Santa Clarita offers many types of attractions designed for families. From a variety of Santa Clarita golf courses, theme parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain, historical sites, and a world-class aquatic center; to luxurious day spas, outdoor recreation areas like Castaic Lake and Placerita Canyon, acres of parkland, animal sanctuaries like the Gentle Barn and Gibbon Conservation Center and over 70 miles of paseos and trails. There are plenty of fun things to do in Southern California, all within an easily-accessible area. For those looking for free things to do in Santa Clarita, check out our parks, trails, museums, outdoor concerts and other fun attractions and family activities.
Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find Southern California attractions suited to each and every member of your family. Explore the many options below:
Mountasia Family Fun Center &
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant
21516 Golden Triangle Road
Mountasia Santa Clarita is an awesome 7-acre entertainment destination for kids of all ages. Featuring Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant (yes….it’s just like you remember with the Pig’s Trough, The Zoo, the GIANT Jawbreakers and more!), two 18-hole miniature golf courses (with 9 wheelchair accessible holes), go karts, bumper boats with squirters, baseball & softball batting cages, Lazer Tag, a 20’ rock climbing wall, and a huge video & redemption game arcade complete with a giant prize area. Mountasia Santa Clarita is the place to go when you’re looking for fun things to do in Southern California.
Sky High Sports
28656 The Old Road
Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center. Whether you flip forward or flip backward, you will definitely flip out for Sky High Sports! It’s an amazingly fun option when you’re looking for things to do in Southern California. You can free-bounce and do tricks all day, or you can join in some organized activities, like trampoline dodgeball. As long as you like to bounce, this trampoline park is for you. Everyone is welcome. All trampoline floors. All trampoline walls. Special Kid Zone for little jumpers under 52 inches. Private court available for rental (fits up to 24 jumpers). Adult lounge with plasma TV’s & free Wi-Fi.
Ice Station Valencia
27745 Smyth Drive
Being home to more than 95,000 square feet of ice and family entertainment, Ice Station Valencia is the coolest place to have fun in Santa Clarita. The facility offers three ice rink surfaces (NHL, Olympic and studio size rinks), video arcade, dance studio, pro shop, banquet/private rooms and full-service grill restaurant. Ice Station Valencia offers Public Ice Skating, Snow Play, Ice Hockey, Lessons, Parties, Broomball, Group Events, Fundraisers, Summer and Winter Camps, Rink Tours, and more. It’s the perfect place to maximize your Southern California vacation!
Castaic Lake Recreation
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Family fun awaits at Castaic Lake and Recreation Center! 9,000 acre park featuring many of your favorite water and outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, jet skiing, kayak rentals, swimming and mountain biking. Events at Castaic Lake include Movies at the Lake, Night Float Tube Fishing, Moonlight Fishing, Moonlight Kayak, and much more.
For a day filled with adventure during your Southern California vacation, pack a picnic lunch and head out to Castaic Lake for fun in the sun! Castaic Lake is a beautiful state water reservoir located just north of Santa Clarita off Interstate 5 Freeway. Family camping in RV’s or tents is available. Castaic Lake and Campground Maps Add a visit to Castaic Lake to your Southern California event calendar today.
Valencia Laser Blast
23460 Cinema Drive
Come enjoy this unique, multi-level, interactive arena, filled with great sound & light effects. Play with state-of–the-art phasers that are super accurate. Boy or girl, young or old, your adrenaline will get going and you’ll have a great time. Open Tuesday-Sundays and holidays. They also offer party packages!
Color Me Mine Valencia
24300 Town Center Drive
This is the Best Place for Kids and they’ve got fun for the whole family! Friday nights are Pajama Nights so check out their website for monthly themed events! Thursday nights are for the ladies and its BYOW. That’s right Ladies, it’s Bring Your Own Wine to Color Me Mine. What’s more fun than painting on a night out with your gal pals? Doing it with 15% off any bottle of wine from next door Valencia Wine Company. They will uncork any bottle, just bring your receipt from Color Me Mine Valencia. Remember the Family Fun in Santa Clarita starts at Color Me Mine!
25850 McBean Parkway
Pinot’s Palette is the upscale “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” destination in Santa Clarita where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings. Celebrate Girls’ Night Out, Double Date Night, Birthdays, Bachelorettes, Anniversaries, and more! Pinot’s Palette Valencia offers a variety of wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. *BYOB is not available at this location.* All customers must be 21 or over with valid I.D.
Paint A Dream
24201 Valencia Boulevard
Spend quality time with the kids or your friends and bring out the Picasso in each of you! This is the perfect place to create timeless crafts during your Southern California vacation with hundreds of pre-made ceramic trinkets, dishes and seasonal creations. Paint your dream, gloss and finish and voila! Your masterpiece is yours to keep forever.
Top Out Climbing
26332 Ferry Ct
Home to some of the most impressive climbing and bouldering terrain on the west coast, this 11,500 square foot facility has something for everyone and is sure to be a blast for the whole family! This indoor recreation facility offers some of the most diverse and exciting indoor rock climbing terrain. The walls will challenge beginners and advanced climbers mentally and physically, and will leave you going home with a wonderful workout and a smile on your face.
- Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX
24435 Town Center Drive
(661) 260-2960/ (847) 462-7342 x170
We Rock the Spectrum
26063 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Indoor all inclusive sensory gym, which includes ziplines, trampolines, swings & more!
24631 Arch Street
A small nonprofit interactive learning center dedicated to teaching the community about our oceans and its inhabitants. Open weekdays – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 3:30pm-5:30pm and on weekends 3:30pm-5:30pm.
28230 Constellation Road
Scooter’s Jungle is your destination for private family fun in a safe, clean, creative environment offering worry-free birthday parties, open play, fundraisers, team events, and homemade pizza. Our award winning facilities offer the best equipment right-sized for kids and parents to play together for an active, memorable, and fun filled experience where everyone is treated like Jungle royalty. Bring the whole crew during your Southern California vacation for some unforgettable family fun!
Santa Clarita Lanes
21615 Soledad Canyon Road
This is the perfect family hot spot offering bowling, Watch & Wager off- track betting, arcade games, piping hot Vincenzo’s pizza (a local favorite) and fun for the entire family! Consider Santa Clarita Lanes as “Party Headquarters” for birthdays, sports teams, schools, companies, fund-raisers, holiday functions, family get-togethers, reunions, Southern California vacations and much more!
23700 Lyons Avenue
Come on down and experience the ultimate in family entertainment with 24 automatic scoring lanes, the latest in video arcades, pool tables, full service pro shop and eatery.
15112 Sierra Highway
Paintball USA is an outdoor game park that is open every weekend. Some of the 13 arenas at this popular Southern California attraction include; Air Ball, Hyperball, Woodsball, The Maze, The Fields of Iraq & Afghanistan, WWI Trenches & Ravines and Sand Dunes that will give any player the best paintball experience ever!
Visit nearby Heritage Valley
Experience the natural wonder of Southern California’s last pristine agricultural valley nestled along the banks of the free-flowing Santa Clara River in Southern California’s Ventura County. This area incorporates the communities of Fillmore (home of the Fillmore Western Railway), Piru, Santa Paula and the national landmark of Rancho Camulos. Here you may ride historical trains, visit train depots of our ancestors or discover the goodness of farm fresh foods and down home hospitality. If adventure is your style, take flight in the cockpit of a restored antique airplane or venture the valley in a hot air balloon. There’s something special for every member of the family to experience during your Southern California trip.
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
The Lancaster JetHawks Professional Baseball Club is the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros. Since their inaugural season in 1996, the JetHawks have produced over 100 Major League baseball players while offering affordable family fun to residents & visitors of Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley. The JetHawks play 70 home games each season at The Hangar (not including playoff games) and boast great promotions such as gate giveaways, fireworks, club nights, and discounted food and drink nights.
If you and your family love enjoy wildlife watching, Santa Clarita is home to the Gentle Barn farm sanctuary, the Shambala Preserve, Placerita Nature Center and many other animal attractions. Check out all the options here.
As far as family fun, Six Flags Magic Mountain is the roller coaster and ride capital of the world! Learn all about this thrilling theme park and its next door water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, here.
If arts and culture are more your style, Santa Clarita theater options include the Canyon Theatre Guild and Repertory East Playhouse, plus we’ve got galleries, art events and all kinds of other activities. Check out all the Santa Clarita arts options here.
If you and your brood enjoy the outdoors, Santa Clarita recreation options abound. From Castaic Lake to Placerita Canyon to the many Santa Clarita trails, there are all kinds of outdoor excursions to keep you moving.