center

March 8, 2020

Classes are offered year round for beginner to intermediate sailors, including bay kayaking (10+) and sailing using Sabot (8+), Keelboat and Capri 14 boats (13+). Group, private or semi-private lessons are available. Birthday party packages, too. Visit website to register.

Let’s Have a Cart Party

January 22, 2020

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. Click for discount coupon.

Lil’ Chef School

March 13, 2019

Beat the heat in the Lil’ Chefs cool kitchen! Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, they have a camp for all interests. Monthly early bird discount deadlines offered, check their website for details.

Lil’ Chef School

March 13, 2019

From Wok on the Wild Side to Cupcake Wars, the Lil’ Chefs parties let parents relax and enjoy the show! Boy Scout Merit Badge, Girl Scouts (all levels, from Daisy to Senior Scouts), Adventure Guides and programs for other groups are also offered.

Long Beach Ballet Academy

January 23, 2020

The Long Beach Ballet classical ballet academy offers year-round training for ages 4 to adult. Under the artistic direction of David Wilcox, the nationally-recognized academy has graduated students into many major companies around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

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 (T-ball), basketball (free coed leagues), boating and sailing classes, cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cultural, parent/me), gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (piano, guitar, drums, glee, parent/me), parties (at Leeway Sailing Center), skateboarding, ice skating, hockey, soccer, swimming (recreational, lessons, parent/me, diving), teen centers, tennis, theater… View Article

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

March 5, 2020

While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to our recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID19 pandemic for the safety of our participants. Visit www.LBParks.org for the latest information on program adjustments. The following camps are offered at various… View Article

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

March 5, 2020

While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to their recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID19 pandemic for the safety of our participants. Visit www.LBParks.org for the latest information on program adjustments. A unique fun celebration at the beach!… View Article

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 Altos Dance Center

January 14, 2020

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. Voted #1 in Kids Entertainment 2019 Press-Telegram Readers Choice Awards!

Martial Arts – My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

March 7, 2019

With a Master Karate instructor on staff, students ages 4-13 strive for different belt levels, they learn about goal setting and the discipline needed to reach them. Tuesday evenings LIVE via Zoom. My Gym Ninja Training (ages 5-10) focuses on developing strength, stamina, and agility in relays, conditioning exercises, games, team-building and, this is encompassed… View Article

MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

February 27, 2020

MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex—as well as maternity care for expectant mothers—all under one roof. Miller Children’s & Women’s treats more than 14,000 children each year, delivers 5,000 babies and has become a regional pediatric destination… View Article

Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School

January 19, 2020

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. Curriculum emphasizes reading phonetically and early exposure to mathematics. Art, music, geography and social science are also included…. View Article

Muckenthaler Cultural Center – Classes for Kids

January 27, 2020

Youth classes range from dance to drawing, acrylic and watercolor painting, children’s ceramics, indigenous and traditional ceramics classes, photography, jewelry, mosaics, sewing for fun and function, dramatic storytelling, animation and the digital arts, creative and song writing, musical and dramatic theater, plus many more!

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

February 15, 2019

Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art exhibits, the Museum of Latin American Art offers guided tours (which can be booked online) and special events for all generations. Free admission is offered every Sunday and also on the fourth Thursday of every month, 5-9 p.m.

Music Together at the Beach

February 26, 2020

Celebrating 21 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 8 and the grown-ups who love them. Fun-filled weekly 45-minute classes incorporate a research-based, developmentally appropriate music curriculum. Activities include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and… View Article

Musical Theatre Orange County

April 22, 2020

Believe in the Wonder of Live Theatre Again! Musical Theatre Orange County was born out of a desire to give local youth a chance to experience professional theatre, and learn from working industry directors, choreographers, musical directors and technicians. MTOC Studio is the immersive experience that connects youth to the world of theater. Young actors… View Article

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

March 7, 2019

The children have loads of fun as they dance, play games, party, and make memories together with LIVE entertainment delivered by one of our energetic My Gym Party Specialists! They will design an unforgettable birthday bash your family and friends will treasure. On the day of the party, you and your guests will log on… View Article

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

March 7, 2019

As experts in early child development, they understand how pre-kindergarten education impacts children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. Now, when children are staying safe at home, it is especially important for preschoolers to have opportunities to practice and develop their emerging skills. In My Gym’s commitment to educate the whole child, they now offer the… View Article

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

March 7, 2019

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center offers one of the best camp programs in town! Camps are offered during spring, summer and winter vacations, plus Thanksgiving week. 2020 Summer camp is scheduled for June 16th – Sept 1st, but is subject to government restrictions due to recent world events. Camps are held  Tuesday – Friday. Children… View Article

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