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Legoland
(64 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
Anaheim
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth!
Adventure City
(83 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!
Knotts Berry Farm
(2)
(84 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 ...
Universal City
It's the chance of a lifetime to be completely immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood. Visited and recommended by FamilyDaysOut. Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles. New features include Diagon Alley!
Valencia
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age. In additio...
Primm
Whether you are making a splash or defying gravity, Buffalo Bills is the place to hang on tight and enjoy the ride!
Palm Springs
Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.
Splash Canyon
(40 Miles)
Temecula
An amazing experience for the whole family. If you want to get wet then this is the place!
Redlands
Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Adventure Park is a 17-acre Egyptian theme park with a water park, an amusement park, three race car tracks,nine-hole miniature golf courses, a laser tag arena, an outdoor ampitheater for concerts, arcade facility, birthday par...
Fiesta Village
(47 Miles)
Colton
Waterpark with several slides, plus miniature golf course, go karts, bating cages, open air roller skating rink, amusement rides, family laser skill game and funzone arcade.
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 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.
Raging Waters
(75 Miles)
San Dimas
Catch a wave on the Flowrider or race on the super fast Ragin' Racer. Younger guests will never tire of Kids' Kingdom and Splash Island. With over 36 slides and attractions, plus a real sandy beach, there is outRAGEous fun for guests of all ages!
Knotts Soak City
(1)
(84 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.
Valencia
Welcome to LA's premier waterpark. Only Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has it all: Tornado, the Black Snake Summit water slide complex, and Lizard Lagoon, the ultimate summer chill-out zone. From operating hours and directions to ticket information, here...
Las Vegas
Basically every kind of slide you can imagine from pitch black tunnels to open topped spirals via racing slides and tube rides! Meanwhile Splash Island is the youngsters' favourite with the Kiddie Cove slides being ideal for beginners.
Monte Carlo Pool
(177 Miles)
Las Vegas
Features a 400 foot lazy river with rafts, plus 4 varying pools including wave and leisure pools. Day guests accepted.
Las Vegas
An Olympic sized heated lido open seasonally, with DJ'd background music and a games room. Day visitors welcome.
Las Vegas
A heated lido in a luxurious environment, surrounded by immaculate gardens and landscaping so a little exploration is also on the cards.
Las Vegas
Enjoy a fully guided boat experience, allowing the family to indulge in wake boarding and wake surfing, kneeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and water skiing, plus individual and family tubing rides!
Las Vegas
Welcomes day guests for swimming in it's luxurious indoor facility boasting a 3 storey waterside which goes through a shark tank!
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.
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...
Santa Ana Zoo
(75 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.
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.
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.
San Diego Zoo
(82 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!
Seaworld
(82 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...
Montebello
Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.
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.
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...
Los Angeles
Home to more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species.
Eco Station
(107 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.
Manhattan Beach
The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family. We are open Monday-Friday from 3pm-sunset, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-sunset. Stop by to check out over 100 species of marine life...
Angeles National Forest
The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic animals.
The Gentle Barn
(116 Miles)
Santa Clarita
Rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Children with extra needs then interact with the animals to learn kindness, compassion and confidence.
Sylmar
The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 species from six continents in a delightful, park-style setting different from the removed feeling of some zoos. On hand to answer questions is a team of specialists with backgrounds in biology, ecol...
Rosamond
Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.
Somis
Bring the family out for a picnic and to visit the Donkeys, Alpacas, Rabbits, and the numerous Pygmy Goats who have their own custom mountain walk for climbing. Small kids will love the sandbox and wooden fire truck complete with a brass bell.
Las Vegas
Need another reason to visit Las Vegas? Silverton casino has recently opened its new expansion, which houses several beautiful salt and fresh-water aquariums, which are free to the public.
Bakersfield
CALM, California’s premier native zoo and garden, displays and interprets native California animals and plants to teach a respect for all living things through education recreation, conservation and research.
Shark Reef Aquarium
(1)
(176 Miles)
Las Vegas
14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus.
Las Vegas
As well as the namesake Chilean Flamingos, the miniature islands, streams and waterfalls are home to swans, ducks, koi, and turtles.
Las Vegas
Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous outdoor world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face to face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and our family of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. AS VISITED ...
Vegas
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - the shady 3-acre park is located just 15 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals (for more information click here). As the only zoo in Las Vegas...
Las Vegas Zoo
(182 Miles)
Las Vegas
The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals. As the only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, we work hard to fulfill our mission to educate and entertain the public by displaying a variety of plants and animals.
Las Vegas
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals of all types. Here, you can see birds of many species, including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots; and various animals like turtles, goats, burros and llamas
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...
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.

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