Fun Summer Activities for Kids in Orange County – Splash, Bounce and Play!

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If you’re like me, you’re always looking for fun places to take your kiddos, especially during the summer.  My motto?  Keep ’em active, keep ’em happy!  So take a peek at some of my favorite fun summer activities for kids in Orange County – bounce, splash, play and have FUN!

Splish Splash

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center (Aliso Viejo) – A beautiful aquatic center that features not only a 25-yard pool, but also an adorable toddler wading pool and a splash pad (see the picture above!)…overlooking a gorgeous golf course and views of the city.  And the best part? You don’t have to be a resident of Aliso Viejo to enjoy this facility – guest passes are available (for purchase) to the public – check out rates and hours here.

The District (Tustin) – Eat, shop AND let your kiddos cool off at The District.  Enjoy a sprinkle of pop-up fountains found right in front of the escalators leading up to the bowling alley and DSW Shoes.

Heritage Park  (Irvine) – I have heard through the “mom grapevine” that this is a GREAT park for little ones – a fun playground WITH a splash pad.  Run, play, splash and pack a picnic lunch – perfect for warm days and fresh air.

Pioneer Road Park (Tustin)– Check out this super fun pioneer-themed park that features two playgrounds, a water section for splashing, a basketball and volleyball court, and picnic areas – can’t wait to bring my little ones to play!

Irvine Spectrum  – What an awesome place to bring the kiddies this summer.  Besides the shopping, besides the restaurants, besides the movie theater, and besides the fun rides (bring your money for a train ride, a spin on the “big wheel” and the carousel!)…you will find a splash area in front of Target.

Time to Bounce!

Jump ‘N Jammin (Mission Viejo) bounce, jump, climb, slide AND fire (soft) balls from a super fun second story tower – you can even purchase a summer passport for additional discounts – check it out!

Pump it Up (Lake Forest, Irvine)inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, oh my!  Check out their individual OC locations for specific rates and calendars to see when you can stop by for a “pop-in family jump.”

Scooter’s Jungle (Aliso Viejo) – another adorable indoor bounce extravaganza – run, jump, bounce and slide during open toddler time and “all ages” play time…check out their location in Aliso Viejo for a calendar of open jump times.

I can’t wait to try out these bouncy fun places!

Big Air Trampoline Park (Laguna Hills)jump, jump jump…and jump some more!  Leap, play games, and literally bounce off the walls!  Click here for FAQs and hours.

Frogg’s Bounce House (Fountain Valley) – more bouncing, running, sliding, PLUS a toddler gym, a kids playhouse, a train table, building blocks, Frogalina, a disco karaoke tiki hut, a Little Tykes fun car, frog books, bean bags, beach balls and Nick JR!  Check out their hours and facility here.

Jump Sky High (Costa Mesa) – a trampoline fun center galore!  Flip, bounce, and show off your tricks to your heart’s content.  Take a look at their weekly specials here.

Where is your favorite place to play with your kids this summer?  There are so many wonderful choices in Orange County…comment below and share!

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    Sarah says:

    Although we are outside of Orange County, Brunswick bowling offers free bowling to students all summer. Your student can get a free game of bowling every day for the whole summer. You just have to join their bonus zone. To join, visit http://www.bowlbrunswick.com. We went bowling yesterday and one game was the perfect amount of time for my kids (8,6,4) to play!

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    Anne says:

    Kidsbowlfree.com is another good resource. Kids get 2 free plays every day… but of course shoes have to be rented at around $5 and adults also have to pay… I think $4.60 a game plus shoes. So if we were going to take the family bowling anyway, it’s a great deal. If you go just for free kids, though, you probably end up spending more than you would on a regular basis.

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    Heather says:

    I just heard about Atlantis Play park. I’ve never been but it looks like fun!

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    Heather says:

    I just heard about Atlantis Play park. I’ve never been but it looks like fun! Forgot the websitehttp://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/commserv/atlantis

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    Christy says:

    Sarah, Anne and Heather – THANK you ladies for the great ideas! I can’t wait to try out these places and resources ☺

    Also one of my friends, Lisa, posted a response on Facebook and I wanted to share with you mamas!

    “You’re going to want to try out Adventure Playground this summer….fort building, rafts, mud slide…what could be better?”

    http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/Residents/parks_facilities/parks/huntington_central_park/Adventure_Playground.cfm

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    JWG says:

    Sadly – they removed the food court and fountain near the movie theater at the Spectrum 🙁

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      jen says:

      Thanks for the heads up, what a bummer! I removed from our post. Really appreciate you letting us know!

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