Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Inland Empire
Best Places for Kids in the Inland Empire region!
The best places to take kids in the Inland Empire, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in the Inland Empire! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Castle Park features 25 acres of family fun and excitement, making it the best amusement park in Riverside. Featuring 35 unique rides and attractions, four 18-hole Miniature Golf courses, and an arcade with state-of-the-art video games, we feature BIG fun for everyone in the family! Join us for one of our many special events including our spooky Halloween transformation into Castle Dark. There's something for everyone with our family dining options, rides, mini golf, Buccaneer Cove water play and Riverside amusements, and year round fun!
March Field Air Museum
The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum near Moreno Valley and Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. EXPLORE humanity's reach for the skies, and the pivotal role of Riverside's historic March Field in the development of flight. SEE early aircraft including the 1903 pioneer which launched the era of powered flight, World War II bombing icons and Cold War fighters, an MQ-1 Predator. and more. FINDsomething for everyone in your family at the March Field Air Museum. Open Tuesday through Sunday year-round!
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
We are a real working polyculture farm that provides hands-on, guided tours to visitors of all ages. On-site produce stand open to the public. Guided tours by reservation offer visiting groups the opportunity for hands-on farming activities such as milking a cow and harvesting in the garden. Our produce stand is "beyond organic" and self-serve and is open to the public Mon-Sat 9am-sunset. CSA- Community Supported Agriculture program. Volunteer opportunites Mon-Sat. Educational Workshops year-round.
Riverside Dance Academy and Performing Arts
Riverside Dance Academy and Performing Arts is creating a positive atmosphere for Dance and the Arts. Our Academy offers a wide variety of dance classes as well as performing arts classes. Our highly trained staff has so much to offer to each and every student. Our quality of instruction has prepared many of our students to be selected for roles in Circ de Soleil, Disneyland Parades and shows, Junior University, Civic Light Opera, Inland Dance Theater as well as aiding students to acquire dance scholarships in major universities and many professional dance schools and companies in the United States and abroad. Here at RDA, our main focus is Classical Ballet which is the foundation of every type of dance.Although, we strongly recommend classical ballet, we encourage students to take additional types and styles of dance to broaden each students capabilities and knowledge of dance and the arts. RDA is a strong dance studio and performing arts choice and will create a positive learning experience for all students involved.
California Citrus State Historic Park
This park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of this industry's role in the history and development of California. The park recaptures the time when "Citrus was King" in California, recognizing the importance of the citrus industry in southern California.
Splash Kingdom Waterpark- CLOSED
Splash Kingdom features three premium entertainment destinations in one: Splash Kingdom Waterpark, Splash Kingdom Trampoline Park, and Upper Deck Sports Lounge. Stay cool while floating around the lazy river on a Summer afternoon at Splash Kingdom, host a birthday party at the trampoline park with your closest friends or catch the game at Upper Deck. There is always a good time at Splash Kingdom!
Chino Youth Museum
Interactive learning to foster a better understanding of tomorrow through appreciation of yesterday and today.
Stars of Tomorrow
Stars of Tomorrow Children's Theater is an energetic organization committed to improving the quality of life for children,
teens and their families by teaching them to understand all the aspects of theater and by expanding their awareness of all the
arts, leading to more opportunities of self-expression and creativity.
We believe art, fun, and education must work hand-in-hand to cultivate young minds. Our mission is to educate, entertain and
enrich the lives of young people by providing them with the opportunity to participate in theater experience in order to develop
confidence, responsibility, team-work, a greater sense of self and a greater sense of community.
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain in Big Bear
The Magic Mountain Recreation Area at Big Bear Lake, home of the world-famous Alpine Slide, offers family fun activities year round. In
the summer there is a cool water slide and in the winter there is plenty of fun snowplay. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is open all
year and is Southern California's only authentic bobsled experience. Begin with a scenic chairlift ride to the top. From there,
riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball bearing wheels, down their choice of two
quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightways. There are a variety of attractions at the
recreation area, which include year round operations of the go-karts and an 18 hole miniature golf course. The nine Cam-Am racers
feature 5.5 horsepower Honda motors and the miniature golf course offers 18 exciting holes complete with breaking greens and water hazards. Parents can join in the fun or enjoy soaking up the sun on the spacious lawn and two sun decks. The double water slide operates during the summer months, taking riders down two twisting and turning flumes filled with refreshing, cool water, before dumping them with a splash into the heated pool at the bottom.
Pump It Up - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Pump It Up is where every day's a party. Whether you're looking for the best 100% private kids birthday party or bounce house fun, we've got everything.
Skull Canyon Ziplines
ENJOY NATURE ON 160 ACRES OF FUN, FUN, FUN! Adventure outfit offering high-speed zip-line courses amid scenic mountain terrain.
Child's Play-Temecula- CLOSED
Child's Play is a family owned indoor playground and birthday party center designed for children ages 6 months through 6 years.
Child's Play offers hours of Open Play and private Birthday Parties!
Child's Play's mission is to provide a safe, clean, spacious, colorful and fun place for toddler entertainment.
At Child's Play we encourage children and a stay and play adult to discover their imagination, improve their motor skills, and interact with other children while having lots of fun.
Child's Plays unique indoor facility offers a variety of play houses, climbers, slides, tunnels, rockers, cars, dress up, soft play equipment, roller coasters, a ball pit and even an infant area designed just for the little little ones.
LA Kings Icetown
Ice skating rink in Riverside, California. It is a Premier International Training Facility offering public skating as well as lessons for figure skating , hockey and more!
Yucaipa Regional Park
Yucaipa Regional Park, with panoramic views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Mount San Gorgonio is located near Oak Glen, Redlands and mountain communities.
It offers a wide range of outdoor recreation including: fishing in three lakes, a swim complex with dual flume water slides, and sandy beach area (open Memorial Day through Labor Day). Camp surrounded by scenic vistas - and there are beautifully appointed large group shelters holding up to 350 people with built-in grills and running water. Open picnic tables and grills are plentiful throughout the park. And you can toss horse shoes year-round as well as play disc golf, too!
Founded in 1971, Tom’s Farms started with a 3,500 sq. foot produce stand selling fresh fruits & vegetables. In 1974 Tom added Tom’s Old Fashion Hamburger stand on the property. Eventually, in 1995 open the 50,000 sq. ft. furniture store. Today, the property has grown to include a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions for family entertainment.
Staying true to Tom’s original core values, the produce is still fresh, the people are still genuine, and visitors are always welcome. Tom wouldn’t like it any other way.
Fiesta Village Family Fun Park
Waterpark, Go-Karts, Roller Skating, Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, Arcade and more! We are always celebrating FUN with lots of specials and events so come celebrate with us! Our birthday parties are affordable and customizable! We have many themes to choose from such as Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Waterpark, Mini-Golf and more!
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is a place of learning and discovery for all ages. The mission of the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is to convey scientific and cultural knowledge, and to teach respect and responsibility toward the earth and its inhabitants At JMDC there is NO ADMISSION FEE and NO PARKING FEE to visit 9 acres of botanical gardens with over ten dinosaur sculptures!
World Museum of Natural History
The World Museum of Natural History contains outstanding systematic displays of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Specimens prepared by sculpture and freeze-dry taxidermy are displayed in a lifelike manner.
Also on display is one of the world's largest and finest collections of mineral spheres. Rounding out the displays are gems and minerals, fluorescent minerals, meteorites and tektites, petrified wood, shells, American Indian artifacts, and contemplative stones (Suiseki).
Southern California Railway Museum
Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Ride streetcars, interurban electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway. Visit the Museum’s collection of more than 200 streetcars and railway vehicles to experience the early days of electric, steam, and diesel railway transportation in and around Los Angeles.