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Holiday Break Survival Guide: Los Angeles

Anticipating your kids bouncing off the walls during their week (or two) off?

We’ve got ways to keep them entertained! From gymnastics camps to music and art lessons and more, there’s sure to be at least one (typically more!) things to capture your little one’s fancy over break. Read on for our picks!

Come to Kinder Camp at Monarch Gymnastics

Where: Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks
Best for: age 5 – 12 years

Choose either a half or full day at this drop off camp when school is out. Your little gymnasts will enjoy a 30-foot bounce house, foam pit, trampoline, gymnastics skills, games, races, contests, open play time, and snacks!

Say Hola to Winter Spanish Camp at Lokitos

Where: Marina del Ray
Best for: age 5 – 9 years

Bring your kids to this 6-hour or full-day camp where they’ll learn Spanish through engaging activities and meaningful practice. There’s cooking, arts and crafts, music, and movement to get out all their energy. Tons of fun!

Take a Gymboree Class

Where: Thousand Oaks, Alisa ViejoCypressEncinoPasadena, and Torrance
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.

Rock Out at We Rock the Spectrum

Where: Agoura Hills, Long Beach, Northridge, TarzanaWoodland HillsLaguna 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!

Play at Little Play Society

Where: Mid-Wilshire
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.

Adorable toddlers playing around lots of toys at kindergarten

Adobe Stock/Aaron Amat

Play at The Playroom

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.

Go Wild at Wild Child Gym

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.

Get Creative at Young Art Lessons

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!

Relax at Adam’s Garden

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.

Get Scary at the Museum of Monsters

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!

Check Out Mommy Nearest’s 7 Winter Weekend Getaways

Where: Various
Best for: various

Mommy Nearest has rounded up their 7 best winter getaways for families in the LA area this month. Why not put one or two of them on your Holiday Break to-do list?

Looking for more to do in LA? Try one of these 10 Things to Do for $10 or Less. You can also check out all upcoming activities across the Los Angeles area for even more ways to have fun! 

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