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FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, OCT 6-8, 2017


We have found you so many cool and fun things to do this weekend. May this list leads you to a memorable weekend with your family!


1. See Hocus Pocus on the big screen at El Capitan. Get in the Halloween Spirit at the El Capitan by adding a spooctacular back stage tour. You're in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It's a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth – but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat! This movie is Rated PG. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Oct 6th through Oct 15, Show times vary.

2. Friday nights, drop in for nostalgia in the back parking lot at Bob’s Big Boy (4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505) with your burger, shake and fries, as the classic car show rolls in. Also, be sure to show the kids the “Beatles Booth” where the Beatles grabbed a bite on a visit during their 1965 tour. Fri Oct 6th 4:00pm - 10:00pm [FREE]

3. The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802) for Free during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase. Please check the website for availability. Only Shark Lagoon is open and available for guests during the free events. Fri Oct 6th 6:00pm - 9:00pm [FREE]


4. Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns for a spooktacular season this year with a new “Nocturnal Adventure” maze and favorites like the Zoo’s “Animals and Boo” creepy crawler encounters, a puppet show, pumpkin-carving demos, special animal feedings and other family-oriented fun.Now through Oct 31 from 10am-5pm

5. It is Underwood Family Farm's Farm Country Weekend and it'll be down home fun on the farm complete with country and bluegrass music and a live-remote visit from favorite local station KHAY. You can see Heide on Horse, Jimmy the Banjo Cowpoke, and the stilt walkers from Jumbo Shrimp Circus! To receive a coupon for $5.00 off your admission on Farm Country Weekend, visit the main page of the website and click on the icon "Join Our Mailing List". Saturday and Sunday Oct 7th & 8th from 9:00am - 6:00pm

6. This Saturday, Hot Wheels Garage features at Automobile Driving Museum (610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245) displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with. A face painter, balloon artist and train rides are available for the kid’s enjoyment for free! Enjoy a day of activating the imagination while having a great time participating in fun activities. Then take a walk through the museum and stop in to the 1950’s themed Ice Cream Parlor for a special $2 kids sundae, vintage candy, popcorn and cookies! Sat Oct 7th 10:00am - 11:00am

7. Halloween begins early at Disneyland Resort. You will find spooky touches at every turn. Make a pit stop at the popular Cars Land hot-spot and get revved with Piston Cup star. Celebrate Luigi and Guido’s favorite holiday at the honkin’est dance party in Radiator Screams. Snap pics with Jack, Sally and other boo-tifully costumed Disney Characters, and much more! Now through Oct 31st, various times

8. The L.A. Greek Festival returns for a big fat block party featuring delicious Greek food, live music, dancing and more. This event hosted by Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson draws over 15,000 in attendance for a one-of-a-kind cultural experience on the block of Pico and Normandie where the Saint Sophia Cathedral resides (1324 South Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006). In addition to the amazing lineup of traditional eats and entertainment there will be Greek dance workshops. Opa! Tickets cost $5 per day but if you download this coupon here, you’ll receive $2 off which brings your ticket to just $3. Friday-Sunday Oct 6th through 8th. Check the schedule on the website.


9. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City (10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232) features a fun spooky space for families to celebrate Halloween featuring an interactive pumpkin village, straw maze, a giant rocking horse ride, Mr. Bones’ Super Slide, A Jumpin’ Pumpkin and much more. Friday Oct 6th through Oct 30th, 9 am-8 pm

10. Disney Junior brings its popular “Doc McStuffins” storytelling to Discovery Cube LA in the first-ever touring museum exhibit based on the Peabody Award-winning television series. The exhibit is designed to model “care and compassion” for kids ages 2-6 in immersive activities that reinforce the importance of health and well-being. The Exhibit allows young “doctors-in- training” to visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital where they can perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients while learning about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care. Now through Jan 15, 10am-5pm

11. Take the young ones along and have some free craftin’ fun on Saturdays at the Hart Museum (24151 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321) Grab the young’uns and mosey on up the hill in William S. Hart Park to the glorious hilltop Mansion, where you can not only take a free guided tour, but your young ones can have some free craftin’ fun! Set up right outside the Mansion’s back door, on the covered back patio, is the new weekly Crafterday Saturday craft table! The young ones can try their hands at simple crafts like making their own totem poles, designing their own rope art, making their own dream-catchers, and so much more! Activities are geared towards younger participants, but anyone who enjoys crafts will have a grand ol’ time! Sat Oct 7th 11:00am - 4:00pm [FREE]

12. Head out to your local Barnes and Nobles on Saturday for an event celebrating The LEGO Ninjago Movie! Build a LEGO Ninjago Dragon to take home, while supplies last and check out some of the exciting LEGO Ninjago sets. Sat Oct 7th 4:00pm - 5:00 pm [FREE]

13. This Saturday, Kidspace’s Arroyo Adventure will be glowing with ghouls, spooks, and mystery as you journey through the Haunted Arroyo, light yourself up with glow in the dark body paint, and learn how to make ghoul slime. Investigate how nocturnal animals live in darkness, create black light art, and become mesmerized with a special performance. The event will take place at The Robert's Pavilion (480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103). Sat Oct 7th 5:00pm - 8:00pm


14. If your child is a culinary master in the making or just loves to help out in the kitchen, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market (9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica) is the place to be this Sunday. Children will be introduced to fresh fruits and vegetables based on what’s in season. They will be able to taste the featured item of the month, learn about its health benefits, meet the farmer and get recipes that they can easily prepare at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Kid Zone includes pony rides and a petting zoo. Sunday Oct 8th 9am-5pm [FREE]

15. After a sneaky squirrel and ravenous rabbit ate last year’s prized pumpkin, the birds of South Coast Botanic Garden (ravens, owls, hummingbirds and hawks) have teamed up to save this year’s patch. They’ve secreted the pumpkins away to a clandestine location. Armed with your birdwatcher’s map, travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of the hidden abodes of our feathered friends and collect the clues left in their bird houses. The clues will lead you to the South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch. Now through Nov 30th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

16. Ryman Arts invites families to Make Your Mark in the Park event this Sunday. Ryman Arts students will be leading free drawing activities for everyone in the beautiful Grand Park (201 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). This is the 8th annual Make Your Mark in the Park event, and is the flagship event of The Big Draw LA, taking place right in front of the Los Angeles City Hall in Grand Park. It is a fun-filled, creative afternoon to celebrate Art by welcoming thousands of Angelenos to draw together. Sunday, Oct 8th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm [FREE]

17. This Saturday, Celebrate autumn at the Virginia Avenue Park Fall Festival. The activities include a petting zoo, storytelling, live music, pumpkin carving, a magic show, kiddie train rides, and more. The park is located at 2201 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Sat Oct 7th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm


18. This Sunday, it is the Opening Day celebration at The Wallis Annenberg Center (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., BH, CA 90210) for the Performing Arts and everyone is invited. Enjoy a day of dance, music, and theater. Activities include Dance Sunday with Debbie Allen and Friends at 12:00 pm, an outdoor concert by the Urban Renewal Project at 3:00 pm, and more. Check the website for more details. Sunday Oct 8th starting at 12pm [FREE]

19. Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, October 8th as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, Echo Park and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. Sunday Oct 8th 9 am- 4 pm

20. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you! Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. Now through Oct 31 [DISCOUNTED] (via Goldstar)

Want ideas for Halloween events in and around L.A.? Check out our Halloween page.


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