Time off with the kids and looking for fun ways to spend it?
Never fear! We’ve rounded up 10 amazing things to do with the kids (or things for them to do while you get other stuff done.) Read on below to find the right activities for you!
Where: Thousand Oaks, Alisa Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Cypress, Encino, Pasadena, Torrance, and Valencia
Best for: age 5 years and under
With a great selection of art, play and learn, and sing-along classes, there’s something here for every babe. Designed by experts, these age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical, and social skills of children as they play. You can read more about Gymboree and its philosophy here.
Where: Agoura Hills, Long Beach, Northridge, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Laguna Hills, and Redondo Beach
Best for: age 12 years and under
This awesome playspace features therapy equipment, an arts & crafts area, a calming room, a trampoline, zip line, and more. This gym includes specialized equipment that is specifically designed for children with sensory processing disorders, but all children are welcome to play!
Best for: age 4 months – 5 years
A creative, community-minded indoor playroom, Little Play Society stands by the belief that spaces for children can not only be exciting and fun, but beautiful and inspiring. Their unique space offers comfortable lounge areas, a versatile area for parties and celebrations, and of course, an inspiring playspace perfectly suited for younger kids.
Where: Sherman Oaks
Best for: 5 years and under
Or, come enjoy this one-of-a-kind indoor playspace and party place where kids can explore, create, imagine, and play alongside their parents. Parents can relax, knowing their kids are entertained, stimulated, and in a great space.
Where: Torrance, Hollywood, and Culver City
Best for: age 3 – 10 years
Where: Culver City
Best for: age 6 months – 7 years
This boutique children’s playspace offers signature daily classes, ‘wild play’, as well as specialized workshops, series, and group classes for the family. Designed to be functional, playful, and spark creativity, the space and materials are inspired by the belief that a child’s environment is a teacher.
Where: Canoga Park and Mission Viejo
Best for: age 1 and up
These drop-off art classes foster a vibrant atmosphere to learn and inspire creativity and equips young artists with the foundation and resources to advance their confidence, ingenuity, and skill sets. Plus, drop-off classes = time for Thanksgiving prep for you!
Where: Sherman Oaks
Best for: age 6 months – 10 years
Relax with free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee while your kids take a turn on this custom-built play structure with a trampoline, slide, ball pit, and many more motor skill-developing activities. Crawlers can hang in the baby space where they’ll develop key social skills and improve concentration, attention span, and memory.
Where: West LA
Best for: all ages
This unique seasonal immersive pop-up includes interactive exhibits, fluffy friendly monsters, and Instagram-worthy photo moments around every corner. Designed for children of all ages, visitors can interact with monster slime and jump into a monster ball pit. A family-friendly spooky experience!
Best for: various
Mommy Nearest has rounded up their 10 best things to do in the LA area this month. Why not put one (or all) of them on your Thanksgiving Break to-do list?
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