101 Fun Things to Do With Kids in the South Bay
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101 Fun Things to Do With Kids in the South Bay

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The sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and you’re looking for ways to fill your weekends with fun things to do with kids in the South Bay Los Angeles area! Good news! There are so many kids activities here that it was easy to make a list of kid friendly things to do year-round, for Spring Break, or Summer Vacation! It’s a South Bay Ultimate Guide of mostly outdoor ideas, that has kids jumping with joy, ready for adventure packed days of family fun activities!

The South Bay is known for some of the best beaches, best restaurants, and special events in Los Angeles County! And if it’s not in the South Bay, we are close to everything like theme parks, Aquarium of the Pacific, Natural History Museum, and even the LAX International Airport.

The South Bay is a great place to live or visit because there is always something to do! From farmers markets and street fairs, to festivals and concerts, there’s always something going on. And let’s not forget about all the great restaurants, shopping, and activities for kids, this laid-back beach vibe area is a must-visit place!

If you want to adventure out of the South Bay or looking for more ideas, check out our top things in the Fun Things to do section of our website or our local event calendar – Both updated often

Also, check out these Fun Things to do with Kids South Bay Guides:

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Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.

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Get ready for so much fun – Here’s the Ultimate Guide to 101 Fun Things to do with Kids in the South Bay

Fun Things to do Outdoors in the South Bay

South Coast Botanic Garden – Located in Palos Verdes: Marvel at over 70 acres of lush gardens and trails.

Related: The Best Botanical Gardens In Southern California

Wilderness park – Located in Redondo Beach : Enjoy a peaceful stroll with your family while admiring the local wildlife.

Related: South Bay Wilderness Parks and Easy Trails for Kids

Valmonte Farm & Garden – Located in Palos Verdes Estates: Discover the beauty of nature while picking fresh fruits and vegetables.

Related: 12 Best Kid Friendly Farms Near Los Angeles

Check out one of our a local Farmers Market – See what the South Bay has to offer in terms of local produce, flowers and artisanal goods at one of the many farmers markets located throughout Los Angeles & Orange County.

Madrona Marsh Preserve – Located in Torrance: Explore this nature preserve with winding trails and a variety of habitats.

Related: South Bay Wilderness Parks and Easy Trails for Kids

Abalone Cove Tide Pools in Rancho Palos Verdes : Spend the day exploring tide pools with your family and friends while learning about sea life.

Related: 11 Best Tide Pools In Los Angeles And Orange County

Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes Estates: Learn more about Southern California’s unique local wildlife, geology, and ecology at this educational center

Take a break from your everyday routine and enjoy the sunshine by exploring one of these great Parks & Playgrounds in the South Bay

Botanical Gardens in Southern California
South Coast Botanic Garden

Additional Outdoor Activities in the South Bay include:

Redondo Beach Pier
Redondo Beach Pier
  • Check out one of our South Bay Piers – Redondo Pier, Hermosa Beach Pier, and the Manhattan BeacFeed the ducks at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. Please note, If feeding ducks, please do not feed bread. Feed Lettuce, corn, grapes, oats, and rice.
  • Go Whale Watching in Redondo Beach 
  • Climb trees along the green belt wood chip trail
  • Sled the berms in the winter on the beach
  • Scooter, skate, or bike ride on The Strand
  • Hermosa Beach Skate Park
  • Harbor cruises from the Redondo Beach Pier
  • Walk the paved path up to the queen’s necklace in Palos Verdes Estates for jaw dropping views
Watching the Planes at LAX
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South Bay Wilderness Parks and Easy Trails for Kids
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  • Go for a hike at Terranea then sit out on the lawn and have lunch or ice cream
  • Averill Park in San Pedro has little lakes with lots of ducks, beautiful trees, a little waterfall and footbridge, and great big grassy hills to roll down.
  • Metlox Shopping Center in Downtown Manhattan Beach- outdoor space to run around
  • Clutter’s Park in El Segundo to watch LAX active runways and watch airplanes land/takeoff
  • Go Kart World
  • Rocketship Park – kids play and enjoy the view!
  • Hermosa Beach Pier 
  • Scootering at South Park
  • Southern California Live Steamers 
  • SUP – Stand Up Paddle Board in Redondo Beach 
  • Manhattan Beach Sand Dunes, bring trucks or beach stuff

Entertainment Venues in the South Bay

Related: Best Indoor Play Spaces in the South Bay

South Bay Splash Pad
The Coolest Splash Pads And Pools Around LA

Cool off In the South Bay

Related: The Coolest Splash Pads And Pools Around LA

Aquariums, Museums, and Historical Locations in the South Bay

When it comes to exploring, the South Bay has some really cool places to check out.

Related: Best Children’s Museums in Los Angeles & Orange County

Related: Guide To Southern California Zoos & Aquariums

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Located in San Pedro: Explore the fascinating array of sea life that inhabit the South Bay’s waters with interactive exhibits, labs, and more.

Battleship USS Iowa Museum – Located in San Pedro: Climb aboard one of America’s biggest battleships. Learn about the history of the mighty USS Iowa and take a tour of its decks.

Additional Places to go and explore in the South Bay

  • Torrance YMCA
  • Visit a local library
  • Rainforest Flora – Indoor tropical nursery to feed the turtles and koi fish. $1 bag to feed
  • Malaga Cove Library for Monday morning story-time
  • Dignity Health Sports Park (Home of LA Galaxy)
  • Looking Glass submarine 

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