Santa Clarita Guide, What To Do in Santa Clarita
Coupons & OffersEventsAg AdventuresAnimal EncountersAttractionsBike & Cycling TrailsBirthday PartiesBudget FunCountry ClubsCultural ActivitiesDate NightDay TripsDog ParksEntertaining GuestsFilming in SCVFree FunGardensGolfHike Santa ClaritaHistorical SitesIndoor SportsKid Friendly FunLive Music & NightlifeMuseumsOpen SpacesOutdoor FunParksPerforming ArtsRomantic Santa ClaritaSt. Francis Dam TourSpas in Santa ClaritaSummer CampsVasquez RocksVisual ArtsWater FunWestern AdventuresWineries

Best Fun for Kids in Santa Clarita

With the kids out of school and summer heating up, you'll be looking for Top 12 Activities for Kids and Families in Santa Clarita. Activities include visiting local animals sanctuaries and zoos; amusement parks with mini golf, bumper boats, and go carting; laser tag; bounce houses; swimming at a lake; spray parks; art centers; whale watching; the best beaches for kids; the best parks for kids; an arcade; horseback riding; ice skating; and even the performing arts!

Pump It Up
Pump It Up is the inflatable party place with arenas filled with huge bounce houses, slides, games and more. And we have packages for all party sizes, so birthday kids can bring all their friends. Our birthday parties are completely private, meaning it's only you and your invited guests in our bounce house arenas and party room! We provide add on options like Glow Mania, Bubble Bash and Balloon drop to elevate your party Experience.
26306 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Magic Mountain is open 365 days a year offering rollercoasters and loads of fun!
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Animal Encounters:

The link above will take you to barnyard zoos, a nature center, animal rescues and other opportunities for kids to get up close to animals.

The Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Hwy, Saugus

Newport Beach Whale Watching
Amazing fun for the whole family, and at an unbeatable price! Don't miss this rare opportunity for the experience of a lifetime--which you'll make a family tradition. Visit our Special Offer for your discount from Newport Landing for your passport to great family fun!
400 Main Street, Newport Beach

William S. Hart Park Barnyard Zoo
Feed farm animals in their pens! Also, Walt Disney gifted bison to LA County 40 years ago, and they lived a great life at Hart Park. While the original herd is now gone, there are usually close to a dozen bison living at the ranch.
24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall


Newhall Aquarium
What this small learning center lacks in size they make up for with interactive opportunities for kids. Hands on touch tanks allow children and adults to interact with marine organisms.
24631 Arch St, Newhall


Santa Clarita Aquatics Center
Three pools, including a 50 meter competition pool with a competition timing system, a 25 meter dive pool, and an activity pool complete with water play equipment and a 160 foot water slide.
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita


Fun Factory Games
Video games and prize redemption games to a background of thrilling lights and sounds.
24201 West Valencia Boulevard, Valencia

Arts & Crafts:

As You Wish Pottery
You and your child will find your inner artist here! Simply select a ceramic piece off their shelves, paint it and pick it up in a few days after it's been fired. Reservations suggested but not required.
24201 Valencia Blvd. Valencia

Color Me Mine
Another opportunity to paint with your child.
24300 Town Center Dr, Valencia

KidsArt Valencia website
KidsArt teaches week-long summer workshops from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon specializing in Anime/Cartooning, Figure Drawing/Portraiture, Cartoon Paper Sculpture, & Clay Sculpture. Summer fun while learning life-long skills give students wonderful projects to proudly bring home to share with family and friends.
23300 Cinema Drive, Suite 103, Valencia

Painting with a Twist
There is a family room here reserved for those 7 and over so families can enjoy painting on canvas together without disturbing adult guests.
19115 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita


What kid doesn't love to spend the day at the beach? These are an easy day trip from Santa Clarita.


Santa Clarita Lanes
When it's too hot to be outdoors, cool off with an exciting game of family bowling. Local's favorite Vincenzo's Pizza, as well as a variety of other hot foods and snacks, is available for hungry bowlers.
21615 Soledad Canyon Rd, Saugus

Valencia Lanes
24 automatic scoring lanes, the latest in video arcades, a full service pro shop, and restaurant. Bumpers and lighter balls are available for the kids.
23700 Lyons Ave, Newhall


Top Out Climbing
While this facility is geared toward adults, there are a few easy climbs for children. The minimum age to climb is 5, but the recommended minimum age to climb is 8.
26332 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita


Brave New World Comics
A family friendly environment where you'll find not only your favorite comics but also comic book signings and live pop culture events, role playing, table top gaming, CCGs and board games!
22722 Lyons Ave, Newhall

Horseback Riding:

Rainbow Ridge
661-538-9271 Kathy
Ride the trails for an hour or two or help out at the ranch grooming and caring for the animals all day at Rainbow Ridge. Located at Angeles Forest and Sierra Highways, the kids will love this wild west adventure. (Relocated from Agua Dulce.) Sunset rides available.
1701 Crystal Road, Acton

Indoor Playgrounds:

Billy Beez
Indoor slides, a ballistics arena, sports courts, tunnels, swings, and a soft toddler area for play.
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

House of Bounce
Fun for kids 10 and under. Activities include bounce stations, slides, a multilevel jungle gym, ball pools, and enclosed zip line. A toddler zone with soft play activities including a palm tree carousal. Ages up to 17.
24201 W. Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita

KID-CO Play & Learn Center
A fun place for children 6 month to 5 years old to play.
26529 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita

Scooter's Jungle
The adult-sized equipment encourages parents to play with their kids at this indoor "bounce house" play park.
28230 Constellation, Valencia

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park
There's a Kids Court here where the little ones can safely jump while their older siblings bounce around the main court. There's also an obstacle course where kids can climb, swing, balance and jump.
28656 The Old Rd, Valencia


Castaic Lake Recreation Area
At this lake you can rent boats, go swimming, fishing, and even overnight camping.
32132 Castaic Lake Dr, Castaic


Paintball USA
Children 10 and older may play paintball; children 8 and older may play splatmaster games. Rentals are available. Open weekends or for private parties of 20 or more by appointment.
4725, 15114 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita

Parks & Playgrounds:

Like we said, we love kids in Santa Clarita, so you'll find at least 20 parks with playgrounds in this valley! Follow the link for driving directions and park amenities.

Performing Arts

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Valencia, CA
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
The PAC hosts major celebrities and local performances, providing an intimate, yet comfortable, seating for 900. And they offer several "Almost Free" family shows!
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia

Skate Park:

Santa Clarita Skate & Bike Park
Skate the 75' Snake Run or try the double bowl, keyhole, low-rail or pyramid.
20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita


Yes, this is technically outside of our valley, but most certainly an easy day trip. Follow the link above for our local ski resorts, where you'll find plenty of areas to play in the snow during the winter months.

Theme Parks:

Here you'll find not only our local theme parks, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, but other Southern California theme parks as well.

The kids will love visiting the Santa Clarita Valley, a community designed for families. Special events, stores and salons just for kids, animal encounters, parks and so much more! Events for Santa Clarita kids are endless. Santa Clarita parents will find many options for family fun in the SCV. Find fun activities for any family member's interests on the Santa Clarita Guide--Santa Clarita, California's Official Local Guide. Santa Clarita families will have fun exploring all there is to do in the Santa Clarita Valley!

Updated June 10, 2018
Endorsed by
County of Los Angeles SCV Chamber of Commerce California Travel and Tourism Commission
In association with
SCV Tourism Bureau
© 2005-2022 Santa Clarita Guide LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Santa Clarita Guide" and "SCV Guide" are trademarks of Santa Clarita Guide LLC.
Contact Us * Privacy Policy * Site Map