Things to do in LAKEWOOD 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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  • Pony Time at Lakewood Equestrian Center

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    (3 miles) Lakewood

    Petting zoo plus a few larger animals, carousel, parent child pony care sessions and the classic pony rides.

  • El Dorado Regional Park

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    (4 miles) Long Beach

    Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!

  • Oodles Kids Gym and Learning Center

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    (5 miles) Cerritos

    A fun kids gym for active kids, parent/child classes, dance, art, and birthdays! Great indoor fun!

  • Golf N Stuff

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    (5 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 ...

  • Rancho Los Alamitos

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    (5 miles) Long Beach

    A fascinating attraction listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a sacred Tongva village, traces of an 1800s ranch, and 1920s gardens.

  • Wilson Skatepark Compton

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    (6 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 ...

  • Grins and Giggles Indoor Playground

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    (6 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    features bouncers, multi level playhouse, climbing structures, kiddie cars and cubby playhouse, plus toddler area.

  • Long Beach Museum of Art

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    (6 miles) Long Beach

    It's an art filled day to encourage creativity and inspire the whole family in Long Beach!

  • Fun City Bounce

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    (7 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    Fun indoor play center for kids of all ages, with inflatables, obstacle courses, bouncers, video games, and lots of fun! Open play by appt only Tuesdays and Thursdays, and often Friday afternoons.

  • South Gate Municipal Par-3 Golf Course

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    (7 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.

  • Go Kart World

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    (7 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.

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (7 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • AMF Valley View Lanes

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    (8 miles) Garden Grove

    Modern, spacious, high tech ten pin bowling, with games arcade and diner on site. Family friendly features and great music.

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (8 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Knotts Berry Farm

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    (8 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!

  • Knotts Soak City

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    (8 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.

  • Adventure City

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    (9 miles) Anaheim

    Adventure City 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 in California

  • Mulligan Torrance Family Fun Center

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    (10 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.

  • Liberty Skate Park

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    (11 miles) 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.

  • Lomita Railroad Museum

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    (11 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 ...

  • Silly Goose Playground

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    (11 miles) Lomita

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

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (11 miles) Montebello

    Barnyard fun with pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties all in Montebello, California!

  • Laser Quest

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    (12 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 ...

  • The Childrens Museum At La Habra

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    (12 miles) 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.

  • Kid Concepts USA

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    (13 miles) Torrance

    Explore a 9,000sq ft Children's Edu-Tainment Center under 10s, with a large indoor playground for imaginative play, physical fitness and social interaction!

  • Shipley Nature Center

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    (13 miles) 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, ...

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (13 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California at this marine aquarium, just steps from Cabrillo Beach, and a great place for kids to learn!

  • Nickel Nickel Arcade Games

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    (14 miles) Garden Grove

    A small admission fee then over 25 free games to play, plus an additional 7,000 sq feet of other fun nickel games! Arcade fun in California!

  • Malibu Grand Prix Fun Center

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    (14 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 ...

  • California Science Centre

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    (14 miles) Los Angeles

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

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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    (14 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 ...

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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    (14 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!

  • Adventureplex

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    (15 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.

  • The Grammy Museum

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    (15 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.