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.
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 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.
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 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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
If you’re looking for a good time, Irvine Spectrum is the place to find it during the holiday season. Kick off the holidays with their Black Friday Frenzy. Visit Santa (including a Sensitive Santa session, December 8); enjoy the nightly tree listing and live holiday entertainment on weekends; partake in the annual Menorah Lighting; ice skate outdoors; ride the iconic Spectrum wheel and Carousel; and much more!
Visit a historic chapel, landmark and museum at the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Guided tours, audio tours, and special tours for 4th graders are available. Plus, on weekends, kids can pan for gold, make adobe bricks and arrowhead necklaces.
Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits. At Pretend City, children learn through role play based on real-world experiences as they dress up as a police officer, deliver the mail, create art, compose music or put out a fire.
Visit Rolling Robots to learn STEM and Robotics skills in a fun way – hands-on learning with their friendly staff! Rolling Robots offers half-day, full-day, weekly and daily camp options, for ages 5 to 14. With locations in Palos Verdes, West LA and Glendale, you can also visit Rolling Robots for robot-building birthday parties, world-class robotics team, play dates, and hands-on STEM learning, year round! Click for a $25 coupon!
The 2.2 acre botanical garden offers families a place to explore horticulture, art and history, and invites you to enjoy their facility as a place for relaxation, exploration and discovery.
Collection of over 200 different railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Visitors can ride streetcars, electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway. Special events throughout the year.
Guests of all ages enjoy skating at The Rinks. With several daily public skating sessions, skate rentals and full-service snack bars, they offer the coolest fun! If you are new to skating, The Rinks offer a variety of Learn-to-Skate classes. For kids looking to try hockey, check out the Anaheim Ducks Learn-to-Play Program, which is… View Article
40,000-square-foot facility featuring a full skate and BMX course for all skill levels, ages 6 and older. The location also houses a full Vans retail store and skate pro shop. Birthday party packages, private lessons and skate camps/clinics are available.