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Fun Things To Do With Kids in and Around Los Angeles This Weekend, Oct 12-14

There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Activities to do with kids this weekend include Boo at the LA Zoo, Underwood Family Farms' Fall Harvest Festival, Original Farmer's Market Fall Festival, Oktoberfest on the Pier, Night of the Jack, Kings Queens and Castles at Bowers Museum, and much more!

6333 W. Third Street.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Oct 13 & 14

11 am - 7 pm

Join the Original Farmer's Market for their free Annual Fall Festival at the Original Farmer's Market. Activities include Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patchand Game Zone, Petting Zoo, All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Pumpkin Carver Arthur, Harvest Knot Workshop, Pedal Puller Races, World Famous Pie-Eating Contest, and much more. Live entertainers and strolling performers are also on site during the festival.

Boo at the Zoo, LA Zoo, Fun With Kids in LA

LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Now – Oct 31st

10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more.

Lion Garud, Discovery Cube Orange County, Fun With Kids in LA

The Lion Guard: The Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Now – Jan 13th

Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends! Train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the balance of the Circle of Life. Enjoy hands-on activities and imaginative play and discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard.

Underwood Family Farms, Pumpkin Patch | Fun With Kids in LA

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Now – Oct 31st

9:00am - 6:00pm

Underwood Family Farms hosts its 21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival now through October 31st. Weekend Festival admission includes tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, Pig Races, Animal Show, Pumpkin House, Pumpkin playhouse, live music and entertainment, access to Pick-Your-Own fields and Pumpkin Patch, Animal Center including Bee Barn, hay pyramids, Fun Hill, Kid's Corral, Farmer Craig's Chicken Show, Combine Slide and more! For information on activities included with weekday admission as well as ticketed attractions and prices, please visit the admission & tickets page.

Disneyland, Holloween in Disneyland | Fun With Kids in LA

Disneyland Resort

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Now - Oct 31st

Various Times

The Spell Is Cast… Halloween has started early this year at Disneyland. Visit “Radiator Screams” to see some of your fave characters decked out in hilarious Haul-O-Ween costumes. Or join Rocket in his race to rescue a fellow Guardian during this daring Halloween adventure.


OZ at Nine O'Clock Players Theatre - FUN WITH KIDS IN LA



The Great Pumpkin Hunt | Fun With Kids in LA

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Now - Nov 30th

Various times

Locate birdhouses inhabited by parrots, owls, woodpeckers and hawks to collect their clues and find the hidden pumpkin garden. Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. Remember to wear comfy clothes and shoes for outdoors and take a water bottle!

The El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Oct 12th - Oct 21st

Get in the Halloween spirit by celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus. Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre conjures up this frightfully fun tale of the sinister sisters who return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally summoned by three unsuspecting young pranksters. Filled with bewitching laughs and magic, this hilarious film is perfect for the whole family.

Santa Monica Pier

380 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sun Oct 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm

Pier del Sol is an exciting and unique day of fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. You can enjoy an exclusive VIP brunch featuring mouthwatering tastings from over 35 of L.A.’s top Chefs and restaurants, entertainment, music, arts & crafts, games, and unlimited rides at Pacific Park. Also join in celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all.

Sanrio Pumpkin Patch at Tanaka Farms | Fun With Kids in LA

5380 3/4 University Dr.

Irvine, CA 92612

Now - Oct 31st

Find the perfect pumpkin for the season with your Sanrio pals at Tanaka Farms! This pumpkin patch features a corn maze, wagon ride around the farm, petting zoo, launching pumpkins into the hills, u-pick veggie patch, and acres of fun!

Spider Pavilion, Natural History Musuem | Fun With Kids in LA

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Now - Nov 25th

10 am - 5 pm

Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web. Explore the pavilion and walk through a maze of orb weavers and their intricate webs, and hear stories about these remarkable creatures as you wander around the Spider Den to see spiders in enclosed habitats.

Bob Baker's Halloween Spooktacular | Fun With Kids in LA

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 West First Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Now - Nov 4th

Various times

Halloween Spooktacular is a delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Following each performance, you are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of the charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy

Calabasas, CA 91302

Oct 11th – Nov 4th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

The immersive experience showcases thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch. Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes, and animated characters. In addition to the attractions, there will be seasonal food and beverage offerings from some of LA’s top food trucks and vendors. Nights Of The Jack is a Halloween event tailored for all ages.





Kings Queens and Castles at Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Now - Feb 18th

Bowers Kidseum will play host to Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. This innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Kings, Queens & Castles invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play. Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements.

Knott's Berry Farms

Buena Park, CA 90620,

Now - Oct 31st

The world's first, largest and most frightening Halloween theme park event is full of killer new surprises in 2018. If you dare, walk through the Ghost Town streets where bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the foggy streets. Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed. With 14 haunted attractions and more than 1,000 monsters roaming the park and lurking in the fog, whatever nightmarish thing you're imagining, it's at Knott's Scary Farm. (Not recommended for kids under 13)





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