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FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, SEPT 30-OCT 1, 2017




There are so many things to do this weekend. We hope this list takes you to a journey of adventure, and fun with your family, and may it include pumpkins and ponies.

20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

Sept 30 - 9am-6pm

Uderwood Family Farm's Annual Fall Harvest Festival begins on Saturday, September 30 and runs through the entire month of October! The festival kicks off with Friends of the Farm Weekend, featuring fire trucks, ambulances, members of the VCSO Bomb Squad with their bomb robot, VCSO SWAT members with SWAT tank type vehicle, Search and Rescue Snow Cat, K-9 Demonstrations, Disaster Action Response Team display (DART), Police Car, Police Motorcycle, Search and Rescue Displays, a Doze, and much much! There is also free displays outside the gate as well as the Bomb Squad bomb robot demos throughout the day. Pumpkin Drops are at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30 & the Sheriff's Department Pig Race at 1:00pm.

Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, the corn maze & hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig's Chicken Show, Kid's Corral & play area PLUS live bands including themed-weekend entertainment, the Animal Show, Pig Races & tons of open space & photo ops in the pumpkin patch! Don't miss the Pumpkin House, Pumpkin Basket, and the brand new Barrel Horses! There are also so many great photo opportunities!

There will be many vendors serving up delicious food such as Lion's Club hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn on the cob, pumpkin pie, Spencer/Makenzie's famous grilled fish tacos, shave ice, soft serve ice cream, kettle corn, cookies and many more homemade goodies.


Knott's Spooky Farm

8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA

Sept 30 - various times

This kid-inspired “spooky” celebration will feature trick-or-treating, a live show and costume contest with the Peanuts gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Kids can participate in Trick-or-Treating throughout Ghost Town, and interact with an array of spooky but friendly Shopkeepers. New this year, Stanley Scarecrow has opened the Livery Stable for guests of all ages to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico. The Timber Mountain Log Ride mystically converts into the Halloween Hootenanny by adding a new family-friendly twist to a park favorite. Other activities include karaoke, mask making, a costume contest party, a maze, exploring slithery, crawly critters, and more.​​


Spider Pavilion

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sept 30-Nov 26

9:30am-5:00pm

Let's get spooky with Spiders this weekend! Walk through fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web. Here spiders freely spin their spectacular webs for all to see. Spiders are some of the most amazing architects in the world – working with eight legs and some of the most high-performance building material known to man. Learn about the different designs and tactics each spider weaves with, and check out spectacular webs that range up to three meters in diameter.



Free days at National Parks

Multiple Locations

Sept 30

On September 30th, all National Parks are open to public with no admission fee. Enjoy a beautiful day at one of the parks, go exploring, and see if you can find the names for the plants you see.and tactics each spider weaves with, and check out spectacular webs that range up to three meters in diameter.


Forneris Farms

15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills

​Sept 30-Oct 31

10am-5pm

The Forneris Farm is known to be the most beautiful pumpkin patch in Los Angeles County. They have gorgeous varieties of pumpkins grown & harvested by the farm. Activities include tractor-pulled train ride around the farm, corn maze (4 acres), giant hay pyramid, pumpkin jumper, petting zoo, pony ride, and face painting. This farm accepts cash only. ​


Public Star Party

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sept 30 - various times

Look at the sun, moon, planets, and other objects with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers. The knowledgeable amateur astronomers share their equipment and answer questions about the sky. All viewing must be completed by 9:45pm.

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Coast Open Street Festival

Ocean Avenue, Main Street, Santa Monica

Oct 1 - 10am-4pm

Back for its second year, Santa Monica's Coast Open Streets Festival marries the open streets event concept with a robust cultural festival. This year, the City of Santa Monica is programming even more live music, interactive art, and local food for the public's pleasure. The route is two-miles long, making it easy to walk, bike, or skate throughout Santa Monica with great views of the Pacific along the way. The route is Ocean Ave from Wilshire south past City Hall, as well as all of Main Street to Pier Avenue.


Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Sept 30-Oct 31

10am-6pm

This weekend, take a train ride around the Irvine Park and watch ducks playing in the water, peacocks walking around, and go through a tunnel with silly pumpkin faces. Activities include hay rides, kid friendly haunted house, moon bounce, giant hay maze, pony rides, panning for gold, carnival games, cookie decorating, tractor racing, face painting, picture stand, and more!​


Wild Wonder Family Slumber

Los Angeles Zoo­

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sept 30-Oct 1

6:00pm-10:00am­

Gather your family, your sleeping bags, and get ready for an overnight adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo. This exciting indoor overnight includes a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, pizza/salad dinner, and an evening snack. Go to bed with a beastly bedtime story and sleep under cliffs and trees in our California Condor Rescue Zone. In the morning wake up with a walk in the Zoo and then enjoy a full continental breakfast. Finally, join for a meet and greet with some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals. This program is available to all families. If you love nature, the Zoo, and fun, this is the perfect program for you and your family!​


Beverly Hills Farmer's Market

9300 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Oct 1- 9am-1pm

The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is a weekly outdoor certified market which provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting. The market features special events such as a Kid's Zone, Cookin' Kids, Story Time, Community Services Department Showcase, Pie Bake a'la Beverly Hills and Piesta, PickleFest and hosts more than 60 farmers and vendors every week. There are specialty prepared foods that can be enjoyed at the market or taken home: gourmet tamales, French crepes, salads and a lot more! There is also a small petting zoo and the kids can take a pony ride for a minimal fee.


Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oct 1 - Oct 31

10am-4pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more—on weekends. Costumes are encouraged!


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