Things to do in Oceanside with kids

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Pari Land
(3 Miles)
Carlsbad
The Largest Indoor Playground in San Diego.
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.
Legoland
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(6 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.
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 - ...
San Marcos
Alien themed laser tag in their 5,000 square foot multi-level arena. Music, thematic props, and intermittent flashes of light and color, break through the foggy darkness to bombard the player’s senses: a thoroughly immersive game experience for ove...
Encinitas
Enormous series of globally themed gardens, plus 2 specific children's gardens which include interactive displays, several varying play options and a miniature railway.
Escondido
Over 27 acres with 150 choice sites, including lakefront camping and stunning hillside views. Fishing, heated pool, spa, and more!
Escondido
Pack a lot of fun into 4,500 square feet in Downtown Escondido! We're all about lifelong learning, and not just for the kids! Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California
La Jolla
Birch Aquarium at Scripps brings to life the exciting discoveries of world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For more than a century, the aquarium has inspired visitors with the wonders of the ocean.
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.
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.
Poway
Watch your kids laugh as they race down our triple wave slide and climb through a maze of tunnels in one of San Diego's largest indoor play structures. We are also #1 for children's birthday parties!
Murrieta
High standard indoor karting for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Kid Ventures
(28 Miles)
San Diego
From the themed Indoor Play Village to the relaxing café on Parent’s Island, Kid Ventures is a truly special place for families. Kids are provided with endless opportunities to expand their imagination and creativity while moms and dads enjoy a s...
San Diego
Mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, train ride, cool arcade, multi level go kart track, laser tag and kiddie rides!
Campland
(29 Miles)
San Diego
Located on the shores of Mission Bay, and part of Mission Bay Park, Campland has been a vacation spot for families since 1969.
Belmont Park
(30 Miles)
San Diego
San Diego's premiere beachfront amusement center welcomes you. Offering everything from rides and games to shops and oceanfront restaurants--Something for the entire family! The park's most distinctive attraction, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster i...
Jump n Jammin
(30 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.
Seaworld
(31 Miles)
San Diego
SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas. The parks feature Orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other mari...
San Diego
Get the kids a great cardiobvascular workout on obstacles courses, giant slides, classic bounce houses and more with plenty of open space for kids to play and run in between.
Lakeside
A taste of the UK with a British Style facility offering enormous play structure, zips and glides, toddler zone and SO much more.
San Diego Zoo
(34 Miles)
San Diego
One of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in San Diego for kids. Unveiling epic new Tiger exhibit soon!
Santee
We offer a multitude of physical and creative activities for children ranging from 0 to 12 years of age, a fitness studio for parents & kids including Yoga, Zumba, Sculpting Classes, Basketball, Dance & more, a Gourmet Cafe and Birthday Party Center!...
San Diego
At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is the largest indoor model railroad display in the world. The individual HO and N scale layouts are among largest of their type. Construction of the model railroads is accomplished by volunteer club members (approximate...
San Diego
Our seven exhibit galleries are centers of natural phenomena where "hands-on," "do touch" interactive exhibits provide a unique self-guided learning experience for all ages.
San Diego
Celebrate... Educate... Inspire! Celebrate aviation and space flight history through preservation of significant artifacts, presentation of dynamic exhibits, and commemoration of the men and women who forged aerospace history.
San Diego
Join San Diego Harbor Excursion and world famous Birch Aquarium at Scripps as we embark on a California Gray Whale watching adventure. Fully narrated, this three and one-half hour adventure allows close-up views of the mammoth California Gray Whale. ...
San Diego
Come aboard and visit 40 different stops around Midway and learn how this immense ship operates.
Play Town
(36 Miles)
El Cajon
Our play area is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under. We have a large bouncer, ride-on roller coasters, ride-on cars, push toys, balance beam, slides, soft play area, Thomas the Tank Engine train table, air hockey, and more!
San Diego
The New Children's Museum provides an environment that encourages active minds, healthy bodies and unstructured play. "Our goal is to inspire children to think, play and create by providing accessible and meaningful art experiences."
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.
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!
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...
Toms Farms
(40 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.
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
(41 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
Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.
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.
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.
Santa Ana Zoo
(46 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.
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...
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.
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...

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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Childs Play Temecula

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SkyHigh Party Zone

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Toms Farms

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Legoland

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Pari Land

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Centennial Farm

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Orange County Zoo

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The Little Gym of Riverside

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Castle Park

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Fun places to visit in Oceanside 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!

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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