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Top 12 Activities 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!

Amusements and Laser Tag:

Mountasia Family Fun Center
Mountasia Fun Center in Santa Clarita
Mountasia Family Fun Center Website
21516 Golden Triangle Road, Saugus
Mountasia Family Fun Center was awarded 2014's Best of the SCV by The Signal. This awesome entertainment venue offers exciting attractions including Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag, a Rock Wall, Video and Redemption Games and Lickity Split over-the-counter dining and ice cream!

Valencia Laser Blast
23460 Cinema Drive Unit C, Valencia
A multi-level, interactive arena with the latest and most accurate equipment, great sound & light effects, make this the best Laser Tag in Southern California. Located in the heart of Valencia. A great place for Kids birthday parties, corporate events & fundraisers. “Get off the couch and into the game!”

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

whale watching with kids

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
400 Main Street, Newport Beach
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!

William S. Hart Park Barnyard Zoo
24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall
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.


Santa Clarita Aquatics Center
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita


24445 Town Center Dr, Valencia


 KidsArt Valencia, CA
KidsArt Valencia website
23300 Cinema Drive, Suite 103, Valencia
661-260-1614 (FAX)
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. Call the studio to schedule a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS


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

Horseback Riding:

Rainbow Ridge
1701 Crystal Road, Acton
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.

Ice Skating:

Ice Station Valencia
27745 Smyth Dr, Valencia

Indoor Playgrounds:

Billy Beez
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

KID-CO Play & Learn Center
26529 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita

Scooter's Jungle
28230 Constellation, Valencia


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

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

Skate Park:

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


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 January 18, 2017
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