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8 Places to Explore in LA on Weekends!

After a long week, you and your fam deserve to kick back and have some fun! But what’s no fun? Being in charge of planning and scheduling, so we decided to do the work for you! From play to art to sports, we’ve rounded up eight awesome places you can drop-in to for classes or open play fun this weekend. Spend less time searching and planning, and more time enjoying your family!

Academy of Music and Fine Arts
Saturdays / North Hollywood / 5 – 15 years old

Offering up two great, and totally different, options to keep tiny hands busy on the weekends, you can’t go wrong! Take your kiddo’s board gaming skills to the next level at Chess Class or drop your budding artist off at Art Class to create and explore in a variety of mediums including watercolor, pastels, and acrylics.

Capoeira Brasil LA
Saturdays / Mid-City / 2.5 – 15 years old

If you need to get your little ones out for some fun and exercise, check out this unique art form that fuses dance, acrobatics, martial arts, and traditional music! From discovering body awareness and coordination at Teenie Tiny Tots and Tiny Tiny Tots to learning techniques, as well as respect and discipline, at Kids Capoeira for the older kids, there’s a class to fit all ages and skills.


Euro Soccer USA
Saturdays at Playa Vista Sports Park & Sundays at Bluff Creek Field  / Playa Vista / 18 months – 12 years old 

Just because it’s the weekend, doesn’t mean you need to sit around on the couch! Take your little athletes to one of these great classes and score a win for the weekend. With sessions for kids as young as 18 months and all the way up to 12, they offer beginner, intermediate, and elite skill level training for all future soccer pros.

Saturdays & Sundays / Encino / Birth – 5 years old

Whether your weekend warriors are looking to run and jump at Play & Learn, get messy while creating at Art Class, or rock out at Music Class, this Gymboree location has a full weekend schedule to satisfy every little one.


Happy Baby

Saturdays & Sundays / Westchester / Birth – 17 years old

What if we told you there was a way for you to get in a workout AND have some fun with your baby? This studio allows you to get your sweat on at Mama Bootcamp , your prewalking babes can tag along, and then hang out to jam at Tot Rock with Mr. Tucker. The Studio also offers a Family Yoga Class on Sundays.

Reflections in Dance
Saturdays / Canoga Park / 24 months – 6 years old

What could be better than dancing through the weekend?! Choose from a Ballet & Tap or Ballet & Hip Hop combo class or Tap for older dancers. Your tiny dancers will explore different types of dance, find their rhythm, and have a blast doing it. AND your kiddies will have the rest of the weekend to show off their cool new moves, and maybe even put on a show!


We Rock the Spectrum
Saturdays & Sundays / Agoura Hills / Northridge  / Birth – 10 years old

And sometimes, kids need to just play! This awesome play space, with two locations to choose from, has open play all weekend long. The gym features therapy equipment, an arts & crafts area, a calming room, and more. There’s even a trampoline and zip line! This gym includes specialized equipment that is specifically designed for children with sensory processing disorders, but all children are welcome to play!

Zooga Yoga
Saturdays & Sundays / Culver City / West Hollywood / 12 – 18 months

Looking to find a little family zen? Try out a Family Zooga class, offered on weekends at both locations, to bend, stretch, and bond together. Other great options include busting a move at Kangaroo Hop, where little pop stars will sing and dance to modern and old school hip hop and Little Flamingos Dance, featuring a unique blend of yoga, storytelling, props, and imaginative dance.

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