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Q&A: Brettso the Great – LA & Orange County’s Children Magician

October 24, 2023

We got to chat with Brettso the Great about his magical career! Brettso is a professional magician specializing in entertain children and family audiences. He’s performs over 200 magic shows a year for children’s parties, libraries, schools, and other family-friendly events across LA & Orange County.

Southern California Corn Mazes 2023

November 1, 2023

Find the best corn mazes in Southern California! Get lost in corn stalks over 10 feet tall, climb hay pyramids, and see if you can reach the end!

Southern California Pumpkin Patch Guide 2023

November 1, 2023

The ultimate list of pumpkin patches in Long Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles County, and beyond! Get lost in a corn maze, feed the farm animals, play games, go on rides, and hunt down the perfect pumpkin.

Kidsguide Fall/Winter 23-24 New Issue – Career Day

November 20, 2023

Welcome to Kidsguide’s Career Day! Our newest issue explores a world of wild, wacky, and wonderfully interesting careers. We show you places that inspire kids to dream big about who they want to be when they grow up—and now we want to hear about it from your kids!

Movie Theater Discount Days

August 24, 2023

Let’s face it, the cost of a movie theater trip nowadays can be scarier than a horror flick. But fear not, we rounded up movie theaters that offer epic discounts and deals!

Back-to-School Tips & Tricks!

August 10, 2023

Learn how to get your kids talking about their school day, find ideas for after school activities, homework station inspiration, focus strategies for schoolwork, ways to make reading fun, and what you can say to help kids feel their best.

16 End-of-Summer Fairs & Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss!

August 2, 2023

Step right up and join in on the festive farewell to summer! August is a whirlwind of nostalgic fairs and cultural festivals. Celebrate history and heritage, explore different cultures, fly kites, or how about a fun-filled day surrounded by Frenchies? Don’t miss these events that’ll make the last days of summer unforgettable.

National Night Out Events Near Long Beach & Orange County

August 1, 2023

National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across the nation come together to encourage a safe neighborhood. It’s celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of August. Meet local police officers, firefighters, public safety team, and even their four-legged colleagues including K9s and horses.

Need a Pool Day? Get a Day Pass to these Hotels!

July 18, 2023

Need a pool day to cool down? Or maybe you don’t want to deal with massive water parks? These local Southern California hotels offer a day pass to use amenities including pools, spas, beach access, and even fitness facilities that are normally reserved for hotel guests!

2023 4th of July Events in LA & Orange County

June 27, 2023

4th of July events in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda, and more!

2023 Outdoor Summer Movies in LA & Orange County

June 26, 2023

Enjoy summer movies in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Bellflower, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, OC Parks, Placentia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda, and more!

2023 Greater Long Beach & OC Summer Concert Guide

June 8, 2023

It’s music to our ears! Get ready to rock n’ roll your way through the ultimate lineup of outdoor summer concerts near LA and Orange County. We’ve rounded up the coolest cover bands and the best toe-tapping tunes for a fun summer night!

Kidsguide Summer Issue 2023

May 30, 2023

Kidsguide is doing what we do best: giving you information on hundreds of activities to make this summer memorable plus, combining it with the weird, wacky, and gross stuff we know your kids will love!

Super Bowl Activities for Kids

February 9, 2023

Keep the kids entertained during your Super Bowl watch party with these fun games and activities! Plus, check out the official team websites for even more fun activities for kids.

Simple Ways to Speak Your Child’s Love Language

February 7, 2023

What’s your child’s love language—words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, gifts, or physical touch? We’ve got the sweetest list of simple ideas to show your love in a way your child understands.

What’s Open on Christmas Day for Kids in Southern California?

December 15, 2022

What fun things do you have planned on Christmas Day? If you’re looking for a fun family outing, we’ve got you covered! Go skate around an ice rink, watch a new movie in theaters, or how about bowling?! Here’s a list of places that are open ON Christmas Day!

Holiday Shows & Performances 2022

October 18, 2023

Nothing beats being part of a live audience in a live show! This holiday season, enjoy classics like A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker or try something different like Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas or The Wonderful Winter of Oz!

Experience Gift Ideas for Kids

November 17, 2022

Looking to gift a fun experience this year? Here’s a list of 40+ ideas! From cooking classes and art lessons to specialty tours and memberships to your favorite family places — it’s gonna be a fun holiday season!

Kidsguide Fall/Winter 2022-23

November 3, 2022

We’ve dug deep into learning about your favorite kid-friendly attractions, scoured the corners of the web, and chatted with parents who’ve been there, done that – to bring you an issue full of insider tips!

Non-Halloween Events Happening in October

October 11, 2022

Looking for non-Halloween family fun? No worries, Kidsguide has you covered! There’s lots of events happening this month including new exhibits, live shows based off your favorite children’s books, fairs, festivals, and even free aircraft flights for kids!

Top Mini Golf Courses in LA & Orange County

August 16, 2022

The best mini golf courses in LA and Orange County. Looking for a little competitive family fun? Try mini golf! Great for kids of all ages (yes, even teens), and it’s a great way for entertain everybody for the day.

Pirate Fun in Southern California

July 14, 2022

Ahoy, Kidsguiders! You’ve found it, an entire treasure trove of pirate adventures in Southern California. Everything from spectacular events to piratey places that aarrgh sure to be a great time!

8 Things to Do at the OC Fair

July 12, 2022

There’s lots of fun things planned for every day with activities ranging from getting up close and personal with animals to checking out exhibits, shopping, and enjoying live performances.

Where Kids Eat Free in Long Beach & Orange County

July 1, 2022

With everything going up in price this summer, going out to dinner with the whole family might just blow that budget right out the water! We rounded up a list of local Southern California restaurants offering free meals and deals for kids!

4th of July Scavenger Hunt

June 22, 2022

Take a stroll around the neighborhood and see how many patriotic things your kids can find! Going out of town? Take this scavenger hunt on the road to keep kids busy during the car ride.

For Lauren Davis

June 22, 2022

This is a tough one, bear with me. Working closely with families and children over the years, I’ve come to learn a few things. I’ve met some amazing moms and… View Article

Don’t Miss the California Poppy Festival!

June 22, 2022

The California Poppy Festival is the City of Lancaster’s annual celebration of California’s state flower. This 3-day event honors the beauty of the poppy with live entertainment, amusement park rides, displays, festival food, live animal exhibits, and countless activities for all ages.

Upcoming Live Shows Your Family Will Love!

June 22, 2022

Check out these fun performances coming up around LA & Orange County for families and kids. From basketball trick shots and princesses to high-flying bugs and circus science — there’s something out there for every family!

Must-See Family Holiday Performances

June 22, 2022

There’s something about being in the audience of a live performance that makes the holiday season extra special. Here’s a round up of holiday shows, musicals, and plays showing all around Southern California. We’re also including all-time favorites, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker.

Christmas Boat Parades in LA & Orange County

June 22, 2022

Southern California loves to celebrate the holidays with one the best ways we know how — on the water! See hundreds of festively decorated boats and ships and they light up the harbors of LA & Orange County.

15 Questions to Encourage Gratitude in Kids

November 9, 2021

Sometimes, kids (and grown ups) forget all the amazing things and people we have in our lives. Here’s a list of conversation starters to get little minds thinking about all they have to be thankful for.

23 Fun Thanksgiving Traditions to Start This Year!

November 10, 2021

Turkey and feasting are go-to Thanksgiving traditions, but why not try something new or even non-traditional this year? Go on a Turkey Egg Hunt, play a family game, or watch old family videos. Here’s some ideas to get you started!

5 Ways to Prepare Kids for Daylight Saving Time

June 22, 2022

Fall back, spring forward, get an hour, lose an hour — no matter what time of the year it is, a Daylight Saving Time Sunday is bound to feel “off.” Here’s some tips to help ease the transition and avoid sleep-deprived meltdowns (from kids or parents), long school days, and routine changes.

Kidsguide Fall/Winter 2021

June 22, 2022

This issue contains the top goodies we’ve found that make parenting easier, kids (and parents) happier, life better. Plus, we’re backing it up with 161 fun outing ideas to have in your pocket, along with a list of people and organizations that can help when you need it.

Things To Do With Kids This Labor Day Weekend 2021

June 22, 2022

What’s there to do this Labor Day weekend? Besides firing up the grill, you could join the circus, taste food from around the world, go sunflower picking, or watch a super cool plane take to the skies!

35 After School Activities

August 10, 2023

Looking for ways to keep your kids engaged after school? We’ve got you covered! And we’re not just talkin sports—here’s a whole list of ideas you can do at home or within your neighborhood.

Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Join a Chorus

June 22, 2022

Does your child love to sing? Have them try singing in a choir or chorus! Stan DeWitt, Executive Director of the Long Beach Youth Chorus, talks to us about the positive impact choral singing has on kids and teens. He also answers your most frequently asked questions.

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