From indoor playgrounds to outdoor playgrounds and even water playgrounds where you can splash around, you’ll find a little bit of everything right here in SoCal where you can take the kids for a day of fun or just feel like a kid again yourself. Here are seven of our favorite places that we think you’ll enjoy spending some time.
1. Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground is packed with tons of adventurous play structures including a treehouse, a sensory garden, and plenty of places for climbing and sliding. And, for those who love Legos, you'll even find giant-sized Lego blocks that can be assembled into all sorts of fun. Adventure Playground is located at 1 Beech Tree Ln., Irvine, CA 92612.
2. Urban Jungle Fun Park
Who says a playground has to be outside? Sometimes, some of the best playgrounds are indoors. One of our favorites is Urban Jungle Fun Park. Modeled after a modern metropolis, this urban playground will let you scale tall walls and buildings, jump around on a trampoline, and take a fast ride down a mega-long slide. You can find Urban Jungle Fun Park at 8711 N Magnolia Ave., Ste 300, Santee, CA.
3. Fletcher Cove Park
When it comes to a playground that the adults will love just as much as the kids, Fletcher Cove Park is always a hit. Located right on the beach and offering the most stellar view, this hidden gem is adored by locals and visitors who are lucky enough to find this place. You can find this cute little playground with a stunning ocean view at 111 S Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075.
4. Raging Waters
Spending some time at SoCal's best playgrounds wouldn't be the same without making a stop at some epic water parks. Raging Waters offers over 50 acres of fun ranging from epic water slides, a wave pool, and even a lazy river where you can float the day away. Raging Waters is located at 111 Raging Waters Dr., San Dimas, CA 91773.
5. Sand Dune Park
Sand dunes may not be the first thing that comes to mind when coming up with a list of playgrounds in SoCal, but after spending a little time at this local gem you'll see why it's a perfect addition to the list. Sand Dune Park, located at 33rd and Bell Avenue in Manhattan Beach, has been a fun place to play in the sand since 1964.
6. Queen Califia's Magical Circle
Wandering through this colorful playground is like being transported to a fairytale come to life. Queen Califia Magical Circle, tucked inside Kit Carson Park, is located at 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025. A perfect place for a delightful afternoon where you'll be surrounded by whimsical sculptures, this lovely playground will definitely bring out the kid in you.
7. Buccaneer Bay
Perfect for a day of splashing in the water, head to Buccaneer Bay inside La Mirada Splash where you'll find a wild and zany outdoor playground filled with silly waterslides and plenty of fun the whole family will enjoy. You can find Buccaneer Bay at 13806 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638.
Do you have a favorite playground in Southern California? We know there are quite a few that are worth a visit, so please help us add to our list. If you love exploring fun activities in SoCal that the whole family will love then you may also want to check out these
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1 Beech Tree Ln, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
8711 N Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071, USA
111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA
111 Raging Waters Dr, San Dimas, CA 91773, USA
Sand Dune Park, 3299 Bell Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025, USA
13806 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638, USA