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Nature Activities for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 10/23/2017 0-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 10/23/2017 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 10/23/2017 0-17
Big Canyon Trail
Nature walk
Newport Beach 10/23/2017 2-17
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 10/23/2017 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 10/23/2017 0-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 10/23/2017 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 10/23/2017 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 10/23/2017 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 10/23/2017 0-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 10/23/2017 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 10/23/2017 0-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 10/23/2017 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 10/23/2017 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 10/23/2017 0-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 10/23/2017 0-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 10/23/2017 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 10/23/2017 0-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 10/23/2017 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 10/23/2017 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 10/23/2017 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 10/24/2017 0-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 10/25/2017 5-12
Little Naturalists @ Environmental Nature Center
Outdoor Educational classes
Newport Beach 10/25/2017 3-5!
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 10/25/2017 4-17
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 10/25/2017 2-10
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 10/27/2017 2-5!
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 10/27/2017 8-17
Astronomy Night @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about stars
Laguna Beach 10/28/2017 9-17!
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 10/28/2017 8-17!
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 10/28/2017 4-17
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 10/28/2017 3-17
International Observe the Moon Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn about the moon
San Juan Capistrano 10/28/2017 8-17!
Bird Walk @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Spot resident birds
Laguna Beach 10/29/2017 12-17!
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 10/29/2017 4-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, crafts
Newport Beach 10/29/2017 3-12
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 10/29/2017 4-17
Full Moon Walk @ Environmental Nature Center
Learn about Full Moon
Newport Beach 11/03/2017 6-17!
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 11/04/2017 5-17
Back Bay Drive Nature Walks @ Back Bay Science Center
Observe birds and plants
Newport Beach 11/04/2017 6-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 11/04/2017 3-17
Evening Campfire at Bommer Canyon @ Bommer Canyon
S'mores by the campfire, songs, storytelling
Irvine 11/09/2017 2-17
FIRE 101 @ Environmental Nature Center
Hands on learning about fire
Newport Beach 11/11/2017 9-17!
Astronomy Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn the constellations
San Juan Capistrano 11/11/2017 8-17!
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 11/12/2017 3-9!
Wolves, Coyotes and Willdife @ Environmental Nature Center
Learn about wolves
Newport Beach 01/11/2018 6-17!

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