Spring break is around the corner and there’s plenty for kids to do in Los Angeles without breaking the bank in hotel and travel fees. From action-packed activities to all-inclusive family fun centers, Los Angeles is rich with fun spring break activities both kids and parents can enjoy. Get your kids away from the TV with go-kart racing, laser tag or even a game of miniature golf. Cash in those vacation days or play hookie from work and enjoy one of these fun spring break activities for kids in Los Angeles for each day of the week your kids are out of school.
13943 Balboa Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Your kids are going to learn to drive at one point or another so they might as well get a head start with a visit to the race tracks. MB2 Raceway is an LA hot spot for high-speed indoor go kart racing. The race track is flexible, allowing for frequent layout changes which make every race just as exciting as the last time you were there. It’s challenging enough for an avid racer but easy enough for even a rookie to navigate. With only 10 racers on the track at a time, the wait to race can be as long as hours during peak racing hours. There’s an arcade to keep you busy, but the quality time bonding with the family makes the entire experience worth it.
Mountasia Family Fun Center
21516 Golden Triangle Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
With so many activities to choose from, you and your kids can easily spend hours at Mountasia Family Fun Center. Enjoy a little family competition in a game of miniature golf or on the go kart track. Get lost in the arcade games while waiting for bumper boats or laser tag. Hit a few home runs at the batting cages before unleashing your inner Spiderman on the Rock Wall. Then top it all off with old-fashioned candy from Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, voted the kid-friendliest restaurant in town by local residents. Mountasia is packed with loads of fun the whole family can enjoy.
Ultrazone Laser Tag
14622 Ventura Blvd., Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
If you love laser tag as much as Barney Stinson, then Ultrazone Laser Tag is calling your name. Laser tag is the perfect activity for kids you’d normally find glued to their video games. Laser tag encourages kids to be more active by bringing their video game experience to life inside a dark labyrinth that transports them into an alternate world more exciting than any video game. A single game of laser tag runs about 30 minutes but the adrenaline is so addicting that most families end up playing two or more games before heading back out to reality.
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Another great place for a family outing during spring break is the California Science Center at Exposition Park close to downtown Los Angeles. Stimulate your children’s curiosity through the world of science. The Discovery Room in the World of Life exhibit is a great place to start for a more interactive, hands-on experience, especially if you have kids under seven years old. Get up close and personal with exotic animals or explore various habitats while strolling through the Ecosystems exhibits. Admission is free for the center’s standard exhibits but prices may vary for special attractions and temporary exhibits.
City Year Spring Break 2014
10202 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Date: April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.
City Year Spring Break (Destination: Education) is a huge gala fundraiser for the non-profit organization committed to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed through mentorship, after-school programs and in-class tutoring. The fundraising event is very family focused and features fun-filled activities geared toward children over 10. The event draws in tons of supports from local celebrities, big brands and well over 1,000 guests from the Los Angeles community. There’s plenty of food, live music and interactive games the whole family can enjoy. Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend.
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