Things To Do With Kids in Irvine, CA

The city of Irvine has many facets, including its vibrant residential side with many family-oriented communities and plenty of kid-friendly attractions and things to do.

While you will find movie theaters, malls, sports fields, skate parks, bowling alleys, bounce parks, and other child-centric venues, there are some spots unique to Irvine and its neighboring cities you will not want to miss.

Destination Irvine

Boomers Irvine

3405 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 559-8336

Arcade games, batting cages, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, King Arthur's carnival, a rock-climbing wall and Buccaneer Cove, a pirate's themed water play area.

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Duff's Cakemix

827 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 504-4445

Duff's Cakemix is a do-it-yourself decorating studio founded by Food Network star, Duff Goldman. The studio offers access to kits, aprons, gloves, molds, stencils, how-to guides and other tools.


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Irvine Lanes

3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 786-9625

Southern California’s 40-lane premiere bowling center w/state-of-the-art automatic scoring & bumpers for the little ones.

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K1 Speed

17221 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 250-0242

Indoor go-kart racing provides an unforgettable team-building venue. Featuring private rooms for corporate events.

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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 428-3900

A magical, interactive "city" where children have an opportunity to play grown-up by going to work, buying groceries, visiting the doctor and collecting their pay from an ATM.

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Tanaka Farms

5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 653-2256

Tanaka Farms is a living reminder of Irvine's agricultural past. An organic, family-run operation that, offers year-round, hands-on tours of its gardens and U-Pick Pumpkin Patch in the fall.

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The Escape Game

655 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 541-9165

The Escape Game is America’s premier provider of uniquely premium escape rooms. You and your team will enter an immersive environment where you’ll have 60 minutes to follow clues, solve puzzles, and complete your mission!

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Wild Rivers Waterpark Irvine

10000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 749-1900

Southern California’s favorite waterpark is back and open in a brand-new location, that’s bigger and wilder than ever before. Located in Orange County, within Irvine’s The Great Park, Wild Rivers is reestablishing itself as the premier waterpark in the region.

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    1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802

    (714) 781-7277

    Visit the original theme park that started it all, Disneyland! The happiest place on earth keeps on getting happier - with the recently launched Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and new installments coming up in Tomorrowland and Toontown.

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    Knott's Berry Farm

    8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

    (714) 220-5200

    Knott's Berry Farm is a 57-acre theme park located in Buena Park, California, owned and operated by Cedar Fair. In 2015, it was the twelfth-most-visited theme park in North America and averages approximately 4 million visitors per year. The park features 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, dark rides, and water rides.