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Do you have something planned for this weekend? Check out this amazing list of fun things to do with the kiddos!–>http://bit.ly/2oRaaos

You will find amazing events including free kids’ dance classes, the world’s largest pet expo, science in the park at the Irvine Regional Park, free hands-on projects and face painting at the Laguna Art Museum, free Art Alive & Street Painting festival at the Oso Viejo Community Park, free hands-on art at the Irvine City Hall. Also you should check out the free Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza. They offer amazing free kids activities all day long. 

Railroad Days – Free event

Maruska —  April 27, 2017

Railroad DaysRide the Pacific Surfliner for free to get to the Fullerton Railroad Days celebration, a fun free family event featuring all things train such as rail equipment exhibits, model trains, family activities and more. 

When:

May 6th, 2017 – May 7th, 2017
9am – 5pm

Where:

Fullerton Train Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Avenue, Fullerton, 92832

Cost:

The event is free.

More info:

Click here for more info about the RailRoad Days event

Kids Ride Free deal offered by Amtrak: One child ages 2-12 can ride free with each adult fare purchased. Use Promo code V315 to reserve your trip on the Pacific Surfliner to Fullerton.

SeascapeLet’s be honest; indoor playgrounds can feel a little claustrophobic at times. But not Seascape Kids Fun in Anaheim. It’s never crowded on the weekdays and kids are able to get their wiggles out while parents relax in the cafe or chat with their friends. It’s also easy to see your child while they play. Seascape Kids Fun is also much more affordable than other indoor playgrounds throughout Orange County, especially if you use a Groupon! We also love their colorful beach theme throughout the building.

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Highlights:

  • The Beach Ball Room contains a giant colorful padded two-story play structure complete with foam balls, slides, air guns, and fun “ball spitter-outers” (my kids’ term, not mine!)
  • Baskets and bags to collect foam balls for easy transport to the second level
  • Two air hockey tables are also in the Beach Ball Room
  • The Aquarium Room contains three inflatables: one slide, one obstacle course, and one traditional bounce house
  • A toddler play area for your littlest ones conveniently located in the Aquarium Room so you can watch your older kids while they play
  • There are plenty of tables and chairs in both rooms and you can bring food with you or purchase snacks from a vending machine
  • There is no time limit with your purchase so stay as long as you like
  • Free wifi if you need to get a little work done while for kids play

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Know Before You Go:

  • Socks are required for anyone entering the playground. They do have them available for purchase for $2.00 each.
  • Seascape Kids recommends wearing pants and long sleeves to avoid slide burns but it is not required
  • Grab a “frequency card” and receive a free open play pass after 9 visits
  • Party Packages start at $250 and include a private party room, a party host/hostess, party set-up, and clean up
  • There is no staff monitoring the play areas. We’ve never had a problem with unruly kids but I suppose it could happen. Keep an eye on your kids to be safe.
  • There is no one cleaning up the tables so you may want to bring your own wipes if you’re a germaphobe like me
  • There are no restrictions in terms of outside food so if your child has severe allergies use caution
  • Open Play Hours vary based on the day. They usually open at 10:00 AM and close at various times depending on their party schedules. Be sure you check the calendar on their website before you go.

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Where:

Seascape Kids Fun
4771 E. Hunter Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807

Phone: 714- 970-7100

Website: http://www.seascapekidsfun.com/

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When:

Hours vary based on the day. Limited weekend availability. Check their website for their daily Open Play schedule the day before you plan on visiting.

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Cost:

$10 per child ages 1-17. Adults are free!

Deal:

They’ve had a variety of groupons available whenever I’ve checked. The best value is $49.95 for ten open play sessions but we purchased 2 passes for $12 before committing to 10 sessions. Click here for the current Groupon deal! (affiliate)

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Kelly Rafter
Blog Contributor

About the Author
Kelly and her husband have two little boys, ages 3 and 5. She loves taking her boys on adventures around Southern California that focus on learning, getting their wiggles out, and having fun! When she isn’t fulfilling her mommy duties she teaches at a local community college and is an educational consultant.