Family-Friendly Itinerary

Not only does Irvine have an outstanding school district, it’s also flourishing with recreational activities to cater to every child's varied hobbies and interests. Parents can join the fun with this list of amusements we picked out for you and your family.

Today’s most popular pastime is virtual and augmented reality rides. Odyssey VR and Fire Loop VR provide premium content gamers can enjoy solo or with friends. Fire Loop VR’s haptic and tactile feedback vest allows for a full sensory experience, while Odyssey VR’s in house DJ makes it an ideal place for parties while enjoying the rides and games.

For an interactive outdoor experience, OC Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab educates visitors on horticulture, featuring a butterfly garden and chicken coop, amidst raised-bed gardens, fruit trees and solar and wind-powered lights.

Pretend City aims to make learning fun through purposeful play, role playing, hands-on activities and educational programming, through its 17 interactive exhibits designed as a small, interconnected city.

Creativity lives at Duff’s Cakemix located at the Irvine Spectrum, where kids can design their own cake or by using the instructional kits complete with fondant, buttercream and more. The studio provides the tools, aprons, gloves, molds, cutters, piping bags, as well as supervision from Duff’s friendly staff.

Children can also exercise their muscles with The Spectrum Climber, a 3-dimensional climbing sculpture standing 18 feet tall, 49 feet wide, with 75 platforms. Take your experience to new heights with views of the city by riding the Giant Wheel and remember to hop in the revamped Carousel.