Oh the joys of parenthood!  There are times where you are just exhausted and want to stay home with the kids all day, then there are those days where you really need to get out!  We have two younger boys toddler age and we always find it tough to find places that are kid friendly, and safe for the little ones.  We have been in Los Angeles for a little over a year now and have found many different places to go with kids that are really great and entertaining for all.  Hope you can visit all this year, and let us know what you think!

  1. Under The Sea Indoor Playground



3871 Grand View Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90066


We love this place for play and parties!  We come here often to learn the kids play around and enjoy the magical wonders of the sea!  It is educational and very clean, which is a double bonus.  They are open late on Tuesday nights and have a great supportive group of moms that love to chat and exchange ideas about parenting.  Would highly recommend a visit!

 2. Kings Park



1000 N Kings Road

West Hollywood, CA 90069


This park is enclosed for the most part, except for the entrance, so very nice for speedy fast toddlers!  It has a little fountain with water that the kids can touch and play with, super zen and very beautiful.  It has a playground with a slide, mainly for smaller children though.  It comes with a waterfall on the side and bathrooms are accessible during the day, and are very clean.  My boys love it and sometimes other children leave their toys behind so if you forget to bring them it’s no big deal!

3. Roxbury Memorial Park



471 S Roxbury Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The park here has it all, a community center, tennis courts, practive walls, basketball court, volleyball, benches and views of the city.  Many bring extracurricular items like soccer balls, soccer goals, lawn bowling, bocce ball, baseball bats, gloves and balls, and anything sports related that will get your little one active and running around.

4. La Brea Tar Pits



5801 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036


You are going to love this park!  Pretty enclosed and family friendly, there are art classes your children can take, where they can paint and have a ball!  They also can run around the prehistoric mammals in tar pits to get a little history, and can play with the outdoor statues too!  Bathrooms are accessible and clean, and many times local schools will do field trips here, so filled with children and lots of fun.  They have vending machines near the bathrooms if you need a drink and a café as well that gives you access to food + drink for all.  The museums itself are kid friendly but I would recommend a stroller if you think they will wander.  Great place for kids and adults!

5. Griffith Park & Southern Railroad


4400 Crystal Springs Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Our boys absolutely LOVE this park!  There are train rides, old locomotive trains you can walk through and run around, a store with train memorabilia and little picnic areas for you to reserve for parties if you like, or just sit for a little picnic with your little ones.  I would highly recommend this place, but heads up, if your kids are super fans it is a hard place to leave!  Enjoy!

6. Travel Town Museum


travel town

5200 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Another big winner, this train museum is free to enter, and you only need to pay if you want to enjoy the rides.  It was founded in 1952, and the train collection is extension, really awesome for boys that love Thomas the Train, and all the other trains out there!

7. California Science Center



700 Exposition Park Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Check out this extensive museum that has labs for kids young and old to explore and learn more about science, making it fun!  They have different programs you can enroll in, the IMAX theater and have so many things to do that you will love.  Definitely worth checking out!

8. Zimmer Children’s Museum



6505 Wilshire Blvd #100

Los Angeles, CA 90048


LOVE this museum, would recommend calling in before to let them know you are coming!  This is really designed for children 8 and under, so what a great place to get out with your kids.  There are hands-on exhibits and family programs that you can explore with your family.  I think you will really love it.

9. Kiddie City



3825 S Bronson Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90008


I can’t say enough about the staff here, they are super nice and supportive, and VERY patient.  I would enroll in one of their programs just to get out of the house and hang with other moms & dads that are home all day with the kids.  There are so many things to go out and experience.

10. Kidspace Children’s Museum



480 N Arroyo Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103


This place is great for a regular visit, events, programs, birthday rentals, groups and news about the community.  There are outdoor playgrounds where the kids can walk around streams and play along the Storyteller boards to paint and also ages 10 and under with their caregivers.