29 Fun Things to do with Kids in OC

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Happy February 29th! I couldn’t let the day pass without some sort of mention! I mean, days like this only come around, like what, every 4 years?! Hee hee…I was going to do a post on where leap day came from, but it actually isn’t that interesting, so I thought, hmmm…how about a post on 29 fun things to do with kids in OC? Got to get my 29 in there somehow!

So I got out a notebook and scribbled out 29 ideas off the top of my head in less than 5 minutes. Goes to show you there truly is no better place to live with kids than Orange County!

There are many more – would love your opinions – comment below!

Here are mine (in no particular order):

1. Disneyland – Given.

2. SoCo Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 9am – 2pm in Costa Mesa

3. Discovery Science Center – Hands on interactive children’s museum in Santa Ana

4. OC Great Park and Balloon Ride –  Irvine

5. Bluebird Park – Our favorite park in OC in Laguna Beach

6. Bowers Kidseum – Children’s cultural museum in Santa Ana

7. Irvine Park Railroad / Irvine Regional Park – Beautiful expansive park and train rides in the foothills of Orange

8. Balboa Island Fun Zone / Ferry – Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island

9. Pretend City – Amazing children’s museum in Irvine

10. Frogg’s Bounce House – Open jump times every day in Fountain Valley

11. Bowlmor – Bowling at The District Tustin

12. Irvine Terrace Park – Second OC favorite in Corona del Mar

13. Zoomars Petting Zoo – San Juan Capistrano

14. Irvine Spectrum – Great shopping and fabulous carousel, train rides and ferris wheel rides for kids in Irvine

15. Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center – Amazing (FREE) nature center in Newport Back Bay

16. Duffy Boat Ride – Newport Beach

17. Strand Vista Park – Dana Point

18. Dana Point Ocean Institute

19. Centennial Farm – Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

20. Tanaka FarmsStrawberry tours start this weekend!!!

21. Old Towne Orange

22. Scooter’s Jungle – Aliso Viejo. Toddler Time Open Jump times for those 6 and under and other Open Jump times for all ages. Click here for schedule.

23. Santa Ana Zoo – Small + cute!

24. Crystal Cove Beach Cottages / Tide Pools – Crystal Cove State Park

25. Atlantis Play Center – Garden Grove

26. Kellogg House at Heritage Museum of Orange County – Santa Ana

27. Jump Sky High – Trampoline place in Costa Mesa

28. Huntington Beach Public Library  – Fabulous kids’ section + story times

29. Environmental Nature Center (ENC) – Newport Beach

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    Michele C says:

    A few that are not in my aresenal already. Thanks!

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