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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.

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.

Angel Threads Sewing School

January 23, 2019

Offers an array of different sewing classes and workshops for children age 7 and up. Tons of creative sewing projects are waiting for your child at Angel Threads Sewing School.

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.

Art Steps

December 4, 2018

Students work step-by-step on a wide variety of subject matter, using a range of media such as pastel, color pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oil and more.

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

Joy to all mankind? Bah! Humbug! Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts, each one more terrifying than the last. In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expectations will now celebrate the holiday… View Article

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.

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.

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.

FEIG Law Firm

February 25, 2019

FEIG Law Firm provides legal counsel for individuals and families seeking guidance with: Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Trust Litigation, Family Law. Scott Feig, J.D., M.A., attorney-at-law, understands the myriad of family dynamics and how essential it is to develop estate plans to meet each client’s needs.

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.

Fountain Bowl

May 9, 2019

With 60 lanes, Fountain Bowl is the fun bowling alley for everyone! Every Thursday, year-round, kids can enjoy Junior Cosmic Bowling enjoy two hours of glow-in-the dark bowling! Also, register for Kids Bowl Free, which includes two free games a day all summer!

Garden Grove Parks and Recreation

March 26, 2019

Offers Atlantis Play Center, a fully enclosed and gated four-acre playground; summer Splash Pad; 10-week Summer Day Camp with extended hours; Counselor-In-Training program for teens; new archery program for youth; Summer Concerts; more!

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.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

February 5, 2019

Year-round program for girls (grades K-12) focusing on academic achievement, life skills, and personal development. After-school and vacation camp programs include educational enrichment, economic literacy, college prep, career and life planning, health and fitness, leadership and character development, personal safety, STEM and more.

Golden West Swim Lessons

February 28, 2019

Group and private swim lessons are offered June 17 – August 1 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.

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.

Joshua LeBar Studios

December 5, 2018

Joshua LeBar Studios is professional acting program that accepts youth actors from ages 8-18. The studio focuses on film and television acting techniques, and all classes are taught by successful working actors.

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

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 Glee Club, Rockin’ Guitar, Group Piano, Little Music Makers, Babies and Toddlers Love Music and more.

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 & 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.

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.

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

March 7, 2019

Students, ages 4-13 strive, for different belt levels as they learn about goal setting and the discipline needed to reach them. My Gym Ninja Training focuses on developing strength, stamina, and agility in relays, conditioning exercises, games, team-building and, obstacle courses that change every week!

Matilda The Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

September 4, 2019

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.

MOMS Orange County: Prenatal and Infant Home Visitation and Play Groups

August 14, 2019

Prenatal and Infant Home Visitation: Specialized home visitors come to you each month during pregnancy and through your baby’s first year with health and development education, screenings and support. For ages 3 months to 17 months. NO COST. English, Spanish, & Vietnamese.

Mommy & Me, My Parents & Me Groups: Learn activities to stimulate your baby’s mental and physical development in a fun, creative and supportive group environment. For ages 3 months to 17 months. NO COST. English & Spanish.

Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School

January 31, 2019

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.

Museum of Latin American Art

February 15, 2019

Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American exhibits, MOLAA offers summer camps and special events. Free admission every Sunday and also on the fourth Thursday of every month between 5-9 p.m. 

Music Together at the Beach

February 26, 2019

Celebrating 20 years of family music-making in Long Beach and Huntington Beach! Weekly 45-minute classes incorporate a fun-filled, research-based, developmentally appropriate music curriculum. Activities include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Parent-child classes for children, newborn to age 5.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

March 7, 2019

My Gym has helped thousands of children, ages 6 weeks through 13 years, gain confidence and self-esteem in a loving and caring environment. The innovative, non-competitive tumbling and gymnastics program incorporates age-appropriate games, relays, fitness exercise, sports skills, group activities, and song and dance.