Things to do in HAWTHORNE with kids

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Malibu Grand Prix Fun Center

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    (2 miles) Redondo Beach

    Acres of Fun, So Close to Home! Show your friends who�s boss as you Race wheel-to-wheel into a hairpin turn. Spend some time relaxing on one of our miniature golf courses. Rediscover your playful ...

  • Adventureplex

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    (2 miles) Manhattan Beach

    Imagine a world where health and adventure meet. A world where children have so much FUN, they hardly realize they’re learning valuable life skills. AdventurePlex is that place.

  • Under the Sea Indoor Playground

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    (4 miles) Manhattan Beach

    Under the Sea is the newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children's entertainment center. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling murals depict the world under the sea, with pirates, mermaids, and ...

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (4 miles) Manhattan Beach

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family.

  • Kid Concepts USA

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    (7 miles) 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.

  • Eco Station

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    (7 miles) Culver City

    Features incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism whilst encountering tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Guided tour only.

  • Under the Sea Indoor Playground

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    (7 miles) Los Angeles

    Indoor kids fun "under the sea" in a playground filled with activities that will develop skills, and imagination, and fuel creativity!

  • Mulligan Torrance Family Fun Center

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    (8 miles) 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.

  • Sony Pictures Studio Tour

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    (8 miles) Culver City

    Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world\'s most famous studio lots, our walking tour gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood\'s glory ...

  • Wilson Skatepark Compton

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    (8 miles) 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 ...

  • California Science Centre

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    (8 miles) Los Angeles

    Amazing exhibits and interactive worlds for the whole family to explore, covering all things science and the wonders of the world!

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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    (8 miles) Los Angeles

    Explore 4.5 billion years of history at this fascinating natural history museum in Los Angeles, with exhibits on the planet, culture, and nature - and great for kids!

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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    (8 miles) 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 ...

  • Go Kart World

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    (8 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.

  • The Museum Of Flying

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    (9 miles) Santa Monica

    Flying fun with interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the growth of the aviation and aerospace industry within Southern California - including a fun flight simulator!

  • Silly Goose Playground

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    (9 miles) Lomita

    A beautiful and fun play area in Lomita, California, for those active and creative kids up to 8 years of age.

  • Lomita Railroad Museum

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • The Museum Of Tolerance

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    Each year the Museum serves over 300,000visitors, including students, educators, law enforcement officials, corporate professionals, and community members from the USA and around the world.

  • South Gate Municipal Par-3 Golf Course

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    (10 miles) 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.

  • Petersen Automotive Museum

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    A fun and fascinating museum for all those car loving kids! Over 150 automobiles are displayed of all shapes, models and makes...a great family fun day out in car loving Los Angeles!

  • Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    Take your family to enjoy the largest art museum in the western United States!

  • Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    Explore the wonders of the tar pits and the fossils that were found in them - dating all the way back to the Ice Age! Historical adventures in Los Angeles!

  • The Grammy Museum

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    Do you have the music in you? You and your family can explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, as well as the history of the Grammys.

  • Zimmer Childrens Museum

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    (10 miles) Los Angeles

    The Zimmer Childrens Museum is dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Our mission is to promote values that ...

  • Santa Monica State Beach

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    (10 miles) Santa Monica

    Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!

  • Pacific Park

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    (10 miles) Santa Monica

    Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the family place to play! It's the West Coast's only amusement park located on a pier. Millions of visitors each year enjoy all the ...

  • Pacific Park

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    (10 miles) Santa Monica

    Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the family place to play! Its the West Coasts only amusement park located on a pier.

  • Santa Monica Pier

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    (11 miles) Santa Monica

    The Pier boasts modern and classic rides, aquarium, public trapeze school, theme park, arcade and loads of retail and refreshment.

  • The Treehouse Social Club

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    (11 miles) Los Angeles

    Welcome to The Treehouse Social Club, a magical place where families can connect with each other and spend quality time together, where kids are embraced while everyone's different needs are catered ...

  • Nayas Garden

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    (12 miles) Los Angeles

    What separates naya's Garden from the other indoor playground is that it provides an indoor and an outdoor area. Having an outdoor area allows children to experience the fresh air and still be in a ...

  • The Hollywood Museum

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    (13 miles) Hollywood

    Hollywood glitz and glamor in over 35,000 square feet of movie magic, costumes and memorabilia. The whole family will have stars in their eyes in this Los Angeles day out.

  • LA City Tours

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    (13 miles) Hollywood

    45 of your favorite Hollywood Star Homes! From the stars of yesterday to the mega-stars of today, everyone is sure to see their favorites. Visit the filming locations of Entourage, Charlie's Angels, ...

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Hollywood

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    (13 miles) Hollywood

    Hollywood’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum is open to the public! Come and Visit the home to weird class family fun, where you can explore 2 floors with ALL NEW galleries, shows and nearly 300 ...

  • Handprints of The Stars

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    (13 miles) Hollywood

    An iconic and historical must see on any visit to Los Angeles - TCL Chinese Theatre (previously Graumans)

  • Guinness World Records Museum

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    (13 miles) Hollywood

    Amazing world records to inspire, confuse and amaze right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - it can only be Guinness!