Things to do in Costa Mesa with kids

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Newport Beach
First opened in 1994 by Founder Dick Marconi, this Non-Profit Museum and Special Event Venue has an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars. Discover the Marconi...Host your next event at Orange County's onl...
Costa Mesa
Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.
Newport Beach
Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.
ExplorOcean
(3 Miles)
Newport Beach
ExplorOcean is proud to introduce the nation’s premiere ocean literacy center. Our Center has been designed to educate our visitors to the essential principles of ocean literacy through exciting hands-on activities. From mapping the ocean floor to...
Newport Beach
Quite possibly the best Ferris Wheel ride you will ever take.Beautiful views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.
Orange County
We offer 2.5 hour whale watching excursions as well as a full 5 to 6 hr fishing excursions out of Newport Beach, CA. Davey.
Huntington Beach
Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, but it is also a haven for the residents and visitors...
Santa Ana Zoo
(8 Miles)
Santa Ana
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Santa Ana for kids.
Santa Ana
Bowers' Kidseum is both an interactive children's museum and a learning center that serves as an extension of the main Bowers Museum and offers multi-faceted art and cultural experiences specifically for young children and their families.
Westminster
Entry level skate park for the beginner to intermediate skaters, open every day with free admission. 6,300 square feet of basic set up suitable for young kids.
Irvine
Superbly equipped role playing facility. Through interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn through purposeful play and develop key skills. Oh yeah, and have loads of fun!
Garden Grove
Modern, spacious, high tech ten pin bowling, with games arcade and diner on site. Family friendly features and great music.
Orange
Our Mission at Hullabaloo�s Clubhouse is to provide an amazing, fun filled, safe party adventure for your family and friends. Your adventure includes our huge clubhouse themed playground, giant inflatables, Pop Star
Anaheim
Disneyland is a magical fun day out for the whole family.
Adventure City
(13 Miles)
Anaheim
Is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun!
Lake Forest
Experience the wonders of horses. We have day and week long activities that are for both kids and adults. You will learn to ride, saddle and groom a horse.
Orange
Irvine Park Railroad, founded in 1996, is located in beautiful Irvine Regional Park. The train is a one-third scale train that takes both children and adults on a scenic, 12-minute ride through the 477-acre great park. The train ride is narrated by t...
Orange
The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. The Orange County Zoo makes a great dest...
Orange
There's so much to do for all ages. Has an old-town feel. Nicely shaded. Stroller/wheel chair friendly. The park is huge and everything is nicely spread out. Friendly staff. This is a great place to take the family or just enjoy a quiet aftern...
Orange
Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park bike and paddle boat rentals offers many fun cycle and paddle boat options to rent. We offer the ultimate in fun and recreation for the entire family to enjoy. From toddlers to grandparents, all visitors are sure to e...
Knotts Soak City
(1)
(15 Miles)
Buena Park
Loads of incredible water attractions, including speed, tube and body slides, Tidal Wave Bay and lazy river, plus huge and separate water adventure playgrounds for big kids and smaller ones.
Knotts Berry Farm
(2)
(15 Miles)
Buena Park
With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun. Take a high thrills ride on Silver Bullet sm or Xcelerator, stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town or hang with the ...
Golfland
(15 Miles)
Anaheim
The campus features five richly themed courses. The Castles of The World course features a pagoda, castle and Spanish forts with shooting water cannons. Try the jungle themed course for a lush tropical feel to your round. Try all of our courses!
Laser Quest
(15 Miles)
Fullerton
Laser Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 � a high tech combination of tag and hide and seek. With the world�s most advanced laser tag equipment available, Laser Quest is played in a large, multi-level arena with specialty lighting, fog a...
Jump n Jammin
(15 Miles)
Mission Viejo
Jump 'n Jammin is open everyday to play, when it works into your schedule. There are no membership or annual registration fees to pay.
Lakewood
Petting zoo plus a few larger animals, carousel, parent child pony care sessions and the classic pony rides.
San Juan Capistrano
Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.
Cerritos
Kids Gym: Children's physical activities including parent/child classes, kids gym, dance, arts & more..all under one roof!
Dana Point
Memorable fishing and breathtaking whale watching experiences for the whole family in Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline!
Long Beach
Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each ...
Long Beach
Take a journey of discovery through the worlds largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Dive right into our exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California.
West Side
The Intrepid's permanent flight deck exhibits include an A-12 Blackbird, an F-14 Super Tomcat, a British Scimitar, a French Entendard and a Polish MiG-21 among other many other fixed-wing aircraft and a couple of helicopters. One record-breaking high...
Santa Fe Springs
Indoor play center for young children. We have 18
Santa Fe Springs
features bouncers, multi level playhouse, climbing structures, kiddie cars and cubby playhouse, plus toddler area.
La Habra
The Children's Museum at La Habra shows how important play is to learning. Through play, children develop skills, express creativity, discover the larger world and learn to work with others.
San Pedro
Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages all visitors in education, recreation and research...
Golf N Stuff
(22 Miles)
Norwalk
Miniature Golf (4 courses, 18 holes each),Lit'l Indy Race Cars,(Go-Karts),Disk'O Thrill Ride,Bumper Boats,Bumper Cars,Cannonball Express Train (Kiddie Train)Snack Bar Over 140 Arcade Games in 2 arcades
Go Kart World
(23 Miles)
Carson
Highly esteemed karting facility with slick rack and super track for older guests and refreshingly a great range of options for the smaller people: Kiddie Track, Bumper Cars and Mini Indy.
Compton
The outer ring boasts ledges, elevation changes, euro gaps, rails, transitions, wallrides and a corner pyramid. At the center of the park is a nice kidney bowl. The kidney turns left and is topped with steel coping. It's also all downhill and plenty ...
Lomita
Dedicated to the proud era of the steam engine, complete authenticity is the hallmark of the Museum. On display is a Southern Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive (1902-1960) and Tender. Nearby stand a 1910 Union Pacific Caboose and a modern all-steel S...
Torrance
Mulligan Family Fun Center Torrance …a state of the art, recreational park you can race, splash, play, win, climb, spin, zap, putt, ride, celebrate and much more.
Corona
Not a full day out, but this charming studio does all sorts of unique and adorable hand and foot prints from babies and children, which can also be overlaid atop your own. Options to suit most budgets.
Lomita
A beautiful and fun play area in Lomita, California, for those active and creative kids up to 8 years of age.
South Gate
Traditional golf course to a modern standard, offering basic play, tournaments, lessons, and groups, all on attractively landscaped Par 3 holes. Family friendly.
Toms Farms
(26 Miles)
Corona
Features include train ride, carousel, pony rides, petting farm, ride on toys and more. Every weekend spring through autumn there are also magic shows and live music performances outside, plus a craft fair.
Corona
Dodgeball birthday parties are a BIG hit, Corona Cages also has Kickball, Soccer, Wiffleball, Over the line and yes Automated batting cages. Party room and Snack bar.
Corona
High standard indoor karting for those over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
Torrance
9,000 square foot Children's Edu-Tainment Center for children 10 and under. Our large indoor playground promotes imaginative play, physical fitness and social interaction.
Montebello
Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.
Peninsula
- you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Costa Mesa with kids

1

Grins and Giggles Indoor Playground

(20 Miles) Indoor Play in Santa Fe Springs

2

Fun City Bounce

(19 Miles) Indoor Play in Santa Fe Springs

3

Magical Playground

(37 Miles) Indoor Play in Pasadena

4

Rolling Robots

(38 Miles) Kids Fun in Glendale

5

Kid Concepts USA

(28 Miles) Indoor Play in Torrance

6

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

(30 Miles) Indoor Play in Riverside

7

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

(28 Miles) Zoos in Montebello

8

Centennial Farm

(2 Miles) Zoos in Costa Mesa

9

Play Indoor Playground

(39 Miles) Indoor Play in Glendale

10

Oodles Kids Gym and Learning Center

(18 Miles) Kids Fun in Cerritos

Fun places to visit in Costa Mesa with kids

California is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of California's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in California with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Find other fun things to do with kids in nearby states

There are so many fun places to go with kids in California - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in CA