Looking for wallet-friendly activities for the kiddos in the LA area & willing to drive a bit. We have 3 kids under 5 so outings can be a nightmare and pricey. We have to hide how close we live to Disneyland lol. Looking beyond movies and the basics… ideas?
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Britt posted July 22There are a ton of cool kid-friendly museums around here. We like the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. Kids under 1 are free and they offer some good discounts. Think they also do day camps, but not sure how $$ that gets for 3 LOs. 0 Likes
Sammy posted July 22The library! A place with a quiet policy sounds less than ideal, but hear me out. Lots of libraries offer free storytime groups - we’ve gone w/ our daycare kiddos to one in North Hollywood. They do baby and toddler storytimes at libraries all over the county, though. There’s an event calendar on www.lapl.org. 0 Likes
Lydia posted July 22Don’t forget, LA is the the land of year-round good weather. Parents in other areas would kill to be able to have outdoor play as an option any time, any season. Don’t overthink it - take your kids to the park, beach, gardens, etc. and just PLAY with them. Heck, they have each other to play with, too. 0 Likes
Ellie posted July 23Do you have a YMCA near you? My local branch has kid events every weekend, and you can apply for discounted rates based on need. They are a really good option to meet other kids too because it's usually the same families that go there for basketball, swimming, volleyball, etc. I'm not sure if every branch has the same amenities, but mine also has a teen/kid room where they can just read or play inside. 0 Likes
Terri posted July 26Check out the Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim for a nice family day out on the weekends! We were there a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Plenty of family picnicking areas, there are lakes, and lots of bike trails. The kids really enjoyed the freedom to play outside, and it was nice to be with each other as a family outdoors in nature. 1 Like
Amber posted July 31One of the many joys of California is our great weather and the family fun places we can go with our little ones. With my son, nieces and nephews, we are always looking for expense friendly options to take the kids out. Try some of the following: