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Dana Point
Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf hopes for the privilege of escorting you on an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or providing you with a memora...
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.
Jump n Jammin
(5 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.
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!
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 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.
Newport Beach
Quite possibly the best Ferris Wheel ride you will ever take.Beautiful views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.
ExplorOcean
(14 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
Newport Landing Whale Watching provides whale watching and dolphin cruises daily year round.
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.
Santa Ana Zoo
(20 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.
Bowers Kidseum
(21 Miles)
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.
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...
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...
Toms Farms
(23 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.
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...
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
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.
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.
Anaheim
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth!
Golfland
(27 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!
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.
Garden Grove
Modern, spacious, high tech ten pin bowling, with games arcade and diner on site. Family friendly features and great music.
Adventure City
(28 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!
Corona
High standard indoor karting for those over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
Murrieta
Mulligan Family Fun Center Murrieta �a state of the art, recreational park you can race, splash, play, win, climb, spin, zap, putt, ride, celebrate and much more. There's something for everyone. Click below to view attraction.
Laser Quest
(29 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...
Murrieta
High standard indoor karting for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
Pari Land
(30 Miles)
Carlsbad
The Largest Indoor Playground in San Diego.
Knotts Soak City
(1)
(30 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)
(30 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 ...
Murrieta
We are a 10,000 sq ft, climate controlled, indoor inflatable party place and indoor playground. We have something for everyone ages 1 to 100. Come see the only mobile Assault Lazer Maze Challenge in the Western US. Available both onsite and on loc...
Splash Canyon
(31 Miles)
Temecula
An amazing experience for the whole family. If you want to get wet then this is the place!
Riverside
Sky Zone is perfect for ALL ages and fitness levels! Filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky Zone provides a new way to move and sets the stage for a variety of activities including 3-D Dodgeball, SkySlam Basketball, a Giant Foam Pit to jump into, ...
Oceanside
Modern, recently built skateboarding (only) facility with a gently sloping bowl area with various “skateable” elements connected to a deeper swimming pool-like feature that will accommodate multiple riders. Adjacent to popular parkland.
Temecula
7500 square feet of intriguing, astounding and interactive inventions, gadgets and experiments, on offer to help your children lean through play. Multi award winner.
Castle Park
(32 Miles)
Riverside
Built in 1976 with the goal of becoming the "Ultimate Family Entertainment Park", Castle Park has continued to expand. Perhaps that's why they were voted the "Favorite Family Attraction in the Inland Empire". Great idea if you're ...
Temecula
For young children to discover their imagination, improve their motor skills, and interact with other children while having lots of fun. Includes dress up, soft play equipment, plenty of toys, a ball pit and a dedicated infant area.
Perris
The Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is a railroad museum founded in 1956 in Perris, California as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum." The museum also operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds. The collection focuses on Southern Califo...
VIsta
Amazing water park with great character and some really fabulous features that span all the age groups, from nice calm lazy river rides, an aqua play structure and simple slides to full on terrifying slam dunk slides, crazy rapids ride and oh yeah - ...
Lakewood
Petting zoo plus a few larger animals, carousel, parent child pony care sessions and the classic pony rides.
Legoland
(33 Miles)
Carlsbad
LEGOLAND California brings out the hero in everyone.There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the whole family. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California
San Diego
A simply spectacular array of family rides, slides and kids' interactive zones covering all ages and swimming abilities, all based on the happy LEGO and DUPLO world.
Cerritos
Kids Gym: Children's physical activities including parent/child classes, kids gym, dance, arts & more..all under one roof!
Cypress
Enjoy unlimited lab play time while learning and having fun in a real science lab built especially for kids!
 Every young scientist is provided with a lab coat, safety glasses and all the ingredients and equipment needed; experiments are scientist ...
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.
Santa Fe Springs
Indoor play center for young children. We have 18

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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Adventure City

(46 Miles) Theme Parks in Anaheim

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Splash Canyon

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Hullabaloos Clubhouse

(39 Miles) Indoor Play in Orange

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SkyHigh Party Zone

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Pari Land

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Toms Farms

(37 Miles) Kids Fun in Corona

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Knotts Berry Farm

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Pretend City Childrens Museum

(18 Miles) Museums in Irvine

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Jump n Jammin

(9 Miles) Indoor Play in Mission Viejo

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