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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...
Knotts Berry Farm
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(31 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 ...
Adventure City
(32 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!
Anaheim
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth!
Legoland
(92 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
Fresno
Rotary Storyland & Playland have been incredible treasures to the Central Valley for over 50 years. Several Million children and families have passed through the gates of these parks to enjoy laughter, fun and fantasy all at an affordable price. ...
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...
Knotts Soak City
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(31 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.
Raging Waters
(40 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!
Fiesta Village
(68 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.
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...
Splash Canyon
(83 Miles)
Temecula
An amazing experience for the whole family. If you want to get wet then this is the place!
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.
Palm Springs
Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.
Arroyo Grande
The Mustang Water Slides and the Pony Pools and Slides enjoy some unique advantages. We are located in a campground 10 miles east of the nearest town, Arroyo Grande, on the Central Coast of California. Our water attractions are nestled on oak studded...
Paso Robles
The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles is the hottest place to cool off on California's Central Coast. Situated within 10 minutes of many of Paso Robles' best wineries, where the summertime temperatures rarely dip below 90 degrees, it is exactly half...
Clovis
There are more than 20 rides at Wild Water Adventures in Fresno. The park includes a play area for the small kids, a wave pool, a speed slide, tube rides and many other fun slides.
The Island
(210 Miles)
Fresno
On western edge of Fresno, this newly built waterpark opened in 2000 and is based around a tropical island theme. Waterslides to miniature racecars can be found in this great theme park. Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in Califor...
Eco Station
(6 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...
Los Angeles
Home to more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species.
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...
Montebello
Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
(42 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
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...
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.
Rosamond
Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.
Santa Barbara
With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.
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.
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.
Shafter
The live exhibits range from the backyard variety to a few things more intriguing and are enhanced by educational activity stations. Guided tour available.
Seaworld
(113 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 Zoo
(117 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!
Atascadero
The mission of the Charles Paddock Zoo is to provide an educational resource for wildlife awareness and conservation, and an enriched recreational experience for the residents and visitors of the California Central Coast.
Fresno
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for numerous animals where the visitor can stroll throug...
Fresno
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. We are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent tortoises (off exhibit).
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 days and an insider\'s view of a state-of-the-art mot...
Hollywood
Step beyond the red carpet. Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards. Good idea for family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Los Angeles with kids.
LA City Tours
(11 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, Get Shorty and Beverly Hills Cop and many MORE.
Los Angeles
Since 1935, Starline Tours provide the most exciting sightseeing tours on Hollywood and Los Angeles. The Movie Stars Homes Tour and the Grand tour of Los Angeles are our best-seller tours, followed by our Double Decker and trolley tour and the new ho...
Burbank
See behind the scenes and into the scenes of your favourite movies at the worlds largest busiest motion picture and television studio.
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 places to visit if you're looking for things to do...

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Fun places to visit in Santa Monica with kids

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