Theme Parks in SANTA MONICA with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Santa Monica, California! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Golden State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because Santa Monica is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Universal Studios Hollywood

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    (11 miles) Universal City

    The chance of a lifetime to be immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood! Visited, recommended and LOVED by FamilyDaysOut!

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    (29 miles) Valencia

    Have that Six Flags magic experience with thrill rides, family rides, and kids rides - so it's great for the entire family! Theme Park family fun in California.

  • 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!

  • Adventure City

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    (32 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

  • Castle Park

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    (59 miles) Riverside

    25 acres of California amusement park waiting to be enjoyed in Riverside! Great family fun with thrills, spills, mini golf, shows and arcades!

  • Legoland

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    (92 miles) Carlsbad

    Ready to bring out the hero in you? That's what LEGOLAND is for! With over 50 rides to choose from, there is something for the entire family in this super fun Californian theme park!

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  • Eco Station

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    (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.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (10 miles) Manhattan Beach

    A FREE entry aquarium in California with touch tanks, camps, story times and lots of creatures of the ocean!

  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (15 miles) Los Angeles

    Animal fun in Los Angeles with more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species!

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (21 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (23 miles) Montebello

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

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (23 miles) 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 ...

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (24 miles) 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 ...

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (24 miles) Long Beach

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

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (31 miles) Santa Clarita

    A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.

  • Centennial Farm

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    (41 miles) 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

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    (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 ...

  • Orange County Zoo

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    (45 miles) 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 ...

  • Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

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    (46 miles) Lake Hughes

    Amazing guided tours all about the life of the ostrich, feeding fun for kids, and of course - the ostriches themselves! Animal fun in California!

  • Zoomars Petting Zoo

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    (59 miles) 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.

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (61 miles) 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 Zoo

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    (73 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Under the Sea Indoor Playground

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    (4 miles) Los Angeles

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

  • The Treehouse Social Club

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    (7 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 ...

  • Ultrazone Laser Tag

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    (9 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Ready for the Ultimate Laser Adventure?

  • The Playroom

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    (9 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Playtime fun for those creative minds 5 years and under!

  • Sherman Oaks Castle Park

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    (10 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Sherman Oaks Castle Park is the San Fernando Valley's premier family entertainment center. Enjoy the finest miniature golf, arcade and batting cages. Great family fun for kids of all ages!

  • Adventureplex

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    (11 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 Coop

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    (11 miles) Studio City

    The COOP. A Cool, modern playspace for kids, that doesn't forget the adults desire to be in a space that caters to them as well (hello...CAPPUCCINO BAR!!!!). The COOP is open, it is clean, it is ...

  • Nayas Garden

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    (13 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 ...

  • Giggles N Hugs

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    (13 miles) Canoga Park

    A diverse and high quality playspace offering enrichment sessions and evening entertainments including magic and puppet shows. Healthy, organic menu.

  • All Amusements

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    (14 miles) Van Nuys

    Located accessibly in the heart of San Fernando Valley, our state-of-the-art facilities offer you a wide selection of quality family entertainment. We feature the latest video and redemption games, ...

  • Kids Castle

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    (15 miles) Burbank

    Family Entertainment taken to a whole new level FANTASTIC food with plenty of fun and excitement for all ages. Centrally Located in Burbank California at:

  • Rockin Kids Burbank

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    (15 miles) Burbank

    Rockin' Kids Burbank is a fun, safe and bright indoor play center for kids to play, imagine and create!

  • Play Indoor Playground

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    (15 miles) Glendale

    A fun, playful and colorful indoor playground where kids can create, imagine, play and have fun!