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.
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 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.
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.
From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces. November 8-24, select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at South Coast Repertory.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resource and Referral offers a variety of child care resources to the community, such as child care referrals, resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources.
The Children’s Nature Retreat is located on 20-acres. The farm, animal sanctuary and nature reserve has over 130+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Visitors can even “Be a Keeper for the Day.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Check out these fall and winter-break workshops.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Take part in amazing all-girl outdoor and high-adventure experiences combining fun, learning and leadership at Girl Scout adventure camps in the fall and winter. One-day events and weekend overnight experiences are open to all girls in grades K-12 (including non-Girl Scouts) – some events also welcome parents and family members!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Vacation-break camps will teach your child the sport of fencing. In the popular Go Medieval camp, kids learn archery, fencing and build a working catapult. Camps offer the chance to have fun, meet new friends, learn new skills and build confidence.
The Hebrew Academy offers the best in infant and preschool (including Pre-K) education and care, offering a safe, healthy, and happy environment where small children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively, and physically.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.