Santa Ana Zoo

September 5, 2023

Santa Ana – This small, local zoo features 80+ species of animals. See monkeys and lemurs, exotic birds, enjoy play areas, and hop on the train ride, carousel, and Ferris wheel. Read More

Scooter’s Jungle

August 7, 2023

Various Locations – Indoor inflatable slides, sports court, obstacle course and zipline. Birthday parties, open play, Toddler Time, and Family Fun Events available. Read More

Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland

August 30, 2023

Carlsbad – Discover 6,000 animals and interactive touchpools, dive shows, and feeding demonstrations. Highlights include a walk-through shark tunnel to see sharks and rays up close and seeing various LEGO models throughout the aquarium and inside tanks. Read More


May 30, 2023

San Diego – SeaWorld San Diego has introduced their newest ride, Emperor, and is scheduled to open Arctic Rescue on June 2, 2023. Read More

Sesame Place

May 23, 2023

Chula Vista | May 26 – September 4, 2023 – 17-acre theme and water park where Sesame Street comes to life. Features heated pools, water slides, lazy river, and a sandy beach. Read More

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

May 23, 2023

Valencia | May 27 – September 17, 2023 – A 25-acre water park with over 25 unique slides and attractions next to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Splash Island and Castaway Cove are designed for little kids with shallow pools, water slides, rain curtains, and spraying water fountains. Read More

Skating Rinks

August 23, 2023

The following rinks offer roller or ice skating with public and specialty skating sessions. Classes, clinics, camps, hockey and broomball, and party packages are typically offered. Aliso Viejo Ice Palace… View Article

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

August 7, 2023

Various Locations – A trampoline park with a variety of attractions for all ages, such as Freestyle Jump, Toddler Zone, Skyslam, Foam Zone, Ninja Warrior Course, and Drop Zone. Special programs are also available: Little Leapers for younger kids, sensory hours, camps and party packages. Read More

South Coast Botanic Garden

August 30, 2023

Palos Verdes Peninsula – This 87-acre garden features a small lake, Children’s Garden and Children’s Discovery Garden. Check out their newest exhibition, TROLLS: Save the Humans, premiering October 1, 2023. Read More

Southern California Live Steamers

August 11, 2023

Torrance – Free trains rides on miniature 7.5-inch gauge trains on the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month. Birthday and group trains are also available on public train ride days. Read More

Southern California Railway Museum

August 11, 2023

Perris – Ride trains and trolleys on weekends and visit the museum’s expansive collection of 200+ locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, and more. Read More

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Water Park

May 23, 2023

La Mirada | May 27 – September 4, 2023 – Located inside La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, Buccaneer Bay features a flowing river channel, three water slides, children’s interactive play structure, zero-depth beach entry, and two spray pad areas. Read More

STAR Eco Station

August 16, 2023

Culver City – Environmental science museum and rescue facility that offers guided tours to see 200+ rescued exotic wildlife from tropical fish to tortoises, parrots to pythons. Eco Station is only open for guided tours to the public on weekends. Read More

Tanaka Farms

August 31, 2023

Irvine – Tanaka Farms offers u-pick wagon rides and guided tours of their 30-acre farm all year long. See barn animals, participate in story time, workshops, and clubs. Seasonal festivals, pumpkin patch, farm-to-table cookouts also available. Read More

TGA Golf Academy

March 8, 2023

Long Beach – TGA golf camps combine expert instruction and course play, providing kids of all ages and abilities an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to develop their love of the game. June 12 – August 25. Read More

The Adventure Lagoon

May 23, 2023

Anaheim | May 27 – October – One of the largest floating obstacle aqua parks in Orange County that stays 74 to 78 degrees year round. Other activities include water volleyball, paddle boarding, kayaking, and bumper boats for all ages. Read More

The Banning Museum

August 1, 2023

Wilmington – Learn how families lived, worked, and entertained in the 19th century. Visit the residence built in 1864 and surrounding 20 acres of parkland. Advance reservations are no longer required. Read More

The Cove Waterpark

May 23, 2023

Riverside | May 27 – September 4, 2023 – Attractions include Ne’er Endin’ River, Crow’s Nest Slides, Riptide Reef FlowRider, and Lil’ Mates’ Lagoon. Party packages, group rates, and cabana rentals available.Read More

The Ecology Center

July 31, 2023

San Juan Capistrano – Programs for all ages include: Rad Traditions, an after-school program for ages 5-14; Microgreens, a parent-child gathering with games, music, and activities; and Eco-Tots Playspace, where ages 1-5 (and parents) help care for the gardens, enjoy a taste from the farm, build shelters and fairy houses, and make arts and crafts and more. Read More

The Gentle Barn

August 31, 2023

Santa Clarita – A sanctuary for rescued animals. Hug cows, give tummy rubs to pigs, hold chickens, pet goats, and cuddle turkeys. Open to the public on Sundays; tickets must be reserved in advance. Read More

The New Children’s Museum

August 14, 2023

San Diego – The New Children’s Museum is a multi-level 50,000 square-foot facility filled with inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. This arts-based museum features unique, room-sized art installations, a variety of art studios and makerspace, plus daily workshops and special events. Read More

The Proud Bird

July 20, 2023

Los Angeles- Food hall with interactive aviation exhibits, events center, and a children’s playground. Exhibits include aviation memorabilia and various aircraft. Free Aviation Tours offered. Read More

The Reptile Zoo

August 17, 2023

Fountain Valley – Home to over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Upgrade your visit with animal encounters, photo opportunities, presentations, and feeding experiences. Read More

The Wave Waterpark

May 23, 2023

Vista | May 27 – September 10, 2023 – Water rides and attractions for the whole family! Offering swim lessons, water polo classes, junior lifeguards, and more. Read More

Tom’s Farms

July 27, 2023

Temescal Valley – Tom’s Farms offers a variety of attractions for families: live entertainment, pony rides and petting zoo, magic show, peacock farm, and mining for real fossils and minerals at Tom’s Mining Company.  Kids can go on different rides, including a ferris wheel, carousel, drop tower, bounce house, and a steam-propelled train. Read More

Travel Town Museum and Railroad

August 11, 2023

Los Angeles – Located in Griffith Park, Travel Town is an outdoor museum with over 40 historic railroad locomotives and cars. Visitors can also take a ride on the 16″ gauge miniature train (small fee). Read More

UCLA Planetarium

August 21, 2023

Los Angeles – Planetarium shows are free and are given by astronomy graduate students. Shows include discussion about the night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more. Read More

Ultimate Ninjas

August 7, 2023

Anaheim – Premier national obstacle course facility where kids can train and play. Courses include a four-level warped wall, salmon ladder, fly wheels, flying squirrel, jumping spider, quintuple steps, and more. Read More

Underwood Family Farms

August 31, 2023

Moorpark & Somis – Both locations offer farm markets, animal care centers and pick-your-own fruits or vegetables. Animal Centers are open for viewing, feeding and petting, farm animals. Moorpark also offers tours, wagon rides, play equipment, animal shows, party packages and seasonal events, plus ride-on trains and gem/fossil mining. Read More

Universal Studios Hollywood

May 3, 2023

Los Angeles – SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is now open featuring Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge and Toadstool Cafe. “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” lights up the sky with music and special effects. Read More

Vibes Kids Camp

June 20, 2023

Long Beach – Campers (ages 5-12)participate in a rotation of activities including fine arts, science, cooking, outdoor games and sports, arts and crafts, as well as academic enrichment activities. June 19 – August 25. Read More

Wake Farms

July 27, 2023

Riverside – Local family farm featuring pick-your-own fruit experiences and petting zoo with goats, sheep, pigs, horses, and even camels. Visit the farm and meet the animals by appointment only. Read More

We Play Loud

August 7, 2023

Huntington Beach & Lake Forest – Two-level indoor play structure with a wave slide, foam ball fountain, two foam ball dumping baskets, rainbow bridges, and more. Special gated play area provided for toddlers.  Read More

Western Museum of Flight

July 20, 2023

Torrance – See an extensive collection of Warbirds, aircraft and target drones, piston and jet aircraft engines, aircraft components, and a model aircraft collection. Educational programs let children see and touch the airplanes that made aviation history. Read More

Wild Rivers

May 23, 2023

Irvine | May 6 – October 1, 2023 – Wild Rivers returns within Irvine’s Great Park with 20 thrilling water rides and attractions on 20 acres. Read More

Wild Wonders

August 17, 2023

Bonsall – Connect with over 120 animal ambassadors through interactive animal experiences and tours. Family Zoo Camp, birthday parties, and seasonal events are also offered. Read More

Wildlife Learning Center

August 17, 2023

Sylmar – Small, local wildlife center dedicated to providing life-long care to 100+ displaced, rescued, and zoo-born wild animals. Individual animal experiences can be added to see your favorite animals up close. Read More

World of Illusions

August 23, 2023

Los Angeles – An interactive museum filled with 3D Illusions that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies, and more. Read More

Yanks Air Museum

July 20, 2023

Chino – Home to legends like the P-20 Warhawk and the F-86 Sabre, Yanks Air Museum hosts a collection of 200+ aircraft ranging from early aviation to modern jets, plus drones, helicopters, missiles, uniforms, and aircraft in the boneyard currently being restored. Read More

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