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Free Activities for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Kids Rock Playground @ Orange County Great Park
Environmentally friendly unique playground
Irvine 01/22/2018 1-6
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 01/22/2018 0-17
Heritage Park - Irvine
Ocean themed, large playground, water play area, lake
Irvine 01/22/2018 1-13
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 01/22/2018 1-17
Toddler Storytime @ Irvine University Park Library
Stories & songs
Irvine 01/22/2018 1-3
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 01/22/2018 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 01/22/2018 0-17
Fun at the airport @ John Wayne Airport
Watch take-offs and landings
Santa Ana 01/22/2018 2-17
Etnies Skate Park
62,000 sf of skate-able terrain
Lake Forest 01/22/2018 7-17
Baker Ranch Community Park
Long tube slide, artificial grass, rock wall, sand area
Lake Forest 01/22/2018 1-15
Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
Community center offering a fossil exhibit, a sports complex, and a prehistoric playground
Laguna Hills 01/22/2018 0-17
Laguna Koi Ponds
35,000 gallons of koi ponds
Laguna Beach 01/22/2018 0-17
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Marine mammals rehabilitation center
Laguna Beach 01/22/2018 2-17
Centennial Farm
Three-acre working farm
Costa Mesa 01/22/2018 0-17
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Newport Beach Central Library
It's never too early for storytime!
Newport Beach 01/22/2018 0-2!
Story Time: Pajama Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Just-before-bed storytime
Newport Beach 01/22/2018 3-7!
Big Canyon Trail
Nature walk
Newport Beach 01/22/2018 2-17
Itty Bitty Storytime @ Once Upon a Storybook
Rhymes, songs, rhythm instruments, tactile experiences, puppets
Tustin 01/22/2018 0-2
Toddler Storytime @ Library of the Canyons/Silverado
Stories, singing, activities
Silverado 01/22/2018 0-3
Old Orange County Courthouse Museum
Historic landmark
Santa Ana 01/22/2018 6-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 01/22/2018 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 01/22/2018 0-17
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 01/22/2018 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 01/22/2018 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 01/22/2018 0-17
Fishing @ Laguna Niguel Lake
Fishing for the whole family
Laguna Niguel 01/22/2018 2-17
Family Fun @ IKEA
Play Areas
Costa Mesa 01/22/2018 1-10
Morning Storytime @ El Modena Branch Library
Stories, fingerplays and songs
Orange 01/22/2018 0-5
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 01/22/2018 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 01/22/2018 0-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 01/22/2018 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 01/22/2018 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 01/22/2018 0-17
Toddlertime @ East Anaheim Library Branch
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim Hills 01/22/2018 1-3
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 01/22/2018 0-17
Story Apptations @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Storytime using iPads
Huntington Beach 01/22/2018 3-5
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 01/22/2018 1-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 01/22/2018 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 01/22/2018 0-17
Preschool Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for preschoolers
Anaheim 01/22/2018 2-5
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 01/22/2018 2-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 01/22/2018 0-17
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 01/22/2018 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 01/22/2018 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 01/22/2018 0-17
Preschool Storytime @ Irvine University Park Library
Stories & songs
Irvine 01/23/2018 3-5
Heritage Hill Historical Park
Historical park
Lake Forest 01/23/2018 6-17
Birds of Mason Regional Park @ Mason Regional Park
Learn about birds that live in the park
Irvine 01/23/2018 4-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 01/23/2018 1-12
Mini Music @ Salvation Army
Music, stories
Tustin 01/23/2018 0-2
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Corona Del Mar Library
It's never too early for storytime!
Corona Del Mar 01/23/2018 0-2!
Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids - Costa Mesa
Pottery Barn Book Club
Costa Mesa 01/23/2018 2-7
Preschool Storytime @ Once Upon a Storybook
Songs, stories and more
Tustin 01/23/2018 3-6
Preschool Storytime @ Library of the Canyons/Silverado
Stories, singing, activities
Silverado 01/23/2018 3-5
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Stories, poems and songs
Newport Beach 01/23/2018 3-5!
Spanish Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 01/23/2018 0-10
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 01/23/2018 0-17
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Balboa Library - Balboa
Stories, poems and songs
Balboa 01/23/2018 3-5!
Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids - Mission Viejo
Pottery Barn Book Club
Mission Viejo 01/23/2018 2-10
Storytime @ Taft Branch Library
Stories, fingerplays and songs
Orange 01/23/2018 0-5
Family Storytime @ Sunkist Branch Library
Sing, dance, books
Anaheim 01/23/2018 1-7
Toddlertime @ Canyon Hills Library
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim Hills 01/23/2018 1-3
Storytime @ San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
Check out our storytime programs
San Juan Capistrano 01/23/2018 1-6
Preschool Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Stories, songs
Garden Grove 01/23/2018 3-5
Hug-a-Bye Baby Storytime @ East Anaheim Library Branch
Storytime for preschoolers
Anaheim Hills 01/23/2018 0-1
Toddler Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories for toddlers
Huntington Beach 01/23/2018 1-3
Surf City Nights @ Huntington Beach Pier
Fresh produce, kids activities, entertainment
Huntington Beach 01/23/2018 1-17
Muzeo
Museum and cultural arts center
Anaheim 01/23/2018 5-17
Baby Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories, songs and craft
Westminster 01/23/2018 0-2
Toddlertime @ Euclid Branch Library
Stories and songs
Anaheim 01/23/2018 1-3
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 01/23/2018 2-17
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Helen Murphy Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 01/23/2018 3-5
Stepping Up Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim 01/23/2018 1-2
Family Storytime @ Haskett Library
Stories for all ages
Anaheim 01/23/2018 1-7
Baby Lapsit @ Stanton Library
Songs, stories, and play
Stanton 01/23/2018 1-3
Pajama Family Storytime @ Stanton Library
Stories and crafts
Stanton 01/23/2018 1-10
Preschool Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 01/23/2018 3-5
Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Nobles Storytime
Irvine 01/24/2018 1-6
Pajama Storytime @ Irvine University Park Library
Stories, songs
Irvine 01/24/2018 3-7
Story Time: Toddler Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Fun stories and songs for toddlers
Newport Beach 01/24/2018 2-3!
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Corona Del Mar Library
Stories, poems and songs
Corona Del Mar 01/24/2018 3-5!
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 01/24/2018 5-12
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
It's never too early for storytime!
Newport Beach 01/24/2018 0-2!
Pre-school Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 01/24/2018 3-5
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 01/24/2018 4-17
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Balboa Library - Balboa
It's never too early for storytime!
Balboa 01/24/2018 0-2!
Bilingual Storytime @ Newhope Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 01/24/2018 0-10
Lapsit Storytime @ Laguna Niguel Library
Stories, fingerplays, puppets
Laguna Niguel 01/24/2018 0-2
Preschool Storytime @ Laguna Niguel Library
Stories, music, dance
Laguna Niguel 01/24/2018 2-5
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 01/24/2018 3-5
Toddler Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Main Street Branch Library
Stories for toddlers
Huntington Beach 01/24/2018 1-3
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Main Street Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 01/24/2018 3-5
Family Storytime @ Ponderosa Library
Storytime
Anaheim 01/24/2018 1-7
Preschool Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories, songs and craft
Westminster 01/24/2018 3-5
Hug-a-Bye Baby Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for Babies
Anaheim 01/24/2018 0-1
Preschool Storytime @ Stanton Library
Stories, music, and play
Stanton 01/24/2018 2-5
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 01/24/2018 0-2
Family Fun Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 01/24/2018 0-10
Storytime @ Casa Romantica
Enjoy reading with your child
San Clemente 01/24/2018 0-8
Interpretive Center @ Clark Regional Park
Paleontology museum
Buena Park 01/24/2018 0-17
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Stories, poems and songs
Newport Beach 01/25/2018 3-5!
Milk and Cookies Storytime @ Once Upon a Storybook
Storytime, milk, and cookies
Tustin 01/25/2018 3-8
Story Time: Toddler Storytime @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Fun stories and songs for toddlers
Newport Beach 01/25/2018 2-3!
Family Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 01/25/2018 0-10
Toddler Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Banning Branch Library
Stories for toddlers
Huntington Beach 01/25/2018 1-3
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Banning Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 01/25/2018 3-5
Toddler Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Stories
Garden Grove 01/25/2018 0-3
School Age Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Oak View Branch Library
Stories and crafts
Huntington Beach 01/25/2018 5-9
Stories and Craft @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories and crafts for K-4th grade
Huntington Beach 01/25/2018 5-10
Family Storytime @ Euclid Branch Library
Stories for all ages
Anaheim 01/25/2018 1-7
Bilingual Family Storytime @ Haskett Library
Spanish/English storytime
Anaheim 01/25/2018 1-7
Songs and Stories @ Corona Del Mar Library
Stories, music, yoga & instruments
Corona Del Mar 01/26/2018 2-5
Free Kids Arts & Crafts Friday @ IKEA
Free arts and crafts
Costa Mesa 01/26/2018 1-10
Preschool Storytime @ Canyon Hills Library
Storytime for preschoolers
Anaheim Hills 01/26/2018 3-5
Bilingual Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Oak View Branch Library
Stories Spanish/English
Huntington Beach 01/26/2018 5-9
Jump & Jive Storytime @ Euclid Branch Library
Stories, songs
Anaheim 01/26/2018 1-5
Fantabulous Fridays @ Buena Park Library
Wii games, board games, crafts
Buena Park 01/26/2018 4-15
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Laguna Hills
Crafts for kids
Laguna Hills 01/27/2018 3-12
Story Time: Family Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Stories, songs, and craft
Newport Beach 01/27/2018 3-7
Drop In And Draw @ Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
Drop in and draw!
Costa Mesa 01/27/2018 2-17
SOCO Farmers' Market @ SOCO Collection
Kids' booth, scavenger hunt, free balloons
Costa Mesa 01/27/2018 0-17
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Fountain Valley
Crafts for kids
Fountain Valley 01/27/2018 3-12
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 01/27/2018 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 01/27/2018 4-17
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 01/27/2018 3-17
Family Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Stories, crafts
Garden Grove 01/27/2018 0-12
Family Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories, songs and craft
Westminster 01/27/2018 0-10
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 01/27/2018 2-12
Animal Feeding @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Feed reptiles and marine animals
Huntington Beach 01/27/2018 3-17
Chino Hills Discovery Center
Tactile features, murals, information about local animals and plants
Brea 01/27/2018 2-17
Great Park Farmers Market @ Orange County Great Park
Variety of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads and much more
Irvine 01/28/2018 0-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 01/28/2018 4-17
LEGO Club @ Garden Grove Library
Build with LEGO's
Garden Grove 01/28/2018 4-14
Free Kids Fishing Clinic @ Dana Wharf
Dockside experience for young anglers!
Dana Point 01/28/2018 4-17
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 01/28/2018 4-17
Family Autism Event @ Pretend City
Autism-friendly fun environment
Irvine 01/29/2018 0-17
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Irvine
Fun and education hands-on projects
Irvine 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Tustin
Fun and education hands-on projects
Tustin 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Laguna Hills
Fun and education hands-on projects
Laguna Hills 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Lake Forest (South)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Lake Forest 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Lake Forest (North)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Lake Forest 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Santa Ana (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Santa Ana 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Laguna Niguel
Fun and education hands-on projects
Laguna Niguel 02/03/2018 5-12!
Drop-In Crafts @ Newport Beach Central Library
Monthly afternoon of crafting fun
Newport Beach 02/03/2018 3-8
Back Bay Drive Nature Walks @ Back Bay Science Center
Observe birds and plants
Newport Beach 02/03/2018 6-17
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Santa Ana (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Santa Ana 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Costa Mesa
Fun and education hands-on projects
Costa Mesa 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Mission Viejo
Fun and education hands-on projects
Mission Viejo 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Orange (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Orange 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Orange (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Orange 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Huntington Beach (South)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Huntington Beach 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Garden Grove
Fun and education hands-on projects
Garden Grove 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Huntington Beach (North)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Huntington Beach 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Anaheim (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Anaheim 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Fullerton
Fun and education hands-on projects
Fullerton 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Stanton
Fun and education hands-on projects
Stanton 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Westminster
Fun and education hands-on projects
Westminster 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Anaheim (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Anaheim 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Brea
Fun and education hands-on projects
Brea 02/03/2018 5-12!
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 02/03/2018 3-17
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Cypress
Fun and education hands-on projects
Cypress 02/03/2018 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-La Habra
Fun and education hands-on projects
La Habra 02/03/2018 5-12!
Family Festival @ Bowers Museum
Music, crafts, face painting
Santa Ana 02/04/2018 2-17
D. Yoder Family Sundays @ Casa Romantica
Free admission, kids program
San Clemente 02/04/2018 4-17
Target Free Day @ Children's Museum at La Habra
Workshops, performances, free entrance
La Habra 02/04/2018 1-10
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Costa Mesa
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Costa Mesa 02/06/2018 6-14!
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Mission Viejo
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Mission Viejo 02/06/2018 6-14!
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Anaheim
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Anaheim 02/06/2018 6-14!
Fabulous Fridays @ Newport Beach Central Library
Stories, Crafts
Newport Beach 02/09/2018 4-9
Family Game Day @ Balboa Library - Balboa
Board Game Fun
Balboa 02/10/2018 3-17
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 02/10/2018 6-17
Wetland Tour @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Free public tours
Huntington Beach 02/10/2018 4-17
Restoration Day @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Restore the Wetlands
Huntington Beach 02/11/2018 6-17
Discovery Days @ Centennial Farm
Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals
Costa Mesa 02/14/2018 0-15
Paws & Pals @ Once Upon a Storybook
Read aloud to a dog
Tustin 02/16/2018 5-12
Train Rides @ Fairview Park
Train Rides
Costa Mesa 02/17/2018 2-17
Kids'Art Studio @ Laguna Art Museum
Create a piece of art
Laguna Beach 02/18/2018 5-17
Summer Opportunities Fair Jamboree! @ Discovery Cube Orange County
Family fair, entertainment
Santa Ana 03/03/2018 3-17
Muffins and Crafts with Mom @ Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills
Make a recipe holder
Anaheim 05/02/2018 2-8
Wading Pool @ Valencia Park
Wading pool
Fullerton 05/31/2018 1-13
Larwin Spray Pool @ Larwin Park
Spray Pad
Buena Park 06/18/2018 1-13

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