Archives

 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. 

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 …

A Wrinkle in Time in Anaheim

February 13, 2020

February 14 – March 1: This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 8+; babes in arms and children under 4 are not permitted except at the Relaxed Performance on February 22, 11 a.m.).

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.

AFreeMind Academy

February 18, 2020

AFreeMind Academy works with national leaders in the STEM and Visual Arts curriculum to offer programs that develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creative confidence, hands-on skills, self-esteem, and an appreciation of other cultures.

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.

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.

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

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 Invention

May 14, 2019

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!

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. 

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

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!

Color My World Art Studio

February 18, 2020

Color My World is the most fun art studio in town, where each child’s creativity and imagination expands to their highest potential. Teachers help you develop skills and explore different mediums. Art classes for kids offered year round. Art party packages and open canvas art sessions are also 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.

Costumes Encouraged for Wizard Academy in La Mirada

February 10, 2020

March 8: Kids are encouraged to come in costume to Wizard Academy! The bumbling Professor Hackensneeze makes a visit from Hogwarts Academy to teach kids and their Muggles magic potion recipes, wand etiquette and more. This family-friendly show is recommended for ages 4+.

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 – Spring Saturday Series & Summer Program

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 – Summer Program

March 9, 2019

Camps, intensives, and workshops for beginning and advanced students in: acting, animation, character design, creative writing, culinary arts, dance, digital media, filmmaking, musical theatre, visual arts, and more. Use “KidsGuide10” and receive 10% off when you register by May 24!

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.

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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

March 13, 2019

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on, cutting-edge exhibits and thrilling events! Field trips, birthdays, summer camps, outreach, special events, sleepovers, and teacher workshops are also available.

Discovery Cube Orange County

March 13, 2019

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Discovery Market, Science of Hockey, and 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.

Emil and The Detectives at The Wallis

September 26, 2019

March 27-29: Never underestimate the determination of a child! Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart a criminal? In Slingsby’s award-winning signature style, recommended for adults and kids ages 8+, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds, and a cinematic score.

Fillmore & Western Railway

February 23, 2020

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also the “Home of the Movie Trains” and 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 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.

From the Top at The Wallis

September 26, 2019

March 4: NPR’s From the Top comes to The Wallis to amplify and celebrate the amazing talents and voices of virtuosic young musicians from California and beyond. Recommended for adults and children ages 7+, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look combining serious music and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert experience.

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!

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.

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.

It’s Magic! at Cerritos Performing Arts Center

February 10, 2020

March 29: With a cast of award-winning performers from around the world, including Hollywood’s Magic Castle and Las Vegas, the It’s Magic! extravaganza leaves audiences speechless and spellbound with sleight-of-hand illusions, stage tricks, and comedy and variety acts.

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.

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

La Mirada Theatre Presents The Sound of Music

February 10, 2020

April 17 – May 10: The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with favorites including My Favorite Things and Do-Re-Mi. Children (3+) and adults will re-discover the inspiring story of family, faith, joy and courage in turbulent times – all to songs you know and love.

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

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

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.  

SIGN UP TO KEEP UP!Make your little monsters happy with our newsletters filled with weekly family events, latest blogs, special announcements, and giveaways!