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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Oct 18-20

Updated: Oct 23, 2019


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. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend includes Spooky Science at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Nights of the Jack, Odd Nights at The Autry, The Adventure of Peter Rabbit, Wild West Weekend at Underwood Family Farms, Pumpkin Nights at Fairplex, and much more!


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Pumpkin Nights

Fairplex

1101 W McKinley Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

Now - Nov 3rd


Experience new interactive Halloween experiences and festival activities at Pumpkin Nights at Fairplex. Pumpkin Nights transport guests into an enchanted world with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and seven Pumpkin Lands created with more than 3,000 artistically hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.


This event features seven immersive Pumpkin Lands, including: Forbidden Pumpkin City, Monster Mash, Great Pumpkin Hall, Maravilla Lane, Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Pumpkin Reef, Enchanted Pumpkin Forest, and the festival area – Pumpkin Central. Pumpkin Nights also features a fire show, an outdoor movie screening, a bounce house for the little ones, a variety of treats and drinks, and much more at Pumpkin Central.

Spooky Science

Monster Academy Presents the Great Haunt

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

11800 Foothill Blvd

Sylmar, CA 91342

Now - Nov 3rd

10 am – 5 pm


Creep around Discovery Cube Los Angeles, find clues, and solve riddles with your favorite friendly monsters as Spooky Science Presents: The Great Haunt featuring the Monster Academy. Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science resident monsters are teaming up to lead you on the Great Haunt – a special tour through Discovery Cube’s exhibits. The Monster Academy map of the Cube will guide you through a set of riddles and lead you to where each clue is located. If you solve the mystery, you will get your own special treat!


Odd Nights at The Autry

The Autry Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oct 18th

6pm – 11 pm


You are invited to Odd Nights at The Autry this Friday for a fun event featuring live music, food trucks, vendors, and a special kids area. Certain Museum galleries will also be open. Admission is $5 at the door; kids 12 and under are free.


Nights of the Jack

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302

Now - Nov 3rd

Various Times


Nights Of The Jack is an interactive, family friendly Halloween experience. Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns will amaze you as you make your way through the half-mile trail around King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. This Halloween wonderland features a live pumpkin carver, gift shop, top LA food trucks, and "The Spookeasy Bar", serving specially crafted Halloween cocktails, and tons of other “Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy!


Wild West Weekend

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Oct 19 - Oct 20

9 am - 6 pm


The weekend will be filled with all things cowboy! Wild West entertainment includes a kid's roping range, barrel horses, sidewalk swindles, stunt jugglers, stilt walkers, a banjo cowpoke, mime sheriff, a bullwhip show and even an old miner. 

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Now - Apr 4th 2020

1 pm


Storybook Theatre's version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale is hopping into Theatre West this Fall. As always at Storybook, there will be plenty of audience participation and singing and dancing. You can even expect audience members to join in a special version of “The Bunny Hop.” This funny version is specifically created to appeal to children and the whole family.


Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour

Chinatown’s LA Plaza Village

555 N Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Oct 17th - Oct 20th

Various Times


This fully immersive, multi-sensory, walk-through experience will take you around the globe with Hello Kitty and her friends. Explore the 10,000 square foot pop-up as you transport into Hello Kitty’s super cute world and embark on a journey to London, Paris, New York, Honolulu and Tokyo!


The Los Angeles Printers Fair

The International Printing Museum

315 W Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA 90745

Oct 19th – Oct 20th

10 am – 4 pm


The Los Angeles Printers Fair at the Printing Museum in Carson is the largest annual celebration of letterpress, book arts, and the paper in the West. With the backdrop of the Museum’s world-famous collection of antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 90 artistic vendors and 2,000 visitors to explore the creative worlds of handmade books and printing.


Exhibitors include some of the finest letterpress and printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond, offering custom posters, prints, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, decorative papers, and antiquarian books for sale. Throughout the Museum’s galleries visitors can also print their own keepsakes on antique letterpresses, have their name cast in printer’s type, make paper by hand, or even screen print their own shirt!

Family Festival: Manet and Modern Beauty

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Oct 19th


This Family Festival is a special event inspired by the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty. Travel back to 19th-century Paris as you savor the pleasures of French song with Jessica Fichot and other musical groups, make your own chic hat, and more. (Free)


CineMalibu: Hocus Pocus

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy

Malibu, CA 90265

Oct 19th

5 pm – 9 pm


Enjoy an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus this Saturday with your family. The movie begins at sunset. Before the film, enjoy food trucks, races and games, art activities, and more. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring blankets and chairs. Families are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and to also bring gently used costumes to be donated to a local charity. (Rated PG.)


Pumpkin Festival

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Oct 19th – Oct 20th

9:30 am – 5:00 pm


The 25th Annual Kidspace Children’s Museum Pumpkin Festival is happening this weekend. You can play carnival games, visit the pumpkin patch, make fall crafts, have your faces painted, enjoy live musical performances, and visit a petting zoo. Admission to the festival is free, but tickets are required for certain food and festival attractions.

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Ford Theatres

2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90068

Oct 19th – Oct 20th

10 am – 1 pm


Ford Theatres hosts a Día de los Muertos Community Celebration this weekend. The event honors the traditions of Mexican and native Mesoamerican cultures with daytime activities for the whole family. Enjoy craft activities live music, face painting, food, live mural painting, and more. (Free)


Sherman Oaks Street Fair

Ventura Blvd. from Kester to Van Nuys

Sherman Oaks, CA

Oct 20th

10 am – 6 pm


The 29th Annual Sherman Oaks Street features live entertainment, carnival rides and games, food, vendors, and fun. Also this year, enjoy “SOPOPCON” – a pop culture zone that will celebrate the influence of comics and everything pop culture.


Universal Studio Halloween

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Now - Nov 3rd


Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights starts early this year, and features the best special effects to bring pop cultures most famous movies and shows to life. Mazes include Stranger Things, Walking Dead and the new Ghostbusters experience. (Not recommended for kids under 13)


Knott's Spooky Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA

Now - Oct 31

Various Times


Starting this weekend, you can enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest and much more.


The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round will be hosting a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Party with a Vintage Cirque Sideshow. There will be a talented cast of eccentric performers along with other DJ entertainment and live music by Holy Crow Jazz Band. Other highlights include merry-go-round rides, strolling performers, cirque games, dance exhibitions, and more.



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